Formless Realm

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skye mched - 1) ayatana; sense bases, sense-field, source, the sources of perception; The twelve sense factors are the five senses or the organs of eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and the mental faculty as well as their corresponding objects which are visual form, sound, smell, taste, texture, and the mental object. 2) perception-sphere/s. A variety of states of meditative absorption, possibly lasting many aeons within the four formless realms. See also {skye mched mu bzi} 'fourfold spheres of perception.' See under {gzugs med khams} 'Formless Realms.' 3) base of perception [RY]

skye mched mu bzhi kyi gnas ris - Four realms of infinite perception. Same as the 'four Formless Realms.' [RY]

'du shes yod min med min - Neither Presence nor Absence of Conceptions. The third abode in the Formless Realm dwelling on the thought "My perception is neither absent nor present!" [RY]

nam mkha' mtha' yas - Infinite Space. The second abode in the Formless Realm dwelling on the thought, "Space is infinite!" [RY]

rnam shes mtha' yas - Infinite Consciousness. The second abode in the Formless Realm dwelling on the thought, "Consciousness is infinite!" [RY]

gzugs med kyi skye mched bzhi - Four spheres of the Formless Realm. See 'Four Formless Realms.' [RY]

gzugs med kyi khams - Formless Realms. The abodes of unenlightened beings who have practiced formless meditative states, dwelling on the notions: Infinite Space, Infinite Consciousness, Nothing Whatsoever, and Neither Presence Nor Absence (of conception). These beings remain in these four subtle types of conceptual meditation for many aeons after which they again return to lower states within samsara [RY]

gzugs med kyi khams bzhi - Four Formless Realms [RY]

gzugs med kyi khams bzhi - Four Formless Realms. The four unenlightened meditative states of dwelling on the thoughts: Infinite Space, Infinite Consciousness, Nothing Whatsoever, and [[Neither Presence Nor Absence (of conception) [RY]

gzugs med kyi snyoms 'jug bzhi]] - four formless states of serenity. See 'Formless Realms.' [RY]

gzugs med khams kyi ris bzhi - Four abodes of the Formless Realm [RY]

gzugs med khams pa'i gnas bzhi - Four Formless Realms. The activity field infinite as the sky {nam mkha' mtha' yas skye mched} or akashanantyayatana. the activity field of infinite consciousness {rnam shes mtha' yas skye mched} or vijnananantya yatana. the activity field of nothing at all {ci yang med pa} [RY]

gzugs med pa'i khams bzhi - the four Formless Realms. 1) {nam mkha' mtha' yas}. 2) {rnam shes mtha' yas} 3) {ci yang med pa} 4) {yod min med min} [RY]

yod min med min - Neither Presence nor Absence [of conceptions]. The third abode in the Formless Realm dwelling on the thought "My perception is neither absent nor present!" [RY]

srid pa'i 'ching ba - bond of becoming, attachment to the Formless Realm [RY]

lha ris - God realms. Six abodes of the gods of the Desire Realm; seventeen abodes of the gods of the Realm of Form, and four abodes of the gods of the Formless Realm [RY]