Pañca-vokāra-bhava: 'five-group existence', is a name for existence in the sense-sphere kāmāvacara or in the fine-material sphere rūpāvacara avacara since all the 5 groups of existence khandha are found there. In the immaterial sphere arūpāvacara see: avacara however, only the 4 mental groups are found, and in the world of unconscious beings asaññā-satta only the one materiality group.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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