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Master Chan 曾 positively the only feng shui master in Singapore who adopt an objective and scientific approach in feng shui & birth reading (bazi) applications.
What is Feng Shui
“What is Feng Shui?” obviously not buying expensive lucky charms to make you home looking like a Chinese restaurant.
Authentic feng shui are calculations to harness earth’s environmental resources 形气 to our advantage. Not some make-believe rituals such rolling of pineapples on key-collection day. It is not based on chinese-custom or religious or spiritual.
Staunch non-believer of feng shui & bazi
Master Chan (曾) learned Feng Shui in 1994 the hard way because of his newly bought home, out of interest and soon developed into a professional career.
Unlike learning feng shui from the grapevine, he started off as a staunch non-believer of feng shui.
This is because early 90s Singapore, in his opinion there are no credible feng shui masters that provides logic & reasoning to support their practices. Most used scare tactics, drama, mythology, religion, spirituality and trying too hard to sell their ” blessed” fengshui items.
Authentic Feng Shui is for all religion and races
Earliest recorded phrase “feng shui 风水” came from 晋代郭璞 AD 276-324 葬经 burial book. Over thousand of years, teachings, principles have evolved with countless masters practising it. Passed down till today obviously there are some who are the real deals (not necessary the popular ones) and some not so much.
Today feng shui methods used were integrated with Masters’ own personal experiences & religious beliefs. Thus some of their recommendations does carry religious or spiritual overtones e.g. 开光.
If you a keen believer of feng shui, you should read traditional feng shui books from some of these authors 杨筠松（834年—900年）蒋大鸿（1616年—1714年）沈竹礽（1849年－1906年) etc and you will realised these books does not contain any godly or spiritual customs/rituals.
Educate – Learn – Research – Question – Verify – Apply
The number of metaphysics schools are countless. It is only wise to read widely & deeply authentic feng shui classics as well as today’s interpretations by some famous masters.
Diverse perspectives raise self-awareness, intellectual flexibility, and broad knowledge. It enables us to see the teachings through the eyes of others. To some may think these are run-of-the-mill, watered-down learnings. But who knows, you maybe surprise to learn just 1 new angle to a certain feng shui principle and that is a good read for Master Chan. One can’t corner all good ideas just by self-study alone. It takes many years of passionate study to make it your own.
Contradicting feng shui principles
Popular schools like SanHe, SanYuan, XuanKong, QiMenDunJia, Bazi, ZiWeiDuoShu, BaZhai, WuXing, DaGua and many others. Interestingly they hold similar and yet conflicting views which is normal. Disbelieved that feng shui and bazi formulas is ambiguous, Master Chan remain undeterred, curious and started his half a lifetime of learning on the subject.
It is a tedious 3 step process. 1. Research – read relevant legitimate Chinese classics. 2. Question & verify it’s validity 3. Understand, adapt & apply. To say the learning process is challenging is an understatement because there are so many controversial principles.
basic feng shui principle is question
Unlike some who learn from lineage. Master Chan (曾) challenged, experiment, verify and validate every principle. He tested from the most basic to the most profund. His attitude to learn is to leave no stone unturned. He told me those days feng shui advice for his friends, relatives and people around him were free. The condition is to feedback after the visit.
He recalled one of the early cases for a relative in Indonesia. It was 1997, he relocated the main entrance and remove the signboard that faces the retail shop. Within a week his relative called to thank him that business was doing well again. Till today his relative did not dare to move a thing. Another of his friend is having trouble to tie the wedding knot. After relocating the bed, he was happily married 1 year later. Yet another case was curing his colleague sick home. The list goes on and on.
Feng shui is not a miracle solution nor an excuse to life’s problems
His innovative, result-driven and unbias approach in feng shui make him popular in Singapore and overseas. His style of feng shui were widely published in local and foreign media. In 2011, his clients encouraged him to setup this website to educate the true value of feng shui without exaggeration. Like he always says, “feng shui is no magic, it only provides supplementary support, the rest is your own effort.
In Singapore many claim they are grandmasters of feng shui. In his opinion legitimate grandmasters 风水大师 of feng shui are those who have written formulas, teachings and principles passed down and used by many till today.
To him these are the real deal 杨筠松(救贫), 吴景鸾, 曾文辿, 廖金精, 赖布衣, 蒋大鸿, 章仲山, 華湛恩, 孔昭苏, 沈竹礽, bazi 韦千里, 沈孝瞻, 徐乐吾 and many many more
There are no boundaries to learning and no one should claim that they are the best in the field. Each feng shui school has it’s own merits and demerits. The best way to learn is to read widely, wisely, digest, process, evaluate, assimilate, experiment and make it your own.
Misleading feng shui teachings
Across so many years of history, who can guarantee that the teachings of feng shui are complete and not purposely distorted.
You may be surprise to know that during Qing dynasty, emperors purposely commissioned scholars to publish misleading information so that the Manchu race were unable to learn these wise teachings. Unfortunately, the ploy backfired and filtered back to China. It resurfaced today as authentic feng shui classics and some are quite famous too.
Non-religious Non-spiritual feng shui recommendations
In today’s evolving environment feng shui principles need updating & adaptations.
Those days there were no 60 storey skyscrapers, rampant constructions, expressways, MRTs, escalators, elevators etc to speed up earth’s energy-cycle (地气 地运).
Kitchen and toilet were located outside the house. Today’s theories about kitchen & toilet are modern day versions so beware. Best thing is to ask the feng shui master for his rationale to do so.
In the past there are no internet, smartphone, computers, bluetooth, wifi. Today we are exposed to so much negative EMF. Life style and habits have change with tech toys. People walk blinding staring at their handphone instead of looking out for traffic. Natural habitat and wildlife balance were challenged by urban development thereby messing the climate.
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