It is all about quality of life
It is impossible to adhere to Vaastu tenets in a city. Vaastu is only an attempt at raising your quality of life. That quality of life depends on your physical and mental well-being. A BRIS presentation.
Writing about vaastushastra in MCHI’s Property cape was in the back of mind. However, the purpose of my writing is to clear the fears in the mind of builders and end user investors about themisconception surrounding vaastushastra and it tenets. The idea is to dispel the fears created by the so-called Vaastu consultants through threats of destruction, death, disease and miserable life.
If vaastushastra is called a science, then there has to be logical answers to all the tenets. Well, let me try to clear the fears in the minds of builders and end-user investors. Vaastu is nothing to be afraid of. Neither it demands demolitions nor is it difficult to follow.
No premises can be Vaastu-negative without designing the interiors. For, interior layouts carry more weight age then the exteriors. In my subsequent articles, let me identify the problems Vaastu is facing in the present day context and offer solutions to the same.
Vaastushastra has fascinated some and irritated others, but it has intrigued everybody. This ancient science deals with architecture at the material and psychological levels. Its tenets have a strong scientific and sociological basis.
There is a wealth of information in vaastushastra that only a serious study can unearth. But, it should not be forgotten that the tenets, the dos and the don’ts were written in much simpler times.
In any writing on vaastushastra, you must first ponder the fact that the person who discovered, studied and complied the tenets of vaastushastra have almost eluded the pages of history.
Among the several scattered works in Sanskrit literature on vaastushastra, a few treatises give comprehensive information defining Vaastu as “ anywhere where immortals and mortals live” and dealing with all facets of god’s and men dwellings, from the choice of the site to the iconography of the temple walls, and also village layouts and construction techniques.
An outstanding example of a comprehensive text on vaastushastra is the Mayamata. Written sometime between the 11 th and 12 th century, the content of the Mayamata is much more tightly structured and systematic than other preceding and encyclopedic text such as the Manasollasa.
Or, the Samaranganasutradhara. Or, other better known treatises on architecture and iconography such as the Mansara and the Kamikagama, both of which are particularly akin to the Mayamata.
The truth is that the original Vaastu script is lost and all modern available texts are only compilations. This has made Vaastu a victim of unscrupulous interpretation. I am not saying that all Vaastu gurus are mouth pieces and can only tell you what you have to do and what happens if you don’t.
Majority of them cannot answer the important question, why? Most Vaastu gurus and non-professional and cannot possibly give any scientific explanation. They might ask this question. All this talk about science is fine, but can vaastushastra be applied totally to an urban home or blocks of apartments?
Yes and no. It is impossible to adhere to vaastushastra completely in a city mainly because of congestion. If Vaastu asks you to leave a particular direction open, there might be a tall building standing there. Moreover, an apartment in a city might not adhere to Vaastu tenets. So, go to the micro level and make adjustments in the interiors. For, the exteriors cannot be changed.
The last word
Any house has eight directions. That is the north, the south, the east, the west, the northeast, the northwest, the southeast and the southwest. If vaastushastra tents are followed in the house, it will definitely solve a lot of problem of city dwellers. So, concentrate on yours interiors.
Fine, vaastushastra tenets are based on four elements of nature. That is the sun energy, the magnetic field of earth, the wind energy and the gravitational force. Of the above four, the first two are directly connected to an individual’s mental and physical health directly. The other two are connected to the architectural part of his house.
Anyway, this is what you should keep in mind. Vaastu is only an attempt to raise the quality of your life. And that quality of life depends on your physical and mental well-being and financial standing.