Kāmadhātu (T. 'dod khams འདོད་ཁམས་; C. yujie; J. yokukai; K. yokkhye 欲界) is translated as "sensory realm," "world of the five senses," "desire realm," etc. It is one of the three realms of existence within Buddhist cosmology. "The common characteristic of beings in all these realms is that they are all endowed with consciousness and five physical senses.
This realm is characterized "as principally dependent on external objects of sensual desire such as form, sound, and so on." If explained further by means of body, feelings, and resources: "the body is coarse, experience is predominantly a mixture of pleasure and pain, and beings depend mainly on coarse food."
- world of the five senses (Gethin, Foundations of Buddhism)
- desire realm (Thupten Jinpa; Princeton Dictionary; et al)
- sense realm (Thupten Jinpa)
- sensuous realm (Princeton Dictionary)
- Thupten Jinpa, ed. (2017), Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1: The Physical World, translated by Coghlan, Ian James, Wisdom Publications