Monday, October 17, 2011

Aligned for harmony


Harmonious energy starts from the home and flows out to the country and then the world at large.
GLOBAL peace can be achieved if people incorporate the ancient Indian science of construction, Vasthu Sastra, in their houses because the harmony of any nation begins at home.
If a couple is at peace in their home, they will spread the goodness within their neighbourhood and the harmonious energies will overflow to the town, state, country and, eventually, the world.
In short, peace begins in every individual’s home and not the White House, the United Nations or Parliament House.
Picture of comfort: A painting titled Peace Prayer, which depicts an appeal for global peace.
The tension and troubles that currently affect various parts of the world are due to people not being at peace with themselves, the environment and the people they come in contact with. So take note of the teachings of Vasthu Sastra.
I made this call during my presentation entitled Vasthu Sastra – The Formula For World Peace at the 13th Asian Astrology & Vasthu Sastra Conference on National Heritage held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.
My suggestion that Vasthu Sastra can contribute towards world peace was acknowledged by the delegates from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and Malaysia.
Although 5,000-year-old, this ancient knowledge has brought hope and accord to many homes worldwide and interest in it is growing as people are now seeking alternative therapies for good health, peace and happiness.
Asian Astrologers Congress president Dr Satya Biswas said Vasthu Sastra is a logical and practical way of living and it has resolved many of the challenges that mankind faces.
“Since ancient times predictive sciences like astrology and Vasthu have been one of the greatest adventures of human civilization and have contributed greatly to people’s lives and their culture.
“Although both the predictive sciences are thousands of years old, they are still sought by people in modern times as humans are looking for answers to the unseen and the unknown, and the challenges in life.
“Astrology is based on the belief that the position of the planets and stars influence human life. Vasthu guides us on how we can live harmoniously in any space by being at peace with the five elements – ether, fire, water, earth and air,” said Dr Biswas.
He added that regardless of whether or not people believe in metaphysics or mythology, they play a vital role in every individual’s life.
The astonishing aspect about astrology is that it can give one insights into all manner of situations, from the personal to the political and from the most intimate to the most mundane.
“This is because astrologers generally take a holistic view of the world and we can see that there is a spiritual connection between all things, even the planets, stars and us.”
Dr Biswas said it was possible that some people may dismiss both the sciences as totally fictional and baseless and give it no importance whatsoever.
But modern science does not discredit the knowledge they offer and they continue to have powerful effects on the lives of many.

Publish in The Star on Sunday, August, 28th 2011
Thanks to Mr T.Selva & The Star
Link to The Article On The Star Online

Matters of the occult

Ancient Secret by T.SELVA

The occult is hidden positive energy that can be tapped for the betterment of life.
OCCULT science is found in almost all cultures, and it has become a way of life in many traditions to attain wellbeing, peace and happiness.
However, the supernatural phenomena has often been misinterpreted because some individuals have manipulated them for the wrong purposes.
The occult is not necessarily evil, but a sacred or hidden positive energy that can be tapped for the betterment of life.
To attract fresh energy into your living space, chop one onion into quarters and place one piece in each corner of a room.
According to metaphysical experts, there is an inherent energy radiating from earth and all living things, and they influence our mood, emotions and actions, whether we are aware of this or not. Since the life-power is formless, it can only be experienced and cannot be seen, heard or touched.
In my quest to learn mystical knowledge, I have met several positive healers in India, Nepal, UK, Brazil and Australia of various cultures who have shared with me many secrets, from spells to the making of amulets, which I would like to share with readers.
Spells come in virtually unlimited forms and it incorporates energy and power to obtain the desired result. Some of the practices are object-driven, like using eggs, candles and oil, while others are dependent upon the power of words.
Before any spell is cast, the first requirement is that you need to have a goal – what do you want to achieve or what do you wish to prevent?
Spells are always cast for a purpose, with the most generic being for personal peace, happiness and protection. The more specific your desire or the more clear your vision, the more likely it is that your spell will work.
There is no one type of spell that is inherently more powerful than another, but there are only spells and styles of spell-casting that are more effective for a specific individual. The fun part of spell casting is finding the spell that best suits the person, and applying the therapy with faith and respect. Try one spell at a time and don’t rush into doing all.
Happy spell-casting!
Creating harmony at work
Tie red ribbons under your office table to protect you from negative energies. Red has the power to ward off all unwanted energies in any space.
Space cleansing using onion
Chop one onion into quarters and place one piece in each corner of a room. Don’t peel the onion and allow the onion to remain in the place overnight.
Bury them outside your house the following day and repeat the process for a total of five consecutive nights to attract fresh energies into your space.
Space cleansing using vinegar
Place a bowl of vinegar and add a square of camphor into it. Leave the bowl in every room that needs cleansing and replace them weekly. All negative energies in the space will be cleared when the ritual is performed regularly.
Body cleansing
Grind or pound sage into a fine powder and sprinkle the powder on hot charcoal. Allow the smoke to cleanse the body. This therapy will remove all impurities and you will enjoy improved aura.
Seven flowers remedy bath
When you feel fatigued, tired, dull, drained, and sad, take seven different types of fresh flowers that appeal to you. Seven is the magic number associated with hope and miracles. Float the flowers in the bathtub or pail of water for about an hour before using the water to bathe. Rub the flower petals on your body for better results. Following the shower, you will feel rejuvenated.
Egg therapy
Pray over a raw egg to remove negative energy, and roll the egg, from the back of your neck, moving it up and down from the base of the head to the lump at the shoulder blades.
The egg should then be broken by throwing it into the toilet and flushed away or smashed on the road outside your house.
Similar therapy can also be applied on other areas of the body to remove aches and pains because egg is one of the most effective agents for absorbing negative energy.
Prevent nightmares
Grind and powder dried agrimony and cast a circle with the powder around your bed to prevent bad dreams and to provide protection.
Moonlight water therapy
Collect rainwater during the full moon and use the water to bathe your head and wash your hair to relieve stress and dullness.
Coin spells
String three coins together and place them on or under your telephone to stimulate prosperous business.
Place a string of seven coins or currency inside your cash box register, wallet or account ledger to stimulate cash flow.
Find a coin from the year of your birth, in any national currency. The year is crucial and keep it in your wallet and it will attract your wealth dreams.
Upon sighting of the new moon, immediately jingle any coins in your pocket to increase wealth.
Money-drawing powder
Grind and powder dried parsley, dill and basil. Sprinkle over your wallet, cheque book or cash register.
Another method is to grind and powder cinnamon, cloves and sarsaparilla. Sprinkle the powder throughout your home, concentrating at the corners.

 Publish in The Star on Sunday, September, 25th 2011
Thanks to Mr T.Selva & The Star
Link to The Article On The Star Online

Friday, May 07, 2010


In these days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae" he asked.
"Fifty cents" replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and counted his coins in it.
"Well how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty five cents" she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he replied
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream paid the cashier and left.
When the waitress came back, she began to cry, as she wiped down the table.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies...
You see, he couldn't have a sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Shoe in for trouble

Sunday September 20, 2009

Shoe-in for trouble


In almost all cultures and beliefs, shoes or slippers are viewed as negative elements. There are many more dont’s than dos when dealing with them.

What is a shoe to you? Footwear is something we use to protect our feet and that’s all there is to it.

When it is used for any other purpose, it could be seen as disrespectful.

In Hinduism and almost all other cultures and beliefs, shoes or slippers are viewed as negative elements and there are many more dont’s than dos when dealing with them.

Shoes should be kept away from sight after use because they have inauspicious, negative qualities.

Why? Because subtle energy enters via our crown chakra (head), then channels through our body and this negative energy is discharged through our feet.

Wearing shoes and slippers into the house is bad because the negative energy from outside will enter into the living space. Footwear must not be kept in front of the main doorway.

In Vasthu Sastra, the shoe rack should be placed away from the north-east quadrant because the space is a divine corner and should be kept clean.

Footwear must not be hung at the doorway or fence because it will ward off visitors and create hostility. Placing footwear on one’s self above head level also brings bad luck.

It is inauspicious to buy or present footwear to anyone as a gift because the giver will suffer from a strained relationship with the receiver.

Used shoes must not be given away to anyone because the user is likely to be in the same shoes as the giver.

However, if you have lost your shoes or slippers or misplaced them, it is an auspicious sign because it indicates your troubles have left you.

Dreams about shoes, especially when it is about wearing expensive shoes, means one will see more respect and fame. On the contrary, a dream that involves shoes that are torn and worn out means a setback in life.

To see yourself buying new shoes and wearing them shall bring you financial gains in your job. If you simply dream about shoes then prepare for a journey.

If you dream about losing your shoes, it is a bad omen as it foretells that your loved ones shall betray you when you need them most. To see a shoemaker in your dream is unfavourable as it signifies poverty.

Because of all of the above, using shoes as a gesture to express any form of displeasure is regarded as a bad omen and disrespectful.

That is exactly what happened in the case of Paya Besar MIC division deputy chief M. Sukumaran. He said during the recent MIC general assembly that he wanted a garland of slippers to be placed on a photograph of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, and his statement caused him suspension from the party.

In a similar situation, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoe at former US President George W. Bush in Baghdad, served time in prison and was released on Sept 15.

In India, it is common for people who are unhappy with any particular personality to place a garland of slippers or shoes on the statue or image as a sign of protest.

It is written in Hindu scriptures that those who perform such ill-mannered acts will lose everything in life and bring shame to their family, community and country.

Even uttering the words, “I will hit you with a shoe’’ is viewed as impolite and the effects are the same.

In the Hindu living system, every individual is regarded as a divine soul and should be respected with dignity and treated with honour and any mistreatment will lead to misery.

People should understand that omens have been passed down from ancient times and brushing them aside as mere superstition can be wrong.

In my column in Nov 2007, I wrote about the public’s concerns when the former Selangor Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo, handed out broom awards to two underperforming local councils at the Selangor Excellence Awards.

In Indian culture, it is not a good idea to give anyone a broom, as it is equivalent to hitting the person with it. It is not the recipient who will suffer the consequent bad karma but the giver.

Although Khir had brushed aside the criticism and these old beliefs, it seems he is still drawn into controversies after he lost his mentri besar post following Barisan Nasional’s failure to retain Selangor in the last general election.

Article by T. Selva appeared on Sunday Star 20th September 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009


Om Namah Shivaya - Krishna Das

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
  • Forget issue of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  • EAT breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
  • Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Make your SMILE CHEAPER and anger expensive

ANGER is becoming a growing problem in our lives and if left unchecked, it can ruin relationships and bring disastrous results to our society.

Most of us live in a stressful working and family environment and owing to this the slightest disturbance in our daily routines can cause annoyance.

The aggressive behavior can be triggered off following a telephone call, disappointments, aggravation, harassment, frustration, expectations, desires, irritation or inability to deal with a situation.

These events can occur at our place of work, home or during our travels.

Having the feeling of anger is normal and no one can escape from anger.

What is more important is how to deal with it so that it does not land us into serious trouble. It is common to hear an individual say “I can only take so much in life” before they explode with negative emotions.

Many people do not realize that anger actually causes harm to our body as it makes our heart beat faster, increases our blood pressure, tenses up muscles, makes us radiate an aura of unfriendliness, harms our mental, emotional and physical health, and our equilibrium.

Medically, anger can cause headaches, ulcers, depression, sleep disorders, fatigue, bowel and respiratory problems.

It is vital that we take control of ourselves when we encounter negative situations that can contribute to fury.

There are many ways to prevent ourselves from being dragged into an unpleasant state that can generate destructive emotions.

When you are confronted with a situation that can create anger, face it directly and speak calmly.

Article from MYSTAR Magazine, thank you allowing me to publish in this blog

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Omens of the Lizard

Lizards are regarded as a nuisance in many homes now, but in the old days, lizards falling onto the occupants of the property were more likely to be regarded as signs of good news rather than bad.

  • If a lizard falls off a wall, ceiling, beam, etc and lands on the property owner's body on a Monday or Tuesday, there will be good news within nine months; if it happens on Wednesday or Thursday. it will take a month; on Friday, two weeks; and on Saturday or Sunday, a year,
  • A lizard falling onto the head, right arm, thighs or waist means gaining wealth somehow,
  • A lizard falling onto the forehead indicates the likelihood of meeting an important person,
  • A lizard falling anywhere onto the left side of a woman and right side of a man is auspicious,
  • A lizard falling onto the left ear, wrist and neck are all favourable signs because they signify financial gain and mental stability,
  • A lizard falling onto either shoulder signifies that the individual will overcome opponents,
  • A lizards falling onto the chest indicates that the property owner will gain wealth and more property,
  • A lizard falling onto food while it is being eaten indicates prosperity,
  • A lizard making a sound when the occupant of the house is about to switch on the lights indicates new developments and wealth;
  • A lizard cries or sneezes inside a house is inauspicious;
  • A lizard falling onto an individual's back indicates ill luck;
  • A lizard falling on the right leg indicates journey, while on the left leg means loss;
  • A lizard fallong onto eyes means gain of wealth and onto stomach or belly means possession of ornaments;
  • If a lizard emanates sound from east side at night is good but if it sounds just before sunrise is inauspicious;

This article first appreared on
StarMag of The Sunday Star Newspaper on Sunday 8 May 2005, also featured in MYSTAR magazines on September 2008 issue. I would like to thank Master Yuwaraj Sowma and Mr. T. Selva for giving permission to use articles for MY STAR magazine is our blog.