Feng Shui, XK LiuFa

Xuan Kong Liu Fa – A Town That Lost It’s Glory

After my last blog about City land forms on Kuching Town in Sarawak and how land form Feng Shui has influenced the growth of that town. After that blog posting back in 2015, it drew praises as well as criticism from some Feng Shui critiques who do not understand the San Yuan Liu Fa system.

Xuan Kong Liu Fa, also known as the Six Method, is an extensive system that deals with major land formations right down to small properties within the San Yuan School. It is a system that is not well known and relatively little source from the internet. This system has 2 major origins, one from our lineage and the other is from Taiwan. There is some variation in the system from the 2 sources as well.

I was challenged again to investigate this little town up north of Malaysia in the State of Perak known as Taiping because some friends asked me about it.It was once a flourishing town with all the firsts in Malaysia, a booming economy and produced many talents but now it has been labelled as “old folks town”

Taiping is one of the few towns in Malaysia that still carries a Chinese meaning 太平 behind that means eternal peace.

Taiping as a long history and you can read about it in Wikipedia as well as a few other sites listed below. I have made a simple time line on the history of this town.

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Xuan Kong Liu Fa – A Grave Application


Today I will share one case on how Xuan Kong Liu Fa is applied onto a grave. I believe it is the first in English language. I have not seen any other that has shared in public how the Liu Fa method is applied onto graves or Yin Feng Shui written in English.

Note: You may want to read the preceding Xuan Kong Liu Fa articles to better understand Liu Fa method first.

This is a grave that was located in an old public cemetery. It belongs my friend’s grand father who passed away in 1977. In Liufa terms, this is a period 7 grave. Period 7 is between the year of 1975 to 1995 and Period 8 continues right till 2016. However both Period 7 and Period 8 belongs to the Lower cycle.

Yin Feng Shui Principles

This grave sits on Chen face Xu, 辰山戌向 and you may also see the landform topography in the below photo.

The Land Formation 巒頭

The land formation is good with a clear & strong incoming dragon protected by 2 embracements. This formation fulfills the criteria of Xuan Kong, Jin Long and Ci Xiong.

所以陰陽無不配,雌雄無不合,不配與不合,即謂之相乘 – tells us that land formations must match to have good results.

Although this site does not have a table mountain, so long it fulfills the 6 methods, table mountain is not of significant importance.

The stream flows from left to right, crossing the Ming Tang 明堂, going out at the meeting of stream and main river coming from the Right flowing in a sentimental way towards the sector of Xin 辛.

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Xuan Kong Liu Fa 玄空六法

Xuan Kong LiuFa  – A Brief History

Master Tan Yang Wu acquired his Flying Star feng shui knowledge from Yang Jiu Ru who is the relative of Zhang Zhong Shan, the lineage holder of Wu Chang Flying Star system. At the time when Yang Jiu Ru taught him, Yang was already at an old age of 71.

He started his practice soon and did both Yin and Yang Zhai feng shui. After a while he found that he was stuck with his progress and one day while still in frustration, he met a Master named Lee Chen Xu. Lee later taught Tan Xuan Kong LiuFa.
(Note: Yin Zhai – Ancestral Burial feng shui; Yang Zhai – House feng shui)
Sometime in the 1930’s Tan published in the newspaper to apologized to his clients and offered to redo their ancestral grave for free should they come to see him. This is because he just realised that Flying Star is not suitable for Yin Feng Shui and that Liu Fa is the correct method for Yin Feng Shui.
Master Tan did not give up Flying Star, he was honourable enough to owe up to his mistake and promise to redo it. Today you can hardly find this kind of master’s around. At the same time, his competitors tries to bad name Master Tan Flying Star and accused him of giving up Flying Star totally in favour of LiuFa.
Master Tan YW later taught XKLF to Master Sui Beng and passed him the book Xuan Kong Ben Yi about the time of the 2nd World war started. Master Sui Beng later passed on this book to Master Leyau.
Interestingly, Master Leyau once told me that Master Sui Beng used LiuFa system to Feng shui his temple and he was able to run the temple and the charitable services with the donations collected for many years.
Sample of Xuan Kong Ben Yi in the market.

Xuan Kong LiuFa  – A Brief Introduction

Liu Fa 六法 can be translated to the meaning of 6 method or 6 ways or 6 concepts of Feng Shui.
The six methods are:
  1. The Golden Dragon
  2. The Ci Xiong
  3. Ai Xing Stars
  4. Concept of Xuan Kong
  5. Cheng Men or Castle Gate
  6. The Tai Sui method
They are the summary of all the methods of vital to the understanding of feng shui and how to set up a good feng shui formation.
This differentiates why some feng shui master can give a sudden good spike of luck and then dies down or why some after setting up the feng shui formation, brings bad effects to the clients. Some clients gain wealth but later end up in divorce, in-filial children or poor health.

Feng Shui has to be a trend! A trend means a longer term up slope something like the graph below.


The reason they are unable to set a lasting formation is because they have not understood well the 6 concepts or LiuFa of feng shui.

Liufa and Flying Star

There are many similarities in both Liufa and Flying Star but at the same time there are many differences. Some are terminology differences while some are application differences.

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