Basic Principles: the 5 Universal Components of Life

02/11/2013 12:39

In Tibetan Medicine, one finds both Asian systems of these famous "five elements":

   The Indian system, in which they apear primarily as the 5 fundamental components of all relative phenomena, corresponding to what, on one level, we would currently call matter, bonding, thermodynamics, kinesis and space.

   The Chinese system, in which they appear in a more dynamic sense, corresponding to four general phases of all life cycles and an underlying ground state, i.e. initial growth, maturation, decomposition and resorption into the whole, that is taking place on all sorts of levels and over all sorts of timescales, from the molecular right up to the duration of a human life. [Read more] ...