Our write up on HuangDi ZhaiJing has spurred interesting discourse among learned friends from our Facebook and the Forum. Among the very strong advocates of YangGong method, a number of concerns had been discussed and herewith we would like to sum up as the followings: -
Animated Yin-Yang symbol
Comment: The site is the pivot of Yin Yang. What does it means? Clue, the concept is not a line with opposite polarities but a dot as a pivoting point.
Comment: How is this in real life application? What are we measuring? This concept is important because Qi has qualities and strength. This verse introduces the concept of the strength of Qi. How to physically audit the strength of Qi, even before taking out a LouPan to measure direction. Absence of Qi is referring to the strength. It is minimum rather than nothing. There is also no maximum in the sense but a rise to a higher value.
YinYang in FengShui is referring to very specific items, the study of Qi based on CiXiong. Classics: Yang Gong grow old observing CiXiong, all the books in the world are all different. This verse introduce the concept of strength of Qi for different sites. There are sites which receive more Qi and there are sites which receive less Qi. This is about strength and not quality. Quality of Qi is another method of measurement.
For a highland dragon, steep site, the Qi goes deeper. For a lowland dragon, flatland, the Qi is shallower. Does that mean for steep site the Qi is stronger? No, the strength is dependent on the length of the dragon. As a result, some fengshui masters interpret it as the mountain ranges going all the way to the Himalayas. Is it referring to the length of the mountain ranges? Dragon is a representation.
Comment: When measuring dragon, what do we measure? Someone commented that mountains normally cover more than 30 degrees, so how is it possible to measure dragon accurately? Another master taught to measure the peak of the mountain. Another person commented that there are no mountains in Singapore.
Where to put the loupan is never in the classics, it is meant to be handed down. Where to place the loupan? Why loupan has different settings, as questioned in another posting? First of all, what are we measuring. The static or the dynamic value. Heaven, Earth and Human. In XKDG, why is the middle plate not in the loupan? Did they make a mistake or we cannot see because we don't know. In SanHe, why the middle plate is sometimes omitted? Did they make a mistake again. Static or dynamic value.
Comment: What are we measuring? Three times enter Yin Yang; what is entering? Is it three Yin or three Yang? Is it one Yin and two Yang? Without understanding the first verse, is it possible to comprehend the rest?
The opening sentence of the Book states: -
Comment: What are we trying to match?
Comment: The verse should be "when analyzing big we look at big, when analyzing small we look at small". We can never get perfect FengShui.
Comment: Yin or Yang house, represented as a dragon. With Yang starting from Hai and Yin starting from Si, introducing the idea of 12 Chang Sheng Qi phase which is measuring the quality of the Qi.
How do you explain the yin house and yang house? Why for a Yang house the head is at Hai? What about the other parts on yin and yang? How do you explain?
Interesting. In our understanding, for a Yang house we use a LouPan with Hai as the ChangSheng and Si as the dead Qi. For a Yin house (not a tomb), we use a LouPan with Si as the ChangSheng and Hai as the dead Qi.
But before we do all that, we would identify the yin yang based on the house and its relation to the topography. Then we would match the entering yin and entering yang to determine the strength of the Qi. After that we would check the three and four entering yin or entering yang before we go any further into trigrams and 24 mountains. Exactly as written in the book. If the first three steps are as detailed in the book as without soul, it is very difficult to do any FengShui based on whatever school.
Comment: Translated as 5 sittings, but is it referring to sitting or something else? There are 5 different setting, the most important for 'house method', we termed fengshui, which is the real deal. What setting is it referring to? Why only 5? Why is this the mysterious secrets? Sure the mysterious secret not about the 5 Nayin, metal, wood, fire, water, earth. So 5 yang sitting is the mystetious secret. The other 19 is Yin? Real AiXing is taken from “宅” not from facing. “宅” is a dwelling or what? That is what should be researched on, rather than any other topic.