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Brahma Heaven

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Brahma Heaven
梵天 (Skt, Pali; Jpn Bon-ten)

    The first and lowest of the four meditation heavens in the world of form above Mount Sumeru. The Brahma Heaven comprises three realms or levels. They are, in an ascending order, the Heaven of Brahma's Retinue, the Heaven of Brahma's Aide, and the Heaven of Great Brahma. The Heaven of Brahma's Retinue is located 1,280,000 yojanas above the Heaven of Freely Enjoying Things Conjured by Others, the highest heaven in the world of desire. The Heaven of Brahma's Aide is located 2,560,000 yojanas above the Heaven of Brahma's Retinue, and the Heaven of Great Brahma, 5,120,000 yojanas above the Heaven of Brahma's Aide.

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