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Friday, March 14, 2014
Good Place, Bad Timing: Trouble (择日漫谈)
Ordinary people view Feng Shui as the science of choosing a
dwelling and grave; the practitioner view Feng Shui as a science that combines
astrology with space planning. A not so auspicious place can be tackled by
choosing a good date. If a master doesn’t understand the technique of selecting
a good date, then he/she would find himself/herself in predicament because
frankly speaking, there aren’t too many good and auspicious places around in
Since I have come into contact with Feng Shui, there were
many, and still are many bizarre and unexplainable yet unfortunate cases continue
to happen such as the case of recently missing plane. For example one
experiences financial losses, ill health, injuries, affairs just to name a few.
Apparently these incidents have irritated those new house owners who were
supposed to enjoy their new properties.
It is indeed quite challenging at times to find out what
actually happened to the properties as most of the premises though wouldn’t
make the dwellers super rich; the place aren’t that bad either. Upon further
investigation, it normally transpired that the move in date was inauspicious:
it is either the date and time are conflicting or someone has disturbed ‘sha’ (犯煞).
While majority of good people out there choose inauspicious
dates by chance; there are others who purposely choose inauspicious dates just
to get rich such as that of the stories of “fighting with sha” (斗煞) and HK CTV posted earlier.
There is a Chinese saying about these types of practices:
(Anyone who want to become rich fast, then fight san-sha; whoever want
to be aristocrats, renovate direction of tai-sui)
Many secular masters thus encourage unwary folks
to renovate where the ‘sha’ and yearly animal are. I have seen many cases that
places of supposedly good Feng Shui didn’t bring good luck as anticipated but
troubles to the owners. The reason is the effect of time and space are the
fastest amongst all elemental forces.
This is clearly stated in “Doubting Dragon Sutra” <疑龙经>：
(Anyone who wanted to
do renovation or burial, he/she must perform star chart calculation first. Even
though the places are auspicious; troubles come first. This is called “discarding
corpses without due luck”.)
Basically, one must not choose a ‘san-sha’ year, month, date
and time whenever possible unless the time are pretty auspicious. Other than
that the ‘earth-sha’ (土煞) and
tai-sui (太岁) would best be avoided too
though there are many ways to go about to mitigate the ill effects caused by