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'''Eight subcontinents''' (Tib. ''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''' ([[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 (''lus'')
 
#Deha (''lus'')
 
#Videha (''lus 'phags'')
 
#Videha (''lus 'phags'')
#Cāmara (''rnga yab'')
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#[[Ngayab Ling|Cāmara]] (''rnga yab'')
 
#Aparacāmara (''rnga yab gzhan'')
 
#Aparacāmara (''rnga yab gzhan'')
 
#Sāthā (''yo ldan'')
 
#Sāthā (''yo ldan'')

Revision as of 14:46, 20 June 2008

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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 (lus)
  2. Videha (lus 'phags)
  3. Cāmara (rnga yab)
  4. Aparacāmara (rnga yab gzhan)
  5. Sāthā (yo ldan)
  6. Uttaramantriṇa (lam mchog 'gro)
  7. Kurava (sgra mi snyan)
  8. Kaurava (sgra mi snyan gyi zla)