Kalātattvakośa: Primal elements-Mahābhūta
Bettina Bäumer, Kapila Vatsyayan
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1988 - Arts, Indic - 446 pages
Kalatattvakosa series of the IGNCA has endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian tradition. Through an indepth investigation into the primary sources of various disciplines the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interlocking of different disciplines.
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According action Agni ākāśa appears aspect Based becomes bhūta body born Brahman breath called cause colour concept connected consciousness considered constituents context cosmic created creation deity Delhi derived described divine earth elements everything existence experience explains expressed Figure fire five five elements four functions gives gods gross ground heat heaven hence human idea identified important Indian jyotis knowledge light literature living Lord manifest material matter means mind movement moving nature object ocean offering organs original person prakrti present principle produced properties Purāņa qualities refers represented ritual root Samhitā Sāmkhya Sanskrit says ŚBr sense seven shining Siva soul sound space speech stage subtle symbol tanmātra taste tejas temple term texts things touch tradition transformation universe Upanişad various vāyu Vedic vital wind वा