Desire realm

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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:

We count thirty-seven abodes when the demigods or are classified separately. Some powerful nagas are also included within the gods, while the other are animals.


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