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'''Formless realm''' (Skt. ''arūpadhātu''; [[Wyl.]] ''gzugs med khams'') — the third of the [[three realms]], where [[gods]] without any form dwell in four types of perception spheres.
 
'''Formless realm''' (Skt. ''arūpadhātu''; [[Wyl.]] ''gzugs med khams'') — the third of the [[three realms]], where [[gods]] without any form dwell in four types of perception spheres.
 
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===Four Perception Spheres (''skye mched mu bzhi'')===
 
 
 
#Infinite Space (''nam mkha’ mtha’ yas'')
 
#Infinite Consciousness (''rnam shes mtha’ yas'')
 
#Nothing Whatsoever (''ci yang med pa'')
 
#Neither Existence Nor Non-existence (''yod min med min''). Being the highest possible state in worldly existence, this fourth sphere is also called the ''Peak of Existence'' ([[Wyl.]] ''srid pa'i rtse mo'').
 
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 07:32, 1 April 2011

Formless realm (Skt. arūpadhātu; Wyl. gzugs med khams) — the third of the three realms, where gods without any form dwell in four types of perception spheres.

Four Perception Spheres (Tib. སྐྱེ་མཆེད་མུ་བཞི་, Wyl. skye mched mu bzhi)

  1. Infinite Space (Skt. ākāśānantyāyatana; Tib. ནམ་མཁའ་མཐའ་ཡས་, nam mkha’ mtha’ yas)
  2. Infinite Consciousness (Skt. vijñānanyāyatana; Tib. རྣམ་ཤེས་མཐའ་ཡས་, rnam shes mtha’ yas)
  3. Nothing Whatsoever (Skt. ākiṃcanyāyatana; Tib. ཅི་ཡང་མེད་པ་, ci yang med pa)
  4. Neither Existence Nor Non-existence (Skt. naivasaṃjñānasaṃjñāyatana; Tib. ཡོད་མིན་མེད་མིན་, yod min med min). Being the highest possible state in worldly existence, this fourth sphere is also called the Peak of Existence (Tib. སྲིད་པའི་རྩེ་མོ་, Wyl. srid pa'i rtse mo).