In order to understand feng shui, we need to know what our ancestors said about feng shui and have an understanding of what feng shui is all about. Why is feng shui still relevant and important until today? Is it magic? Can it do miracles?
According to our descendants, a man's life is determined by 5 factors. Destiny, luck, feng shui, good-will and education are the 5 factors arranged according to their importance.
1. The most all-important of all factors is destiny. Some are born disabled or sickly. Some are very good-looking, smart and healthy. There is nothing much you can do about this. This has already been determined by your destiny.
2. Luck changes from time to time. In the Ba Zi or destiny code, there will be a major change every decade particularly. A role reversal can take place whereby a rich businessman may go bankrupt while a poor boy may become a very rich man.
People tend to put destiny and luck together and define them as fate because they are interrelated. The truth of the matter is that having better luck is favored over having a better destiny.
The destiny and luck can be studied by reading the Ba Zi, the eight Chinese characters based on time, day, month and year in which a person is born. The Ba Zi is also known as the "Four Pillars of Destiny" because it is formed by the four items: the time, day, month and year of birth. It is more complicated to learn but in order to be a professional feng shui master, you have to be a master in Ba Zi.
3. Feng Shui, in addition to the scientific study of environmental between living things and non-living things; takes into account an additional component, the flow of magnetic energy or 'qi'. This is due to the fact that our Earth never stops revolving and when it revolves, the magnetic forces always changes. Furthermore, the 'qi' will also be affected by gravitational forces of other planets, the Sun and the Moon as well. Therefore, it is safe to say that no place will ever enjoy auspicious feng shui forever. Otherwise, China would still be ruled by the Ching Dynasty today as the emperor could have engaged the best feng shui master to ensure continuous good luck of their palace.
Feng Shui is still very popular now even though it has come into existence and has been developed over the period of 4000 years. Today there is evidence of huge databases that support its existence. This is a great treasure and wisdom from our ancestors.
4. Good will--Do good and perform good deeds to make your life better. In Buddhism, it is called cause and effect or 'karma', the preordained fate that is generated by a person's actions. Someone can also enhance their luck by having a strong willingness to help others. Your luck will become better eventually when one performs more charity. This can determine a person's luck. Make it a practice to say something nice everyday. In short, we have to do something good and say something nice everyday.
5. Education can turn you into a better person. In ancient China, poor scholars had to study very hard in order to pass the examination, so that they can be ministers to the emperor. Education remains extremely important until today and can be a ticket out of poverty for someone who excels in his studies and becomes a professional. He can also enjoy a luxurious life and be able to solve problems which he encounters. There is vast knowledge our there and we have to continually upgrade ourselves as knowledge is not static and we need to learn new things everyday.
Therefore, if you do not have good destiny and luck, you can still enhance your luck or change it with the help of feng shui, good will or through education. However, if you have bad feng shui, it will ruin your life further instead of helping you out. Thus, it is important for us to have the basic knowledge of feng shui to ensure a happy and successful life.
Cheng Hoe Lee is a Feng Shui Master and Oriental Astrologist, mastering in Feng Shui, Bazi and Chinese Name studies. In addition, Master Lee is also an author, speaker and trainer in oriental astrology. You can read free feng shui tips and collection of Chinese astrology information at Master Lee's website: http://www.penangfengshui.com.