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Tejas (P. tejo; T. me; C. huoda) 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.


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