Many a times I am faced with this question, The course seems to be same than what other schools teaches, why should I learn from Central Academy of Feng Shui, CAFS?
My answer is You don’t have to learn from CAFS. Surely you can learn from celebrity masters who will look more convincing with their big cars, big houses, posh offices, Rolex watches or Pearl necklaces.
It is too extensive for me to pen down everything here but I will list few key points.
First Flying Star is much deeper that what you learn outside but same time I am not willing to disclose to public our exact method so you will see not much difference on my blogs. While you may think I am stingy but the fact is I value the knowledge very very much since I know you will not learn this outside. E.g. most school will tell you Early Heaven Bagua was discovered by Fu Xi and then full stop. But we show you how it was derived and why it was arranged in that particular order. Just this 2 facts already tell us some valuable information within the study of feng shui. So the basic of Feng Shui will be strong. There are many more. What you see is just the tip of the iceberg…
Why people say when you go South Hemisphere, you ought to turn the Lo Shu around and then the Flying Star Chart. This is because they don’t understand how the Later Heaven Bagua was derived.
When l first stepped into the world of Feng Shui when I started to learn from my first Master, I was told by many that there are lineages in some schools while some say it is not necessary to learning this art. Until today after many years, I still hear this strongly debated subject in forums.
So I have chosen to write about it and the reality today.
A little back ground information of what is being meant by having a Lineage. Lineage means you have an ancestry in certain knowledge. In feng shui, means you have masters or grand masters who transfer knowledge down from generations to generations.
Traditionally, Chinese only hand over knowledge to sons or indoor disciples and they in turn pass it down to their own children or in door disciples. Masters of those days believe that only the privilege or those with affinity can acquire this art. The reason is because the art can harm, turn the fortune or to distinguish one from the others.
But then what is an Indoor disciple? An Indoor disciple is a student who had undergone tea ceremony to admit and to formally express their willingness to follow rules of the lineage. Ancient Chinese people has this bondage with the master whom they treat like their father. In return, the master teaches the disciple the knowledge so they can be proficient in the art they are mastering. This is not exclusive to Feng Shui, it applies to being a cook to studying medicine or martial arts.
In parts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, this is being practiced. Here is a photo courtesy of Master Issac Chung during the tea ceremony with his Master Lui Hart Ming.
2013 has been a very busy year for both CAFS and myself. On a personal capacity, there has been many audits and classes this year as I continue my journey with Master Leyau and CAFS.
The photos brings me many good memories and experience as I ending the year of Water Snake next month. Always that goes along is good company and food. It is not just the food per se but also the warmth that many students bring along. Master is also a very good cook.
The classes that churn out world class masters in the future. This year was a fruitful year in the sense we had managed to successfully completed several “difficult” subjects such as Zi Bai Jue (Purple White Script), San He Qi Men Dun Jia and Palmistry.
I also would like to express my heartfelt thanks to GM Leyau and same time wish a Happy Retirement…
To all Students, a Big Thank You for making this Year a memorable one. I wish you all great Success.
Lastly, I wish all readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Recently there are two schools arguing or perhaps I should say intellectually debating about who is right or wrong over a subject on flying star. Continue reading
To all my friends and students,
It was indeed 30 years ago that I came into this “River Lake” Jiang Hu 江湖. Had I known then what a Big wave and small wave might have trembled a headed of me,I would rather be a chef than a Feng Shui master.
Some of you may have noticed that a few years ago, I started working more hours, and I started taking fewer days off. Back then I was getting ready for retirement.
I do express my gratitude to all of you. Without you all I wouldn’t be where I am today. The students and work environment have helped me get to the top. …..Read On
My Open Letter To Sifu:
Knowing you is my biggest harvest in my journey into the world of Chinese Metaphysics. Perhaps everything or everyone has their own destiny and one of mine is to learn under you.
In the field of Feng Shui, you have guided me and open my horizon beyond my imagination. I always translate Russian to English and it always translate as Wizard Leyau. Perhaps it was how the Google translate it but for me it is the most appropriate word to describe you. Indeed, Sifu you are a Wizard of Feng Shui. For this simple reason, I always feel blessed no matter how bad is my day.
In life, you taught me and showed me how to make good food and I have enjoyed every moment of it. You are always generous with your wisdom.
After Class, the Heineken Times were fun and fill of laughters. Every minute worth remembering.
If I have regrets, it is because I have known you a little late. So much yet to learn from you.
To you Sifu I Salute; 一日为师终生为师
I have only this song to play…似水流年