Monthly Archives: October 2010

Walking the talk on Vasthu Sastra


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 tselvas@pd.jaring.my.

Power comes with great responsibility, says chief minister


BINTULU:  Only those who are truly sincere and capable can bring greater changes and benefits to the rakyat, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said Sunday night.

He said it was not enough just to have power.

“With power come great responsibility,” he said, adding that politics was not just about debating policies.

“The implementation of projects and programmes for greater development also counts,” he said.

He said politicians should not look at how much power they had after an election, but look at how they could use that power to sort things out for the rakyat’s betterment.

“If one has the power, but does not know how to use, wisely, it’s going to be a waste, and it will badly affect the people who have given their trust and confidence with the hope for a better future,” he said when speaking at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak here.

He said the next state election would be a determinant for the people in Sarawak whether they wanted continued prosperity or just wanted to “play new politics” and end up chaotic as in some countries.

“There is no such thing as guaranteed peace or prosperity unless we work for it.

“No matter how successful or prosperous we are, if we can’t maintain our stability, our prosperity will erode,” he said.

He said the people should be thankful that under the Barisan Nasional (BN) government they had witnessed greater transformation and development.

‘Safeguard S’wak as vital investment destination’


 

BINTULU: The future of Sarawak depends a great deal on how far the people can assist the government in safeguarding the reputation of the state as a good investment destination.

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who stressed this Sunday night, said as long as there was trust and confidence that Sarawak was truly the best place for investment, investors would continue bringing in more money.

“We have to remember that it is not only the responsibility of the government to maintain our reputation. Each and every one of us must also shoulder this responsibility.

“Our future rests on the investors,” he said.

The chief minister was officiating at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak.

The event was jointly organised by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Jepak branch, Bintulu Islamic Charitable Trust Board and Bintulu Administration.

He said the rakyat should not allow a few people in their midst to destroy the image and reputation of the state and Malaysia as a good investment centre.

He said if investments failed to come in, the employment opportunities for the younger generation would be curtailed.

“We also expect members of the opposition parties to be wary of the need not to tarnish the good image of the state and country,” he said, adding: “Look after Sarawak as an attractive investment destination.

Taib pointed out that investments from outside the state would be the catalyst for the developments envisaged in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

He reiterated that SCORE would bring Sarawak to greater heights within the next 20 years, adding that to date SCORE had attracted some 30 billion in investment.

On another matter, the chief minister said the state government was studying the possibility of building a new port in Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) which was important to cater to needs of the future industries in the area.

On a project to raise funds for an orphanage here, he said he would try to get another RM500,000 in addition to the RM500,000 collected by the committee headed by Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

“This is an effort of the Muslims, but we also care for the non-Muslim orphans, and this is our way in Sarawak.

“People who face misfortune have nowhere to turn to except to look for help from others, so we will increase our capacity to help. We will help anybody who needs help.

“We will together find the source and I think this year we can raise RM1 million, next year probably another RM1 million,” he added.

 

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who stressed this Sunday night, said as long as there was trust and confidence that Sarawak was truly the best place for investment, investors would continue bringing in more money.

“We have to remember that it is not only the responsibility of the government to maintain our reputation. Each and every one of us must also shoulder this responsibility.

“Our future rests on the investors,” he said.

The chief minister was officiating at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak.

The event was jointly organised by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Jepak branch, Bintulu Islamic Charitable Trust Board and Bintulu Administration.

He said the rakyat should not allow a few people in their midst to destroy the image and reputation of the state and Malaysia as a good investment centre.

He said if investments failed to come in, the employment opportunities for the younger generation would be curtailed.

“We also expect members of the opposition parties to be wary of the need not to tarnish the good image of the state and country,” he said, adding: “Look after Sarawak as an attractive investment destination.

Taib pointed out that investments from outside the state would be the catalyst for the developments envisaged in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

He reiterated that SCORE would bring Sarawak to greater heights within the next 20 years, adding that to date SCORE had attracted some 30 billion in investment.

On another matter, the chief minister said the state government was studying the possibility of building a new port in Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) which was important to cater to needs of the future industries in the area.

On a project to raise funds for an orphanage here, he said he would try to get another RM500,000 in addition to the RM500,000 collected by the committee headed by Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

“This is an effort of the Muslims, but we also care for the non-Muslim orphans, and this is our way in Sarawak.

“People who face misfortune have nowhere to turn to except to look for help from others, so we will increase our capacity to help. We will help anybody who needs help.

“We will together find the source and I think this year we can raise RM1 million, next year probably another RM1 million,” he added.