Dwelling In Yoga…

By Dr. Jessie Mercay, PhD, PhDmst
posted by Ganesh

Most people think of yoga as being a Hindu system of exercises involving body postures that purify and strengthen the body, bring peace to the soul, and create connection with the Divine. While this is true, there are other forms of yoga aside from body postures. For example, there is the yoga of breath (pranayama), mantra yoga (meditation and/or chanting), yogic medicine (Siddha Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine), and the yoga of architecture (Vaastu Shastras and Sthapatya Veda). What all of these sciences have in common is the goal to create Union with the Divine while living in the material world. For some, yoga is a lifestyle that includes many of these components. When one takes this lifestyle seriously they become a yogi or yogini. Many cultures around the world have historically had members of their society who strived for spiritual perfection –union with the Divine – even if it wasn’t called yoga per se. These people sometimes lived as hermits in the forest and in caves while others were householders with families. They became shamans, medicine people, yogis, and yoginis, both within society and away from society.

Temple Cottage built by AUM S&T students

One thing many of these yogis had in common is that most of them recognized that there was a special place that they preferred to do their practice. Often that place was in a cave or temple. Those householders who were fortunate lived in homes that were specifically constructed to have a special feeling or frequency that supported their goal for Union. Ramana Maharishi, the great Indian sage, became awakened from meditation in a temple (Thiruvanamalli, India). The great sage Patanjali who wrote the Yoga Sutras had his awakening in the temple Rameswara, Tamilnadu, South India. He also spent long periods of time at the temple of Chidambaram in South India, as did Thirumular, the great exponent of the seminal spiritual text, Thirumaintiram. Nearly all of the famous 18 Siddhars (enlightened sages of whom Pantangali and Thirumular were numbered) gained their awakening at Vaastu Temples in Southern India. It is widely known that the sages of India made extensive pilgrimages to various temples to strengthen their spiritual life. Those temples were not just buildings to house deities. They were special forms constructed under strict guidelines of Vaastu Shastras and Agamas.

What most people don’t know is that it was not necessarily the deity of the temple that they sought to strengthen their spiritual life. Rather it was the building itself that held the frequency that uplifted their consciousness. “The image of God, rendered in accordance with Shastric measures, shines forth with vibrancy, of its own accord”. (P. 16 Makutagama Agamic Shastra). In other words, if a form is rendered (sculpture, deity, house, temple, dance, music) using proper Shastric rules and measure, it becomes a living vibrating form on its own.

Vaastu Temple Cottage in New Mexico built by Jessie Mercay and AUM S&T students in 2008.

As strange as it may seem, properly constructed temples (and other buildings including houses) designed and built using the specialized mathematics and building codes – from the ground up – designated by the Vaastu Shastras become sacred spaces that vibrate with specific energies, which resonate with individual Atman (jivatman) and elevate the individual to spiritual bliss – Union or Yoga. This has been a little known ancient secret – held in confidence by none other than the architects of these buildings. The knowledge of how to build a building that will vibrate in such a way as to elevate the very soul of a person has been kept secret for thousands of years.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, there is a story of the architect who built King Solomon’s temple – Hiram. Hiram was a Phoenician King. He was part of the ancient tradition of temple and house builders (Sthapati’s) who were sworn to keep silent about their specialty. His workers approached him and asked him to tell them the secret of building a building that vibrated with God essence. He refused and was subsequently killed for his refusal. This knowledge was so sacred and secret because it could be used for good or evil. That is, the architects could build a Godly building that uplifted humanity or they could build a building that would vibrate in such a way that it destroyed a community.

One of the first considerations for building this type of building is the building site. The ancients (Sthapatis or Architects) knew how to select a site that already contained specific qualities that would vibrate in a positive way. Highly evolved Yogis and Sages knew how to select these sites and did throughout the world. They were taught how to select a cave or natural setting that contained the energy that would support their growth in connection with the Divine. Some, like Buddha, instinctively knew how to select such a site.

In that same way, these special builders were taught how to select a site that would support spiritual growth if built space was constructed on that site using specific building codes from the Vaastu Shastras (textbooks). In southern India alone there are over 35,000 of these buildings in the form of specially constructed temples. What most people don’t know is that there are also thousands of homes in Southern India built using the same principles applied to temples. Those villages that were constructed using these special building codes also had a village temple that was a pure and unadulterated form (no interior walls etc), which vibrates with immense power.

People through the ages and especially in modern times have attempted to assess the qualities of these houses and temples in order to replicate them. The problem with that is that they only saw the general physical properties of the building (room placement). They failed to see or comprehend the non – physical properties and the specific physical properties that caused the vibration. Without that knowledge, the principles that they observed were misunderstood and misapplied causing random results and sometimes
damage. In fact, in modern times we have adulterated versions of this deep and profound science.

About twenty years ago, a traditional Indian architect who came from an unbroken lineage of more than two thousand years of architects and builders who knew these ancient secrets began to reveal this knowledge publicly in an effort to find students to reawaken this incredible science in its pure form. Very few of these architects (known as Sthapatis) live today as most families from the clan that preserved this knowledge were forced to seek other means of livelihood due to alien rule. This Sthapati is Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, India. He is the single most respected Sthapati in the world today. He is highly decorated as an artisan and builder. He is known far and wide for his expertise and artistry and is referred to as Vaastu Vyasa.

Dr. Sthapati brought this knowledge to the west through a small University he cofounded with Dr. Jessie Mercay called The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology http://www.aumscience.com. This University offers classes that reveal these ancient secrets to individuals who are willing and motivated to gain the knowledge needed to properly apply these sacred building codes.

Why was this seen as such an important thing to do? The science behind this knowledge and the Rishi who cognized it reveals that an individual can gain Union or enlightenment by dwelling in a building built using these special ancient codes. Saints and yogis have known this for thousands of years. When a person lives in one of these buildings they are literally dwelling in yoga for the entire time they are in the building.

The effects are cumulative and the person becomes fully integrated over time. A little known fact is that in India today and throughout history people go to buildings built with these codes for healing and rejuvenation. It is known as a special technique called temple sleep. While the large homes built using these special codes are too expensive for a poor person, the community temple is always available for rejuvenation. And, smaller homes may be built using these building codes.

This body of knowledge is called Mayonic Science and Technology (at the request of the former President of India). The yogic Rishi who cognized this science, Siddha Brahmarishi Mayan, called it the Luminous Path. He is mentioned throughout Vedic literature (Mahabarata, Bagavatam, and elsewhere) and is known as the cognizer of the first Veda – the Pranava Veda.

His fundamental achievement was to observe within his own nature, the process that Consciousness or the Divine undergoes in its transformation of energy (Itself) into matter – the material world. Mayan was able to use the elements of that process (which is mathematically based) to replicate that process and manifest specific frequencies or qualities of consciousness in various art forms. He applied this knowledge to music, dance, poetry, sculpture and architecture. He declared that architecture was the highest form because it had the greatest influence over an individual dwelling in specifically designed built space.

The science of this body of knowledge is found in the Pranava Veda and the Aintiram –both written by Mayan (he authored more than 32 texts). The technology that follows this science is found in various treatises on sculpture, dance, music, drawing and painting, poetry and grammar, and architecture (Vaastu Shastras and Agamas). This knowledge of living or meditating in vibrant buildings is missing from the understanding of what it takes to become an awakened yogi. The general frequencies or vibrations of today’s world and today’s houses are overwhelmingly abrasive to the growth of Union. In this science, Union is concerned with resonance with the Divine. One’s own Atman must become resonant with the Divine Cosmic Atman in order to experience enlightenment. It is almost impossible for that to happen fully today with all of the events happening in the world around us that produce numerous discordant frequencies. These special houses and temples (large and small) provide a barrier to the damaging environment. They offer a frequency that offsets environmental influences. In addition, if they are built properly, they elevate the inhabitant to spiritual bliss and wellbeing.

The mechanics of this are straightforward. A special mathematical order (mathematical formulas) and special building codes that mirror the principles of Consciousness manifesting itself as the material world are applied to building architecture. The building then becomes vibrant with specific qualities designated by the architect or consultant based upon specific mathematical formulas. The building vibrates or becomes alive with these qualities (among which is Spiritual Bliss). The vibration of the building then affects the vibration (at the level of jivatman) of the individual. Over time, the individual jivatman vibration raises to the level of the building that is considered a divine form. This is called resonance or Bhakti.

Simply stated, because the building was designed and built to vibrate with specific qualities of the Divine, the inhabitant then becomes in Union with the Divine. These building codes include factors such as site selection, slope of land, vibrancy of land based upon special tests and analysis, existing water bodies, placement of out building, trees and other vegetation, perimeter and elevation of the building, special roof slopes, numerous interior considerations such as room placement, flow of incoming and outgoing water, placement and flow of electricity, plumbing, placement of bathrooms, orientation of building on plot, primary and secondary door placement, and numerous other considerations.

The actual building must be accomplished under the supervision of a trained Vaastu consultant who has been certified by a Shilpi Guru (at present there is only one living Shilpi Guru – Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati) or his representative. The building process is very specific and must be done to 1/16th of an inch. While that may seem impossible, it is routinely done under proper supervision. A properly trained consultant knows how to make sure that happens.

An important point to bring up before closing is that in modern times, there are many people attempting to “rectify” existing homes using gadgets, yantras, and other such gimmicks. They have reduced the ancient knowledge found in the Vaastu Shastras to something akin to Feng Shui – a very different practice.

Some people even say that putting up special mirrors or burning special incense will do the trick. This science is much more than smoke and mirrors. It is only meant to be practiced in building from the ground up. No manner of device will correct the frequency of an already existing building. It is the orientation of the building and the mathematics of the main wall and elevation that create the frequency. And all of the above mentioned codes and assessments that contribute to and maintain the frequency. No gadget can alter that. The fact is that not one of these people has actually read the Vaastu Shastras directly nor have they studied at length with an authentic traditional Indian architect who comes from the ancient tradition. Currently there are only about thirteen certified authentic Vaastu consultants and architects in the western world.

A home can be built using these codes or a small (about 10×10) mathematically perfect temple cottage built with specific building codes taken into consideration for your back yard. Like the ancient yogis of the past we must find a way to individually or collectively obtain a living vibrant structure so that we too can dwell in yoga. Some communities in the US already have properly built structures. (Not all temples are properly built in the US). Here are some places where there are properly built structures (built by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati) in the US: Hindu temple in Omaha, NE; Shiva Vishnu Temple in Washington, DC; Chicago Hindu Temple; Miami; St. Louis, and Hindu Temple on Kauai, HI.

You can find out more information about how to build such a structure for your self or your village by contacting aumcourses@aumscience.com You will need the help of a trained consultant who is recognized by a traditional Shilpi Guru. You can also purchase a book that describes these concepts more thoroughly by ordering Fabric of the Universe, by Dr. Jessie Mercay from jmercay@vastu2vaastu.com You will never be the same after living in, meditating or doing yoga in one of these forms. In fact, over time, you will be a complete yogi living in Union.

Nataraja and String Theory – 2

We can see the Nataraja is drawn inside a 8×8 Manduka mandala, his left leg is raised suggesting a movement from left to right. Why should he suggest that he is moving from left to right?

Nataraja in Manduka Mandala

His left hand holds Light / Fire and his right hand holds Drum / Damru / Sound. The process of Evolution which starts with the absolute time and Pranava is fantastically represented pictorially. It suggests that the evolution process starts with the rhythmic dance of the PARAMAANU in a 8×8 energy grid and this process evolves first as light and then as sound. This light and sound creates further forms and the entire universe.

It is very easy to answer as to why sound evolves from light? We all know that the light is at a higher frequency and velocity than sound. This is the same reason we see lightning first then hear the thunders. So let’s summarize the DANCE OF EVOLUTION of NATARAJA:

  • From being un‐manifest the Pranava emerges. Or the Pranava evolves the un‐manifest to the manifest and starts the cycle of evolution.
  • This leads to a pulsation which is called as the COSMIC DANCE / CELESTIAL DANCE / DANCE OF EVOLUTION.
  • This pulsation is rhythmic and symmetric.
  • The luminescent shaft of consciousness is called as Brahma Sutra or popularly called as String theory in the modern science.
  • The process of creation evolves from the dance as light then sound evolves from light and then all the visual and aural forms in this universe.

If this is so then the process of dissolution should be that Nataraja’s right leg should be lifted suggesting a movement from right to left isn’t? Look at the majestic picture suggesting the DANCE of EVOLUTION and the DANCE of DISSOLUTION as below…

Nataraja - Dance of Evolution

Nataraja - Dance of Dissolution

a) Dance of Evolution                            b) Dance of Dissolution

There is nothing more scientific in this world that is pictorially represented about the evolution of universe. You should read a book called “The Tao of Physics” by Frijat Capra where as physicist he explains how he experienced this and highlights the dance of the quantum particles in space corresponds to the dance of Nataraja.

Now this central shaft of Consciousness is called Brahma Sutra and according to our scriptures Paramaanu has this string, which means every being, matter, inanimate things in this universe including the tiniest of subatomic particles have this string / sutra. In the future parts we will see the Maths behind this sutra and the pulsation but let us look at what the modern science says about Superstring theory here. Also check out Nataraja at the CERN.

As a wise man said, “We are the most ignorant about their rich past and scientific traditions.” We have a very rich past that is most scientific and it is left codified in a form across thousands of temples in India. Let us just open your eyes and understand the scientific meaning around it. May that “Sutradhaari” dispel our ignorance and reveal to us the secrets of nature.


‘Time = Space’ by Raguram Gopalan, http://ragsgopalan.blogspot.com

Paramaanu – The God Particle

What did the unmanifest space energy contain? Was it a point of singularity as the modern scientists wanted us to believe? If so then how much mass was concentrated in that point which is obviously very difficult to believe?

The space is filled with Paramaanu or Microbodes which are cubical atoms. The primal manifest form of the unmanifest is a square (primal wave pattern). This is the shape of the Paramanu or Microbode. This is very luminescent, means filled with light and on a 3D plane this shape is a Square Cuboid. A Square Cuboid is a shape which is equal in all sides – say of unit measure which is the smallest measure possible and has 6 faces, 8 vertices, and 12 edges. It is expressed in Hinduism with the idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Muruga having six faces, 12 eyes, hands etc.


Shiva Nataraja

a) Lord Muruga                                  b) Nataraja Shiva in Shatkona

We also need to note that 6 faces can be represented in 2 ways as Cube and Tetrahedron. Lord Muruga’s star (Hinduism) or a Star of David (Judaism) in 3D which has 6 faces and 12 edges, popularly known as Tetrahedron. Six pointed stars have also been found in cosmological diagrams in multiple religions across the world. It also represent the heart chakra (Anahata) which is related to love, equilibrium, and well-being. Shatkona(six-cornered) is kind of simplistic representation of Sri-Chakra. Shatkona or Sri-Chakra are both combinations of upward triangle(s) and downward triangle(s).

6 face yantra of lord murugaStar of David

a)Shatkona Yantra, Kathirkamam          b) Star of David 

The free space is packed with cubical atoms of energy. They are building blocks of the structure of the universe. So what is clear is that all these atoms existed in a “resonant state of nonvibration” before the so called “big bang” happened or the pulsation started.It did not burst out of a single point as popularly believed. Alternatively, in space every point is the center. When the pulsation started these cubical atoms underwent a shape change and manifested as shapes and forms.

This cube is called as micro‐abode called Sittravai / Chittrambalam (mini hall in Tamil). This is secret in Chidambaram, Sage Appar (Chidambara ragasyam) realized. Chidambaram is a Shiva temple associated with Space energy and when you go to sanctorum you would not find any idol but just empty space with some lights there. This is to signify this concept of Paramaanu which is luminescent and is a Cuboid in shape. This is the smallest particle possible and can be called as ‘God’s particle”.

The micro space, in the cubical shape is fetus or Garbha. This is known as Vinkaru in Tamil. This micro abode is the repository of light and sound. The free space is Light and the Light is Moolam or source of the universe and universal forms. Light is Brahman, Atman, Vastu Brahman – Nunporul or Paramporul in Tamil.


Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan, http://ragsgopalan.blogspot.com

Vaastu Temple – Part 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

In a small and obscure red rock canyon in southern AZ called Aztec Canyon you can find a little metal roofed square building, which measures about 10’. x/32” by 10’. x/32 “ by 10’. x/32” in size, sitting amongst a forest of old black oak trees that are native to that land. (The mathematics are precise but not offered here because they are part of the ancient Vaastu Rahasya – secret of Vaastu – and can only be given by a Sthapati or his or her direct representative). The Temple Cottage, as it is called, was built-in the summer of 2010 by students from around the world who were studying an ancient building science called Mayonic Science and Technology, Sthapatya Veda or more popularly, Vaastu. Its’ construction was part of a 1-½ year program to become a certified Vaastu Consultants through the American University of Mayonic Science and Technology http://www.aumscience.com.

Vaastu Temple

People who visit this building notice that it is simple, elegant and precisely built to 1/16th of an inch or better. More than that, they notice that there is an inexplicable feel to it that immediately brings a sense of peace, happiness and what some have called spiritual bliss. No matter what your mood might be upon entering this special building, you will feel elevated and at peace. It is an unmistakable feeling that has been scientifically verified through research conducted in this and similar buildings using state of the art equipment that measures something called heart coherence. http://www.heartmath.com

Heart coherence (the relative stability of the heart beat with more or less variability) has been demonstrated to indicate the level of stress in an individual and the subsequent state of their body, brain, emotions and consciousness. High heart coherence (low .. 2 heart rate variability) indicates a peaceful, blissful, connected state and low coherence indicates a restless stressed state with all of the biochemistry associated with that state. There are indications that heart coherence may be a more profound indicator of higher states of consciousness then research in brain wave patterns. Put simply, scientists are finding that the brain is not the commander – the mind of the heart is in fact the one who runs the show.

When one expects to feel something often they do – real or not. Science helps eliminate the collusion that happens so often in this age of crystals, chanting, and tarot cards. We now know that buildings such as these have an authentic and unmistakable positive affect on people. In the research that was conducted (Mercay and Hoffman, January and July 2010), individuals were measured before and during exposure to such a building (including this one). The results were clear – the subjects demonstrated a significant increase in heart coherence while being in these buildings. Their heart coherence doubled in every case. Subjectively they noted an increase in happiness, wellbeing, peacefulness and that subtle illuminating experience called spiritual bliss.

I remember taking an unsuspecting electrician into one of these small buildings a few years ago when I was building such a house and Temple Cottage for a family in New Mexico. He knew nothing about what I was doing. When he entered the Temple Cottage he said, “Wow I almost feel dizzy – it feels really good in here.” His words faded off as he stood blissfully in the Temple of Space Science as Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati calls them. On the same site, the county building inspector who came to inspect the much larger house being built on the same property using the same ancient principles turned around one day and said, “I don’t know what it is about this house – it looks like any other house – but there is something special going on here.”


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.

Vaastu and ‘Living Structure’ – Part 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Vaastu Science when applied to built space takes other aspects into consideration including: slope of land, flow of underground water, roads, bodies of water, quality of soil, vegetation, flowing water on the surface (streams and rivers), the flow of water through pipes in the building, to some extent building materials, secondary door placements, window placements, elevational factors and much more. The unique aspect of Mayonic Science, the original form of Vaastu Science, is that these considerations are based on mathematics, astro-dynamics, and geophysics and physics rather than superstition.

The impact of applying these Vaastu principles to a structure (home, office, church, temple, apartment, village, statue, painting, piece of jewelry, etc.) is that structure, regardless of size, becomes a “ living structure.” Living structure means that the structure is vibrating with life-giving qualities of consciousness specifically selected for a particular inhabitant or group of inhabitants. While the concept of “living structure” is difficult to understand, a story by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, in the documentary film, “A Shilpi Speaks,” might help clarify this concept:

When my father was working in the Ramana ashram he had to make a statue of Sri Ramana Maharishi. My father was very close to him. He had seen the innermost feelings of the Maharishi on his face. What my father saw, he savored and absorbed. When the work on the image was begun the Maharishi would come every day and look at the progress. As the image was nearing completion, he looked at the statue and said, “Oh! Ramana is here!” Immediately my father put away his hammer and chisel.

Through the proper execution of Vaastu Science, the statue ceased to be simply a chunk of stone – it became enlivened with the consciousness, qualities, and characteristics of Ramana Maharishi. When Ramana Maharishi witnessed his own consciousness and qualities awakened in the stone he acknowledged that to the Shilpi. The stone had become a living structure exuding the vibrational frequency of Sri Ramana Maharishi.

Ramana Maharshi Statue

Another way to view this is that animate objects vibrate at a specific frequency in Space and Time. Inanimate objects have their own frequencies as well. The term living structure describes the frequency of animate objects. It is as if, when Vaastu Science is applied to an inanimate stone and the stone is formed into a Vaastu structure, it begins to vibrate in the same way as an animate object. Those who know the secrets of Vaastu Shastras can determine the qualities or frequencies that objects (enclosed spaces) produce.

According to Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, without applying Vaastu principles, specifically Mayonic Science and Technology, the structure, jewelry, art or other object is “sick.” That means that consciousness is not harmonic with the wearer or dweller. In that state, the individual associated with that structure does not experience the possible gain and benefit available from Primal Existence. The “sick” object or structure can, in some cases, drain the life of the individual and create ill-health and misfortune. It is as if the “sick” structure is seeking energy from the owner/resident in an effort to struggle for life. The result is that the owner/resident begins to struggle for life.

In a properly constructed or rectified Vaastu structure, life energy and harmony is added to the life of the owner and occupant. The entire structure of a Vaastu house becomes a self-­‐effulgent living organism that transforms its dweller into a radiant self – effulgent spiritual being. A properly constructed built space created through the application of Vastu Science and Vaastu Science brings spiritual bliss to the dweller.


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.

Vishnu and Nataraja – Earth and Space

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

As you will see from reading this text, Space (Cosmic Space not celestial or outer space) itself turns into earth through the manifestation process of unfolding qualities – OM Light, OM Sound, subtle Air, Fire, Water, Earth, three Gunas (Satwa, Rajas, Tamas); then, material qualities of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. There is energy in Space (Vastu) and energy in earth (Vaastu). To be energetic and always vibrant, earth must be in constant contact with Space. Earth, which is seeded with subtle but powerful energy, becomes known as Vaastu and the energy itself seeded inside the earth is known as “Purusha” thus, the earth-energy is called Vaastu Purusha. (Temples of Space Science, Dr. VGS, P.102 & 103)

Vaastu Purusha is diagrammatically indicated through the Vaastu Purusha Mandala or Paramasayika Mandala. Vaastu Purusha may appear externally as calm, quiet and undisturbed, but in reality, he is a great force, great Purusha (consciousness), ever vibrant, ever energetic. It this vibrant and energetic Bhumi Purusha (Bhumi means Earth), that we call Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is Vaastu Purusha. While the statue of Lord Vishnu is taken as a being a God to be worshiped, it is in face, an encoded form that demonstrates the produce of Vastureva Vaastu – that is Earth, Vaastu Purusha, or Vishnu.

Unmanifest Luminous Space, or energy is known as Vastu Purusha Mandala or Manduka Mandala. This form is visually demonstrated and encoded through the beautiful statue Mayan cognized and created called Nataraja. When we look at Manduka Mandala or Vastu Purusha Mandala we can think of Nataraja and Luminous space. This inimitable light that Nataraja demonstrates is of the nature of consciousness itself. It shines forth as the Brahman and the energy of Brahman; this itself is the luminous Nataraja. (The word light actually means consciousness – luminous Space means conscious Space).

Nataraja is the first manifestation of the Primal Light. The innate energy of the Primal Existence releases itself from the circumscription of the microabode. In sequence to this manifestation, the spinning rhythmic movements or dances of light and sound take place. Due to the explosion that takes place inside the microabode (essential form of consciousness), an ordered and uniform array of radiant light rays spreads in all directions and it is such a picturesque vision of the marshaled luminous rays that are described as the Dance oflight or the Dance of luminous Nataraja. This is the traditional concept of atomic science centered on the explosion of atom into material form. (Dr. V.G.S)

The frequency of vibration of the Primal Existence is employed and expressed in the image of Nataraja, and that a mathematical order or numerical expression arises as a result of that vibration is given in a concrete form – Nataraja. The statue of Lord Shiva represents the eternal dance or frequency of vibration of this dancing. It is the dance, which signifies the creative and devouring role of the great Time, which signifies the cyclical order of Time. From this arises the mathematics of manifestation and manifest forms which we use in Mayonic Science and Technology, Vaastu Technology and Sthapatya Veda. The form of Nataraja encodes the entire journey taken by Consciousness as it develops its material Self. The image of Nataraja is the quintessential form of Space Principle. Outer space or Supreme space is the abode of Nataraja. (Dr. VGS). This is what we must think of when we think of Vastu Purusha Mandala or Manduka Mandala.

The two energies (Nataraja & Rangaraja – Vishnu) are one and the same consciousness taking shape within the body of Consciousness or Space. The traditional Nataraja with uplifted footpointing in the clockwise direction indicates Shiva or unmanifest Consciousness; the Nataraja form with the uplifted foot indicating a counterclockwise direction is actually indicative of Vishnu or Vaastu. Likewise, the two energies depicted by the two Mandalas (Vastu Purusha and Vaastu Purusha) are one and the same.

Neither the brilliance of the sun, nor of the moon nor of the stars nor of the fire could be equated or compared with the luminosity of the effulgent Brahman-light. Nothing of these could excel it. It shines forth as the basic source of illumination for all the luminous objects of the universe. It shines forth of its own accord, i.e., it does not derive light from any external source. On the contrary it serves as the very basic source of light for the whole universe. This is the innate efficacy of the primal light-thread. This is why the Mundakopanisad calls it “Jyotisam Jyotish” i.e., light of the lights. This is also called Brahma Tejas, Paramjyoti, etc. In Tamil we call it “peroli” the unexcellable effulgence, and in English we call it spiritual light. This incomparable light is of the nature of consciousness itself. Is it not consciousness that sees and makes us see, that hears and enables us to hear? So this itself shines forth as the Brahman and the energy of Brahman; this itself is the luminous Nataraja. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Temples of Space Science)


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.