Pure Abodes

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Pure Abodes (gnas gtsang ma).

The five highest heavens among the Seventeen abodes of the Realms of Form. They are called 'pure' because only noble beings, achievers of the path of seeing, can take birth there. Rebirth here is caused by a pure training in the fourth dhyana depending upon whether this cultivation is lesser, medium, great, greater, or extremely great. [RY]