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IS IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE VASTUDOSH WITH THE HELP OF YOGSADHANA? THE VASTU OF SELF REALIZATION.. - 22


RELATION OF VASTU-DOSHA & YOGIC REMEDIES;-

07 FACTS;-

1-Vastu-Dosha is a projected flaw or deficiency in the known characteristics of MAIN Eight directions. These directions have been endowed with the qualities based on a classification sourced from the Panch-Maha-Bhutas. Vastu-Dosha implies souring of qualities of the directions under consideration.

2-In turn, Vastu-Dosha is closely associated with the Panch-Maha-Bhutas related qualities of human body, mind and soul. Through 'Sadhana' or meditation, one can incorporate Panch-Maha-Bhutas related qualities of the directions in the human persona. On a microscopic level, these qualities can provide a shield emanating from soul that can protect the person from ill effects of Vastu-Doshas.

3-Indian Darshanshastra and spiritual disciplines describes many a meditation practices or 'Sadhana' that can serve this very purpose. In this modern era, innovative meditation techniques, which are essentially offshoots of ancient practices, are gaining popularity. Although all these meditation techniques see 'salvation' as the final goal, the virtues experienced by human mind and body vary according to the characteristics of the specific methods.

4-These subtleties in qualities and characteristics can be utilised as form of yogic remedy on Vastu-Dosha.The Panch-Maha-Bhutas concepts associated Vastu-Dosha with four basic elements - earth (prithvi), water (Jal), Fire(Tej) and wind (Vayu). Since the fifth element, Akash (ether) is the most subtle and fundamental 'Maha-Bhuta', it is said that 'one who wins control over Akash-tatva' is not affected by the ill-effects of dosha (deficiency) in Prithvi, Jal, Tej, and Vayu elements.

5-The spiritual path of enlightenment in a way has a focus on conquering the 'Akash-tatva'. As such a personal shield against effects of Vastu-Dosha can be attained through spiritual regimens(set of rules). The 'siddha-purushas' or the 'Enlightened' are not touched by any kind of Vastu-Dosha. They conquer the mind and the 'self' and in the process cross the barriers of 'Mana' (mind), 'Pavan'(wind), and 'Gagan' (ether) to establish control over the dominions of nature and god.

6-Once the mind brought under control through 'Sadhana' (meditation), it frees itself from the shackles of space-time or in effect, from the influence of Vastu-Dosha. The present day ownership-flat culture cannot guarantee layouts designed as per the Vastu principles or provide amiable Vastu domain.

7-Despite a difficult Vastu situation, a happy and contended life can be made possible through the Yogic and spiritual practices.All types of

Sadhana are powerful enough to transport the Mana (mind) to Gagan (ether). But by correlating the self-evident virtues and direction related dosha (deficiency), certain sadhanas have been prescribed to match with specific directional aspects.

DEFICIENT DIRECTION & REMEDIAL ACTION Deficient Direction > Remedial Action(Vidhi -Ritual) 1-East>>>Arghyadan 2-Southeast >>>Yagna 3-South>>>Sudarshan Kriya 4+5-Southwest and west>>>Reiki, Sun Worship, Yoga-Diksha, Shaktipat 6-Northwest>>>Pranayam 7-North>>>Vipasana 8-Northeast>>>Soham Sadhana Let us first consider the East direction. 1-DEFECT OF EAST .....ARGHYADAN;-

04 FACTS;- 1-A vastu not receiving benefit of Pranik energy(Aditya Pravah) due to polluted East direction develops vastu -dosha. Life- sustaining energy is closely related with Brahma Muhurta . the concept of deficiency in the east direction implies deprivation of the life- sustaining energies at the sunrise. As such, the traditional invocation of the sun and Arghyadan is the best antidote on this type of vastu-dosha. 2-The ritual of Arghyadan performed with water is associated with mantra, namaskara, and pranayam. the practice commences with cupping of water in hands and offering it to the goddess Sun in a ritualistic manner at the predawn hours.The fingers, the palms, the arms are bestowed with the power of sun if one performs Arghyadan daily. 3-Chinese acupressure technique also aims at recharging Pranik energy flow in the body through some nodal point of spiralling energies in human body is located on the palm itself. these centres receive cosmic energies in the process of Arghyadan.

4-The recitation of beej Mantras in Suryopasana , the flow of Aditya shakti in Arghyadan, and The Nadi Shodhan (purification of energy channels in the body) in pranayaam initiates diffusion of pran shakti throughout the mind, intellect and body to protect the person from any ill effects of Vastu-dosha. 2-DEFECT OF SOUTHEAST ....HOMA / HAWAN ( THE FIRE WORSHIP);-

05 FACTS;- 1-The imperfection in the south east direction are related to the anomalous combination of pollutants with the Agni tatva (fire element ). The two types of havan vidhi (rituals)- customary- (nitya) and occasional (naimittik) - performed with prescribed Mantras, burning of specific plants and shrubs in the divine fire.

2-Pranayama , viniyog, nyas and dhyan create channel for circulation of pran shakti in mind, body intellect and the vastu. Realising the importance of these processes our tradition has incorporated many such routines like udak shanti, graha shanti etc. spread over one's lifetime.

Udaka shanty puja is ideal for seeking auspicious results, whether it is the wellbeing of a child, mental tension or better job prospects.

2-A-WHAT IS UDAKA SHANTI PUJA?-

Udaka Shanti puja is also performed before major events like marriage, upanayana, gruha pravesha, among others, this puja performed for peace and harmony in the house.First, Lord Ganesha is worshiped. Then a kalasha is filled with Ganga water is kept and Varuna and other Gods are invited in to the Kalasha. 4 priests chant the Yajurveda. This puja involves the recitation of total 1441 lines and will consume more than three hours of time.These mantras are very powerful and can purify our minds and the surrounding environment. 3-In modern times , positive changes brought about in the immediate environment through havan have become a subject for scientific exploration. In vedic culture, havan is of utmost importance in all rituals, religious ceremony and festivals.

4-Symbolically agni or fire is considered as mouth of the divinity. In havan, medicinal shrubs and plants are consigned the flames through ahuti or samidha. The yagna concepts refer to ashtdisha (eight directions, ashtdikpal (costodian of the eight directions) and other entities representing some thirty-three energy forms.

5-The layout of the yagnakund (sacrificial altar) is in itself a distinct form of vastushastra and its symbolic energy correlation is rather mysterious. All these processes working at divine, earthly, and spiritual levels purify the mind, the soul, the intellect, the egoist self and the body. 3-DEFECT OF SOUTH ...THE NADI SHODHAN & THE JAP-DHYAN

10 FACTS;- 1-A vastu having predominant flaws associated with its southern direction, is subjected to the Yama Tandava of solar energies. such a house , all the time faces unforeseen and mysterious calamities.

2-The south direction is closely associated with the tenth house of a natural horoscope. Tenth house is a Karma Sthan indicative of business , employment , and paternal protection. The seventh house of horoscope is associated with marriage. As such the tenth house, because of its fourth position from the marriage house, indicates conjugal bliss.

3-Therefore difficulties in marriage are invariably linked with deficiencies of south direction. The jaivik effects of southern Vastu-dosha persist long after the dosha is terminated. Sudarshan kriya is very effective in controlling effects of vastu-dosha in the south direction. 4-The sudarshan kriya procedure produces immediate observable constructive influence on the mind, the soul, the intellect, the egoist self and the body. This initiates smooth circulation of the divine pranik energy in the body, making it resistant to effects of he any vastu-dosha.

5-This yogic practice includes the fundamentals of Dhyan, pranayama, soham sadhana, and patanjali yoga. The nadi shodhan as proposed by Adi shankaracharya is easily achieved in this kriya.

6-In the Jap-dhyan kriya, after chanting 100,000 counts (purashcharan) the jap takes microscopic form in its traverse from the vaikhari to nabhi. The nadi shodhan & the jap-dhyan accelerates towards the nabhi chakra, as the rhythmic pace of the prana is a sense merges the three states - mana, pavan, and gagan .

7-No other pranayama is needed after practising Nadishodhan.. Nadi-Shodhan is more than sufficient.Human body is nothing but an organized network of nadis.. When these Nadis get clogged or damaged ,cause

various ailments .On the reverse.. When Nadis are healthy and maintain proper flow of vayu and energy it is ‘health’ .

8-Between Ida and Pingla is the position of Sushumna Nadi. In this Sushumna Nadi, at six designated places (daakini, Hakini, Lakini etc.) reside six Shaktis and on this Sushumna only six lotus (chakras) are present.

Hence Nadi-Shodhan increase our capacity to handle it all. And Nadishodhan is not just training regime.. it is complete breathing discipline in itself, it is actually prerequisite for attempting any other spiritual or energy process.

9-In such a state, the sadhak may immediately undergo experiences like stillness of mind, unconsciousness, deep yogic sleep, recollection of previous birth, or extreme sense of happiness. Generally, this process stimulates the action of pingala pranayama, and as such, it is essential that the sadhak rest himself on the right side of his body & set the Ida current in motion also . 10-Vastushastra and yogashastra are closely connected with the northeast and southwest directions through Ida and pingala current flow characteristics. Therefore, The nadi shodhan , which stimulates pingala & balance both. pranayama, is one of the best antidotes against polluted south direction. 4-DEFECTS OF SOUTHWEST & WEST;-

SHAKTIPAT YOGA DIKSHA / REIKI/TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION

07 FACTS;- 1-For the vastu dosha related to southwest direction, it is seen that the incidents taking place in the life of the owner of the Vastu are closely linked with the eighth house in his horoscope. In a sense his personality is annihilated in so many ways through these events. Thinking of even a remedial measure is sometimes beyond the scope and ambit of such a person.

2-In such case help indeed is available through a diksha similar to shaktipat diksha, in which pranik energy circulates through the human mind, intellect, and the body under the guidance and control of a Guru or the master. At appropriate time, counselling and teaching of the Guru smoothly processes of Kundalini jagaran ( awakening the Kundalini) to chakrabhedan kriya (passage through the chakras) .

3-The thoughts and wishes of the satguru can automatically catalyse many a Yogic Kriya in the disciple to ease the circulation of Pranik energy flow and smoothening of the difficult tasks like Yama-Niyama. 4-Reiki a Japanese meditation practice is very popular nowadays. Reiki can also be classified as a type of Shaktipat Yoga. Reiki involves circulation of motherly tender touch, mother and child dialogue, and motherly yogic process inthe Mana, chitta, and Buddhi Koshas of the sadhak to take him to a higher dimension of consciousness.

5-In Reiki treating, positive thoughts and wishes of a person and his mental attitude brings about flow of cosmic energy through the panch-kosha of the patient or the personality suffering difficulties in life. It is possible to simulate Reiki-like Yoganidra type energy channelling through the use of Hindu symbols like Aum, Swastika, Mantrabeej, Lotus etc. 6-This yogic line of Sadhana uses many a practices from the ancient Patanjali Yoga, interwoven with insight of modern psychology. The technique aims at achieving happiness in day to day life by managing the entire day through the precepts of Yogic philosophy. For the present day stressful lifestyle governed by Hurry, curry and worry this yogic style has its own importance. 7-Vastu-Dosha associated with the west direction point towards split personality, impatient and undisciplined mental makeup. As such, transcendental meditation provides the right balance and discipline in the routine life to counter the ill effects of deficiencies in the west direction. 5-FOR DEFECT OF NORTHWEST;-

PRANAYAMA &YOGASANA;-

06 FACTS;- 1-Vastu-dosha originating from flaws in northwest direction generally results in disturbed mental state of the owner and the decision making capacity of the person somehow gets neutralised by extraneous( irrelevant )orcircumstances.

2-We must note that, northwest is controlled by the Vayu-tatva (element wind) and Pran in fact is a manifestation of the vayu in the form of breath. Hence in the northwest type Vastu-dosha, the Yogasana controlling the breathing and Pran are very important.

3-As it is, Yogasanas and Pranayamas are closely interwoven. regular practice of Yogasanas makes a person aware of the sensation of Pran in the vicinity of the Nabhi-Chakra. Nabhi is also known as the dormant brain. Nabhi, in fact, is source of all energy forms in the body.

4-The movement of the pran towards the remote Nabhi-chakra proves a constructive influence on the Mana, Chitta, and Buddhi. This rejuvenating and invigorating Yogshakti can overcome all types of doshas or drawbacks in life. 5-Even the Chinese Yogic philosophy considers Nabhi Pranayama as an important aspect of Yogic practice. Breathing technique of infants and young children involves in and out movement of stomach. The relevance of this natural movement in inhalation and exhalation, and in general , for deep and sustained breathing is well understood in Chinese Yogic Practice. 6-In the Indian Ashtang Yoga, the Asanas, body posturees and rhythmic movement of the body automatically inculcate the deep breathing technique in the sadhak. 6-FOR DEFECT OF NORTH .....VIPASNA (विपसना );-

08 FACTS;- 1-Vipasana basically adhyan technique derived from Buddha Dharma practices. It is similar to Neti-Neti (नेती नेती ), tratak (त्राटक ), Bhrumadhya(भ्रूमध्य) and other Dhyan procedures in Indian Yogshastra. The essence of Vipasan practice lies in achieving the Turiya(तुरीय), the fourth state of consciousness by remaining inactive witness(साक्षीभाव ) to the transitions taking place in the surroundings.

2-Turiya is state of mind beyond Jagruti (जागृति), swapna(स्वप्न), and sushupti(सुषुप्ति), but at microscopic level its presence is noted in all the three states. Vipasana takes the sadhak towards Turiya through Layayog (लययोग ) and swaryoga(स्वरयोग). 3-Vastu-Dosha in North direction generally implies heart troubles. This direction is associated with jaivik urja in vastushastra. So is the importance of Vipasana in counterbalancing the Vastu dosha originating from north direcion. 4-In the Chinese acupuncture technique, it is assumed that the energy contours(outline) for senses define circular Chakra type path in the body. In vipasana concentrated power of the mind is focused on various Bindus or points in the body and on different parts of the body in a sequential (used in sequence)manner. 5-Acupuncture technique aims at inducing revitalising vibrations in biochemical processes by applying pressure on specific points on chakra-shaped energy contours. Similar effect is achieved in Vipasana by making use of subtle energies of mind and senses in the process of meditation. 6-Taking up a role of non-interacting witness, constantly watching the inner and outer movements of the breathing process is the backbone of Vipasana technique.

7-The experience can be best described in words of Saints.

According to saint Dynaneshwar: "Its speed is simply incomparable, it has even outpaced the mind itself".The dhyan technique of observing the self by becoming inactive witness finds references in Nath-Panth (नाथ पंथ ) sect also. 8-Yogshastra says life-forces is located at the point where the mind is focused. Layayog and its spherical vibrations of sensation cleanse the entire body by attaining the necessary concentration of mind. 7-FOR DEFECT OF NORTHEAST ....SOHAM SADHANA(सोऽहम साधना );-

06 FACTS;- 1-Soham sadhan incorporates Sadhana techniques like Pranayama (प्राणायाम ), swaryoga(स्वरयोग), Tratak(त्राटक), sakshibhav(साक्षीभाव ), Pranav sadhana (प्रणव साधना ), and sudarshan kriya (सुदर्शन क्रिया). it is basically the Rajyoga diksha(राजयोग दीक्षा ) prescribed by Adi shankara & the Nath Sect.

2-This sadhana has a set pattern- Bhadtrika(भस्त्रिका ), Aumkar Uccharan (ओंकार उच्चारण ), Ujjayi Shwasan (उज्जयी श्वसन ), and then constant observation of the self without active participation.

3-By watching the slow moving rhythm of the breathing process, the mind is brought under control. Soham Sadhana is the art of experiencing the formless Gagan and imbiding its essence by making the Mana(mind)

ride the chariot of Pavan. 4-This Dhyan technique is most effective on the Vastu-dosha associated with Northeast direction , which affects the sources of positive energy flow. The Northeast directional deficiencies produce detrimental effects matching in intensity to those originating from the Vastu-dosha in the southwest direction.

5-As such, soham sadhana, which derives its strength from all the Yoga disciplines is beneficial as a remedy against Vastu -dosha in the Northeast direction.Soham Sadhana vanquishes the Doshas related to the four basic elements- Prithvi, Jal, Tej and Vayu- by focusing sublime qualities of the element Gagan(आकाश ) on the mind. 6-Bhastrika removes the bad habits like laziness and sleepiness in the sadhak, facilitating Nadi-shodhan. pranav- Ucchar awakens the senses in the deep confines of the inner Pran-kosha. Ujjayi Shwasan creates a link between natural soham reaction and the individual breathing process. this in turn constructs a bridge to Pind-Brahma, which is essential for smooth passage of Pran-shakti. Then the dormant Mana(mind) can easily ascend to the Gagan. THE KEY POINT;-

Since Soham Sadhana is a ritual suited for Rajyoga, it is smooth, easy, and safe.So for now we have seen the relevance of different Yogic practices for pacifying the mind and body subjected to ill effects brought about by flaws in qualities of Vastu directions. the benefits of these yogic disciplines are manifold . It is best suited for all types of Vastu-dosha. An individual not only achieves stability of mind and mental peace, his body and mind develop the strength to successfully counter the ill effects of direction related Vastu-dosha. Thus, he is blessed with a cosmic protective shield. ...SHIVOHAM...