Temples of Flesh and Bone
Sadhguru: Theerth is another kind of language, another way of speaking. People speak to convey life in some way. Theerth is another way of conveying life, a certain language of delivering life. You can make any of the five elements – the same water, the same air, the same earth, the same fire and the same space – behave in a completely different way without changing the chemistry of the substance.
In fact, that is what makes the Isha Yoga Center different. If you can change the molecular behavior of the very space, the very air that you breathe, you can make the five elements behave in a certain way that is conducive to life. You can also make them behave in a way that is not conducive to life.
This is the difference between wellness and illness, peace and turmoil, joy and misery, agony and ecstasy; this is all it is. The elements – the air that you breathe, the water that you drink, the food that you eat, the very planet that you walk upon behaves differently with you. By breathing the same air and drinking the same water, some people are creating illness, some are creating wellness. If you handle the elements accidentally or unconsciously, they could behave any way. There are conscious ways of handling it.
Theerth is just a language that speaks from the core. If you test the water in the Theerthakund chemically, it is 100% the same water as what comes in, no additions made, but feel it and see – it is very different.
The whole work is to make this body into an embodiment of that, to make this like a consecrated form. What is just flesh and bone can become Divine. This is the dream – to make bodies of flesh and bone into walking temples.