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'''Eight subcontinents''' ([[Wyl.]] ''gling phran brgyad'') — there are two subcontinents for each of the [[four continents]] which surround [[Mount Meru]] according to the cosmology of the [[Abhidharma]]. The eight subcontinents are:
 
'''Eight subcontinents''' ([[Wyl.]] ''gling phran brgyad'') — there are two subcontinents for each of the [[four continents]] which surround [[Mount Meru]] according to the cosmology of the [[Abhidharma]]. The eight subcontinents are:
  
#Deha (Wyl. ''lus'')
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:1. Deha (Skt.; Wyl. ''lus'') and
#Videha (Wyl. ''lus 'phags'')
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:2. Videha (Skt.; Wyl. ''lus 'phags'')
#[[Ngayab Ling|Cāmara]] (Wyl. ''rnga yab'')
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which surround Purvavideha;
#Aparacāmara (Wyl. ''rnga yab gzhan'')
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:3. [[Ngayab Ling|Chamara]] (Skt. ''Cāmara''; Wyl. ''rnga yab'') and
#Sāthā (Wyl. ''yo ldan'')
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:4. Aparachmara (Skt. ''Aparacāmara''; Wyl. ''rnga yab gzhan'')
#Uttaramantriṇa (Wyl. ''lam mchog 'gro'')
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which surround [[Jambudvipa]];
#Kurava (Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan'')
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:5. Shatha (Skt. ''Śāthā; Wyl. ''g.yo ldan'') and
#Kaurava (Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan gyi zla'')
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:6. Uttaramantrina (Skt. ''Uttaramantriṇa''; Wyl. ''lam mchog 'gro'')
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which surround Aparagodaniya; and
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:7. Kurava (Skt.; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan'') and
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:8. Kaurava (Skt.; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan gyi zla'')
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which surround Uttarakuru.
  
  

Revision as of 11:02, 3 July 2009

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Eight subcontinents (Wyl. gling phran brgyad) — there are two subcontinents for each of the four continents which surround Mount Meru according to the cosmology of the Abhidharma. The eight subcontinents are:

1. Deha (Skt.; Wyl. lus) and
2. Videha (Skt.; Wyl. lus 'phags)

which surround Purvavideha;

3. Chamara (Skt. Cāmara; Wyl. rnga yab) and
4. Aparachmara (Skt. Aparacāmara; Wyl. rnga yab gzhan)

which surround Jambudvipa;

5. Shatha (Skt. Śāthā; Wyl. g.yo ldan) and
6. Uttaramantrina (Skt. Uttaramantriṇa; Wyl. lam mchog 'gro)

which surround Aparagodaniya; and

7. Kurava (Skt.; Wyl. sgra mi snyan) and
8. Kaurava (Skt.; Wyl. sgra mi snyan gyi zla)

which surround Uttarakuru.