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Tejas (P. tejo; T. me; C. huoda 火大) translates as fire. It is also called tejodhātu (fire element). It is identified as one of the four primary elements (mahābhūta).

Tejas (fire) has the property of heat.

Pali tradition

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma states:

The fire element (tejodhātu) has the characteristic of heat, its function is to mature or ripen other material phenomena, and it is manifested as a continuous supply of softness. Both heat and cold are modes in which the fire element is experienced.[1]

Sanskrit tradition

The Khenjuk states:

The fire element is heat and [its function is] ripening.[2]


  1. Bhikkhu Bodhi 2000, s.v. The fire element.
  2. Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. The Aggregate of Forms.


External links

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