Uttarakuru ［鬱単越・倶盧洲］ (, Pali; Uttan’otsu or Kuru-shū): Also known as Kuru. One of the four continents surrounding Mount Sumeru in the ancient Indian worldview. Uttarakuru is situated to the north of Mount Sumeru. The Sanskrit uttara means north. The Dharma Analysis Treasury says that this continent is square and each side measures two thousand yojanas. According to the Rise of the World Sutra, rice grows in this continent without cultivation, and no evil persons are found there. Without being instructed, the people in this land perform the ten good acts, which are to refrain from committing any of the ten evils, which include killing, stealing, and lying. The people there live for one thousand years and after their death are reborn in the heavenly realms; after their span of life expires there, they are reborn in Jambudvīpa.