This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Subtle and gross elements

Next come the five tanmatras, which are elementary and incorporeal elements that act as the principles of the five bhutas or gross (corporeal) elements. We mention the gross elements here due to their connection with the tanmatras, but in the order of production they come last, and so they should be placed after the production of the eleven faculties we will mention immediately below. One may recall here that Vaisheshika cosmology had only to account for the bhutas, since these were proper to its point of view. Consideration of the tanmatras only become necessary when one wishes to connect the corporeal things to their non-corporeal principles.

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