Michael Borden (USA) - Healing Buildings

Michael BordenI will present vaastu projects and go over the basic principles of vaastu design:

"In the heart cave of the body there is inner space and in that inner-space there is the vibrant thread of consciousness. It is this thread of consciousness that functions as the string of the sarira-vina (bodily instrument)."

"The structure of the vaastu inspired building vibrates with cosmic energy and the bodily instrument resonates with this vibration."

"To create and offer the house of supreme bliss, and to enable us to experience that supreme bliss here in this mundane house itself -- these are the prime motives of the Vaastu science."

Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati - For several years I have traveled annually to Chennai, India, to study the principles of Vaastu Science as applied to Architecture. Vaastu architecture or Sthapatya Vedic architectural is a tradition of sacred Architecture that is founded in basic principles of the laws of nature.

I was fortunate to find an architect in India, Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, who was an expert of this tradition of knowledge. In my studies with Sthapati, I learned that architecture was frozen music and that a building could be an expression of pleasant and powerful harmonies and rhythms. I learned that a building could be a coherence generator, tuning the occupants to the laws of the universe and increasing health, wealth and spiritual well being. Vaastu science holds that a building is a living organism and can be designed in "harmonic resonance" with the
underlying energy structure of the universe.

Vaastu designers use a basic design formula involving a diagram called the "Vaastu Purusha Mandala". This "diagram" is actually the seed form of all manifest existence. To understand what the Vaastu Purusha Mandala looks like start by making a two dimensional grid drawing divided into 81 equal squares, a 9 x 9 grid. Then project the two dimensional grid into a
three-dimensional cube. This cube, or "micro-abode", as Sthapati has named it, is the basic pattern of the universe. This energy cube is also the pattern from which all manifest forms emerge into existence. In other words, the pattern for the universe is also the pattern for every particle of it.

This knowledge is what I have been seeking my whole building career. I have been able to successfully apply the principles of Vaastu Science to many structures. The quest for ideal shelter is as old as life itself. More of these buildings belong on the surface of the planet now and thanks to the energy, dedication and generosity of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, they will be.

About Michael Borden
VastuVed was founded by Michael Borden in 1998 for the purpose of promoting Vaastu Shastra and educating designers, architects, builders and homeowners of the potential of a more comfortable, happy and successful life lived in harmoney through the principles of Vastu
Shastra.

Michael Borden has a master's degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He comes from a family of builders, with over 20 years experience buildings and/or designing custom residences in California and the Midwest. He is currently involved in Vastu building/design projects worldwide. The principles of Vastu science that have been used in designing Indiaís great and sacred temples can be applied to any building project. Michael has used these principles in designs from cottages to palaces, in schools and office buildings. The positive influence of the building geometry and layout is an excellent environment for a home or office.

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