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parīttaśubha (T. dge chung; C. shaojing tian 少淨天) is translated as "lesser virtue," "lesser purity," etc.[1][2] Lit. “Those Whose Virtue Is Circumscribed.”[2]

Parīttaśubha is one of the deva realms of the rupadhatu, and also the name of the devas living there. Within the rupadhatu, this is third (and lowest) of the three deva realms of the third dhyana.[2] Rebirth in this realm is the karmic result of accomplishing the third meditative absorption.[2]


  1. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. List of lists, "seventeen heavens of the realm of subtle materiality".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Internet-icon.svg dge chung, Christian-Steinert Dictionary