Is Vastu Necessary?
Sadhguru looks at why Vastu was devised, and relates a hilarious incident to illustrate the lengths it is taken to today.
 
 

Sadhguru looks at why Vastu was devised, and relates a hilarious incident to illustrate the lengths it is taken to today.

మీకూ వాస్తు పిచ్చి ముదిరిందా?

Sadhguru:

...all kinds of nonsense is happening because when fear rules you, you can make a science out of everything.

Vastu is essentially a very basic architectural guidance. If you wanted to build a house a thousand years ago, there would have been no architect in the village. So, what guidelines do you use to build the house? In building any structure, the main challenge is always the span of the roof. How would you have built the roof? You would walk into your farm, look for some tree and cut it down. Let's say you had a stunted tree which was only eight feet tall. Now the roof would have only an eight-foot span. But suppose you had ten children, so you built a 120-foot long room to accommodate all of them. If you build a house that is eight feet wide and 120 feet long, you would be living in a tunnel. Your physical and psychological health would definitely be affected. So they told you, if you have to build a house, if one dimension is this much, the other dimension has to be this much. If you study vastu, vastu in the hills is very different from the vastu in the plains. Vastu in Karnataka is different from vastu in Tamil Nadu. According to the weather and the temperature, they gave some common guidelines so that you could build your house sensibly because there was no architect to help you.

Today, people are stretching it to such a level and all kinds of nonsense is happening because when fear rules you, you can make a science out of everything. This whole thing has taken over people’s minds in the last ten to twenty years. Before that, no one knew about vastu but everyone was living fine.

A few years ago, I stayed in someone’s house. In the night, for me, all the phones are on because for the people in the United States, work picks up after 10 o’clock, so I am on the phones talking with them. But my cell phone was not functioning and I was unable to connect. So I wanted to use the local landline phone. I went looking for the man. It was already around 12:30 or 1 o’clock, so I didn’t want to go and wake him up, but I had seen him only about 45 minutes earlier so with some hesitation, I went and knocked on his bedroom – nothing. I thought he must be really sleeping and again knocked – nothing. Then I tried the handle and it opened up. I looked in, no one was in the bedroom.

If you study vastu, vastu in the hills is very different from the vastu in the plains. Vastu in Karnataka is different from vastu in Tamil Nadu.

I thought he must be taking a walk in the garden or must be in the kitchen or somewhere. I went down, I explored the whole house – no one. Then I called the ashram and said, “My host is missing. Where is he, both husband and wife are missing?” They called up his cell number, which I did not have, and he appeared. I asked him, “Where the hell were you? Including the store room, I searched everything.” He said, “I was sleeping.” I said, “Where?” He replied, “You know, I went through some loss in the business and…” I said, “That’s okay, but where were you?” He was sleeping in the bathroom! That’s one thing I didn’t think of. Some vastu man came and told him, “Your bedroom is in a bad luck position, so you should sleep in the bathroom. Your business will go well.” I told the man, “At least sleep with some dignity in your bedroom and die, instead of sleeping in the bathroom and living for a long time.”

 
 
 
 
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3 years 8 months ago

even I would go with translating/editing is the problem...

4 years 10 months ago

Understand the spirit of the message, fools hinge on to the literal missing the point altogether. read again, u may still get it, good luck.

3 years 8 months ago

A phrase from Inner Engineering introduction by Sadhguru

In every way comfort and convenience have come our way because of engineering the world but the human well being will not come because of engineering or fixing outside , if you fix the outside it will become comfortable ,convenient but well being will happen only you fix this one (hands positioning towards him)

4 years 10 months ago

Thanks a lot Sadguru. Everytime I need something in certain aspect of life somehow I always get your blessings and advice as needed.

4 years 10 months ago

who told you "morning sun through the window in east will kill all bacts"?

3 years 8 months ago

While I'm not sure how it works I believe for a fact that certain spaces are positive and some negative. My old flat had a south facing entrance and though I never believed in such things I've had such bad experiences in it that I eventually shifted. Life is better now. Having said that my parents own a south facing home and they have not faced any such situations. So I don't know what works and what doesn't. But surely there are some negative and some positive energy spaces.

4 years 10 months ago

every one should think before they act..thank u sadhguru for enlightening on vastu...

4 years 10 months ago

Kills good bacterias or bad bacterias?

3 years 8 months ago

If the cell phone was not functioning, how could Sadhguru call Ashram . Did I miss something. That set aside, Sadhguru as usual, Every word from him is an eye opener.

4 years 10 months ago

"sleep with some dignity in your bedroom and die", what nonsensical remark; Sadhguru looses sight that the man had feared business loses not death.

4 years 10 months ago

Mr.OM, truly there is only reason we have Fear. In other words all kinds of fear originate from only one source - "Death". [pl read Shan Aditya comment again]
But Death is for sure. So its a truth and for sure natural phenomenon. Then why Fear. So "Fear itself a Myth". Hope Sadhguru's statement makes sense now.

3 years 8 months ago

and these are just words(barely saying anything). wanting to experience the whole existence , :'(

4 years 10 months ago

"sleep with some dignity in your bedroom and die", what nonsensical remark; Sadhguru loses sight that the man had feared business loses, not death.

4 years 10 months ago

Thank you ,Sadguru. What you said is absolutely true and people has to understand the real basis on which the vasthu principles are formulated. What Sadguru mentioned was not the real meaning of fear of death. We should understand the purpose of life and live a meaningful life than living longer. Thank you ,Sadguru once again.

3 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru the significance of doors "gadapa" in telugu, in English may be tresh hold and worshipping it could you please throw some light on it and also somebody sitting on it or sneezing on it ?

4 years 10 months ago

when you lose your business you have no money and when you dont have money you cant buy food and when you dont have food ...you know people die...

4 years 10 months ago

Be less be gentle be kind be with stillness and practice more & more and you will feel his message... Your Truth

4 years 10 months ago

If life is existential truth, then it is superior than wealth, pride, shame etc.,which are created by us to satisfy our social and psychological needs.Intended message is ' do not demean life for the sake of our own petty creations'. Having said that, even this invaluable life will become despicable if not treated with due respect. That is what meant by 'sleep with dignity and die'

4 years 10 months ago

Business is also a part of life n death is also....so...he was totally right...he can never be wrong...u just have to listen to him very carefully..

4 years 10 months ago

There is science in vasthu. South east kitchen - facing east and cooking, the morning sun through the window in east will kill all bacts......The house build with vathu principles certainly improve life.

4 years 10 months ago

to understand what sadhguru meant It is important to understand a more indepth of his teachings. he means that the man is devoted to fear which is not truth. it is emotional and social limiting and karma which deals with the external world. if a person focus their internal spiritual and true self. they are unlimited by fear.

4 years 10 months ago

I agree with you. It seems unreasonable. I don't understand the connection between fear of loses and fear of death. The man feared loses. The fear of death is pretty much in everyone but that's not why he was sleeping in the bathroom. Anyways, this could be a problem with editing of this article, who knows. I would give the benefit of doubt to the Sadhguru. And, there is definitely a science in the vastu, the earth's magnetic field and all that. But if one is meditating, vastu shouldn't be his/her concern.

4 years 7 months ago

"At least sleep with some dignity in your bedroom and die, instead of sleeping in the bathroom and living for a long time.”------Very true,Every human needs to think about this....

4 years 10 months ago

You are missing the context. There was a mention of "instead of ... living for a long time." But I wouldn't get lost in the words anyways.

4 years 4 months ago

this thing wont end and will never; it has become some kind of trend introduced by the modern means/

4 years 10 months ago

People eat well for the whole life time and still die.