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avṛha (P. aviha; T. mi che ba མི་ཆེ་བ་; C. wufan tian) is translated as "free from afflictions," "not falling away," etc. It is identified as:

  • the fifth highest of the "five pure abodes" (śuddhāvāsa )
  • one of the eight heavens of the fourth dhyana of the form realm (rūpadhātu)

One is reborn in this realm through achieving, in one's previous lifetime, the same level of meditative absorption (dhyana) that corresponds with the gods in this realm.[1]

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