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5 Tanmatras

5 Subtle Elements = 5 Impressions = 5 Tanmatras 5 Karmendriyas lead to 5 Tanmatras lead to 5 Mahabhutas 5 Tanmatras
 
Tattvas 27-31 = 5 Subtle Elements = 5 Energies
 
Tattva 27: Shabda Tattva 28: Sparhsa Tattva 29: Rupa Tattva 30: Rasa Tattva 31: Ghanda
 
cf. 5 Subtle Elements:
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)
 
cf. The five tanmātras - subtle mediums of the sensations
2.1 gandha - the transit medium for the olfactive impressions
2.2 rasa - the transit medium for the taste sensations
2.3 rūpa - the transit medium for the visual sensations
2.4 sparśa - the transit medium for the touch sensations
2.5 śabda - the transit medium for the auditive sensations
 
gandha, rasa, rūpa, sparśa, śabda
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