Elemental spirits

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Elemental spirits (Skt. bhūta; Tib. འབྱུང་པོ, Wyl. 'byung po)— a class of harm-inflicting spirits, who are sometimes counted among the hungry ghosts. They can obstruct rainfall and so are propitiated by rain-creating rituals. They can also invade the psyche and cause mental problems.