Six Devalokas; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Six Devalokas means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Six Devalokas in Buddhism glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

According to the tradition preserved in the Abhidharmakosha of Vasubandhu (3 cen. CE), the standard Abhidharma and cosmological terxt studied in Tibet, there exist six Devalokas, or levels of the astral plane, inhabited by the Devas or gods:

  1. Chatur-maharajika,
  2. Trayatrimsha,
  3. Yama,
  4. Tushita,
  5. Nirmanarati,
  6. and Paranirmitavashavartin.

These six Devalokas, comprising the divine part of the Kamadhatu, are depicted as heaven-worlds and celestial paradises.

Source: Google Books: The Golden Letters

Relevant definitions

Search found 3087 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Devaloka
Devaloka (देवलोक).—heaven, paradise; देवलोकस्य चर्त्विजः (devalokasya cartvijaḥ) (prabhuḥ) Ms.4...
Six Worlds
The wheel [of the Bhavacakra] is divided into six sections which represent the Six realms (or W...
Six Indriyas
Or Six Internal Bases, or Six Sense organs, or Six Places. They are eye, ear, nose, tongue, bod...
Six Spheres
Six Spheres:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit ṣaḍviṣaya def...
Six Obstacles
Six Obstacles:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit samādhyāvar...
Six Tastes
Six Tastes:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit rasa defined i...
Six Roots
Or Six Sense organs, see Six Indriyas.
Six Recollections
Six Recollections:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit anusmṛt...
Six Yoginis
Six Yoginīs:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit ṣaḍyoginī def...
Six Destinations
Six Destinations:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit gata def...
Six Elements
Six Elements:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit gata defined...
Six Entrances
see Six Places and Six Indriyas.
Six Defilements
Six Defilements:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit kleśa def...
Six Perfections
Six Perfections:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit ṣaṭpārami...
Six Gunas
Or Six External Bases, or Six Dusts. They are sight, sound, scent/smell, taste, tangibles/touch...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: