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Before feng shui, there was vastu shastra; Indian science has formulas to align a home with nature
by Bageshree Paradkar
Toronto Star Translate This Article
10 March 2005
On 10 March 2005 Toronto Star reported:
The 3,500-year-old Indian Vedic Science of Vastu Shastra has been recently 'embraced by Westerners who are finding that there is a connection between the spaces that they live in and their bodies, minds, and souls'. The article cited Maharishi Global Construction as a source of vastu-based design plans and consultation on all aspects of home-building, from determining the ideal topography of the land, to the placement of rooms within the home itself.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of science.
The article, which appeared in the Toronto Star, noted that Vastu principles are based on such influences as the sun and the moon, the earth's magnetic field, and the influence of the cosmos on our planet.
The article cited such basic principles of Vastu Shastra as having the entrance to your home being from the east or north, placing the kitchen in the southeast corner, and putting the master bedroom in the southwest corner of the house. The writer explained, 'An east-facing kitchen gets the morning sun, which is filled with energy, while the orange rays at dusk filtering into the bedroom are conducive to rest.'
While a number of indivuduals interviewed in the article use these principles for redecorating existing homes, the article noted that there is another approach to vastu that 'views decorative changes as merely cosmetic'. True vastu has to start from the basics: choosing suitable land for your home and constructing it according to vastu principles.
Maharishi Global Construction (MGC), was named as a company that provides that service. The article went on to interview Doug Greenfield, who holds a volunteer position as president of MGC. Greenfield, who is also involved in an oil company in the Midwest, said he was 'completely shocked' by the positive benefits of moving his oil company to a building built on Vedic principles. Greenfield noticed that not only did sales go up every year except one, but also employee-broker relationships were more harmonious.
Greenfield said that Maharishi Global Construction has built homes in the US and Canada for medical centres, offices, condos, and 'hundreds of residential homes'.
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