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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:01 pm 
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There are 3 Realms. The Desire Realm (Kama-dhatu) at the bottom. The Material
Realm (Rupa-dhatu) above that and at the top the Immaterial Realm (Arupa-
dhatu)

The Desire Realm is broken down as follows from bottom, working upwards.

(6) Purgatory Domain
(5) Starving Ghost Domain
(4) Animal Domain
(3) Humanity Domain (this is our current level)
this Humanity Domain is further broken down into 4 parts
in the East - Deity-prevailing Continent
in the South - Jambu Continent
in the West - Bovine Commodities Continent
in the North - Kuru Continent

Together these are referred to as The Admixed Abode of the Penta-Domains

Moving up there is
1. the Four-Monarch Heaven
2. the Thirty-Third Heaven
3. the Yama Heaven
4. the Tusita Heaven
5. the Metamorphosis-Enjoying Heaven
6. the Alter-Metamorphosis Enjoying Heaven
*the Maraic Heaven

Together these are referred to as the Six Desire Heavens
Everything before this point falls in the Desire-Realm (Kama-dhatu)

continuing up there is
7. the Brahman Plebian Heaven
8. the Brahman Ancillary Heaven
9. the Mighty Brahma Heaven

Together these are referred to as the 1st Dhynaic Heavens

continuing up there is
10. the Exiguous Luminosity Heaven
11. the Infinite Luminosity Heaven
12. the Luminous Sound Heaven

Together these are referred to as the 2nd Dhynaic Heavens

continuing up there is
13. the Exiguous Purity Heaven
14. the Infinite Purity Heaven
15. the Omni-Purity Heaven

Together these are referred to as the 3rd Dhynaic Heavens

continuing up there is
16. the Bliss-Engendering Heaven
17. the Bliss-Enamoring Heaven
18a. the Capacious Fruition Heaven (commonality)
18b. the Deliberationless Heaven (External Wayist & Unknowledgeable Bhiksu)
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19. the Annoyanceless Heaven
20. the Feverless Heaven
21. the Adroit Perception Heaven
22. the Adroit Manifestation Heaven
23. the Material Ultimacy Heaven

Together heavens numbered 19-23 are referred to as the 5 Purified Abode Heavens (5 Unreverting Heavens)

Together heavens numbered 16-23 are referred to as the 4th Dynaic Heavens

together heavens numbered 7-23 are referred to as the Material Realm (Rupa-
dhatu)

continuing up there is
24. the Boundless Vacuity Heaven
25. the Boundless Cognizance Heaven
26. the Nihility Heaven
27. the Deliberationless-Undeliberationless Heaven

Together these 4 heavens are referred to as the 4 Vacuity Heavens.
Together these 4 heavens make up the Immaterial Realm (Arupa-Dhatu)
Together all Heavens found between 1-27 are part of the Celestial Domain


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Source of the above quotes? Thank you...

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