Six Devalokas: 1 definition


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Source: Google Books: The Golden Letters

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.

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