In this series we are exploring Yang abode (modify to be a Yin abode instead) of Tycoons in Bolehland. We will not mention who they are by names but roughly you are able to guess the rest. Many of the photos had been blurred on purpose even with the locations of these lavish mansions befitting the Emperors, will not be shown for reason of privacy and safety. These articles only reflect on some studies we had made, just liked with Yin FengShui. We knew who are his FengShui masters but we shall not disclose here. This article is written with a heavy intonation of the application of FengShui as an art and not the person or the Yang abode itself. It does not in any way whatsoever reflect the FengShui analysis of the place in totality but a mere fragments sufficient enough to spur provocative discourse among the learned practitioners and connoisseurs as well. If you find this writing disturbing, please refrain from reading. The blogger reserve the rights to change any parts of this writing accordingly, if there is any factual error, as and may be required, from time to time.
Continue from Tycoon Li’s FengShui story, we are proud to also tell a tale of his Yin FengShui story… As you can see, designing an ancestral shrine is also part of our forte. We designed his ancestral shrine based on a set of FengShui criteria sets by his FengShui master that we shall not disclose. We did the architectural part of it notwithstanding the fact that our fee was not paid in full, just liked how it was claimed that Donald Trump did not pay his Architect as well. The good thing is as what people say, since this ancestral shrine is occupied by his entire clan, his ancestral now, owe us big time… A debt that his entire ancestral needs to pay! That we will leave it to the karmic debt collectors to do their work…
ANCESTRAL SHRINE 祠堂
The Wikipedia define an ancestral shrine, hall or temple 祠堂, also called lineage temple, is a Chinese temple dedicated to deified ancestors and progenitors of surname lineages or families in the Chinese traditional religion. Ancestral temples are closely linked to Confucian culture and the emphasis that it places on filial piety. A common central feature of the ancestral temples are the ancestral tablets that embody the ancestral spirits. The ancestral tablets are typically arranged by seniority of the ancestors. Altars and other ritual objects such as incense burners are also common fixtures. Ancestors and gods can also be represented by statues. The temples are used for collective rituals and festivals in honor of the ancestors but also for other family- and community-related functions such as weddings and funerals. Sometimes, they serve wider community functions such as meetings and local elections.
Unlike the traditional type that you may find in China, as those that was designed and FengShui(ed) by Yang YunSong in GanZhou, this one is a rather modern interpretation. Gone are the intricate ornaments in lieu of just post and beam concrete and mortar construction. However, the spatial planning still remain as a Si HeYuan 四合院 configuration very similar to Tycoon Li’s house. It has only a single courtyard not conforming to the technique of Three Gods Water Method 三神水法. This is an up most important consideration dealing with the FengShui design of the internal water courses within the ancestral shrine. It is almost similar to how the water management within the internal burial chamber. If you Google Three Gods Water Method 三神水法, you will come to term with many interpretations…
In this Bolehland case, the Ancestral Temple was built in a pretext of an up sized Mansion within the housing neighborhood. So, planning and building permit is very difficult to get if it was done so as an Ancestral Temple per se. This is called, Creative Advocacy.
THREE GODS WATER METHOD 三神水法
According to one HongKong practitioner Master Jiang JingChuan 江靜川, through his travelogue to SanLiau 三僚 investigating Guan Clan Ancestral Shrine 管氏宗祠, he has demonstrated with impeccable Cantonese explanation, the application of a technique called Three Gods Water Method 三神水法 (3GWM). The 3 Gods referred to as Big God 大神, Middle God 中神 and Small God 小神. These God terminology referred to the point of water exiting. Therefore you have the term – Small God exiting Middle God 小神出中神 then Middle God exiting Big God 中神出大神. These 2 terms are basically referring to the correlation of water flow between the inner court 内堂 to the outer court 外堂. In the common Si HeYuan 四合院 configuration, the two inner court 内堂 and the outer court 外堂 punctuated the interior spaces into three approaches that are called Jin 進. The ancestral tablets are usually located at the 3rd approaches. The common configuration shall be Small God exiting Middle God 小神出中神 then Middle God exiting Big God 中神出大神.
However, in this instances of Guan Clan Ancestral Shrine 管氏宗祠, because it was measured siting Xun 巽 facing Qian 乾, according to the Three Gods Water Method 三神水法 (3GWM), it states that it shall be Big God Facing 大神向. Therefore water shall be discharged from the Big God exiting Middle God 大神出中神, through the water release valve within the inner court 内堂 located at Ren 壬 (中神) connect to the outer court 外堂. From this outer court 外堂, water shall be discharged from the Middle God exiting Small God 中神出小神 and the water release valve within the outer court 外堂 located at Shen 申 (小神). From Shen 申 water shall be discharged through the Main Door location at Qian 乾, connecting to the external land form. This is termed Water from the 4 directions returned to its source 四水回归. As to why these Qian 乾 (大神) Ren 壬 (中神) 申 (小神) are interconnected, it shall be for us to know and you to find out.
The late Li DingXin, the grandmaster of YangGong GuFa FengShui has this to say…
This ancestral shrine is located at a good landform embraced from all sides facing a table mountain. Water exiting throughout Si 巳, Wu 午 and Wei 未. Landform wise is above average. However, a turn of event happened that Tycoon Li and his FengShui master were in sour term due largely to unpaid FengShui fees that he owed the FengShui master. Not only did he owed his architect, he also owed his FengShui master, big time. As a result, he is of the opinion that since his house has been FengShui(ed) it is only logical to set up the same structure as his house! Meaning you don’t have to pay twice for the same FengShui formation. What a brilliant idea! As a result this ancestral shrine sits fire structure. Exactly the same brief given to his architect to design this very ancestral shrine. How the FengShui of this shrine is everyone guesses… You let us know.
Not every Tycoon conduct their business fairly and generously. Notwithstanding their shrewd natures, would you want to be the FengShui master for the Tycoon just to earn some quick bucks? Why not? Just give him some shitty stuff and you are laughing your way to the banks.
I read somewhere that you have no right to muddle in someone else karma or else you will suffer the consequences. FengShui masters are not exclusive to this cardinal rule. This sorts of warnings has been lambasted by many people who feels that they know the working mechanism of karma better than others. Some go to profess some kind of method called – the equilibrium exchange that simply means you sin and you neutralize your sin by doing something noble. Very interesting to find all kinds of people in this industry… Speaking about karmic retribution, especially for the FengShui master, why do you see most of the famous one ended up doing spiritual healing instead, with many ended up to adorn the monk’s robe or rather pretend to be adorning the monk’s robe?
Years ago, we did highlight that there are the following outcomes for FengShui practitioners. What are these outcomes?
Of which category do you falls into? No worry, you only need to answer sincerely to yourself. Not us… and stop pretending one knows the inner working of karma. For details check this term called Acinteyya - Acintita Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 4.77.