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8 Primary Essences

8 Primary Essences or 8 Producers 3 Primary Essences + 5 Subtle Elements (5 Tanmatras) producers or primary essences which evolve the whole visible world (viz. {a-vyakta} {buddhi} or {mahat} {ahaM-kAra} and the 5 {tan-mAtras} or subtle elements ; rarely the 5 elements alone) IW. 80 &c. Avyakta, Buddhi, Ahamkara, Sound, Touch, Light and Form, Taste, Smell
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