Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) on Vaastu Shastra (Part-1)
Question-1:What is Vaastu Shastra or Vasthu
Shastra or Vastu Veda? Answer-1: Vaastu Shastra is the science of designing buildings in
accordance with the laws of nature. These laws state that the
balance of the five elements must be maintained in order for
beneficial energy to enhance your environment. This science was
written in ancient texts called the Vedas.
Question-2:Is Vaastu Shastra associated with any religion? Answer-2: Vaastu Shastra is a mystical science and comes from the
Vedic tradition in India like yoga and meditation. Like these
follows, the health enhancing, life-giving
benefits of Vaastu
Shastra stand on their own.
Question-3:Why should we follow principles or guidelines of Vastu? Answer-3: If the
five elements of nature are balanced and all
obstructions to life-supporting energy are removed then you will
receive the maximum life enhancing energy and support of nature,
which will assist you in unfolding your full potential. You will
have more opportunities and your thinking will be clear to act on
them in the proper time.
Question-4:When should we follow Vaastu? Answer-4: It is best to follow Vaastu when purchasing or renting or
designing an office, home/house, apartment or
plot. You can also use Vaastu for any existing structure or even while designing your work
Question-5:When will I notice the benefits of Vaastu? Answer-5: When the elements are balanced in your environment,
opportunities will come. It is up to you to utilize these
opportunities. Sometimes you may notice some improvements right
Question-6:What are the basic principles of Vaastu Shastra? Answer-6: Everything that exists in the universe, including our
bodies, is made of five elements. These five elements are earth
(geomagnetic energy), water (gravitational energy), fire (solar
energy), air (wind energy) and space (cosmic radiation). These
forces have a powerful influence on us, as well as the environment. Vaastu is the science of arranging our man-made environments so that
we are in alignment with these forces of nature. If we are not
aligned with solar and geomagnetic forces we may experience illness,
misfortune and struggle. It is as if we are attempting to swim
against the current of a river.
The east is the source of solar, ultra-violet rays, and the north is
the source of magnetic energy. We benefit by keeping our environment
open to these life supporting energies. The harmful infrared rays,
which come from the south, and the destructive gamma rays, coming
from the west, cause disruption within the environment and our
bodies. Using the principles of Vaastu Shastra, we protect ourselves
from these rays.
Each of these elements is associated with a particular direction.