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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. The desire realms consist of [[Thirty-six abodes of the desire realm|thirty-six abodes]] where sentient beings live.
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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.
 
 
==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: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