|There are countless worlds in three spheres.|
- "Greed" does not mean what we mean in English. It is merely a translation of lobha, which means the entire range of attraction, desire, lust, craving, grasping, clinging, attachment. The same is true of "hatred/fear" (dosa), which means the range of aversion and includes fear, revulsion, and disliking. "Delusion" (moha) means the range of not-knowing, bias, confusion, wrong view, ignorance.
- The flipside are the categories "nongreed, nonhatred/nonfear, nondelusion," which are GOOD as they result in what not-suffering (sukha), the pleasant, pleasurable, desirable, happy, wanted, wished for, cherished, and welcome.
There are a near infinite number of worlds (lokas) we might end up in, with some being much more likely than others, all categorized by the Buddha into 31 general "planes" of existence, which are subdivided into three general spheres (also called lokas):
List of the 31 Planes of Existence
- Fine-Material Sphere (Rupa Loka: worlds of brahmas or "divinities" and devas or "shining ones," subtle material heavens)
- Immaterial Sphere (Arupa Loka: worlds of formless, nonphysical, super-subtle devas, ethereal heavens)
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