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Myth Buster 34: A Red Gate is Very Auspicious

Published Oktubre 23, 2015 by jptan2012

red doorThere is a pervasive belief amongst Chinese and/or Feng Shui enthusiasts that a red gate or door is very auspicious, this is because red is normally considered as a vey lucky yang color.

However, this is just a myth. While it’s true that sometimes a red gate or red door is very auspicious, it’s not always the case, you have to look at the direction of the gate and consider the birthdate of the person living there or at the very least the head of the family.red gate

Again, this belief started in China when Mao Zedong released fake Feng Shui experts to appease some of the citizens. He wants to stop Feng Shui because he is afraid that people might use it to topple him, but totally taking it out should be more detrimental for him because people will seek out the Feng Shui masters, so what he did is released fake Feng Shui experts so that they can give wrong generalize information.

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Myth Buster 32: People Born in the Morning Are Destined To Have A Difficult Life of Labor!

Published Setyembre 21, 2015 by jptan2012

I recently received an email that ‘sounded’ really frantic. A young mother who believes in Feng Shui is really worried that her newborn son will have a life of hardship. Her reason for believing this is because her son was born in the morning. 12:09 AM to be exact. Because of this she wanted to get the Vajrapani Ruel for her baby to help ensure that he has a good life. baby sunrise

This is a common misconception, perpetuated by the false Feng Shui experts during the time of Mao Zedong. I have written about this before so I will no longer discuss it again here. But if you wish to know more about it, you can read the following posts: Myth Buster 18 and Myth Buster 15.

Is there truth to this? To a very small extent yes there is truth to this but only for people born under the sign of the Ox. However, everything still depends on the overall Bazi or Paht Chee of the person.

The belief is if you’re born in the morning, you have the whole day to ‘kill’ so this symbolizes that you have to work the whole day, but if you’re born in the evening, you are already relaxed and have everything.

As I said, this is a belief simply started by the false Feng Shui experts that Mao Zedong and other subsequent leaders of China simply because they’re unable to control the belief on the people in Feng Shui. To manage this they decided to put in false Feng Shui experts who came up with twisted forms of Feng Shui guidelines.

So I told this particular reader, it doesn’t follow. And although I was not able to accommodate her request to do her son’s Bazi / Paht Chee, told her before she gets the Vajrapani Ruel to look for a legit Chinese Feng Shui consultant and have her son’s Bazi / Paht Chee chart done and interpreted.

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The Landlord’s Tablet: More Than Just A Symbol of Power and Wealth

Published Marso 20, 2015 by jptan2012

“…the crowd, intoxicated with the unstructured power bestowed upon them by the government barge into the house of the man’s palatial house. They searched for the Landlord’s Tablet, and unfortunately for the man and his family, they have two. The tablets were used to hit them repeatedly. At the end, the master of the house with his children, in – laws, and grandchildren were all severely bruised. The mistress of the house was not so lucky, because she died in the process.”

In his book HUNDRED DAY WAR, which is considered as one of the most accurate book about the Cultural Revolution and the Communism that preceded it in China, William Hinton made mention of the Landlord’s Tablet. The Landlord’s Tablet is also known as the Rich Man’s Tablet.

The Landlord’s Tablet is called as such because in the olden times it is usually the rich person or a landlord who has this kind of tablet. It is also sometimes called as the Statesman’s Tablet. In some way, it has become a symbol of a rich man’s status and power, but the Landlord’s Tablet, which is also known as the Rich Man’s Tablet is not some kind of an official tablet declaring their wealth and power or that they are from the government. It is actually a Taoist – Feng Shui amulet that is put in the house.

Officially, for traditional Feng Shui masters and Taoist priests the Landlord’s Tablet, or the Rich Man’s Tablet or the State Man’s Tablet is actually called Ing Deng Pay (Pay is pronounce as pie), which is also called Ing Tiak Pay.

The Ing Deng Pay became commonly known as the Landlord’s Tablet or State Man’s Tablet or Rich Man’s Tablet because the ones who usually have are the landlords or rich man or government officials.

The truth is the Ing Deng Pay is one of the greatest Taoist – Feng Shui cure or enhancer one can have. Not all Feng Shui experts are familiar with this, and needless to say not all Feng Shui masters can make one. In the same manner, not all Taoist priests are familiar with making one. Usually, to make an Ing Deng Pay it will take for a Taoist Priest who is familiar with it and a Feng Shui Master who is also familiar with it to collaborate with each other.

Recently, my Feng Shui teacher has found a Taoist priest who is familiar with making the Ing Deng Pay and they have set out to making it available to people. The Ing Deng Pay is usually made of marble, granite, any hard stone, or hard wood. Sometimes it might have some crystals, depending on one’s birthday and/or needs.

In the old times, a Chinese businessman or politician will usually hire a professional Feng Shui master or a Taoist priest, most of the time both, or a Taoist priest who is also a Feng Shui expert to do a Bazi (also call Paht Chee) analysis and an analysis of his property. Especially if his property is missing a sector. They will then make an Ing Deng Pay to ensure that missing sector is countered and continuously cured of its adverse effect. In a way, having the Ing Deng Pay makes an auric or psychic sector. For example, if the missing sector is the South, having the Ing Deng Pay made under the chart of the master of the house and the missing sector will create an psychic South sector and thus it becomes like there’s no missing sector. Furthermore, more than creating a auric or psychic sector, the Ing Deng Pay is also usually incorporated with powerful inscriptions that brings in wealth and power luck. That is why most people that have the Ing Deng Pay are not only wealthy and powerful but has very good social standing in the community.

A painting of a Chinese rich man or statesman.

A painting of a Chinese rich man or statesman.

The Ing Deng Pay is usually hidden because if somebody who is familiar with the art of understanding and making an Ing Deng Pay and wishes to do you harm, they can come up with another Ing Deng Pay that will counter the inscription of your Ing Deng Pay sneak it in to your house and your Ing Deng Pay might lose it’s power. Furthermore, the master of the house usually keeps his Ing Deng Pay hidden because if somebody in the house wants to create bad luck for the master of the house they can steal his Ing Deng Pay and destroy it. Some Ing Deng Pay is hidden under the ground.

However, the Ing Deng Pay as written in my first post about it –ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM AN AFFLICTED BAZI THAT’S CAUSING SEVERE MONEY, CAREER, RELATIONSHIP, OR PERSONAL PROBLEMS? AN ING DENG PAY IS A POWERFUL TAOIST CURE FOR THESE PROBLEMS -was first created not for the missing sectors. The original formula of the Ing Deng Pay is originally for those people whose Bazi is severely afflicted with a lot of conflicting elements or signs. When a child is born, specially if its a son, the father will usually ask a Feng Shui master to check on the Bazi of the baby, if they see it’s afflicted they then make an Ing Deng Pay for him. It is said that the members of the royal family will have their Ing Deng Pay guarded 24/7.

It was not until the 17th century when a famous Taoist priest who is also a Feng Shui master discovered (or created) the formula for creating an Ing Deng Pay for the house. Since then, the formula was handed down from one generation to the other until Mao Zedong’s ruling disrupted it when he banned China. And to ensure that people get scared of acquiring and Ing Deng Pay the government seeded to the army and later on the Red Army of the cultural revolution for them to use the Ing Deng Pay to hit and reeducated landlords.

It has been a long time dream of my Feng Shui teacher to make an Ing Deng Pay, he is well familiar with the formula but he is not very confident. But it’s a good thing that he was introduced to a Taoist priest last year that is also knowledgeable to make the Ing Deng Pay, they then sent out to making Ing Deng Pay/s available to the public.

Note: I’m not showing a picture of an Ing Deng Pay because of privacy reasons. Some information, for those who are familiar with it, may reveal information about the owner of the Ing Deng Pay.

If you wish to know more about the Ing Deng Pay you can read the following blog posts:

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Myth Buster 18: You’ll Have Bad Luck If Your Chinese Animal Zodiac is the Opposing Ruling Animal Zodiac of the Year

Published Disyembre 31, 2014 by jptan2012

The husband of DU, my friend and reader, asked DU whether he’ll have a difficult year in 2015 because he was born under the sign of the Ox, and for those who are familiar with Feng Shui they know that Ox in the Chinese Animal Zodiac chart is right across the Sheep, which makes the Ox an ‘opposing’ sign of the Sheep.

The animal adjacent to your particular animal sign is usually considered as the opposing sign. This is usually because you have character traits that are totally opposite each other. It'll be harder for you to get along. However, I believe that relationships are work on so I personally don't subscribe to this so much, but I do acknowledge that it can be a little bit harder. However, the belief that you are going to be bad luck if your sign is the opposing sign really stems out from the Chinese government's meddling with Feng Shui practice.

The animal adjacent to your particular animal sign is usually considered as the opposing sign. This is usually because you have character traits that are totally opposite each other. It’ll be harder for you to get along. However, I believe that relationships are work on so I personally don’t subscribe to this so much, but I do acknowledge that it can be a little bit harder. However, the belief that you are going to be bad luck if your sign is the opposing sign really stems out from the Chinese government’s meddling with Feng Shui practice.

This is a very common misconception, which stems out from two factors. One, although I always say that relationships are worked on, the truth is its more difficult for people with opposing sign to get along harmoniously. They have to work on the relationship harder. For example, Ox is going to be more difficult to get along with a Sheep, a Rat with a Horse, and Pig with a Snake, so on and so forth. Please refer to the image. So taking this into consideration a lot of people believe that if you have an opposing sign you’ll naturally have a bad year ahead of you. However, this is not always the case. In fact, my own analysis for the year shows that for this year, most Ox born people will still have a good year ahead of them. You can read my previous posts about the forecast for the year.


 


 

The second factor why this belief came about is because of the communism of China. Mao ZeDong and his successors like Deng XiaoPing, strictly banned the use of Feng Shui, in fact, Feng Shui masters and/or experts are sent to hard labor. But, belief in Feng Shui is ingrained amongst Chinese, so like Buddhism and Taoism, the Chinese government was unable to totally repress it. So when the government realized that they couldn’t eradicate Feng Shui in people’s lives, they decided to control it instead.

It is said that although officially he has banned Feng Shui, Mao Zedong himself has continuously employ the services of Feng Shui masters for himself and for top government officials. This practice has been followed by Deng Xiaoping and up to the present leaders of China.

It is said that although officially he has banned Feng Shui, Mao Zedong himself has continuously employ the services of Feng Shui masters for himself and for top government officials. This practice has been followed by Deng Xiaoping and up to the present leaders of China.

Communist China did to Feng Shui what they did to religion. They can’t take away Buddhism, Taoism, and Catholicism is the country so they controlled it instead. Most of you know about the religions in China having the official and unofficial version. Depending on whom you ask, the Chinese government believes that they have the official version, and the official religions whose leaders are mostly abroad to avoid being kidnapped by the government and put into forced ‘vacation’, are considered the unofficial version. But elsewhere, outside Mainland China, obviously the official version is the Church ‘controlled’ (for the lack of term) religion, and the unofficial is the Chinese government controlled religion. The control is so strict that the government names their own bishops or archbishops, and in the case of Tibetan Buddhism they kidnapped the real Panchen Lama and installed their own Panchen Lama. The 11th Panchen Lama was kidnapped last May 17, 1995 together with his whole family. Nobody has seen them since and the Chinese government has installed a fake 11th Panchen Lama!

Going back to Feng Shui, although the government doesn’t allow Feng Shui experts or masters to continue doing Feng Shui, it is said that they continue to practice Feng Shui under strict control of the Chinese government. They’re only allowed to do Feng Shui for high-ranking officials of the government. As a result a lot of them sneak out and practiced Feng Shui in Hong Kong and Taiwan. For the general public, the Chinese government then gave licenses for ‘illegitimate’ Feng Shui masters to do Feng Shui for the people. Thus a lot of Feng Shui misconception has arise from these government – controlled Feng Shui masters.

A lot these government – controlled Feng Shui masters knows only some very basic rules about Feng Shui, thus they will say that if the ruling animal sign is your opposing sign then you’ll have bad luck, and they were also the ones who said that North is really bad.

They may be considered correct if that’s the only thing you should consider, but Feng Shui is not a simple formula of opposing and friendly signs, because Feng Shui is about animal signs, bazi/Paht Chee, elemental formula, 8 trigrams formula, flying stars, 24 mountains, Ho – Tu, auxiliary stars, and a lot more. All these formula should not be taken as a stand alone, they should be a combination and their relation to each other should be considered!

It’s true that if your sign is the opposing sign of the ruling sign of the year, in this case for 2015 the Ox is the opposing sign of the Sheep, and if you only consider that formula then the sure answer is you’ll have a bad year. However, I remember the FM radio DJ, Chico Garcia, saying on radio once that he was told that he will have a bad year because his sign is a conflicting (opposing) sign of the year but then Chico Garcia said it turn out to be one of the best year of his life. Why? Because that’s not the only thing that should be considered. You have to consider all the other formulas; all the other factors that’s need to be considered.

Pi Yao is a Celestial Being that pleases the Tai Suey God.

Pi Yao is a Celestial Being that pleases the Tai Suey God.

Dou Mu Yuan Jun or Goddess of the North Star is a powerful Deity to counter the effects of Tai Suey. She is said to be the creator of all the Tai Suey Gods does has the power to rule or control over them.

Dou Mu Yuan Jun or Goddess of the North Star is a powerful Deity to counter the effects of Tai Suey. She is said to be the creator of all the Tai Suey Gods does has the power to rule or control over them.

Of course, you have to remember but if you’re sign is the opposing sign of the year, then you’ll definitely face the God of the Year or Tai Sui (also spelled as Tai Suey) or Grand Duke Jupiter. This is easily addressed by wearing or carrying an image of a Piyao (also spelled as Pi Yao, Pi Xiu, Pixiu) that will help appease the Tai Suey. Wearing an image of the Goddess of the North Star or Dou Mu Yuan Jun is also a very effective cure because she is the mother of all the Tai Sui Gods and is said to be the only one who can subdue them.

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Myth Buster 15: The North is Really Bad

Published Abril 25, 2014 by jptan2012

northA few weeks ago I went to do a Feng Shui audit of a place of a reader. I don’t really remember the context of what we are talking about but the subject of the conversation went into discussing the effects of the North. The head of the family asked me how come older generations believes that the North is really bad, and he even quoted the Chinese saying that says, “I will rather go homeless than have a free house that’s facing North!”

Being a Chinese myself, I’m familiar with this saying, and the truth is there is no truth to this saying. But where did this belief come from.

During the time of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiao Ping, the practice of real Feng Shui was banned, because they’re afraid that this might be used against them. Nevertheless, a lot of Chinese even some government officials still believe in Feng Shui and want to use this to their advantage. Because real Feng Shui experts are afraid to come out, this gave rise to charlatans and fake Feng Shui practitioners. They function under the supervision of the government, and were given some instructions. To make things easy, East has always been the best direction, and north is the worst direction.

But if you’ve been reading my blog, the truth is there is no such thing as the completely bad direction or completely good direction. It all depends on the yearly flying stars and on the Kua number of the person, or even the physical Feng Shui.

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