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In Mahayana cosmology, the Akanishtha Heaven is the highest realm of the phenomenal world or samsara. Although beings reborn in the Akanishtha Heaven are not yet fully enlightened, the positive conditions of this realm allow them to rapidly attain release from birth and death. In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Akanishtha Heaven is sometimes understood as the Pure Realm of the buddha Vairocana.