Understanding Vastu – 5 (Vastu & Karma of Ancestors)

I have seen people talk about poorvajanma punniyam and that we should do good deeds so that the good karma helps our future generations like our children, grand children, etc. The present generation also thinks about how they are better off due to the good deeds done by their father, grand father, ancestors, etc. But, is this entirely correct? If so, then why one sibling in a family does extremely well, while another just the opposite? If the good deeds of the ancestors are rewarded, then why not all the members of the family enjoy the fruits and why should only some or one of the siblings in the same family suffer? Or, is it more to it than meets the eye? Well, I find that the answer lies in the Bhagvad Gita.

Regarding Rebirth: Verse 22 of Chapter-2 of Srimad Bhagwad Gita:

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि ।

तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा- न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही ॥

vasansi jirnani yatha vihaya navani grihnati naro ‘parani

tatha sarirani vihaya jirna nyanyani samyati navani dehi


As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.


As a person sheds worn-out garments and wears new ones, likewise, at the time of death, the soul casts off its worn-out body and enters a new one.

With regard to the PROOF of rebirth or reincarnation, please go through my previous post:

Concept of Rebirth – Srimad Bhagvad Gita & the support of (Baby) science – a reiteration of the ancient Indian wisdom

Regarding action/karma: Verse 12 of Chapter-18 of Srimad Bhagvad Gita:

अनिष्टमिष्टं मिश्रं च त्रिविधं कर्मण: फलम् |

भवत्यत्यागिनां प्रेत्य न तु सन्न्यासिनां क्वचित् ||

anishtam ishtam mishram cha tri-vidham karmanah

phalam bhavathi atyaginam pretya na tu sanyasinam kvachit


Actions-Unpleasant, pleasant & mixed, three-fold fruits of actions accrue to those who are attached to personal rewards after death; but not for the renouncers of actions ever!


The three-fold fruits of actions—pleasant, unpleasant, and mixed—accrue even after death to those who are attached to personal reward. But, for those who renounce the fruits of their actions, there are no such consequences.

From the above verses of Bhagvad Gita, can we not safely infer that only the individual himself is responsible for his actions-whether good or bad.

One more point I would like to mention is that, we should also understand that an individual is born and living in his circumstances according to his own frequency i.e. the frequency which he himself chose to be in – “Thatvamasee”/ தத்வமஸீ/ തത്വമസി/ तत्त्वमसी. Now that I had asked a question and also exhibited a part of the reason(yes, it is only a part), let me add another aspect to this issue. Yes, you guessed it right. In vastu, each member(male/female & also the hierarchy) of a family is not only governed by specific directions, but also a combination of directions of the house in which they reside/ possess, and their correctness/ defect has its own effects on them. {This should not be mistaken with the concept(being advocated by some in this field) where they specify one direction of the plot as suitable for the head of a house according to his star/nakshatra. I could not understand the logic as to how the house will do any good to all the family members, when the members of a family are born in different nakshatras can reside in a single such house, if this concept is to be followed.} So, now my lucky ones who had read this, could you decipher yet another secret of this universe and the reason why I keep harping on ‘vastu’ 🙂

Note: Vastu may not be required for Saints, but essential for normal humans!

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