84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཚངས་པའི་འཇིག་རྟེན། | Glossary of Terms

    ཚངས་པའི་འཇིག་རྟེན།

    tshangs pa’i ’jig rten

    Brahmāloka

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A collective name for the first three heavens of the form realm, which correspond to the first concentration (dhyāna): Brahmakāyika, Brahmapurohita, and Mahābrahmā (also called Brahmapārṣadya). These are ruled over by the god Brahmā, who believes himself to be the creator of the universe. According to some sources, it can also be a general reference to all the heavens in the form realm and formless realm. (Provisional 84000 definition. New definition forthcoming.)