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Capturing infinity in a point: Residents enjoy tiny Vastu homes
by Global Good New staff writer
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9 March 2011
Over the last three years, many people have enjoyed building very small Maharishi Vastu (Vedic architecture) homes and special-use structures. These are often built for a specific purpose—such as meditation, work, or sleep—near the owners' non-Vastu homes, so that residents can enjoy the benefits of Vastu for a significant portion of their day.
There is a growing trend to live modestly, compactly, and one enjoys the same influence of Natural Law in a tiny Vastu structure as one does in a large home, said Jon Lipman, AIA, US Director of Maharishi Vedic Architecture.
Such building projects have been undertaken around the world, Dr Lipman said.
One occupant reports:
'I've been living in my Vastu home for four months, and it still feels wonderful. The house is tiny; it is a mere 60 square metres (645 square feet) with a half-storey loft upstairs. One would think that it would feel cramped and crowded, especially with two people and three small pets in the house, all living together—but we and our guests have often laughed because it feels like the house expands to fit the space and the need.
'No matter how many people we pack into it, it still feels unbounded and spacious. Much credit goes to the Vastu consultant and designer's great design, which makes the house feel very functional.'
However, they also attribute the spacious feeling to a beautiful quality 'in every space of the house—a positive sense of unboundedness. It's like nothing I ever experienced outside of meditation.' Being in the house seems to have a nourishing, healing effect on mind and body—'my recovery from the push to finish construction and to move in actually seems to be going faster. My thinking really does seem to be clearer. Difficult things take less effort and emotional strain is less gripping.'
There is also the sense that 'I don't feel like I need to go anywhere,' in contrast to an inner feeling through most of life before moving into Vastu, 'that has driven me to do things, to accomplish things, and to move on. But I haven't [felt] that since I moved in here. And yet, things still seem to get accomplished, only with less sense of effort.'
In the coming days, Global Good News will continue to feature Maharishi Vastu construction around the world.
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