1. Tusita.– One of the palaces occupied by Koṇāgamana Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xxiv.18.
Four hundred years of human life are equal to one day of the Tusita world and four thousand years, so reckoned, is the term of life of a deva born in Tusita (A.i.214; iv.261, etc.)
It is the rule for all Bodhisattas to be born in Tusita in their last life but one; then, when the time comes for the appearance of a Buddha in the world, the devas of the ten-
Gotama’s name, while in Tusita, was Setaketu (Sp.i.161), and the Bodhisatta, the future Metteyya Buddha (q.v.), is now living in Tusita under the name of Nathadeva.
The Tusita world is considered the most beautiful of the celestial worlds, and the pious love to be born there because of the presence of the Bodhisatta (Mhv.xxxii.72 f).
Tusita is also the abode of each Bodhisatta’s parents (DhA.i.110).
The king of the Tusita world is Santusita; he excels his fellows in ten respects — beauty, span of life, etc. (A.iv.243; but see Cv.lii.47, where the Bodhisatta Metteyya is called the chief of Tusita).
The Tusita devas are so-
The inhabitants of Tusita are called Tusitā. They were present at the Mahāsamaya (D.ii.161).