The Realms of Existence

 

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Ārūpalokā
The Formless Worlds

31. Nevasaññānāsaññāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception

30. Ākiñcaññāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Nothingness

29. Viññāṇañcāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Infinite Consciousness

28. Ākāsānañcāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Infinite Space

Rūpalokā - Brahmalokā
The Form World - The Worlds of the High Divinities


Catutthajjhanaṁ
Fourth Absorption

23 - 27. Suddhāvāso
The Pure Lands
(Steadfast, Untroubled, Beautiful, Clear-sighted, Highest)

22. Asaññāsattāvāso
The Realm of Unconscious Beings

21. Vehapphalabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Great Fruit


Tatiyajjhanaṁ
Third Absorption

18 - 20. Subhalokā
The Beautiful Worlds
(Limited Beauty, Unbounded Beauty, Refulgent Beauty)


Dutiyajjhanaṁ
Second Absorption

15 - 17. Ābhalokā
The Radiant Worlds
(Limited Radiance, Unbounded Radiance, Streaming)


Paṭhamajjhanaṁ
First Absorption

14. Mahābrahmaloko
The World of the Great Brahmās

13. Brahmapurohitaloko
The World of the Ministers of Brahmā

12. Brahmapārisajjaloko
The World of Brahmā's Retinue

Kāmalokā - Devalokā
The Sensuous World - The Worlds of the Gods

11. Paranimmitavasavattinadevaloko
The World of those Divinities Wielding Power over the Creation of Others

10. Nimmāṇaratidevaloko
The World of those Divinities Delighting in Creation

9. Tusitadevaloko
The World of the Contented Divinities

8. Yāmadevaloko
The World of Yāma Divinities

7. Tāvatiṁsadevaloko
The World of the Thirty-three Divinities

6. Cātummahārājikadevaloko
The World of the Four Great Kings

5. Manussaloko
The World of Human Beings


Apāyo
The Downfall

4. Asuraloko
The World of the Demons

3. Petayoni
The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

2. Tiracchānayoni
The Animal Realm

1. Nirayaloko
The Hell World

 




 

Detailed

Ārūpalokā
The Formless Worlds

31. Nevasaññānāsaññāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception

30. Ākiñcaññāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Nothingness

29. Viññāṇañcāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Infinite Consciousness

28. Ākāsānañcāyatanaṁ
The Sphere of Infinite Space

Rūpalokā - Brahmalokā
The Form World - The Worlds of the High Divinities


Catutthajjhanaṁ
Fourth Absorption


Suddhāvāso
The Pure Lands

27. Akiṇiṭṭhakabrahmaloko
The World of the Highest High Divinities

26. Sudassibrahmaloko
The World of the Clear-sighted High Divinities

25. Sudassabrahmaloko
The World of the Beautiful High Divinities

24. Atappabrahmaloko
The World of the Untroubled High Divinities

23. Avihabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities Steadfast


22. Asaññāsattāvāso
The Realm of Unconscious Beings

21. Vehapphalabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Great Fruit


Tatiyajjhanaṁ
Third Absorption

20. Subhakiṇhakabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Refulgent Beauty

19. Appamāṇasubhabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Unbounded Beauty

18. Parittasubhabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Limited Beauty


Dutiyajjhanaṁ
Second Absorption

17. Ābhassarabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Streaming Radiance

16. Appamāṇābhabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Unbounded Radiance

15. Parittābhabrahmaloko
The World of the High Divinities of Limited Radiance


Paṭhamajjhanaṁ
First Absorption

14. Mahābrahmaloko
The World of the Great Brahmās

13. Brahmapurohitaloko
The World of the Ministers of Brahmā

12. Brahmapārisajjaloko
The World of Brahmā's Retinue

Kāmalokā - Devalokā
The Sensuous World - The Worlds of the Gods

11. Paranimmitavasavattinadevaloko
The World of those Divinities Wielding Power over the Creation of Others

10. Nimmāṇaratidevaloko
The World of those Divinities Delighting in Creation

9. Tusitadevaloko
The World of the Contented Divinities

8. Yāmadevaloko
The World of Yāma Divinities

7. Tāvatiṁsadevaloko
The World of the Thirty-three Divinities

6. Cātummahārājikadevaloko
The World of the Four Great Kings

5. Manussaloko
The World of Human Beings


Apāyo
The Downfall

4. Asuraloko
The World of the Demons

3. Petayoni
The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

2. Tiracchānayoni
The Animal Realm

1. Nirayaloko
The Hell World