Maharishi Vedic city planning and Maharishi Vastu architecture is architecture and urban design in harmony with total natural law, in tune with all of nature.
Basis of Vedic Architecture and Planning in Total Natural Law
Vedic architecture and planning finds it basis in the most fundamental level of natural law, the level of the administration of everything in nature. Nature administers the universe with perfect orderliness. Quantum field theorist, Dr. John Hagelin writes, “Einstein held the conviction that the laws of nature had a simple, geometric, unified foundation, and that this unification could be understood by the human intellect. Within the past two decades a number of important breakthroughs in this area have led to a progressively more unified understanding of the laws of nature, culminating in the recent discovery of completely unified field theories. These theories afford for the first time, a self-consistent and completely unified description of the elementary particles and forces in terms of a single, self-interacting field.”
The ancient seers of Vedic architecture long ago came to this same realization, but that realization was not derived through the same methods of investigation employed by classical science, but rather through cognitions in their own fully enlivened and expanded consciousness that was wholly in accord with all of the laws of nature. Thus the Vedic principles are on the most basic level of the structuring dynamics of nature’s intelligence and when applied elevate architecture and town planning to a true alliance with natural law.
Any system of architecture and planning that is based on this most fundamental understanding of the structure of natural law does not violate anything in the near or distant environment. It is a system that is entirely supporting to everything in nature.
Revival of Ancient Knowledge by Maharishi
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, regarded as the greatest scientist of consciousness of our age, and commonly known for bringing the simple technique of Transcendental Meditation to the world, has restored the ancient system of Vedic Architecture and City Planning as a complete system of design and construction.
“Every human designed, man-made structure (art, building, garden, village, city) should conform to the natural laws of structuring if that structure is to be in harmony with the structure of the universe – the expression of Cosmic Intelligence.” – Maharishi
Maharishi Vedic city planning is a system that is unique in the world today for its effectiveness in creating human well-being and restoring balance in nature. Therefore it is referred to as Maharishi Vedic® architecture and planning or the Vastu Vidya of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (a shortened term is Maharishi Vastu®).
A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
Maharishi once said: “All around us today we see the consequences of the saying a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Most of the environmental problems we face are essentially the consequences of prior solutions – solutions that were not grounded in wholeness. True sustainability will only come from the full enlivenment of natural law.
Leading planners recognize the critical importance of creating “sustainable” cities and towns, and restoring the relationship between the individual and the community. There are many beautifully implemented projects but because they lack a foundation in these holistic and fundamental principles of Vedic architecture there is no assurance that they will ultimately achieve their laudable goals.
Modern planning strives to restore the connection between the individual and the community while Maharishi Vedic planning holds the key to restoring the connection between the individual and the entire orderly structure of natural law, providing profound and truly effective results.
Maharishi Vedic City and Country Planning
The Institute of Vedic City Planning has used the eternal principles of natural law to design housing developments, communities, cities, and even to lay out entire nations. The designs incorporate buildings, sustainable energy systems, comprehensive programs of organic agriculture, and advanced transportation networks.