By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh
“Vastu is the Primal energetic substance and Vaastu is all the worldly objects, which are actually the modifications and transformations of Vastu.” – Ibid
“The theme of the Vaastu traditions is that God is the most Primal, energetic, vibrant existence as a scientific substance full of consciousness which cognizes itself and gets itself turned into manifold forms in tune with its own self-awareness. This is called self-manifestation.” – Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
Vaastu Shastras speak of Cosmic Space as being the source of energy. Cosmic Space refers to Brahmam or Consciousness itself – the source of the entire material world. We can think of Brahmam as being similar to the concept in physics called the Unified Field. Thus, the source of energy in a Vastu is not the sky or outer space – it is Cosmic Space or Consciousness.
Physicists theorize that there is a single unified field of unmanifest pure energy that is the source of the material world. They view the material world as impulses or waveforms that are fluctuations of a unified field. In addition there are various other theories such as string theory that hold that the unified field is filled with “strings” that are one-dimensional oscillating lines or threads. Without going into too much depth, these oscillating strings (similar to the concept of Brahma Sutra [Cosmic Thread] which will be discussed later) are holographic in nature (similar to the microabode – to be discussed later) and ultimately produce matter. These scientific principles are similar to the principles that underlie the concept of Brahmam or unmanifest energy in Mayonic Science.
Fortunately there are several treatise written by Brahmarishi Mayan that clearly state the source of Vaastu energy as being Brahmam or Consciousness – that is the real meaning of Cosmic Space. We can look at one great and sacred text called Brahma Sutra for further evidence of Mayan’s assertion that Space is not just a material element.
Adhikarana VIII: Sutra 22 shows that the ether (Akasa) from which according to Chandogya Upanishad I-9, all beings originate, is not the elemental ether but the Supreme Brahmam – Vastu Brahmam.
Space (Akasa) is Brahmam, for Brahmam’s indicatory mark is in evidence.
In addition, great enlightened Tamil poets saints like Thirumular also state that Space is Consciousness. In his Thirumaintiram he makes a number of references to Space as being consciousness. He also makes a number of other references that indicate his understanding of the knowledge in Vaastu Shastras and Pranava Veda. As an example, we can refer to verse 129 of Thirumular’s Thirumaintirum. Thirumular states:
In Space pure is tranquility seated
In space pure it does repose.
The prestigious scholar Dr. B. Natarajan states in his commentary on Thirumanitiram that Thirumular is speaking of the Ultimate, Consciousness itself as Cosmic Space. He says that according to Thirumular, the essence of life and all things is the self same Space in a microcosmic state. Thirumular seemed to be steeped in Mayonic wisdom.
In other verses Thirumular points out that Space is the source of Consciousness and that everything in the material world is born of that Space.
Verse 385: Universe of Five Elements – Evolutes
Out of Maan evoluted space
From space, ether
From ether, water
From water, earth’s hard crust;
Thus they formed in succession
The elements five;
They were for the universe
The nectar unto Flower.
Verse 787: God as Knowledge
The God is the Knowledge
He stood as knowledge of elements five-air and the rest;
He stood as knowledge pervading world all and life
Inseparate from them;
If sought within,
That knowledge will in pervasive richness glow.
Knowledge of the five elements (Vaastu Purusha Mandala)
Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.