Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra (Eastern) or Feng Shui (Oriental)


Shilpa Shaastra (Eastern) or Feng Shui (Oriental)

By Mr. Yogi


ancient art of correct settings whereby one can benefit of the panchabhutas

(Aakaasha- Space [Sound] Vaayu- Air [Touch], Agnee- Fire [Form], Jaal- Water [Taste],

Bhumi- Earth [Shabda], as well as the influence of magnet fields surrounding the

earth. Followers of Vaastu Shaastra get not only worldly pleasures but also

exprience heavenly bliss. The inerplay and independence of these forces, having

contradicting and repelling nature between themselves and the operation of invisible

equation between there is beyond scientist’s manipulative ability.

The ancient mystical art of Chinese geomancy

is now attracting growing interest. It is known as Feng Shui and refers

to the “feel” of a place. Characters for “Feng” and

“Shui” signify wind and water. It is a complex blend of commen

sense, logic, reason, ancient traditions and wisdom. The purpose of this art is to create

and ensure environmental harmony to enhance inner peace, which leads to happiness, pesonal

success and good fortune.

There are two main classes. The first

involves the flow of chi ( life force ). Favorable currents

enter by the main enterance and leave by the rear enterance or a window, ideally passing

through each room. The second involves restoring imbalance of the five

elements; wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Feng Shui design should

achieve harmoney between the occupant and the natural world outside.

The drawings accompanying this article show

the general Vaastu Shaastra/Feng Shui rules that can be applied to

all dwellings to avoid negative influences of “bad” Feng Shui. The drawing

labeled “Existing Floor Plan” violates some of the rules, while

furnishings in the “Vaastu Shaastra/Feng Shui Floor Plan” accentuate

Feng Shui harmoney and peace. Going from room to room, here are some tips on how to

arrange your funiture to promote harmony with the natural environment.





              Existing Floor Plan

       Vaastu Shaastra/Feng

Shui Floor Plan


Beds should be placed so a sleeper can see who enters, or a mirror

should be placed to reflect an intruder.


  • The foot of a bed must not face the door, or it imitates the ancient Chinese custom ofplacing the dead with their feet toward the door.


  • Beds should not be placed under beams or sloping ceilings, because they create anxiety.


  • Beds should be placed against a wall. Lest the sleeper feel unstable in life.




The sink and refrigerator should be separated from the stove to

avoid conflict between water and fire.


  • A screen should be placed in front of a staircase facing the front door, to deflect theentrance of negative feng shui.




Bathrooms signify water and should be placed away from the

kitchen, which is fire. Water and fire cannot exist in harmony.


  • Bathroom should also be placed away from the front door, as the good fortune, whichenters through the door, should not pass into the bathroom where it can be flushed away.




Dining tables should be round, because a circle means heaven,

while rectangles symbolize the lesser earth.



There should be an even number of at least four dinning chairs, meaning luck. A single

chair means loneliness.




  • Lounge seats should not from a triangle pointing toward thebedroom, as this is like shooting an arrow at the sleeper.



  • Desks should not face the window, but be oriented so light comesfrom the left. Eyestrain disturbs internal harmony.