Friday, June 15, 2007

驟富石崇比

This is a sentence quoted from Feng Shui classic Tian Yu Jing 天玉經. The full sentence is:

卯山卯向卯源水 驟富石崇比

It is one example of Yi Gua Chun Qing 一卦純清to have mountain, facing and water source from gua of the same palace. If a grave site can satisfy these conditions, then the desendants will be rich as Shi Chong 石崇.

I have read one book written by a very arrogant master. The reason why I say he is a very arrogant master is because in his books he is never tired of attacking other masters and boasting of how learned he is. Well, his annotation of this sentence betrays him.

He mistook 石崇 to be rocks on a lofty mountain!

In fact, Shi Chong 石崇 (249-300) was a wealthy man who lived during the Jin Dynasty 晉朝. He was very clever and became a government officer at the age of 20. He was promoted to be the governor of a rich county where he squeezed the citizens and even robbed wealthy travelers so that he became extremely rich in just a few years time. He also had a very beautiful woman as his concubine. The story has a justified ending. A powerful king who wanted his wealth and women had him prosecuted and killed. The beautiful concubine committed suicide jumping down from her chamber.

This is a well-known story. It shows how learned this arrogant master is.

It is actually not good to use Shi Chong to represent a wealthy person. He got rich by unethical and illegal means. His ending was horrible. It shows that the author of Tian Yu Jing was not a very educated person. People are of the opinion that Tian Yu Jing was written by Yang Yun Song 楊筠松. I doubt it very much. At least this sentence cannot be Yang Gong's writing.

JY

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Dear Master Yu,

Thank you for a great story on morals and riches.

Are there such gravesites that exist throughout the ages, with the descendants still enjoying the benifits?

Best regards,

Teresa

Joseph Yu said...

I don't think so. There is a lot of exaggeration in Yin Zhai Feng Shui stories.

JY

Jeannie said...

Dear Master Yu,

Where else can we learn this refined and well documented story BUT FROM YOU! Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jeannie