6 Realms and Chenrezig – Rebirth and Existence
“Every person whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely acts for the benefit of others without concern for fame, profit, social position, or recognition expresses the activity of Chenrezig.”
The Six Realms Associated with Chenrezig
Earlier Buddhist texts refer to five realms rather than six realms; when described as five realms, the god realm and demi-god realm constitute a single realm.
The table shows detail information about the six realms and associates related to Chenrezig.
|Karmic Propensity||Pride||Envy||Doubt and Desire||Ignorance||Attachment||Anger|
|Buddha Wisdom||Equanimity||All-Accomplishing Wisdom||Non-clinging awareness||Dharmakaya||Discrimination||Mirror-like wisdom|
|Realm||Gods||Asuras (jealous gods or titans)||Humans||Animals||Pretas (hungry ghosts)||Hells|
|What Chenrezig carries in this realm||Melodious lute||Flaming sword||Staff and bowl||Book||Bowls of food and jewels||Mirror|