What is the importance of Vaastu in Modern Life ?
This science is complete in itself.
Happiness to the whole world it can bring
All the four benefits it bestows on you
Rightful living, money, fulfillment of desires and bliss
Are all available in this world itself”.
Vaastu is the ancient Indian science of architecture man-made structures and a part of the Vedas specifies the word ‘Vaastu’ in Sanskrit as the earth, and in the modern context it covers all types of constructions. Vaastu pertains to the physical, psychological and spiritual order of the built environment, in consonance with the cosmic energies. It is a study of planetary influences on buildings and the people who live in them, and aims at providing guidelines for proper construction.
The ancient Hindus believed that for peace, happiness, health and wealth one should abide by the guidelines while building a dwelling. It tells us how to avoid diseases, depression and disasters by living in structures, which allow the presence of a positive cosmic field.
The layout of your residence or work place is very similar to an Horoscope. In astrology one cannot tame the baneful planets whereas the science of Vaastu prescribes that the Earth being one of the nine planets is the best approach to configure to our needs and get the best results and get benificial results from such ill effects of the planets.
Since Vedic wisdom is considered to be synonymous with divine knowledge of the cosmic mind obtained by sages in deep states of meditation, Vaastu Shastra or the science of Vaastu is thought to contain the guidelines given by the Supreme Being.
The principles of of this wonder science had been explained in ancient Hindu scriptures. Fundamental premise of this science rests on the assumption that the earth is a living organism, out of which other living creatures and organic forms emerge, and so every particle on earth and space possesses ‘live energy’.
According to Vaastu shastra five elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Air or atmosphere and Sky or space – governs the principles of creation. These forces act for or against each other to create harmony and disharmony. It also says that everything on earth – in some form or the other – is influenced by the planets, and each of these planets guards a direction. So our dwellings are under the influence of the five elements and the nine planets.
If the structure of your house is so designed that the positive forces override the negative forces then there is a beneficial release of bio-energy, which helps you and your family members to live a happy and healthy life. A positive cosmic field prevails in a house as per the principales laid down, where the atmosphere is congenial for a smooth and happy life. Contrary to this, if the same structure is built in a manner that the negative forces override the positive, the overbearing negative field makes your actions, efforts and thoughts negative. Herein comes the benefits of Vaastu, which guides you to have a positive atmosphere at home.
Evidently, Vaastu is akin to the science of geopathy, the study of the diseases of the earth. Geopathy recognizes that electromagnetic radiations that are cosmic in origin surrounds the globe, and that radiation distortions can make a site unsafe for construction. Geopathic stress may also attack the immune system and cause health related problems.
There are also a lot of similarities between Vaastu and its Chinese counterpart Feng Shui, in that they recognize the existence of positive and negative forces (Yin and Yang) except for the fact that the latter attaches too much importance to gadgets, like flutes, mirrors etc. In Fend Shui the nine year cycle in a human beings causes a problem by shifting one to a different place which is not practicle, hence Vaastu is gaining rapid popularity in India and abroad.
Does this wonder art make any sense? While many people still strongly believe in Vaastu, the common consense is that it is an ancient science, which was useful in conditions prevailing in ancient times, but nowadays, the modern theory of Vaastu is sweeping across the Western World due to the benifits people derive from this Science of Movement and Placement.
Hence, rediscovered again the Modern Science of Vaastu came into practice in residence and industries.
Gist of Vaastu:
Man’s quest for health and happiness has been rewarded by Nature in various forms. The evolution thereof is a never-ending process, though the momentum, depending on several factors, keeps on changing. ‘Vaastu’ is one of such forms. Now you too can arrange HOUSE and WORK PLACE according to Vaastu and make your life a little more happier and harmonious.
Advantage of Vaastu over Feng-Shui:
Vastu or Vaastu is gaining rapid popularity in India and abroad due to the fact that it has Universal Applicability and no Religion boundations are involved in it. It has no signifcance of geographical boundaries required as in Feng-Shui.
Vaastu as a science is in no way related to performing rituals. It stands alone of looking at various dimensions for getting the people living in house rid of ill effects of the negative forces and provides shield against against such ill effects.
Subbir Kumar Datta
(Residential & Industrial