Written by S NAGARAJAN
Date: 16 March 2017
Time uploaded in London:- 5-14 am
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Self Improvement Series
Vastu is a living organism. Vastu books of Hinduism explain the secrets about the health of a construction or a building. The preparation of site, commencement of building, layout of building, disposition of rooms in the building, kitchen, worship room, bed room, living room, walking space in rooms, verandahs, Doors and windows, woodwork, well, compound around building, toilet are all very important and one should learn the art of Vastu and build the building according to the rules and guidance given by the sages to get the maximum benefits.
Each direction of the building is governed by planet. Each direction gives certain specific benefits.
Similarly, Feng Shui which originated in China 4000 years ago ensures improved health, better sleep, harmonious family relationship, longevity, active sex life, wealth, fame.
‘Chi’ is the subtle flow of electromagnetic energy which links all things in the universe. Buildings alter the flow of energy. The design and interior decoration of a building should enhance the kind of chi energy so that the occupants enjoy the maximum benefits.
One who follows Feng Shui will maximize his benefits.
Even though hundreds of complicated rules are laid, the basic rules if followed properly assure a trouble free life.
Vastu and Feng Shui accept the fundamental principles.
Some of the important rules are given below.
The Brahma Sthala or the centre point of the building is very important. It should be kept clean.
Chanakya in his,’Arthasastra’ lays down that in the midst of the king’s fort were to be constructed the temples of Siva, Vaisravana, the Asvins, Lakshmi and Madira (all Hindu deities).
Similarly in all the houses and commercial places, the centre place should be vacant and kept clean.
It is preferable if the building faces East or North East.
The building should never face South-East.
The bedroom should be on the South-West.
Kitchen should be preferably on the South-East corner of the building.
Worship room should be in the North-East direction.
The well should be provided on the North-East direction of the plot.
The concept of yin and yang offers a comprehensive way of looking at the world and how it affects you. Feng Shui explains Yin and Yang in detail.
Picture of Yin-Yang Symbol
The following chart explains Yin and Yang.
By understanding and applying Yin and Yang one can ensure harmonious life.
Vastu and Feng Shui are important for happy living.