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Accept change for Vaastu remedies

Basic human nature is to resist any change. But if you are looking for Vaastu remedies, then you need to accept these changes.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2003 13:44 IST

Basic human nature is to resist any change. But if you are looking for Vaastu remedies, then you need to accept these changes. In fact, we must make it possible to define change as a variation in the established way of life to which people are accustomed to in a family. It may be as simple as the change of the typewriter of a secretary.

But, this phenomenon can have repercussions for a family member or the whole family. If the members affected thereby find the change beneficial, it may be immediately accepted. If the change is of no consequence, they may adopt an attitude of indifference. If they consider the change to be detrimental, they may resist through counter pressure. Their reaction is based not necessarily on reality or facts, but on their perceptions. Basically, what this means is that that what they perceive is what affects them. As there is likelihood of resistance to change, the change, in order to be successful, has to be strong enough to overcome the counter pressure.

It is common knowledge that from the time of one’s birth, a person witnesses change. Every coming moment in one’s life is different. One develops the ability to adjust to this change, respond to one’s environment and this helps one to survive and achieve continuity. This is true of a family as well as a biological process. Thus, in order to introduce Vaastu changes successfully, it is expedient, first of all, to diagnose the problem.

The diagnosis will involve an analysis of the existing situation and the ideal situation and finding the discrepancy between the two. At this stage itself, it may be possible to look into what would be the situation if the contemplated change is carried out and also, if it is not carried out. In any case, no change is worth it if the costs entailed are greater than the benefits likely to accrue from that change.

While calculating these costs and benefits, we must also keep in mind the frame of reference, that is, from whose point of view we are considering the situation. As far as possible, the problem should be looked at from the point of view of all those who are likely to be affected.

Once a decision is arrived at, it becomes necessary to plan properly for the implementation of the change. Attitudinal changes are slightly more difficult to come about because attitude structures differ from knowledge structures in that they are emotionally charged in a positive or negative way. Changes in individual behaviour are still more difficult because the behaviour of a person is something more than only the knowledge and attitudes of an individual. A person may know the advantages of Vaastu change and may even feel that change will help him, but still he may be unwilling to affect that change.

As people condition their response to change and it’s also quite difficult to change attitudes, we may elaborate this concept a little bit here. The attitudes of people are conditioned by their feelings. The way they feel about a change determines how they are likely to respond to it. These feelings are not the result of chance. They refer to the biological process of people, their backgrounds and all their social experiences.

(Excerpt from the book ‘Vaastu for Generation Next’ by Dr. Ranjeet Mehta. Published by Benediction Publications)