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Vastu city planning creates coherent cities in tune with Natural Law
by Global Good News staff writer
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25 December 2012
At the Fourth Annual Vastu Panorama Conference in Bhopal, India, the theme was Vastu buildings and city planning.
Dr Eike Hartmann, an international expert in Maharishi Vastu architecture and city planning, spoke about how to plan ideal Vastu cities in an orderly, step-by-step manner.
But why reconstruct existing cities according to Vastu principles of architecture? Dr Hartmann explained.
A Vastu city would be orderly and coherent in its layout and design, 'which is in striking contrast to the random, incoherent layout of an ordinary city that has no defence to outer destructive influences'.
This is because cities are not built with the knowledge of natural law and how to tap into that coherent source. One principle of Vastu requires aligning buildings with the path of the sun in order to capitalize on the energy and order of the source of life in our solar system. A related principle is orienting the building according to the cardinal directions, and especially with the front entrance facing east.
Said Dr Hartmann, 'Modern architecture and city planning does not have this knowledge of orientation. Buildings are facing randomly any direction, causing subtle violations of the natural law of orientation. These violations accumulate day after day and week after week, and can produce a cloud of social stress hovering over the city so that nobody is really happy, healthy, or successful in these cities.'
On the other hand, a Vastu city is filled with order and coherence. 'Therefore it would be a really good idea to apply Vastu principles to urban design and planning in general,' said Dr Hartmann.
The process need not be sudden, he said. 'But cities are being gradually reconstructed anyway, so why not do it according to Vastu?'
He added, 'The good news is that construction is going on anyway. For no additional cost, we can build in harmony with natural law and gain the additional benefits of health, happiness, and success. Only, this vital information has to be passed on to responsible city planners and developers everywhere.'
The Institute of Vedic City Planning was founded by Maharishi University of Management for just this purpose, Dr Hartmann said. They provide information and advice on building and reconstructing cities according to Vastu architecture.
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