The literal meaning of Vastu is the dwelling or
the place you live. Vastu comprises and deals with
four different architectural objects namely the
ground, the edifice or the structure that you live
or work, the conveyance and the bedstead and other
couches. Of these the ground is the chief object
and then the structure comes next. Good Vastu balances
the energy from the five elements of nature, which
are earth, water, fire, air ad ether of space or
akash, the four directions and their proper order
and balance. Vastu Shastra is applied astrology
and it belongs to Trantra, which is the applied
knowledge of Atharva Veda just like Ayurveda belongs
to Rig Veda.
our bodies be in harmony with the five elements
that are present in nature?
We are no different than plants or animals, if there
is no enough water or if the soil were not fertile
vegetation would not exist. As humans we have the
power to balance the elements by constructing good
Vastu homes ad allowing proper flow of energies
as scientifically lay down by our Vedas, Puranas,
Agama Shasthras and related literature.
you explain what happens when we live in enclosed
spaces of our homes?
When we live in enclosed spaces of our homes we
are restricting the flow of energies into our homes.
If the energies flow in the right direction then
there would be harmony.
is the importance of the entrance door?
The entrance door of the house is like the head
on a human body. What if the head is in wrong place,
if it is in the middle of the body, then we cannot
see or hear the way we do now f it positioned wrong.
Our head has the right place on the shoulders to
grasp the information, eat and drink and hear with
flexibility. Our house should also get the energies
from the right directions.
you explain how weights and landscape elevations
in our homes effects us?
With regards to weights, just take the simple example
of the bullock cart or the trunk of the car, it
is always on the back side, because it is easy to
pull the weight from behind, it is difficult to
push the weight if it is in the front. Our earth
is going forward from west to east, so less weight
on the east would be ideal. In the same manner,
the weights should be on the south side because
if you put the weight on our face or head we cannot
bear it but if we put the weights on our backs we
have the capacity to carry more. The southwest direction
should have the maximum weight and the northeast
side should have the least weight. The landscape
elevations will store the positive energies we receive
from the galaxies in the north and the suns energy
we receive from east.
likes open spaces, does Vastu place any value to
With regard to value on open places, Vastu definitely
places value on open spaces, because only due to
the open spaces the flow of cosmic energy will affect
positively on all living things including human
beings. Open spaces are full of energy. We should
spend as much time in the open as we can. Walk on
the earth barefoot. Walk on the grass early in the
morning with dewdrops bare foot to have good eyesight.
We receive the parna or vital energy from the open
space. With regard to our houses, we should have
more open spaces on the east and north and this
will help unrestricted flow of positive cosmic energy.
If there is more space on the west and south, our
building will naturally obstruct the flow of energy
on the south and west side and hence it would not
be not positive.
America we all live homes or apartments that have
already been built what basic Vastu can we follow
in terms of which is the best direction to sleep
or how to arrange furniture?
With regards to independent homes, there is a possibility
to make changes or using the right door way and
not using the wrong doorway etc.
Regarding apartments that are already built, if
the basic tenets of Vastu are followed it is ok.
If not an inspection of the flat by a consultant
will be worth your while. Some suggestions can be
given to over the ground object which is a very
important object, especially if we live on higher
floors. But if you live on the ground floor, try
to get an apartment-facing northeast. See that the
entrance doors are on the positive 50% of the apartment.
Positive being north and east. Always sleep with
your head towards the south. Leave two square feet
of the northeast corner of every room empty. Have
more weights on the southwest side. Any southeast
flat of an apartment block or house on any southeastern
portion of any street, site, village, town, or city
is not desirable. Always arrange heavy items of
furniture on the south and west side. Keep the television
on the North side away from touching the North wall.
which is the best place for the kitchen?
The best place for the kitchen is the Southeast
corner of the house and you should face east while
should the pool in the house be?
Have the pool always on the northeast of the north
side. Second best will be north east of east side
if it is an in ground pool but if it is above the
ground pool have it on the south or west side.
can you know if our home is positively charged?
One can get a very pleasant feeling when one enters
a positively charged home; the inmate's demeanor
would also explain the calmness. You can feel it.
When we visit a place of entertainment we feel happy
and excited, when we visit a place of worship we
feel peaceful and when we go to work place also
we feel energetic, When we enter our own homes,
as it is our dwellings and rest place we should
feel above given feelings as such we do and will
know that our home is positively charged. If the
house is negatively charged, the inmates constantly
quarrel and are also infested by ill health and
plagued with financial problems.
we determine our energy levels based on where and
how we live?
This is a very wide question, basically, it depends
on the age, eating habits, the personal astrology
of the person and the Vastu they live in. If our
dwellings place is positive and good our decisions
will be positive and energetic, innovatie and good.
But if the dwelling place is negative our decisions
and thinking will also reflect the negative aspects
of the place.
Vastu effects peace and harmony in the home as well?
Definitely Vastu shows results. If the Vastu is
bad, the bad results hit us immediately. If the
Vastu is good, then the results would come in slowly
and steadily and sometimes you can expect quick
results if both the Vastu and the personal astrology
are both very good.
can we gain wealth through Vastu?
If we construct our homes in accordance with good
Vastu principles, then we can gain wealth just look
at the picture of goddess Lakshmi, you can see water,
Lotus, She has four hands, Elephants, etc. The four
hands are nothing but chaturbhuja's our house should
be a square with four equal sides. All the gods
have four hands. Do men have four hands, no, it
is a way of telling us that the four sides of our
house should be equal distance, like the hands being
of equal size. In the geometry Bhuja is one side.
Chatur Bhuja means four sides. Square is ideal,
rectangle is ok. Water should be on the north east
side, with lotus flowers, red color or padma varna
is the color of hope and luck. She has a beautiful
face signifying the correct entry way, all these
are the signs that one has to get from the picture
of goddess Lakshmi. I am trying to bring out these
hidden secrets so that people can understand. Buddha
said every person should build a lotus pond also
when he constructs his house. The so called Hindu
religion is not blind faith, there is science behind
it. You don't have to be a Hindu to built a square
house or have water in the northeast side. Just
follow science. You can belong to any religion and
any faith. Vastu is pure science. That's it. There
are so many ways and means that you can attain wealth
by just following some simple rules.
Vastu help us gain enjoy peace?
Definitely. Along with Vastu, please check your
personnel astrology as well. Because Vastu Shastra
is a part of Jyothish Shastra which deals with the
effect of light on human beings. If Vastu is good
and astrology is also good, then nothing to beat
it. If Vastu is good and if the astrology is bad,
then you will be forced to leave the house and going
out of town for the next job and this is exactly
what is happening to many people. We do reap the
benefits of our good or ad karma but knowledge is
power and the mind with the knowledge is powerful
with synergy. Or mind can defy bad karma.