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Reviving Vedic Principles For Today's Impact Makers

08/11/2019

The ancient Indian civilization was a time of great significance and progress. The erudite sages of the age delved into subjects and thoughts that required a level of gumption and dedication that was way beyond the ability of the common man. The sages determinedly pursued knowledge and truths on the origin of existence, the concept of self, the duality of good and evil, generosity of the soul, and many other profound themes of life. These thoughts they discussed, debated, and immortalized in the form of scriptures greatly revered to this day - the Vedas.

The Vedas comprise four sacred Hindu texts - Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. Packed with stories and hymns varying in themes such as life, existence, and worship, the Vedas are considered one of the oldest bodies of knowledge in the world offering philosophies that hold true even today. While delving deep into heftier topics, the Vedas also cherish the simpler yet important aspects of a wholesome life such as goodness, philanthropy, and more. More than anything, the Vedic texts aim to nurture impact and fulfilment in an endeavour to uplift the very nature of human existence.

Together, the four Vedic texts hold enough power and wisdom for an individual to effect paradigm-shifting impact in their own life and the world. In their own simple yet profound way, the Vedic sages tackled some of life’s most ineffable concepts while moulding common sense and practicality into a way of living. Imbibing these philosophies allows one to view the world through a clearer, brighter lens. It shows how thinking selflessly creates not only a better world outside but a purer one within the Self. This is the path to true fulfilment.

One might ask, why is fulfilment important for impact makers. The lack of time, peace, and mind space pose challenges to an impactful way of life today, throwing us in a cycle of discontent. The irony is that the Vedas contain solutions to this conundrum. It’s a simple and arduous endeavour to break free from this seemingly irreversible rut - fortitude and determination aided by an environment crafted for higher living and an experience of absolute fulfilment. Svasa Homes is a concept of living that revives Vedic principles to facilitate one’s journey to profound impact and completeness. Every space is designed to, together, enable attainment of this elevated pursuit in myriad ways and methods. Using Vedic principles as guidelines inspire the individual to transcend the mundane gains of everyday life in search of a greater purpose. Therein lies the catalyst to encourage one to impact the world for the better.

08/11/2019

The ancient Indian civilization was a time of great significance and progress. The erudite sages of the age delved into subjects and thoughts that required a level of gumption and dedication that was way beyond the ability of the common man. The sages determinedly pursued knowledge and truths on the origin of existence, the concept of self, the duality of good and evil, generosity of the soul, and many other profound themes of life. These thoughts they discussed, debated, and immortalized in the form of scriptures greatly revered to this day - the Vedas.

The Vedas comprise four sacred Hindu texts - Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. Packed with stories and hymns varying in themes such as life, existence, and worship, the Vedas are considered one of the oldest bodies of knowledge in the world offering philosophies that hold true even today. While delving deep into heftier topics, the Vedas also cherish the simpler yet important aspects of a wholesome life such as goodness, philanthropy, and more. More than anything, the Vedic texts aim to nurture impact and fulfilment in an endeavour to uplift the very nature of human existence.

Together, the four Vedic texts hold enough power and wisdom for an individual to effect paradigm-shifting impact in their own life and the world. In their own simple yet profound way, the Vedic sages tackled some of life’s most ineffable concepts while moulding common sense and practicality into a way of living. Imbibing these philosophies allows one to view the world through a clearer, brighter lens. It shows how thinking selflessly creates not only a better world outside but a purer one within the Self. This is the path to true fulfilment.

One might ask, why is fulfilment important for impact makers. The lack of time, peace, and mind space pose challenges to an impactful way of life today, throwing us in a cycle of discontent. The irony is that the Vedas contain solutions to this conundrum. It’s a simple and arduous endeavour to break free from this seemingly irreversible rut - fortitude and determination aided by an environment crafted for higher living and an experience of absolute fulfilment. Svasa Homes is a concept of living that revives Vedic principles to facilitate one’s journey to profound impact and completeness. Every space is designed to, together, enable attainment of this elevated pursuit in myriad ways and methods. Using Vedic principles as guidelines inspire the individual to transcend the mundane gains of everyday life in search of a greater purpose. Therein lies the catalyst to encourage one to impact the world for the better.

Earning Currencies More Valuable Than Money

31/10/2019

The pursuit of happiness is often likened to the amassing of wealth in the hopes of reaching a stage where one can find true fulfilment. Money is doubtlessly essential to survive, let alone thrive, in the modern world. Though folk today get caught up in the chase, giving way for lesser ideals such as prestige and status to cloud their judgement and lead them to superficial gains. Since the dawn of civilization, wisemen have repeatedly spoken of aspiring towards greater goals and looking outside of oneself. By no means is fulfilment a foregone conclusion, but there exist certain thoughts and actions that genuinely lead to peace of mind and make life a lot more fulfilling.

Every want arises due to an intrinsic need to be fulfilled. The ways in which one can be fulfilled vary to a certain degree, but they all find common ground in happiness. There are many tales of those who remain unhappy even when they possess wealth, power, success, beauty, etc. This is because their actions seek a lesser form of fulfilment. What does it mean to be truly happy?

The human civilization has finally discovered a time, almost out of serendipity, when money no longer remains the most important currency. Truth be told, it’s probably the least important of all. Time, energy, impact, and social connections are outsmarting the note in today’s context. However, these alternate currencies can’t be earned the way one earns money. One needs to adopt a new way of living and thinking to earn energy and time. One needs to go beyond one’s own interests to earn impact. One needs to transcend beyond one’s own bubble to create a better world.

The central idea of existence has always been fulfilment. Until some time ago it was money that enabled fulfilment. However, the emergence of social media and a certain transparency and candidness it brought to the world opened a new realm of influence. Today, the super rich and affluent are those who people follow, those who inspire millions, and those who the world loves to hear about. It’s no longer about who has the most bank funds.

It’s with these alternate currencies that true fulfilment can be acquired. If money could buy fulfilment, the world’s richest people would have been the happiest. Unfortunately, that’s far from true. If life’s greatest attainment is a ceaseless and seamless flow of fulfilment, it’s time we make better choices about what we earn and how we earn them.

31/10/2019

The pursuit of happiness is often likened to the amassing of wealth in the hopes of reaching a stage where one can find true fulfilment. Money is doubtlessly essential to survive, let alone thrive, in the modern world. Though folk today get caught up in the chase, giving way for lesser ideals such as prestige and status to cloud their judgement and lead them to superficial gains. Since the dawn of civilization, wisemen have repeatedly spoken of aspiring towards greater goals and looking outside of oneself. By no means is fulfilment a foregone conclusion, but there exist certain thoughts and actions that genuinely lead to peace of mind and make life a lot more fulfilling.

Every want arises due to an intrinsic need to be fulfilled. The ways in which one can be fulfilled vary to a certain degree, but they all find common ground in happiness. There are many tales of those who remain unhappy even when they possess wealth, power, success, beauty, etc. This is because their actions seek a lesser form of fulfilment. What does it mean to be truly happy?

The human civilization has finally discovered a time, almost out of serendipity, when money no longer remains the most important currency. Truth be told, it’s probably the least important of all. Time, energy, impact, and social connections are outsmarting the note in today’s context. However, these alternate currencies can’t be earned the way one earns money. One needs to adopt a new way of living and thinking to earn energy and time. One needs to go beyond one’s own interests to earn impact. One needs to transcend beyond one’s own bubble to create a better world.

The central idea of existence has always been fulfilment. Until some time ago it was money that enabled fulfilment. However, the emergence of social media and a certain transparency and candidness it brought to the world opened a new realm of influence. Today, the super rich and affluent are those who people follow, those who inspire millions, and those who the world loves to hear about. It’s no longer about who has the most bank funds.

It’s with these alternate currencies that true fulfilment can be acquired. If money could buy fulfilment, the world’s richest people would have been the happiest. Unfortunately, that’s far from true. If life’s greatest attainment is a ceaseless and seamless flow of fulfilment, it’s time we make better choices about what we earn and how we earn them.

Courtyard Home Design Makes A Comeback

21/10/2019
The courtyard home design comes from the ancient architectural science of Vaastu Shastra which dictates that all living spaces emerge from a single, central point in the home. The classic courtyard home consists of a central courtyard space open to the sky, surrounded on three or all sides by living areas. Courtyards were a common feature in houses of the Indian subcontinent, crafted both for functional and aesthetic purposes. Being at the heart of a home’s layout, the courtyard connects all other spaces within a home. Dating back over 4500 years, the courtyard home design is an integral part of India’s heritage. It’s a piece of ancient history revered even today.

Having many names over the years depending on the region of the country you ask, the courtyard design combines practicality and playfulness in equal measure. Traditionally, the courtyard allows a perfect balance of privacy and community. Tailor-made for joint families, it is where families and friends can congregate and then retreat seamlessly to their respective spaces. It is a design so functionally magnificent that it transcends class, wealth, or status. From the humble abodes of the working class to the opulent palaces of royalty, the courtyard home design was everywhere.

Not to mention the various functional advantages the courtyard presented. The central open space facilitated cross-ventilation in the hot sub-tropical Indian weather, it allowed an accessible view for ceremonies and rituals, it separated men and women when necessary to afford privacy as needed, and it even enabled family businesses to engage in activities in a singular space for uninterrupted interactions. Usually with a tulsi plant placed in the middle, the open top of the courtyard filled homes with plentiful natural light, bringing a sensation of joy and upliftment in the household.

Despite several advantages, courtyard homes gave way to the needs of the present day. Apartment complexes force tens or hundreds of families to live within a few acres in an attempt to cope with the exponential rise in population. That said, the courtyard home design still exists in less-visited parts of the country, mostly in ancestral homes that have been maintained through generations. In homage to this lasting piece of Indian heritage, Svasa Homes features the courtyard home design for the first time in a modern high rise project. Heritage is a precious commodity which is easier to forget than preserve, but some things are worth the effort. Especially the timeless courtyard home design which is a part of India’s ancient architectural ingenuity. No wonder it’s making a surprising comeback in modern luxury projects.
21/10/2019
The courtyard home design comes from the ancient architectural science of Vaastu Shastra which dictates that all living spaces emerge from a single, central point in the home. The classic courtyard home consists of a central courtyard space open to the sky, surrounded on three or all sides by living areas. Courtyards were a common feature in houses of the Indian subcontinent, crafted both for functional and aesthetic purposes. Being at the heart of a home’s layout, the courtyard connects all other spaces within a home. Dating back over 4500 years, the courtyard home design is an integral part of India’s heritage. It’s a piece of ancient history revered even today.

Having many names over the years depending on the region of the country you ask, the courtyard design combines practicality and playfulness in equal measure. Traditionally, the courtyard allows a perfect balance of privacy and community. Tailor-made for joint families, it is where families and friends can congregate and then retreat seamlessly to their respective spaces. It is a design so functionally magnificent that it transcends class, wealth, or status. From the humble abodes of the working class to the opulent palaces of royalty, the courtyard home design was everywhere.

Not to mention the various functional advantages the courtyard presented. The central open space facilitated cross-ventilation in the hot sub-tropical Indian weather, it allowed an accessible view for ceremonies and rituals, it separated men and women when necessary to afford privacy as needed, and it even enabled family businesses to engage in activities in a singular space for uninterrupted interactions. Usually with a tulsi plant placed in the middle, the open top of the courtyard filled homes with plentiful natural light, bringing a sensation of joy and upliftment in the household.

Despite several advantages, courtyard homes gave way to the needs of the present day. Apartment complexes force tens or hundreds of families to live within a few acres in an attempt to cope with the exponential rise in population. That said, the courtyard home design still exists in less-visited parts of the country, mostly in ancestral homes that have been maintained through generations. In homage to this lasting piece of Indian heritage, Svasa Homes features the courtyard home design for the first time in a modern high rise project. Heritage is a precious commodity which is easier to forget than preserve, but some things are worth the effort. Especially the timeless courtyard home design which is a part of India’s ancient architectural ingenuity. No wonder it’s making a surprising comeback in modern luxury projects.