四种天

四种天
The four classes of (sa) devas include
(1) 名天 famous rulers on earth styled 天王, 天子;
(2) 生天 the highest incarnations of the six paths;
(3) 淨天 the pure, or the saints, from (sa) śrāvakas to (sa) pratyekabuddhas, and
(4) 義天 all bodhisattvas above the ten stages 十住. The Buddhas are not included; 智度論 22.

Chinese Buddhist terms dictionary (Chinese-English). . 2006.

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