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The '''primary elements''' ([[wyl.]] 'byung ba chen po) are the basic constituent of the world.  
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The '''primary elements''' ([[Wyl.]] '' 'byung ba chen po'') are the basic constituent of the world.  
  
 
''Jungwa'' in Tibetan means to give rise, or source. They are given this name because they give rise to all that manifests—the material universe as well its inhabitants. They are called “great” (chenpo) because everything depends on them and they are present everywhere.
 
''Jungwa'' in Tibetan means to give rise, or source. They are given this name because they give rise to all that manifests—the material universe as well its inhabitants. They are called “great” (chenpo) because everything depends on them and they are present everywhere.
  
 
The teachings mention,
 
The teachings mention,
*The [[Four primary elements]]
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*the [[four primary elements]]
*The [[Five elements|Five primary elements]]
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*the [[Five elements|five primary elements]]
*The [[Six primary elements]]
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*the [[six primary elements]]
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[[Category: Key Terms]]
 
[[Category: Key Terms]]

Revision as of 15:46, 19 May 2009

The primary elements (Wyl. 'byung ba chen po) are the basic constituent of the world.

Jungwa in Tibetan means to give rise, or source. They are given this name because they give rise to all that manifests—the material universe as well its inhabitants. They are called “great” (chenpo) because everything depends on them and they are present everywhere.

The teachings mention,