heat stage The first of the four good roots, or the stage at which one approaches wisdom without outflows, or earthly desires, and obtains the type of good roots still tainted by outflows.
heaven of the thirty-three gods Trayastrimsha (Trāyastriṃśa) heaven, the second of the six heavens of the world of desire. It is located on a plateau at the top of Mount Sumeru, where thirty-three gods, including Shakra, dwell. Beings in this heaven have a life span of one thousand years, each day of which is equal to a hundred years in the saha world.
Hinayana (Hinayāna, Ch xiaocheng, J shōjō) The term Hinayana, or “lesser vehicle,” is used by followers of the Mahayana teachings to designate the other major branch of Buddhism. Hinayana teaches that, since buddhahood is almost impossible to attain, one should aim for a “lesser” goal, that of arhat. It is the form of Buddhism that prevails today in Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, where it is known as Theravada, or the teaching of the elders.
Holy Eagle Peak See Gridhrakuta.