There is no such thing as a uniform Buddhist cosmology. However, most Buddhist worldviews assume that there are numerous heavens and hells above and below the world inhabited by humans. They belong to the sixinto which a being may be reborn. The heavens are populated by divine beings living in a kind of paradise, while those condemned to a life in one of the hells suffer unbearable physical pain. However, both states of being are said to be limited in time.