WHAT ARE THE FIVE ELEMENTS ?
The Five Elements philosophy is in many religion and in many traditions. The basic philosophy is that the five elements had created the universe and in turn created us and everything around us. In different philosophy The five elements named differently. As per Hindu philosophy Pancha Mahabhuta are the five elements.
What are these elements ?
– Akasha or Ether or sky
– Bhumi or Earth
– Jal or Water
– Aagni or Fire
– Vayu or Air
In simple words …
The earth has been made and the Eco system on the earth has been run from these basic elements. The human body has also been made and survive from these five elements. So, everything around us and everything within us contains these five elements in different proportions.
Let us see a quote in one of the ancient books of hindu philosophy…
” When earth, water fire, air and akasa arise, when the five attributes of the elements become manifest then the yogi’s body becomes purified and he is free from illness, old age and death. “
What we understand that we should be connected to the five elements.We should also maintain the balance of these elements into our body.
How to connect ourselves with Five Elements ?
If we really want to connect with the five elements, then we have to start living within and surround by the five elements. The best way to do that is to involve five elements into our house or any living space around us.
We live in our house and spend most of our time within the house. Thus in order for us to be connected to the five elements the house has to be connected to them.and to do so, we can involve these element into our house in different ways.
Earth : Making the structure it self from the earth and try to retain it as naturally as the it allows.
Water : Water is involved with the structure in various ways. It is either flowing or creating just an ambience or affecting the microclimate..but it is always there.
Air : The air flows through our structures as naturally as it would outside because of basic climatic considerations, cross ventilation and open planning.
Fire : Fire is represented by the sun light, which allows the structure to be best lit at all times. Allow the structure to be oriented such that it has the required exposure to sun.
Sky : Sky is an element which can be seen and felt from various courtyards and open terraces within the designs.
Now, There are different architectural designs or elements which we can use in our house or any living space that incorporate these five elements.
So here we are explaining and detailing the different ways of involving ‘ Five Elements (Pancha Mahabhuta) * ‘ in our house. And you know what, by following this you can also make your house a sustainable or a green house.
Start Exploring Pancha Mahabhuta to make your house and so you healthy.
* As per Hindu philosophy Pancha Mahabhuta are the five elements.