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Vedic home design said to provide health, prosperity
by Gary Warth
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16 October 2005
On 16 October 2005 The North County Times reported:
Writer Gary Warth referred to literature from the Holland-based Maharishi Vedic Architecture which warned that 'an incorrectly placed entrance can lead to ''inauspicious, negative influences for everyone''. Anger, aggression, constant fear, poverty, chronic disease, and lack of vitality and success also can result from incorrectly placed entrances,' according to the group'.
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
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Vedic Arcitecture (or Vastu Architecture), an ancient science of building from India which follows the belief that the direction a building faces and the placement of its rooms have a direct effect on health and well-being, is gaining popularity in the United States. North County Times reporter Gary Warth talked to a number of Vedic-home owners in San Diego who told him that their health, peace of mind, and even finances had improved after they moved into their home.
Warth wrote, 'Like astrology, vastu architecture is based in a belief that solar, lunar, and planetary influences affect life on earth. Proponents of the philosophy believe the strongest influence comes from the sun, which generates different qualities of energy as it travels east to west. Ancient Vedic formulas describe how houses should be designed so activities in the house correspond with the influences of the sun's energy.'
Warth interviewed Joel Cook, an optometrist with a practice in Rancho Penasquitos, near San Diego, California, who sees vastu architecture not as mysticism, but as a set of sound principles.
'The idea is there's a best way to do everything,' Cook was quoted as saying. He cited studies done by Dr Alarik Aranander, director of the Brain Research Institute, in Fairfield, Iowa, whose studies suggest the mind is more orderly when facing east.
Warth also talked to Paul Worland, an architect and engineer for 22 years, who told the reporter that he is so convinced of the merits of Vastu principles that he will not build a conventional house.
'Before, I used to design whatever, up until around 1985,' Worland said. 'But then I realized that this Vastu design is kind of like a building code for good fortune and prosperity. If I'm not designing something that's properly Vastu, I'm designing something that might not be best for my client. The architect or designer actually has the ability to design good fortune for people.'
Warth noted that Maharisi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, is helping to resurrect Vedic design worldwide. Maharishi also plans to build 3,000 'Peace Palaces' in the Vedic style to teach meditation and other programmes around the globe.
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