Question: You talked about the body. I want to know what the connection is between the body and the five elements.
你谈到身体。我想知道身体与五大元素之间的关系是什么?

Gurudev Ravi Shankar:
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Earth, water, fire, air, ether – the five elements. If any one of this element is missing, this body cannot stay or sustain. Isn’t it? Earth element – food, water element, then you need fire element or heat. Without heat, this body cannot survive. Then is air – impossible for body to exist without it, and space or ether. The five elements have been the cause or reason for the body’s existence and what happens to this body? It has come out of the five elements and will go back to the five elements, this is science.

土、水、火、空气、以太 – 这五大元素。如果缺少任何一个元素,这具身体就不能保留或维持下去了,不是吗?土元素 – 食物、水元素,然后你需要火元素或热能。没有了热能,这具身体就无法生存。然后是水 – 没有它,身体不可能存在,还有空间或是以太。这五大元素是身体存在的原因或理由,而这具身体发生了什么?它来自于五大元素,并将回归到这五大元素,这就是科学。

There are five elements in the dead body also. So what is the difference between a living and a dead body? In a living body, there is life and what is this life?

尸体也有五大元素。那么,活生生的躯体和尸体有什么区别?在活生生的躯体中,有生命的存在,而这生命是什么?

When the question begins then you see oh, ‘PRANA’ – there is life force, and then you go deeper into the study of ‘PRANA’ and you see there is something more than ‘PRANA’.

当你开始探索时,你会发现 哦 “精微生命的能量” – 有生命力,然后你更深入地研究“精微生命的能量”,你会发现超越“精微生命的能量”的东西。

What is that, that is the mind! Oh, then what is the mind? How many types of mind are there? How many functions of the mind are there? This curiosity takes you to the ‘Art of Living’.

那是什么?那就是心智!哦,那心智又是什么?有多少种心智?心智有多少种功能?这份好奇心将带你进入“生活的艺术”。