Thursday, August 28, 2008


Some people claim that yin zhai feng shui is most powerful. If your parents are buried in a grave with superb feng shui, you will be very wealthy the next year. The term used is 寅葬卯發 meaning "if a deceased parent is buried in the Yin year, the children will get rich in the Mao year". Such claims can never be proved or disproved.

Both my parents who died 10 and 20 years ago were cremated and the ashes scattered into the sea. Of course I did not get rich right away but it is enough to say that if the way to bury the dead is related to the well being of the descendants, then cremation is highly recommendable using myself as a living example.

Perhaps I will be the first Feng Shui master to be cremated after I die.



Monica said...

Thank you, Joseph. I have wondered if I should have been more proactive in picking my father's burial ground. I picked a beautiful place, but did not use the luopan. To me, since he had to be buried in a sealed casket, it seemed that even if the yin feng shui really mattered, it would take a couple hundred years for what's the point? A beautiful ceremony at sea, or on a Kentucky mountaintop is enough to show respect for those we love, and isn't that what it's all about anyway?

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Monica,

On the cover of a Feng Shui book published by a respected master is written as a subtitle:

The Art of Benevolence and Filial Duties.

This is all Yin Zhai Feng Shui is about. It is not an art to make the living prosperous without effort and hard work.


Maria Jerkunica said...

I am sorry but the thought of you leaving us makes me very sad. I hope you live a long and prosperous life.

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Maria

There are still a lot of things waiting for me to do. This will take more than ten or twenty years.

I was thinking that most Feng Shui masters have been brainwashed that yinzhai feng shui is responsible for the prosperity of the descendants. They will not take the risk to be cremated after their death.