What the hell is going on with Vastu?

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How can I convince people from blind vaastu principles that are prevaliing in the society?

Can I have some solid points with which I can oppose against vasthu?


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As far as i know.... if the person is "into VASTU".. then you can't make him stop believing in it...

Regarding the "points againts vastu"....there is nothing like that..

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Hey!

What do you think you are talking when you say..."blind" vastu principles???

Many vastu principles are found to have scientific basis and reasoning....

Some of them may not be relevent with todays life style....

So what you can do is first of all understand d underlying principle... and then tell the people how it used to be helpful to people in old days and why its not needed now......

But plz respect the old craft of vastu.. Its indegenous to us Indians...

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The Ancient Indian Art of Architecture is known as Vastu and the Ancient Chinese Art of Architecture is known as Feng Shui.

The positive effects of vastu and feng shui has been scientifically been proven and it depends on certain principles as mentioned above by "Sansarchi".

Both of them revolves around light, air and water. Do you know why in vastu, people prefer North as the best facing direction for studies and works? Because from all other direction we get UV radiations from sun except North and it is the coolest direction. That is also why people doing gemstones and diamond trade faces towards north direction..........Therefore while making a building structure it is always good to free the north side portion of building so that light and air can enter.

There are several other important features of vastu which has been proved. It helps to circulate positive energy in ones house.

It is good that people are getting aware of vastu. Its not a blind principle, as I said. The only problem that you might have faced is that you got the wrong "Vastu Guy" to check your house. Instead, buy a book on vastu and implement its principles on your own.

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ashhwinn wrote:
What the hell is going on with Vastu?

How  can I convince people from blind vaastu principles that are prevaliing in
the society. Can I have some solid points with which I can oppose
against vasthu?

It seems that you don't believe in vastu...

I don't blame you for that... vastu is just a mindset...

Believing in vastu is like believing in god... if you believe in it, no explanation is necessary, and if you don't believe in it, no explanation is possible...

Although, as you read in previous post, gradually modern scientists are scientifically proving vastu principles correct...

Vastu literally means arrangement; vastu shastra is the science of arranging... arranging anything... and everything in and around you... even the most unarranged room or unbuilt empty plot has some arrangement pattern in it... and vastu shastra is the science of rearranging that arrangement to suit us...

Tell me something ashhwinn, do u believe in astrology, palmistry or kundalis... do u wear gemstones... vastu is nothing but an extension of Indian astrology. Earlier vastushilpis were also distinguished astrologers (or distinguished astrologers worked as vastukaars). vastukaars used to first study the kundali of the plot owners and find the exact traits of that person from that kundali. they then designed his house or workplace according to that traits. the principles remained the same, but the proportions in which they were used were adjusted to suit that person. for eg. there is a ratio of north openings to the south openings, which depends on some calculations on kundali. the no of stairs in the house is also to be calculated from the persons kundali... the house was, thus, tailor-made to suit the owner and was 'falit' or fruitful to him. that is the reason why wealthy merchants and great rulers used to establish new capitals and build their own palaces, because it suited them. and kundali is the reason that even today, you will find majority of the pandits pursuing vastushilp. unfortunately, this science has almost eroded completely from the soil of this country. the science is lost, only the principles remain. this is the reason why vastu doesn't prove beneficial to many people and they call it bogus and fake and its principles 'blind'.

Although the real crux of vastu is the underlying kundali system, there is no harm following its principles. they are like a broad ranged antibiotic, beneficial to everybody but can cause side-effect to some exceptional person. and since vastu is 'hip' today, as architects, we should deliver vastu if our client asks for it and en cash it... for money is the primary goal of all architects... isn't it...

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Hey, there are points which we can create about this...

For eg.

If a plot is covered with three sides by buildings and tje south face of that house is open then we have to make it's front door facing towards south. Which is wrong according to vastu....

So if you think then you can create some of these contradictions against vastu...

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And the real question is, whether it works or not, people who believe it will either benefit from the effects or the placebo of thinking it does.  So if it's improving those people's lives, what does it matter?  If you don't subscribe to the idea of Vatsu or Feng Shui, then you don't have to work with it.  I don't, personally, but if someone said they wanted to make a building according to Feng Shui and said they wanted me to work with a "Feng Shui advisor" or something, it wouldn't bother me.
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Ok....

Let me remind you guys vastu isn't a thing which was designed for a single plot facing south. But it was for a full society, wherein every colony every city was supposed to be designed on vastu. (atleast they thought for the northern hemisphere...)

When it was said keep the north side open it didn't meen that you will have a giant smoke producing factory in the north of the city .

The city planners have a code wherein rarely plots were cut in those odd facings...

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cool_ani4u12 wrote:

If a plot is covered with three sides by buildings and tje south face of that house is open then we have to make it's front door facing towards south. Which is wrong according to vastu....

In vastu, if there is some problem in the the orientation, then there is also a solution to it...

For eg, a giant overhead tank is prohibited in front of the house in vastu. If you have a water tank in front of the house, just place a medium sized (2 ft x 2 ft approx.) convex mirror on your terrace. Thats it.

There is actually not much to vastu, and its not very expensive either, so i dont feel any harm in trying it...

I will surely use vastu when i build my house...

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What is the use or reason for placing the convex mirror?

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Maybe for dissipating the negative energy or impact created by the water tank...

I am not a vastu expert, just got to know a few bits and pieces here and there...

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yes u are right