Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Boy Who Was Crushed By The Water Dragon

To continue with the series of cases relating to water, we visited a house after receiving a distress called that this house owner actually engage a FengShui master from China who practices BaZhai and the water dragon classic. Not only that things doesn't seems to work for the positive, his youngest son was nearly kill in an incident that his auto-gate crushed into his youngest son, making him almost die of suffocation of breath. He was rushed to the hospital for a life saving attempt to revive him from a shock. We visited his house and again the culprit was water.

The front porch has a specific water exiting point. It has also many minor exiting points called sumps. Collectively, these sumps were located at exiting Wei mountain, Yang (nurture) position. Incoming from Si, Jue (extinct) position. We were aware of the incident, but were not aware as to who and when it occurred. Using the method of judging the embrace, we concluded that it was his youngest son and occur in the month of Wei (goat). Detail explanation in Yifengshui (inner teachings).

The owner was surprised as our description matched the hospital admission date for his youngest son. As he is a very religious person, he asked as had we been informed spiritually, and we said, no. The house siting North 3, Facing South 3.

As this case demonstrated, if the house is located at a wrong water structure, it will bring harm to the inhabitants, regardless of what sort of BaZhai and Qing's Imperial water dragon, one practices.

So, do we use XuanKong, beforehand? Yes, indeed. Even before we arrive, the Xiang has revealed the "problematic"areas of concerned. Once we step foot on ground, we look for the indicative elements and everything falls into place. So, it is no longer a Xiang, or imagery but a real potential Sha Qi! It is not the sort of Sha that act as a pillar sticking in front of the main door, but Sha induced by the sumps. Yes, the problem of the sump again.

Do you not understand water, by now? How long would you want to wait before things happened?

There Is Something About Ah Fei

To those who has access to Yifengshui (Inner Teaching), do you still remember Ah Fei's case?

Ah Fei is my friend's sub contractor. He shared this case with me, as he was requested to look into his house Fengshui and asked me as to what I could have advised him. As my mind was fixated to XuanKong, I drew up a leaning star chart and explained to him accordingly. My explanation also include how did I derive a conclusion upon deciphering the Gua imagery, in details. However, affinity does not bring me close enough to make a visit to his house for a physical audit. In fact, I have never met Ah Fei.

In summary, the gist of my explanation was to asked him pace down his workaholic lifestyle which has taken a toll on his health and at the same time seek medical attention on the part related to back, blood and kidneys. There is FuYin potential. Knowing also he is hard press for money, his spouse should also buy lottery at a given specific month.

As I was informed, true enough, his spouse strike lottery for that month. However, he himself refuse to seek medical attention and continue to stay on with his workaholic lifestyle. As day goes by, he turned yellow and fell seriously ill. He was then taken to the hospital and was diagnosed the cancer of the liver at stage 4. He did not live long thereafter and died shortly.

This brought to mind someone by the name of Robert who asked me what do I mean by Shu, Xiang and Qi on an article I wrote 2 years ago (note the comment page). Here is the attempt I try to explain in a nutshell: -

Shu, is the numerology as in the star chart and Xiang is the imagery of Gua annexed to it, which gives flavors and meanings. Because Xiang is basically imagery, it does not necessary portends an event that is due to happened unless a Qi is presence. We would not able to determine the presence of Qi unless one does a physical audit or observations.

Many practitioners see inconsistent result in their practice of Flying Star because the understanding of Shu, Xiang and Qi does not go hand in hand. Shu restore Shu, Xiang restore Xiang and only Qi restore Qi. So a Qiling or a Fu dog figurine (Xiang) would not cure a wrong water exits (Qi) neither would a 8 tiers of water feature (Xiang) would activate the 8 white star (Shu). There is also attempt to tilt door as a corrective measure to restore Qi, using XuanKong DaGua.

It is true that the theory, as available out there is not wrong, only the application is. Ah Fei's case is a classic example of what the limitation and potential contained within XuanKong as an armchair FengShui techniques are. It remains a very good indicative tool as a potential reliable method to divine. A physical close inspection of the dragon, mountain, spot, embrace and water is still the paramount task of a FengShui practitioner.

In most cases that I had encountered, the culprit always stem from water. The same goes as the Chinese saying, “Water can float a boat, water can [also] belly a boat.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fire And Water Never Shoot Each Other

“Water can float a boat, water can [also] belly a boat.”, Chinese saying.

It is difficult to translate these eight words without compromising its flavor. So, no amount of translation justifies its very own essence. It does not just say the potential of water is to float, or rather, to carry afloat a boat, and by the same virtue seemingly something that has been potentially beneficial does carry its own risk. This is the nature of “Liang Yi”.

True enough, water method or ShuiFa does deliver positive results; however, we also have to know the risks involved not only to the beneficiary but to the practitioner as well. That makes all the sense to first, acquire the knowledge. Second, take an intent role and “dirt” oneself under the sun. Third, make collective recommendations. Fourth, review and heed criticisms be it good or bad with an open heart. Fifth, remember heaven does not discriminate, only human do, likewise, charity begins at home. For each of these steps, it speaks the loudest of them all, that is a BEST practice in action and not in slogan.

That is the reason sometimes we built up walls, not to keep people out but to see who cares enough to knock them down. It is never about bringing others down so that one will look good in search of praise and fame. And by the way, how good can that be? For a moment, a day, a year or forever and ever? We knew, what goes up, will come down. It is one, a sense that, one things lead to the others, that the French called it provocateur. If it is not this, that would not have happened.

True enough, the YiJing has 64 outcomes but it takes another 382 different experiences by different individual to walk the same path of Dao. No doubt, each time, when we meet at the cross roads, we need to decide which path to take, it will just sometimes, be a little nice, to know that there is well lit sign to show the correct path. It is always this sign that has been missing or simply abused to mislead others that we often caught in our very own illusive merry go round.

Now, that the writings of these paragraphs had in many ways, taken into constructive lights, ie, results orientated and money back guarantee, revealing the fundamentals which had been fundamentally wrongly perceived and career path diligently engineered, it is this beacon of opportunity that all aspirant of Chinese Metaphysic should enroll. 2 years of such tutelage, is never a waste, if indeed the principles are held with utmost esteemed as it is warranted.

I believed, for whatever mistakes one makes as a mortal, uncanny criticism that has been done and the constant worried that I had of history repeating itself, sincerity is always the best cure.

I see now, where the roads are heading to…

Best Wishes,

Monday, September 14, 2009


Sometimes we built up walls, not to keep people out but to see who cares enough to knock them down.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Not To Miss Book On The FengShui Compass

Title: Guide To The FengShui Compass
Author: Stephen Skinner

I have not been updating my blog as often as I wished as I am, on one hand, making hays while the sun is bright and on the other hand, just completed reading the above said book on Luopan. I must admit that was indeed a single notable effort from a serious researcher of FengShui from not a Chinese origin, although I was informed he reads and speaks Chinese and is practicing FengShui for many years. This book was a commendable effort both in terms of scholastic works and research on a single piece of Chinese invention called the Luopan. The depth of information was par excellent as compared to many of the literature written in the same subject in the English language in both with lucid renditions of the subject matters in clear and precise English and clear, beautifully crafted figures and plates illustrating the same subject matters. Definitely, worth its price. No doubt, that I am a little let down on the rendition of his other works notably the SanHe classics of Zhang BingLing, also by the same author, this book on Luopan is entirely different and worth collecting as it also provides a better framework for research works to come, on the same subject.

For the serious readers, the title could have been called or implied, The initial Guide To The FengShui Compass, for the following reasons that worth contemplating: -

Firstly, the study of Luopan is a science by its own accord. It is not just a compass but compressed information on formulae and applications in a plate. The information contains within the rings meant nothing unless it is annexed to its application of formulae and landform. The arrangement of the rings largely display the preference of its designer and the knowledge he had pertaining to the applications of the formulae within the rings via a structural logic of what comes before the others and not at a random and unknown basis. Comparatively with another similar book on the same subject matter by Li DingXin, notably the lineage holder of YangGong GuFa of Ganzhou, the approach to the subject matter is matched against the classics and what the author’s believed to be of the pure pedigree renouncing the others as XinFa. For such reason, many practitioners shy away from actually writing the book about Luopan without dishing out too much secret, unknowingly also reflecting on their limited knowledge on the same subject matter.

Secondly, researching into the classical Luopan is never an easy task especially by someone who does not belong to the FengShui lineage or are called the “outsider”. One cannot just visit museum or pick up samples of Ming and Qing Dynasty Luopan and start putting a comparative description on the rings, retrospectively, at a superficial level without knowing the actual Luopan designed by the founder of the school in question. Loosing sight of the first principles means the collective information is somewhat incomplete and compensated.

Thirdly, I believed, there are much more information under the sleeves as that the author reluctant to disclose as it will double up the pages from the current 400 plus, worthy to be classified as a PhD dissertation. With these omissions, the book will not make one an adept user of the Luopan or a FengShui practitioner and the most to the uninitiated, after reading the book, will just be able to gauge direction in accordance to the 24 mountains ring.

On these three reasons, strictly speaking, the book reflect its noble effort to seam up all the, otherwise, fragmented information about the Luopan currently available from the mainstream sources without reaching it to its marrow of the subject matter leaving the reader to taste the wine without reaching the throat. However, it is still a good book; all English speaking practitioners should have in their shelves.

If time permits I shall discuss the contents in greater details, in the more private discussion blog of Yifengshui (Inner Teachings).


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