Vaastu is a Sanskrit word that means earth. Originated in ancient India, the subject is integral to architectural science. The concept is still relevant in modern context. Contrary to a widespread belief, Vaastu is neither occult nor a religion. Vaastu has its origin deeply rooted in science encompassing physical, spiritual and psychological aspects of a construction through thorough studies of cosmic influences on buildings and their inhabitants.
Areas & Aims of Vaastu
The people in ancient India believed it is possible to create a peaceful ambience, improve health and add to wealth by making a good use of positive energies. One can accomplish it by adhering to some solid and scientific guidelines while constructing a building. Vaastu tips tell us how we can block negative energies to avoid depression, disaster and diseases by living in a building that invites positive vibes from the cosmic field. In Vaastu, it is possible to overcome the harmful planetary effects and make the most of positive energy.
Fundamental Principles of Vaastu
In Vedic science, wisdom is never complete without in-depth knowledge about the cosmic sources and it can be obtained only through meditation. Therefore, Vaastu Shastra discusses the guidelines received from the supreme authority of the universe. The fundamentals of Vaastu is strongly based on the assumption that the earth is a living creature and the origin of other living organisms and organic forms. The concept leads to a conclusion that every particle on the space and earth is full of ‘live energy’.
The Vaastu Shastra tells us that five forces – Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Space – control the principles of creation. These forces act together or collide with each other to generate harmony or disaster. According to this ancient science of construction, every dwelling on the earth is influenced by the cosmic energy to some or significant extent. In other words, every building is under direct influence of the nine planets and five elements.
The planetary structure and five elements are not changeable but we can bring changes in our life by following some simple and scientific tips deeply rooted in Vaastu. Therefore, Vaastu, as a science, is for everyone to follow to welcome peace and prosperity to one’s home and life.
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