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[[Image:Mount Meru Continents.jpg|frame|Mount Meru surrounded by the continents and subcontinents, with the gods of the Desire and Form Realms above]]'''Desire realm''' ([[Wyl.]] '' 'dod khams'') - The first of the [[three realms]], the desire realm is so called because the beings inhabiting it are prey to intense emotion and crave happiness based on the  pleasures of the senses.  
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[[Image:Mount Meru Continents.jpg|frame|Mount Meru surrounded by the continents and subcontinents, with the gods of the Desire and Form Realms above]]
 
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'''Desire realm''' (Skt. ''kāmadhātu''; Tib. [[འདོད་ཁམས་]], ''dö kham'', [[Wyl.]] '' 'dod khams'') — the first of the [[three realms]]. The desire realm is so called because the beings inhabiting it are prey to intense emotion and crave happiness based on the  pleasures of the senses. The desire realm consists of [[Thirty-six abodes of the desire realm|thirty-six abodes]] where the [[six classes of beings]] live.
 
 
The desire realms consist of thirty-six abodes:
 
*the [[six heavens of the desire realm|six heaven of the gods in the desire realm]]  
 
*the [[twelve abodes of human beings]]  
 
*the [[abodes of animals]]
 
*the [[abode of pretas]]
 
*the [[sixteen hells]].
 
 
 
We count thirty-seven abodes when the [[demigod]]s or are classified separately. Some powerful nagas are also included within the gods, while the other are animals.
 
 
 
 
 
==Sources==
 
* ''Treasury of Precious Qualities'' - [[Kangyur Rinpoche]]
 
* ''The Gateway to Knowledge'', Volume II - [[Mipham Rinpoche]]
 
* ''The Jewel Ornament of Liberation'' - [[Gampopa]]
 
* ''Myriad Worlds'' - [[Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé]]
 
  
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==Further Reading==
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*[[Kangyur Rinpoche]], ''[[Treasury of Precious Qualities]]''
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*[[Mipham Rinpoche]], ''[[Gateway to Knowledge]]'', Volume II
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*[[Gampopa]], ''[[The Jewel Ornament of Liberation]]''
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*[[Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé]], ''Myriad Worlds''
  
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[[Category:Key Terms]]
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[[Category:Desire Realm]]
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[[Category:Three Realms of Samsara]]
 
[[Category:Places]]
 
[[Category:Places]]
[[Category: Key Terms]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:12, 3 October 2017

Mount Meru surrounded by the continents and subcontinents, with the gods of the Desire and Form Realms above

Desire realm (Skt. kāmadhātu; Tib. འདོད་ཁམས་, dö kham, Wyl. 'dod khams) — the first of the three realms. The desire realm is so called because the beings inhabiting it are prey to intense emotion and crave happiness based on the pleasures of the senses. The desire realm consists of thirty-six abodes where the six classes of beings live.

Further Reading