The Different Chambers of Heaven. 201
A step higher up is Taw ah tingsah nang teiva nang, here live the persons who when on earth built Salas, and houses for the priests, and to each of them is allowed 16,000 wives. Phya In is the chief of the company here, and he receives his orders from above.
The next chamber of heaven is Tut sida tewa. The folks residing here are those who when on earth wore white clothing, and passed the time in saying prayers, and each of these pious individuals has 30,000 wives.
Chamber No. 4 is the Yama tewa, inhabited by both sexes, who when on earth performed works of great merit.
The fifth heaven is Nimma nalatee, also an abode for good persons. Each man has 600,000 wives.
Heaven No. 6 is Paraa min mitta, a home where the people have perfect peace; they spend their time in singing and dancing, and one hundred and five millions of wives are allotted to each gentleman.
Beyond this is a heaven divided into three chambers or kingdoms (marked A B and C), each of which is subdivided again into three compartments (a b and c) as follows:a
A a. Poma tewa is for both sexes, who have more merit than a Indra.a
A b. Maha pom ma, also for men and women of the highest order; here reside the four regents of heaven.
A c. Poma palo pitta, likewise for people of both sexes, whose business is to take care of heaven.
In B are the three places, or highest heavens, reserved for those who have made great merit to enjoy for a season a felicity a and a glory a before going to Nirwanaaa is for gentlemen, b for priests, and c for ladies.
In C reside the three orders of angels :aIn C reside the three orders of angels :a