THE purpose of life is to serve people selflessly and unconditionally, according to author T Selva.
The writer of best-seller Vasthu Sastra Guide (Indian Feng Shui) feels he is on the correct path of helping people via his free talks worldwide.
He has, so far, presented 330 talks in London, Florida, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Chennai, New Delhi, Brunei, Singapore and all over Malaysia on how to create a ‘home sweet home’ using ancient Indian knowledge.
What is amazing about these talks is that they are free or for charity and Selva, from Kuala Lumpur, believes the service he is doing is divine in nature and cannot carry a price.
“I studied Vasthu science under a seventh generation master in India and now I’m blessed with a valuable knowledge I would like to share with everyone. My philosophy of life is to spread the good values of ancient secrets so that everyone can live in peace, happiness and enjoy good health,” he said after presenting a Vasthu talk in Bintulu.
The talk, organised by the Bintulu Indian Association, was held at Bintulu Kiduorng Club’s Multi Purpose Hall.
Selva said every individual sought peace and prosperity and to obtain this, one had to be in tune with the universal rhythm of creation.
“When building, staying or working in a building or property, one has to respect the five elements — ether, air, fire, water and earth — which influence our environment.
“Only when we are in harmony with these natural forces will we enjoy wealth and happiness. Failure to do so can bring misery and misfortune.”
He added that the five elements were present in every atom of the universe and needed to be present in abundance within the home to make it vibrant and filled with positive energy.
He said a critical study of fundamental Indian beliefs stated that the elements had an interactive influence on all dwellers of a house.
“Our body comprises the same five elements in the form of the five senses — hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell.
“According to Vasthu Sastra, if a property is built according to the five elements, the internal energy in the bodies of those living there will be in tune with the universal energy, thus resulting in good health, wealth and happiness for those residents.”
Selva said the 5,000-year-old science of Vasthu Sastra was the equivalent of architecture plus a result-oriented science to ensure harmony and a person observing it was assured of his well-being.
He added that for centuries, Vasthu Sastra had been widely used in India in the purchase of properties and there was a growing global interest in it as in Chinese Feng Shui.
“Just like Feng Shui, the underlying principle of Vasthu is to live in harmony with the environment so that the energy surrounding us works for rather than against us.
“It’s based on the arrangements and balancing of the five elements in their proper order and proportions. It’s not magic, superstition or a religion although some of its advocates may consider it part of their religious rituals.
“It also doesn’t work on a belief system — asking someone if they believe in Vasthu is like asking them if they believe in the weather. In short, Vasthu is not a question of faith but a fact of life,” said Selva who has written six books on ancient Indian wisdom.
He pointed out that based on his analysis on the huge number of queries related to health at his talks, a major challenge faced by many home dwellers was maintaining a healthy life and being free from illness.
“Many want to know how Vasthu Sastra can help them alleviate their medical problems and lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. It’s imperative every house occupant harnesses the power of Nature and lives in tune with it since we ourselves are evolved by Nature.
“Health is wealth and it’s vital that a couple occupies the correct space in a property and consumes food cooked in a kitchen located, according to the principle of Vasthu, to ensure good health.”
Selva urged dwellers to give their kitchen’s location priority as food cooked in the southeast or northwest quadrants tasted better and digest more easily.
He said food prepared elsewhere could cause digestive problems and the dweller would tend to eat out more rather than at home.
Moreover, when choosing a plot to build a house, check the surroundings and ensure that the house is not close to a funeral parlour, burial ground or places that attract large crowds, for example, a stadium or place of worship, he advised.
According to the ancient science of Vasthu, he said, such an environment was inauspicious and could affect the well-being of the occupants.
“If the plot has an extension or is cut in the southwest, it can affect their health too. This is because irregular shapes distort the flow of energy, thus resulting in the dweller experiencing health woes regularly.
“But the southwest is a favourable quadrant for the master of the house. If an occupant is a heart patient, he or she should avoid sleeping in the southeast quadrant of the property which is the fire corner.”
Selva said the southeast location could create heat-related illnesses like fever, tension and stress.
He added that Vasthu research showed ailments related to the ear, nose and throat affected those who had a kitchen in the northeast — which is the water corner.
“It is possible some people may dismiss Vasthu Sastra as totally fictional and baseless and give it no importance in their life. But it has not been debunked by modern science and continues to yield amazing and powerful results in the lives of many individuals.
“My purpose of writing and giving talks is to share my discoveries and knowledge of this amazing science with people interested in harmony and peace of mind.
“Those who tend not to believe in these things must know that if following Vasthu does not benefit them, neither does it cause harm,” he said.
To get a copy of the Vasthu Sastra Guide book, contact 012-3299713. Selva can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.