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5 Subtle Elements

The five subtle elements (Tanmatras): 1. Energy of vibration, or sound (Sabda) 2. Energy of impact, or touch (Sparsia) 3. Energy of light and form, or form (Rupa) 4. Energy of viscous attraction, or taste (Rasha) 5. Energy of cohesive attraction, or smell (Gandha) zabda- , sparza- , rUpa- , rasa- , gandha
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