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9 Nithyadravyas

The 9 Nithyadravyas or Elementary Substances or Eternal Elements consist of
 5 Elements (5 Pancha Mahabhutas) + 4 Eternal Substances (4 Dravyas)
 
This is in the Vaiseshika School.
Cf. 9 Dravyas of the Nyaya School.
 
Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: eternal substances or Dravyas , viz. soul , time , place , ether , and the 5 atoms of earth , water , light , air , and mind In the Ayurveda these are listed differently: They are Prithvi (earth or hardness), AP (water or liquid), Theja (fire or energy), Vayu (gases state of matter) and Akasha (ethereal state of matter). It is said that matter to exist there should be Kala (time) and Dik (space). With the addition of Manas (mind) and Atma (soul), the matter becomes animate. These 9 components are called the Nithyadravyas or eternal elements http://www.ayurveda.gov.lk/History.htm
 
1 Kala Time 1. Dik Space 1. Manas Mind 1. Atma Soul
 
More complex combinations have 17, 22, 24, 25 or 26 tattvas. They five elements (Panchamaha buta) are Prithvi (earth or hardness), AP (water or liquid), Theja (fire or energy), Vayu (gases state of matter) and Akasha (ethereal state of matter). It is said that matter to exist there should be Kala (time) and Dik (space). With the addition of Manas (mind) and Atma (soul), the matter becomes animate. Time, Space, Mind, Soul pRthivI, ap, tejas, vAyu, AkAza, kAla, diz, Atman, manas
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