84000 Glossary of Terms

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བ་ལང་སྤྱོད། | Glossary of Terms

  • ནུབ་ཀྱི་བ་ལང་སྤྱོད།

  • བ་གླང་སྤྱོད།
  • བ་ལང་སྤྱོད།
  • ba lang spyod
  • nub kyi ba lang spyod
  • ba glang spyod
  • godānīya
  • aparagodānīya
  • avaragodānīya
  • aparāntaka
  • aparagoyāna
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Publications: 12

One of the four main continents that surround Sumeru, the central mountain in classical Buddhist cosmology. It is the western continent, characterized as “rich in the resources of cattle,” thus its name “using cattle.” It is circular in shape, measuring about 7,500 yojanas in circumference, and is flanked by two subsidiary continents. Humans who live there are very tall, about 24 feet (7.3 meters) on average, and live for 500 years. It is known by the names: Godānīya, Aparāntaka, Aparagodānīya, or Aparagoyāna.