Saturday, January 21, 2012
The element fire, is the third of the five (pancha) great (maha) elements (bhutus).
Evolved through ether and air, it contains the essence of both these elements. Ether provides fire the space to exist within and air gives fire the capacity to burn.
It is because of air that fire will never be still.
Providing heat and light fire is the generator of energy in the body and is associated with the 3rd chakra, manipura.
Fire is the process of liberating energy from its source.
Fire is connected to the visual sense, providing light for perception. The strength and intensity of one's vision is the function of fire.
The feet are the organs of action associated with fire. We can react quickly through the feet to dangerous fire or walk towards friendly fire. The choice of direction and the insensity of action are both functions of the fire element.
Care must be taken, if a person become too focused, intense and self-expanded. The antidote being the element earth as a container for the fire and not the source of fuel.
With earth as its container, patience and reliability operate to ensure that pure inspiration does not eventually burn the souce of its own vision.
Published: Light on Ayurvedai Journal
Author: Dr. Marc Halpern