The Five Cosmic Elements as Depicted in Indian and Chinese Cosmologies

02/11/2013 14:12

S. Mahdihassan

Indian and Chinese Cosmologies are compared, each containing five cosmic elements. The Indian elements are Akasha, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Akasha connotes Creative energy. As depicted it is substituted by reproduction projected as creation. Hence the male and female generative organs as Lingam-Yoni, already recognized in Hinduism as symbolizing the source of creative energy, have been depicted as such. The other four elements represent creation proper.  [Read more] ...