All beings

When practicing we focus our mind on 12 broad categories of beings:

  1. Satta – all beings
  2. Pana – all breathing beings
  3. Bhuta – all creatures
  4. Puggala – all persons
  5. Attabhava pariyapanna – all those with bodies
  6. Itthiyo – all women
  7. Purisa – all men
  8. Ariya – all noble ones
  9. Anariya – all non-noble ones
  10. Deva – all dieties
  11. Manussa – all human beings
  12. Vinipatika – all those in unhappy states