Our whole cosmic quest of the world and beyond starts from the point of panchabhuta (five elements) which then manifests in an enjoining manner to form the life force and then, later, those five elements disintegrates to ensure a celestial traverse at the Paramanu (atom) level.
However, we will first try to understand these five elements which are Earth or Prithvi; Water or Jal ; Fire or Agni; Air or Vayu and then Ether. Each of these Five elements has its own character and celestial elements which we will gauge in the following lines.
Ether is unique as it has only one character i.e. eternal. Ether is the carrier of sound be it man made or otherwise. One can hear it. As ether is the only eternal element of the five elements it attracted the attention of various sages. The concept of Akashvani or Divine sound which is heard by sages of higher order is related to this Ether.The primordial mantra AUM then in modern times Raam or Shyaam are to work as linkages between Jivatma(life force--atman or soul) to Paramatman or (Omnipotent of supreme soul).The concept of sound and Mantra will be discussed in the next issue. Some features of this element are:
Qualities - soft, light, subtle and abundant
Action - provides room, looseness, openness
Facilitates - sound and non-resistance
Substance – Combustible, Spicy
Example - hollow and light foods – popcorn, wafers
Intake - increases softness and lightness in the body
The Guru Tatva Kit has to be installed on a Thursday in the North direction of your home or office. The Guru Tatva Kit should be placed in the North directions as the energies of Vishuddha Chakra, Guru Planet and Ether Element resides in this direction. Goddess Saraswati is the ruling Deity of the North direction. The Guru Tatva Kit has to be placed in the North area or room of the house. The Kit is best placed on some stool, side table or on a heavy duty wall stand.