WHO IS YANGGONG?
There are 2 versions to the History of Great Grandmaster Yang JungSong 楊筠松.
The first version as most of us were told, the Great Grandmaster Yang JungSong, the official historical logbook 《南安府志》 reads: “Yang JungSong 楊筠松, citizen of Dou Zhou 竇州, was an officer during the reign of Xi Zhong 僖宗. He was in charge of Spiritual and Feng Shui Affairs. He reached the highest position of Golden Purple Light Prosperity Minister 金紫光祿大夫. When rebels headed by Huang Cao 黃巢 broke into the capital city, he cut short his hair and fled to Mount Kunlun 昆侖山."
The second version as rarely known, the Great Grand master Yang JungSong 楊筠松 was never be found in the official historical records of the Historian. There was however, a very small position held by him as a prison warden. Fate has brought him to encounter a prisoner who is a well versed FengShui master known as Qiu YanHan 丘延翰. In an attempt to help this prisoner to escape, he was taught YuHan Jing, the Classics of Jade Envelope 玉函经. The Great Grandmaster Yang JungSong 楊筠松, as the warden, later shown a partly decomposed corpse to the Emperor, convincing his majesty that the deceased is indeed the FengShui master Qiu YanHan 丘延翰 that has been condemned to death. Predicting that his deception may not last forever, he took an incident in the palace to flee to FuJian.
Which one is real?
WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY?
"Apparently most KanYu ( FengShui ) after Tang and early Song dynasty are either bogus, misleading, or flaw.... And the ancient ones has specified very clearly; like a physician using the wrong approach will lead patient to dire consequences, vis-a-vis Fengshui practitioner who uses the wrong approaches will make matter worse. But of course, the methods have been kept as secret ... transfer only to the trusted ones with the utmost honesty, ethical character and upright personality. Intelligence is secondly - hard to find such people these days. ", - James Liew.
[Yifengshui note]: Qiu YanHan 丘延翰 being the contemporary to YiXing 一行, both had their hands in corrupting FengShui classics during the notorious Tang Dynasty so that the neighboring barbaric countries such as Korea and Japan will not prosper surpassing China. Such hideous act has also been the hallmark of modern contemporary masters that only wish to serve their masters with regardless to ethics and moral. One point in mind: -
[Yifengshui note]: Qiu YanHan 丘延翰 finally has to face his very own Karma. He found an emperor producing spot and owing to such, he was thrown into the prison. What happened thereafter, was claimed to be a faithful encounter with Yang YunSong, who is claimed to be responsible of freeing him. He left and started his very own lineage of FengShui, only to be survived by Qing BuZi, the Green Cloth Master 青布子, who sets out a totally different approach to FengShui and the forerunner of SanYuan DaGua.
THE EULOGY OF QIUGONG
This piece of work called the Eulogy Of QiuGong was claimed to have been written in the Tang Dynasty. Yet, the nature of the prose is very unpolished compared to the work of his disciple, YangGong. It is strongly believed that it has been written by very much later scholars notably from the SanYuan school. Most of the doctrines inclined towards SanYuan methodology compared to SanHe. Most likely also the original passage was not spared from being bastardized just liked the other classics. So care has to be taken when reading this work.
The beginning passage was laden by method pointing towards antiquity notably the use of WuYin as the principle factor for establishing the SanBan Gua, now known as the FuMu SanBan Gua. It says nothing about the east and west river FuMu SanBan Gua. It is all about the categorisation of SanBan Gua based on WuYin. How did Jiang DaHung came about FuMu SanBan Gua?
"Has people know of SanBan Gua", Qiu YanHan is challenging others of the secrets of San BanGua, the real family of the Hexagram, before even JinFang proposes his version of the BaGong Gua, that is so commonly use in XuanKong DaGua. This is absolutely wrong.
"Green Satchel since ancient time is a mystery to the literate one", obviously he is well versed with the work of Yellow Stone also called Red Pine Master. The secret of SanBan Gua is within the Green Satchel?
"WuYin (The 5 Tonal Values) commonly make known the SanBan Gua, The 8 nobles entirely seek the 6 noble dragon", Qiu YanHan specifically state the the basis of SanBan Gua is WuYin. But what is the 8 nobles seeking the 6 noble dragons? 8 Guas, discarding the parent Gua and use the children Gua, just like what the XuanKong LiuFa people advocated?
"SanBan DaGua (Huge Hexagram) how to obtain?", Qiu YanHan specifically say that to obtain this Huge Haxagram, "3 Auspicious to seek is most good,", but what are these 3 auspicious
"Five elements growth prosper must be proficient,", this single word itself confused many as though DaGua is applied in that manner. The usual question is what produce what? What controls what?
"Facing water establish burial derive within,", this single statement comprises 3 components, most SanYuan people would say, namely Facing, Water Exit to establish the sitting Mountain. This sitting mountain Gua is what known as the principal Gua, "But to use facing within wear obtain the body Gua,".
So, the reference point is always the sitting Gua as the host, the rest are the guests. The predominant factor is vested on the YinYang flow of water, "Generally to know the flow of water auspicious or inauspicious.".
By the same token, Qiu YanHan is suggesting that, "Five elements growth prosper must be proficient", is applied to YinYang water flows. This is the basis of your San BanGua.
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Let’s ask, “How do you do a Qi connection for a bed, a XKDG way”? The reason to do so is to allow the person to recharge his or her energy during sleep. Just liked a hand phone with drained batteries during the day, it needs to be recharged to its maximum for the next day. How exactly do you go about it?
To answer this question, one has to identify, which part of the human body is the portal for Qi to come and go. It is also a gateway for the mortal soul to leave the body, when life expires. The Daoist’s approach is that to be reborn as human, it (soul) needs to leave the body through the DanTian (naval) meridian. To be reborn as animal, it needs to leave through the mouth. To be reborn as immortal, it needs to leave through the “third eye”. There are many definitions to this – “third eye”. It is not in the scope of this article.
Is the naval meridian, the mouth or the “third eye” be construed as the portal of Qi? We may not know exactly, but let’s look at the way coffin is position within a household during a funeral wake. The contemporary position would have been the feet of the deceased is placed facing the main door. The urban legends state that such position is to facilitate the soul to leave the house and go out from the main door. TVB (HK) even take such a little further by demonstrating that the soul actually sit up bend over, get its feet down and walk straight to the door, as though gravity still has its toll.
One FengShui master said that, to do so is to allow the Door Gods to grant entry visas for the deceased’s soul to be remained within the household during funeral wakes. Therefore, it is there due to traditional believes, some considered it cultural BS. Yet, when Yifengshui put such up in FB, none actually do a throughout study as to the way it is carried out traditionally… You will be surprised, how these ancient Chinese does it, with solid reasons going back to the point – portal of Qi.
This very position with legs facing the door is also called – the mortuary position and it is a greatest taboo in contemporary FengShui, bed placement techniques. It is assumed that all Yang house FengShui has its beginning in Yin house FengShui. So the bed is the coffin, by reference. A traditional coffin has a headboard and a footboard. A contemporary bed also has a headboard but the footboard is optional. A tombstone is erected close to the footboard of the coffin. As the tombstone is the only structure continually erected off from the internal of the grave, it is deemed to be an antenna to the outer world. Yet, no one ask where does this weird idea comes about? Do you see that sort of tombstone during Qin Dynasty?
Also, no one actually has an answer as to which door do you referred to when you say, it is a taboo to sleep with the feet facing the door? Main door to your house/apartment? Bed room door? Main door to your apartment block? Traditionally, the common households have their beds with one side placed abutted to the wall. It is neither the headboard nor the footboard. Only when a person die, the deceased is placed in the coffin facing the main door of the house. Very straight forward. In fact, they never had to equate a bed with a coffin.
I was told that in XKDG, they measure the Qi portal as the footboard. I thought it was a joke back in 2009, where I wrote an article in Yifengshui. It was advocated by the school of the late grandmaster. Later did I actually found out, other XKDG master has their ways to measure Qi portal. Some, the center of the bed, while others the headboard. Only recently, I was told, the junior master after learnt from the senior late grandmaster, also taught his students to measure the footboard. His reason is very novel as related by his student, “this is the entry point. In old days this was the coffin foot and the stone of the grave was placed at the foot of the coffin. The Qi connection point”. As a result you can have a tombstone alignment different from the coffin alignment via XKDG.
In contradiction, many older forms of FengShui method uses the headboard as the reference. It is connected to a meridian spot within the upper most of the head called – BaiHu meridian 百会. It is connected to the Hexagram Gou 姤 "Encounters" (hexagram #44). Qian above Xun, only a Yin Yao stacked below all the Yang Yao. It is the beginning of Yin when the Yang has reached its extreme. This is a pure Yin. Such meridian opens up during the night and allow Qi to flow unobstructed. Anything to do with coffin? Nothing whatsoever… Annie Pecheva has written a very good article about this meridian, yet how many actually relates it to FengShui application?
When such was discussed over in FB, many other novel ideas were up for grasp. Some suggested in QiGong you receive EarthQi via the foot and thus you stand firm and not easy to fall. Therefore you apply the same in XKDG. The idea is correct, unfortunately the understanding is entirely wrong! The foot and the head is to complete a Qi connection, liked a close circuit. Without it, Qi simply won’t flow.
Back to the same old question, where is the Qi portal? Is the naval meridian, the mouth or the “third eye”, the center of the bed, footboard or the headboard be construed as the portal of Qi? In XKDG, unfortunately none! Surprise ya?
Before we speak of XKDG, we must understand how it connects Qi. Is it a container of Qi or a vessel of Qi? Why a hexagram has a GuaQi element number yet a GuaYun element number, what it measures and how it is used? Is the GuaYun referred to the Parent SanBan Gua? Which parent SanBan Gua do you referred to? Early Heaven or Later Heaven? What sort of YinYang do you derived from the Hexagram? Why a Hexagram is annexed to a JiaZi? Why is it arranged in that manner? Do you use them to derive your NaYin, if it is the only code of Heaven besides its long lost cousin, NaJia? How do you use them in Qi connection?
Shall we talk about it?