What you need to know about ShengJi

SHENGJI

Many people are fascinated by FengShui and what it can do for our lives.  One of the many practices in Fengshui to change luck is to do a Shengji for the client to help him/her to transform his life.

I had written a FAQ about Shengji to enlighten those who are fascinated by this practice.

SHENGJI FAQ

Q:  What is Shengji?

A:  Shengji is factually a Yin Zhai Fengshui method that originated from Daoist practices, and it utilizes the body materials such as hair, nails and blood of the person, to simulate a “death burial”.

It employs the essential principles of Landform to find a good Dragon and good Xue that had formed a certain ‘formation’, and theories and principles of LiQi Fengshui to get the correct setting for the Shengji.

In Daoism, it is believed that we have 三魂七魄 (San Hun Qi Po), loosely translated:

三魂is the  “three immortal souls” that represents the spirit and intellect;

七魄 is “seven mortal forms”  that represents carnal life and desires.

This三魂七魄 (San Hun Qi Po) must be taken care of properly and given the best living conditions for the betterment of the person.  Thus in Fengshui, we need to have at a minimum, good home environment for the person to live comfortably and happily so as to have the opportunity to be successful in life.

Shengji is a method of Fengshui practice to link the Qi of heaven, earth and man, called Tian Di Ren San Cai 天地人三才,to create an effect for the benefit of the person doing the Shengji.

Q:  What or where is the origin of Shengji?

A:  It was said that Shengji is a Daoist Fengshui innovation.  There is a record in the classic 鬼谷子无字天书 (Gui GuZi’s wordless book of heaven), where there is mention of a Zhang Liang, a Daoist practitioner who found a place to meditate and practice Daoist Alchemy, and achieved Sainthood.  This place had good landform with a powerful dragon and a powerful Xue. Thereafter, was born the Fengshui theory and practice of utilizing good landform for burial, Shengji and other purposes.

 

Q:  What are the potential effects of doing a Shengji?

A:  Shengji can help in many ways.  Primarily it is to help enhance the goodness and the dispell the badness of life.  There are many different aspect of life whereby Shengji can help.  The main three categories are:

  1. Power and authority, business, career, finance, name and fame
  2. Health, overcoming illness, gaining good health and long life
  3. Marriage, family relationship, public relationship, etc.

Q:  Can Shengji alter a person’s life fate?

A:  In Fengshui, it is said that the good effects can at best give an uplift of 30% of the person’s life.  There is a tradirional Chinese belief that the person’s life is made up of 5 important aspects.  The saying is 一命二运三风水四集功德五读书:

  1. Life fate
  2. Luck periods
  3. Fengshui
  4. Accumulated merits
  5. Education

From the above saying, it looks like Fengshui only makes up 25% to 30% of a person’s life.  Many ancient masters postulated that Fengshui can at best enhance up to 30% of a person’s life.  Whatever degree of enhancement a Shengji can do depends on many factors.  One whether there is Real Dragon and Real Xue or whether the date selected to do the Shengji is suitable and powerful enough to complement the person’s life fate and the Xue spot.

Q:  How many types of Shengji are there?

A:  The are two main categories of Shengji —  Burial Shengji and non-Burial Shengji.

  1. Burial Shengji requires land to bury the urn that holds your body materials.

It can be a shared burial Shengji where there are many lots of Shengji holes or it can be a plot of single burial or even a family burial plot where its size probably can hold three, four or five coffins.  This requires the use of YinZhai Fengshui method to find a Good Dragon and Good Xue for the burial.

  1. Non-burial Shengji is essentially evolved from a Daoist method that is called 本命炉 (life censer) whereby a person’s body materials, talisman, and other essential materials are placed in a cloth bag and then inserted into an incense censer that is placed in the family altar in front of Deities that are being worshipped by the family. This method does not need land to bury, but it needs a place in the house to put the Shengji urn.  This requires Yang Zhai Fengshui method to find an auspicious spot in the house to place the urn.

 

Q:  Can a person do many Shengji? And why?

A:  Yes can do.  There are many types of Shengji according to the landform formation.  For example, if there is a wealth formation in the landform and the Dragon and Xue are both suitable for Burial Shengji, then this Shengji is deemed as a Wealth Shengji.

A person can do Shengji for wealth, health, curing sickness, extending life span, power and authority, career and promotion. As long as there is a need, one can do a Shengji.

Q:  Can non-Burial Shengji do all these?

A:   There is a limitation to the effects of non-Burial Shengji due to the fact that it is not buried on a land with good Dragon and good Xue.  However, there can still be certain effects of the aforementioned effects.  The important part is the house Fengshui when doing non-burial Shengji.  If the house Fengshui is good, the chance of getting better effects is high.

Q:  Who are the people who need to do Shengji?

A:  Generally if you are not sick you would not go to see a doctor.  Probably you would have kept your health by exercising regularly and taking health supplements.  Similarly, if you have no major problems to overcome, such as terminal illness, failed business, facing demotion or facing the sack or being jobless, you would not need to make any planned moves to overcome these.  Planned moves include doing Shengji to help you overcome these adversities.

Therefore, here are a few examples of people who should do Shengji:

  1. People who have a lingering or terminal illness need to do Shengji as a solution to overcome the illness.
  2. People looking for enhancement in life such as seeking a promotion or a career jump, or business people who want to go up one level higher in his business standing in the community.
  • Singers and artistes who want to increase their fan base and become more popular, and eventually earn more money.
  1. Military or policemen who wish to seek promotion to higher positions of authority and increase their power base.
  2. Politicians who are seeking for stability and progress in their political career.
  3. Students, especially university students who are facing their final examination before graduation.

Q:  Can a new born child do Shengji?

A:  Can.  As long as the child had crossed 100 days, it can have a ShengJi done for it.  Can only use its hairs and nails (if any), and must not draw blood.  For babies or children below 7 years old, you must know what are the traditional cultural taboos to observe.  Only when the child is past 7 years old, then only can draw blood.

Q:  Can a pregnant woman do Shengji?

A:  Cannot.  When she is still pregnant there are two entities in her body.  Thus she cannot do Shengji when she is pregnant.  She can only do Shengji at least three months after giving birth.

Q:  Can a person suffering from perennial illness or about to die do Shengji?

A:  Yes can!  In fact it is highly recommended for the person to find a good master to do Shengji so that he/she can have a chance to overcome the sickness and possibly extend his/her life span.  However, it still depends on the availability of real Dragon and real Xue for the effects to happen.  As for non-burial Shengji, there is still potential for overcoming the illness.

Q:  Do we need to keep our Shengji a secret?

A:  Yes, it must be kept a secret.  You should not go round telling others that you had done a Shengji and especially taboo is telling others where it is.  There are many famous people, from actors, actresses, business tycoons to politicians who had done Shengji, who kept it a secret.  Only the Fengshui master who did it knows where it is.

One important point to note is that enemies or adversaries who are intending to harm you, and know where a Shengji is, can harm you by destroying the Fengshui of the Shengji.

Q:  Is it easy to find a Real Dragon Real Xue spot for doing Shengji?

A:  Not really easy.  In metaphysics, we all understand that a person’s life fate is the highest authority over that person’s destiny.  Whether he becomes rich or poor, it is all written in his astrology.  Whether that person can have a smooth sailing life or a life like a roller coaster is also written in his astrology.

Therefore, finding a landform with a Real Dragon Real Xue is also highly dependable on that person’s destiny and fate.   A person may have lots of money, but if his life does not warrant him to have a Real Dragon Real Xue Shengji even if there are a lot of good Xue in his country, he would not be able to get one.  This is the design of Heaven on Man.

In spite of this statement, please remember that there are options of less powerful Dragon and Xue that could give a certain percentage of enhancing of the ShengJi.

It is up to your fate to find and meet a good Fengshui Master to do the job for you.

There are many landforms all over the world that have potentially strong Dragons and possibly good Xue spots for burial.  All it takes is heaven’s will and a good Fengshui master to find such good spots.

Generally if a Xue spot has an incoming dragon, Qing Long, Baihu, and the front Ming Tang is wide open with an Anshan, and a good water exit, this is already a good landform.  Is the formation suitable for the person’s Shengji requirement will depend on the assessment of the Fengshui master.

Q:  If I do a burial Shengji, can I reuse the Shengji spot for my burial after I die?

A:  yes you can. There are certain provisions though.

  1. The main provision is that your burial Shengji is done on a burial lot. In some countries, burial must be done in gazette places.  You cannot just bury anywhere you like.  Therefore if it is a real burial lot of land, you can reuse it for your burial after you pass away.  This is commonly practiced in Chinese society.
  2. The second provision is that your burial Shengji is done on a burial lot solely occupied by you and that it can hold a coffin. Logically if you did your Shengji on a shared plot that holds many other Shengji urns, it would not be practical for you to reuse that spot, even if you decide to go for cremation and have your ashes kept in an urn.  Furthermore, the company or the Fengshui master who owns the Shengji lots is doing a commercial business, therefore they probably would not allow the reuse of the lot.

Q:  For burial Shengji can we do just on any piece of land that has good landform?

A:  The answer to this question needs to take into consideration several factors:

  1. You have to see if your country has a law to gazette special areas for burial. The private commercial areas are called memorials and public burial areas are called cemeteries. In this case if you are doing a set of Shengji complete with built up grave and tombstone, you would need to go to these gazetted areas for you Shengji.
  2. If you a nice piece of land with good and suitable landform, and you wish to skirt these government gazette areas, then you will have to do a grave with tombstone that is not so glaring.
  • If your country has slack laws governing burial, like in Taiwan, you can buy any piece of land with good landform, and do your Shengji. There are many ways to build up the grave and tombstone that does not look much like a grave.

Q: In commercial memorials, are there many types of plots for Shengji?

A:  Yes, there are many different types of plot for sale.  The main thing to consider, other than landform suitability, is usually price points.

  1. There are big family plots and there are individual plots that can hold a coffin, and can be reused for real burial when the person passes away.
  2. There are specially designed plots just for Shengji. These plots are big enough only for burying an urn.
  • There are mass Shengji plots that have rows upon rows of lots. These areas can hold up to hundreds of Shengji lots.  These are the economical Shengji lots.

Q:  Does mass Shengji plots have good effects?

A:  This is a ‘hit and miss’ situation.  If the plot is situated on a good landform that comes with the standard requirements, then it is a ‘hit’.  If it does not have even 50% of the landform requirements, then it is a ‘miss’.  My advice is not to go for mass Shengji plots if you do not see the necessary standard landform requirements.

Q:  What is Tian Di Ren San Cai?

A:  In Chinese Metaphysics, there are many ways to explain this. Here is a brief explanation pertaining to Fengshui.  It is just enough to let you understand.

Tian 天means heaven;

Di 地means earth,

Ren 人means Man。

In Fengshui, there are a lot of talk about how doing Fengshui can gather the forces and energy Tian Di Ren to benefit a person.

The gist of this phrase is actually —  ‘to harness the heavenly Qi and combine it with earth Qi in a manner that suits a person, so as to benefit him’.

Therefore in Fengshui we say that:

LiQi methods and Date selection is Heaven Qi (Tian Qi 天气),  Landform is earth Qi (Di Qi 地气), and the person has Ren Qi (人气).  If you get a good combination of the three, you have successfully gathered the San Cai 三才to benefit a person.

OCTOBER 2018 SEVEN STARS LAMPS COURSE AND SHENGJI COURSE

  1. Seven Stars Lamp course:

This course is about lighting lamps to change luck.  In Buddhism and Daoism, there are many methods for people who afflicted with bad luck to change to better luck and one of them is to light lamps.

In the religious philosophical aspect of lamp lighting, it is to lighten up our ignorance to bring us wisdom.

In the metaphysics aspect of lamp lighting, it is also to illuminate our lives, but it has a more materialistic aspect to it, in that it can lighten up the dark forces of bad luck and disaster.

The Buddhist and Daoists both have such a sutra with the same:-

Title of Buddhist sutra:

Sutra expounded by the Buddha on prolonging life through worship of the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper. 佛说北斗七星延命经

Title Daoist Sutra:

Tai Shang Lao Jun spoke the Mysterious spiritual sutra of extending life. 太上玄灵北斗本命延生真经

I my studies and training, I had received this seven stars ritual from a teacher who had incorporated both the Buddhist and Daoist practices into one complete practice.

I had been using this method since the late nineties, for my family and for my clients. Till today I have scores of regular customers both locally and overseas.

This course is a one of a kind in the English speaking world, not to be found anywhere else, and it would be your good fortune to learn it from me.

This course has three parts:

  1. The Seven Stars Lamp ritual
  2. The 9 Planet affliction lamps ritual
  3. Bonus course – Guan Yin Golden Coin Divination.

The seven stars lamp course materials include the Buddhist and Daoist sutras about the BeiDou Seven Stars and what it can do to help people.

You shall also learn the simplified ceremonial procedures such as the seven stars steps, the mantras and the prayers.

Course information:

Date of course: October 14 2018

Venue: My center in Butterworth, Penang ( address shall be given to participants)

Course fee: RM1800.00 (foreign currencies accepted).

  1. ShengJi Course.

Course information:

Date of course: 15 October 2018

Venue: My center in Butterworth, Penang ( address shall be given to participants)

Course fee: Original fee is RM6800.  Discounted fee for Lamp course participants RM 4800.00 (foreign currencies accepted).

Note: if you take only the ShengJi course you shall have to pay the original fee of RM6800.00

Note: This course shall be an indoor course.  However, if time permits I may take the students to a dragon walkabout to show some of the commercial Shengji plots.

Course lesson information:

In this course you shall be taught:

  1. Landform requirements for burial Shengji.
  2. For non- burial Shengji what you can do and where to put the Shengji.
  3. What are the types of urn you can use
  4. What are the taboos – the dos and don’t’s
  5. What are the necessary rituals, prayers and mantras
  6. Date selection for Shengji
  7. What to put inside the urn. There are secrets in this practice and many masters do not get this done correctly.
  8. Other important Fengshui knowledge pertaining to Shengji.

To those who are interested, please grab this rare opportunity to learn some of the rare practices that you may not easily find in the English speaking world. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

SEVEN STARS LAMPS COURSE AND SHENGJI COURSE

  1. Seven Stars Lamp course:

This course is about lighting lamps to change luck.  In Buddhism and Daoism, there are many methods for people who afflicted with bad luck to change to better luck and one of them is to light lamps.

In the religious philosophical aspect of lamp lighting, it is to lighten up our ignorance to bring us wisdom.

In the metaphysics aspect of lamp lighting, it is also to illuminate our lives, but it has a more materialistic aspect to it, in that it can lighten up the dark forces of bad luck and disaster.

The Buddhist and Daoists both have such a sutra with the same:-

Title of Buddhist sutra:

Sutra expounded by the Buddha on prolonging life through worship of the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper. 佛说北斗七星延命经

Title Daoist Sutra:

Tai Shang Lao Jun spoke the Mysterious spiritual sutra of extending life. 太上玄灵北斗本命延生真经

I my studies and training, I had received this seven stars ritual from a teacher who had incorporated both the Buddhist and Daoist practices into one complete practice.

I had been using this method since the late nineties, for my family and for my clients. Till today I have scores of regular customers both locally and overseas.

This course is a one of a kind in the English speaking world, not to be found anywhere else, and it would be your good fortune to learn it from me.

This course has three parts:

  1. The Seven Stars Lamp ritual
  2. The 9 Planet affliction lamps ritual
  3. Bonus course – Guan Yin Golden Coin Divination.

The seven stars lamp course materials include the Buddhist and Daoist sutras about the BeiDou Seven Stars and what it can do to help people.

You shall also learn the simplified ceremonial procedures such as the seven stars steps, the mantras and the prayers.

Course information:

Date of course: August 19 2018

Venue: My center in Butterworth, Penang ( address shall be given to participants)

Course fee: RM1800.00 (foreign currencies accepted).

 

  1. ShengJi Course.

Course information:

Date of course: 20 August 2018

Venue: My center in Butterworth, Penang ( address shall be given to participants)

Course fee: Original fee is RM6800.  Discounted fee for Lamp course participants RM 3600.00 (foreign currencies accepted).

Note: if you take only the ShengJi course you shall have to pay the original fee of RM6800.00

Note: This course shall be an indoor course.  However, if time permits I may take the students to a dragon walkabout to show some of the commercial Shengji plots.

Course lesson information:

In this course you shall be taught:

  1. Landform requirements for burial Shengji.
  2. For non- burial Shengji what you can do and where to put the Shengji.
  3. What are the types of urn you can use
  4. What are the taboos – the dos and don’t’s
  5. What are the necessary rituals, prayers and mantras
  6. Date selection for Shengji
  7. What to put inside the urn. There are secrets in this practice and many masters do not get this done correctly.
  8. Other important Fengshui knowledge pertaining to Shengji.

To those who are interested, please grab this rare opportunity to learn some of the rare practices that you may not easily find in the English speaking world. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Mid-year Lunar 6th month 7th day Seven Stars lamp ceremony for clients

I usually do a big Seven Stars lamp ceremony for my clients once every two months.  On July 19th, Zi hour, it is the Lunar 6th month 7th day, I performed a Seven Stars Lamp ceremony for 40 clients.

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The standard procedure is to make a prayer to Heavenly Gods for blessing and to the Earth god for protection.

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The next step is to make a prayer to the Seven Stars and ask for their blessings.

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Lastly, make prayer for each individual client.  The whole procedure from preparation of lamps to the final ceremony takes a few hours of work.

Those who are coming for the 7 Stars lamps course, you shall be taught the full procedure of how to perform the ceremony.  You shall also be taught to perform lamps for planetary affliction.

I am offering a Bonus Course to all participants: You shall be taught how to perform the Guan Yin Golden Coin Divination (金钱卦Jin Qian Gua)

The most important of all is the revelation of the secrets of how to make your practice effective without the need for long year of practice.

For those who wish to come but have not yet decided, please do so ASAP so as not to miss this golden opportunity to learn an ancient Lamp Ceremony for changing luck and the seldom taught in English Bonus Course, Guan Yin Golden Coins Divination.

BeiDou Seven Stars lamp and Daoism Nine Planets lamp ritual

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Have you ever, as a metaphysics consultant, being asked whether you can help to change the luck of your client or to maintain and enhance his good luck, or to help him avert predicted disaster?

Have you ever, as a student of Chinese metaphysics, asked yourself, what can you do to enhance or maintain your good luck or to avert disaster in your life?

Do you know that doing a Fengshui work incur a karma to yourself because you’re interfering with someone’s else karma?  Seven star lamp is also one of my secret tricks to purify myself from Fengshui work.

In my practice I constantly come across such clients and most of the time, whether they are or are not my FengShui clients, I will oblige them by performing a ritualistic ceremony for them. or teach them some simple luck changing methods that they can do.

(In 2017, I had conducted a course on luck changing methods in Singapore.  The methods that I taught are very easy to use and quite effective if used constantly.)

There are many types of luck changing methods in metaphysics and in religion, and especially those from Hinduism, Daoism and Buddhism, would in one way or another involve stars and planets.

One of the many methods of changing luck that I use is by way of lighting lamps offering to heavenly stars to gain some benefit for my clients.  One of the benefits is enhancing of their good luck and averting disaster.  Other benefits include good health and long life, good career advancement, good marriage and harmonious family.

In this article, let me introduce to you two methods of luck enhancing and aversion of disaster methods called BeiDou Seven Stars lamp and Nine Planetary lamp rituals.

The BeiDou Seven Stars lamps is a method that has blurred beginnings and till today there is debate whether it originated from Hinduism, Daoism or Buddhism because there is mention of the Seven Stars of Ursa Major in the Mahabharata; there is a Daoist sutra on prolonging life by way of BeiDou Seven stars worship; and there is Buddhist sutra supposedly spoken by the Buddha.

In the Budhism, there are different versions of this sutra with some difference in some of the procedure of practice.

As far as I know, there is a sutra in the Japanese TaiSho, there is one from the Tientai Buddhist school and one coming from the Mongolian Vajrayana Buddhism collection of Sutra texts.

The Daoist sutra is: 太上玄灵北斗本命延生真经。TaiShang mysterious spirit beidou extension of life sutra.

The Buddhist sutra is called:佛说北斗七星延命经。The Buddha espoused the sutra of the BeiDou extension of life.


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The Daoist argument that this sutra probably originated from Daoism is quite strong because in the Buddhist sutra of the Mongolian version, the names of the BeiDou Seven Stars are actual transliteration from the Chinese names.  In Daoism there is a method for appeasing the affliction of the planets by light lamps according to the stars’ formation.  The chart shows the lunar age of the person and the stars afflicted.  The diagram of the number of lamoos and its formation for each planet is shown.  There is prayer or mantra to go together with the lamp lighting.  This is one of the many ways in Daoism to avert disaster and to enhance luck.

Then again we have to contend with the Hindu version that came from the Mahabharata, which is as old as Daoism and much older than Buddhism.

In spite of all these information about the origin of the BeiDou Seven Stars, I shall not go into the debate, because it is not the purpose of this article.  The purpose of this article is to introduce to the reader a set of method that can help to enhance a person’s luck and to avert disaster.

I shall just just go straight into explaining the method and its benefits.

The BeiDou Seven stars in Sanskrit is called Sapta Jinnaya or Sapta Rishi, meaning the Seven Wise men.  In Daoism it is called Bei Dou Qi Xing 北斗七星 or Northern Dipper Seven Stars.

This method that I am introducing here is practiced by both Daoists and Buddhist, as such it is a fusion of Daoist and Buddhist practices.  I had used this method for more than 18 years and I can swear by its efficacy.

In Hinduism, Daoism and Buddhism, the main purpose of lighting lamps offering to the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, heavenly gods and saints, is quite similar:  it is to dispel darkness of ignorance and to illuminate wisdom.

Especially in Buddhism the lamp offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, is to gain merits for destruction of ignorance and enhancement of wisdom.

There are also other side benefits of lamps offerings generally mentioned in the Buddhist and Daoist sutras, such as improving wealth and career, improving health, improving family relationship, aversion of disaster, etc.

First of all the most important point is your motivation.  Your pure motivation, kind heart and compassion, can bring good merits to your life and it can help to pacify some bad karma and to help you weather whatever storm that might come your way.

In the practice of lamp lighting, whether you are doing it for your clients or for you and family, you should firstly generate a pure motivation, with the intention to benefit others.

That way, the effects generated from the lamps offering can multiply manifold.

The method:  This method that I am teaching incorporated Daoist liturgy lamp lighting and Buddhist mantras, and it actually follows very closely to the standard practice.  I had simplified the practice for better convenience because sometimes, I get up to 30 clients for each ceremony and the work is quite tiring given that I have to recite the lamp lighting liturgy for each client.

You shall get to learn the following:

  1. How to pray to heaven and earth for blessing and assistance.
  2. How to walk the seven steps of BeiDou. (七星步罡)
  3. The mantra to clear and purify the space.
  4. The mantra to purify body speech and mind
  5. The lamp lighting prayer
  6. The ancient middle heaven BeiDou Seven Stars mantra.
  7. The BeiDou main mantra.
  8. The mantra of the five planets, sun, moon and the two nodes Rahu and Ketu.
  9. The mantra of the 28 constellation.
  10. Individual mantra of each of the Seven Stars.
  11. Mantra of the Seven Medicine Buddha.
  12. Mantra of the 12 Maha Yaksha of Medicine Buddha. (for each Zodiac sign).
  13. The mantra to dispel and avert disaster and to bring auspiciousness.

Successful cases:  the following are a few sample cases of the countless cases of satisfied clients.

Case 1:

One of my clients had lots of problems in his work coming from colleagues, subordinates and from customers.  I suggested he do three things. One is to use a coconut method to throw away the problems.  Next is to power card, and the third is to do a seven stars lamps offering. His problems reduced gradually and now, it is almost smooth sailing for him in his work front.

Case 2:

There is a family who had marital problems and the lady requested for my help.  I suggested the seven stars lamps and some other methods as complimentary support.  Now she and her husband have less friction and her husband comes back more often.

Case 3:

There is another family who had lots of health problems and other obstacles.  I also suggested the seven stars lamps. Nowadays, they have less health problems.

Case 4:

Another case was a lady who had a breast tumor. She was afraid that the medical exam will produce a malignant result.  After the lamps the results came out as non-malignant.

Case 5:

This case was a man who had a motor accident and was in coma.  I did the lamps for him and he regained consciousness within the next 24 hours.

Note:  A lot of my clients are now repeat customers for the lamps offering.

Special note:

Those who come for the Lamp course shall be given a few FengShui landform tips. I shall show you around town and point out landform flaws and advantages. This is most beneficial to those who are already fengshui consultants.

 

Primordial Qi

Primordial Qi

The Qi that is enduring, pervasive and encompassing everything in the universe is Primordial Qi, called Yuan Qi in Chinese.

It is something that defies description, time and space. Primordial Qi that encompasses Time and Space is pervasive throughout the whole universe and multi-verse.

Planets and stars swirl and orbit in space due to certain ‘forces’ that scientists called Electromagnetic force and Gravitational force. This is the work of Primordial Qi.

The Ancient Chinese Sages, Metaphysicians and Philosophers had already given it a name – Qi. It is called Qi because it is intangible and formless, like the steam wafting out of boiling hot water.

It is also because Qi is closely related to air (Kong Qi 空 气) whose main component is oxygen (Yang Qi 养 气), which is the giver of life. Qi being pervasive has as its playground, Time and Space.

Qi is enduring, so it defies Time. Qi is formless and intangible, so it defies Space. Time and Space too are enduring and intangible. Therefore, Time and Space is where Qi exercises its muscles, stretches its limbs and works its magic.

Primordial Qi has no Yin or Yang differentiation. Primordial Qi is not objectively good or bad. Primordial Qi does not discriminate, is just and fair, and gives life to all phenomena on Earth irrespectively.

Primordial Qi is Neutral. Primordial Qi cannot be pinned down objectively, but can only be assessed and analyzed subjectively.

Primordial Qi cannot be objectively utilized or harnessed, but can only be utilized or harnessed subjectively in relation to the prevailing situation and conditions either physically or metaphysically. ZhangZai postulated that all the phenomena in this universe are composed of this Primordial Essence called Qi.

This Primordial Essence is formless and timeless and is the force or energy that binds or disintegrates all matter that is of Yin or Yang polarity.

When this Primordial Essence condenses and coagulates, it can form rocks and mountains, plants and vegetation, human beings and animals, and every phenomenon of which we can think.

When this Primordial Essence liquefies, it becomes water or fluid of any kind.

Smooth flowing low viscosity fluid can be like water. When water coagulates at extremely low temperatures, it becomes ice. Hot fluid from the center of the Earth becomes lava.

Hot embryonic fluid from humans and animals becomes blood or sperm. When this Primordial Essence disintegrates, it goes back to its primordial state within the Supreme Void.

The Supreme Void is adamantine – indestructible, and so is Primordial Qi. It is ever changing and transforming.

It can transform into something else and then revert back to its original form. Its versatility is beyond anything.

Thus was born the concept of Yi that means ‘Change.’ Thus the playground where Primordial Qi exercises and works its magic is the Supreme Void and ancient FengShui Masters called it – the XuanKong (玄空).

Copyright Moon L. Chin 2013.

一流地师观星望斗。。。

一流地师观星望斗…………..?

There is an ancient saying, how ancient I don’t know, that, if misconstrued, can mislead new FengShui students to have erroneous concepts about FengShui methods.

There are many angles that one can interpret this saying, and I shall present one angle for your perusal.

The saying is:
 一流地师观星望斗,
First grade FengShui master gaze at the stars observe the planets,

二流地师入山看水口,
Second grade FengShui master enter the mountains looking for water exits,

三流地师背着罗盘满山走。
Third grade master carry luopan run all over the mountains.

The above saying, if using normal translation would read like that.
Now the question is — is this the only interpretation of the verses?
No.

Next I present you another version of the saying using different words:

一等地师观星望斗,
First level FengShui master gaze at the stars and observe the planets,

二等地师入山看水口,
Second rate FengShui master enter mountains looking for water exits,

三等地师背著罗盘满山走。
Third rate FengShui master carry luopan run all over the mountains.

There are a few more different versions of this saying, using different words here and there.

But here, I only present to two examples.
Many people will just read and comprehend these verses according to their level of understanding of FengShui.

There is a vast difference between those with wide scope understanding of multiple methods of FengShui and those with narrow scope understanding only one or two forms of FengShui.

One of the main understanding about FengShui that every FengShui practitioner should have is:
Landform as Ti 体 and LiQi as Yong 用。

What this means is without knowing about landform, there is absolutely no FengShui to talk about. I shall not go into detail about landform. But, roughly, the word landform here means internal and external landform. Internal means the forms and features inside a building. External means the forms and features outside the building.

When you have this proper understanding, and when you read the saying about first second and third grade FengShui master…….you should be able to comprehend the saying is NOT to be interpreted literally straightforward without going into deeper analysis.

There are many deeper comprehension of these three lines. Here, I shall present only one angle of view for you all to digest.

This presentation is based only upon what I just said about Landform as Ti and LiQi as YONG. (Note LiQi 理气 means Qi management. Every school of FengShui has its own LiQi method. I shall not delve into it here.)

This is important:
There is ONLY ONE Landform school. Every FengShui school follow the same theories and principles of landform study and practice.

So let us look at the first verse:
 一流地师观星望斗,
First grade FengShui master gaze at the stars observe the planets,

Most people when read the word 观星望斗 translated as ‘gaze at the
stars observe the planets’, what comes to mind would be really looking skywards at the stars and planets.

I say, in the context of FengShui and Chinese Metaphysics, it is not wrong to comprehend that way, simply because there is a Metaphysics subject called 七政四余 Qi Zheng Si Yu, that uses the five planets in its calculation. Since I am discussing this here using one angle only, I shall not go into Chinese astronomy and other Divination using planets and stars.

………..if one was trained to understand landform properly, then he should know that the ancient masters has correlated mountains tops to the five element shapes. He should also know that ancients masters also had mentioned about stars and planets affecting the formation of mountains. I shall not go into detail about this. You can come to your own conclusion.

二流地师入山看水口,
Second grade FengShui master enter the mountains looking for water exits,

This translation is absolute correct, but the interpretation and comprehension of its deeper meaning can be different.

First of all…….you must know that in FengShui, the water exit is of utmost importance.

I dare to say this: If the master does not go to look for the water exit, especially doing Yin FengShui in a rural landform, then he should be called a second rate master.

The master when entered the landform to observe the mountain tops and surrounding hills and embraces, should know how the river flows and where it should exit.

From the river exit he would take a reading pointing towards the incoming mountain. The. He goes up to the Xue spot and reconfirm the reading by pointing towards the river exit.

This is the standard practice of landform and LiQi in FengShui.

三流地师背着罗盘满山走。
Third grade master carry luopan run all over the mountains.

This line should not be misconstrued as meaning that the master who uses a luopan going round the mountain Xue is a ‘Low grade’ master.
That thought can be deriding the FengShui profession, which is not right.

But…..if the master really does not know about proper landform assessment procedures, and run around the mountains like an apprentice, then, he is low grade.

Which FengShui master does not use a luopan to do LiQi?
Every FengShui school has its LiQi method and every one depends on measuring direction to determine sitting and facing.

In Yin FengShui, the luopan is indispensable when staking the Xue spot. I won’t go into detail here, but common sense says that after assessing the surrounding landform, the master need to determine where the Xue is formed and how to site the grave.

In FengShui we have a saying “失之毫厘谬之千里”. This phrase means that the mistake of determining even a millimeter off track, can cause a thousand miles of error. You can spend some time to think about this.

Enough said.

Ineffectiveness of using Chinese name strokes to get auspiciousness

Here is a short article that I translated for master Guo that I would like to share:

  立  雲  林  科  技  大  學

漢學應用應用研究所碩士在職專班

碩士論文

Graduate School of Applied Chinese Studies

National Yunlin University of Science & Technology

Master Thesis

 

漢文化民俗應用研究—以農民曆姓名筆劃吉凶分析

Han culture folk custom research – analysis of layman usage of Chinese Name character number of strokes auspiciousness and inauspiciousness.

(英文)(English)

 郭芬鈴

Fengling Kuo

指導教授:吳進安博士

Advisor: Dr.Wu Jin An 

碩 士 論 文 (Master Thesis)

 

(英文)(English)

中華民國一零七年六月

Chinese People’s Republic 107 year, sixth month

摘要Abstract

 

本研究主要探討姓名學的筆劃吉凶對人的影響,以八十一靈動數之內吉數、凶數為主,推論人一生是否存在著窮通壽考之說。

Main research direction is to examine Chinese Name character number of strokes auspiciousness or inauspiciousness affecting people, using the 81 Spirit Formation Numbers, auspiciousness number or inauspiciousness number as the main subject, thoroughly investigate to prove whether there are effects in a person’s destiny.

俗云:「文字有靈力則姓名有威力,其威力則司人之命運也」、「天數難逃」、「名善則榮,名不善則辱」等語……是否如此?  本研究內文所提及筆劃能左右人之命運者,經以古今聞人逾千對照,推論是否為真?此說是否過於迷信?則為本研究動機之始。

Common layman saying: “written words if have spirit power thus person’s name will have authority power, the power can govern a person’s destiny” , “heaven’s will is impossible to escape” , “name virtuous thus prosper, name not virtuous thus disgrace” and similar sayings………………….is it like that?

Can this research into Chinese Name character number of strokes that can affect a person’s destiny,  that since ancient times till now had examined in excess of a thousand well-known figures, be deemed as infallible?  Can this be said to be superstitious?  This has been the motivation of this research.

本研究首先從民俗學、農民曆入手,採擷歷史事實與參酌的相關文獻,對照彼此之間而有發現,隋唐至明清科舉考試,文、武狀元計七百八十七人,其中進士有七千六百九十六人;而狀元、進士當中,筆劃吉者,而觀其表現卻未必是吉,筆畫兇者,其表現未必是凶,可見姓名筆畫作為預測此人表現之評量標準亦將有另一解讀。顯然筆劃之吉凶與表現不盡然如姓名學所稱之情形。

This research, firstly took information from the study of folk customs, farmer’s almanac, gathered reliable historical records and consulted related documentary evidence, checked against each other and found out, from tang dynasty till Ming and Qing dynasty Imperial Examination for Civil and Military officers, counted 787 persons were top Imperial Scholars, from among 7697 successful examination candidates, and among the Imperial Scholars and successful examination candidates, the performance of those with auspicious name strokes may not be auspicious,the performance of those with inauspicious name strokes are not necessarily inauspicious, can see that using Chinese Name character strokes as the standard to predict a person’s performance may have other explanation.  Apparently, Chinese Name character strokes auspiciousness and inauspiciousness and performance is not as what is claimed by the Art of Chinese name Character Strokes.

但狀元、進士當中筆劃有吉凶者,能名列前茅、成績優異,則不乏其人。王侯將相、富可敵國者,筆劃不吉,甚至在在有之,可見在姓名學中的吉凶筆劃數並不是個人成功的必然條件,它應只是偶然條件。本研究乃在證成規範事實,描述現象,歷來姓名學筆劃以論吉凶禍福。

But, the auspicious and inauspicious name strokes among top Imperial Scholars and Successful Examination candidates, those that can come out on top, obtained excellent results, there is no lack of.

Queen, Minister of defence, those that can rival a country, those with inauspicious Name strokes are plenty to be found, thus can see that the Art of Chinese Name character strokes auspicious or inauspicious is not a mandatory condition for a person’success in life, it is only an accidental condition.  This research is only to testify to the normal standard and describe the reality of the (concept of) the Art of Chinese Name character strokes auspiciousness inauspiciousness calamity and fortune.

關鍵字:漢文化、民俗學、民俗應用、農民曆、姓名學

Tagline: Han Culture, Layman studies, Layman usage, farmer’s almanac, Art of Chinese name strokes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 TongShu

2018-tongshu-2nd-page

2018 WuXu Year Tai Sui name is Jiang Wu 姜武

LiChun 立春 is on 4th February 2018, at Mao hour (卯时5.28am Beijing Time)

Chinese New Year Lunar 1st day is on 16th Feburary 2018.

5 Yellow star in Kan Gua three mountains — Ren, Zi and Gui. Avoid earth works or heavy renovation.

2 Black star in Dui Gua three mountains — Geng, You and Xin mountains. Avoid earth works or heavy renovation.

Summary of ShenSha
Tai Sui 太岁 (Year Monarch) in Xu mountain
Sui Po 岁破 (Year Breaker) in Chen mountain
San Sha 三煞 (Three Killings) in Ren, Zi, and Gui mountains
Jie Sha 劫煞 (Rob Killing) in Hai mountain
Sui Sha 岁煞 (Year Killing) in Chou mountain
Wu Du 戊都 (Wu Capital) in Wu mountain
Ji Du 己都 (Ji Capital) in Wei mountain
Yin Fu 阴府 (Yin Mansion) in Mao and Kun mountains
Jin Shen 金神 (Golden Spirit) in Shen mountain
Nian Ke 年克 (Year Control) in Jia, Xun, Geng and Xin mountains
Xiang Sha 向煞 (Facing Sha) in Bing and Ding mountains
Di Fu 地符 (Earth Talisman) in Yin mountain
Da Li 大利 (Big Benefit) in Gen and Yi mountains
Xiao Li 小利 (Small Benefit) in Qian mountain
Tian Fu 天符 (Heaven Talisman) in Si mountain
Zhi Tui 炙退 (Scorching Retreat) in You mountain.

Caution:
Avoid any digging or earth works in the following mountains:
Xu, Chen, Hai, Ren, Zi, Gui and Chou.

How to use your Bazi

This is for those who had been following the thread on “grow rich with your bazi” and “journey into you”. Those who would like to know how to make use of your bazi code of life to live your life accordingly.

First of all, you should learn how to think positive, to be able to benefit from advices from others.

Second, is you need to have an open mind and learn how to think laterally.

Third, is you should have a belief in the concept of karma or retribution.

Bazi code of life is a set of information whereby you can use it as a guideline to live your life.  When you do that, Always remember this ancient wisdom: 顺我者生,逆我者死。
translated as:

Follow the will of Heaven, you will live,
Go against the will of Heaven, you will die.

The above translation may sound drastic. What it actually means is you should, try your best not to go against the will of Heaven or Karma, so that your life can be smooth and with less obstacles.

Does that mean you don’t need to do anything at all?
NO! It does not mean you don’t do anything at all.
You cannot be passive and negative.
On the contrary, YOU MUST BE ACTIVE AND POSITIVE .

Active, in the sense that once you know your life destiny, and all the accompanying dos and don’t in your life, you MUST do what is necessary, and Do Not do what you cannot do.

This is what is meant by ‘following the will of Heaven’.

You bazi chart will show your Yong Shen (favorable element) and Ji Shen (unfavorable element). Once you have this information, there are many things that you can do and many things that you should avoid.

For example, your bazi chart can tell you what profession is most suitable for you, and when is your good luck period. With this, you can make a conscious effort to work towards achieving a smooth life with minimum obstacles.

If you wish to know more on how to manage your own life according to your bazi, learn from good teachers who can impart their life experience to you.

There are many masters around who don’t pull your nose and let you go into a merry go round and don’t charge you an arm and a leg for it.