Questioner: Pranam Sadhguru. So, I have listened to you saying that 72% of our body is water, and if we drink the energised water, it really… we can have grip in the body and mind. Is it true with the air and food that we take? Because in the city, we have to live with the polluted air and the air-conditioned rooms in our companies. So, could you please explain the Bhuta Shuddhi process and elaborate it?
Sadhguru: If you tell your company, I am willing to work without the air-conditioner, they would be too glad. You would save them lot of money, isn’t it? And, it would be good for you in so many ways. But…. but… now the city is not in that kind of condition, where if you open your window – breeze will not come, smoke will come, smell will come, dust will come. So [gesturing around]… is good, convenient. But, you don’t have to sit here 24 hours – only for work. You can take a walk, whenever you can.
Anyway, 72% is water, 12% is earth, only 6% is air. In that 6% air – air is not always in the breath. Out of the 6% air that is here, it is only less than 1%, which you are breathing. Rest is simply there. For some people it is concentrated in the brain. But, otherwise in every cell in the body, there is air. So, when you say air, it’s not just the breath. 6% air is in every cell in the body. Just remove it a little bit from the brain, it will be good. It’s good if it’s in the lungs, and heart, and the muscles – they function better if there is Oxygen, you know. Do you know this – if you are Oxygen deprived, muscles become rigid. Because ‘this’ needs air, otherwise it will not work.
Water is 72%. So maximum care should be taken about the water, because it is 72%. If you are going to an examination – suppose it is like this – let’s say, you are going for physics examination. You have water, earth, this, that. But, just the water subject is for 72 marks. Naturally you spend more time reading about water, isn’t it? Studying water. Yes or no? Air is only 6% – you may not study, because you are ok with 94! Water you must study, because it is 72%.
You must take enormous care about the water, because it’s 72%. And, it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, or even without opening – if I say something to this water, it remembers. There has been lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water – from wherever the water works is – and pump it to your house. Let’s say, it went through 50 bends – pumped forcefully, with a certain force, which naturally is done. And, you are living on the 12th floor of the apartment. So, further forced up. Now they are saying, if it goes through 50 bends, about 60% of the water has turned poisonous. Immediately when it comes in the tap, if you take it and immediately drink it – it will work as poison in your system. If you take it, and hold it for some time, it will undo itself again. Because, the poisoning is not chemical. It is molecular. Molecular changes are happening. No chemical changes happening.
This is why traditionally, your grandmother always told you – always you must gather the water, keep it overnight in your house in a properly cleaned vessel, with vibhuti and kumkum on it, and one flower on it – yes or no? In traditional homes? Only tomorrow morning you drink it. Not as soon as it comes inside your house, you don’t drink it, because it carries all kinds of memories. In very traditional homes, people everyday do puja to the water pot. Yes! And, you never drink the water as soon as it comes. You keep it – give it enough time to undo itself, from whatever nonsense it has gathered, so that it is suitable for you when you drink it. Water you must take care, because it is 72%. It’s first class, you know, more than passing mark.
Next thing is food, because that’s the earth, 12% – still substantial, isn’t it? So, how food goes into you, from whose hands it comes to you, how you eat it, how you approach it – all these things are important.
Then comes your air – 6%. In that 6%, only 1% or less is your breath. Rest is happening in so many other ways. And, it’s important, especially if you have children – at least once a month, take them out somewhere. Not to the damn cinema, again breathing everybody’s nonsense. The air gets affected, just by the sounds, and the intentions, and the emotions – all the rubbish that’s happening on the screen, and all the rubbish that’s reflecting in human minds, of violence, of sex, of greed, of this and that – is affecting that limited air in that hall in a tremendous way.
So, instead of taking them to the cinema, take them to the river. Teach them how to swim. Climb a mountain. Where is mountain Sadhguru – Himalayas is so far away. Even a small hill is a mountain for your boy. Yes! Even a little rock – just go climb and sit on one of them. Children will enjoy it immensely. They will become fit. You will become fit. And, above all your body and mind will function differently. And, above all you are in touch with the creators creation, which is the most important thing. Not your own rubbish that you made. Yes, it’s comfortable right now, but it’s not everything.
So, instead of going to the restaurant, instead of going to the cinema, instead of going somewhere else like that – at least once a month. It doesn’t cost anything. Doesn’t cost anything. You can take your rice and aukai, and go and eat there – anyway you have it. You don’t have to spend money on this. Even better, if you don’t want to spend money even on the bus or car – all of you cycle. Just 3 km – 5 km outside Hyderabad, sit on one rock, just spend time there. Feel the sun, it’s very important you get some sun, air, good water – come back, you are doing Bhuta Shuddhi in a very natural way.
It is not the ultimate type of Bhuta Shuddhi. But you are doing some Bhuta Shuddhi. This is what I was saying just now. If you take care of food, water – air is not always in your hands, because you are living in a city. But water and food you can take care.
And, what kind of fire burns within you – that also you can take care. Sunlight has not become impure, isn’t it? Get some sunlight everyday, please. Get some sun on your body everyday, because sunlight is still pure, isn’t it? Nobody can fortunately contaminate it. And, what kind of fire burns within you – is it the fire of greed, fire of hatred, fire of resentment, fire of anger, fire of love, fire of compassion. What kind of fire burns within you, you take care of that, Then you don’t worry about your physical and mental wellbeing. It’s taken care of.