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Benefits of Good Vastu in the Home

Summary: This article examines the personal benefits we can expect from living in a home which meets the ‘good Vastu’ criteria.

The ancient texts on Vastu ascribe numerous benefits to having a home with a good Vastu. The benefits are said to be as follows:

  • An increased sense of wellbeing
  • Improved health [1]
  • Greater harmony in ourselves, our family and our relationships, less quarrels
  • A deeper feeling of self-awareness and inner peace – being more ‘connected’ with both our true self and our natural environment
  • Increased creativity leading directly to better problem solving – any issues arising are more easily solved and apparent problems become lessened
  • Increased wealth and financial stability [2]
  • Better spiritual progress
  • Greater sense of protection and security
  • Less risk of theft and damage from storms, floods, etc

Footnotes

[1] Just as ‘sick building syndrome’ (also known as ‘a building with very poor Vastu’) negatively impacts on our health, so a building with good Vastu positively impacts on our health.

However, we should be aware that Vastu is only one of the factors that affect our health. From a Vedic perspective other factors, such as our age, our returning karmas (which can also be reflected in our genetic makeup), the surrounding environment, our diet and chosen lifestyle can also affect our health. Fortunately, Vedic technology has ways of modifying at least some of our returning karmas via the remedial techniques prescribed by the karmic engineering system of Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). It also gives appropriate advice on diet and lifestyle tailored to our individual physiology through another of yoga’s sister sciences: Ayurveda (a holistic healthcare system).

[2] The Vastu of a home is said to have a direct influence on our prosperity and financial stability. A good Vastu is said to improve our chances of acquiring and maintaining wealth, whereas a poor Vastu is said to increase our chances of financial loss.

However, Vastu is again only one of the factors that influence our ‘gains’ and financial stability. Common sense tells us that wealth depends to a certain extent on our abilities and the effort we make in our endeavours i.e. our overall ‘merit’. From a Vedic point of view another factor is our returning karmas. Some of these can be assessed, and if necessary, improved through the remedial measures offered by the systematic methodology of Vedic Astrology. We should also take conventional financial advice and evaluate all the factors before investing!

In the West we tend to view wealth as just financial gain, whereas in the Vedic tradition it is viewed more holistically. For example, if we are not in good health it is difficult to enjoy our wealth. The various aspects of ‘wealth’ and prosperity are covered by the eight forms of Lakshmi mentioned in the Vedic literature. For example: the wealth of knowledge, wealth of food, wealth of children, wealth of courage and strength, general prosperity, money and good fortune, etc.

Additional Information

Summary of benefits of Vastu compliant living  and effects of poor Vastu, as stated  in the Vedic texts.

Further descriptions of the benefits of living in a home with good Vastu

Vastu: Top Tips for Better Homes

Summary:  Good Vastu creates a more healthy, harmonious, prosperous and peaceful home. By following the rules of Vastu we can help create harmony in our lives by designing our living spaces to be in tune with the laws of nature. This article examines the major Vastu (Vedic Architecture, Sthapatya Veda) factors to consider before buying a brand new house, or before moving into an older property.

Top Tips for Better Homes through Vastu

Whether buying a brand new house or moving into an older property here are some top tips based on Vedic Architecture’s principles to help get a better Vastu:

Avoid major negative influences from the nearby surrounding environment. So don’t move into a house near to cemeteries or crematoria, prisons, hospitals, heavy industries, power stations, abattoirs, etc. See detailed article on locations to avoid

Reject outright houses with an inherently poor Vastu, such as those with a south facing front door, toilets in the north-east corner, etc.

Modify dwellings to improve Vastu factors. For example, if we can change a main entrance direction from the inauspicious south facing to a much more beneficial east or north facing, we can improve the property’s Vastu considerably. Even changing the direction in which we sleep, so our head points towards the East or South, can improve matters.

Optimise Vastu for the building by re-allocating rooms according to the principles of Vedic Architecture. For example, we could re-designate certain rooms as the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, etc., according to their orientation and location in the building.

Mitigate for less than ideal Vastu. For example, it is said we can improve the general ambiance and harmony in a building by using appropriate yantras, mantras, certain crystals, homas and pujas, burning incense, Vedic Chanting, playing Gandharva Veda music, etc.

So we should avoid major negative influences from the surrounding environment. We can also modify and optimise entrance orientations, sleeping directions and room utilisation so as to increase the beneficial effects. If we further increase the positivity of the environment by suitable mitigation strategies we should end up with an acceptable Vastu. This will ensure a life-supporting, happy and harmonious home in which to live.

We should all accept that a perfect Vastu is, in most cases just not possible. Unless of course we build a purpose designed dwelling conforming to all the rules of Vedic Architecture, in an optimally planned community, laid out according to the Vastu rules of town and city planning.

Although not specifically stated in the Vastu rules, it seems to make sense to buy a house from people who are reasonably happy, healthy and prosperous and who want to move for some reason other than misfortune.


Additional Information

A detailed article on factors to avoid in the surrounding environment

Frequently asked questions on Vastu FAQs – 1, FAQs – 2, FAQ’s – 3

A general introduction to Vastu

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