What does it mean 七子去六子回？(translated as 7 sons go 6 sons return)
Initially the mother thought one of the seven sons would die after consulting the oracle… but ended up only the 6th son survived..All other sons didn’t make it back alive according to Yang Family of Warriors Story 杨家将, an ancient Chinese warrior family during the Song Dynasty.
They are famous for their loyalty and bravery. Once their father was captured by the enemy and thus the sons wanted to go save the father. The mother was rather worried and thus seek a sage for an oracle. The sage gave the mother an advice that 七子去六子回？(translated as 7 sons go 6 son return) .
Upon reading this oracle, the mother was in some way relieved that one son will likely not make it and thus told the brothers to look after each other well.
The outcome came was that only the 6th son survived and the rest was killed in the operation to save the dad.
Chinese language is very unique as the same phrase can mean 2 different meaning. so it is the same in today’s Feng shui industry. Many teachers did not inherit the skills from a lineage master, they are mostly self learn from books or create solutions based on self imagination.
Chinese texts books in Feng shui are pretty much in poem or phrases that can have few meanings So without the rightful master to explain, no one can know the real meaning behind. Thus you probably have the answer by now why the feng shui field is so full of variations. The simple reason is
In this new age Feng Shui era, many has turned to Feng shui as form of luck booster. thus in the process many fake knowledge has creep-ed into this noble ancient art making many newbies live in fear and soon this fear turned into a paranoia.
How has this evolved? Feng Shui has been a highly guarded secret in the past and to a some extent it is still today although some masters boasted that they can buy these secrets. So most people in the past hear about Feng Shui and what it can do but have not the slighted idea of it. In order to make living out if this, they claim that they know feng shui and introduced many forms into the feng shui. Their source mainly came from cultural beliefs, some religious belief, Daoist mainly and partly own’s imagination to create a “logical” answer.
To add salt to the wound, some modern practitioners with their poor understanding of Feng shui became the new bogeyman by creating more fears into the unsuspecting online readers. I will quote a few common examples.
1. They call Sha Qi as Killing Qi but the fact is that Sha Qi is just a destructive Qi and not Killing! It’s just a sign of negative energy in the house. A poor understanding of Feng Shui terms creates unnecessary fears in the mind of the common people.
2. Electrical Pylons are called Sha Qi because its pointed. So how does being point is bad? Please explain to me. Of course if you stay too near to it , there is always a risk of accidents but again, how does the small magnetic field is going to kill you and what more if you stay say 1km away ? They just create fears due to their poor knowledge of Feng Shui.
3. Gushing waters are Sha Qi such as Cutting Feet Sha or Pulling Nose Sha. Then dirty water is worse than clean water! How does the Qi differentiates dirty or clean? It may LOOK dirty to you but is it so to the Feng Shui? It may cause faulty smells which creates living discomfort and that is the exact logic they will use to say its Bad Qi! Have you noticed that many places that have such features but the business is really good ? I have seen too many of them!. Continue reading “Feng Shui Paranoia”→
Sometimes people think that well I will just have to stay in a bad feng shui house till I get money to renovate or move to anew house. Bad feng shui is the OPPOSITE of Good Feng Shui. If you are not getting better, it’s going go worse. Simple logic.
Here is a story
If you drop a frog suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if you put that same frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water gradually, it will adjust its body temperature accordingly until it reaches a stage beyond its capacity and dies foolishly.
Bad feng shui if it kills you instantly then all your problems just diminishes there and then but what if it kills one slowly like the frog below?
This is how many was boiled into financial death because they had the frog mentality. The logic is very simple, if you live in a bad energy house, how can one prosper? They are just hoping for miracle to happen but what are the chances of a miracle? 1/1,000,000?
Its like saying l I will continue eating this junk food till I recover so I may work again to enjoy proper food.
That is how I have seen many while waiting for that miracle, eventually cooked alive like the frog.
The correct strategy would be first to kill the fire but to do this, one needs to have the will to take the effort of climbing out of the pot and switch off the gas.
I will not know for sure if after climbing out of the pot will guarantee you wealth but I know if you keep comforting yourself in the pot, chances are you are never gonna make it out alive.
So my readers, don’t think of the gold now, think of the survival first. When there is life there is hope. Don’t let yourself sink into financial hell and try to make it back in life, there aren’t many Donald Trump in this world.
DIY Feng Shui
This is far too dangerous because we cannot see, smell, touch and taste the Qi, it will be too dangerous to read or attend some basic courses and apply Feng Shui solution by own self. I have seen many people get themselves hurt because of DIY Feng Shui. What if you have unknowingly acquired fake knowledge?
Don’t worry of the money you will spend hiring a competent Feng Shui consultant because you will earn back that money and more over the years. English say ; Don’t be Penny wise, pound foolish!.
Regardless whether if you believe in Feng Shui or not, Feng Shui energy is just as sure as gravity, working on you without you knowing and making the apple returning to ground after being tossed.
Lately I was driving my 13 year old car around and felt it was hot and noisy despite having the air conditioning at the max fan and coldness. Oh well I thought, “its an old car right?” and so I left it alone.
Then my relative borrowed it for 2 weeks because her car was in the workshop and upon returning to me she said my air conditioner isn’t cooling. So I send it to my usual workshop and told them to pump in some gas but the guy who checked it said it was not badly short of cooling freon gas and so I left it alone.
Driving for another 2 weeks the situation improved a little and back to my previous thought, “its an old car right?” and so again, I left it alone.
Someday a thought struck me, maybe it’s due to the blower filter that I have not changed it for quite a while. So I went to another workshop and had it changed.
When the mechanic took out the filter, it was all black. I thought the filter had black carbon to remove the odor as it was really black!
The mechanic told me, “its badly polluted and clogged” You have to change it every year!. After he changed filter, guess what? The wind was fresh, strong and cooling, just like when it was new 13 years ago!
It was literally like the above photo!. Then one thing struck my mind.
In Bazi & Feng Shui
Many a times we busy living our lives, we hardly stop to think why things got worse over the years and yet we go on living it day after day. That is because bad energy creep into our live in incremental mode and so subtle that we did not noticed it. Bad energy could be from our Bad Luck cycle as per our Astrological Chart (Bazi Chart) or perhaps our house Feng Shui or Ancestral Feng Shui. What ever the bad energy is, it creeps in real slow and silently.
Sometimes we just have to stop being busy and starting feeling and reviewing. I consider myself lucky because I have picked up the skills to help me maneuver pass the slipper terrains that my destiny has “endowed” on me but most folks I believe they not that lucky! So folks, if its not right, check it out!
There are some misunderstanding between the term Feng Shui master and Geographical master in Asia.
To most lay person, Feng shui master is the person with the ability to change the fate of others, a kind of doctor for a destiny defect.
However it is not so correct term in our industry. We should be known as Dilishi or geographical master although in Malaysia we are commonly known as Feng Shui Master.
It’s quite logical because we locate the best energy spot and matching the local land formations to the grave formation. We decide how high or how low to locate the grave, we decide how deep to dig and we decide the final angle of the Tombstone, we select auspicious dates for important events and this translate to the future well-being of the descendants.
Most often people are skeptical if Feng Shui really works or just another hocus pocus or folk superstition. This largely depend on the person’s past experience or the place where they come from. If they come from a community that has strong superstition background well likely they will believe in putting things or item placements as part of Feng shui.
If one comes from religious background such the small villages of South East Asia, then probably religion will likely creep in as in “Feng Shui”. These group believe that Feng shui is religious with Daoism, Bagua mirrors, prayers, chanting etc.
If one comes from the “science or motivational school” then Feng Shui becomes illogical because science has not fully proved it and or they believe their success is purely their own ability.
Some have had bad experiences and thus blamed Feng Shui does not work or is just a fake art.
Feng Shui works if applied correctly. What do I mean by “applied correctly” ?. I mean:-
1.Correct Method Applied.
Every Feng shui method works but not all method works consistently. So getting the right Feng shui master with a good lineage is vital in this process. It has to be a good balance between the Knowledge and Application to many cases.
I have many cases in this blog that shows how Feng Shui was applied and resulted in positive outcomes. That, to me, is Feng Shui that Works!.
This year of 2018 I want to begin with a message that has got to do less with Feng Shui and Bazi Astrology since I have been blogging a lot on this subject. This article will focus on the concept of Man or Humans and human has something unique that no other animals has and that is the MIND.
That is why Chinese Metaphysics it is always about the Trinity of
HEAVEN 天 – EARTH 地 – HUMAN 人.
Any results of our lives today is the net result of these 3 factors interacting together giving rise to our current well being. It is not fixed at 1/3 each but rather in a dynamic rhythm that changes the composition of the 3 components all the time.
Our destiny may lay the road map for our life and our house Feng Shui may cause us problems with bad energies due to improper setup, still we have our mind. In practical sense, our destiny will direct our thoughts and actions and same with feng shui energy but still we have the ability to shape our thoughts before taking actions. Remember each action taken will lead to a reaction or result. This is the Newton’s third law of energy.
Someone asked me about the effects of feng shui master helping others will shoulder bad karma of their clients since we are helping them it is like intervening with the law of heaven.
The Law of Duality
Before I go deeper into this subject, I think we first have to understand the nature of this universe. There are always the Yin and Yang part of life as what the I Ching has said thousands of years ago. There will always be a constant struggle between the good and the bad forces. You have the police and you have the terrorist. Within the police force there are bad police personal and same within the terrorist organization there are “kind” terrorists. There are also good feng shui masters and fake masters. The fake masters are the karmic debt collectors.
In contrary I think, people who finally engaged good feng shui masters are indeed have accumulated good karmic deeds that heaven has pointed them to the right path. Those who have constantly met poor feng shui masters are either in a bad luck cycle or have karmic debt, thus their “punishment” is to engage poor or fake masters to suffer the feng shui bad effects and loss of wealth.
If I have to choose, then Bing Shen 丙申 is one of the wonderful years for me.
This year there had been many first and major breakthroughs for me. Breakthrough in career as well as my Feng Shui and Bazi career.
In my other than Chinese metaphysics field, it has also been an exciting year as well but I will not dwell too much in this post.
In Feng Shui and Bazi, I have gained many new insights as well as good feedback from clients and students. Successful Feng shui projects, authored and launched my new Book Winds of Change with co-author Mr AuYong, had a few seminar talks for big companies, set ancestral tablet, created my Bazi Divination tool and many more.
As a Teacher
My greatest satisfaction is seeing my student getting results in their lives as well improvements. Those who practice in Bazi or Feng Shui, they have started to give professional consultation and getting good feedback as well. This I guess is one of the best consolation being a teacher.
As a Feng Shui Consultant
When getting feedback from clients about their improvements and most of all clients who keep coming back when they buy new properties. This is one of the best testimonials I get although I don’t get to share them always since most of my clients likes CONFIDENTIALITY and staying low profile.
Of course on the flip side, choosing not to be a celebrity master, although better suits my personality but it also means that I can only help the smaller community. Hopefully, I will meet my clients when they are in less worse conditions and not when after they are in bad shape that they have a chance to meet me for a solution.
As a Bazi Consultant
Being able to advice and show clients their weaknesses and strengths is one best way to get them back on track for greater success. Helping husband and wife communicate better, saving broken marriages, pre warning them of impending issues are just some great ways to live life.
Although Bazi method is usually slow as it depends on the person themselves for corrections, their actions in the right path does make an impact in the longer run. This has been proven by people who have been enlightened, with persistence and patience.
As A New Author
Winds of Change is my first book and hope will be the many to come in the future. It was not an easy task as I initially thought because there were many processes Do’s and Don’ts in publishing a book. However, it was a exciting experience.
But beyond this experience it the noble idea we had together and the passion for it that made us took the plunge to invest both time and money into this endeavour.
I still remember how we lamented on the current state of how Feng Shui and Destiny reading is being sold for huge economic returns. This should not be a problem but unfortunately this art of Chinese metaphysics have been badly twisted, miss represented, over promised, over sold and badly under deliver to the point this art has been labelled as a “black art” where there are many bad experiences. We know because we have met many and corrected many.
There are schools who have thousands and thousands of graduates being produced with big certificates on graduation but hardly could help themselves if not land them into trouble.
So instead of just lamenting, we thought why not do something about it. The end result was this book Winds of Change. We hope this winds of change will improve the image of Feng Shui.
As a Student
Always feel blessed to have my master’s wise guidance and support. Although we have differences in opinion, nonetheless I always feel blessed my masters (Bazi and Feng Shui) are doing well and in good health.
As a Blogger
It gives me a sense of satisfaction that my readers have enjoyed and learn something from my postings. When I started out this blog many years ago, I was very motivated to blog, to bring out more awareness on the practice of feng shui and bazi in hope that less people are cheated. After many years later today, I come to realized that everyone has a mission to fulfill. Just as these people are meant to make others a celebrity rich for a small or no value in return.
As much as I would like to write more, I find it less and less motivated to blog. Time is one reason. The other reason is the lack of motivators. Perhaps the right time has not come.
However, I will continue this effort as I would not want to disappoint my genuine blog followers.
As a Human
As I enjoy a blessed year due to Bazi & Feng shui good Annual energies, I do have few hiccups but this is life, nothing in life is permanent nor perfect. Lessons learned and the wiser I have become. Having client(s) who do not have appreciation is just as annoying as having mosquitoes around. Having results and yet want more is just pure human greed. No wonder they are seldom happy.
Be happy with what one gets. It’s already a blessing. Wait till one day they meet a hocus pocus master, they will know what is the meaning of contentment.
Last but not least, I wish all my readers a MerryChristmas & a Wonderful 2017 and may you attain your dreams and enjoy good health.
Ho Lok Sang in his translation of Dao De Jing noted this “….the Chinese language is such that one word can carry multiple meanings, it is easy to be misled. But Laozi never worried about this problem, because after all the insight has to come from within. So he is sure that those who sincerely seek the truth will see the truth….”
In his preface he wrote “In the same way, Laozi (often spelled as Lao-Tzu), who wrote the Daodejing, tried to describe the indescribable. The truth about the human mind, and about the universal mind, cannot be sought from without. It must be sought from within us. This understanding is a gift, and is not acquired. Indeed, those who try to seek that truth from without are bound to fail. Indeed, we need to unlearn to rediscover the gift.” This I concur with him.
I believe the same applies to Feng Shui. This is why a Lineage is important if one is serious about learning the art.Chinese usually write in poem form. In poem, the sentence are shorten. They are meant to be expanded orally by the teacher. It’s just like zipping the file and unzipping it back later. You may think of it as ancient way of encrypting a knowledge.
What made it more difficult is that Chinese character carries multiple meaning. Just like the word Fang 方。 It can mean direction and also location. So when does it mean direction and when it means location?