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འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི། | Glossary of Terms

    འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།

    ’byung ba chen po bzhi

    caturmahābhūta

  • Term
Publications: 5
Translation by Gareth Sparham
  • Four great elements
  • འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • ’byung ba chen po bzhi
  • caturmahābhūta

The four “main” or “great” outer elements of earth, water, fire, and air.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Four great elements
  • འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • ’byung ba chen po bzhi
  • caturmahābhūta

The four “main” or “great” outer elements of earth, water, fire, and air.

Translation by Dr. Anne Burchardi · Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Four great elements
  • འབྱུང་པོ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • ’byung po chen po bzhi
  • caturmahābhūta

Earth, water, fire, and wind. Also called “four elements.”

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Four great elements
  • ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • chen po bzhi
  • ’byung ba chen po bzhi
  • mahābhūta
  • 四大

The four “main” or “great” outer elements of earth, water, fire, air, and (when there is a fifth) space.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Four great elements
  • འབྱུང་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • ’byung ba chen po bzhi
  • caturmahābhūta

Earth, water, fire, and wind.