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Vastu architecture: Restoring the memory of wholeness

Transcendental Meditation News - UK    Translate This Article
1 January 2012

''Vastu is that force of Natural Law that connects the intelligence of the individual structure, his body, with the intelligence of the structure of the whole universe; the intelligence of individual life and the intelligence of cosmic life must always remain well connected.'' —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Continuing his recent lecture, Vastu architect Dr Christian Schweizer went on to talk about several important principles of Vedic architecture.

In Maharishi's Vedic Science, Smriti refers to the memory quality of consciousness, the ability of the field of self-referral consciousness to spontaneously maintain itself, to maintain its own identity as holistic dynamic silence. It is on the basis of memory—Smriti—that the expressions of Natural Law that give rise to creation advance in the same perfect sequence that is eternal and invincible in Nature. In the Vedic Literature this is expressed as: ''Yatha purvam akalpayat.'' (Rk Veda, 10.190.3)—''The emergence of creation is always set—it is as it was before.''

The supreme goal of all of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes, Dr Schweizer said, can be understood in terms of Smriti—restoring and maintaining the connection of the expressed values of life with their source in the unified field of pure consciousness.

The Transcendental Meditation Technique and advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme enliven this connection on the inner level of individual life through direct experience of the transcendental field, restoring the memory of wholeness, of the cosmic status of the Self, Atma.

The knowledge of Vastu provides an additional approach—it transforms the outer field of material life by bringing the whole environment in tune with Natural Law. Perfect Vastu buildings—and cities—are designed to attune the occupants to cosmic intelligence and enhance their health, wealth, and spiritual well-being. They are also a powerhouse of coherence for the whole society.

In his discussion, Dr Schweizer highlighted fundamental qualities of Natural Law—in particular, symmetry, orderliness and refinement—that enliven the memory of wholeness when applied to architecture.

Global Good News will continue to feature this article, 'Beauty in Vastu', which is based on Dr Schweizer's lecture.

Related article:
Beauty in Vastu: Expert architect describes timeless principles

Source: Transcendental Meditation News - UK

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