Explain the reason for using the five streams in the word
The hazy explanation in my mind needs to be bolstered by
What are these five elements in ancient India?
Earth or Prithvi; Water or Jal; Fire or Agni; Air or Vayu and
then Ether or Akasha.
These elements form the structure of the universe and human
body and senses, say the scriptures.
What do they stand for?
Earth - Heavy, solid and dense, the earthy people are
grounded, stable, stubborn, and hard.
It is associated with smell, muscle, bones, teeth, the base
of the spine, and the soul.
Water – Fluid and soft, water is associated with sweetness,
emotion and fertility.
It is associated with taste buds, the heart, reproductive
organs, and fat tissue.
Fire - Energy, visible light and heat are qualities of fire
which is penetrating, subtle and dry.
It is associated with the eyes, brightness of the skin and
Fire prioritizes truth and clarity over relationship.
Air - Movement and direction, air is light, dry, subtle, cold
It is associated with the breath, mind, touch, and the
Ether - Space, soft, cosmic rays and receptivity mean ether.
Isolation, loneliness or spiritual practices that increase
consciousness have ether element.
It is associated with the spirit, sound and the ears.