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by DarwidHalim Fri May 18, 2012 10:31 am
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Inoancient Indian, Chinese, and many asia countries, they are these 5 major
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elements:
Earth (upward-moving prana), Air, Water, Fire, and Space. They
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pranas and
are all symbolic for

5 major pranas.

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Acupunture works based on 5 pranas.Indian ancient medicine also works based on these 5
pranas.
Are there any discussions about these 5 pranas and its function from Pali tradition?
Are there any discussions as well about medical/medicine from Buddha in Pali tradition?
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!
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Re: 5 pranas and their symbolic


by Bonsai Doug Fri May 18, 2012 11:47 am
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good site to search books and Suttas:

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I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.
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Re: 5 pranas and their symbolic


by Nyana Fri May 18, 2012 3:20 pm
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Are there any discussions about these 5 pranas and its function from Pali tradition?

Not in terms of the five elements. However, the internal winds are listed as aspects of the the
wind element. MN 62 Mahrhulovda Sutta:
What is the internal air element? Whatever internally, within oneself, that is air, airy,
and clung-to, that is, upward moving winds, downward moving winds, winds in the
stomach, winds in the bowels, winds that course through the limbs, in-breath and outbreath, or whatever else internally, within oneself, that is air, airy, and clung-to: this is
called the internal air element.

DarwidHalim wrote:

Are there any discussions as well about medical/medicine from Buddha in Pali tradition?

I think there are Pli medical texts, but I have no idea about the contents. There are a number
of texts listed in Ven. Nyanatusita's Reference Table of Pli Literature under Anthologies from
the Suttantas and the Commentaries, Paritta, Cosmology, Medicine, and Lexicography.
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Re: 5 pranas and their symbolic


by DarwidHalim Sat May 19, 2012 12:10 pm
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However, the internal winds are listed as aspects of the the wind element. MN 62
Mahrhulovda Sutta:

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What is the internal air element? Whatever internally, within oneself, that is air, airy, and
clung-to, that is, upward moving winds, downward moving winds, winds in the stomach, winds
in the bowels, winds that course through the limbs, in-breath and out-breath, or whatever else
internally, within oneself, that is air, airy, and clung-to: this is called the internal air element.

Thank you. This Sutta indicates that internal energy is mentioned briefly in Pali. However, how
to utilize this wind energy (prana) is not discussed. From of all this energy, Buddha in Pali
tradition seems only elaborate one, which is in-breath and out-breath (anapanasati)
The rest of the energy are mentioned, but how to utilize or practice them is not mentioned.
The 5 pranas (Pali : Sankrit)
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Upward-moving wind : upward moving prana (symbolized as earth)


Downward-moving wind : downward moving prana (symbolized as water element)
Winds in the stomach : fire-like wind (symbolized as fire)
Winds in the bowel: ??
winds that course through the limbs : pervasive prana (symbolized as air element)
Thank you for your information.
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!
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Re: 5 pranas and their symbolic


by marc108 Tue May 22, 2012 4:50 pm
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Outside
of the Suttas, Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
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Anapanasati
using the Breath Energies.
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& Thanissaro Bhikkhu both have teachings on

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us,
to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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