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 (e.g., ‘five elements’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+116): Pancabhautika, Pancabhuta, Pancatva, Pancata, Pancatatvem, Bija, Pancikrita, Pancatanmatra, Pancabhutatman, Pancatmaka, Arthaprakriti, Pancatatva, Bhautika, Pancavastha, Bhutamaya, Karya, Bhuta, Pancadhatu, Bhutagrama, Pancabhutem.
Search found 98 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:
Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
Sūtra 4.2.2 (Body is not a compound of five elements) < [Chapter 2 - Of Tangible Atomic Products]
Sūtra 8.2.4 (Sūtra IV.ii.2, re-called) < [Chapter 2 - Of Doubly Presentative Cognition]
Sūtra 4.2.4 (Conjunction of various atoms, not denied) < [Chapter 2 - Of Tangible Atomic Products]
Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya (by E. Sowmya Narayanan)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Katha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)