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THE FIVE SUBTLE ELEMENTS AND THEIR TANMATRAS- THEIR PROPERTIES, NATURE AND ROLE

------ © Dr. Satya Prakash Choudhary

1.

 

 

2.

 

 

3.

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5.

Shabda

(sound)

 

Sparsha

(Touch)

 

Rupa

(Sight)

 

Rasa

(Taste)

 

 

Gandha

(Odour)

Akasha

Indiscrete, ether-like

 

Vayu

Energy or Force

 

Tejas

Hot gaseous particles

 

Apas

Liquifying vapourous particles

 

Prithvi

Solidifying particles

 

All pervading; gives the starting point for other elements; conveys thought and subtle sound waves

 

Gives movement and dynamism

Luminosity and expansion Gives energy and heat

 

Exercising pressure;

Gives cohesion necessary for form.

 

Contraction and Attraction leading to a solid form; also gives extension through growth

Anandamaya Kosa or

Bliss sheath

 

Vijnanamaya Kosa or

Knowledge sheath or

Archetypal sheath

Manomaya kosa or

Mental sheath

 

Pranamaya kosa or

Vital Sheath

or

Energy sheath

 

Annamayakosa

or

Food sheath

 

 

THE FIVE ELEMENTS AT A GROSS LEVEL -PROPERTIES AND SENSATONS EXPERIENCED

 

 

Sl.

No.

Gross elements or compounded elements

Property

Sensations

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

Akasa

(Space)

or

ether

 

Vayu

(Air) or Wind,

energy

 

Tejas

(Fire),

Heat, Light and

Gases

 

Apas

(Water), Vapour and

Liquids

 

Prithvi

(Earth) Chemicals and

Solids

All the properties of suble elements will be manifested respectively, but in a gross form

 

Thought, and Subtle-sound waves (Sound)

 

 

 

 

Touch + Sound

 

 

 

Sight +Sound+Touch

 

 

 

 

Taste +Sight+Sound+Touch

 

 

 

Odour or Smell+Taste+Sight+Sound+Touch