Vastu Living: Creating a Home for the Soul by Kathleen M. Cox
By Kathleen M. Cox
Feng shui, the traditional chinese language paintings and technological know-how of discovering concord with nature, has develop into broadly followed within the West. Like Buddhism, which migrated from India eastward, feng shui is famous by means of japanese students as having originated no longer in China yet in India, the place it really is often called Vastu Shastra, or the technological know-how of structure. In Vastu residing, Kathleen Cox introduces readers to the paintings, technology, and perform of vastu. Cox explains vastu's origins within the Vedas, its courting to the Hindu gods, its ideas and guidance, and its conventional makes use of. Vastu dwelling exhibits readers the right way to perform vastu at domestic and within the workplace--from knowing its teachings on room structure and furnishings placement to bringing the divine into each size of one's surroundings.
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Vastu can only cushion the fall. Sudesh looked again at me as if to analyze where I fit inside this revival in vastu. He smiled, and his dark eyes were bright as onyx. His suspicion about People who took a sudden interest in vastu without even reading the ancient texts clearly extended to me, a foreigner, who now sat across from him. He said that he needed a week to think about my request, then called for another cup of tea. Sudesh was easy to like. He had a generous laugh and a powerful enthusiasm that exploded out of his short frame.
I was guided in my study of vastu by a special mentor, and the practice of vastu is fully integrated into my life. I know vastu's power, how it has changed the way I think about myself and my relationship to everything else in the world. Page xxii Part Two To prepare Vastu Living for a Western audience, I have adapted the science so that it will work in a culture and environment that are so very different from India. I discussed these adaptations with my mentor and he was receptive and encouraging.
Vastu. Yet another puzzling Hindu concept to file in my mind. I discovered soon after I first went to India in 1985 that no matter how much I learned about the Hindu culture, there was always something important that I still needed to know. Hinduism is as multifaceted as the Koh-i-noor diamond. Some of my friends have a puja (prayer) room. In the early morning the room fills with the delicate odor of incense and the sound of clanging bells as the family priest or a family member chants Sanskrit prayers and rotates a flame from burning oil, which acknowledges the sacred deity in the small shrine as a symbol of the light of truth.