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


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