Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reading the Entire Lots…

Many times, queries were poured in with lengthy explanations that the moment you read the last sentence, you would have forgotten the first message. Miraculously, the no holds bar, magical Xuan Kong could just do the trick, if you are too lazy to uncluttered the clutter ness.

For instances, the following case: -

“…The North brings the 7 annual per flying star where the pond/water fall is. It was installed probably more than 5 years ago, from the natal chart, the sitting and facing stars are 4 and 9 respectively, and the annual 7-flying star couldn't be the problem could it? They love having koi fish to enjoy their bright colors, but I am sure if the pond should be closed down to get a better luck, they'll do it. With that said, next year the annual 6 flying star will be there, so that'll be ok right? From my limited knowledge, I think there should no harm keeping it there (it's at the very edge of the Northern sector). However, I note that there is only one way to view the pond, that is through a double leafed full size window (around probably 4 meters total width, 2.5 meters height) standing in the North East corner of the living room looking to the East. Don't know if that is of significance or not, but I think the opening to the pond is quite small…

…I neglected to mention that there is huge pine tree (probably close to 8 meters height) in the house's front yard. If we take a perpendicular line from the main door's right hinge looking out it is right on the line about 7-8 meters in front of the main door. So probably hits the door from the E3 direction if we stand at the main door. Apparently, this tree in the yard has been there for close to 15 years thus the size; it used to be 1 meter in height when they first planted it. Could this be the problem all along? It doesn't shade the house too much, so I don't think it is the yin main door problem….

…But basically, their income has been declining significantly, not to such extent that they are struggling to make ends meet because they had quite a saving from the period before. However, the set back has been significant enough recently that they have had to pull back on a lot of expenses they didn't use to need think about. New Business Projects they venture into almost all failed in the end some due to false information, some due to bad partners, some just plain bad luck. These sap away quite a bit of their cash. Health wise, someone in their family is always sick (nothing major, things like flu, cold, sore throat. illness of that sort) - could be the annual 2 flying star…”

Ah, do we need to go through it entirely? There is a technical term called “graftifications” in the Architectural terminology. It means grafting meanings out of a series of random graphics, text, pictures, models and so on without the necessity to reasons it up logically, but the desire effects are to produce some logical deductions that matched the conventional framework of knowledge. Whereas in metaphysical form, it means plucking Guas, not from the environment but the message.

Saying so, I got the followings, #1-7, reading in context of period 7 with 1 water, glittering metals, timely and sparkling manifesting the ability to create wealth without the necessities to check on the fundamentals. The ability to promote and influence are norms of the day. #4-9, with crops growing healthily with ample sun from the South is indeed auspicious for the health aspect. Again, #1-6, among others the head of the family is bringing back the dough. #2-5, in context of 4, which I reserve to comment. Come period 8, #3-8, reading in context of period 8 with woods on mountaintop, fundamental is the order of the period and whatever built without the firm foundations are in the brink of collapsing resulting in New Business Projects they venture into almost all failed in the end some due to false information, some due to bad partners. Here the 3 is read as an officer or a ghost, depending on the scenario. Optimistically speaking, it should be a learning lesson for the entire household. #7-8, scarring of the mountain surface, no big deal on the wealth and health, probable bruises, flu and cough. If it is not kept notice, then it will lead to #1-5 in the context of 1, contaminations that may lead to calamities, if unfavorable.

Deciphering Gua from the given context is one task, remedy the situation is another. Again, is quite draining to go on, maybe another day…

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Money Could Engage The Ghost To Toil For You

Pondering back the theory of 5 Ghost Transporting Treasure (5GTT), it has a threefold applications namely greater external, external and interior. It has a funny name indeed, for you need to locate the 5 ghosts. Failing so, one may need to call in the Ghost Buster, instead. But where the hell is the ghost?

The basis of this 5GTT, has its root in the Assistant Star Transformation Water Method (ASWM), which stipulates that water should exit in the Lien Zheng position, or coupled with mountain in the Lien Zheng, according to the Pai Long method, with incoming in the Ju Men positions. Coincidentally, these methods share a common platform that is Wandering Gua Transformation. So common that it has its genesis with the 8 mansions techniques which also known as major wandering 8 tri-gram.

This is where the term 5 Ghost is located. Apply only in the interior; one will notice that via the Wandering Gua Transformation is array between the 8 mansions and 3 Auspicious 6 elegance (3A6E), also known as minor wandering 8 tri-gram, the 5 Ghost location in 8 mansions matched the Ju Men location in the 3A6E, where water placement is warranted to activate the 5 Ghost. Correspond to such, the Huo Hai position in 8 mansions matched the Lien Zheng position of ASWM, where mountain or huge furniture must be positioned. Aligning back the facing of the door adjacent to the sitting of the interior, one has successfully install the 5GTT in the interior.

Saying thus, one may also wonder, since ASWM is a SanHe formula and 8 mansions, some claimed to be of SanYuan origin, how could these methodology crossed paths? Perhaps the Chinese saying has its merit that is money could engage the Ghost to toil for you.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Monday, December 3, 2007

Contradiction Between Four Major Water Mouth And Assistant Star Water Method

A gentleman poured over his query as the followings: -

“…While trying to compare these two methods one may face the contradictions. In Ba Lu Huang Quan methodology it is said that it is disastrous to have for instance outgoing water at DING or GENG while facing KUN, in the same time the Fu Xing Shui Fa appoints Po Jun Star at DING while facing KUN and it is said that outgoing water in this case is auspicious. How would you explain this…”

I presumed this is a problem when the formula is taught in piecemeal. Upon looking into the query itself, 2 methods stem out. Firstly we had the so-called eight roads of destruction (8RD) (Ba Lu Huang Quan), an offset of the principle SanHe Four Major Water Mouths. Lastly, the Assistant Star Water Method (ASWM) (Fu Xing Shui Fa), that stem out from the Assigning the Dragon (Water) based on Gua Transformation coupled with the 3 Auspicious, 6 Elegances (3A6E) are the basis of as above, so below principle, of assigning the 24 heavenly star unto the 24 mountains. These are 2 entirely different method from 2 entirely different school of taught within the SanHe fraternity.

The Old School, Grand Master Yang Jun Song, also called YangGong Gu Fa, propagated the Four Major Water Mouth (4MW) techniques as a complete system based on the solar inclination affecting the movements of earth and water ways. This is the basis that the Earth Ring and the Heaven Ring were included in deploying such methodology. Later variation and simplification on this method into 8RD, proven to be a fallacy.

For instance, facing Kun with outgoing water mouth at Ding and Geng. A wood frame structure with Birth at Qian, Prosperous at Jia and Grave at Ding. Taking reverse, we had facing Kun as facing Death. A violation of 4MW. However, if outgoing water mouth at Kun (Repose), with facing at Ding (Death) or Geng (weakening), one will notice that Facing Geng with water exiting at Kun does not violate the 4MW. Such reverse engineering proves that the 8RD deemed to have been a fallacy.

The New School, Ge Fa, Grand Master Lai Bu Yi, also called YangGong Xin Fa, propagated that the asterism has a great influence to the land formation and watercourses. This became the basis of as above the sky, so below the landforms are the manifestation of the stars. An additional ring called the Human Ring was in paced to measure the embrace. Saying thus, the assignment to stellar constellations were grouped into star streams and assigned to the 24 mountains based on these streams of star. Notably the terms 3 auspicious were born, coupled with the related Najia, thus derived the 6 elegances. With this concept, encapsulated unto the Gua transformation, there derived what is known as the (minor) wandering 8 Tri-grams, or Di Mu Fan Gua Jiu Xing Fa, used to measure stars within the embrace or Ge Long Fa. A complementary system employing the same concepts were deployed for water method that start from the assistant star and was called Assistant Star Water Method.

No doubt, some claimed that the new school has its fallacy, for example, we know that the universe is ever expending and the positions of these stars are not static. Therefore, the theoretical framework based on as above, so below does not hold the test of time and probably it is a forced method deploy by Bazi expert to measure the earth.

Coming back to the query and let say, sitting Gen and facing Kun with water outgoing in Ding and Geng. In Najia, Dui received Ding and Zhen received Geng, Dui is Por Jun and Geng is Lien Zheng. Water outgoing at these positions are considered auspicious.

On this basis, we note that there is a contradiction between the findings using 4MW and ASWM, both SanHe methodologies, for reasons that the basic principles are indeed different. Choosing between the 2 methods, I may only recommend the use of 4MW to establish a spot in relative to ASWM to gauge the general auspiciousness of the entire site in question.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Grand Master Yang's Green Satchel Commentaries

Kun Ren Yi Wen Qu from the Head;

Gen Bing Xin, Every one is Lian Zheng;

Xun Geng Gui, all are Wu Qu postions;

Qian Jia Ding Tan Lang comes all the way.

Kun Ren Yi also referred to its double mountain of Shen Zi and Chen. Wen Qu (Literary Arts) is water element, thus referring to water frame structure of the 4 major water mouths, with birth at Kun Shen, prosperous at Ren Zi and Grave at Yi Chen. Gen Bing Xin also referred to its double mountain of Yin Wu and Xu. Lian Zheng (Chastity) is fire element, thus referring to fire frame structure of the 4 major water mouths, with birth at Gen Yin, prosperous at Bing Wu and Grave at Xin Xu. Xun Geng Gui also referred to its double mountain of Si You and Chou. Wu Qu (Military Arts) is metal element, thus referring to metal frame structure of the 4 major water mouths, with birth at Xun Si, prosperous at Geng You and Grave at Gui Chou. Qian Jia Ding also referred to its double mountain of Hai, Mao and Wei. Tan Lang (Greedy Wolf) is wood element, thus referring to wood frame structure of the 4 major water mouth, with birth at Qian Hai, prosperous at Jia Mao and Grave at Ding Wei. These verses established the water structure to be met in accordance to the principle of 3 separations and 3 harmonies of the bright halls. These structures are used to establish facing. The real test is when these principles is to be applied in the Luopan.

Left-turning as Yang, from Zi and Chou to Xu and Hai;

Right-truning as Yin, from Wu and Si to Shen and Wei.

Female and Male, to marry in Xuan Kong;

Male and Female, to find in Xuan Kong Gua.

This 2nd verses established how the assignment of the 12 stages of growth and weakening Qi are to be positioned. Mountain Ranges are Yang Dragon (Male). It takes a clockwise reading of the 24 mountain from the Luopan from Zi mountain to Chou mountain and subsequently all the way to Xu mountain and Hai mountain. This is corresponds to the Yang aspect of measuring the sequence of the sun paths through the rotation of the earth. The reverse is applied to Yin Water (Female), taking anticlockwise from reading of the 24 mountain from the Luopan from Wu mountain to Si mountain and subsequently all the way to Shen mountain and Wei mountain. The water always follow the mountain range, thus liken to the wife following the husband. The Burial Classic dictated that, follow the range to its terminus, meaning when the dragon stops, water will find its way to blend in. The canopy will be opened up with embraces on both sides and bright hall emerged at the front boundary by the table mountain. This is where the external Qi (Dragon) meets the Internal Qi (Water) resulting in the intercourses of Yin and Yang, the basis for the birth of Shen Qi. This point of birth is the Mysterious Subtleties. The intercourses are to be found at the spot of Mysterious Subtleties. These seeds of birth may be referred to water and fire. In this case the sun, allowing only with the existence of the sun, Fengshui could be carried out, with it absent, it must be abstained.

Mountain and Water, one must understand the theory;

Water and Mountain,

concerns in-auspiciousness with auspiciousness.

To understand Xuan Kong, everything is within the 5 Elements;

knowing these methods, no need to find Na-Jia.

The third verse established the precedent that water and mountain formulas cannot be applied as a stand-alone technique. These techniques need to be understood. Meanings the elements of the mountain dragon that comes must match with the element of the spot confines by the same element of the water frame as an entirety, not separated, to facilitate the smooth flow of Qi. When this principle, often regarded as pure yin pure yang principle is achieved, then auspiciousness will be harnessed, otherwise inauspiciousness may arise. The foundation of these mysterious subtleties is within these 5 elements. Understanding the applications of these, one may not necessary to receive the stems from the eight directions, meaning the 8 directions may not necessary confined to an element per se, but the entirety of the 5 elements existed in every 8 directions.

Dian dian dao, 24 Mountains have Treasure;

Dao dao dian, 24 Mountains have Fire Pit.

The Golden Dragon,

Longitude and Latitude even though come with different meaning,

Does it move or does it not move,

all depend on the Master of Fengshui to apply.

In the reverse order, all the 24 mountains have auspicious spot and inauspicious spots. The question is where? The exact points of the 12 earthly branches mountains contained the death and emptiness line, the ultimate fire pit. The remaining sub sectors are usable dependable on the incoming Qi element that was brought in by the mountain (Golden Dragon), all entirely depends on the common objectives that were sought after, referring to the subject of burial’s Nayin. If the elements are compatible, it is the treasure otherwise the fire pit, rest upon the skill of the practitioner in applying such principle.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oral Transmission of Knowledge

Oral transmission of knowledge (known also as the oral tradition) has been in existence since time immemorial. In the Indian civilization, to be accurately put, the Vedas tradition, oral traditions of the holy scriptures into verses, songs and chants are very common to an extend that it is blend into a compositions of bodily language of dances and yoga positions, make known only to upper strata of societies of Bhramin and Kastriya. These sanctities of knowledge is to be upheld with dignities and must not be tainted at all cost. When these verses of the Vedas were put into writing, it was again fully encrypted that only accessible by the trained Bhramin.

The Buddhist traditions sharing the same continent of existence with the Hindu, shares the same similarities. The teachings of the Buddha were remained in the oral transmission prior to the 3rd Shangha (Monks) Council held 300 odd years after passing of the Buddha (PariNibbana), in Sri Lanka (Part of India) by the patronage of King Asoka. During the first council, the entire teachings were recited by weeks if not months by a huge retinue of monks from the various corners of the continent in chants. Most of it started with the phrase “Evam Me Suttam” (Thus have I heard…) as recollected by Arahat Ananda. Similar encounters happened to the second council. A small group of Dhamma Duta (Ambassador of the Buddha’s teaching) were sent Northward into the Himalayas of Tibetan Regions, thus establishing the Northern traditions of Mahayana. These groups are more advanced, as they had already put into writing the oral teaching. The Buddhist inherited this oral transmission. Further evolution of such practices is notable in the Japanese and Korean Zen traditions.

Dao is more pertinent in such manner as the opening statement of LaoTze in the DaoDeChing dictates the Dao, which is expressed, is not the eternal Dao. It is a fact that the entire Chinese frame of mind is a composition of the trinity of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. These roots had again been manifested in the Chinese 5 arts and Metaphysics is one of them. Therefore how could it be devoid of the oral traditions? Refusing such a fact means starting it all over again, tabula – rasa. Classical Chinese Metaphysics are vested in such a tradition. It would have been called New Age Metaphysics if the latter is the order of the day. My concerns are if the any Academy of Chinese Metaphysics refused to acknowledge thus, it will be a pity of its founder in championing the course of demystifying Chinese Metaphysics from object placement to apparel adornment in the name of Fengshui is nothing but a hypocrite.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Case Study of The Water Mouth - Part 2

1st principle, enter mountain look for water mouth, WM at Xun/Si (Extinct), Water Frame Structure of Shen, Zi, Chen (Kun, Ren Yi). Left turning, having incoming water from Kun/Shen (Birth) and Geng/You (Bath), meets at bright hall towards the right side of the Semi D. Water conforms to the 4 Major water mouth stucture, with proper incoming (military arts) and exit (rewards). The quality of the bright hall is slightly off, lack of bracing with a bunglow that acted as the table mountain, leaking QI.

2nd principle, establishing facing, siting Ding Chou (Water), facing double mountain Ding/Wei (nurture), also correspond to the water structure. Could not established the spot and the incoming dragon. Assuming it is conform to the dragon and water principle, with the water sitting in the water frame structure, the house is able to tap into the water frame QI.

However, this house sits on a water structure with water exiting to Xun Si direction which is good. The incoming Kun Shen water is actually a good water, however, it's hitting directly into the Ren Zi sector of the External Ming Tang which happens to be a prosperous sector. 2004 Shen year activated the San He, Shen Zi Chen, and caused financial problem to the previous owner with Shen YOB.

Furthermore, the health problem of the present owner was also due to the Kun Shen water hitting the Ren Zi sector of the External Ming Tang. Ren Zi is part of Kan Gua. Cervical cord and urinary track are both of water element and can be considered as part of Kan Gua. Hence, we can expect problem relating to Kan Gua at certain point in time. According to a Yi Jing book by a famous Taiwanese master, both neck and kidney can be considered as part of Xu DiZhi. 2006 was Xu year while Sep'06 was Xu month and Nov'06 was Zi month. Pls remember that there was an extra 7th month in 2007. Hence, Sep'06 activated the neck problem while Nov'06 activated the renal problem.

Xuan Kong answer will be in installation 3...

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Case Study of The Water Mouth - Part 1

My fellow Feng Shui pal from the SanHe school has posted the following question: -

This one is a double-storey semi-detached house with gardens in front, on the left-hand side and at the back.

1. Facing Wei and sitting Chou (Ding Chou to be a little more precise)

2. Small hill at the back with bungalows on top

3. Lower ground infront

4. Directly opposite is a bungalow with a road next to it

5. That road slopes gently from Kun Shen towards the house on the right-hand side

6. The road in front slopes gently from right (Geng You) to the left

7. Sorry, no picture attached.

8. There're 3 mountain ranges in the Kun Shen and Geng You directions

9. The water mouth is at Xun Si

10. The previous owner bought the house in 1990 and ran into financial problem in 2004

11. Present owner bought that house in 2005, renovated it and moved-in in 2006

12. Present owner sufferred spinal stenosis, anterior posterior compression of cervical cord in Sep'06

13. Present owner was admitted to hospital for renal stone problem in Nov'06

14. The whole front portion upstairs is the master bedroom where the previous and present owners sleep

Questions :

1. What could have caused the previous owner to run into financial problem in 2004?

2. What could have caused the present owner to have spinal stenosis, anterior posterior compression of cervical cord in Sep'06? 3. What could have triggered the renal stone problem in Nov'06?

Well, the answer in SanHe will be in part 2

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Missing Corner, How To Deal With It?

Many times great architectural design will have to be forgone in order to comply to a certain Feng Shui principle, notably, the 4 points gold principle, or the complete sectors house, making a whole lot square box design almost liked the re visit of the modernist industrial liked building ala Bauhaus, Corbusier and Wright. Perhaps also, Feng Shui is modern in that sense.

What happened if a corner is missing? Assuming SouthWest sector is missing. KUN GUA is missing, meanings that the 2 more associated corners are also weaken namely, KAN North and XUN SouthEast. Weaken KAN sectors foretold stressful situation, if not handled may lead to alcoholism and other water related problems. Whereas weaken XUN means financial overspend and problem related to it.

I took the liberty to quote a real case from another forum: -

" ... I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me: I live in a 3rd floor apartment with a big missing sector: My FU WEI, which is the southwest sector. Every attempt to have a stable, fulfilling, nurturing love life has failed for one reason or another since I've lived here I'm also alone a lot, sometimes by choice, but sometimes just feeling isolated and misused... "

My reply was " ... If really it is a missing KUN sector and you are a GUA 2 person, you really have no affinity with the house. It is not only KUN that is affected but KAN and XUN, as well. Among others, KUN is suppose to be nourished but in your case, hollow and you are driven into a state of sunken isolated depression. Another effect of the KAN. Next you may be intoxicated by over consumption of alcohol, we called this contamination of KUN. Financially you may tend to spend more, getting those stuff that you don't really needs. Even career wise it is not growing.Shift by all means otherwise strengthen your west sector - DUI (temporary measure)..."

One may thought what is DUI, west sector has to do with it? This is another so called, secret formula in Xuan Kong known as Patching the Red, or simply calling backed the loosed sector. DUI and KUN has an early heaven establishment, or simply they are meant to gel together as 1 entity. By strengthening the DUI sector by means of human action, DUI is the 7th star in the pantheon of Xuan Kong star chart, notably famous for piercing effect such as a blade in speech or in the lime light liken to jeweleries. In another note, socializing and mixing with people.

So, I continued, " ...KUN GUA can represents many things, you are right to note abt. woman bread winner, motherly but most important of all GROWTH. It is just not this area alone that is affected but, KAN and XUN are the resultants of the missing KUN, among others financial matters quickly depleting (just dunno how much this advisor charge for the dragons?) and water related health problem liked depression that may lead to other things as well. These resultant area needs to be fortified, strengthen by activating the right QI. So that KUN, which is missing can be drawn back. This may be done in this manner, 2-7. DUI related activities or in the DUI sector. Talk to other people more. Socialized, communicate, open up, cheer up, spend more time in the lime light, activate the 7# (but must be careful), among others these are DUI related matters. Hopefully things will be better of. Cheers..."

Her feedback are as the followings:

"...Wanted to tell you that I'm definitely going to try activating the sector(s) that directly draw the KUN sector back in. Your advice was helpful in every way. Also, I've gotten out and been more social/gregarious over the past month, following a few peoples' advice, and things have really really changed for the better in those previous areas of concern!! Thanks again for your insight!..."

In conclusion, it is not so big deal if one has a missing corner. The award winning Architectural Design can stayed, all that is needed is to compensate by "Patching the Red".

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Door Versus Gate

It has been quite disturbing some times, to view comments and statements of mockery of that sort arising from some anonymous people who does not have a clue of what Feng Shui is all about. The fact is the complication arise when the deciding factor of which is to use in the alignment process, especially to Masters whom are in favor of door tilting. Both SanHe and SanYuan uses both the door and the gate, with different purpose and intentions.

Gate is utilized when a community is of the concerns. This is true when we look into the establishment of facing in the case of: -

"... using the structure to establish the facing..."

As deployed by most SanHe masters. It is this gate that establish the in coming Qi mouth, in growth, versus the exiting Qi major Qi mouth at grave, establishing prosperous facing, thus making the trinity of growth, prosperous and grave in the SanHe framework. As facing govern wealth, the gate is the first line of entrance before the main door. A concept similar to the notion of three separation by the bright halls and three harmony as stated above. So, it is not really appropriate to jump into conclusion that tilting of the gate is a Grave Mistake, without first make known the method used.

In the case of SanYuan, have one heard of Castle Gate or Castle Door. Indeed it is the Gate, in question and not the door. The Castle Gate application can only be applied when the formation of the embrace squeeze the water exit, known as locking of the water mouth, with the establishment of facing of the house, in this case, the main door, 45 degree from the current prosperous locked water mouth to conform with the Castle Gate theory.

The notion of Qi Mouth in Xuan Kong again is quite different of that in SanHe. Tapping of Qi is from the Gate to the door. In XK, the emphasis is on the container of Qi, that is to say, the confinement of 4 walls with a main opening, the door. The notion of: -

"... Heavenly Heart Moves, 9 Palaces Altered..."

Could only take position within the 4 walls. That make sense for masters who deployed the DaGua method in tilting the door rather then the gate, so that the Gua of the door matches the Gua of the incoming road with the Gua of the mountain or sitting to be of the same family so that none auspicious matter is out of Gua.

Genuine masters of traditional fengshui must take the effort to explain to the public significant facts such as these, before the entire notion of Feng Shui becomes a mockery arising from pure ignorants and greed's. It will be rather a sad affair when notable feng shui practitioner are labeled tau kei by the more veteran one before the method deployed is being investigated throughoutly.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Monday, October 8, 2007

Practice Note On Xuan Kong Fengshui

Yet another course on Xuan Kong Yang dwelling has been completed. Is there anything exceptionally exciting from the course that the book by any oriental bookshop could not offer, I guess there must be, otherwise it just does not worth the course fee of USD2,000.00. The major item are the definition of 2 sitting star in the flying star chart. Yes, 2 sitting star instead of the normal 1 sitting and 1 facing. Where does this other sitting star comes about, yet the other "facing" star is terminologically called the other sitting star! You read it correctly, indeed. So where is the facing, as the explanation goes that the facing is derived from the facing GUA (hexagram) from the alignment of the Main Door. The conjunction of the both sitting stars, so to speak, that made up the Sitting GUA (hexagram) is made to fly the Loshu path in the 9 palace grid. The others remained status-quo as per the Shen's Classic (Master Shen Xuan Kong School Textbook). These collectively made up the introduction to Xuan Kong Da Gua, secret formula.

Next, the 81 combinations explained in great detail let alone, have to be remembered. Do you need to put these up into memory, let say #1-6 combo, #2-8 combo and so on. A reputable metaphysics researcher has on his web page put it explicitly the meanings of these combinations for free. Just download and memorized. The classic says: "... dragon separated by TWO, GUA derived by THREE portions...", these 3 portions mean the number represents number, GUA images and QI. They meant different things all together. If these were to be compounded into the existing 81 combo, we had 243 combinations to remember. Add the 9 palaces interaction, we had another 2187 combinations. Well that is a lot to remember indeed! The essence is within the 8 GUA images, 10 stems and 12 branches. No secret formula, but the price to pay is USD 4,000.00

It is also timely that an article called, Balancing Theory and Application, has been placed on the Web. Again, my noble question is what is the price to be paid for, in salvaging the interpretation of the classics that has been designed to mislead the uninitiated, or the famous Master Jiang Da Hong's phrase, the will of Heaven must not be disclosed. Pricey indeed, yet we are all chasing for this, so called, secret formula.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Another Fengshui Case Study

I came across a case study posted in another forum that has the following description: -

....A couple lives in an apartment and has 2 small children. Both were born prematurely at 7 month old which involved monetary matters. Could it be cause by Fengshui

Details are as the followings :

1. Elder daughter born in Yr 2000
2. Younger son born in Yr 2004
3. The apt has 20 floors with 6 units on each floor
4. Apt unit and block has the same facing and sitting - facing GUI SI and sitting JI HAI
5. Period 7 - based on both construction & move in dates
6. Watermouth at JIA MAO double mountain
7. Busy road in front sloping from KUN HSEN to JIA MAO double mountain
8. Light traffic residential road behind sloping from GENG YIN to GENG YOU
9. Small pleasant table mountain in front with a college on top
10. Apt block sits on the edge of a small hill
11. Entrance to the apt block is from behind at GENG YOU sector
12. The couple stays on the 3rd floor at unit #5 (unit #1 is at the far left and unit #6 at far right)
13. Units # 2 & 3 seem to be doing quite well. Most of them purchased landed properties and move-out in Yr 2000. They seem to have made money in 1998 & 1999


a) What could have caused the premature deliveries of the babies?
b) Units 2 & 3 seem to be doing quite well especially in 1998 & 1999, why?...

Well just see how to solve this riddle. On a macro scale the water exiting in double mountain SHEN MAO, set out a metal frame structure of SI YOU CHOU, water exiting at repose, Facing SI (growth), in coming from KUN SHEN double mountain officer with the entrance at YOU, metal receiving metal structure QI. This metal frame is producing facing and grow the siting. Conforms to the SanHe principle of 4 major water structure. It is indeed an auspicious building.

As XuanKong is a good method for prediction, the gate grows the entrance and the entrance grows the Wood Floor. Blending all these up in the 9 palaces with the annual, floor and replacing the necessary we had the followings: -

1) Unit #3, HUO WEI JI, Burning soil GUA, support from the masses in 1998, comes 1999, FENG SHAN JIAN, business expanding and making lots of money. The effects of the table mountain, could be a JuMen Mountain, come WU YIN year, fire frame escalating the processes.
2) Unit #2, ZE DI CUI, glittering soil in 1998 make the right connection with the right officers in 1999 TIAN SUI SONG GUA making money from such a connections
3) In the same period of 1998, Unit #5 was endowed with offspring luck but may face hurting the unborn probably due to excavation in SHAN LEI YI GUA location. In 2000 a daughter was born with difficulty due to water related problems as in KAN WEI SHUI GUA surface. The wife has XUN WEI FENG risk of miscarriage. With the entire apartment luck of QIAN WEI TIAN, GENG metal surface, among others implied the possibility of blood related calamities under the blade of the surgeon - cesarean section.
4) Similarly in 2004, DI SUI SHI, giving birth to a son, mother luck SHUI HUO JI JI, fire and water coming together, not sentimental but salvageable. Again, overall house luck of ZE TIAN GUI, with XIN metal protruding, under the influence of the surgeon's blade.

Say what as it may, the general QI to the building is auspicious and therefore the outcome is good.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Monday, September 24, 2007

Almost Losing The Job

I came back to the office from my site meeting, I heard panic in the Architect's room. Apparently, for another project, not of my account, has encountered grave problem at the point of firing the Architect. The Managing Director had called the project Architect and his assistant to meet up. They were shaken and asked me to divine.

I plucked KAN above, LI below. Yes, I said to them, the projects are at the boiling levels, ready to explode. Take cover. Rest assured the job is still ours. Water coming downward and Fire moving upward, blending but may not be too sentimental. It is still a good omen. Just carry on to hear the music.

Indeed, the job is still intact. They were given the last chance to perform. You may have guess rightly that it is the same office I had mentioned earlier in my previous article about poor collection of fee during the holiday seasons.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Site Problem And Astrological Divination

The client called, seeking the fact that the sewer pipe has been clogged on the ground floor. The contractor is shaking his head as he reluctant to look for the clogged portion, knowing well that it has been cast. Want a quick fix, I asked the contractor.

I drawn up an astrological chart (BAZI) for that day. It is almost liken to an intestinal problem for a human being. The earth problem. Clogged at QIAN area, I instructed him to dig the NW area. Early heaven location for QIAN, LI, South might also have the problem, sewer waste leaking. Notice there is a contamination between GUI water and JI earth at the branch at the day pillar.

True enough in the South, the base supporting the sewer joint is not properly supported and when the soil consolidated above, it pressed the weaken joint apart resulting in the soil or rather mud sips in clogging the bend at NW portion of the house. Compounded by some concrete waste buried underground, the sewer waste simply got stuck!

The contractor is happy that he doesn't have to excavate everything. I am furious that he did a lousy job at the laying of the sewer pipe before the cast of the ground level at the expense of my fellow clerk of work's supervision. Indeed I had a bad day with him. Double confirmed, it was indeed my most unlucky day in my astrological chart.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Taken For A Ride Lately

I came to know of a Lady, whom is very concerned of her youngest son. The Master advised her that in her son's astrological chart, is indeed too cold and in needs to be warm up, otherwise, he will not lived to his teenage. Next, the son may also be the cause of death to his father. When some one say this to you, what will be your next reaction?

He continues, there is a way out. You will need to seek out proper consultation to have an answer. She paid for the astrological consultation, amounted to about USD1,500.00, to be advised the followings: -

1) The son is a Yang Blade Structure, countering the father. Need to let his son to be adopted away!
2) Move to the South, maybe Australia. Needs the help of the Sun.
3) The seed of the problem is the ancestral grave. Got to reburial.

Confused and saddened by the consultation she seeks the blessing of her family to do the advised. With sheer objections, her father-in-law made the following ultimatums: -

1) Relocating the old tomb in China is a huge undertaking. Reburial is inviting a mess of inconveniences. He (FIL) has lived past his 80 years, with many children. If the ancestral grave is a problem, he might had reunited with his ancestral long ago and will not lived this old enough to give such an ultimatum. If she would want to pursue this course of relocation any further, kindly consider after his passing away, his remain be buried in an auspicious spot to counter the so called inauspicious ancestral grave. He may not have many years to live.
2) As for his grandson, he is ready to adopt him as his own son. Why giving it away for the purpose of warming his astrological chart? Might as well, put him above the stove?
3) He is in doubt, where he\is daughter-in-laws get the advice from. Ultimately it is sheer, nonsense.

Being objected by her family members, she seek me out for a second opinion. I recommended another Master who collected USD0 for his advice. He unreservedly shown her how the chart to be read and reassured that the followings: -

1) Do not give up the child.
2) It is nurtured over nature. Brings up the boy correctly. Educate him.
3) Discipline him and not pampered him, as the mother would. Let him know the value of money.
4) He is afraid of the father, it is good indeed. Some one will need to do the dirty work.

My goodness, why a reading so diversely made from the Masters coming from the same academy, she confessed. She later realized that she had been taken for a ride.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Scale Of Minimum Fee - The Two Perspectives

In the professional arena, fee or remuneration as a consideration for a service rendered is a must, in regardless of its form, must it be concealed in a red packet or not, as a matter of traditions. If one practice the art of Fengshui as a profession, this sort of remuneration is a must, although the meanings of professionalism is quite daunting in two counts. One, there must be a set of ethic that is self regulated and self governed, meanings you are answerable to yourself, if not then to the community practicing these forms of art. Secondly, you are expected to have a sufficient training or at least a minimum skill acknowledged by the community of practitioners of these forms of art, putting your client before self. Saying such, it is almost equivalent to the practice of Architecture as a profession, in view that both Fengshui and Architecture is related to the realm of human habitation in which we lived and die in.

The practice of Architecture in the world is generally governed by the UIA (Union of International Architect) Accord that will lay the foundations for their respective Board of Architects, regionally or locally, to govern the registration and the practice of Architecture as a profession. All registered Architects are self regulated on this count. Although some may equate that Architecture is only second to the oldest surviving profession in the world, the profession of Fengshui Master, on the other hands, existed since the founding father of the ancient China walks the Earth. Since then there is no governing bodies until now. Yet this profession has lasted till today.

Fengshui, subset to the recognition of features and formations, is the least important art in the Chinese 5 arts, although the role it plays is the third in the formations of first faith, second destiny and third Fengshui in lives of every Chinese born beneath Heaven. Similarly to that, it is classify as a Fire Industry governed by the will of heaven. and thus the notion of "thou shall not leak the heaven's will" remained as a self governing principle that only the deserves one shall learn and practiced. That is the reason, practitioners of the Chinese 5 arts do not simply reveal their readings unnecessarily liken to a hobby. On top of that, the principle of the 3 principles of moral values, where monetary self indulgence is not of paramount important, be the guiding ethical principle, failing to adhere to may invite heavenly retribution beyond dollar and sense. In the absent of a regulating board, Heaven be the supreme governing entities, that the conscience may have to be responsible to,not anyone else.

Today we heard that Fengshui masters are paid in hefty fees, without question asked whereas Architects are lucky if they were paid the statutory minimum scale of fee, although this scenario should not have happened in the first instance, in theory at least. Why such diverse differentiation, and who should be blame for? Come to think of it, what happened if the Architect himself is the Fengshui Master, the Client for sure will not dare to negotiate his Architect's fee for fear of what he can do, he can also undo.

It has come a point that, the profession of Architecture should incorporate Fengshui Master's 3 morale principles as the followings before he takes up the job: -

1) No affinity don't do. (jokingly, It also means, no ability to pay his fee, don't do)
2) Destroying other peoples auspiciousness, don't do.
3) Breaking your own conscience, don't do.

Kind of thinking of it, it does resonance the consistency of both professions in some ways that one is in the drivers seat the others is in the back seats. Worth pondering on it...

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Friday, September 21, 2007

The 9 Grids And The Heavenly Heart

The Heavenly Heart Shaken, The Nine Palaces Altered...
- GM Zhang

This is a meaningful phrase to me, at least on 2 counts, it had proven its worth. I got a distress called from a relative of some one I knew of, to audit his house. He told me how bad shape he was, met an accident, out of job, depends on his wife for his living, 3 kids to bring up and others... Went there to audit, my first impression was the entire house was cluttered. Really cluttered with boxes of files. His wife was doing book keeping as a part time basis. Needless to say no money to do the extraordinary. Location of the aquarium in the Zhen sector. Among others, I recommended the ordinary thing to do, spring cleaning. Put it in a detrimental tone to him, he expedite the spring cleaning. Given me a token fee, which later I donated to a local temple. 1 week later, the news came. His wife was promoted, gaining 3 times her current salary. Change their car from Kancil to Avanza. Got a new altar for the Gods. This is case number 1.

An associate of mine, operating another architectural practice, recruited myself to join him after a split with his partner in a partnership arrangement. The strength was cut into halves, almost paralyze. Clients are complaining, refusing to pay up their fees. The holidays seasons are around the corner. Future projects are stalled. Being involved, I had but no choice to do something. I organized a Spring Cleaning team, clearing up the cluttered architectural department that happened to be occupying a large proportions of space in the premises. Although with lots of hiccups, the event materialized. The office were paid in time for the festive seasons in FULL. This is case number 2.

For the stars to fly, the heavenly heart must be shaken. That is the secret.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Flying Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Got to know this guy who had his house strike by lightning. He went broke. Flew in his Fengshui Master from Mainland China, drew him the star chart, he stood up again as a millionaire, a year later. Flyingstar must work right?

He throws me the star chart, for his another bungalow. I get my architects to design accordingly. Faxed back to China, vetted and approved. The Master flew down, aligned the door, fixed the water features, collects his fee amounted to about USD30,000, had a sumptuous dinner and flew back, first class. A year later, the house is completed, moves in, bought over a listed company, the rest was history.

What had he done that worth the money? The chart says: -

siting so and so, facing so and so...
water here... or here...
Door here! facing... X degree...
Signed by Master so and so..., on behalf of the Institute of YI studies, PRC... dated so and so...

The rest is up to the architect to interpret. Sweet, simple and juicy. The secret to all Yang Fengshui is the Main Door and the location of water bodies. In the right place, prosperity will be expedite, calamities will be avoided. Where are all the 5 ghost, 6 killing mumbo-jumbo? Does he really need to call in the Ghost-buster to catch it? Does he really needs to reshuffle his furniture monthly to tap into the current prosperous monthly star? No, no, no and no is the answer.

Later, upon further investigation, we noticed that the star chart is just for show. The real "kung-fu" is in the water placement at the Ling Spirit location to expedite wealth. Door location at the KUN palace with the XKDG alignment to the current prosperous GUA. Sitting GUA growing the door, door tapping into the Bright Hall, coagulated by another internal Bright Hall. The shape of the pool correspond to the location of the Door, mutually compliance, supported again by the Huge Gate mountain as the table mountain. Selected a XKDG date that grow the sitting of the house, same to his Life GUA, everything perfect except for one, a peach blossom problem. By the way, he has 7 wives and still counting.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Encounter Of The 8th Kinds

A client of mine dropped by, hand in a piece of information to my Architect which reads: -

4 auspicious location, so and so location. Must have consist of the following spaces...
Husband, this room, son this room, daughter A this room, daughter B this room...
9 equally sized boxes, indicating the location of the door...
Signed by Master so and so, dated so and so, fee charged equivalent to USD 1,000.00...

Excellent indeed. I had a brief. We toiled for weeks, had the layout done. Spatial efficiency compromised for the sake of Fengshui. Took the proposal and speak to the client. She wasn't happy about it. Called up this master so and so, set up a meeting with her.

She explained in clarity her approached in setting up the brief. Indeed her professionalism swelled when she tabled her options to my client, option 1 - filthy rich, do this and this. Option 2 - rich, do this and this, and the scale goes on. Obviously my client pick option 1. She emphasized that our proposal matched option 1 and she shouldn't be upset about it. My conscious tell me, how can she not be so upset about it when she was told to sleep in separate room from her husband, because they were from different GUA? Worst still the master bed room was tugged right to the rear of the house facing a shoddy scenery. Well, lets compromised, she said to my client. It is your affinity to go down the scale...too bad!

Enough is enough, I said. Lets be honest about it, I said. If these couple are not meant for each other how would they be blessed with 3 children, own a plot of land in an up market address and now, she was advised to sleep in different room all because they happened to be of different GUAs, miracle indeed, I asked. I took the opportunity to demonstrate to the master, that in 8 mansions, the container is the host and ,in this case, the would be house. The residents are the guest.

Further, I asked, what is the use of the so called Growing QI if it is located at the XUN palace for a KAN sitting house, as wood will complement wood, mutual. Err... is her answer. Surprisingly to her, I say is just alright. She asked why? I explained that the Growing QI is compatible with the palace. When the palace is protected, the inhabitants of the palace regardless of their GUAs will be protected.

Next, I seek her to explain, the notion of, Earth is the mother of 10 thousand things. What is the conditions. Surprisingly for me, she knows the answer is water to resource, fire to groom. I seek further clarification, then indeed what is 5 ghost and 6 killing to you, pretty bad stuff. Err... is her answer again. Yes indeed, she reaffirmed, pointed to the literature that says so. 6 killing is in QIAN palace, palace producing out to 6 killing, good or bad, palace growing star, star protects the inhabitant? 5 ghost is in GEN palace, earth palace grow by fire star, guest growing host, good or bad? Err...

Forget it, main door at LI palace, opposite of KAN sitting, receiving Heavenly Medicine. Yes she answered. Master bed room door at QIAN sub-sector, GEN location room. Will the GEN room receiving Heavenly Medicine even though GEN room is an earth palace? Err... she pondered. I reaffirmed, not quite because the metal door weaken earth QI. Okay said she, where the hell I get these from, I silence. My turn to pose the same question, she proudly said that from the Best English Speaking Fengshui Master in the Klang Valley. Well I remain silence and pull the client aside.

I asked her, if you continue with these sort of nonsense, I am off, you may get her to draw the building for you. She began to see the whole picture and decided to put her hopes on me. I took it with additional load now, that is to redraw another proposal that fits into the architectural framework before Fengshui. At least she is happy that she will not need to sleep in separate room from her husband.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Bitching The Flyingstar And Eightmansions Fengshui

It is quite common for sophomore seekers of Fengshui to be confused with these 2 systems. They are independent systems within the same family where the basis of transformation is dependable on the GUA. Again, it is YI Jing (Classic of Change) grounded. Kindly note that, while writing this piece of article, there are individual out there that joke around with confused seekers like that (source: from another Blog), and this is definitely not the way to deal with the YI related knowledge. Confusion is the beginning of wisdom and the fundamental seed of Change, YI.

Flyingstar as it is commonly known is a popularized term, expounded by Grand Master Shen Ju Ren via his journal, the Shen Classic. The basis of his writing is derived from other known classics such as part of the Purple White Script. This is indeed his hypothesis, based on certain assumptions that needs further justifications. The fly of these stars are governed by the sitting and facing of the entire building. Yes the entire building, not the entire apartment unit. The location of the door is immaterial, for the charting of the star. Since it is invented by people, it has its weaknesses. I wouldn't be bother much with this method in view of its fallacy. Better of if there are much reliable techniques made available. Just use the monthly flying star chart, if everything fails. On another note, this technique is purposeful only in divination, not remedy. The bells and figurines can't cure the QI. Remember, QI cure QI, image cure image and object cure object. The numbers in the chart represents, number, QI and GUA imagery. Multi-representation is the essence of YI GUA. What it represents depend on the context the question is seek. This is Flying the Star.

8 Mansions, some considered as a fake, is another system that take years to materialize. Based on the wandering GUA transformation, it assigns 2 characters, namely East and West, to the house GUA and Life Gua of people. Needless to say one can assign GUA to everything including your dog, the reservoir, the car or even the internet. The thing is the GUA must be read in context of its location. This form the basis that the location of the door is of paramount important and the location of the sitting of the Building justify the House GUA. As long as the house is concerned, the house GUA takes precedent. The 4 auspicious and the 4 inauspicious are just terminologies that has yet to be assigned with the context. When is it going to be auspicious, when it is not, is the question. English written books only tell half the truth. Where is the other half?

Reading Eight Mansions Bright Mirror is a challenge. It contradict itself most of the time. Common sense tell that how could one define the gross of human existence into 2 category of East and West? Yet we have only Male and Female. That is great. East people must live in the East House, West in the west house, is pure ridiculous. It is a huge fallacy, that even the East people cannot marry a West people, otherwise they could not stay in the same house, room and bed!

When these two methods applied hand in hand, it becomes a salad bowl. Yet, the truth is yet to be revealed. With proper understanding, the true nature will surfaced and on such time, it is indeed a different faces of the same coin....

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Fengshui Master Or Fengshui Monster, In The Eye Of An Architect

Imagine, after 5 years of architectural education, another 5 years of working experience as an architectural assistant and another countless of years to be a full fledged Architect, your design, surprisingly, was dictated by a so called Fengshui Master. It is even more ironical to have your client knock on you and asked to redesign your architectural masterpiece countless more time because the client couldn't jive in the numerous contradictory suggestions by the so called Fengshui Masters, for reasons they are from different schools and the Client is greedy enough to consolidates all their advises into 1 meaningful approach - impossible?

Next, the client spend a fortune investing in a piece of land worth millions with beautiful views to the lake, to be later advised by the Fengshui Master, that the location is inauspicious because it does not fulfilled the huge SanYuan principle of Zhen and Ling water position. What? A wall was suggested instead of the huge beautiful scenery of the site.

Again, assigning of the rooms to the residents to to be strictly adhered to even though it makes no logical sense in terms of spatial and usable space arrangement, resulting in narrow, squeezed corridors and lopsided room. Imagine carrying your meals from the kitchen to the dining via other spaces because the kitchen must conformed to so and so location? Furthermore, all the door sizes are of different sizes, not conforming to the standard but the Fengshui Ruler.

Last but not least, incorporation of Fengshui artifacts as part of the your architecture resulting in a house looking like an ordinary Chinese Temple. Gone are the so called modern movement, post-modernism, deconstruction and minimalist approach in the architectural lingua.

Is this a Fengshui Master or a Fengshui Monster.

That is not all, in the Fengshui circle itself, these masters cannot see eye to eye with one another, because they are not from the same lineage. What? In the contemporary scene, these masters are concealing under the banners of academies, which may not function as one, bad mouthing each others, or even better off, hiring 3rd parties to jibe one another. I believed, if the Fengshui forefathers liken to GM Yang, GM Jiang or GM Lai, were to be alived, they will tears in gallons for the state of Fengshui Master today. It only fortifies what the ancient Chinese say about this profession, Fengshui master con people 10 years, 8 years. There may be truth after all.

It has not come to a stage, when there are governing bodies that look after the conducts and ethics of professional Fengshui Master liked the Architects and Engineers. At the moment there are more crooks then nobleman out there to prey on the rich and famous. If you are not rich enough don't even think of engaging one or rather take up a course in Fengshui, you just not had enough karma or better off, affinity to learn this art. If you are not famous enough, you cannot qualify to be a good Fengshui master. You must drive a 5 series to be like one.

It is just this drive of meeting too much Fengshui Monsters that resulted in me indulging in this arts and to finally find out that the Arts is noble, the academies are just there to dish out theories, you need to seek out the real non glamorous Teacher to walk the dragon with you for its applications and the famous one to Con you.

No offense to others, these are my thoughts on Fengshui Masters and Fengshui Monsters.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Lineage of Grand Master Yang Jun Song

There has been much debate lately pertaining to the matter of Lineage of Grand Master Yang (GM Yang). Such has inevitably invited many comments from contemporary masters, quoting from the lack of understanding of the classics to the lack of access of the cryptically coded classical text that are only made available to their lineage holder. Such foray has been a display of a differentiated world views, right from our ancestor to the current practitioner, and such views has not been changed since. It is for this reason, is ought to be beneficial to revisit some fundamentals: -

There is this sort of fundamental called pure Ying and pure Yang. It may sound like a jargon, but what does it really means. It sounds really technical then it should have been. It is just to say the polarity of QI deriving from the example, Yang Metal in-coming dragon, drop a Yang Metal Spot, received by a Yang Metal Burial, boundary by a Yang Metal Water Formation, facing a prosperous direction. A continuously uninterrupted flow of QI of the same polarity. This part tells the mechanism of QI transfer.

So, the next argument is if everything is of the same polarity, where is the growing QI? It takes Ying to intercourse with the Yang for QI to grow. What is the meaning of intercourse of QI and growing QI, it just say the interval when Ying meets Yang. What it really means is when the Old Yang die, the new Ying is born, the real Ying, real Yang principle. This principle was embedded within the structure, that is to say, the physical geographic formation must display these birth, prosperous and death formation to receive growing QI. A fundamental of SanHe.

In the burial classic, Grand Master Guo Pu said it such as the collapse of the Bronze mountain in the West, toll is the Bronze Bell in the East. This imply that the QI is transform in a continuous flux, but it actually say the death of metal QI give rise to the wood QI, represented by the bell tower.

Next the same fundamentals had been embedded in the system of deriving the stem from the eight trigrams and 12 earthly branches (NAJIA). Another word is reassigning the 5 elements into these stems branches permutation. That is why, some may consider over generalization of equating the East as wood element and the West as metal element. Above all, East can be further sub divide into the corresponding 5 elements by NAJIA.

The SanYuan school may equate the interpretation of Grand Master Jiang to the above said as the followings, which may not be agreed upon by the SanHe purist: -

Zi and Xun, interchange and combine based on Xuan Kong,
Xun and Zi, look carefully within the Xuan Kong Gua.
Shan and Shui, we must understand this theory,
Shui and Shan, misfortune and fortune are related,
understand Xuan Kong, it's all in the Wu Xing,
know this method, it's no need to find the Na Jia.

It actually says the same thing in a different paradigm. In XuanKong, the NAJIA is important but is not necessitated once you understand the XuanKong 5 elements. In a nutshell the application of the real and the pure has been assimilated in the XuanKong paradigm represented by the XuanKong 5 elements. That doesn't mean at all that the NAJIA can be discarded.

In conclusion, it just does not justify to stand to a lineage so strictly, although a linage may be blessed with an entire collections of what works and what doesn't, that we may take the tree as the forest, loosing sight of the all embracing WuJi (Nothingness) as the mother of all things. The fundamental is YI. Unless we change our view, we may not inherit anything.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai

An Introduction

YI has been my surname or the Clan name. In Cantonese pronunciation, it is called YEK. Among others, it brings forth the notion of change. As in YI JING, the Classic of Change. This classic has been the fundamental of the Chinese 5 arts, inclusive the science and art of recognizing the surface formation of earthly matters. The earliest form of the YI is recognize by the emblematic graphs containing a distinct compositions of the binary of YING and YANG. Further metamorphosis of these binaries resulted in a series of permutations called HEXAGRAM. These are sometimes called, YI without words, or the original YI, ZHOU YI. It is read as an emblematic YI, the fundamental of XUAN KONG. It reads as the following: -

Dragon is divided into TWO,
Trigram is derived into THREE portions,
The WAY is natural,

The notion of XUAN KONG has been mentioned as a phrase in Grand Master Yang's Text, probable the most eminent master in the Art of SANHE KANGYU. However, liken to any arts of Chinese Metaphysics, it was left undefined. Some notable definitions are by Grand Master Jiang in his commentaries liked DI LI BIAN ZHEN, although with much invited debate from the SANHE purist school.

In token, this Blog is dedicated to the FENGSHUI studies as an integrated subject with Architecture, Built-Environment and the Antropo-Cosmo. Hopefully it will accumulate enough substances to be taken seriously by the western liked models of Scientific Inquisition, based on the ancient wisdom of YI.

Ar. David Yek Tak Wai


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