I am a life long metaphysics student. My interests include Buddhism, Daoism, Chinese philosophy and Chinese metaphysics.
My first contact with a Chinese metaphysics subject was palmistry when I was 15 years old. I came to befriend a Taiwanese man who rented a room in our family’s double story home. He was the local manager of Evergreen Lines (a Taiwanese shipping company).
I had a favorite haunt in this home. It was up at the second floor back portion of the upper floor that is open air where I spent many hours watching Penang Hill, the sky above, and most evenings I would watch the stars and ponder on the meaning of life, One fine evening he came up to me and started to chat about life and fate. The conversation somehow turned into a lesson on palm reading! Thereafter I spent many evenings learning from him the basics of palm reading.
Unfortunately, after several months, he was recalled back to Taiwan, and thus ended my studies abruptly. It was only after many years later when I reached the age of 20, when I started working, that my interest in palmistry was rekindled and I bought books to read and studied on my own.
Meanwhile, during my high school years, I came into contact with hatha yoga and yoga meditation. I was fascinated by yogic meditation and spent many hours reading books on this subject. One thing led to another and eventually I ended up studying Buddhism and Daoism and learnt Buddhist and Daoist meditation, rituals and practices.
However, as an ordinary layman who was fettered by the vagaries of life, I had to work to earn a living. Thus my Buddhism and Daoism studies were on and off, but my interest in these two religions did not wane.
I began really serious studying of Tibetan Buddhism in 1984, and had received many teachings and initiations from various reincarnate Lamas. I had many memorable experiences in my journey to study Tibetan Buddhism. Some of my most memorable experiences was travelling to Nepal in 1984 and meeting my first Tibetan teacher HE Thariq Rinpoche a famous Sakya teacher in Boudhanath, Kathmandu.
My next most memorable experience was studying Phowa (transference of consciousness) under HH Drikung Rinpoche in 1987 in Malaysia. And not to forget mentioning HE Gelek Rinpoche from whom I had learnt a lot about Gelugpa LamRim teachings.
My journey in Tibetan Buddhism culminated in my joining the Barom Kagyu under the tutelage of HE Tangsar Tulku. I had received some very profound teachings and practices from him. The most useful was the “Trinley Nyingpo Dispeller of Obastacles” from the Terma (hidden treasure teachings) Barchey Kunsel cycle of teachings, and smoke offering practice Riwo Sang Chod. Now I have taken over the running of our local center of the Barom Kagyu called Barom Kagyu Osel Ling and had planned many beneficial activities for our members in future.
I took up Daoism practical training only in the late nineties when I met a wonderfully clairevoyant lady who opened my mind to the possibility of mixing Buddhist and Daoist practices without any clash or contradiction. I did not look back thereafter.
Now I am initiated into the LiuRen sect of Daoism and had learnt many practical skills like talisman drawing and rituals peculiar to this sect. Between 2002 to 2004, I had spent a lot of time travelling to a small hill village in Pahang to learn from a semi hermit Daoist LiuRen Master Lim who was considered by locals as a half saint. From him I had learnt some very practical skills such as “flying mantras” and “flying talisman”.
One night in one of my visits in 2003, I slept in the temple’s guest room and had a strange dream. I dreamed about GuanYin pusa conferring to me a long spear-like weapon and told me this shall be my weapon of choice in my practice Daoist magic to help those in need.
Next morning I told master Lim about the dream and he told me there is a GuanYin temple a couple of km away, run by vegetarian ZhaiGu 斋姑 (female lay practitioners who are vegetarian, had dedicated their lives to be celibate, and who practice a form of a combination of Buddhism and Daoism). We went there to have a look, and lo and behold, there is a statue of GuanYin Pusa, the form of which is holding many short and long weapons, and one of them is exactly the one I saw in my dream.
Later, I met another LiuRen Master Yong who took me in under his tutelage and gave me intensive training on several practices, most notable was the BeiDou seven stars luck changing ritual.
On my Chinese metaphysics journey, I can say I was quite lucky to have met my first teacher, Sifu Wah San, who taught me GuiGuZi card divination, the basics of Bazi reading, Bazhai and Flying stars fengshui, and face reading.
I had also the good fortune of learning from several other mentors who guided me in all the different Chinese metaphysics subjects, and most notably in Bazi, YiJing studies, and the practical MeiHua divination.
The most valuable of all the experiences was that Sifu WahSan and my mentors also taught me how to read and interpret FengShui classics. These ancient texts were all written in a cryptic way, and in old Chinese which sometimes is very difficult for a modern Chinese o understand. I was lucky that these mentors were able to point out to me the essence of interpreting classics and thus I was able to learn a lot of valuable information for these classics.
Thereafter my Bazi, FengShui and Divination skills progressed by leaps and bounds. In 2007 I learnt YangGong fengshui. I had written a book on the fundamentals of YangGong Fengshui and it is sold in my webstore at: www.kanyu-world.net.
I also have a MeiHua Divination course sold in this webstore.
After practicing for several years, I started to teach Fengshui and had taken in several students. I teach practical YangGong fengshui ‘one on one’. I believe in the hands on practical training for my students.
Currently I am running a two year online course in YangZhai FengShui that comprise Landform, BaZhai, Flying stars and Qiankunguabao fengshui. The duration of study is flexible, actually. It really depends on the ability of the student to absorb all the knowledge within the shortest time he can manage.
At the end of this course the student need to come for his practical training.
Written Sept. 2014.
edited 3rd March 2018