Earth, Water, Fire, and Air


Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space - all the elements that composed this world from ancient universal system. It is actually not too far away from modern scientific theories. For example, in our body, the flesh, muscle and bone are earth; the blood and liquid are water; heat (temperature) is fire; and our breath is air - all these elements have tremendous space in between, as modern physics has proved.

Since we are composed with elements, our wholesomeness depends on the balance of them. Too much earth, we are too heavy; too much water, we will be swelling; too much heat, we have a fever; not enough air, we are winded. All kinds of illness come from the imbalance of the elements. It can extend to very subtle levels.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche said in his book "Healing with Form, Energy, and Light": "... If we relate to the natural world as a collection of lifeless mechanical processes, it is lifeless for us. If we relate to our bodies as machines, they are machines to us. If we relate to religion as a fantasy, it is a fantasy to us. But if we relate to the natural world as alive, full of spirits and elemental beings, the natural world speaks to us... Thinking in terms of the elements does not mean giving up our understanding of modern chemistry, physics, medicine, and psychology. The elements give us a more fundamental metaphor that helps to explain the dynamics that lie beneath these different disciplines."

"Four Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air"- Archival quality digital prints (giclee prints), each one is an individual piece. The image size of each one is 6 by 6 in., the paper size of each one is 8 by 11 in. Sold four pieces as a group; frame not included. Signed by artist. Limited edition. (click on the picture to see a larger image).

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