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འོག་མིན། | Glossary of Terms

    འོག་མིན།

    ’og min

    Akaniṣṭha

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The eighth and highest level of the Realm of Form (rūpadhātu, gzugs khams), and thus part of the world of the Brahmā gods (brahmaloka, gtsang ris); it is only accessible as the result of specific states of dhyāna. According to some texts this is where non-returners (anāgāmin) dwell in their last lives. In other texts it is the realm of the enjoyment body (saṃbhoga­kāya, longs spyod rdzogs pa’i sku) and is a buddhafield associated with the Buddha Vairocana; it is accessible only to bodhisattvas on the tenth level.