84000 Glossary of Terms

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སྟོང་གསུམ་གྱི་སྟོང་ཆེན་པོ། | Glossary of Terms


    stong gsum gyi stong chen po


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The largest universe described in Buddhist cosmology. This term, in Abhidharma cosmology, refers to 1,000³ world systems, i.e., 1,000 “dichiliocosms” or “two thousand great thousand world realms” (dvi­sāhasra­mahā­sāhasra­lokadhātu), which are in turn made up of 1,000 first-order world systems, each with its own Mount Sumeru, continents, sun and moon, etc.