The universe, including the house within which you dwell, namely the body, is composed of the five elements: earth, water, fire, wind and ether – elements that act upon the senses as smell, taste, colour, touch and sound. Since elements are ‘divine emanations’, each of them has to be treated with reverence and circumspection. For example: take the earth. If you scatter seeds on the soil, or plant them too deep in the soil, they may not throw up their shoots! Pouring water down your throat can very well become torture, if the limit is crossed. You cannot breathe comfortably in a typhoon, nor can your eardrums stand the pressure of an explosion within earshot! Any use of the elements, over and above legitimate bounds, is a sacrilege. So too, each element must be used under some limitations, not as and how you like. Treat the elements as a vesture of the Almighty.