Five Elements: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Five Elements:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit mahābhūta defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 39):
- Earth (pṛthvī),
- Water (āpas),
- Fire (tejas),
- Wind (vāyu),
- Space (ākāśa).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘five elements’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+102): Pancabhuta, Pancabhautika, Pancatva, Pancatatvem, Bija, Bhuta, Pancatmaka, Bhautika, Pancavastha, Karya, Pancata, Pancadhatu, Bhutagrama, Pancabhutem, Stambhini, Pancabhutatita, Pancabhutika, Bhutamaya, Pancikrita, Arthaprakriti.
Search found 86 books and stories containing Five Elements; (plurals include: Five Elementses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Katha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.3.54 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Verse 2.3.138 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Verse 1.2.34 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 3 < [Chapter 3 - Tṛtīya-yāma-sādhana (Pūrvāhna-kālīya-bhajana–niṣṭhā-bhajana)]
Text 28 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 7 - Account of the Body < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 64 - Mātali’s Discourse on Old Age < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 71 - Identity of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Mundaka Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)