Book of Burial – Maiden Reference of Feng Shui


fengshui transparentYou have always hear about the word Feng Shui  风水 which literally means Wind Water but do you know it’s origin?

Before the word Feng Shui was coined, it was known with other names such as KanYu. then when Guo Pu wrote this book to define the Qi or energy in Feng Shui he explains it inside Zhang Shu or Book of Burial.

Briefly the book is divided into 3 major chapters. They are the Inner Chapter, Outer Chapter and the Miscellaneous Chapter.

Here is the Table of Contents of the Book:

So as you can see, the origin of the term Feng Shui comes from this Book and this book deals extensively on the better way to tap the Qi of the ancestors to benefit their descendants. Of course the mechanics of it is not so straight forward especially to the untrained person. This is an art that needs a lineage master to guide and train the student.

The art of Feng Shui used in Burial is also termed as Yin Feng Shui. In the past the Emperors of China uses this knowledge to help improve their luck so they can hold on to power for a longer period and smoothly.

YinZhai Fengshui

Emperor Mausoleum

QianLong YuLing Mausoleum

QianLong YuLing Mausoleum

For a moment, put down your religious beliefs, your cultural beliefs and listen without prejudice or favor. It may not sound logical to you but this book is a doctrine that defines Qi and concerns the art of burial as a way to improve our destiny. (You may read more details in the link as researched and translated by Dr. Stephen Field Ph.d.)

Just as Newton’s law or Einstein Theory of Relativity was not fully understood by man of their time, nonetheless, as science advances, their theory is slowly being proven and applied into physics and engineering. Newton’s law is being applied to built a internal combustion engine as well as rockets. Different application but same theory.

newtons law

Thus the same applies in Feng Shui. One cannot say that he is a Feng Shui practitioner but only believes in Yang Feng Shui or House Feng Shui and denounces Yin Feng Shui. Qi is universal. Qi does not discriminate between a House or Bones. Just like Newton’s law does not distinguish between a IC engine over Rocket engines. A true Feng Shui practitioner is not selective but embrace and seek to understand the subject or seek the guidance of a lineage master. This is the correct attitude.

If one denounces Yin Feng Shui, therefore, he or she should not use the term Feng Shui since this term originates from the Book of Burial! .

If one says Yin Feng Shui is about “borrowing” future luck then what makes of a Yang Feng Shui practitioner, isn’t he or she is borrowing luck to help the current tenant? It’s a ridiculous story spin.

There are many reasons why some practitioners have denounced Yin Feng Shui. I do not want to dwell on this subject because I believe readers are wise enough to make your own conclusions.

So if one says to you Yin Feng Shui is hocus pocus, you better double check his or her level of understanding in the subject of Feng Shui.

If one denounces Yin Feng Shui, he/she should totally abandon the art of Feng Shui. There are many other ways we can improve our luck as well apart from Feng Shui. Talk to your abbot, pastor, priest or hire a business coach/mentor or join some NLP course or read up The Secret and the Law of Attraction, take up an MBA etc. Do not waste anymore time in Feng Shui. It’s either you accept both or give up entirely.


References:

http://www.guiculture.com/fs10zhangs.htm

http://www.fengshuigate.com/zangshu.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Burial

 

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