Vaastu and Feng
Vaastu is an ancient vedic science/philosophy.
Vaastu was first revealed by the Source of Supreme Consciousness to a Vedic Sage
who was seeking answers as to how a person could live a life relatively free of
the sufferings and insecurities that even then had plagued man for much too
Many feel that the early Buddhist monks brought vaastu from India
to other parts of Asia were it evolved into the various schools of feng shui.
Vaastu is sometimes called the "missing key" to feng shui. Others feel that the
two philosophies are totally separate and were revealed to different cultures in
different places depending on their needs.
In any case even though their
differences may be irreconsilable vaastu and feng shui marry so beautifully in
many areas. It takes more than one tool to build a house. Use whatever will
enhance the energy of the site.
It is generally suggested that if moving
or building to apply the principles of vaastu, as the value of correct
foundation cannot be over-emphasized, particularly to a seeker of enlightenment.
If living in a home with faulty vaastu and moving is not an option, it is good
to employ feng shui cures.
Knowledge of vaastu will help the feng shui
practitioner and energy worker. Once it is understood how cosmic energy flows in
relation to the site, it will be possible to troubleshoot and predict and
prevent health problems, misfortune, divorce or other sufferings before they
One might ask how the site can affect one's health, happiness
and fortune. Think for one moment about the documented disadvantages of living
under or close to a huge electrical transformer. The bio-magnetic field of a
plot when seriously disturbed by the addition of a structure is no less
Cosmic energy enters the site from the
The principles of vaastu are simple.
Energy enters the site from the Northeast and is directed towards the Southwest.
It rises and splits. Half of it flows toward the Southeast, and half flows
towards the Northwest before rising and flowing on towards the
The North east has a double positive current and the Southwest
a double negative. South of Southeast and West of Northwest are positive. North
of Northwest and East of Southeast are negative.
The Northeast is called
Deva Moola or God's Place. Water is the element of the Northeast and will
enhance the energy there. Any time in nature there is water and light, there
will be life. The energy of the Northeast is very light and brilliant.
The East is the direction of Knowledge, Southeast is the direction of
Fire, South is the direction of Death, Southwest is the direction of Devils,
West is Rain, and Northwest is Vayu or Windforce.
North, Northeast and
East are in the positive field of the site.
South, Southwest and West are
in the negative field.
Therefore it is best to have a plot that faces
North or East (particularly if seeking enlightenment) as you would want to open
your door onto the directions of Wealth, Divinity, or Knowledge, rather than
onto the negative field of Death, Devils, and Rain.
It is interesting to
note that the area of the ba-qua that lines up with the front entrance refers to
the North reguardless of what direction the house actually faces. It is also
interesting that the entrances to the pyramids are facing North. North is the
prefered direction for one's dwelling to face.
Vaastu can help a person
puzzled by a recent change in fortune or health following a move.
Water is the element of the
The Northeast must always be lower and more open
than the Southwest. Depressions such as built in pools, ponds, valleys or wells
should not be placed in the negative field as any hole or depression will
increase the energy potential of a field. To create a depression in the South or
Southwest is to invite death and misery into the site. The natural flow of
energy is disrupted and it can be likened to the backing up of a septic system,
bringing untold suffering to the inhabitants.
When the Northeast is lower
and more open than the Southwest, the site becomes very rich in energy and the
inhabitants experience great blessings.
Heavy objects decrease the energy
potential of a field and are to be in the negative field. A mountain or a hill
in the Southwest can bring great fortune and good health. Heavy objects should
not be placed in the Northeast as no energy will be able to enter the site.
Closed Northeast = dead plot. The Northeast should be very low and
to the Southwest are beneficial, offering health, wealth
The directions in which one eats, sleeps and cooks, are
The Northeast corner of the house, both inside and out should
be very open. Some mistakenly put alters or religious staues
in the Northeast corner as it is called "Deva Moola" or
"Place of God."
This is not a good idea as the Northeast can be likened
to the windpipe of the site. It does not matter if one is
choking to death on a relgious artifact or on a green bean.
The result is the same. It is best to keep everything out
of the Northeast corner of all the rooms, but at the very
least clear the Northeast corner of the house and yard.
The Northeast strongly affects the emotions as the element
is water. Many mental disturbances or emotional disturbances
are indicative of a defect in the Northeast quadrent of
the plot or house. Sometimes a defect in the Northeast may
result in cancer of the head or neck.
One should not sleep in the Northeast, especially if ill
as recovery, if any, will be slow. Children who sleep in
the Northeast quadrent of the house may experience learning
or behavioral difficulties. If having difficulty conceiving
a child, move the bedroom to the Southwest.
The master bedroom should be in the Southwest. The Northwest
quadrent would be the second choice. Southeast bedrooms
can bring great irritability and insomnia.
The head should be directed towards the South while sleeping
or towards the east if a student.
It is best to face east when studying.
The kitchen should be in the Southeast. Northwest is the
It is not good to cook or to eat in the Northeast.
If a building or conglomeration of buildings are causing
too much of a disruption to an energy field, sometimes natural
disasters will occur. It is very important to chose a site
that is in harmony with cosmic and bio-energies. Interestingly
stonehenge appears to have been built according to vaastu.
In vaastu, the concern is in how the structure or compound
affects the natural energy field, not so much how the flow
affects the inhabitants. If one is not willing or able to
build in harmony with the natural order or to make the necessary
plot level corrections, the plot will one way or another
shake the inhabitants off, be it by illness, bankruptcy,
divorce, or even death. The worse the vaastu or the less
suited for habitability, the more rapid the ill effects.
This will shed some light as to why a certain house or site
may appear to be jinxed or is repeatedly up for sheriff
sale, etc. In many cases, making a few corrections to the
plot level will alleviate the problem for future generations.
A body of water which flows from South to North such as
the Nile or the Monongahela which flows into Pittsburgh
offers great spiritual potential.
In "Vaastu for Enlightenment" Dharma Dharini Bhagavad Dasa
writes of attending a satsang at a Kalki Temple and hearing
a man singing a bajan in his native tongue. The bajan contained
the words Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela. She approached
the gentleman and asked him to translate and it was something
to the effect of come to the sacred city of Pittsburgh at
the confluence of the Allengheny, Ohio, and Monongahela.
She was quite amused as she had never heard Pittsburgh and
sacred used in the same sentence before. Some of the attendees
of the satsang told her that most of the new temples in
the USA have been built in the Pittsburgh area.