Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Grand Duke Talismans Charity Drive

This post is based on last year's Grand Duke Talisman charity drive post with some additions and new twists.

If you have just read my previous message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder and counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and execute rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charity deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account.

2012 GRAND DUKE GENERAL PENG TAI
2012 is Ren-Chen or year of water-dragon. Grand Duke for the year is General Peng Tai who was born in 13th century during the Ming Dynasty. Peng was intelligent and smart since childhood.  In 1394, he had passed the Imperial Examination and become a high level official.  Yet he still lived an average and frugal life like ordinary citizens and was keen at improving government services for the public.

Before passing the Imperial Examination, Peng was engaged to a poor village girl.  After becoming a government official, Peng's family thought that his fiancee's social status was not compatible with his newfound status.  They also thought she was physically unattractive to be the wife of an official and wanted to cancel the engagement.

When General Peng heard his family's intention, he had strongly opposed the idea and married the original poor girl anyway. The couple lived a happy and loving life together.  Therefore, people who have problem getting married due to physical characteristics and/or financial situations may get the sympathetic ears and help of General Peng this year.

2012  "EXTRA-STRENGTH" GRAND DUKE TALISMAN
With all the end of the world predictions about 2012, I have prepared an "extra strength" Grand Duke Talisman for you.  It is 30% bigger in size.  It invokes protection, blessings and treasures from Buddha, Lord of Sun, Moon, North Dipper, South Dipper, Thunder, Grand Duke and two Celestial armies.  It may make the end of the world impossible (I guarantee it or your money back!)

Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:
1. "Fu-yin" or same animal sign of Grand Duke-- people with DRAGON sign (also "xing" or penalizing GD)
BIRTH YEARS: 1928, 1932, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
SYMPTOMS: obstacles, stagnation or running "reverse" instead of forward
2. "Fan-yin" or "clashing" the animal sign of Grand Duke-- people with DOG sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 
SYMPTOMS: this is the worst case scenario-- accident, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death, changing job
3. "Hai" or "harming" the animal sign of Grand Duke-- people with RABBIT sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles
4. "Po" or "breaking" the animal sign of Grand Duke-- people with OX sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles and sickness

FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY
If your house faces Chen mountain or SE direction, you need to put up a Grand Duke talisman facing that direction and avoid construction, earth-digging and demolition there.

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces SE direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations.

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS
The offer is: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman. Here are some examples of donations already done:
  • animal protection shelter
  • homeless shelter
  • Save-the-Children
  • children hospital
  • food shelves/soup kitchen
  • and more.....
If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations-- please be assured that I will not email you in the future other than sending a note that your talisman is sent. You will send me no money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity. You do not even need to pay me postage. You do NOT need to purchase any additional item from me or anyone else. No future solicitation of any type will be sent to you.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.


If you need more than one Grand Duke Talismans, here is the discount schedule:
--one talisman US$30 donation (US$5 if you are unemployed/under-employed)
--two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
--three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

Talisman that is grounded with a charity event works more effectively because it has an exchange of one type of energy to protection energy.

All talismans sent are individually purified, bless and stamped with the seal of a major deity.  The ritual itself normally has a suggested donation of US$50- 100.

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to: kenlai88@yahoo.com

All talisman claims will be sent by First Class mail in USA and air-mail outside USA.

Happy Holidays!


Ken Lai

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Grand Duke, Feng Shui and Date-Selections

Grand Duke or Tai Sui was probably started as an astronomical concept and evolved into an important metaphysical construct.  For example, in Feng Shui, Grand Duke (GD) represents a direction and space associated with a time frame.  GD is also an important time concept in date-selection.  For example, in a Mao year (rabbit, like 2011), you do not want to choose a You (rooster) day for any important activity because the day clashes Grand Duke.

Tai Sui originally refers to the imaginary or invisible star that orbits around the zodiac in opposite direction of the Jupiter or from west to east along the zodiac.  Sui Xing or yearly star is the visible Jupiter which revolves around the sun once in about 12 years.  The Zodiac is divided into 12 segments and each segment is named after an earthly branch (Chinese Zodiac animal).  Orbit of Tai Sui is assigned with 10 heavenly stems for each year.  Combining the two we have the 60 Tai Sui or Grand Dukes, which fits the 60-years cycle of Chinese calendar system.
GRAND DUKE (YUAN CHEN) HALL WITH 60 GD AND GD MOTHER, DOU-MOU (in center) 
PERSONIFICATION OF 60 GRAND DUKES
The idea of Grand Duke was based on the strong energy field created by Jupiter that is balanced by the imaginary Sui Xing (yin-yang balance principle).  It was not easy to be understood by average people, especially when literacy was not widespread during ancient time.  By assigning a name and face to each of the 60 binomials (GD), people can conceptualize and GD easier than as an energy or qi.

According to Daoism, 60 GDs are the immortals from the North Big Dipper constellation, ruled by Dou-mou , the mother of 60 GDs.   These immortals were born in different historical periods to show and teach people the Dao and righteousness.  The personalities associated with 60 GDs were drawn from actual historical figures who were characterized by high moral principles, civic spirit, patriotism and compassion.  They were mostly pious government officials or loyal and patriotic military generals.  All the 60 GD personalities were taken from pre-1644 time period  (before Qing Dynasty).  So we can deduce the personalization of GD came after 1644. This is relatively "new" in terms of the 5000 years of Chinese history.

FUNCTIONS OF GRAND DUKE
According to Daoism,  60 GDs, are the emanations of Dao ("The Way").  On human level, GD handles the "fortunes and misfortunes, including health and sickness" of people according to their pre-determined destiny and personal choices/behaviors after birth.   GD does not "punish" but simply executes what are scheduled and arrange rewards/disasters based on people's merits..

However, Daoism also stresses "my destiny is determined by myself and not heaven and earth".  It holds that if we do charity work and practice kindness,  GD will protect us from misfortune.

According to Daoism, every individual is under the constant observations of two GDs.  One is his/her "Personal GD" or the one's birth year GD.  For example, I was born in 1955.  GD of 1955 is General Yang Sen.  Yang is my personal GD who is in charge of my life and death events.  He is the Chinese version of your personal guardian angel (note:  there is a daoist method of harnessing the power of one's Personal GD for success and avoidance of misfortunes).  The second GD is the "Annual GD" which changes every year.  Annual GD is the "ruler of the year" who is in charge of your annual luck and events.

Grand Duke statues inside Qing Shan Temple, Hong Kong
GRAND DUKE WORSHIP
The idea of Personal and Annual GDs to keep track of your good and bad deeds and administer rewards and disincentives accordingly may be scary enough to make some people kow-tow or worship GD.  But some people may treat it as another bogeyman story.  How can Daoism draw a direct relationship of GD to every person on earth?

With Chinese metaphysics, it is easy to accomplish because almost every Chinese metaphysics subject is associated with heavenly stems and earthly branches.  60 Grand Dukes is based on the 60 Jia-zi calendar system.  This means it is in terms of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.  People in China are born with an Zodiac animal sign.  The basic interaction rules of branches like 6-clashes, penalty, and combinations are turned into personal relationship between individual and GD.

Basically, if one's animal sign has any interaction with Annual GD's animal sign, is generically called "violate GD" (fan tai sui) with clashing GD being the most serious violation that could bring major misfortune, sickness and even death.

At least once every three years one will "violate" GD in some ways and once every 6 years a major clash with GD.  This really brings a major reason to appease GD.  GD worship is an important income source for most Daoist Temples.  Even some Buddhist temples put up Grand Duke Halls to draw in worshipers.

Stems and branches, the "a-b-c" of Chinese Metaphysics, are multidimensional concepts.  They can represent directions, time, seasons, shapes and the likes.  In other words, they can jump or change to different dimensions, be it time, space, seasons and etc..  So for Feng Shui, GD becomes a directional space with strong energy that should not be disturbed or misfortunes will happen.  For example, in Dragon year (2012), GD will be in the Chen mountain (SE1).  One should not have construction or excessive movement there.

For date-selection systems, the logic is similar to Feng Shui except in this case, GD is in terms of time dimensions-- year, month, day and hour.  For example, in Chen year (2012), you don't want to chose a time (month, day, hour) that has the Xu (dog) sign.

The GD concept and its applications are pervasive in Chinese metaphysics.  It is used in Feng Shui, date-selections, Bazi and more.  The origin of it may be just from the 12 branches/ animals!


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Church Bells, Temple Bells and House-cleansing

Church bells inside a bell tower
I have watched a BBC documentary "Come Bell Ringing" last night.  Conductor and musician Charles Hazlewood  had created a concert with the bell towers of 3 churches and a group of bell ringers in Cambridge, England. There are some historical footnotes about medieval Europeans had used bells to expel evil and sickness.
Bell ringing during a medieval funeral

In China or most Buddhist countries,  one can find a giant temple bell in a temple. The biggest temple bell in China is located in Tianning Temple in Changzhou City.  It weighs 15 tons and sits on the 13th floor of a pagoda.  When this bell is rung, its tone can be heard within a 10 miles radius.

The 15-tons Bell of Tianning Temple
Chinese Buddhists and Daoists believe that the metal sound of copper or brass bell can cleanse and purify the qi or energy of nearby environment, especially when the bell is inscribed with holy texts and blessings.  These texts and blessings will be converted to sound energy and spread into the area nearby to cleanse and harmonize the energy field there.

It seems that both eastern and western cultures believe in that metal sound has certain mythical cleansing power.

In Chinese Feng Shui, metal sound is believe to cure the 2-black sickness and 5-yellow disaster stars.  The rationale is that both 2 and 5 stars are earth in nature and metal sound is akin to their children crying for help (note:  this is based on 5-elements theory-- earth produces metal). These negative earth energies, which would have caused sickness or misfortune, will be re-directed to nurture metal.  Therefore, the Feng Shui cure for 2 and 5-stars-- small copper bells are hanged at the door or even chiming grand father clocks are used.

Tibetan Bell
QUICK AND EASY WAY TO CLEANSE YOUR HOUSE
You may want to do a cleansing of your house if:
  • you feel depressed lately
  • you feel tired or no energy all the time
  • many people get sicked in your house
  • overall family luck drops or suffer more accidents
  • your house is full of tension
  • annual end of the year cleansing 
The cheapest and easiest way to cleanse your house is go buy a copper or brass hand-bell.  You may buy a Tibetan Bell if you can afford one.  First you cleanse the bell by running it over lighted candle or incense urn.  You may also cleanse the bell with holy water obtained from a church.

The house cleansing process is easy-- simply ringing the bell while walking around your house. While walking, visualize heaven or the universe is sending cleansing and blessing energies into your house and the stagnant and sickness energies are pushing out. Make sure the dark corners, especially those that cannot see sunlight, are also "rung" at. Those are the high risk areas for hidden "stuff" or energies.

How about adding blessing and amplify your manifestations while cleansing your house?

Today is your lucky day.  Here is how:  Simply write down the blessing like "good health", 'harmony", "better wealth-luck" (don't ask for $1M), "improving career".....etc.  on a small piece of paper and stick it on the bell.  Make the paper removable so that you can change your wish and blessing whenever you do house-cleansing.




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Sunday, December 18, 2011

"The Over-metaphysicalized Person"

A "metaphysicalized person" is someone who uses metaphysics methods like Feng Shui, Bazi, ZWDS, Qi-Men-Dun-Jia,  date-selections, astrology, tarot cards, runes and the likes in some aspects of his or her daily life.

An "over-metaphysicalized person" is someone who will fine-tune every activity with metaphysics methods OR obsessed with maximizing the advantages from applying metaphysics methods to a major activity-- most likely in business or wealth enhancement aspects for both genders and relationship or romance for females.  These people think that metaphysics is their ticket to solve all their worldly problems.

Because I teach Chinese metaphysics, some people thought that I have a magic wand or direct hot line to heaven.  They have requested me to help them move the slow-selling houses in an estate, selling a 50 feet yacht, houses or even pushing up the margin call of stocks.

An average "metaphysicalized person" simply tries to enhance some aspects of his/her life with metaphysics whereas an over-metaphysicalized person try to get an upper-hand in every facet of life or in competitions for wealth.

I have clients who keep begging for new metaphysics techniques to enhance their wealth acquisitions.  I have told them that how much wealth one will acquire and enjoy is pre-determined.  By pushing for wealth, they are doing "early withdrawal" from their life-time pre-determined wealth account.  They will die prematurely when their life-time account is drawn empty.

You may not believe in this Buddhist view of wealth pre-determinaton.  In Bazi or 4-Pillars, there is a term called "weak day-master cannot handle wealth".  Bazi classifies people in strong, balanced or weak "day-master".  People who belong to the "weak day-master" group cannot handle or enjoy big wealth when they are still "weak".  There are numerous stories about lottery winners' life got worse or even got killed after hitting the jackpot.  A recent example is the relative short life of Apple's Steve Jobs.  His health got worse as he made more wealth after 2000.

There are three major types of over-metaphysicalized persons:
1.  The successful business people:  These are the luckiest group who enjoy successes in their business with application of metaphysics.  But their appetite for metaphysics tricks keeps growing and become "metaphysics junkie" and are hard to satisfy.

2.  Business people who WAS successful and is low on luck now:  These people either fail to change with time and/or adapt to new business environment.  Their major problem is not metaphysics but personal problems.  They hope the metaphysics magic wand will turn their business around overnight. I know a businessman who has built two "5-ghost carry wealth" and a few "water-dragons" in his house. But his business still "sucks" because the problem is people-problem.  The better one will use metaphysics to boost their confidence while the worse one will use metaphysics to justify their failure because of "bad luck" or "bad Feng Shui".

3.  Non-business people who WAS successful and is low on luck now:  Like the business counterparts, these people sometimes dwell on their past successes and fail to change or adapt to new realities. They will max out their credit cards to buy new metaphysics course and hope to turn their luck around. The new courses will dig a deeper financial hole for them.  They also tend to justify their lack or action or failures on "bad luck " or "bad Feng Shui".

"Ken, do you mean metaphysics does not work?"

Of course, not every metaphysics method works.  But some methods like Feng Shui, Bazi, date-selection methods are likely to enhance your goal-directed activities.  However, my personal bias is:  use metaphysics methods to avoid or keep bad things from happening to you. Methods for wealth enhancements should be used sparingly or "unless you have to".

Metaphysics methods, especially the wealth enhancement ones, behave like anti-biotic, the more you use it, the less effective it becomes to your personal qi.  I use metaphysics methods to the max only for important occasions.  For everyday life, I just use my own natural qi or energy to handle the events.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bazi of "no good deed goes unpunished"

From Yahoo news-- an 80 years old Illinois man who distrusts banks,  "had kept his life savings of $13,000 sewn inside the lining of one of his suits."  He "accidentally gave away his entire life savings when making a clothing donation to his local Goodwill.   He is currently appealing for the money's return so that he can care for his wife, who has Stage 4 cancer."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-accidentally-gives-away-life-savings-hidden-away-165333331.html

Is this another case of  "no good deed goes unpunished"?

There are past news about some good Samaritans had helped victims of accidents and ended up being sued for causing injuries to the victims.  There are similar scenarios that sometimes we do our friends or family members some favors and get blames instead of gratitude. Sometimes it may be due to our over-zealousness to help or please.  But some people somehow always get reprimanded no matter how hard they try to please or being considerate.

People who get "no gratitude" (like Rodney Dangerfield's "no respect") from others even though they have done nice things to them, have a certain feature in their Bazi or 4-pillars charts.  They are likely to have "Zi-Mao Penalty" or their annual luck and/or 10-year luck form a "Zi-Mao Penalty".

Zi-Mao Penalty is also called "Penalty of ingratitude" because "Zi" is water  and "Mao" is wood  in Bazi.  Water feeds or nurtures wood.  So wood should show gratitude towards water.  But if wood refuses to be nurtured or over-nurtured, it becomes "ungrateful".

People with Zi-Mao Penalty in their 4P charts are likely to suffer "no good deed goes unpunished". They are also likely to be back-stabbed by the very people they have helped.   So they feel unhappy and think the world is unfair.  

How do people with Zi-Mao Penalty  maintain their sanity?  My advice is: "no ask, no help".  Don't volunteer to help without being asked to.  Stay away from helping people during Zi (rat) and Mao (rabbit) years except in life and death situations or making donations to charity organizations.  Otherwise, they are likely to get ingratitude and back-stabbing and suffer mental anguish.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"A pain in the rear" Feng Shui

In English, we have expressions like "a pain in the rear" or "a thorn in one's eye" to represent something or people that make someone extremely uncomfortable but yet cannot remove it openly or easily.  The equivalent expression in Chinese is "the nail in one's eye" (眼中钉, yǎnzhōngdīng).

The massive land development and building boom in China has created a new category of residence called "nail households" (釘子戶 dīng zi hù) or holdouts from land developers' buyout offers. Most of these "nail households" dislike the low offers or resist the corruption due to official and land developer alliance.

The pictures below show what Chinese netizens termed "Coolest nail household in history" (史上最牛钉子户) in 2007. Even CNN had reported this incident in international TV news. 

Click on picture to enlarge
"Nail household" is not a monopoly in China.  The following is the famous "nail household" of a Japanese-American family living in Anaheim, California, USA, next door to the "happiest place on earth"-- Disneyland.  The family refuses to sell out to Disney for decades.


Below is a group of "nail households" in the middle of a major traffic throughway and surrounded by tall buildings. 



Wait!  How about dead people?  Yes, China also has "Nail Tomb" (坟墓钉子户).  Descendants of the tomb refuses to relocate the tomb for land developer.  Here is an example:


"Nail Tomb" surrounded by tall residential buildings.  All the "dragon veins" are cut.
"A PAIN IN THE REAR" FENG SHUI
The "nail households", if they preserve and keep staying in their isolated houses will win the battle but lose the war, especially the Feng Shui war because:
  • nail households are likely surrounded by new and tall buildings.  It create a subconscious feeling of being suppressed and lacking prosperity
  • dwindling luck because earth qi tends to migrate to newer structures
  • sickness and misfortune because qi is blocked by tall buildings surrounding them 
In the long run, the nail households will lose more than the land developers.  So this "a pain in the rear" Feng Shui has no winners but losers.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

In search of the "Human Bagua" II

My previous blog has discussed the source of the Bagua or 8-trigrams.  Now comes to the core of the discussion.

Middle Heaven Bagua (MHB) is also called "Yellow Emperor Bagua" because it is based on  Lian Shan Yi which was attributed to the Yellow Emperor.  The first version of MHB that I introduce here is based on Yuan-bao Jing (元包經)-- a classic written in Northern Chou Dynasty (557- 581 CE ).  It is regarded as an elaboration of  Gui Cang Yi (歸藏).

MIDDLE HEAVEN BAGUA BASED ON YUAN-BAO JING 
At first glance, this bagua is clear yin-yang division or sex-segregation.  The gua (trigram) order in this version are as follows:
  • Kun to Qian
  • Dui to Gen
  • Li to Kan
  • Xun to Zhen
Yuan-bao Jing model starts with Kun (female/ yin) and ends with Zhen (male/ yang). Females are on the left side and also on top of males. It shows "Yin first and Yang second" or matriarchy ideology. The word "Cang 藏" as in "Gui Cang 歸藏", stands for Kun or the receptive/ storage.   However, the ordering of trigrams still reflects yin-yang balance concept.

MIDDLE HEAVEN BAGUA BASED ON GUI CANG YI
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This looks like a "gay bagua" because both 90 and 180 degree paths of each trigram always reaches trigram of the same gender.  However, if you look at the neighboring trigram in terms of the yin trigram (e.g, Kun/ Qian, Dui/ Gen and so on),  you will find each "yao" of the trigram pair (the straight and broken lines) is yin-yang balanced.  

There is no accurate information except speculations on the gua order of this MHB.  All we know is it starts of Kun trigram with a right moving track.

Until one day a copy of Gui Cang Yi is discovered or unearthed, we cannot ascertain the validity of existing MHB creations.  This is one major reason that most Feng Shui books do not bother to include or discuss about MHB.  But it does not stop some marketers from boasting about their trove of "MHB secrets".

Anyway, all the bagua models (pre-, post- and Middle) reflect the rules of "yin-yang theory" like confrontation, mutual dependency and balancing.  Bagua models are also the original sources of 5-element theory. Pre-heaven bagua reflects the mutual-controlling aspect of 5-element theory.  Post-heaven bagua shows the nurturing aspect of the same theory.   Middle heaven bagua, if proven, points to the combination aspects of 5-element theory.

SHAO YONG AND MIDDLE HEAVEN BAGUA
The Pre-heaven Bagua diagram that we have today actually shows up LATER than the Post-heaven one.  It was put together by Shao Yong (1011–1077 CE) based on the following entry from Confucian classic Shuo-guo Chuan (說卦傳, Commentaries on Trigrams):
"天地定位,山澤通氣,雷風相薄,水火不相射,八卦相錯,數往者順,知來者逆﹔是故,易逆數也。"

This entry specifies the location and pairing of each trigrams.  It shows the spatial and original aspects of the system.  Trigrams also represent gender locations and relationship, so this Post-heaven bagua also reflects the human aspects of the system, especially in terms of power-relationship.

Shao Yong was probably one of the most talented Chinese cosmologists and Yi-Jing scholars.  He had created Huangji Jingshi (皇極經世, Book of supreme world ordering principles) and the Plum Blossom Divination method.  A logical question will arise:  If Shao was smart enough to figure out the Pre-heaven Bagua sequence from the classics, why did he not reconstruct one for the "Human or Middle Heaven Bagua"?  Did he feel the human aspects are already embedded in the Pre- and Post-heaven bagua?


MIDDLE HEAVEN BAGUA SECRETS???
Shao Yong (1011-1077 CE)
We do not know if MHB exists or not, so is there such thing as a "MHB secret"?  Anyway, someone claims "Turning Qian over to Kun" (扭轉乾坤, reverse the course of events ) is one of the MHB big secrets. I will give you a hint to crack it.

There are more than one way to do  "Turning Qian over to Kun".  Many people in the motivation, life-coaching and destiny-changing (or luck changing) business use similar technique. But people do not call it a MHB secret. It is just one of the basic yin-yang principles.

Here is the hint:  go to my website www.kenlaifengshui.com and click the link for "Destiny and Luck Management: Advanced Bazi Therapy and Enhancement" course.  Look for the DVD box cover image. It is one of the possible answers for  "Turning Qian over to Kun".


Ken Lai

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

In search of the "Human Bagua" I

A student asks these questions:  What is "Middle Heaven Bagua"? How come it is rarely seen or mentioned in traditional Feng Shui books?

Bagua or "8-trigrams" was created by the mythical ruler Fu Xi (伏羲, around 2800 BC).  It is the oldest binary symbol system in the world.  It started with "void" or nothingness to tai-ji or the "yin-yang fish" symbol.  The tai-ji evoles to "yin" and "yang" as represented by one line and two broken lines.  After 2 more iterations, the system of 8-trigrams or "bagua" emerges:   QIAN乾 ☰,  KUN坤 ☷,  LI离 ☲,  KAN坎 ☵,  ZHEN震 ☳,  XUN巽 ☴,  DUI兌 ☱ and  GEN艮 ☶   (Color stands for the elemental nature of the trigram).  

"Bagua" becomes the building blocks of Chinese civilization including metaphysics.  It is also probably the first creation model using binary symbols.  Yi-Jing or "Book of Changes" elaborates the functions and interactions of bagua elements.

The Yi-Jing or Zhou-yi (周易) that we have today is part of a trilogy of:    
  1. Lian Shan Yi (連山易)--  Lian Shan means  "continuous mountains" in Chinese.  Pre-heaven Bagua is based on this classic.  The initiating trigram is Gen(艮).
  2. Gui Cang Yi (歸藏易) Gui Cang means "return and in storage" in Chinese.   The initiating trigram is Kun (坤).  
  3. Zhou-yi (周易)-- Zhou stands for King Wen of Zhou Dynasty.  Post-heaven Bagua is based on this classic. The initiating trigram is Qian (乾).  
Unfortunately, Lian Shan Yi and Gui Cang Yi had been lost though part of their texts were quoted in Zhou-yi and other classics.

Chinese metaphysics always talks about the "Three components" or "San Cai" (三材)-- "Heaven,  Human and Earth" (some people translated it as "holy trinity" or "cosmic trinity", too religious and value-laden for me).  In terms of Feng Shui applications, Pre-heaven bagua stands for the heaven aspects and Post-heaven bagua for the earth aspects. Logically some people will look for  the "human bagua" or the "Middle Heaven Bagua" because human beings stand between heaven and earth.

There are numerous versions of "Middle Heaven Bagua" created by the curious souls or metaphysics marketers over the centuries.  Here I will show you two versions that are more "reasonable" because they are based on the bits and pieces of  Lian Shan Yi and Gui Cang Yi as quoted in Zhou-yi or other ancient texts.

Time for a nap.  If you come back next time, I will show you a top middle-heaven bagua secret-- no affinity or money needed.


Ken Lai

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Starving Cows in China

China Daily has reported a bizarre memorial video posted online by a farmer.  He uses the video to protest the death of his dairy cows due to land dispute with local government.

"The five minute video shows the impromptu memorial service in Zhaoling town, Luohe city in Central China's Henan province where it is claimed 230 dairy cows died after the farm's gates were locked and the land transferred due to unpaid rent."

You can see the video and report from this link:
http://english.sina.com/video/2011/0906/394722.html

In the video, the farm owner eulogizes the cows and prays for their safe passage to heaven.  He also accuses government officials embezzle his funds.  Last segment of the video shows Buddhist rituals are conducted to help the souls of these cows to migrate to Nirvana.  

Here is the response from a government official:

"According to the contract, because the cattle farm didn't execute the contract, the local government has the right to deal with the land without negotiations and the cattle farm should take the consequences..." 
  
Regardless of who is right or wrong, knowingly letting 230 cows starve to death is animal cruelty in any civilized society.  This lack of compassion and respect for life is sickening.

Land disputes between local government and farmers are common in China.  Local government officials team up with land developers to build housing estates to boost GDP.  Farmers or local residents are driven away from their land with little compensations.   This case is unusual as the victims are the defenseless dairy cows from Australia.

RIP 230 Dairy Cows

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

1001 Uses of Feng Shui Luopan

To the average person, a Feng Shui luopan looks complicated and mysterious.  Many cartoons and TV series have used luopan as a magical tool with mysterious power.

In reality, a luopan is just an embellished compass with a big movable dial. It's primary function, similar to a regular compass, is to measure directions. 

Besides creating a "mysterious look" and measuring directions for the Feng Shui masters, luopan serves other functions that you may not have heard before.

Luopan as ghost detector
When you see your luopan needle go nuts or magnetic polarities totally reversed during a Feng Shui audit, it could be a sign of ghost or spirit in the area.  Ghost is a form of yin magnetic energy.  Sometimes the disturbance to your luopan needle is so severe that it knocks out the needle and the luopan stops functioning (and you kiss a few hundred US$ goodbye OR read my article on how to regenerate a luopan hidden somewhere in this blog or other online discussion list).

Ghosts dislike luopan because the symbols there remind them of the time dimension, which is unpleasant for them.  So you may use a luopan as a tool to drive ghosts away.  Better still, you run away first to save your luopan from magnetic damage!

The pix on the left shows Master Sezto Fa-zheng had used a luopan as ghost-detector and a mini-coffin to catch a ghost inside a haunted casino. 

Luopan as your door guard
Some people put a luopan on top of their front door to block out negative energy. 10 years ago I saw a Chinese supermarket in Sacramento (California) put a 2 feet long luopan on top of its front entrance!  That was a huge (and expensive) luopan!

Using a luopan to raise the auspicious energy level of a house
Houses with waning energy or qi can use a luopan to raise its auspicious or wealth energy (methods listed in my "Practical Date-Selection Course").

Using a luopan to change the direction of a house
This is a Qi-Men-Dun-Jia trick.

Using a luopan to lock in auspicious timing
This is also a Qi-Men-Dun-Jia trick.

Using a luopan as "metaphysical contraceptive"
Today is your lucky day-- here is the formula.  Simply put a luopan in your bedroom and it will decrease your chance of conception greatly. (Note:  Make sure you don't block the "entrance" with the luopan. No refund or returns if you still somehow manage to made a baby).

Luopan as Feng Shui aspirin for negative form energies
Black Hat Feng Shui is well-known for using crystals as their Feng Shui aspirin.  Some masters in Taiwan and China use luopans instead.  They advise clients to place a luopan facing any sha energy like T-junction, wall-knife and the likes to fix the sha qi problem. 

Using a luopan as a weapon
Yes, I literally mean a weapon-- minimum size one foot in diameter.  You can do some serious damages to whoever attacking you by hitting him/her with the corner or edge of a luopan.  However, it is much cheaper and more efficient by getting a bottle of beer--  drink the beer and use the bottle to do the trick.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

One Ring Master 一層大師

What do a circus and a Feng Shui practitioner have in common?   They are both evaluated by the number of rings each has.

We can get a quick feel of how big or small a circus is by how many "rings" it has,  like a 3-rings circus. As to the breadth of knowledge that a Feng Shui practitioner has, we can know by how many "luopan" or Feng Shui compass rings that s/he can handle .

A Feng Shui compass or luopan may have up to 50 rings.  Each ring represents measurements of time and space in a certain manner represented by a Feng Shui school or perspective.  So a Feng Shui practitioner's breadth of knowledge can be measured by the number of rings that s/he can handle.  An average Feng Shui compass has about 20- 30 rings.

A Feng Shui compass with 25+ rings
The Feng Shui mania during the late 1990's and early 2000's has produced many "Flying Star Feng Shui" practitioners both in the west and in Hong Kong.   Most of these practitioners become "masters" after a 20- 30 hours of training.  They can only handle the "24-mountain ring"  despite there are over 20 rings in their luopans.  More often than not, they simply run the star number game in their Feng Shui audits and do not take into consideration of the surrounding land forms in the environment.  An audit can be done in less than 30 minutes.

Some people in Hong Kong called these "Flying Star" practitioners as "One Ring Master" ( 一層大師 ) out of disdain, especially for those who think that Flying Star is the ultimate in Feng Shui.

If you are one of these ORM (One Ring Masters) and want to increase your rings (not wings), you can take my "Practical Door Feng Shui" video course.  You will get at least 3+ more rings and become a MRM (Multiple Rings Master) in a few weeks.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Coolest Tourist" or Feng Shui Hitchhiker?

China's Qing East Tombs (清东陵) is famous for its imperial tombs and auspicious Feng Shui. It was built in 1611 with 157 imperial family members including 5 emperors and 15 queens buried there.  It attracts many tourists and Feng Shui tour groups.
Qing East Tombs

In May 20, 2011,  a mysterious tourist went to a site parallel to the tomb of emperor Shunzhi (r. 1644-61),  dug a hole and attempted to bury the ash box of his deceased father there.

Tomb security people had stopped and arrested this man.  He told the security that he thought if he could bury his father's cremated ashes in this imperial tomb with auspicious Feng Shui,  he and his descendants will enjoy prosperity and good luck.

Other tourists called this man the "coolest tourist" while some netizens called him "Brother Superstition" (迷信哥).  
A man dug a hole near Emperor Shunzhi's tomb

Brother Superstition was "criticized" and "educated" while in captivity.  He had admitted "guilt" on the spot and was released.  Apparently the Tomb Security authority thinks that being a laughing stock is a good enough punishment for this Feng Shui nut.  The news was broadcast on TV and newspapers across China.

Brother Superstition should come to the United States where the Bush family tombs are located.  It must have great Feng Shui because it has already produced two U.S. presidents and one governor.  But his problem is that cremated ashes do not give strong "resonance" to the descendants than burial remains (bones).  The descendants may become president's butlers or housemaids instead of presidents or governors.   It is also difficult to "hitch" a spot near the Bush family plot if he tries to get a big bag of bones into the ground.

According to many great Feng Shui legends, good Feng Shui (tomb and residential) is only part of the equation to riches and fame.  It takes many generations of cultivation and accumulation of  merits and virtues for a family to produce to a high ranking official like an emperor or president.

This has something to do with the idea of "Blessed people reside in blessed land" -- whether these blessed people are dead or alive.


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Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Coolest T-Junction in History"

Click to enlarge photo
I have run into an amazing Feng Shui news while surfing the Chinese web.  Early last year in Gao-yi County of Hebei Province (河北高邑县),  the Party Secretary Cui Yan-xuan (崔欣元) had blocked a 40-meter wide boulevard with a deactivated fighter-jet because the boulevard forms a T-junction with another street that points to his office building.  Chinese netizens call this  the "Coolest T-junction in history" (史上最牛丁字路).

There is a half-moon pond in front of the fighter-jet monument with three layers of flower beds.  This will slow down the rush of qi or energy, according to Feng Shui theory "qi rides with wind and stops at water".
Building with a flag is the County office building

In addition, the front yard of the county office building has a circular  "Sun pond" with a few thousand tons of rocks from "Tai Shan" .(泰山石).  "Tai Shan" rocks are believe to block "sha qi" or clashing energy according to Chinese folklore.  

Why put a fighter-jet in the middle of the road?  Because a jet climbs or flies high-- symbolizes the Party Secretary Cui will climb up the official ladder fast.

This Feng Shui setup was designed by Cui's trusted Feng Shui master.

In terms of Form Feng Shui, T-junction is one of the worst sha energies.  It causes accidents and deaths to occupants of the building  that the qi or energy the T- junction points to.

But, can you spot the goof-up in this Feng Shui job?  The T-junction does not really point directly to the County office building!  There is a road blocking the rushing qi to the office!  A simple and inexpensive fix will be just putting up two "STOP" signs in the junction, so all the traffic will stop and no more sha-qi. 
Party Secretary Cui

Even if this T-junction really points to the County office building, the half-moon pond and the "Sun pond" should be good enough to reduce the rushing energy.   Cui's Feng Shui master had "overdone" the Feng Shui largely due to his ingratiating act.

Accusations of "Feng Shui superstition" got Secretary Cui fired from his post.  Netizens said he was "shot down by the fighter-jet". 

Feng Shui can help your career, but too much of any good thing will do the opposite for you.


Ken Lai

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Common mistakes in reading wealth luck in 4-Pillars (Bazi)

In my 4P readings, almost without exception, everyone asks about "how's my wealth luck?" or "when I will be rich?"  Yet the topic on wealth is quite confusing for 4P students, especially beginners.  The followings are some common misconceptions:

1.  Equating the number of wealth elements in a chart to  the level of wealth that the day-master (chart owner) will have.
2.  Similar to #1, assuming wealth luck period (whether annual or 10-year luck) will always bring in wealth.
3.  Assuming the 4P reading is correct that indeed someone has a wealth luck coming,  s/he thinks that money will fall from the sky without doing anything.
4.  Assuming the 4P reading is correct that indeed someone has a wealth luck coming, s/he  has indeed seen money coming and going with nothing or little left.


4P predictions are ridden with "conditions".  If the condition is not made clear, the prediction can go both ways.  #1 and 2 are correct only if the day-master is strong (or "follow wealth" profile/chart).  If the day-master is weak, it means poverty for #1 and losing wealth for #2.  The Chinese description for #1 is "poor person living in a big mansion" (like a maid) or in modern context, the teller working in a bank.

In 4P, wealth means wealth for strong day-master but means "lack of wealth" for weak day-master!   For weak day-master, bi-jian or peer elements (same element to that of day-master) stand for wealth.

Imagine you do a 4P reading to someone with a weak day-master.  You told him to "go all the way" in his stock or gambling endeavors because he is in strong wealth luck period.  What will be the consequence?   You may get shot.

How about #3 and 4?   You may find the answer in my 4P Bootcamp video course or ask your 4P teacher.

Ken Lai
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

"The Prettiest Mother" (updated 10/15/2011) 最美妈妈

Wu Ju-ping and her broken arm
"Passer-by saves China toddler in 10-storey fall" is the heading from today's AFP news.
http://news.yahoo.com/passer-saves-china-toddler-10-storey-fall-150640329.html

On July 2,  Wu Ju-ping, a 31 years old mother of a 7-month-old baby, risked her life to catch a neighbor's 2-year-old toddler falling from a 10-storey high apartment.  She had caught the toddler with her right arm and fainted.   The falling toddler had a force of over 375KG (about 750 lbs).  The normal capacity of a human arm is 45KG.  Her right arm was fractured into multiple pieces.

The toddler girl had suffered no external injury.  But she has some internal injuries due to the immense shock when hitting the arm of Wu.  She is still under observation in an intensive care unit.

X-ray of Wu's fractured arm
"This is my instinct-- any  mother would have done the same thing." ("这是本能,是一个母亲应该做的事情。") Wu told a news reporter.

"I will regret for the rest of my life if I had not stretched out my arms." Remarked Wu.

According to her physician,  Wu would have been killed or paralyzed  if the toddler fall on her head.   She has a 95% chance of recovery and it will take 6 months.  Her medical bill is around RMB 50,000 (about US$7700).  The hospital will waive her bills.

Wu is a customer service rep in Alibaba, China's version of Amazon.  Billionaire company chairman Ma Yun calls Wu "heroine" and "is honored to work alongside with a heroine."

Netizens in China give Wu the title "The Prettiest Mother" (最美妈妈) and "Heroine Mother" because they think only maternal instinct could have pumped up her adrenaline to handle over 375KG fallling force.   They said that Wu is also the embodiment of the Confucian Utopian ideal of "Caring other elders as if they are your own elders; nurturing other children as if they are your own children"  (老吾老以及人之老,幼吾幼以及人之幼).

Wu's 7-months-old baby visits her in the hospital
In terms of Chinese metaphysics, Wu is the "Nobleman" or "helpful person" of this lucky toddler.  In western world, she is the toddler's "guardian angel". 

Saving a life with the possibility of losing one's own life is the ultimate karma credit that one can get.


UPDATES ON JULY 15, 2011
  • Wu's arm is healing without surgery with Chinese medicine
  • The toddler, Niu-niu was in coma for 10 days and woke up in July 11.  She is able to drink and move one hand.  The landing side of her body when falling may become paralyzed.
  • Accolades and award money are given to Wu.  She only accepts the RMB$ 200,000 from her employer Alibaba and donates the rest to charity.
  • Commercial and political interests try to get credit from her heroic deeds.
  • Her employer Alibaba, had a major scandal of cheating overseas buyers a few months ago, suddenly claims that Wu's deed is a result of company's emphasizes on morality and ethics.
  • Wu happens to be a Communist Party member, so the local political boss gives her a "3-8 red-flag master" title and run "Learn from  Wu Ju-ping" campaign.
  • Chinese mass media is hungry for every minute details of Wu's past history-- from her way of placing stationery in her desk to her early school life.  To their dismay, they do not find any heroic or extraordinary events that Wu had done in the past.  Wu is an "average" woman from a peasant family.
  • A motion to make the "Hands of the angel" statue of Wu's hands  to commemorate her heroic deed is gaining momentum
UPDATES ON OCT. 20, 2011
  • Both Niu-niu and Wu were recovered from their injuries and released from the hospital at end of Sept. 2011 
  • A giant sculpture of two hands with a baby inside to commemorate this incident was unveiled to public on Oct. 1, 2011.  The name of the sculpture is "Mother's hands

Wu and Niu-niu recovered from their injuries


"Mother's hands" Sculpture

In the last few months, just in the city of Minneapolis here alone, there were a few incidents that toddlers had climbed out of window in tall buildings and failed to their death.  I thought of Ms. Wu when reading these tragic news. Niu-niu is extremely lucky running into his guardian angel Wu and has a second chance in life.



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