The great mystery I am still struggling to come to terms with is, the way apartments are processing, treating and using water! The classic statements are…
- TDS is very high.
- We don’t know what to do
- We use softeners, alkaline water…..
- We’ve spent tonnes of money to treat our water
On the flip side, most residents end up saying…
- The water is so terrible
- My hair is getting really bad; Skin is really terrible
- Plants are not growing
- So much water is getting wasted
- We are damaging the environment….
..and ironically, everyone’s busy measuring water, not the outcome expected from water!
I remember my 6th standard science- on doing experiments.
There was a defined Objective; in order to get to the objective, we decided to use a set of inputs and methods; using these we checked if the objective was met; if it was met we recorded the Inputs and Methods that were used, as a standard to follow; if we didn't meet the objective, we changed the inputs and methods, till we achieved the objective, and then recorded the same!
In this case, apartments have gradually forgotten the Objective, and switched to testing and measuring water – Water is the Input and not the Outcome! Slowly and steadily, measuring water became the Objective itself!
The Objective should have been what was expected out of water – as highlighted above in ‘what residents said…’ – to have water that helps keep hair, skin, plants etc., healthy.
If this becomes the objective and it is achieved, then what to measure in water will become much clearer.
Hence, it makes me wonder if we know what we should be measuring in water!
Some points to think about …
- Do we really know the role of water? Do we truly understand water?
- Is our body one single entity which is fully acidic, that everything we drink has to be alkaline?
We are a factor of so many different organs and organ systems. Each one being acidic or alkaline at various organs and at different points in time; and also different for different people
Let me discuss a basic example – one of the most commonly known treatment of water is Chlorination. Without getting into complex science – water is H20; when you chlorinate – adding chlorine or compounds of chlorine, then H2O + Cl2 should become HCl or HOCl or… ..but water is H2O! How is it water any more? ..and our cells need water!
It is important that we understand the role of water correctly.
The deeper role of water has been extolled in our scriptures; reason why, across centuries we’ve been using water as basis for our rituals, across cultures.
Here are two lines that appear in every verse of Mantra Pushpam (Taittriya Upanishad)
Yopam ayata nam veda ayata navan bavati
Meaning, one who understands the essence of water, will understand the essence of life!
Couldn’t have been said without a reason!
The role of water is not just quenching thirst.. its role is to carry life energy and deliver it to our cells. In common language we call it Prana!
The biggest problem we need to wake up to is – we are over-treating our waters, and in the process depleting the water of its life energy.
Net effect, we have physically clean water but lacking the life energy!
Jiva Water Devices – which have been globally launched, with the very purpose of restoring the life energy in our water, have been receiving extremly encouraging feedback.
This would be a great service to the residents and Planet Earth, in one go!
Water is not a commodity
Srinivasan Vitoba, Founder-Jiva Water