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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:
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'''Eight subcontinents''' (Tib. ''ling tren gyé''; [[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
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:1. Deha (Skt.; Tib. ''Lü''; Wyl. ''lus'') and
:2. Videha (Skt.; Wyl. ''lus 'phags'')
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:2. Videha (Skt.; Tib. ''Lüpak''; Wyl. ''lus 'phags'')
 
which surround Purvavideha;
 
which surround Purvavideha;
:3. [[Ngayab Ling|Chamara]] (Skt. ''Cāmara''; Wyl. ''rnga yab'') and
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:3. [[Ngayab Ling|Chamara]] (Skt. ''Cāmara''; Tib. ''Ngayab''; Wyl. ''rnga yab'') and
:4. Aparachmara (Skt. ''Aparacāmara''; Wyl. ''rnga yab gzhan'')
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:4. Aparachmara (Skt. ''Aparacāmara''; Tib. ''Ngayabshyen''; Wyl. ''rnga yab gzhan'')
 
which surround [[Jambudvipa]];
 
which surround [[Jambudvipa]];
:5. Shatha (Skt. ''Śāthā''; Wyl. ''g.yo ldan'') and
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:5. Shatha (Skt. ''Śāthā''; Tib. ''Yoden''; Wyl. ''g.yo ldan'') and
:6. Uttaramantrina (Skt. ''Uttaramantriṇa''; Wyl. ''lam mchog 'gro'')
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:6. Uttaramantrina (Skt. ''Uttaramantriṇa''; Tib. ''Lamchokdro''; Wyl. ''lam mchog 'gro'')
 
which surround Aparagodaniya; and
 
which surround Aparagodaniya; and
:7. Kurava (Skt.; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan'') and
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:7. Kurava (Skt.; Tib. ''Draminyen''; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan'') and
:8. Kaurava (Skt.; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan gyi zla'')
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:8. Kaurava (Skt.; Tib. ''Draminyengyridra''; Wyl. ''sgra mi snyan gyi zla'')
 
which surround Uttarakuru.
 
which surround Uttarakuru.
  

Revision as of 07:53, 13 September 2009

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Eight subcontinents (Tib. ling tren gyé; 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.; Tib. ; Wyl. lus) and
2. Videha (Skt.; Tib. Lüpak; Wyl. lus 'phags)

which surround Purvavideha;

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

which surround Jambudvipa;

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

which surround Aparagodaniya; and

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

which surround Uttarakuru.