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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]]'''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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
  
  

Revision as of 09:10, 14 October 2007

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 where sentient beings live.


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