Monday, August 20, 2012

What a way to waste money!

The huge statue of "Flying Goddess" was erected on 12 August, 2012.

The statue was removed and destroyed on 17 August, 2012.

This is the most efficient way of governing with dictatorship.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Five Ghost Transporting Wealth 五鬼運財

There are many different versions of this Feng Shui technique to help people to get rich quickly. How do we know which ones are fake?

First of all, the technique comes from the great grand master Yang Yun Song 楊筠松, fondly known as Yang Jiu Pin 楊救貧. To save the poor from misery, he devised a method to help people to make money quickly. Let us examine the fundamentals in his teaching first.

From Qing Nang Xu 青囊序, written by his disciple Ceng Wen Chan 曾文辿:

“The honorable Yang, during his retirement, watched the female and male (to interact).


 When Yang Gong retired from practicing Feng Shui, he summed up his knowledge to teach his disciples. The first fundamental concept introduced was the intercourse of the living yin and yang qi 隂陽交媾. Yin qi comes quietly from the mountain dragon while yang qi is visibly moving with the water dragon. When the yin and yang qi meet to interact, sheng qi is born. It is the different types of yin qi and yang qi that generate different kinds of sheng qi or sha qi. To sum it up briefly we have 8 types of mountain dragon qi and 8 types of water dragon qi. They are named after the 7 stars of the Beidou together with the nearby twin star FuBi. The stars are generated from the eight trigrams changing the lines. Since there are 3 ways of changing 1 line, 3 ways of changing 2 lines, 1 way of changing no line and 1 way of changing all 3 lines, 8 different trigrams are generated from each trigram. Hence there are 8 types of mountain dragons and 8 types of water dragons from the mountain and water source. Lian Zhen 廉貞fire enhancing Ju Men 巨門 earth has the quickest and most abundant effect. This is the basis of the technique of Five Ghost Transporting Wealth.

If the method has nothing to do with this, it is obviously fake. The inventor cheaply employs Yang Gong’s name to make himself rich.

Friday, August 10, 2012

ZWDS Stars

Here I translate the page and put it in two tables:

Translation from one language to another can never be satisfactory as the background can be miles apart. Since the study of the ZWDS stars refer a lot to conversion of the star to qi giving it life, character and action, the names of the stars have been translated based on this. I find it much more meaniningful than to use the pin-yin of the original Chinese words. Anyway, a word for word or term for term translation cannot expose the full meaning of the original. A lot is lost when one gathers information through reading a translated text.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stars in ZWDS

The following picture is from a book supposed to be written by Chen Tuan:
|The Complete Antology of Eighteen Flying Stars Zi Wei Dou Shu|

This page gives a concise description of the most important 18 flying stars that rule the sky. In the next posting, I am going to explain what is on this page leading to the way I translated the names of the stars.