'five-group existence', is a name for existence in the sensuous sphere (kāmāvacara), or in the fine-material sphere (rūpāvacara, s. avacara), since all the 5 groups of existence (khandha, q.v.) are found there.

In the immaterial sphere (arūpāvacara, s. avacara), however, only the 4 mental groups are found, and in the world of unconscious beings (asaññā-satta, q.v.) only the one corporeality group.

Cf eka-vokāra-bhava and catu-pañca-vokāra-bhava; further s. avacara. - (App.: vokāra).

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