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Learned from God I have learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself with me That I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even a pure soul.
Love has befriended Hafez so completely. It has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.
~ Hafez

Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (also spelled Hafiz) was a Persian mystic and poet who is now revered as one of the most influential Persian poets of all time. He was born sometime between the years 1310-1337, in the city of Shiraz in present-day Iran. Hafez today is primarily remembered for his lyrical poetry written in ghazals, a difficult and uniquely Persian verse-form. Prior to Hafez, ghazals were primarily used to write songs celebrating wine and earthly pleasure. Hafez revolutionized the form by utilizing the stock symbols of wine and pleasure as metaphors for spiritual experience. In so doing, Hafez elevated his short, simple verses to the level of high art. Hafez's poetry advocated abandoning all restraints and preconceptions so as to come into direct contact with the spiritual realm. As a result of his mystical and profoundly transcendent subject-matter, Hafez has become an inspiration for poets of all cultures. Arguably the most influential Persian poet of all time, Hafez has been translated into countless languages, and his works were particularly influential to a number of the early European Romantics, including Goethe and Friedrich Schiller.

– Persian poet (1315 – 1390)

Vastu Rectification and Pranapratistha of a Home or Office

 
  Vishwakarma
"This science is complete in itself.
Happiness to the whole world it can bring,
All the four benefits it bestows on you,
Rightful living, money, fulfillment of desires and bliss,
Are all available in this world itself"
-Vishwakarma in Vastu Shastra
 
 

Vastu is a logical explanation of scientific truths and facts about energy patterns in buildings. The Vastu principles are related with the properties (Natural Energies) of our Earth plane. Vastu says that the sources of energies are to be open and the flow of energies is not to be disturbed. Vastu Shastra prescribes desirable characteristics for sites and buildings based on flow of energy ("Prana" in Sanskrit). Many of the rules are attributed to cosmological considerations; the Sun's path, the rotation of the Moon above the Earth plane, magnetic fields, etc. The morning Sun is considered especially beneficial and purifying and hence the East is a treasured direction.

Vastu believes that there are essentially two types of forces, which are equal and opposite in nature. The interaction of these two forces is cosmically ordained and produces a third type of force, which is prana, needed for life to exist. One type of force is subtle and fine. The other is dark and dense. We, for understanding this subject, can call the first one as "positive" and the other as "negative". Prana is liberated by the interaction of these forces. Over the surface of the globe, these forces continuously interact, releasing prana. When a structure is built over the surface of the Earth, it comes in the way of a natural interaction. Both the forces enter the structure where the interaction continues. However, the intensity of forces that enter the structure need not be the same. Depending on various factors like levels, water bodies, door placement, etc., either the positive or the negative can have stronger presence.

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