The five elements in Hinduism
the Panchaputhas on the note
could be contrived as secularism
as it is found in Buddhism to quote
the earth being the primary constituent
comes then the water in order
followed by fire and wind the continuant
finally could see the sky on the border.
The five elements form the cosmic quest
as the earth has two forms
one is the permanent and the best
those of the atoms in their form
the other being the perishable in test
being the karya or work, the animate and the inanimate
the mountains and their forms.
The second being water has two characters
the karya being transient in nature
the atom remains in character
the water from the oceans evaporates a beautiful feature
stay as a cloud in the sky in stature
fall down as rain a cyclic process.
That we breathe in and out is air
the terrific storm is a representation
so does the gentle breeze has air
the karya and the atom relate in a conjunction
the air in the stratosphere and other spheres
remains constant and occupies eternally
an eloquence found in the universe.
The fire as we nurture a fear
has tow of these features in dominance
its purpose is to generate heat to those in far and near
that of hunger evolved is a reference
be it to the digestive power
the other being the commonality
the fire we use to burn.
Ether is unique in a way
possesses the atom as the only character
it being eternal and being that of sound in all ways
be it natural or man made in reaction
the ether or Akash attracted the sages
as they could hear the divine sounds in a range
the mantra “OM” reverberates with a vibration.
The panchabutas do reign over the universe
a phenomenon that unites the diverse
the transient and permanent do not collide
as they are one, not another
from the one comes the other
the karya and the atom govern the universe.