Our lives are surrounded and governed by the five elements of nature with which our bodies, too, are composed of. The physical creation comprises of everything which can be touched, heard, seen, tasted or felt. Creation, thus is a composition of all these five elements put together. In fact, every form of creation by God is a result of an amalgamation of these five elements right from our body, the planets, the universe to the cosmos. It is just a matter of five ingredients known as the Pancha bhoota tatvas. Everything else is dependant on these five elements like our well being, health, power, wealth, name and fame in society, and even our ability to create what we want and so on.
I can assure you that these five elements can be controlled and mastered over by individual people to quite an extent both knowingly as well as unknowingly and consciously as well as unconsciously. However, the extent to which one gains mastery over it depends upon many factors and that in turn signifies the nature of one’s body and mind and the nature of what they do, how successfully they do it and how far they can see i.e their insight about a thing, all of it can be understood through this.
Shiv as Bhuteshwara determines this only. ‘Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwara’- meaning one who has mastery over the Panch Bhoota Tatvas can easily determine the quality and destiny of his life, at least in the physical realm.