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sudṛśa (P. sudassā; T. gya nom snang ba གྱ་ནོམ་སྣང་བ་; C. shanxian tian 善现天) is translated as "perfect form," "perfect appearance," "skillful manifestation," etc. It is the third highest of the "five pure abodes" (śuddhāvāsa ), which are part 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.
- ↑ Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. sudṛśa