Chinese New Year is just round the coners. There are many astrological talks that fill the air. Among others will be shops selling New Years paraphenalia, that will see business booming in view of the global recession. FengShui paraphenalia shops will, again tag on the waves, liked a parasite, besides pushing the fear factors of TaiSui here and 5 yellow there or maybe SanSha is right opposite one’s nose, these shops will make wind falls by selling all these stuff of PiYao, Qilin and FuGou to pacify the yearly afflictions. How much richer or how much poorer if one were to invest a small token of wealth in these artefacts? It will not cost much for an individual, let say USD10 per person. However, it means a lot when USD10 x 50,000 individuals, equals USD 500,000. If the amount were to be multiply by the fact of internet exposure, it will be a million dollar industry. If these amount were to be donated for charity instead of growing the industry of placing artefacts, many mouths of the unfortunate can be fed. Many merits can be created. The world will have even greater hope, especially in this economic scenario. Let just put aside such sum for charity instead and make it as part of our New Year resolution.
In the notion of cultural significant and believes, PiYao, Qilin and FuGou are mystical heavenly creatures that are found guarding temples and never to be found inside the dwellings. Heavenly creatures are holy beings that will bring forth blessings to the cultivator of Dao, meaning one who has no earthly desires. However, normal human beings filled with greed, hatred and ignorance will not benefitted by such installations, because of impurities within rather then outlook. Rich people don’t mean they will be protected by these holy beasts. Reasonings liked, PiYao has no anus, therefore it can only consumes. When it consumes all wealth, means it enable the owner more wealth collection liked the Chinese sayings only income, no disbursement. This rationalization reflects the desire of greed and ignorance, very unlikely the teaching of Dao. Only when the cup is empty could the cup be filled. This is Dao. Therefore, it could not be a principle of KanYu.
Strictly on the principle of KanYu, SanYuan is rooted on the notion of water placement. When we said water placement it does not mean physical water locations by Qi locations. All that need to use is to activate the Qi, this is where the art of placement becomes handy. Activation does not means placing objects, it could be opening of a window, door or simply knocking. When Qi is activated, one has to receive Qi by tapping it. Does this means facing it? Absolutely not. That is why facing, is misleading.
On the principle of FengShui, SanHe notions is riding ShengQi, meaning sitting on ShengQi. It is all about locations, not directions. Only incoming and outsgoing water becomes the prime measurements, not water locations. So there is no reasons for the needs of the art of placement except for locating the water exit of the parameter drain. No PiYao, Qilin or FuGuo are involved.
So before one step into the shops that sells these items in the name of FengShui, think again, the piece of plastics or metal does not contained Qi, contradicts the notion of Dao and does not conform to the principle of KanYu, unless otherwise recommended by one’s interior Architect or Designer in the design concept of the Neo-temple look aliked, please reconsider again, that the money spent no matter how much, could have been spent wisely. In times of rainny days, lets not indulge ourself in these sorts of fresco, reservation and conservation are still the best policies. On another note, save also from attending astrological forecasts, unless the tickets are given free of charge. One can download most of it free from the internet.
May All Have Peaceful And Prosperous Year Ahead, Gong Xi Fa Chai.