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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Subhakinnā：A class of Brahmas who occupy the ninth Rūpa-world； a division of the Subha devā （M．iii．102； D．ii．69； M．i．2，etc．Compendium，p．138）．Beings are born in that world as a result of developing the third jhāna，and their life span is sixty four kappas （MA．i．553 and SA．i．162； but see A．ii．127，129，where their life is given as four kappas）．
They are filled and pervaded with happiness and are serenely blissful； they experience only sublime happiness，unlike the Abhassarā，who exclaim in their joy．（D．iii．219） They agree both in body and in perceptive power （A．iv．401； cf．iv．40）．They radiate light from their bodies in a steady brightness and not in flashes （AA．ii．713； cf．PSA．80）．When the world is destroyed by water，the world of the Subhakinhas forms the limit to which the water rises．PSA．256．