FengShui can never be an exact science. To be science, Qi has to be first observable. Yet, there are plenty of things that are not observable per se. For example, light, sounds, wave and so forth. Yet, these are science, material physics and so forth. FengShui on the other hand is bluff-ology, fake, superstition, meta-physics and so forth. When Qi is not observable, it cannot be measurable. Without a unit of measurable Qi, no quantifiable data could be established. Without such data, no hypothesis could be derived from and therefore, the art of manipulating Qi liked FengShui is therefore not science but meta-sciences, a more diplomatic way to say, it is pure bullshit. Yet, science itself has its expiry date. Thomas S Khun described it in his seminal work – the Structure of Scientific Revolution, by introducing the word paradigm shift.
By looking at FengShui, not as a science but a paradigm, GuoPu has this to say, Earth is the mother of Qi, Qi is the mother of Water and when Qi moves, water moves and when Qi stops, water coagulates. This is what he called FengShui. We cannot observe Qi but the Khunian paradigm prescribed that we could observe an assumption, that Qi has the characteristic of water. By observing water, we could observe Qi. Qi movement has since become the sole criteria of FengShui evaluation, as in according to GuoPu. Therefore, the moon, the sun, the Coriolis Effect, Bernoulli Effect and the sort are all the integral part that effect Qi movements.
These enable Qi to be observable. It brings the observer the pattern cognition, as in forms, spaces, solids and voids. In FengShui, Qi flow becomes the first manner to acquire, failing so, it is called bad FengShui. The entire corpus of YangGong through his writing such as YuChe Jing, QingNan AoYou and TianYu Jing are but the textbook telling you the precise paradigm of acquiring Qi.
Qi itself is universal. It is the same that make the entire universe tick, your heart beep and your blood flows, your organs rejuvenate, your plant grows and so forth. In FengShui, there is only one concern, the unit of Qi called ShengQi. Like anything in the universe, Qi has its YinYang.
Qi appears as solidify or fluid. Solidify Qi is earth, taking forms of mountains and when it moves liked the mountain veins, they are called dragon. Solidify Qi seems to be moving, therefore, fluidity in nature. They are Yang but yet Yin. To receive such Qi, you ride on it. Yet, how do you ride when the “horse-back” is relatively moving? You never ride a dragon. Textbook solution, would warrant you to search for one that is “still” and not moving. You will never find one! The real art, after Qi flow is to understand stillness and movement. This is rarely taught…
Qi that is not solidify, fills the universe. Yet, the text tell us that it is liked water. This unit of Qi fills your lungs. It require a vessel to contain. We coined it as tapping Qi. Liked a human being, the body is the vessel, the mouth/nose is the receptacle to receive Qi. In a house, as in Zhai, the mansions, the four walls form the vessel and the main door, receptacle to receive Qi. Would the windows or any aperture be of the same as the main door? That you will have to find out for yourself. There is no different between people acquiring Qi, NaQi with a house acquiring Qi. Only you will find teachers in the west advocating that ChangQi or riding Qi is for earth Qi, ShouQi or receiving Qi is for Heaven Qi and NaQi, or acquiring Qi is for Human Qi. If that is true, body odour also becomes a unit measurement of Qi. Liked traditional Chinese medicine, heat and dampness become another domain that is also rarely taught…
Coming back to the first principles, what made these restaurants such as DingTaiFung 鼎泰豐 and Go Noodle House 有間麵館 tick? The auspicious syllabus that they picked up from the 64 Hexagram to make up their brands? Each and every branch of these FnB retails embodied the pattern cognition, as in forms, spaces, solids and voids in FengShui as in Qi flow that becomes the first manner to acquire ShengQi. These outlets therefore enjoy good FengShui. Riding or tapping is only the way we prescribed the art. In reality, landform always come first, 理氣無真，巒頭無假. Forms allow Qi to be observed but how do you measure one? Interesting to note that thinker liked Nassim Haramein provoked one to think that sound waves also affecting droplet of water creating what is probably called, water's surface tension resonates in alignment with sound waves of various frequencies creating increasingly complex geometries through each harmonic until the structure eventually loses its coherency (Full video clip HERE). If sounds can influence water, by the same token, it can also influence Qi? Being, Qi the mother of water? Qi may moves because of wind? Sound, in this case? How does sound in Chinese metaphysics affect Qi? 五音, the 5 pentatonic melody? How to apply in FengShui?
The true art of FengShui is vested not only in the theory, but in application. How does Qi moves? Some says it vibrates, oscillates, spirals and so forth. What if Qi movement resembles the Golden Section? Anyone agree or disagree? If you don't understand how Qi moves, how do you draw a Qi map of a place? Worse, where to measure Qi? The recent clips showing how your Wifi spread in your house (full video clip HERE), demonstrated at least how Qi may vibrate, oscillate, spiral and so forth within the four walls or enclosures. It also shows the potency of the Heavenly Heart. Someone asked, “Sir, with all due respect. Would you kindly please also put in your analysis of how you assessed and improved the FengShui of the area? This would be very helpful to us when you SHARE your discoveries. On the other hand, I also admit to the fact that as meagre as my FS application is, it is not to say I depend on the crumbs of FengShui AUDIT knowledge given by well-meaning FengShui practitioners. But it will make a world of difference if YOUR person does truly share please.” And we only responded, “Analysis of such nature will be covered in our BASIC FUNDAMENTAL COURSE. Surprisingly not many schools take such Qi flow seriously... If you are keen, do visit us HERE”. Do you want to find out more?
SOME OLD THOUGHTS ON QI MOVEMENT
In a series of articles to come, we shall discuss about the fundamental of FengShui as a per-cursor to our maiden workshop on FengShui. Lets look at the simple unsophisticated ways of selecting a successful retail outlet... Locating a successful retail outlet is an art. Entering Earth Eye 入地眼 stipulates the characteristic of Qi. Those who misunderstood such thought that water placements are the only answer. By so doing what is generally known as water lizards as though they are water dragons were created. Pity that they also could not differentiate between jade belt and sickle formations. At the end,one succumb to other sorts of voodoo methods to make things work. Is this FengShui? Not really. They are magician by professions. One of the pet techniques in locating successful outlets is to receive incoming Qi through a vertical Qi map. Yet both cases presented herein showed otherwise. One successful Japanese outlet with patrons queue up just to grab a chair while the other well known "Gui LingGao" stall vacant for the lack of patron. Both are receiving prosperous incoming Qi. Something must be really wrong, isn't it? There are fundamental basic knowledge a FengShui practitioner must have devoid of the hocus-pocus stuff.
In the discourse of Internal FengShui, you will term with 8 aspirations school: there will be sector for academic, wealth, health, romance and so forth. The 8 aspirations school is a modified method. If there is a basis for Life Palace analysis in XuanKong, there must also be the basis of Wealth, Health, Academic, Romance and so forth. These are the specific purpose. The problem is we seldom ask beyond what has been given. While we spoke about specific purpose, the 8 aspirations are the common needs within a household. The question is, have we not achieved the aspirations after investing our hard earned money into learning FengShui? Is it the theory we learnt is faulty or the teacher simply doesn’t bother to teach the correct applications? Such, I leave it for you to contemplate. Aspiration is personal. Unfortunately, in modern times, money is the yardstick. Predecessors liked Yang - the Savior of the Poor to Lai - the Wanderers in Cotton Robe, live in low profiles and avoid glamor. Maverick Jiang – the Keeper of Heavenly Secrets has to have his disciple sponsor his retirement home. By the same token, if honest masters were to walk their forefather’s path, wouldn’t they too end up in such a situation? Contrary, the “CON-sultants” who will live a posh life from Giorgio to Armani, while promoting FengShui as expansive hobbies. We came across a place dedicated to a FengShui "extremely low profile" grandmaster of the past. He conceals himself as a beggar and helps the poor to have better lives based on the principles of affinity. One question remains, why wouldn’t he use his knowledge to make himself fabulous? Would a rich client come to him for FengShui advice? Such, I also leave it for you to contemplate. Look around us today. If one takes FengShui as a career, the good one will end up liked their forefathers - childless, die-young or ultimately, live a pauper. If one takes FengShui to prosper oneself then to help others to achieve the same, it is no longer a career but a charity. Charity must always stem from education. So, why shy away from teaching others the correct path and learn from our past mistakes? In doubt, affinity is always the guiding principles – that is what QuanYuan is all about.
Movement and Stillness, these are the two words that are simple yet complicated.
"It begins with movement; hardly can see a thing, when it comes to stillness, all begin to understand. When one sees stillness as the essential marvel, how may one knows that movement is the foundation?"
A competent practitioner would utilize an unfavorable sector to his advantages. A competent BaZi consultant would also use the negative gods. Beginners’ mistake is to equate the use of Eight Mansions with Flying Stars. These are two methods with different fundamentals. Eight Mansions stem from Early Heaven while Flying Stars stem from Later Heaven. Not surprising if someone were to asked, “What if the sector has a JueMing but yet a favorable 8 wealth star?”
Eight Mansions talked about Gua Qi, elemental relationship. Flying Stars talked about GuaXiang, imagery. The Classics state, “The Gua imagery is established on the basis of their meanings; understand the images and forget the words – the idea is clear of itself. The whole world delusively clings to the imagery; uses GuaQi and rise in levitation.” The elusive meaning of GuaQi remains the key, which many teachers refused to depart.
Evaluating internal spaces, GuaQi remains an important factor. What would be the reference for the interior? Such is called the YinYang boundary. It is the point to distribute the stars. The strangest thing is why must the reference be located at the center? Why must the Wedge be placed at the center? Why must one even smack the 9 Grids forcefully into the house plan as though there is a physical boundary between Qi? What if the physical demarcation of architectural walls differs from the 9 Grids? Why must there be even Grid Vs Wedge? Such reflects the lack of understanding in FengShui fundamentals.
The grid and wedge are simultaneously deployed. The wedge referred to the art of LiPan, establishing the LuoPan. The Grid is an aid of accessing Qi maps. While drawing up Qi maps and establishing the LuoPan became the integral part of a competent practitioner, many were not taught the proper way of doing such. To convince one that Qi moves as LoShu would not guarantee one’s application of eight mansions or FlyingStar is correct. The key is not with LoShu, but to understand how Qi spirals in 3 dimensions and work thereof. Such will work perfectly with whatever given architectural plans.
Only then, would the knowledge of stillness and movement work within the misconstrued Direct/Indirect Spirits, another malicious subject. In summary, Internal FengShui is all about the art of identifying internal Qi maps, activating, receiving or transforming through the various essentials of a Yang Dwelling.
Saying thus, the success rate is still within its external!
It is very common for householders to suggest generic needs such as the well-being of the family while residing in the house. I would say it is generally accepted norms to prioritize well-being as the first criteria in residential FengShui. However, the notion of well-being is far too generic and it became the burden to the practitioner of not defining such in the onset of their audits. So, as a prudent measure, seasoned practitioners would qualify further assuming: -
1. Family Harmony ranks priority
2. Health Improvement for the Elderly
3. Wealth opportunity for the Bread Winner
4. Academic achievement for the school going children
These became the so called “specific purpose” which may have been silent in the pretext of “good health and good wealth” generic needs. Saying thus nothing is deemed to have been cast in stone, as this is a living art, best demonstrated by the following example.
We audited a small family where the gentleman is living with his mum while his dad had passed away. So, we only have 2 variables to deal with, one, the bread earner and two, the elderly mother. The gentleman is single and working in a multinational company. Needless to say, opportunity for promotions and meeting the opposite sexes would automatically be the priority while for his mum, health improvement ranks supreme. At this juncture, we are able to narrow down to a specific purpose and with very simple alteration using the so called “kindergarten” 8 mansions, he was promoted. We also observed there is a better change in his attitude towards other which results in him attracting the opposite sexes. His mother, on the other hand, has less sleepless night and less worry. We could not believe such a simple method would bring about good results and more importantly his dad has a permanent place within his blessed home. When identifying water mouth became difficult, use Heaven Qi approach, as this art is a living art.
Residential FengShui is more challenging in that forms as compared to Commercial FengShui, where the bottom line is profitability. As we grew wiser in our practices, we noticed that a good practitioner is able to intervene in any given situation. He does not run away when situation does not present upon him an ideal situation such as what if the Killing Forces in the area is overly strong? Move away? What if he cannot afford to do so? What will be the better alternatives? Drop the case and ask him to look for other practitioners instead?
Any competent practitioners would have made mistake. More importantly, he must be humble enough to learn from it. The Chinese Ideal of first Destiny, second Luck, third FengShui, fourth Meritorious Deed and fifth Education had been greatly misunderstood. For example, Education is a reserved privilege for the male gender in the aristocratic Chinese community. Does it means to say, female is devoid a chance to improve on their Destinies, for not being given the opportunity for education? No, education in the simple Chinese nuance means learning from one’s mistake and takes step to improve oneself. This is the very basis of doing meritorious deed to oneself and others will naturally comes its way.
“The cosmos lies in one’s hand, the ten thousand transformations are born from oneself.”
When comes to learning FengShui, one of the most regrettable aspect is to hastily put to test what one has learned and easily discard it when good results are not seen. Sometimes it is always the hype that what is learnt is always better then what has already known. Doubt is always the best teacher as it is the devil and angel in the same package. For instances, internal Qi manipulations will not work if one does not know how to receive or acquire Qi from the greater external. That is why FlyingStar, 8 Mansions and the sorts are just as good theory on paper. A Qi container (house) will always remain empty unless one put something into it. It reminds me of the following sayings: -
“Swallowing saliva and acquiring breath are human actions; only when one knows the Way, one is able to form and transform, just liked in a Ding (tripod) there is no True Seed, liken to use water and fire to boil an empty pot”
So, when one fails to see result, we blame the method that was taught was incorrect and we fails to see that it is the reluctant of the teacher to pass on the “key”, for whatever reasons. It is only upon seeing and watching carefully of how a teacher executes his work in real life audit, would then one able to know the conditions for a method to work. Such will traditionally comes with a bucket load of insults and intimidations from being a coolie to someone holding the teacher’s bag and umbrella. In the modern context, it will be par on material gains which is nothing to be surprised of.
The complexities of residential FengShui is such that if nothing could be done to the Main Door and the Bedroom or even the Kitchen Stove such as a portable stove over a fixed stove so as to get a “perfect” XKDG hexagram, what else could be done? One friend from France suggested that to take a hammer to activate all the good SanSha points and at the same time digging all the relevant parts in the yard to challenge the 5 yellow. Such is not always the way.
Another case in example, a gentleman passed his prime and ended up retrenched with a family to feed. What would be the specific purpose in this case? Food on the table is the priority. Does one go about tilting doors, tables, stoves and maybe beds? This family has not enough money to do the necessary and one strange thing was even the bed was built-into the wall. A simple intervention of changing the joss urn made it possible for the gentlemen age 50 to be employed. Can such be considered simple achievement for a specific purpose?
A competent practitioner never stop learning and practicing. By practicing on the fields he learns something new and unlearns something old. Every case has its own set of challenges and limitations, if it is not carefully dealt with, it may haunt you forever. Yet, when you know that the FengShui methods you used, improve the lives of the many such as healing the sick, putting enough food on the dining table, getting childless couple to finally have children and helping your peers and students to have a decent promotions, the satisfactoriness of such meritorious deeds are far better than creating the number of millionaires.
Perhaps, such wisdom may appease our doubtful minds: -
"It begins with movement; hardly can see a thing, when it comes to stillness, all begin to understand. When one sees stillness as the essential marvel, how may one knows that movement is the foundation?"
Internal FengShui is modified from FengShui of the external. A grave has only one room but a House has many rooms. Does it translate into many sittings and facings? Each and every room has its own “Flying-Star” chart? Each door leading to the room is the reference point?
Observing SanHe practitioner at work is thought provoking. He spends his time measuring every inch of the walls while a XKDG practitioner may just measure door. Wouldn’t these two diverse methods bore different results?
Chinese nuances may differ in its meaning of “sit” and “seat”. So the question of measuring the sitting of the house, door, et-cetera may eventually differ from that of measuring seating of the house, door, et-cetera. So, when we look at FlyingStar chart, do we consider sitting mountain as “seating” mountain instead? But, most importantly, how do you define a “seating mountain”?
Perhaps seating is confusing, let us investigate facing instead. Searching the internet for methods of establishing facing, one will be amazed that there are many ways to go about it, from the main door as facing to the main facade as facing. What if all the 4 facades are identical facing an empty land? I guess, that will be the nightmare for FlyingStar practitioners.
The onset is fundamentally simple. Each has its own Taiji. Before that, How to establish the Taiji spot? How Qi flows? The intricate part, how to receive Qi or acquiring Qi. Both differ depending on techniques. Worse of the lot is to believe that this element grows this element, If I am this element, then it grows me, this is call ShengQi! I call it BullShit!
Internal FengShui is similar to Internal Alchemy. Contemplate such: -
Jing (Essense), Qi (Energy) and Shen (Spirits) affect one another. When it follows the flow it forms the Coporeal Form; when they invert the flow, they generate the Elixir. The flow is the one begets two, two beget three, three beget the ten thousand things…inverting the flow, the ten thousand things return to the three, the three returns to the two and the two returns to the ultimate one. Those who know the way, look after their Coporeal Form, they nourish their corporeal form to refine their Essense, accumulates it and transmuted it into Energy, refining such to merge it into their Spirits to revert to Emptiness.
Now, the question is what is the Jing (Essense), Qi (Energy) and Shen (Spirits) of your living abode?
Now that we have entered a brand new year 2017 - I have good news & I have bad news…
Let me start first with a harsh reality. No matter what anyone is saying - things are getting bad out there & they’re only going to get worse. See, the entire World has changed, however, we’re still believing in the old ways of doing things.
Here’s what we’re taught through the “OLD school of thoughts”
#1 - Go To School
#2 - Get a Job
#3 - Work Hard
#4 - Pay Your Taxes
#5 - Save Your Money
#6 - Get Out of Debt
#7 - Invest For The Long Term
#8 - Retire
Let me ask you something - does that REALLY sound like something you can do today and succeed?
This system can’t be further from the “truth”.
These are exactly the Battle Cries from Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, trying to brainwash everyone seeking to be the next millionaire. Even one of the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) in town echoed the same to hard sell their BaZi programme morph into some other forms beyond recognition… Wonder why don’t the master trainer make all his staffs to be millionaires and not having to work for him, before they are let go to promote his courses such as the Million-Hair Mind, Get Filthy-Rich with FengShui or How To Survive in Turbulent Times?
THE STRATIFIED SOCIETIES
The Hindu has the caste system to put every person by birth into the order of the Ruling Class, the Warrior Class, the Traders, the Artisans and the Untouchables. The Feudal system has the following stratified societies, the Monarchy, the Officers, the Warriors, the Merchants, the Artisans, the Farmers and the Commoners. The Feudal system with their wealth and embezzlement form the 13 families that controls 90% of the world resources till today.
When the Feudal system broke down in the era of Industrial Revolution, the Laissez-faire (free market) economy comes in as replacement. Capitalism takes its root by introducing the stratified society of one with Capital, the Bourgeois (the Landlord) and the one without Capital, the Proletariat (the Worker). The Feudal system did not just die there… it merely transform into something else – the Capitalist. Everyone works for the Capitalist. The Capitalist controls 90% of the world resources and the majority has less than 10%. This is where the term “modern slavery” comes into existence.
Kiyosaki merely resonate the fact that the majority were educated to think like the Proletariat (the Worker) and the Bourgeois (the Landlord) has a totally different mindset and game plan. This is very true. The entire mechanism and machinery from the cradle to the grave were designed to produce the Proletariat (the Worker) and not the Bourgeois (the Landlord). You only need one Queen Bee in the Hive, not more. Even one of the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) in town echoed the same to hard sell their BaZi programme morph into some other forms liked the Million-Hair Mind, Get Filthy-Rich with FengShui or How To Survive in Disturbing Times?
To resolve the injustice of the Capitalist controlling 90% of the world resources and the majority has less than 10%, a reverse system was introduced – called Communism. There should only be the State and the Proletariat (the Worker). By the same token, the State is but a reflection of the Bourgeois (the Landlord) and the Proletariat (the Worker) only controls less than 1% of the resources. Everything goes back to square one… just different terms and nothing new. That is where Communism failed.
Fast forward into the future, Information Revolution took over the Industrial Revolution. The world is getting smaller, things are moving faster, everything digital and games are changing by the second. The Information age will see the Plug-In (those with Info) and the Plug-Out (those without Info). The Plug-In or Plug-Out depends greatly on the level of relevancy in this stratified society. Facebook and Google has physical commodity to sell. Uber and Grab do not own any car but yet control the largest fleet of taxis in the world. Camera goes digital and Kodak has to go burst. Apple is trying to compress the entire digital world into paper thin apparatus. Banks go digitals with only a webpage on the screen. What these events trying to show are nothing new. Change is the only Constant. Obsolesces are the new world order. Bourgeois (the Landlord) and the Proletariat (the Worker) still exist but now take a different form.
The One who truly qualified to be the Bourgeois (the Landlord), if not by birth, shall be the one who offer their services nobody can deny. This is a parcel of the Blue Ocean strategy – creating relevance and to avoid obsolesces. Kiyosaki is trying to reinvent himself by selling this - creating relevance and to avoid obsolesces. Even one of the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) in town is doing just that! Morphing age-old Chinese Metaphysics into Hyper Modern Catch-Phrase Jargon – liked Art of the Sages?
THE ANCIENT CHINESE FORMULA 古老方法
Change is the only Constant. The wisest saying in the YiJing. Retrospection against the ancient feudal stratified societies, there are basically:
The Monarch arises as someone who fought and win the battle against all odds. Make no mistake that they resemble the most ruthless persona with greed and ambitions without remorse and empathy to build an empire. If they are made to be, they shall be from the Warrior class. The other class of Monarch, is born to be through hereditary. They too learn the art of survival from the very young age to be the most ruthless persona with greed and ambitions without remorse and empathy to inherit an empire. These are the inherent character of the Monarch – that is beyond reach by the commoners.
Today, everybody want to be a monarch by their own rights. Modern monarchs are tycoons, someone who is in control of the entire conglomerate of multi-national companies that hire thousands of workers having flagships properties all the world over. But how many tycoons are there compared to the rest of the population? Which country produced the most tycoons? How to be one?
The ancient sage came out with the following formulas, Knowledge 讀書, Deed 福德, Wind and Water 風水, Luck 運 and Fate 命. These 5 formulas are arranged with Fate being the first and Knowledge being the least important. In reality, they meant to be read upside down because they knew that not everyone is lucky enough to be born or fated to be an Emperor. So, you ought to work your way up…
The Chinese has this saying, 書中自有黄金屋 meaning within the pages of the books you will build your golden house, typically a Confucian thinking! How Bourgeois can that be? In the literal sense, it simply means Knowledge 讀書 is your first line of defence. You must reckoned what is true and what is false. With knowledge you make informed decision. In the entire lifespan of a typical China-man, there are 3 stages of growth namely FuLu Shou, 福祿壽, Auspicious, Prosperity and Longevity. It is deemed Auspicious if one has the opportunity to acquire Knowledge and by so doing one is able to have good career and to build a family with good offspring. This is the criteria of being auspicious 福.
With these informed decision that you make, you take proactive action. These actions are called Deeds. When a commoner has the knowledge of farming, his deeds are known by many as Farmer, the producer. When the farmer specialises in a specific sets of skill, he is an expert and are called the Artisans. When he is skilled in monetizing his arts, he is called the Merchants. During peace time, they are all farmers. During critical crisis, they are all Warriors. These are all Deeds. Good deeds bring forth good outcome. Bad deeds bring forth bad outcome. Some called this Karma 因果. In Hyper Modern Catch-Phrase Jargon, it is call Equilibrium Exchange. No action no outcome. By the same token, you ought to create relevance with the set of skills you acquired. Some took the route of 書中自有黄金屋 meaning within the pages of the books you will build your golden house, by scoring high achievement in the Imperial examination to be promoted as Official 官 in the Imperial court, 攀龍有慶.
WIND AND WATER 風水
These Deeds will open up opportunity of meeting noble people 貴人. People will be drawn to you and they will bring opportunity to you, simply because they need your services of a specific skillset. Your skill will be known to all just like wind that will blow to all the 8 directions. People will then come to you like water flowing back to its source. Together, these are FengShui, Wind and Water 風水. In Hyper Modern Catch-Phrase Jargon, it is at the right place at the right time or technical know-Who is more important than technical know-How. This will bring you wealth 祿.
When a person is wealthy, wealth buys more 財 opportunity, power and nobility 貴. A wealthy person is always considered to be Lucky 運. They will be viewed as being in their good luck cycle. Some took the route of 書中自有黄金屋 meaning within the pages of the books you will build your golden house, by scoring high achievement in the Imperial examination to be promoted as Official 官 in the Imperial court, 攀龍有慶. With Officer 官 position, people will come to you with money 財 in exchange for favour. This is the so-called Prosperous Luck Cycle stages of growth 祿.
With such luck, your Fate 命 will change. If you do not turn out to be the King himself, you could be the King Maker. Many politicians 官 make their friends and families to be tycoons by dishing out government projects. This is called Nepotism and Cronyism. When they have their hands to the national wealth cookie jar and use them as though it was their personal funds, this is term Kleptocracy. Who say that one’s Fate cannot change? It can change and it also can change for the worse. A good Life 命, also the same word as fate, is to grow old gracefully 壽, which does not just mean longevity. What is longevity to you if it brings suffering liked prolong illness?
3 APPLICATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD 現代三要
What are the 3 prerequisites 三要? Money, money and money… Just see for instance, one of the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) has to offer liked the Million-Hair Mind, Get Filthy-Rich with FengShui or How to Survive in Disturbing Times. It is all related to money, money and money… Just wonder why don’t the master trainer make all his staffs to be millionaires and not having to work for him, before they are let go to promote his courses? Actions speak louder than words… right?
The fact is the same… You need the majority of the Proletariat (the Worker) to serve the minority of the Bourgeois (the Landlord). No matter how you camouflage, the order of nature is the same… 道法自然. The fastest way to accomplish such is to ignore the followings…
THE 3 ABSTINENCE 三不做
To be a modern day Monarch, one must be the most ruthless persona with greed and ambitions without remorse and empathy to build an empire. If they are made to be, they shall be from the Warrior class. They must ignore these 3 abstinence 三不做…
1. No Affinity, Don't Do...
2. Against One's Conscience, Don't Do...
3. Destroying Other's FengShui, Don't Do...
BE AS GREEDY AS THE WOLF 貪狼
By so doing they shall use the number One star TangLang 貪狼 or TianPeng 天蓬 to the maximum before arriving to become the number 5 star LianZhen 廉貞. TangLang 貪狼 comprises of the word – Greed 貪 and not the word – Poor 貧. Can you see the similarity of both words? Why people say, once you are greedy 貪 you will become poor 貧. However, if you are not greedy enough you have no hunger to strive… Strange enough, in QiMen, TangLang 貪狼 is TianPeng 天蓬, that the classical tales Journey to the West 西游記, portray as a Pig 豬八戒. TianPeng 天蓬 manifest someone who is Greedy and would do anything to fulfil his lust. That is the sort of quality if you want to be the Emperor - LianZhen 廉貞.
THE GREEDY WOLF FENGSHUI MASTERS
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 – Million Hair mind through FengShui or Getting Filthy 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.
All you need is to engage a FengShui master who could make you a Million Hair!
TO THE MILLION HAIR MASTERS…
话说七分留三分，留下三分积儿孙。Quote seven points reserve three points, leaving behind three points for your children and grandchildren. This is the cardinal rule of all mortals, unless one is an immortal, or aspire to be one, for example, be a monk/nun and go forth for renunciation. In most Chinese Metaphysics School, this is lesson number ONE. It is greatly missing in English orientated, Money squeezing Academy of chinese metaphysics (MsAocm). In the Chinese sections of the FengShui forum, someone quoted this, 千万不要为了攀附名人高官而随意做法，而给自己和家人带来不利的因果。话说七分留三分，留下三分积儿孙。多为孩子和家人积德，不要借用家人的能量为别人消 灾增福，这是一件很可怕的事情。For a thousand times, do not do it for the sake of associating with the celebrities and the well-known of high officers and freely dishing out your services to them, and give to yourself the adverse consequences of your action to your families. Quote seven points reserve three points, leaving behind three points for your children and grandchildren. Accomplish more merits for your children and family members, do not borrow the good merits of your family for the sake of others salvation, this is a very terrible thing to do.
THE MILLION-HAIRS KING MAKERS TO BE...
Show Me The MONEY !!! - 21062010
This Summer Solstice is strange. First, I bump into a “millionaire” production factory, which I am about to enroll. Second, before I can be made a “millionaire”, I must undertake prep-course before the initiation into indoor discipleship. Only then I am a millionaire. In order to do so I must equip myself with the first million. Why? Because the courses that I am embarking costs more than USD10, 000.00 per session. There are 3 introductory modules, 3 practitioner modules, 3 mastery modules plus one practical module, total up to 1 million, Ringgit for that matter. Then, I read somewhere; the factory owner runs a business of high profit margin. As a disciple you pay a fee, prepare to be mold into a millionaire and that is the end of the transaction. They have their very own expertise and business is business and don’t be too shock with the world of capitalism. How the factory may runs on welfare basis? Right? The owner also needs to be fed - “cari makan”.
This is gorgeous! I never knew that FengShui master has to “cari makan” among their students? I always thought that they are self sufficient with the endowment of the SanYuan of health, wealth and descendent? Perhaps, their services to their clients are just on the affinity basis and not so much of the “cari makan”?
Maybe I am wrong.
Just met up with an old friend from Singapore, one from the family of FengShui master turns Chinese Medicated Hall Entrepreneurs. They kept their practice and lineage only to their own family members. They engage commercial FengShui masters for “show”, especially during opening of their branches. You hardly know they knew their stuff because they don’t look Chinese enough to even hold a LouPan in their hands. Yup, I forgot to ask if they have application forms for me to enroll as indoor disciple. Shit! What a chance I missed!
Any more genuine masters who can turn me into a millionaire? Please stand up!
Ming Yi Of Boleh-Land – The Making Of The Millionaire Monk - 12092010
I am speechless…
I gathered news that a Buddhist Monk from Penang has transformed from being a “poor” monk to a wealthy monk, thanks to the millionaire factory soon to be FengShui master. Now, he has luxury cars, bungalows and a huge retinue of followers whose donations are meant for his whimsical disposals. Congratulations to him, as he will soon to be following the footsteps of Singapore’s famous Venerable MingYi. The difference, maybe this time, it is from the Boleh-land instead of the Kiasu-land. Well, thanks to the good FengShui, I believed.
Somehow, I happened to bump onto this very wealthy monk prior to 2006. Although he is not wealthy then, he has a personal lay assistant accompanying him to study FengShui from one of the academy in town. I remember vividly blogging about it, as one seldom sees a monk in FengShui class. His demeanor is rather uncommon of a person leading a homeless life, such as eating Mc Donald’s after midday? What is used of FengShui to him? For once I believed he may use it for the benefits of others and from the recent news I gathered, I was proven wrong. I did not hear from him since.
I used to think that Buddhist monk leads a homeless life without the burden of material gains. They have the very basic necessities such as the robes, bowl, and some simple needle for stitching and small blade for shavings. They cannot even keep their food overnight and they are only allowed to consume solid food once a day before midday. However, I was told otherwise that in Penang, a wish fulfilling FengShui master is able to grant a student monk of his wish which he is to change his luck and his underprivileged condition. He wanted fame, he wanted devotees, and he wanted money to sustain his temple. I wonder why he did not request for a beautiful wife instead.
I believed, environment changes, so is the monk’s necessities. We also heard that there are also some modern monks who traded their robes for a pair of jeans. I am not surprise at all. It is all coming from the heart that is wayward, XingBu Zhen 心 不 正. Rather useless to talk about the ethic of a good master, when it only shows that they are from the same flocks of scrupulous wayward practitioners. Bloody shame indeed.
On Second Thought... - 05102010
Ever since my expose of Bastardizing XieZi follows by Bastardizing FeiXing, I am humbled by the brief introduction of the soon to be master. On such occassion, one thing has been proven the truth as admitted by himself, I am NOT lying. Indeed I knew of a monk in saffron robe with his assistant 7 years ago. In regards of this, please anyone out there mind telling me is it all right for a Buddhist Monk in saffron robe craved after fame, money and all things luxury?
On the contrary if such practices are as in the words of the soon to be master, dishonesty, disintegrity and most importantly, WITHOUT a sincere heart towards society and friends, why on earth, such a blog post has been removed? Well, correctly put it, why should he allow you to cover his face, similarly why should you delete your own blog post? Shame perhaps?
Strangely, one Singaporean FengShui blogger has this to share: -
"... This is another type of clown in metaphysics who had instead dragged the name of Buddhism into the pursuits of materialism which I am aghast. I hope that he had written it wrongly as he is apparently not English educated from the way he wrote, not being able to portray his thoughts well enough. I am not different as I am English educated but do have many typo errors which I hope my readers will forgive."
Since there are several emails enquiries about the article, part of it:
'the Monk, expressed his wish to change his luck and his underprevilaged condition. He wanted fame, he wanted devotees, he wanted money to substain his temple. Then, he started to sit in my feng shui class since year 2006. Within 9 months, he had started to see drastic change to his temple and increase of devotees quantity.Today, he is still come for regular feng shui study and Daoism.It is sufficient and enough for a religious monk to have a personal bungalow and a luxury car."
Yes, I am not kidding, this is what was written...- Leegiat (Sept 16, 2010)"
These are not my words, definitely. I also hope that he has written it wrongly.
This blog is dedicated towards provocateurs. An upright person is not afraid to be a subject of provocations. Anger, frustration and jealousy of not able to sit on the "dragon spot", how funny could it be? Anger, frustration and jealousy of seeing masters bastardizing FengShui and milking their student, brothers within the same school malice against one another to be closer to the teacher, these are the subjects of provocateur. Anything wrong? Stepping others so to glorify myself? How glorify can I be? Up the pedestal to be awarded grandmaster? Come on... think for yourself!
Perhaps it is strange as what has Architecture as a profession got to do with these expose as a context? I am becoming confused? Although there is always a bitter feelings between designers and FengShui practitioners for reasons of not understanding each other, it does not however boils down to an ethic of a master as in so damn low as to conciously assisting a clergy to break his precepts. Perhaps it becomes a little petty when there is nothing better and substantial to provoke and it becomes a "personal attack" instead. That is the charecteristic of petty people. Let us reflects on the following Gospels: -
Postscript: I am speechless?An astounding soon to be master now sounded liked an uneducated scrupulous scumbag! Too much of dragon Qi I supposed? The scumbag's lyrical sounded as though I am bagging him to teach me. What a joke? Perhaps he indirectly has the intention to hit on someone else across the causeway which is his hallmarks, behind veils. Well, short of saying he has no balls, lah. Same with his retinue of fans such as Swan, if I not mistaken. Thanks for showing up, Swan. I miss your bastardizing commentary. Saying thus this is not the first time, remember he quoted Master M of Thailand (This is exactly how he puts it, isn't it?) for screwing up the FengShui of one restaurant? For the soon to be master sake, let not be petty over individual differences and moves on. Talk facts with dignity and stop the childish game of personal ruthless attack, which is only meant for scumbags. Mind you, the soon to be master is supposed to be older and wiser than me (40+ maybe?). For such I thank soon to be master for guiding me. Age does not necessary means wisdom.
THE YANGGONG OLD SCHOOL WATER SHED...
No school is perfect. The Bolehland Conmaster loved to use this very case to demonstrate how bad is his former teacher's YinZhai skill. Apparently this very tomb has been much talked about in the Chinese Metaphysics websites in Chinese and often then not, many other masters would take up this case to bash up the Godfather of YangGong GuFa especially so, from the so called SanYuan proponent. What goes around comes around as the Chinese saying goes, as the Godfather of YangGong GuFa did not mince his words when bashing up other schools within the region of GanZhou including those living in the SanLiao village. Append herewith is part of an example of the sheer criticism lambasted towards the Godfather of the YangGong GuFa...
GANZHOU PREFECTURE DEPUTY MAYOR LIU'S ANCESTRAL TOMB
CRITICISM OF GRANDMASTER LI'S WORK
The rest of the commentaries were gibberish and we shall not repeat here... We just let our readers to have a feel of the sort of bombardment by others regarding this masterpiece by the late Godfather of YangGong GuFa.
WHAT HAS ACTUALLY GONE WRONG...
As demonstrated this tomb was FengShui(ed) by the late grandmaster Li DingXing for the Liu's family. After the burial it was said that the Liu's family undergone sheer bad luck with the bread winner demoted and one of his new born suffered from birth defect. All these was accounted to the late grandmaster's sheer incompetence and thereafter it was known as the YangGong GuFa watershed that has invited all sorts of sacasms and insults from the other various schools of FengShui, with one stated as an example, from the XuanKong school.
One biggest landform defects as mentioned is what probably known as the Reverse Bow Water 反弓水. Back in 2007, one will notice that the river splits with one crossing the bright hall as Reverse Bow Water 反弓水. We do not think that this is the cause of the problem. The root issue is the water split as its incoming water thus receiving watershed formation. What is a watershed, this we shall contemplate later. In the googlemaps of 2016, it is noticed that this defect has been rectified, most likely by another master.
This is also a case that the late grandmaster Li DingXin, wanted to demonstrate his confidence in selecting the earth Xue, among the rest of the elements. He is very confidence that the earth element follows water. Unfortunately, he failed to observe that the formation is receiving Mao water instead of Zi water, thus receiving Death instead of Prosperous water formation...
So, the late grandmaster Li DingXing can also be wrong? Well, who is him, after all?
SOMETHING ABOUT THE LATE GRANDMASTER LI DINGXIN
The late grandmaster Li DingXing, was the head of the GanZhou largest school of YangGong FengShui establishment. He coined the word YangGong GuFa or YangGong Old Method as a branding to distinguish his teaching from the rest of "merry man" FengShui masters earning their livings in SanLiao villages nearby, whom he unapologetically called JiangHu masters (similar to our Bolehland Conmasters). He received his art from his uncle, whom inherited the arts from a long lineage of YangGong practitioners back to the Qing Dynasty as the Imperial FengShui masters. He published a number of books notably the 49 rings of the Chinese LuoPan Explained, where within it, he disclosed, censored and sarcastically bombarded others as JiangHu masters. It is also from his writing that most of us outside the circle of the GanZhou school came to know about YangGong method and one of the Bolehland Conmaster actually begged under his feet to be taught only, later to become the traitor of his own school… If you need the detail please PM us…
WHAT IS A WATERSHED KILLING FORMATION? 分叉水
Confronting Y? - 08052012
A common account of Land form is the challenge to deal with the “Pulling Nose” and the “Piercing Heart” afflictions (ShaQi). Similarly so when we deal with buildings sitting or facing the “Y” configure road, either with Pulling Nose or Piercing Heart effect. Classics are mutually contradicting on these accounts. Their contradictions, however, is consistent if one understand the overall concepts it ought to explain. Here is where applications differ so much from mere theory.
A “Y” configuration is either a road splits into two or both roads connect into one. The former is known to be a water mouth and the latter is known as the water shed. The question is always; will a building facing the water mouth be as auspicious to a building facing a water shed, or vice-versa? Next, a pulling nose effect will happen when the road is flowing outward from the house facing while the piercing Heart effect will happen when the road is flowing inward from the house facing. Compounding both effects to the water shed or water mouth; you end up having a cocktail of “ShaQi” to deal with. Worse, if the setting is within an urban area where the roads are defined by rows of building creating what is probably known as Heavenly Chop afflictions or wind gaps. This is why it is FengShui taboo for a house to face a road or Y junction.
Many case studies revealed that houses in such a location are either vacant or dilapidated. If strictly by the books, it calls for avoidance and probably what is the point of doing FengShui in the first place if there is no cure? However, it is not necessary to be true. There are houses and shops prosper. The question is always – Why? In such doing, it is a land form issue; require a land form solution and probably not the over rated XKDG Fighting Afflictions formula based method.
Confronting Y again? - 25052014
Reflecting one of the article in the now, defunct blog - 13Voices, about Property located on a WaterShed will sure to meet its doom, many of the observations revealed otherwise. It is a FengShui External Taboo no-1 that state, NEVER locate your property in a watershed. For us in QuanYuan, there is a way to go about it - fortunately.
A “Y” configuration is either a road splits into two or both roads connect into one. The former is known to be a water mouth and the latter is known as the watershed. Our article entitled "Confronting Y" is a good reflection of such that it is never Bad FengShui if a property is located in a watershed subject that you know how to position your entrance. The HongKong master always refer to such as "Confronting SanSha".
A case in reference, Shop-A is located in a location that fulfilled its YinYang structure. Used to be a good F&B shop and it was audited by a YangGong master. Few years down the road, it ceased to operate due to high rental.
Shop-B is located in a location of the so called watershed. Many operators failed that include F&B operators. The last tenant rope in another not very well known master. The rest is history. It prosper liked nobody business. You practically have to queue up to get a seat.
The morale of the story, watershed FengShui is salvageable and if you know what to do it brings you windfall.
WHAT IS REVERSE BOW WATER? 反弓水
The Principle of Cul De Sac And Sucking Egg - 06042009
The Neo Urbanism movement has in favour of bringing back the community to scale, opposite of the megalomaniac principle of modernism where size does matter. In the discourse of modern urban design principle, we toyed around the 2 principle ideas of urban form one called the fine grain and the other as the coarse grain. Fine grains are found mostly in traditional town such as Kyoto and ShengYang where the fine grains are reflected to the scale of the roof against the height of the built forms which centralised on the human scale as a reference point. Whereas the coarse grains are modern solutions to our modern problem of congestion, over population and scarcity of land, in which these fine grain towns are stacked up vertically in forms of high rise mega structure with complex networks of roads, flyovers and vertical mapping, called plugs in and plugs out.
The failure of modern urban design principle in addressing the issue of human scale has paved way to the ideology of Neo Urbanism, where the human scale becomes the vital yard stick in examining urban design components such as landmarks, gateways, plaza, edge, nodes and paths are instituted to the right size of a human scale before it is implemented. One product that has signified such an arrival in Malaysia is reflected in Putrajaya, the new administrative capital to Kuala Lumpur.
In the course of my work in Valencia Sungai Buloh, one principle of Neo Urbanism that I find practical is cul-de-sac which give birth to clustered residential with ample parks and pathways clustered liked organic cells, hugging the contours, each manifesting its own identity as a community beacon with huge potentials to grow itself to another community as an entire organism of human inhabitants. In reality only the rich can afford such a dwelling in such a community. It is only the non Architectural trained FengShui master that makes an issue to such wonderful urban solutions by saying it is a sickle formation, therefore very bad Sha Qi – what a disgrace!
What is a sickle formation? Roads that wrap around the cul-de-sac are similar to rivers that wrap around an island and at the concave side of the roads or rivers are deemed to be cut by the sickle, where this is called sickle formation. This is crap!
Second, if there are fewer vehicles, the sickle formation will be less effective. This is another crap! Qi does not travel in car, as Qi does not have a valid driving license. When wind moves, Qi moves. When Qi stop, water coagulates.
Third, in the cul-de-sac formation, there may be a bright hall as the island park. The classics say, bright hall eliminate Sha Qi. So where is the sickle formation?
Fourth, if the sickle is nowhere to be found, how about the pulling nose or piercing heart ShaQi for the unit facing the incoming road that either flow out or flowing in? A pulling nose formation is where water is flowing outward from the main door of the unit in question. Whereas, piercing heart is where water is flowing in directed towards the main door of the unit in question. Answer, these are craps again as the bright hall filters out the unnecessary ShaQi, if any. So what is wrong with a cul-de-sac clustered community, FengShui wise?
Fifth, units facing the water gates are deemed less auspicious based on the premise that water gates must be locked, so that Qi will not disperse. Another less noble saying is that, it is not pleasant to face a property at the ass of the neighbourhood. However such minor concerns can easily be taken cared of by placing what designer called neighbourhood beacons as gateways. So, there is really no fuss at all.
Imagine, getting a FengShui master to teach Architect and Urban Designer to deal with the sickle ShaQi problem is liked teaching them to suck eggs? This is absolutely unwarranted. Worst, if one has to pay a premium for the art of egg sucking, such notion is unimaginable.
Good luck to the egg suckers…
Egg Sucking Jade Belt - 19042010
Strange, wonder what is the different between a Sickle and a Jade Belt formation? That is why there are some suck-eggs practitioners who claimed that all cul-de-sacs are just bad FengShui and yet some claimed island site with roads wrapping around are liked the jade belt around the officer's waist. Very novel indeed.
These brought to mind 2 distinctive developments, namely the KL Sentral at the upper stream and Mid Valley at the lower stream. What makes Mid Valley stands apart from KL Sentral although in terms of logistic, KL Sentral stood to be superior then Mid Valley?
Perhaps the answer is in the Jade Belt Formations or otherwise, egg sucking formation?
There is another XKDG 玄空大卦 book in the market for the English readers but this book is not for the uninitiated. It jovially called itself as XKDG: Not Exactly for Idiots. It is a softcover book less than 300 pages written in a lucid style of the author trying to be funny at times to garnish a stale plate with otherwise dry and boring subject. Offered at a price of below USD50.00, with the same amount of “craps” found in live courses for the same subject for most schools of Chinese Metaphysics in the market that would probably burnt a deep hole in your pocket, like nothing less than USD5,000.00. It is truly an instructional book. However, being the initiated reader, we may offer some additional “craps” that is hardly heard of in this subject…
HOW THE HECK YOU GROUP YOUR HEXAGRAMS ? - 八宮位
WHAT IS THE MECHANICS OF XKDG? - 龍山向水
HOW TO SET UP A FORMATION IN XKDG? - 定局
THE "MAGICAL ART OF HARRY POTTER" IN THE HEXAGRAM'S YAO CHANGE... - 用爻法
The book ends its note with some “sticky issue” that court controversy such as: -
While we do agree with the author on such notion, but what if the actual FeiXing 飛星 method vested on the same fundamentals of DaGua 大卦, simply called it as SanYuan FeiXing 三元飛星? The FeiXing becomes the integral part of the entire system of SanYuan 三元. One ought to work its ways from the BaGua system of Eight Mansions to the 24 mountains of Feixing, then only the 64 Hexagrams of DaGua. By such you will find that XuangKong that we knew of today, is nothing more but a fake system…
By saying such, it apprently make sense that this book cost only USD 50.00 and yet what has been discussed are the core syllabus of many XKDG live courses in the market that can fetched up to USD10,000.00 probably in the West and some also said, in Bolehland and Kiasuland respectively... With added stuff liked QMDJ and called it SanYuan XianTian QMDJ XKDG , it may goes up to USD 15,000.00. Day light robbery? Not really if it really dishes out the real stuffs instead of the common knowledge found in many Chinese FengShui books of the same topic.
As for the Book, coincidentally called - XUANKONG DAGUA Not Exactly For Dummies written by our favorite author, Master Hung HinCheong, is strongly recommended to buy for collection...
Want to learn more?
A CASE IN MIND...
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT - 18102010
The fiasco of soon to be master has opened up another opportunity. Exactly the sort of case study we ought to investigate - why would a FengShui practice (subject) ceased to survive in Kuala Lumpur? It was rather puzzling as the claimed expert in locating "dragon Spot" with self proclaimed XieZi would have located a wonderful office to begin with? Why all the sudden packed and go? We ought to understand what has gone so very wrong with the location itself or perhaps what has gone so wrong with the method of application.
Located at a commercial area, the tapping of Qian incoming with two rivers namely, Sungai Keroh and Sungai Batu, exiting at Xun could be well benefitted. Qi sequence from Templers, Selayang, Sungai Buloh, Kepong and all the way to Segambut and Sentul manifesting "cowboy town" Tell tale sign of robust business with a lack of nobility. That is why there are a lot of wealthy Chinaman.
Subject office is sitting Wu (Li) facing Zi (Kan), very close to DE, how can that be possible? Higher on the front and lower at the back, contradicting ideal land form principle. Conforming to the SanYuan LingZhen principle which is, in this case, only GOOD on paper because it is not supported by landform.
XKDG perspective, Dragon matching Mountain, GuaQi metal 9-4, Water matching Facing GuaQi water 1-6. All period 6 Gua conforms to lower period 8 onwards. What has gone so freaking wrong? All matching hexagram is not Out of Gua neither are they from different family of East River Gua. Qi communication, technically smooth.
SanHe perspective, Yang Fire structure incoming Extinct exiting Officer. Receiving Stale Qi and Exiting Vibrant Qi. Water mouth unlocked.
PostScript: Jo Ching said... any idea which yao is the sitting on? this is a chou yao huan xiang method. Might have changed to the wrong image.
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT 2 - 20102010
Prompted by a fellow practitioner in Singapore about 抽爻换象, altering the Yao to transform the imagery. Novel idea to add more layer in the XKDG methodology. To achieve 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, there is a tendency that the selected Hexagram, of 5.625 degree, may have changed to another Hexagram based on a more refined subdivision of Yao, within the region of 0.937 degree (speaking about German accuracy here in the context of ancient Chinese art). That is an absolute accuracy given the fact that the rustic handmade LuoPan is quite a primitive tool. No doubt, it is subject of major criticism yet for completeness let's investigates further.
Physical measurement revealed that it is close to the 3rd Yao. Change from the sitting Hex of Eliminating to Marsh. Can this 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation?
The original Hex Eliminating denotes cutting off. Five Yang Yao cutting off a single Yin Yao, leaving no room for retreat. The general connotation of this Gua is inauspicious reflecting careless move and ill judgment. Such is the nature of soon to be master FengShui practice located in this alignment which are bound to disputes and disharmony. Whereas, the transformed Hex Marsh is an auspicious one. Such will only be beneficial if one is sincere without ulterior motives. However, would it transform in the first place?
No combination taken place within the transformed Hex itself. Speaking of 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, not so easy as it is...
VH is set on becoming a lifestyle shopping centre that is aimed at rejuvenating the 'dead' Jalan Loke Yew area in Cheras. This latest retail landmark in the KL landscape is part of the KSC’s aim to redevelop UE3 building, as part of a 2-phase mixed development with a RM70 million makeover in the first round… If you believe in the ancient art of FengShui being the reason that Plaza Uncang Emas UE3 has not been successful despite its location, you may be correct… Hopefully with this revamp …it will make it this time, as reported by propwall.my in 2010. Unfortunately, the fact is that it failed to deliver what has been promised. Has this got to do with the wrong FengShui again?
This mall sits on a small hill, receiving the vein from Gen direction with water exiting Kun direction favoring wood formation. However, the biggest problem vested on its location – the water shed. A water shed is a case in which outgoing water is from every direction, therefore this piece of property will bleed financially. Observing both of the entrances, one will notice that Qi is leaking everywhere…
As reported by propwall.my, there will be renovating to make it more 'open' and removed and re positioned some of the escalators. Yet, shops facing the so called - incoming Qi escalator have yet to see any improvement as the entire mall is devoid of people. Without a good external, would a good internal Qi map plays a part? I doubt so…
Interesting enough, the main lobby was located at the upper level instead of the natural ground. If you notice carefully there is an inbuilt killing Qi called drenched head water 淋头水 just above the main entrance. If truly, this property has been FengShui-ed, the practitioner has failed in many counts to discharge his obligation. Looking at this “masterpiece”, it can be safely said that he knows nut about what FengShui is all about.
XKDG APPROACH 玄空大卦
The market driven XKDG 玄空大卦 do not concern much about the steps of defining YinYang. Most XKDG 玄空大卦 junkies go about doing the door tilting going straight to XKDG 玄空大卦 64 hexagram omitting the rest of the 8 Gua to 24 mountains and so forth. On this basis, we narrow down to just the 64 hexagram techniques.
The standard XKDG 玄空大卦 structure is to align Dragon Mountain Facing Water 龍山向水 to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清 by virtue of Dragon matching Facing, Mountain matching Water in the combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Once you achieve these sacred combinations, it is deemed that Qi is able to communicate. Some school uses the period number called period luck whereas other uses the XuanKong 玄空 5 elements.
In this case, Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升 – 1-6 HeTu combo DaGua element or combo-10 period luck, Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困 4-6 combo-10 DaGua element or 8-8 same period luck. Shouldn’t it be prosperous? How come it does not work that way?
Some may say that because these hexagram comes from different families, therefore they are not able to communicate? In the market driven teaching, the idea of Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 has many interpretations. One approach is to employ JinFang BaGong Gua 京房八宮卦 as the point of departure. In this approach, Bi 賁, WuWang 無妄, Sheng升 and Kun 困 are all from different families. Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Gen, Li and Kun. Whereas Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Kan, Dui and Qian. So technically they are not able to communicate. Such cannot be the case.
SANYUAN FLYING STAR APPROACH 三元飛星
This school advocated that one has to first arrange the 8 Gua. This is achieve by having a set of natal chart that correspond to the incoming dragon Qi and outgoing water. Having said so, you will derive the mountain and facing stars based on the natal chart. If the mountain or the facing star correspond to the period star in the manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same, it means to say there is Qi connection to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清.
Based on this case, the element number of sitting Gua should match sitting star and facing Gua should match facing star as in the same manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Unfortunately, the facing Gua cannot be established because the facing star do not have any active connection with the period Qi. That explain as to why this property is not favorable in terms of monetary gain… However, there are other possible means that is beyond the scope of this paper.
Foremost, the saying that landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假,理气无真 has its merits. When we said landform do not lie it simply means to say, landform is recognizable and shall be the first thing to be considered. Formula do not necessary tells the truth simply means to say, the true application of formulas are seldom readily available and it has to be employed correctly with the landform. The above case demonstrated that it fails on both counts of landform and formulas. Even with formulas, the XKDG 玄空大卦 that is known in the masses may not necessary be the real applications. It fails in many counts. Similarly so with the commonly known Shen’s Flying Star 沈氏玄空飛星 techniques. What we learn from books and knowledge out there are a small fragment of the corpus of knowledge, sad to say often biased towards false techniques.
Landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假, 理气无真 is only the first limb. What comes after is that both SanHe and SanYuan have their very own unique method for LuanTou 巒頭 and LiQi 理氣. Landform within cannot devoid of Formula, Formula within cannot devoid of Landform 巒頭中不離理氣, 理氣中不離巒頭. The question remains as to why would the LoShu period star takes flight based on the direction of the incoming dragon and not any arbitrary Qian palace and why would you want to build up the facing and mountain stars based on the Period star instead?
SANYUAN NINE STARS METHODOLOGY 三元九星法
Calling for interest to overseas students to master the ancient Chinese knowledge that has been kept only for the selected few. SanYuan regards as one of the oldest and most respective school of FengShui predating XuanKong and has been around for thousands of years. SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is a FengShui system under the SanYuan School and regard as a fast, effective and powerful technique that has a complete system of Heaven, Earth and Man on its own. Perhaps you may have heard of the popular XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and think it is the same subject, this is absolutely WRONG! The SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is the original, the oldest and mother of all other so-called flying stars systems. It yields 30 times more effective than XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and produce the results in hours, however it is difficult to master and but easy to apply.
This is an advanced Chinese Metaphysics course in SanYuan FengShui – Nine Stars System that will turn you into a professional FengShui practitioner in days. Imaging if you could harness you own destiny with the power of natural energy [Qi] and turning every next step into success with the ancient Chinese “San Yuan” knowledge. In a short span of 5 days, you will be amazed by the amount of knowledge, theories, applications and case studies throughout the course.
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.
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.
This is an article written about FengShui case study. It is based on observation and information derived from all the open sources from the internet. No personal insult is intended. If there is any factual error, we stand to correct it accordingly. Refrain from reading if you find this disturbing.
FENGSHUI CANOPY 天篷
A FengShui canopy In Sydney, the Star City Casino has made headlines when the project commenced with designing and relocating the new glazed facade ‘front door’, the entrance of the Casino reoriented to face the harbour as well as the construction of a 48 metre glass façade. This was followed by work on enhanced gaming areas, refurbishment and extension of the retail arcade and a new five-star hotel -The Darling. The 12 level, 171 room The Darling, the first five Star hotel to be built in Sydney in the past 10 years.
In Sydney, the Star City Casino has added a "FengShui canopy" as part of a $760 million redevelopment. In another article, it states that “Justin Brooks says the project's engineers and designers, Yuanda, employed a FengShui expert to sign off on the canopy before it was built at TripleNine’s purpose-hired workshop”. It costs, $1.4 million and a tagline – “While the elements of FengShui can’t be guaranteed to produce financial fortune in The Star’s casinos, the stainless steel canopy is certain to maintain its appeal for decades to come.”, as quoted by Australian Stainless, issue 52.
Guess who is the FengShui expert? In howardchoy.wordpress.com it states that "Harbour-side facade of the new Star Hotel and Casino in Sydney Australia, open in September 2011. We (ar-qi-tektur Berlin) worked as the FengShui consultants for this project". Congratulation Howard…
How is the Star Casino been doing lately? It was reported that, “VIP Asian gamblers playing their favoured game of baccarat and placing bets of up to $500,000 a hand, beat the house in the first half of 2016, stripping The Star of nearly $80 million in profits. Chief executive Matt Bekier said it was simply bad luck for the casino operator and he was confident the house would get back to winning ways.”, quoted smh.com.au. Wealth leakages? How can that be with the FengShui canopy? Simply mind boggling after spending $1.4 million with a FengShui expert to sign off…
WEALTH LEAKING SHA FORMATION 漏財煞
The building is tapping into a Yang formation – simply a Big Mistake. The newly minted glass façade in nine stars formation of water star, representing wealth simply do not means anything. With a huge lobby and the escalators that simply escalates the draining of wealth into the bay. That is the most significant Qi leakages you can find. It is a simple landform 101 theory, nothing complicated. Just don’t quite understand how a FengShui expert would sign off such as his masterpiece? Simply mind boggling after spending $1.4 million with a FengShui expert to sign off… By the way, can anyone explain how the FengShui canopy helps to contain Qi in this instances would? Any “Hua Jie” 化解, “lioajie” 了解, “fenjie” 分解 or correlative thinking apply to such?
WITHOUT THE BLACK TURTLE - 29022012
Knew of a Mall in KL which used to suffer from low traffic. The owner flew in a master from HongKong with the fee of USD100,000. Yes, not only Taiwanese master can do the trick. All that he has suggested was to locate a retail unit in front of the main entrance facing the huge car park. The rest was history. The anchor tenant changes hand with a big name. Traffic increased by many folds. New extension was required for the new wing as the current threshold is maximized. What a miracle! A closer investigation revealed that the YinYang is in order. The spirits have arrived at the correct location. Speaking in terms of DaGua, it is said to be YiGua ChunChing 一卦純清, minus the door tilting and fighting SanSha, definitely. Want to know more? Postscript: Where is the Green Dragon, White Tiger and more importantly, Black Turtle? Is it a fallacy that all building must have a solid mountain as its back to fulfil the 4 guardians paying attention principles? Think about it...
THIS MALL FAILS BIG TIME, WHY? - 22012014
Award winning architecture. Big time FengShui failure. Why?
1. Cutting Feet
2. Wrong Entrance
3. Pulling Nose
Need XKDG or YangGong Fa to verify? No need la.....
TROPIKA MENIFESTO - 22052012
This is a Mall straddle between the NKVE highways, designed to be a stop over whenever commuters are stuck in the peak hour traffic jam. Good in theory but since its inception, it suffers from lack of human traffic just like the other case of Re-Publika. Undergone some makeover especially on the main entrance. Nothing extraordinary, besides crafting of the entrance, a row of water features were added and believed it, it gets better by the day, although Qi distributions on the internal still far from ideal compared to the suburb Mall, we talked about previously. Yes blame it to the strong ShaQi emitting from the highways. Imagine, the entire fate of the mall depends on the main door but in many cases, the corrective measures does not involve door tilting. Just a rectification of the immediate bright hall would do justice.
Whoever master that come to tell you that there is such thing called LuanTou 巒頭 school and LiQi 理氣 school, they confirmed to know nuts about FengShui. Both SanHe and SanYuan have their very own unique method for LuanTou 巒頭 and LiQi 理氣. This very phrase is taken from the preface of Snow Heart Classic 《雪心赋》. A typical doctrine under the lineage of 蝨母仙. Think about it...
One FengShui connoisseur from Vietnam shared a murder case as his basis of XuanKong analysis based on the school of WuChang Pai 無常派. With unfortunate cases like this, it is highly unlikely to do a prediction based on whatever LoShu chart we have. The most we could only do a post-diction, see if it does correspond to the numbers in the LoShu chart, the WuChang 無常 way…
FAN FUYIN 反伏吟
According to the treatise of WuChang Pai 無常派, a sudden death event occurred in a family is highlighted via what is probably known as FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 within the LoShu chart. Yin 吟 is siren, ought to have sounded in giving a life and death warning to the inhabitants.
FuYin can be understood as Repeated Siren, it is liken to someone repeating the same warning to you again and again in an annoying manner and it is considered to be greatly inauspicious. That happens when the mountain or facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. The numbers may repeat the flying pattern of the LuoShu numbers in any palace.
FanYin 反吟 is short for Fan FuYin 反伏吟 or Opposite to Repeated Siren. Some teacher takes this as auspicious because it is supposed to be the reverse of FuYin. However, it is truly inauspicious because in any palace the numbers (Mountain or Facing number with the Luoshu number) added up to 10 and this happens when the Mountain or Facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. Beyond a superficial level, you will also see that it don’t make sense at all, as a combination of 10 should always be beneficial, but why not for this instances? What is the catch? The caveat is in this term - Fan FuYin 反伏吟 whereby when a FuYin occurred, it may also come together with its reversal, thus its double whammy. It doesn’t really make sense in terms of the stars but it truly make sense in terms of DaGua.
FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 usually denotes deathly events and if the structure is not timely or broken and does in any manner conform to the natal chart, its malignant effects are great. In many books on this subject, the most fear after FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 is the facing, because the Qi mouth of a house is usually located at the facing. However, as the saying goes, water governs wealth, mountain governs health, it cannot deny that an occurrence of FuYin 伏吟 or FanYin 反吟 at the sitting instead of facing, gives the more detrimental effects to the inhabitants in terms of health matter.
FAN FUYIN APPLICATION
THE LITMUS TEST - CASE FACT
A murder case, happened in North Vietnam at early morning 24th September 2016. The house was built and moved-in in 2015. The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees.
Upon moving in: -
Googlemaps revealed that the location is far from superior as it is located within the basin known in geography as the island of the ox-bow. Landform liked this has very little Qi, thus a broken structure. Its location having rivers at both sides, with the rear river closest indicating the front may have been higher with the back low. In XuanKong 4 structures this is known as backward riding the dragon or up the mountain down the water structure, where the sitting star may not be that strong after all.
PAILONG AIXING 排龍挨星
The house was built and moved-in period 8. A period 8 chart with sitting Yin and facing Shen is constructed. The facing palace comprises of the period star 5, facing star 2# and sitting star 8#. 2#-8# combination 10 at facing. Wouldn’t such be great? Unfortunately, this natal chart of the house also called, arranging the dragon 排龍 of the house has nothing to reveal as it has no FuYin. Better still, sitting star 8# that is timely meeting facing star 2# that is untimely will violate the entire benevolent of the timely star? Mind boggling… Perhaps, the sitting timely star 8# arriving at the facing violate the cardinal rule that the “mountain dragon god shall not go down the river, 山上龍神不下水，水里龍神不上山, 青囊序，Mountain on top Dragon God don’t come down to water, Water within Dragon God don’t go up the mountain, (QingNan Xu). Therefore, the timely 8# sitting star has been violated and rendered useless…
When we plot in the annual 2016 star - #2 arriving at the centre, appear before us is a FuYin 伏吟 chart. The annual star and sitting star are in FuYin 伏吟 formation for all the 9 palaces. We shall check if indeed it is a FuYin 伏吟 formation at the facing.
There is a second test to see if indeed it is a real FanYin 反吟. This is through AiXing 挨星. Facing has 8#-8# Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua. Based on Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua, we have Dui WeiZe Gua 兑为泽 Gua as its FanYin Gua and Zhen WeiLei Gua 震为雷 as its FuYin Gua. Given house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees, none of the AiXing 挨星 falls within the FanYin nor FuYin. Yet, there are people killed! The above said description failed the litmus test… miserably.
ONE ROOM ONE TAIJI 一物一太極
Perhaps, we may look at the individual room itself before we come to any conclusion…
ON THE OTHER HAND
The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees are very close to a small DE under the 72D rings based on YangGong methodology. It already foretell issues related to bloodshed. A good theory, must consistently without failed proved to show result even by the method of reverse engineering. In this instances, it has showcased that FanFu Yin can only be applied to one room, one TaiJi applications. Beyond that it seems that the theory faulted in many areas. This is only one attempt based on a popular known so called WuChang Pai 無常派 applications. How about the rest of the XuanKong derivatives such as MiaoPai 妙派 and so forth?