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5 Gross Elements

The five gross elements (Bhutas) are Ether Air Fire Water Earth In other versions these are called the Pancha (5) Mahabuhtas or Five Mahabhutas. These are seen as basic essences, principles or elements of reality.
In the Sankhya system of 24 tattvas these are: Tattva 20 - Tattva 24
In the Vedanta system of 36 tattvas these are: Tattva 32- Tattva 36.
In the Tantra system they are Tattva 1-5
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