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The '''Four [[primary elements]]''' (Tib. ''jungwa chenpo shyi'') are earth, water, fire and air.  
 
The '''Four [[primary elements]]''' (Tib. ''jungwa chenpo shyi'') are earth, water, fire and air.  
  
*Earth is what provides support and stability  
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*Earth is what provides support and stability;
*water is the principle of cohesion  
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*water is the principle of cohesion;
 
*fire matures; and wind prevents decay.  
 
*fire matures; and wind prevents decay.  
In addition, space is all-pervasive openness in which phenomena can take place—if it were not for space, a plant could not grow.
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*In addition, space is all-pervasive openness in which phenomena can take place—if it were not for space, a plant could not grow.
  
  
 
[[category: Enumerations]]
 
[[category: Enumerations]]

Revision as of 09:02, 2 October 2007

The Four primary elements (Tib. jungwa chenpo shyi) are earth, water, fire and air.

  • Earth is what provides support and stability;
  • water is the principle of cohesion;
  • fire matures; and wind prevents decay.
  • In addition, space is all-pervasive openness in which phenomena can take place—if it were not for space, a plant could not grow.