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Yama Heaven

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Yama Heaven
夜摩天 (Skt; Jpn Yama-ten)

    In Hindu and Buddhist cosmology, the third of the six heavens in the world of desire.

This heaven is always illuminated, and its inhabitants enjoy satisfaction of the five desires, which arise in relation to the five sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body).

It is located eighty thousand yojanas above the Heaven of the Thirty-three Gods, which is on the summit of Mount Sumeru.Yama Heaven measures eighty thousand yojanas on each side.

The life span of beings in this heaven is said to be two thousand years, each day of which corresponds to two hundred years in the human world.

This means that their life span is equal to 400,000 human years.

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