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Jyotisha - Relation between Pancha Mahabhuta and Rashi

As the material world is made up of five great elements/PanchaMahabhuta, everything is associated it with. Similarly in Jyotish the 12 constellation are also related with it. It shows which ...
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Why is Akasha considered as a basic element in the Vedas?

According to Chhandogya Upanishad, अस्य लोकस्य का गतिरित्याकाश इति होवाच सर्वाणि ह वा इमानि भूतान्याकाशादेव समुत्पद्यन्त आकाशं प्रत्यस्तं यन्त्याकाशो ह्येवैभ्यो ज्यायानकाशः परायणम् ॥ १.९.१॥ ...
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Reference of Pancha Bhoota inside human Body according to Hindu Scriptures

There are such references in the Upanishads as well as in the Tantras. From the SAriraka Upanishad (one of the 108 Upanishads and it is linked with the Krishna Yajurveda): OM. The body is a ...
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What is the meaning of five elements(Pancha Bhootas) in Hinduism?

The five elements you referred to are together called the "Pancha Bhootas". Now,The Pancha Karmendriyas(Indriyas=Senses,Karma=Activity/Work,Jnana=Knowledge)are related to excretion,reproduction,&...
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What is the difference between Prana and Akasha?

How do we find the difference between Akasha and Prana ? -- Akasha Mahabhuta is composed of many components and Prana is one of the major component of Akasha. स इमान् प्राणान् आकाशान् अभिनिर्मन्थति। ...
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What is the difference between Prana and Akasha?

Akasha is said be to one of the Pancha Mahabhuta and firstly created from Brahman. Taittariya Upanishad 2.1: ॐ ब्रह्मविदाप्नोति परम् । तदेषाऽभुक्ता । सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं ब्रह्म । यो वेद निहितं ...
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How do I explain akasha (sky - one of the Panchamahabhuta) to a scholar?

Akasha is present everywhere. It is the substratum of all other bhutas. Without the existence of space, nothing else could exist because there has to be something that will act as a base. And that ...
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How do I explain akasha (sky - one of the Panchamahabhuta) to a scholar?

I am giving excerpts from 'The Serpent Power' by Sir John Woodroffe on the Bhutas including Akasa. Sir John compares Akasa with ether but I will remove those parts from the excerpt posted here: ...
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How do I explain akasha (sky - one of the Panchamahabhuta) to a scholar?

Rather than having an abstract idea about these 5 elements and in particular about the Akasha element you can also have a more direct and a "related to your own physical body" kind of concept for each ...
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Will a person get moksha or not when he/she donates body after death?

I am posting an excerpt from Mahabharata that supports organ donation: The Deities said,-…The Asuras are being aggrandised, while we are being weakened. It behoveth thee, therefore, to ordain what is ...
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Earth and pancha bootha

Your question is how to explain that earth is made up of PanchaMahabhutas . Earth itself is one the Panchamahabhutas . This is very interesting question. So first of all let's understand that there ...
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How do Hindu scriptures define Ākāśa? Is it space or vacuum or something else?

Is vacuum not same as Ākāśa? No , Akasha or Space is not same as vacuum .Even from modern discoveries, its clear that empty space isn’t so empty , space is filled with invisible Dark-Matter , other ...
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Why the word Pancha Bhoota conflicts with Good spirit vs. Bad spirit

Actually, bootha doesn't necessarily mean "ghost." The pancha boothas are the five temples of shiva. Each of them represent the five prime elements of nature: like you said land, water, air, sky, and ...
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What is the meaning of five elements(Pancha Bhootas) in Hinduism?

Five primary elements appeared at the beginning of the creation, before the universe took shape. They evolved one out of the other, beginning with ether/space. Their purpose is to carry information ...
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What is relationship between Akasha (space) and Shabda (sound) according to Veda?

Sound sound in relation to ether/akashatattva means 'imaginary sound'. Similar to 'imaginary time'. Both from the 'viewpoint' of the witnessing entity.
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What is the meaning of five elements(Pancha Bhootas) in Hinduism?

According to Samkhya Yoga , the Universe is made up of two basic elements--matter( solid,liquid and gaseous) and ether(space and an air-like substance that fills the Inter-Stellar space)*.Life comes ...
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