Thirty-six abodes of the kāmadhātu
Thirty-six abodes of the kāmadhātu. According to the tradition of Mipham Rinpoche, there are thirty-six types of abode within the domain of the five senses (kāmadhātu) in which sentient beings live. Other traditions enumerate different numbers of abodes in the kāmadhātu.
The thirty-six abodes are:
- the six deva realms of the kāmadhātu
- the twelve abodes of human beings (i.e., the four continents and eight subcontinents)
- the abodes of animals
- the abode of pretas
- the sixteen hells.
See also: six classes of beings.