一粒粟 - THE STORY OF ONE GRAIN MILLET
One Grain Millet 《一粒粟》 is a rare classics on Land Form FengShui, claimed to have been the true transmission of YangGong. Why it is titled as One Grain Millet is everyone guesses but as what we understood a single grain of millet could well be the pinhole size of a meridian spot and it is that difficult to come to find one. There is a saying, it takes 3 years to walk the dragon 三年寻龙 and 10 years to dot the meridian spot 十年点穴, see HERE for details. So this classic is supposed to be telling you how to locate a meridian spot. Some classify this as a summary of HanLong Jing 《撼龍經》, another classics that looks like a dictionary for land form. Collectively they are the integral part of the study of LongMen BaDa Ju / QianKun GuoBao 龍門八大局 / 乾坤國寶.
Another question is who wrote this? Could it be YangGong? Here is the clue, 纯阴纯阳，天乙太乙。Pure Yin and pure Yang, TianYi and TaiYi. Yet, this sentence tells you that the author is using the Human Plate (RenPan) to measure embrace because these 2 stars TianYi and TaiYi are the celestial pole where the RenPan is aligned to. Therefore it cannot be the work of YangGong.
In this short classics, you will term with strange jargons such as: -
And Human body parts as reference such as: -
No explanation offered and such is to be taken as oral transmission by a true master. Without a throughout understanding of these terms, any form of translation as found in the internet may not necessary reflect the actual meanings of the text such as described as the followings: -
阳落有窝，阴落有脊。“Yang seated on usefulness, Yin seated on thriving.”, as translated by someone. It means differently if it is to be translated as – Yang drops (vein) have meridian (sunken), Yin drops (vein) have meridian (protruding). The second translation described the types of the meridian spot.
入首星辰，从顶而立。“To protect the auspicious dragon, start from the stems next on the branches” could have been translated as – Incoming Dragon 入首 star forms 星辰 from the peak here establish. The meanings absolutely changes as the second translation tell you to identify the incoming dragon by observing the peak.
阳来阴受，阴来阳作。“When Yin received Yang it holds power, when Yang received Yin it rise and act” could have been translated as – Yang incoming, Yin embrace. Yin incoming, Yang adorn. Embrace and adorn means almost the same thing. Yet the connotation changes compared to the earlier translation. The second translation simple means – when Qi flows from the Yang direction, collect it by embracing the Yin. This is a typical concept of Reclining Mountain Extending Sha, ShouShan ChuSha 收山出煞.
上有三分，下有三合。“The stems must be differentiate by combine, control, compliment and the branches comes with three combine”, could have been translated as – On top there come 3 division, downward come 3 combination. Notice the totally different ideas convey by different translation? The second translation explain the idea of 3 divide 3 combinations, SanFen SanHe 三分三合.
个字三丫，要知端的。“Every branch comes with its own energy, one must understand what is termed auspicious and inauspicious”, could have been translated verbatim as – the Chinese character Ge 个 and three Ya丫 meaning fork, must know to observe this. The character Ge 个 is pictorially telling you the drop of vein from the peak and the character Ya丫is pictorially telling you how the rivers join together to form what is probably known as the water mouth. These have nothing to do with the first translation.
大小八字，贴身蝉翼。“The formation of our environment whether it is big or small will follow and stick closely to us just like the wings of the cicada”, could have been translated as – Big or small the Chinese character Eight 八 close to the body embrace liked a Cicada’s wings 蝉翼. This passage tells about the embrace protecting the Xue and could come in multi layers huge or small.
股明股暗，有缓有急。“The leader can be upright, the leader can be despicable, some are patient and some are impatient”, could have been translated as – Partially exposed partially concealed, have sentimental have rapid. The first translation totally off tangent as what has it got to do with a leader? Partially exposed partially concealed denotes how these embraces are, with channel the rivers to be flowing sentimentally or rapid.
上耸明肩，下开暗翼。“The stems rise and look upright, the branches operate in secret”, could have been translated as – Up rise exposed over the shoulder, down opens concealed. Continue from the explanation of the embrace, the human figure is used to measure the correct height and width of the embrace and in this instance the shoulder height.
球檐虬髯，人中难识。“Is this the dragon or a chameleon, it will be difficult to differentiate for the untrained eye”, could have been translated as – QiuYan (spherical eves) and QiuRan (young dragon’s whiskers) the RenZhong 人中 (meridian spot) difficult to know. QiuYan and QiuRan are all metaphorical jargon of land form FengShui to denote a certain landform characteristic. These are liked the marker to denote where the veins and meridians are. RenZhong 人中 may have been translated as within the masses, but in this case it may also mean RenZhong 人中 Xue – the acupuncture meridian of the Philtrum. In face reading, this point denotes the meridian spot of landform FengShui.
纯阴纯阳，天乙太乙。“Pure Yin and pure Yang, useful god or noble god”, could have been translated as – Pure Yin and pure Yang, TianYi and TaiYi. This single scrip only say Pure Yin and pure Yang, TianYi and TaiYi but did not go further. What has Pure Yin and pure Yang 纯阴纯阳 have to do with land form? This is a top secret, cannot reveal. What has TianYi and TaiYi have to do with land form? Yet, this sentence tells you that the author is using the Human Plate (RenPan) to measure embrace because these 2 stars TianYi and TaiYi are the celestial pole where the RenPan is aligned to. Therefore it cannot be the work of YangGong.
界水虾须，微茫交揖。“In the boundary of the vast ocean the dragon awaits, if the transformation can take place it will be boundless”, could have been translated as – Boundary water liked a prawn’s whiskers, trifling boundless must cross bow. The book of burial state, Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when boundary by water, can this boundary of water relates to ZhangShu? Prawn’s whiskers are another form of land form jargon denoting how the vein drops.
左右金鱼，罗纹土缩。“To search for the golden fish, the legendary earth must process”, could have been translated as – Left right have Goldfish. LuoWen 罗纹 has earth tighten. Luo 罗 refers to spiral Wen 纹 refers to pattern. So this landform jargon means spiral pattern within where earth are tighten at its rim to form another landform jargon – Goldfish 金鱼, a shape of the water bodies.
We shall not continue to discuss about how it should have been translated, instead herewith are our attempt to translate the remaining parts of the classics:-
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.
李富翁風水的故事 - TYCOON LI’S FENGSHUI STORY
In this series we are exploring Yang abode 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.
HongKong FeiXing Master Li Kui-Ming (李居明) needs very little introduction. He hits some sense in most of our FengShui discourse especially so to the layman. One statement that he made was that – do you know why most of the poor remains poor and the rich remains rich? If you ask the poor to shift out from their current home due to bad FengShui, they most likely not able to do it. Therefore they are poor. But, when you ask the rich to move out of the current house for a better FengShui house somewhere, they would do it without giving a second thought! Therefore, they are rich! So, really don’t even think of doing FengShui or even engaging FengShui master for an advice, if you are poor. Don’t even think of spending your hard earned money in courses liked – Millionaire mind through FengShui or Getting rich with FengShui if you are poor! It simply cannot make magic for the poor… but for the rich and about to be wealthy, yes indeed – Good FengShui complements you because you will make the changes for the sake of getting richer… well, not necessary greedier. That include the magic techniques of ShengJi and the other bullshit stuffs.
Master Li has also a secret to share that, if you desperately needs to know what a good FengShui for the rich, go and live with the rich people… Their luck cannot be that bad after all and even how bad their FengShui could turn out to be, they can never be worse off than those poor people living in poor and low cost neighborhood. By the same token, even if you need to pay hefty rent to stay in a “dog house” within the rich neighborhood, do so and that is his secret of getting rich and famous, as can be witnessed today. Better, don’t even think of becoming a FengShui master if you cannot afford to live lavishly, as your lifestyles portray your competency of your skills. This is the epitome of what they called, charity begins at home… prosper thyself before others. Because of this paradigm that sounds so true, some Bolehland Conmasters take the opportunity to bring students to measure old graves, especially old rich man’s graves including their homes, believing it is Great FengShui!
Well, Master Li is not alone in such thinking. In some time ago when YCH is still kicking, the junior FengShui celebrity also did that with a company of his good buddies. See, what they are today, with the exception of a few that couldn’t made it up to the bar! Super rich with abundant opportunities to “advice” property developers… Imagine, how poor could their clientele be? With rich client instead of the poor, they always have good track records to showcase that their FengShui works! That is because, If you ask the poor to shift out from their current home, they most likely not able to do it. Therefore they are poor. But, when you ask the rich to move out of the current house for a better FengShui house somewhere, they would do it without giving a second thought! Therefore, they are rich! Therefore, it is really an idiot to think that Yang YunSong is also known as the savior of the poor. This is blasphemy! He should be known as the savior of the rich! By the way, the junior FengShui celebrity proud and arrogantly reflect such of his masters that they are a bunch of theorists who can quote anything offhand but when come to use FengShui to prosper themselves, see they still live like wage earners… Assuming this logic is correct, let’s look at a case in Bolehland…
TYCOON LI’S FENGSHUI STORY
(First published in Yifengshui 20092012)
Tycoon Li has an illustrated lifestyle. He does not need any of the royal decorum such as Dato, Tansri, Tun and so forth. He employs people with such decorum to run his work. He has not even an O-level education. His life is liked a modern day emperor which will put any of the “cow-gate” minister into envy. Strangely, he is also a strong believer of FengShui. He spent a fortune to engage a master from the mainland. Besides traveling in first class, Tycoon Li displayed his baroque connections with mayors and other politically connected good friends, to have their pictures taken while the master's stay in Bolehland.
[Postscript: Tycoon Li is known of the following characteristics. He owns 2 public listed companies and counting. He was declared a bankrupt but a very hardworking chap. He loves sports and luxury cars, by same token, he has many mistresses to his collection. He has about 21 children, many of them are grownups professionals and still counting... He shuns limelight and only work behind the veil. He is quite a notorious businessman of all trades and he preferred the term, shrewd businessman instead.]
Of all his advises, one became prominent. He said, Tycoon Li would only be prosperous if his empire is managed by people with surname Li. As a result, he uses his family to run his business. But Tycoon, liked him, needs proxies to do his camouflage in Bolehland. True blood to the idea of One Bolehland, he has Indian lawyers and Malay administrators to run his business, but none of them are Li. This is a problem. One good friend of his suggested to him, well that is not the problem at all. All is needed is to use their Chinese Name instead. So, the next morning, we see Dato MangGa Li Singh and Dato Li-zal Abihla clocking-in.
The moral of the story is name selections beside BaZi, plays a significant role in one’s destiny. Why not change your name and see how true it is? Besides that let’s also look at his background…
THE WEALTHY CHINAMAN’S HOUSE
(First published in Yifengshui 18042010)
Lately was invited to audit a typical wealthy China man's House. It was designed with the SanFen SanHe 三分三合 principles in mind and a SiHeYuan house 四合院 typology [for detail read davidyek.com/critics/traditional-chinese-architecture-modular-house. It has an internal court opens up to the sky. Where would the centre of the house be? The internal courts will open up to another 3 sided entrances with three different doors. How would a Flying Star chart be? The more challenging piece is the water flow which are so diverse and subtle. So, is the location of the water via its aquarium in relation to the house proper?
The external pose some physically challenging Sha with the green dragon holdings sword 青龍論劍, as above the telecommunication structure with water falls features at the bottom, located at GenYin double mountain. House sitting Fire Structure with incoming at Yin and water exiting at Wu. That is significantly enough to tell the story as to why this wealthy China man has unresolved issues, the moment he shifted to this very new house, inclusive of the demised of his beloved mother whom was a healthy woman at the age of 80+ prior of moving into this mansion, in the month of Xu, year of Zi.
On a XuanKong level, although it is still considered a new house, there are apparently structural cracks at the skylights directly at the main door at the Qian sector. What does it means? If divination is done at the month of Chen, what does it portends? We will reserve more for the Private Blog, meanwhile as pointer, all of the sudden, we were told that XuanKong FlyingStar, of which the method expounded by Shen JuReng is a flawed methodology based on the following conclusions: -
Even with these above hypothesis, it is cumbersome to even superimpose the FlyingStar chart into the house plan of a huge mansion with multiple rooms and doors. Thus, it is a shame to learn that in the West, such methodology is still taught as a valid FengShui methodology as one dilemma is when we apply FlyingStar as an application, we forgot that, as with all valid system of FengShui, it has a body as principle to start with, but where is the body for FlyingStar?
[Postscript: Coincidentally, Tycoon Li’s mansion was designed to fulfil the SiHeYuan house 四合院 typology. In contrast of popular believe a SiHeYuan house 四合院 typology may not necessary means good FengShui… and we have another case as in Bolehland, read davidyek.com/yifengshui/-the-death-and-emptiness-of-zhang-bishis-mansion]
6. Unfortunately, this master from China that Tycoon Li has engaged is a Shen's WuChang Pai Flying Star practitioner.