LANDFORM MANDALA 峦头图
Landform mandala has been a traditional way, Earth Study master document their observation. They may not have Googlemaps at their time, but they may have a mind mapping ability to view landform in a fisheye perspective, resulting in a diagram of landform liked a mandala. This technique wasn't that popular until the Ming and the Qing dynasties period. Most earth study manual from that time may be accompanied with these forms of mandala. One for instances are the documentation of the late grandmaster Jiang DaHung's grave. Unfortunately, they are superfluous with inaccurate or sometimes false information. So, verifying the authenticity of such landform mandala could be challenging.
The Xue usually take the center stage of a mandala. It usually is represented by a symbol of a grave or a house. The rear may take the parent mountains, linking all the way to the immediate and distance ancestral mountains that formed an arch seaming the left and right embraces liked a hungry scorpion guarding its food, with a major claw as the table mountain and further the rising mountains flanked by the officer seal and military shimmering stars. Collectively, these mountains are liked pearls stringed together in a loop within loops as in a fish eye perspective of a distorted 360 degree view points.
Reading the landform mandala is an art of reading Qi map. It usually only shows the solid, while the voids are Qi flow that only a genuine practitioner knows how to discern. From this point, the master would know where Qi comes, where Qi goes and what frame suited most for the particular Xue. The way of deciphering is usually left as oral transmission for indoor disciples only.
SLIM MYBLOG VERSION
SlimMyblog has been instrumental to showcase that he has found a treasure trove comprising a white broken marble slab etched with a landform mandala, that usually were found in imperial tombs. The etching is visible upon rubbing against charcoal or carbon powder. The etched mandala surfaced as a Qi map of the ancestral clan grave, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
DRAGON WELL OR SPIRAL CITY 罗城
Kuala Lumpur or KL is also known as Klang Valley due to the fact that it is a void surrounded by rings of mountains and hills, with its major water mouth located at the western side, known as the Klang Gate. Unlike major cities of Bangkok or Paris that is relatively flatland dragon, KL is in a well surrounded by the walls of mountains. This special formation warrants a special name called - the dragon well or spiral city.
INVESTIGATION OF SLIMMYBLOG VERSION
Matching against the natural surrounding, this landform mandala of the ancestral clan grave gave quite an accurate representation of its surrounding dragon well or spiral city formation. True to its skill, the master has dutifully mapped all the iconic landmark mountains.
To the rear, the shapes of the ancestral mountains from water shaped to earth shaped are truly represented. To the western side, some water shaped broken mountains of Bukit Gambut was also present. While the front table mountain and rising mountain were also noted diligently, it somehow did not record the existing of the Klang River cutting across. The tall pillar slab is nowhere to be found in Goolgemaps but was believed to be a representation of another major grave.
The surrounding landform may have been changed due to the rapid development of the dragon well with high rises, this very landform mandala is a good reflection of landform of the day, to enable later generation to gauge which generation within the clans may prosper.
CONMASTER OF BOLEHLAND MISCONCEPTION
The charlatan con master in an attempt to belittle his grandmaster the late Li DingXin, had his motive backfired and it is related to Dragon Well or Spiral City.
Water Mouth points (determine) toward the Xue (meridian), fronting MingTang (Bright Hall), LuoCheng (spiral city) within gathered Dragon (range) and meet, subsequently Dragon Water (Incoming Water) meets ZhaoYing water (Outgoing Water) is considered the point of water mouth exit.
The point of contention is, the understanding of Bright Hall and Spiral City had never been disclosed. The most fundamental teaching of Xue seating, 明堂水宁阳阴 bright hall determines YinYang and the embrace methods, three most fundamental teaching of YangGong has never been disclosed! How such can be considered the bearer of YangGong lineage?
Specifically the late grandmaster Li DingXin has specifically pointed out, Bright Hall and Spiral City are entirely different matter. Only the uninitiated would lump these together. Such cannot be construed as Bright Hall comprising within the Spiral City and Bright Hall in front of the Xue are the same.
That is the reason why so many of the supposing student of YangGong learnt the fake art of YangGong Old Method and as we found out, do not know how to perform even a simple audit of YinYang Zhai (house and grave).
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