Imagine that there are scientists claiming to have learnt all secrets in Physics from Nicolas Copernic (1473-1543) and Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and say that their knowledge of physics is from the most authentic source. They further state that Issac Newton (1643-1727) twisted the physical laws to establish fake physics and that he has departed from the lineage of Copernic-Galilei. Of course, to their eyes, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is just a fake scientists because his knowledge is so different from the grand fathers Copernic and Galilei.
This is what exactly is happening in the Feng Shui world. Ever since Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平(1904-1997) pushed the reform in China after the death of Mao Zedong 毛澤東(1893-1976), Feng Shui masters emerge like sprouts of bamboo shoots after the rain. To establish fame followed by fortune, some overnight Feng Shui masters suddenly claim that they have practiced Feng Shui for 50-60 years and are now taking indoor disciples. They must think that everyone is a dumb fool not knowing that Feng Shui practices were forbidden after 1949 until Deng Xiaoping “let some people get rich first“.
To stand out, some of these masters claim that they inherited the original Feng Shui knowledge form Guo Pu 郭璞(276-324) and Yang Yun Song 楊筠松(834-900?). All other Feng Shui masters in history were fake except those holding the lineage of Guo-Yang. So, all of a sudden, San He 三合 Feng Shui is fake. San Yuan 三元 Feng Shui is fake. Only Guo-Yang 郭楊 Feng Shui is authentic. They shamelessly call Jiang Dahong 蔣大鴻 a Feng Shui crook. It is the same as saying Issac Newton is a fake scientist and Albert Einstein is a crook. Only the lineage holders of Copernic and Galilei are true scientists.
Fortunately the lineage game is not played in science.
Wake up Feng Shui enthusiasts!