Thursday, May 17, 2007

Feng Shui

For more than 4,000 years, the Chinese practised the art of Geomancy as part of their culture. This ancient art of living in harmony is a branch off from the Tao philosophy; it dictates that Man and his Universe must be balanced in one form or another to avoid unnecessary calamities. Commonly known as Feng Shui, "Feng" carries the meaning the Breath of Life or Wind, while "Shui", on the other hand, is generally known as Water, a prime life-sustaining element.

In the practise, the stress on chi as an invisible force is said to be present in all animate and inanimate objects. For the mere instant such as the configuration of landscape, mountains, serpentine rivers and shapes of land whether they are good or ill are said to bear their own distinct symbols and meanings.

Presently Feng Shui is still widely practised and is favourably accepted by many. But as the practise itself sometimes run into the realm of the unknown, it gives rise to the notion that Feng Shui itself is but a subject of a pseudo-science.

Whatever it is, whether through the arrangement of furniture, location of entrances or having a fountain here or there to strike a proper balance with yin and yang, there are sometimes answers to them that sound logical.

There are also times that proper answers to certain questions we seek now is not available to our questioning mind. Thus to disbelieve is of course, not disaprove, and to believe is not to prove. But in truth if through practising the Art of Feng Shui would evoke mysterious forces in our favour to enhance our well-being, it is all that matters most.

For I am not an expert in this field, I have decided to add a page specially to address the Feng Shui practises, through the collection of many stories from friends/emails received/reading related books, over the years on the matter. With the hope, that we can all understand it better.

You could also e-mail me, if you would like to share your experiences of using Feng Shui.

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