YiJing on Qi

Part one

The YiJing (易经) is a Chinese philosophy that is universal and encompasses everything in this universe.  It has philosophical theories and principles that embraces subjects from as high as Astro Physics, astronomy, geology, medicine, and even to the lower subjects of painting and handcrafting.

In Chinese universities, many disciplines require students to study the YiJing because the wisdom within can be applied in many ways.  In Chinese Metaphysics, it has its fundamentals in the YiJing.  For example, in FengShui many theories and principles are derived from the YiJing.

One theory says the ‘heaven is round and earth is square’ (天园地方 TianYuan DiFang).  This is another way of saying ‘Yin and Yang’ or another way of saying “robust activity and stillness’ (动与静, Dong yu Jing)。

For example:

When you hear the phrase, ‘Heaven is Round’ (天园), you can have two views – one is that heaven is round like a globe or round like two dimensional round circle.

When you hear the phrase, ‘Earth is Square’ (地方)you can also have two views – one is Earth as a cube or like a two dimensional flat square.

Whichever view you take, MUST be compatible with whatever that thing you want to do with this philosophical theory and principle.

Philosophical viewpoint:

To digest and internalize this philosophical viewpoint, you must have the ability to think laterally, or think out of the box.

This is what I always teach my students.  I told them, Chinese Metaphysics classics are all written cryptically.

It is not because the ancient masters are selfish or unwilling to share, but rather, it is because the ancient masters have a set of principles that of Ethics and Morality, and they believe in the efficacy of ‘Affinity’ (缘分 Yuan Fen).

To them, if the student has the affinity with the knowledge to be learnt, when he reads the cryptic classics, he will easily ‘see’ the true meaning.  To them, if a student has the affinity with the Master, they will definitely meet. The master will eventually teach the student.

How much the student can learn, absorb and internalize, all depends on the student’s attitude and aptitude.  Loyalty to, and faith in the master is another trait the student must have.

On the point of ‘loyalty’, all ancient masters will look at the Bazi of the student before accepting him/her, more so when the master wants to inherit all his lifetime experience to that student.

On this point of ‘faith’ I must advice that a student MUST check and investigate the master’s character and ability before going to learn from him.

Part Two

《荀子·礼论》说:“天地合而万物生,阴阳接而变化起。”

XunZi. Said, heaven and earth combined myriad things born, yin and yang linked transformation begins.

This phrase by XunZi is easy to understand.  Many sages had already written about this aspect and most of you would have read countless times from Chinese Metaphysics writings.  But, the next saying by ZhuZi is a little bit abstract because he was referring to something ‘not substantial’ as in non 3D graspable concept.

Qi in a way is also non 3D but it is easier to grasp its grosser form of Qi as in the air we breathe.

Let us see what ZhuZi means……

朱子,

天下未有无理之气,亦未有无气之理。有是理,便有是气。理未尝离乎气。无理,将不能有气。但无气,亦将不见有理。故此两者,不仅是同时并存,实乃是一体浑成。

ZhuZi said,

In the universe, there is no such thing as Qi without a logic, and no such thing as logic without Qi.  There is logic, there is also Qi.  Logic cannot be separated from Qi.  No logic surely there will be no Qi. But no Qi also cannot be seen to have logic. Thus these two appear, not only together, more so, in fact is a successful mix in one body.

Here ZhuZi was pointing out the philosophical gist of the concept of Tian Di Ren Qi.  As I wrote before there are three main categories in this concept: Heaven, Earth and Man.

When we talk about YiJing, we cannot be far away from knowing about the BaGua and about the TaiJi.   Everything in this world has a TaiJi – from the Macro down to the micro……everything has a center of ‘gravity’ where every aspect of that something revolves around it.

So when ZhuZi talked about Qi and Logic he was referring to the universal Logic that emanated from the philosophy of the YiJing because this philosophy is nothing but LOGIC…..and….. the Qi is nothing but the universal Qi that resides in every phenomenon.

故曰:“太极只是天地万物之理,但太极却不是一物,无方所顿放,故周子曰无极而太极。”

Thus it was said, “TaiJi is the encompassing ingredient of Heaven and Earth universal logic, but the TaiJi is not only ONE ingredient, and you cannot lay your hands on merely a single aspect of it only, thus ZhuoZi quoted ‘WuJi then TaiJi”

WuJi 无极 means the non-dualistic adamantine origin or beginning of all phenomenon.

又曰:“才说太极,便带着阴阳。才说性,便带着气。不带着阴阳与气,太极与性那里收附。然要得分明,又不可不拆开说。”

And said, “The way is TaiJi, more so it carries YinYang.  The way is Nature, more so it carries Qi.  (If) it does not carry YinYang and Qi, how does Taiji get attached to Nature.  But to be clear, it has to be split open to be discussed.”

Before we go further, let us explore the literal translation of the word Cai 才.  It means – ‘ability, talent, a certain type of person, a capable individual, a moment ago, just now, only then, only.’

So you can see there are so many meanings of this word Cai that it can be quite a task to interpret and translate ancient writings such as the YiJing.

One of the important aspect of studying Chinese metaphysics is – knowing how to dissect ancient wisdom to be used in a modern environment.  Knowing how to interpret is a skill the needs to be learned.

The convenient method (方便发) is to split open the theory of LiQi (Qi management), and split open TaiJi and Yinyang, and then combine them together in one clear stream of thought.

The reason to do this is because —

Li 理(logic)and Qi 气 might be two different things but in a way they are like complimentary to each other;

while TaiJi and YinYang are although seemingly two different concepts but it has an intimate relationship that can only be understood if there is mental acceptance.

故曰:“未有天地之先,毕竟也只是先有此理,便有此天地。若无此理,便亦无天地,无人、无物,都无该载了。”

“(If to say) heaven and earth comes first, when all is said and done, surely there is only the Logic first, then only there is Heaven and Earth.  If there is no such Logic, (there would be) no Heaven and earth, no Man, no matter, and even no need to talk about it.”

又曰:“先有个天理了,却有气。有是理,便有是气,但理是本。”

“first there is the Logic, then there is the Qi.  Have Logic, Have Qi, but Logic is the base fundamental.”

Part three

朱子又说:

“阴静是太极之本。然阴静又自阳动而生。一静一动,便是一个辟阖。自其辟阖之大者推而上之,更无穷极,不可以本始言。”

Yin stillness is the fundamental basis of TaiJi. Yin stillness can be stirred from the movement of Yang.  One stillness, one movement, more so is like ‘an opening and a closing’.  From the vastness of this ‘opening and closing’, it can be deduced upwards, more so like ‘unlimited extreme’, cannot discuss like its ‘fundamental beginning’.

PiHe 辟阖 can be interpreted as the repelling and attraction (of two opposites); it can also be interpreted as the opening and closing of something; it can also be interpreted as something more abstract like the ‘latitude and longitude’.

In YiJing philosophy, there is this concept called ZongHeng 纵横. Some scholars translated this as the ‘warp and waft’ of weaving.  Some translated it as the ‘vertical and horizontal’.

ZongHeng 纵横, in YiJing philospphy, when we apply this concept to FengShui, depending on what aspect you are dealing with, is more like the ‘the latitude and longitude’ of geography and the ‘warp and weft’ of universal Qi.

Note:

Pi 辟 means to repel, to avoid;
He 阖 means to close.

又曰:有一种人,思虑向里去,嫌眼前道理粗,于事物上都不理会,此乃谈玄说妙之病,其流必入于异端。

ZhuZi also said, “there is a type of people, when they contemplate internally, resented the theory and principle to be too coarse, unable to notice of the (intrinsic quality) of the things (they contemplated), this is but a malady of ‘discussing the profound and talking about the wonderful’, that finally might flow into the realm of ‘heresy’.

Part four

In this part four, I shall be a brief.  Those of you who think you need more explanation. Please let me know.  I will try my best to write a longer explanation.

朱子又说:说穷理,则似悬空无捉摸处。说格物,则只就那形而下之器,寻那形而上之道,便见得这个元不相离。

ZhuZi said, “to discuss to the extreme of Logic, is like grasping at midair.  Discussing the underlying principles, thus merely at what appears to the eye, to search for the upper meaning of what appears to the eye, seemingly is not too far away from the fundamental.”

又曰:人都把这道理作个悬空底物。大学不说穷理,只说格物,便是要人就事物上理会。

He also said, “people tend to use this to justify a non-substantial basis.  Higher studies if do not discuss logic to the extreme, only discuss underlying principles, precisely needs one to understand the object discussed.”

These two sentences are a bit abstract for those with lesser understanding of the philosophical aspect of Chinese Metaphysics.  However, it is still not lost because now is the time to engage your mind to the important work of contemplation of YiJing philosophy, in relation to what you are doing.

Explanation:

朱子又说:说穷理,则似悬空无捉摸处。说 格物,则只就那形而下之器,寻那形而上之道,便见得这个元不相离。

又曰:人都把这道理作个悬空底物。大学不说穷理,只说格物,便是要人就事物上理会。

ZhuZi said, “to discuss to the extreme of Logic, is like grasping at midair. Discussing the underlying principles, thus merely at what appears to the eye, to search for the upper meaning of what appears to the eye, seemingly is not too far away from the fundamental.”

He also said, “people tend to use this to justify a non-substantial basis. Higher studies if do not discuss logic to the extreme, only discuss underlying principles, precisely needs one to understand the object discussed.”

These two sentences are abstract, pointing towards the way to study, contemplate and understand Logic.

One should not just see the superficial side and take it as it is. There is a deeper meaning to every thing.

悬空底物, this phrase means the basic fundamentals are abstract, like something “hanging in mid-air”.  If you search this phrase in Google translate, you will get, “dangling substrate”.  说格物 means studying the underlying principles, especially rationally learning Logic.

只说格物,便是要人就事物上理会。

This mean you need to stick to and be grounded in the (basic) underlying principles of subject you are studying (and not distract your mind towards high lofty theorems). The fundamentals is always there for you to see.

So you see, when studying Yijing and Chinese Metaphysics, you cannot read superficially. You should also not try to understand the words by dissecting a sentence or phrase, if you did not have proper training or proper guidance from those knowledgeable, because you could probably muddle up the whole interpretation.

Part 5

In part five, I wish take an excerpt from Lesson 7, Foundation lessons, of my Professional Fengshui course.  Lesson 7 is about Qi.

Before you become a professional in fengshui, you need to know and understand what is Qi.  Only after that, you would find it easy to grasp what are the significance of the different types of 5 elements Qi.  For example, in Xuan Kong Flying Stars, what is 5 Yellow Earth Qi , what is 2 Black Earth Qi, etc……

And thereafter, you would understand why certain remedies are used for pacifying bad qi, and for what purpose.

The concept of Qi in this course is mainly based on the philosophical concept espoused by a prominent Sung Dynasty Philosopher and Cosmologist, ZhangZai 张载 (AD 1020-1077).  ZhangZai was a great adherrent of ZhuangZi’s Yi Philosophy.

He wrote: “氣之聚散於太虛,猶冰凝釋於水,知太虛即氣,則無無。故聖人語性與天道之極,盡於參伍之神變易而已。諸子淺妄,有有無之分,非窮理之學也.”

Qi accumulates or disperses within the Supreme Void, like water coagulates to ice or ice melts to water. To know that the Supreme Void is none other than Qi, so it is not ‘Empty’ as the Void is.  Therefore, the words of the Sages on the nature of the Supreme Void fully refer to the Change and Transformation of the 5 Elements.  The various materialistic presumptions have a dualistic ‘have / have not’ differentiation and is not a study of absolute nothingness.

He also said, “太虛不能無氣,氣不能不聚而為萬物,萬物不能不散而為太虛. 循是出入,是皆不得已而然也.”

The Supreme Void cannot be without Qi, Qi cannot but reside in all phenomena, and all phenomena cannot but disintegrate back into the Supreme Void.  The abiding cycle of transformation is but the inevitable spontaneity of nature.

All the phenomena in this universe are none other than the resultant play of Qi.  The coming together and the disintegration of Qi all play out their drama within the Supreme Void (that is our universe and the multi-verse).

Mountains, oceans and rivers are all formed from the interaction of Yin Yang Qi.  The centrifugal force of the spinning Earth intermarries with the cosmic radiation slamming into Earth’s atmosphere giving rise to myriad things.  All things on Earth, animate and inanimate are affected by this interaction.  Good or bad, beneficial or malevolent, all depends on the subjective conditions prevailing.

Part 6.

First of all I wish to repeat a few things I said before, in case you all had forgotten. I teach my students the same thing.

  1. You need to have lateral thinking when you learn metaphysics.
  1. In any situation, whatever happen, there are always multiple factors contributing to it. In any fengshui situation, there are always multiple factors. if anyone tell you this fengshui is the best or that is the best, then I can tell you that the person does not know what fengshui is all about. Similarly, if a person dead-brained clawing at this classic or that classic as the “holy grail”, then he also does not what the fengshui is about.
  1. There will always be trade secrets in any profession. These secrets are not revealed to just anyone simple because that anyone is NOT in the group contributing to the well- being of members in the same group. Here is an analogy……..like in a restaurant, the chief cook teaches the young recruit a special way of cutting vegetables that the recruit was not taught that way in the cooking school. Do you get what I mean.?

so if you guys are ready, I shall post some more info for your perusal. you think first how it relates to the phrase “qi is not static” and then comeback to ask questions.

  1. anybody who studies fengshui, or chinese mataphysics, must read the YiJing and learn from its wisdom. here is a caption from my course foundation lessons: From Lesson 10 of Foundation Lessons: Yijing TaiJi and BaGua The Progressive Division of the TaiJi The progressive division of the TaiJi comes from the most popular description of the YiJing: ‘無 極 生 太 極, 太 極 生 兩 儀, 兩 儀 生 四 象, 四 象 生 八 卦’. From the state of Limitlessness of WuJi was born the TaiJi; From the TaiJi were born the Two Appearances; From the Two Appearances were born the Four Images; From the Four Images was born the BaGua.

Think what this means

  1. from lesson 7: First section of my Foundation, Lesson 7. The word Qi 氣, written in its old form, is made up of two separate words: Vapor 气and Rice 米. The general concept of the origin of the word Qi 氣 comes from the Ancients’ observation of their surroundings and their daily life chores. This word being a combination of two characters of Vapor 气and Rice 米, tells us that the Ancients formulated this word when they observed steam rising from rice being cooked. Qi 氣, however, is more than just steam rising from a cooking pot. It is something not easily translated or interpreted with our limited language. It is something that is so pervasive and encompassing that it touches and affects everything within our universe. From the ticking of the clock to the changing of seasons, everything involves Qi. Nothing escapes its pervasiveness.pervasiveness.
  2. also from lesson 7: Yin Qi and Yang Qi The most fundamental of divisions is the Yin and Yang of all phenomena. It is the positive versus the negative. Yang is positive and Yin is negative. Yang is white and Yin is black. Yang is hot and Yin is cold. Yang is movement and Yin is stillness. The comparison can go on forever. However, in the matter of Qi, this basic division into Yin and Yang gives it a reference point to further develop into different sub-categories within these two. Yang Qi being positive is supposed to be benevolent Qi and Yin Qi being negative is supposedly malevolent Qi. This perspective of Yin Yang Qi is NOT ABSOLUTE. Yin Qi is supposedly negative, but when there is a positive transformational interaction with Yang Qi it can be turned into Benevolent Qi. Likewise, if Yang Qi has a negative transformational interaction with excessive Yin Qi, it could possible lose its benevolent quality and turn malevolent. Yin or Yang Qi, if standing alone, without any interaction with each other, could possibly stay neutral, neither benevolent nor malevolent. It just stays as Yin or Yang Qi. Then there is a third party involvement – Human Qi. This shall be discussed in the next section.
  3. also from lesson 7:………………….. Tian Di Ren (Heaven, Earth and Man) Trinity In FengShui, great emphasis is placed on the complimentary nature of ‘marriage of Yin Yang Qi or Tian Di Qi (Heaven and Earth Qi) to produce Sheng Qi.’ The resultant Sheng Qi (Lively Qi) would then be beneficial, in the case of a house, to those living in it. Yin represents Female and Yin Qi would be Earth or Di Qi. Yang represents Male, and Yang Qi would be Heavenly Qi or Tian Qi. Or this can be described alternatively as Internal Qi (Di Qi) marrying External Qi (Tian Qi) to produce Sheng Qi. All these had to be done right using the special formulas as passed down by the Ancient Masters of FengShui.
  1. last part…… From another section of this lesson: In Chinese Metaphysics, the study of FengShui is the study of the forces of Nature. The Ancients had developed theories and formulas for us to manipulate these forces for the benefit of Man. The point that I’d like to emphasize here is: When the Qi from the Heaven descends and interacts with Earth Qi and gives rise to myriad things, the resultant Qi also interacts with human beings to complete the trinity of Tian Di Ren (Heaven, Earth & Man). Thus, the FengShui concept of Tian Di Ren trinity is none other than to harness the Qi of the Heaven and the Earth to benefit Man in a complete cycle of interaction. OK. Read, try to understand. use contemplation. then think. then internalise. if u can gain wisdom from these, you are much better than most who just yak.

Another phrase pointing to the non static nature of Qi….. 吉凶悔吝者,生乎动者也。 All auspicious and inauspicious, are born from movement. From the lower script of Xi Ci, Yijing.

The next phrase from a following paragraph….also points to qi as non static….. Qi can be so many things. 爻象动乎内,吉凶见乎外,功业见乎变,圣人之情见乎辞。 Hexagram lines movement internal, Auspicious or inauspicious seen in the external, Achievements seen from transformation, The emotions of the wise is seen from his statements. So can you see why I said, “qi is non static”.?

张载:

《易》一物而三才:阴阳,气也,而谓之天;刚柔,质也,而谓之地;仁义,德也,而谓之人。

ZhangZai wrote:  (Yi) matter is three ingredients:
YinYang is Qi, and represents heaven;
Robust and pliable is materials, represents Earth;
Humane and righteous, is attitude, represents Man. 

木曰曲直」,能即曲而反伸也;既曲可伸,伸抑可曲。「金曰從革」,一從革而不能自反也。從者,不易其質,革者,其形可變。能從能革,具斯二德,此云不能自反,於義未安。水火,氣也,故炎上潤下,與陰陽升降,土不得而制焉。水火,有質而勝用在氣,氣,故可旁達,與金木之用止於形中異矣。與陰陽升降者,以陰陽升降為體也。土不得制者,不受命於土也。炎以散寒,潤以解燥,與上升下燥各為二德,此獨就上下釋之。木金者,土之華實也,木者,土之敷榮;金,土之結而堅者爾。其性有水火之雜。故木之為物,水漬則生,火然而不離也,蓋得土之浮華於水火之交也。金之為物,得火之精於土之燥,得水之精於水當作土之濡,故水火相待而不相害,爍之反流而不耗,蓋得土之精實於水火之際也。漬而生,然而不離,惟其中有水火之性也。水火之交,謂水火之氣與陰陽升降,融徹土中,故土感其氣,合同而化,以發生浮華,以此知土中具有燥濡之性,為水火所資生,雖不能制,自包函之。燥者,土函火;濡者,土函水,木受水火之氣,故浮;金乃水火之精所結,故實。相待,謂金有津潤還可生水,燧鏡還可生火,交相待以生,不相害,謂水火不能毀金,火雖爍金而金反流。流者,生動之機。火既去仍無所耗,若水則終不損金也。際者,兩相接而成之謂。水濡之,火燥之,土堅實而成金。土者,物之所以成始而成終也。始生於土,終歸於土,神有往來,土受之而成形。

土者,物之所以成, 始而成終也。地之質也, 化之終也, 水火之所以升降物, 兼體而不遺者也.

始生於土,終歸於土,神有往來,土受之而成形。

地一土而已,木金皆其所生,水火依之而成。二氣變化,至形成而止矣。火依地而升,水依地而降,下徹黃壚,炎潤之性在焉。故無依空之水,火離土依空則息。水、火、木、金皆與土為體,則萬匯之生,有形有質,土皆兼體而不遺矣。《洪範》之言五行,以人事言,利用厚生之資,故於土但曰稼穡。若自天化而言,即地也,四行所不得抗也。周子太極第一圖,太極之本體;第二圖,陰陽二氣,天之蘊也;第三圖,五行順布,地之撰也。第二圖陰陽分左右,而中有太極,陰陽分體太極,而太極自不雜,在天之極也;第三圖位土於中,周行水、火、木、金而別無太極,明上為在地之極也。土不待水火而生,而水火依土;木金、土之華實,非土外之有木金。張子此論,究極物理,與周子吻合。而術家之言謂火生土、木克土者,其陋明矣。蓋嘗論之,天以神御氣,地以氣成形,形成而後五行各著其體用。故在天唯有五星之象,在地乃有五行之形。五氣布者,就地而言。若七曜以上之天,極於無窮之高,入於無窮之深,不特五行之所不至,且無有所謂四時者。然則四時之行,亦地天之際氣應所感,非天體之固然矣。人生於天地之際,資地以成形而得天以為性,性麗於形而仁、義、禮、智著焉,斯盡人道之所必察也。若聖人存神以合天,則渾然一誠,仁、義、禮、智初無分用,又豈有惻隱、羞惡、恭敬、是非之因感而隨應者。然下學上達,必循其有迹以盡所得為,而豁然貫通之後,以至誠合天德,固未可躐等求也。

WHY DO YOU NEED TO USE A PERSON’S BAZI WHEN DOING FENGSHUI?

First of all please let me say this:
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b. If you do not like what I wrote, its ok by me. No issue.

In Chinese metaphysics, there is a phrase called, “Tian Di Ren San Cai” (天地人三才).

There are many different explanations or interpretations of this phrase coming from the different branches of Chinese Metaphysics. Here I shall talk only in the context of Fengshui.

Before I go further, let me make a few quotes from ancient wise-men.

First, a quote from ShuoGua Zhuan of the Yijing:

Section 2

昔者圣人之作《易》也,将以顺性命之理。是以立天之道曰阴与阳,立地之道曰柔与刚,立人之道曰仁与义。兼三才而两之,故《易》六画而成卦。分阴分阳,迭用柔刚,故《易》六位而成章。

Translation:
When the ancient sages composed the ‘Yi’, by it comply with the principles of life and fate. With this principle establishing Heaven’s way to describe Yin and Yang; Establishing Earth’s path to obtain the supple and the robust; establishing the way of Man to describe benevolence and righteousness. Simultaneously combining these three qualities and double it, thus ‘Yi’ six lines becomes a hexagram. Discerning between Yin and Yang, alternating the use of robust and supple, thus ‘Yi’ six lines formed a chapter.

Secondly, may I quote from MengZi, a philosopher, military strategist, YiJing scholar who wrote about this to describe a military essential……
孟子 (公孙丑下): 天时不如地利,地利不如人和。
Translation:
Even if you get the right timing and right season, it does not compare to getting the right landform.
Even if you get the right landform, it does not compare to getting the people’s heart and mind.

What MengZi is pointing out is actually telling the reader that three factors coming together is the only way to get things done successfully.

Lastly, a quote from SunZi, the military strategist.
(孫臏兵法) : 天時,地利,人和,三者不得,雖勝有殃
Translation:
Time, space and people, if we cannot get all three, even if victorious, it could still become unfortunate.

MengZi and SunZi, both military strategists, when they made this quote, had this in mind:
Tian Shi 天時as in Timing and season;
DiLi 地利 as in the landform that is beneficial to fighting a battle;
RenHe 人和 as in getting the support of the united people. (soldiers).

So, when we see this phrase coming from the military angle, we know that it still need to have the three ingredients in perfect unison to get the desired results.

Now let us go into the Tian Di Ren of Fengshui practice. Tian is Time, Di is space and Ren is people.

Tian Di Ren in Fengshui can also be explained in many different aspects. One example is, in the LuoPan, DiPan Earth Plate, each trigram governs three mountains. The mountains are Tian, Ren and Di.

In the real time practice of Fengshui, when we talk about Tian Di Ren, we must know that we are in fact using the three main ingredients to manage Qi for use by someone or by group of people.

If we do not have this three ingredients in unison and in used in harmony, then we could be like what SunZi said, “…..雖勝有殃 even if victorious, it could still become unfortunate.”

Fengshui Tian Di Ren:
The three main ingredients when doing fengshui, Tian Di Ren means;
Tian as in Time……Luck periods, seasons, climate, date and time
Di as in landform………dragons, meridians, Xue, etc……
Ren as in People……the person doing the fengshui and people being affected

So, ultimately what does this mean?
It means to use the Fengshui LiQi methods combined with the Landform (forms and features) and including the Bazi of the person (client) involved, that contains information of the favored and abhorred elements.

Bazi, in plain words, is the life fate structure of a person, and in it has crucial information of what the person needs and what the person must avoid.

The element that a person needs is called the YongShen 用神.
The element that a person fears and must avoid is the JiShen 忌神.
(Caveat: we are not going into an indepth Bazi discussion here. So I hope readers do not jump into conclusion and launch into some rhetoric that are not relevant to this discussion).

Why the need to know the Yongshen and Jishen of a person before doing his Fengshui?
The answer is very simple and logical: try to give him what he needs and try to prevent what he fears from affecting him.

You might say, Fengshui and Bazi are two different things.
Yes, they are two different subjects, but, Fengshui affects people. Even though they are different subjects within Chinese Metaphysics, together they have a common need and reliance on one most crucial and most essential thing — Qi.

Qi is something that is very difficult to explain and understand. Those who had read my lesson on Qi, would know what I am talking about.

Everything on Earth relies on Qi. This reliance on Qi makes it imperative for Fengshui people to understand that when you perform an audit and recommend remedies, you cannot run away from using Tian Di Ren and the three mandatory ingredients in your work.

Example 1:
A Fengshui master, using Flying Stars Fengshui to do fengshui for a client.
The Fengshui master did not see the clients bazi and did not know the person does not like to have Fire qi come into his life in any way.
Assuming it is period 7. The fengshui master chose a south facing house N3N3/S2S3, for him, even recommended the main door to be in the center façade with stars 7, 7 and 2.
All these are Fire stars and are the client’s most feared element…..do you suppose the client can live comfortably in that house?

Example 2:
Given fact 1: Owners A and B are very good and successful business people who had made money elsewhere. So, assuming business prowess is their forte, managing a business successfully is a done deal.
Given fact 2: one shop called shop X, same Fengshui, no changes done.

Owner A after losing money in a shop X, sold this shop to owner B. After sometime, owner B started making money comfortably.
Does this mean the Fengshui of shop X is not suitable to Bazi of owner A and is more suitable to Bazi of owner B?
Or is it something else?

Xuan Tian Men FengShui School Daoist White Magic Course for enhancing life and FengShui

Course date: April 14th to April 19th. 2019. (6 days)
 Daily classes from 9.00 am to 5 pm.
 Daily Lunch and refreshments provided.
 Welcoming dinner on the evening of 13th at 7.00 pm.
 Those who have not been initiated into any Daoist school, can go for the initiation on the 18th. This will be a Liu Ren Daoist lineage initiation.
Those who had been initiated into any Daoist school can opt not to join the initiation.Xuan Tian Men FengShui School Daoist White Magic Course for enhancing life and FengShui.

Course date: April 14th to April 19th. 2019. (6 days)
 Daily classes from 9.00 am to 5 pm.
 Daily Lunch and refreshments provided.
 Welcoming dinner on the evening of 13th at 7.00 pm.
 Those who have not been initiated into any Daoist school, can go for the initiation on the 18th. This will be a Liu Ren Daoist lineage initiation.
Those who had been initiated into any Daoist school can opt not to join the initiation.

Course fee is RM4900.00
(You will be given — A set of wooden seals, one Hulu gourd, one set of Five Emperor coins, two Chinese calligraph brush, one set of talisman writing ink — a small bottle of Zhusha (red vermillion) and one set of black ink.)

 Payment via interbank bank transfers, or by bank in by ATM or by cash on arrival.
 Those paying via PayPal must add 4.5% service charge to the course fee.
 A 10% discount will be given to early bird payment before March 15 2019.
 Special rates for old students who had taken at least on of my courses. Please PM me.
Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai and Australian students can PM me for your local interbank payment account.

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A short description of some course contents

1. Consecration of earth deities.
There are different kinds of earth deities that are assigned to protect human beings. In Malaysia, we have the ‘Datok Kong 哪堵公’, ‘Tua pek Kong 大伯公’ and the ‘Dizhu gong 地主公’.

There is an explanation for the many different earth deities, but to quickly explain, the Datuk Kong and Tua pek Kong are supposedly the same entity and are like area managers guarding a larger area.

The Dizhugong is another entity who guards a house and is like an office manager.

They, datuk and tua pek, supposedly have higher authority than the Dizhu gong.

The method that I am teaching can be used for all the above mentioned deities. However, specifically for dizhugong, there is an additional method to draw in the five elements dragon qi into the house.

2. Consecration of heavenly deities.
There are many different heavenly deities. The most commonly worshipped in a Chinese home are the Guan Di, San Tai Zhu, Da Sheng Ye, and the Daoist version of Guan Yin Pusa. Of course the list can go on because some more discerning Daoist may worship deities pertaining to their practice — Deities such as Xuan Tian Shang Di, Tai Shang Lao Jun, Jiu Tian Xuan Nu, etc….

The method is quite similar to the consecration of earth deities, whereby you recite prayers and mantras to invoke the deity to reside in the statue. However, there is a special step that I will teach, to draw in heavenly qi into the deity statue.

3. Move into to new house procedure.
Moving into a new house requires not only choosing a good date. But also requires some prayers and mantras to be recited for auspiciousness.
I have compiled a list of things to do and list of prayer, and mantras

4. How to Draw into your house the five dragon qi.
Please refer to item #1.

5. How to make a wealth bag for enhancing your wealth.
This wealth bag is most suitable for business people. For those who owns a a shop or runs a business and have a safe or money box, the wealth bad is placed in there.

6. Five ghost carry treasure method.
There s a special detailed set of instructions for this method. However, please be informed that it requires a conscientious effort, a good heart and mind and a proper secret spot in your house to practice this.

7. Talismans for protection.
There are many different types of talismans for protection and for chasing out bad spirits. The most common talismans are those that protects the wearer from evil spirit disturbance. There are also talismans for expelling bad spirits from the house or from the body. There are also talismans for protecting the wearer from evil spirits when he goes to a funeral wake.

8. Talismans for FengShui work. There are two types of FengShui — Yin and Yang FengShui. In Yang FengShui there are bound to be some renovation at one time or another and there are some time when there are sha in the house vicinity. You will not only need a good date selection, but would also need to have talisman to pacify any sha in the vicinity.
In Yin FengShui, the major work is to dig the grave hole and to bury. These works are also susceptible to violating certain time landform sha. What you need to do is to choose the right timing to dig, to bury, to raise the tomb stone and to set the HouTu.

Here are a few things done in a renovation or a burial and you would need talisman to avert or pacify sha:
a. Moving earth or Breaking earth.
b. Commencing work of renovation or building up grave
c. Pacifying San Sha — sui po, taisui, jie sha, etc also needs talismans.

Other talismans for the house and not specifically concerning renovation are:
d. Protecting house from wandering spirits
e. Locking down house to prevent evil from entering.

9. There are talismans for Attracting wealth. One of the things about this is not really about getting rich or getting money without working, even though a positive side effect of these types o talismans is getting a windfall.

However remember that windfalls can be in many forms, so please do not get all worked up about getting rich quick. The thing about this kind of talisman is about getting a smoother path to financial well being.

An example of how I use it is — when my FengShui other businesses are facing a down turn and income is less than before, I generally shall burn some wealth generation talismans asking fro help from the deities. Most of the time, there are positive effects and and some kind of business would present itself, and I just grab it, and money will come as a result.

10. Talismans for personal use are generally to improve yourself in different issues. Example are talismans for:
a. Public relation and affinity
b. Relief pain and sped up recovery from Sickness
c. Pacify or remove evil spirit afflictions
d. Protection from spirit afflictions
e. Removing bone stuck in throat
f. Stop bleeding
g. Talismans for Taisui affliction.

Special reminder :
A. please register early. I need to know early the number of people attending because I have to order the set of wooden seals and it takes time to engrave them.

B. old students who had planned to come earlier or leave later, can make use of the time to do revision of what you had learnt previous courses.

C. Those who need to leave earlier due to other commitments can do so, and shall either receive the teachings from your friends or receive from me via PM.

D. Those who have questions or special requests can PM me.

NOVEMBER 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: 25 November 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: 26 November 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.

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.