This Triple World

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Minobu
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This Triple World

Post by Minobu » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:04 pm

in the Lotus Sutra it says
"I do not see the Triple world in the same way as[ the living beings] of the triple world do . I see this all clearly and infallibly ".

what is the Triple world and why is it referred to by Buddha as the triple world..I'm pretty sure He is referring to the world in which we live in....but why triple...

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Re: This Triple World

Post by Queequeg » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Trailokya

Realms of Desire (kamaloka), Form (rupaloka), and Formlessness (arupaloka).

Desire is the five realms of hell, preta, asura, human and up through the desire heavens.

The Form realms are the form heavens.

The Formless realms are the four formless heavens.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

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