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Godai / Five Elements

wǔ dà
godai
Godai / Five Elements Vertical Wall Scroll

五大 is the Japanese title for the five elements.

In Japan, the five elements differ slightly from the original Chinese. Therefore, in Japanese philosophy you have: earth, water, fire, wind and void (space).

The meaning of the first character is 5, but the second character means great or large. Some translate this as the five majors. 大 is only understood to be "elements" when you have 五 in front of it.

In Buddhism, this can be short for 五大明王, or the five great and wise kings.




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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Godai
Five Elements
五大godaiwǔ dà / wu3 da4 / wu da / wudawu ta / wuta


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五大

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wǔ dà / wu3 da4
wu ta
 godai / ごだい
Godai / Five Elements Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) {Buddh} (See 五行・ごぎょう・1) the five elements (in Japanese philosophy: earth, water, fire, wind and void); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 五大明王) five great wisdom kings; (surname) Godai
The five elements— earth, water, fire, wind, and space. v. also 五行 the five agents. In the esoteric cult the five are the physical manifestation, or garbhadhātu, v. 胎; as being in all phenomena they are called 五輪 the five evolvers; their phonetic embryos 種子 are those of the Five Dhyani-Buddhas of the five directions, v. 五佛; five elements

五大形

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wǔ dà xíng / wu3 da4 xing2
wu ta hsing
 godai gyō
The symbols of the five elements— earth as square, water round, fire triangular, wind half-moon, and space a combination of the other four; shapes of the five great elements

五大觀


五大观

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wǔ dà guān / wu3 da4 guan1
wu ta kuan
 godai kan
The meditation on the five elements 五大; meditation on the five elements

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