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- Disposition, Element
- The Element/Disposition
- Skt. धातु, dhātu, Pron.: dhatu. m. layer, stratum, constituent part, ingredient, element, primitive matter (= (mahā-bhūta)) (usually reckoned as 5, viz. [kha] or (ākāśa), (anila), (tejas), [jala], (bhū) to which is added (brahma), a constituent element or essential ingredient of the body (distinct from the 5 mentioned above and conceived either as 3 humours [called also [doṣa]] phlegm, wind and bile [cf. [purīṣa], [māṃsa], (manas)] or as the 5 organs of sense, [indriyāṇi], where [śrotra], [ghrāṇa], (āsya), (hṛdaya) and [koṣṭha] are mentioned as the 5 dhātu of the human body born from the either] and the 5 properties of the elements perceived by them, (gandha), (rasa), (rūpa), (sparśa) and (śabda) or the 7 fluids or secretions, chyle, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow, semen cf. Suśr. [[ras^adi] or [rasa-rakt^adi], of which sometimes 10 are given, the above 7 and hair, skin, sinews cf. BhP.]) primary element of the earth, i.e. metal, mineral, are (esp. a mineral of a red colour) element of words , i.e. grammatical or verbal root or stem (with the southern Buddhists (dhātu) means either the 6 elements [see above] cf. Dharmas. xxv or the 18 elementary spheres [dhātu-loka] or the ashes of the body, relics [cf. [-garbha]])
- Kham (Tib. ཁམས་, Wyl. khams), often translated as Eastern Tibet