ヨガとインド風水は不可分の関係 (2)

ロサンゼルスのヨガ専門誌「LA Yoga」の記事を紹介する第2回目です。

History of Vastu Shastra

Vastu probably predates the Vedas, going back as far as 7,000 years. The Vedas, considered to have no beginning and no end as well as no authorship, were vibrations from the universe picked up by the rishis (sages), the only mortals who had attained enough spiritual enlightenment that they could hear the pure vibrations of the universe. This is when the first oral transmission of vibrational qualities is thought to have occurred.

The primal sound AUM, or OM as it is more commonly known, is what we today identify as our connection to the distant beginnings of the manifestation of sound on the planet. There is no real yoga class that does not invoke OM as part of the teachings and practices and means nothing less than the essence of the Supreme Creator, the coexisting breath of the Paramaatma, Brahman.

Early on, the rishis had identified the five elements of space, air, water, fire and earth. Here, we are considering thousands of years of contemplation on the nature of existence, neither possible nor probable in the environment in which we live today. Yes, space was discerned as a subtle energy and dynamic element out of which all objects of nature come into existence and ultimately into which all disappear.

The rishis also determined that there is a higher Self (having heard the sounds of the universe, what would you expect?). In Hinduism this higher Self is referred to as ‘Brahma’ and there is ample mythology surrounding how Brahma first manifested. It may be metaphor, as is the case in every sacred scripture, but even today Brahma is used to denote the universal Self within all of us. The interconnectedness of all that is, “Tat Tvam Asi,” is a fundamental concept of all Vedic disciplines: Yoga, Ayurveda, Vastu, Jyotish (astrology), dance, art and music.
また聖者たちが発見したものの一つに、より高い次元の自己がある。ヒンドゥー教では、高い次元の自己をブラフマーと言い、どのようにブラフマーが生まれたのかについての沢山の神話がある。すべての神聖な経典と同じように、それは隠喩かもしれない。しかし現在でもブラフマーは我々すべての中にある普遍的な自己を象徴している。梵我一如(Tat Tvam Asi)と呼ばれる相互関連性の考え方は、すべてのヴェーダの規範、すなわちヨガ、アーユルヴェーダ、インド風水ヴァーストゥ、ジョディシュ、ダンス、芸術、音楽の基本的な概念だ。

Vastu actively considers how it is possible to bring Brahma to form. And, the first Vastu structures were Indian temples in which the intention was to realize and honor the universal Self on a physical plane. A lofty goal, to be sure, for what we today call architecture.

The rishis also figured out that everything that exists is animated, alive, due to vibrational qualities. Even today scientists are still playing around with whether water molecules have specific vibrations. Wouldn’t this also apply to buildings? They exist, don’t they? If that is the case, then why not create dwellings that are perfect in terms of universal vibrations and which manifest all the aspects of the universe, based on the Supreme Self, the rising and setting of the sun, the influence of the planets and the aspects of the various deities?

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