Appropriate Use of Five Elements
If we were to examine the human body from the standpoint of science: hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon are present in the human body. From hydrogen came carbon. Due to heat, carbon becomes oil. This is called crude oil. When we refine crude oil, it becomes kerosene. When kerosene is further refined, it becomes petrol. When petrol is further purified, it becomes white petrol and then gas. There are different types of gases: tear gas, mine gas and laughing gas! Some people swoon because of these gases, some laugh, and yet some others cry. Where do they all come from? Hydrogen is the basis for all of them. Hydrogen is very powerful. From a scientific view, hydrogen comes from the sun. Since the sun is very far from earth, only a fraction of the hydrogen that emanates from the sun reaches the earth while a lot of it fritters off on the way. That fraction of hydrogen, which reaches the earth, gives rise to wind, water, fire, etc. Hydrogen is responsible for evaporation of water from the ocean. Again, hydrogen is responsible for water to come down to earth in the form of rain. Hydrogen makes vegetables grow. Proteins and vitamins that exist in man are due to hydrogen. Scientists are able to find out so many things due to the effects of hydrogen. Over the years, the existence of forests has maintained the balance in nature.
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Source: Art and Science of Management in Ancient India, Chapter 4, Man Management: A Values-Based Management Perspective