Saturday, August 10, 2013

Successful Feng Shui Master

This is a recent hot topic discussed on Facebook. There are a lot of points raised and I will focus at two:

(1) the title "master"
(2) the criteria of being "successful".

I do not speak for others. I am just telling my friends my thoughts. When I was a teenager, people addressed me as "Master Yu" and not "Mister Yu" because the title "Mister" was reserved for adults at that time. So when I was getting old, I prefer people calling me Master Yu again to get the young feel. Of course the title "Master" is supposed to be for someone who has achieved the "expert" level in a certain field. Unfortunately the title has been inflated to cover people who claim to be in recent years. Therefore, when someone addresses me as Master Yu, I am reminded that I am still young. That is all.

What are the criteria for being successful? Well, today people like to measure anything with numbers, particularly when there is a $ sign in front of the numbers. If this is the way, then Tony Chan or Peter Chan is the most successful Feng Shui Master of all times as the court ruled that the money he got from Nina Wang the Little Sweetie were Feng Shui fees. When I testified in court as a Feng Shui Expert Witness, I pointed out that he did not know Feng Shui and that what he practiced was not Feng Shui practices. Well, the judge was of the opinion that I was away from Hong Kong for too long and did not know how Feng Shui was practiced in Hong Kong today. In a way, the judge was right as I was talking about what Feng Shui is and he was talking about what Feng Shui is in HK today.

Should we rule out the amount of money a person has made from Feng Shui practices as one of the criteria of being successful? If the practice is useful to the clients, there are more clients and the practice benefits more people. Then of course it is to be accepted as one factor (at least a necessary but not sufficient factor) for being successful. Those who are unknown to the public and serve only a few wealthy clients cannot be considered successful. Remember Yang Yun Song 楊筠松 was fondly known as Yang Jiu Pin 楊救貧 meaning Yang Saving the Poor.

Should we consider the number of students a person has as another criterion of being successful? Obviously if the teaching is bad, the teacher cannot have a lot of followers. Good marketing can bring a lot of students for the first time but not on a long term basis. This I will consider a necessary but not sufficient condition for being successful.

Having said that, I will consider the five virtues as the most fundamental conditions to be satisfied for a Feng Shui practitioner before talking about success.

仁 (loosely translated as Benevolence) - has the ingredient of kindness and love. Five element assignment is Wood.

義 (loosely translated as Righteousness) - has the ingredient of being correct in principle and defend the principle at all costs. Five element assignment is Metal.

禮 (loosely translated as Propriety) - has the ingredient of being polite and humble. Five element assignment is Fire.

智 - Wisdom and the most important ingredient being the ability to distinguish what is right and what is not. Five element assignment is Water.

信 (loosely translated as Trust) - has the ingredient of being trustworthy and confidence. Five element assignment is Earth.

If the four pillars structure has all these in good shape, just live a life following destiny. If some of these virtues are missing in the natal chart, then create these elements by your action and you can still become a successful person in any profession. This includes Feng Shui practitioners.


Unknown said...

This is a great post considering that Feng Shui master Malaysia is very popular today. This will surely help other people who want to become a master.

Unknown said...

Awesome blog........!! In my suggestion it is better to consult a Feng Shui master for exposing the real principle of Feng Shui in particle life