The principles of Vaastu
Shastra and Feng Shui can be scientifically and
metaphysically explained. Both have nothing to do with
religion of philosophy. The aim of these principles is
to bring about harmony between man and the environment
in which he is living. The aim is to bring about
harmony between man and cosmic principles and teach
him to show deference to nature and its laws.
All human activity takes place in a particular place and at a
particular time. Vaastu and Feng Shui help us create an
environment that is favorable to our well being and one that is
in tune with cosmic order. But while doing this, we cannot
expect these two theories, to do away with all the problems that
affect our environment. By applying the principles of Vasstu and
Feng Shui we can only improve our environment. While trying to
improve out environment using the principles of either Vaastu or
Feng Shui, we must consult experts on the subject. If these
principles were so simple and easy then, everyone who has read
anything on both should be an expert. This is not the case. So
while planning to make changes in the environment using these
principles always use the best expert.
Vaastu principles are based on the rays of the sun and the
energies of five elements. For these principles to be effective,
they must to applied as a whole and not in bits and pieces to
suit immediate needs. You must apply Vaastu principles with
complete belief and with respect for its laws. If not the
principles will not withstand testing times. The remedies
provided by Vaastu are based on compass direction. A particular
environment for example a house is studies based on the year it
was built. In Feng Shui remedies vary based on time and other
astrological calculations for that house. In Feng Shui the most
important thing is to determine the chi of the house. After this
the expert will analyze whether there are any faults in the chi.
Both the theories are based on elements and the flow of energy.
But it is not advisable to follow principles of both theories
together. Do not consult a person who gives remedies by
combining the remedies of both. Do not be fooled by consultants
who offer discounts.
Feng Shui is the Chinese Art of Placement, which
allows the people who practice it to bring about harmony, in our
environment from various points of view. Feng Shui uses an
octagonal chart called the Ba Gua that helps us to decide which
areas in the house or building is relevant to each of the Eight
Aspects of Life. Namely:
Helpful People and Travel
Children and Creativity
Marriage and Relationships
Family and Health
Knowledge and Self-Cultivation
After these areas are determined furnishing, colors
and art that represent the attribute you want to enhance are
choose. It encourages the person to positively interact with the
area to bring about the desired change. Hence the use of colors
and furnishing etc. to match the attribute you want to enhance.
Feng Shui uses detailed observation and awareness of everything in
nature. Using the principles of this theory to decorate your house
is like incorporating the scared in your daily life.