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3 Humours

In India the: 3 Humours = pitta, vAyu, zleSman Bilious, Windy and Phlegmatic which can be linked with Sattva, Rajas, Tamas In Tibet the: 3 Humours = Wind, Bile, Phlegm which are linked with imbalances caused by the 3 Poisons. Another combination of these ingredients produces the 3 Vital Energies or 3 Doshas (q.v.). In India the three humours of Vata, Kapha and Sleshma are linked with the Kulasundari Nitya. She has twelve arms and six faces, says the Tantraraja. In her right hands she holds coral mala (rosary), lotus, a gem-studded pitcher, drinking cip, lemon and displays the exposition mudra. Her left hands hold book, red lotus, golden pen, garland of gems, conch shell with the last showing the boon mudra, according to the same tantra. Around her are hostes of Kinnaras, Yakshas, Devas and Gandharvas. Kulasundari Nitya comprise the Tripura bulb which is the united state of knower, knowledge and object of knowledge; the three humours of Vata, Kapha and Sleshma; and Fire, Sun and the Moon. Kulasundari is identical with Bala and placed in the Eastern lion-seat. Cited from website: The Fifteen Nityas (q.v.) Cologne Sanskrit Dicitonary under Dosa lists: pitta, vAyu, and zleSman
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