五種天

五種天
(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, and
(5) 第一義天 a supreme heaven with bodhisattvas and Buddhas in eternal immutability; 涅槃經 23. Cf. 天宮.

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

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