Myalba comes from the Tibetan dmyal-ba (nyal-wa). In Tibetan Buddhism it is considered to be the hell realm, and sometimes more specifically the lowest of the hells. A place of dreadful punishment for the wicked, who are tormented there most cruelly. Equivalent to the Sanskrit naraka or avichi.
H. P. Blavatsky wrote:
Myalba (Tib.). In the Esoteric philosophy of Northern Buddhism, the name of our Earth, called Hell for those who reincarnate in it for punishment. Exoterically, Myalba is translated a Hell.Mme. Blavatsky explains that Myalba is the state of Avitchi on earth to which some soulless men are condemned on this physical plane.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary (Krotona, CA: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973), 219.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. XII (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1980), 637.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary (Krotona, CA: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973), 45.