Six realms of cyclic existence

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Commonly called “the six realms ” or ” the Six Lokas “. The six realms refers to the six classes of beings: gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry spirits, and hell beings. Beings in the six realms are subject to suffering. These are literally realms into which beings are born, and broadly speaking they are vast groups of experiences and emotions that shape and limit the experience of our own lives.