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Firelight, Fire, Light, Heat, Temperature


Mulapariyaya Resources
[MN 1]
PTS: Middle Length Sayings I, #1: Discourse on the Synopsis of Fundamentals, Horner, trans., pp 3.
WP: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: The Root of All Things, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans., pp 83
Examining the Mulapariyaya — Analysis
The Root Sequence, Bhikkhu Thanissaro, translation of the Mulapariyaya
Satipatthana Sutta: The Four Great Elements
[DN 33]
Digha Nikaya #33, pp288
PTS, T.W and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., Dialogs of the Buddha III #33 pp 219
PTS, T.W and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., Dialogs of the Buddha III #33 pp 228: 4:16; 6:16
WP, Walshe, trans, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, #33, pp491
BD: DN #33: The Compilation: 4.16; 6:16
[MN 28]
Middle Length Sayings, #28: The Simile of the Elephant's Footprint (Greater)
ATI: The Great Elephant Footprint Simile, Bhikkhu Thanissaro's translation.

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
tejo fire, firelight, intelligence, teaching heat Heat fire heat fire fire (or temperature)


Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede

Teja & Tejo: [Vedic tejas (nt) from tij to be sharp or to pierce = a (piercing) flame. See tejate; semantically (sharp>light) cp. German strahl (ray of light) = Anglo Saxon strael (arrow). -- The nt. tejo is the usual form; instrumental tejasā; cp. tapa and tapo] "sharpness," heat, flame, fire, light; radiance, effulgence, splendour, glory, energy, strength, power D. II.259 (personified as deva, among the 4 Elements paṭhavi, āpo, t., vāyo; cp. tejo-dhātu); S IV.215; M I.327...
Tejate: Latin. in-stīgo (to spur) (MO: instigate) English: stick
Tejana: the point or shaft of an arrow.
Te: secondary base of numeral 3
Ja: suffix from jan; born, produced, sprung or arisen from



Fire as fire, and flame and light and firelight, heat, the property of having temperature, brightness; sharp piercing light, intelligence, brilliance. >sharp as a tack; cutting wit; piercing intelligence, wit...1+1=3



"And what is the fire property? The fire property may be either internal or external. What is the internal fire property? Whatever internal, belonging to oneself, is fire, fiery, and sustained: that by which [the body] is warmed, aged, and consumed with fever; and that by which what is eaten, drunk, chewed, and savored gets properly digested, or whatever else internal, within oneself, is fire, fiery, and sustained: This is called the internal fire property. Now both the internal fire property and the external fire property are simply fire property. And that should be seen as it actually is present with right discernment: 'This is not mine, this is not me, this is not my self.' When one sees it thus as it actually is present with right discernment, one becomes disenchanted with the fire property and makes the mind dispassionate toward the fire property."

The Great Elephant Footprint Simile, Bhikkhu Thanissaro's translation


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