What is feng shui? A subject that intrigues and mystifies many.
Feng shui is very much environmental science. It is in effect the
incorporation of natural environment, the earth's magnetic field,
yin and yang forces, the mountains and rivers. Minute topological
or geographical difference results in great contrariety of feng
shui effects. A site with good feng shui generally sees its tenants
prosperous and happy whilst a place with bad feng shui sees few
occupants or those who are sick, poor and seemingly ill of luck.
Mountains connoting population in feng shui sees the high population
in India, Indonesia and China. Countries lacking in mountains thus
cannot expect to see a hefty population growth. Water as signified
by rivers and seas sees countries with strong economic developments
as in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The tumbling of Mount
"Kun Lun" in China, one of the most influential mountains
to Chinese sees tragedies befalling some Chinese majority countries,
claiming the lives of many.
It has been the tradition of Chinese to choose auspicious burial
sites for their ancestors. This is because good "chi"
or luck when experienced by the ancestors thus buried will bring
blessings to the next generations. This luck when compounded with
one who also pays attention to the feng shui of their living and
work place. The extent of feng shui is so important that, an efficient
geomancer can make predictions based on the residence's feng shui
layout alone. Accurate timing of events can be deduced just by the
layout of a place and that is why many are now paying attention
to this ancient subject. Although it is true that there are many
schools of feng shui and that geomancers may differ somewhat in
their view, one has to be wary of practitioners who do not have
a very solid foundation in terms of traditional feng shui training.
An efficient geomancer helps one towards the path of luck whereby
an inefficient one can bring about downfalls and sorrows.
When on the subject of feng shui, many people are most concerned
about wealth enhancement. This should however be a secondary factor
as unlucky "sha" (intangible evil force) should always
be eliminated first. Feng shui brings forth the good only when the
bad has been gotten rid off. Always therefore make sure that there
is no more "sha" before one attempts to enhance the lucky
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