Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yin and Yang balance???

The landscaping of this house is funny. It looks like a tomb in front of a house.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Confidence vs Conceitedness

To have confidence is a must for success. To be conceited paves the way to failure. To brag about how good one's knowledge / skill is to such an extent that it becomes a joke is good reason to lose credibility.

An old Feng Shui master claims to be the best in 600 years. His disciple, after learning from him for a short while, openly claims he has outdone his master.

This is ample proof that a disciple is a duplicate of his master. You can learn to be a joker only from a joker.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Feng Shui Secrets

In the last paragraph of Tian Yu Jing 天玉經, it is mentioned:


In addition, there is the code of "Receiving Mountain Expelling Sha". I should tell you this as well.

The secret code was not explicitly written down. For over a thousand years Feng Shui masters have been telling people that you can never get the Feng Shui secrets reading books. The secret codes have been passed down from master to disciple and most of the time it was done just before the master died. What are these secret codes? Were they given to, say, Great Grand Master Yang Yun Song by a visiting alien?

History has recorded that during a rebellion against the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Xi Zong 僖宗 deserted the imperial palace and fled from the rebels. Yang Yun Song was an officer in charge of Ling Tai Di Li Shi 靈台地理事 - matters of Spiritual Realm and Land Rationality (Divination and Feng Shui). He went away with the books collected in the imperial palace and lived as a hermit in Kun Lun Shan 昆崙山. He studied the books and left the mountain practicing Feng Shui in the province of Jiang Xi 江西. He offered Feng Shui advice to poor people and they improved their lives tremendously. At that time, only the very wealthy people could afford the services of Feng Shui masters. He was honoured as Yang Jiu Pin 楊救貧 - Yang Saving the Poor. He recruited a handful of disciples and probably Tian Yu Jing was among a few books compiled by his disciples according to his teaching.

It was common practice of the rich and powerful people to acquire a piece of land with good Feng Shui by all means, including unethical or even illegal methods. Therefore, Yang Yun Song warned his disciples that they should help only people who were worthy of the land.

Feng Shui books were not written to provide spoon-feeding information. They were written to provide insightful information leading to knowledge. To people who study with their brains, the knowledge is there. To people who read with their eyes only, confusion is there. 

Well then, where is the secret code of "Receiving Mountain Expelling Sha"? Feng Shui masters in the past told people that this code was only passed down verbally to disciples who deserved the knowledge. Sometimes, it means there is a price attached to show you are worthy. For a high price, you end up getting a fake code and I have seen a lot of such.

As I said, the written words were only given verbally by Yang Yun Song to his disciples. He did not write it down himself. The word "Shan 山" could have been erroneously taken in place of the word "Sheng 生". You don't need further annotation if the code is "收生出煞" - receiving Sheng (Qi) and expelling Sha (Qi). This will wind up as the most important principle of Feng Shui practices.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cultivating Virtue

The conclusion of Tian Yu Jing 天玉經 emphasizes on virtue:

若還求地不種德   穩口深藏舌

If people only want fortunate site ignoring cultivating virtue, then keep your mouth tight with your tongue well hidden.

This refers to selection of virtuous clients but more importantly virtuous disciples.

I have seen people using Feng Shui with an intention to capture fame and fortune from neighbours. I have also seen master and disciple bitterly and openly attacking each other and the cause is also fame and fortune. If these people really possess good Feng Shui knowledge, they would have been enjoying all the benefits of good Feng Shui. Action speaks louder than words. No matter what the wild claims may be, their action brutally tears the mask off to show the true colours.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Five Arts 五術

The five arts are Shan 山(mountain), Yi 醫(medicine), Ming
命(destiny reading), Bu 卜(divination), and Xiang 相(reading
from appearance).

Shan is, in general, spiritual study and training. In
the old days in China, people became hermits living in
the mountains to receive this kind of training or to
self-train alone, totally detached from the outside

It usually includes studying Daoist books like Lao Zi 老子
and Zhuang Zi 莊子 as the first stage. Practicing breathing
exercise (Qi Gong 氣功) and martial arts (Wu Shu 武術) will be the next
step. The third step is the practice of using
talisman (Fu 符), chanting (Zhou 咒) and creating alchemical pills (Dan 丹) for
longevity (Chang Sheng Bu Lao 長生不老).

Yi is the practice of medical treatment. It involves
internal medicine using herbs and accupuncture.

Ming is to study destiny based on the birth data of a
person. It includes Five Star Astrology, Qi Zheng Si
Yu, Zi Ping Ba Zi, and Zi Wei Dou Shu.

Bu is using the Yijing or other forms of communicating
with Heaven to know the picture of happenings in the
future. The earliest form of Feng Shui studies is
called Bu Zhai - assessment of a house by divination.
Later this developed into a special branch called Feng

Xiang includes Face Reading, Palmistry and Bone
Feeling (telling by touching the bones).

All the five arts are inter-related. It is not easy to
have a thorough training in all the five arts. It is
enough to have a rough idea of all but specialize in
one or two areas.