Vastu Living: Creating a Home for the Soul

Overview

Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art and science of finding harmony with nature, has become widely adopted in the West. Like Buddhism, which migrated from India eastward, feng shui is recognized by Eastern scholars as having originated not in China but in India, where it is referred to as Vastu Shastra, or the science of architecture. In Vastu Living, Kathleen Cox introduces readers to the art, science, and practice of vastu. Cox explains vastu's origins in the Vedas, its relationship to the Hindu gods, its ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (29) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $12.89   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art and science of finding harmony with nature, has become widely adopted in the West. Like Buddhism, which migrated from India eastward, feng shui is recognized by Eastern scholars as having originated not in China but in India, where it is referred to as Vastu Shastra, or the science of architecture. In Vastu Living, Kathleen Cox introduces readers to the art, science, and practice of vastu. Cox explains vastu's origins in the Vedas, its relationship to the Hindu gods, its principles and guidelines, and its traditional uses. Vastu Living shows readers how to practice vastu at home and in the workplace—from understanding its teachings on room layout and furniture placement to bringing the divine into every dimension of one's environment.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Vastu, based on the Hindu Veda texts, is the ancient Hindu system for "organizing the spaces in which we live and work for optimum harmony"--a system from which Feng Shui is often said to derive. The book is divided into two parts, with the first part explaining the principles that make up Vastu and the second describing how to incorporate its principles to create a harmonious environment in the home or office. Purchase if there is an interest in a holistic, spiritual approach to interior design. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569246443
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 688,002
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface XI
Acknowledgments XIII
List of Illustrations XV
To the Reader XIX
Introduction 1
Part 1 The Journey 15
1 The Vedas and Vastu 17
2 The Vastu Purusha Mandala 37
3 Vastu in Ancient Temple Design 57
4 Vastu and the Vedic View of Health 79
Part 2 Creating a Home for the Soul 93
5 Getting Started 97
Determining Your Needs and Preferences 97
Expressing Your Self 101
Creating Your Spiritual Blueprints 102
6 Vastu Living at Home 111
The Vastu Home 111
Orientation and Shape 117
Interior Layout 121
Room by Room 125
Putting the Divine in the Decor 149
7 Vastu Living at Work 154
Spirituality at Work 154
Orientation and Shape 157
Interior Layout 160
Room by Room 165
8 The Gift of Nature 177
Landscape and Outdoor Gardens 178
Celebrating Nature Indoors 186
9 Appeasing the Gods--Appeasing Your Soul 193
Examples of Common Problems 194
The Solutions 195
Appendix I The Raga and Vastu 217
Appendix II Harmony Through Diet 223
Glossary 230
Bibliography 234
Quick Reference Chart 237
Vastu Purusha Mandalas 240
About the Author and the Illustrator 247
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2002

    Positive Light engery into your home

    A great book on the Hindu culture and pratices the flow of postive engery in the home making the home a living temple and being in hermony with your suroundings at home, office, and being outside in nature. Also gives great detail on the God's and Goddess of the Hindu culture. Some great detail insight on meditation and yoga methods. Enjoy reading the book one to have in your book collection it was very interesting and gave a new prospective of being in positive engery and light into your home. Interesting facts on having a puja room in your home.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)