Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem, Attacks Compass Methods
In the previous article it is noted that Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem, attacks the Compass schools' use of the 24 Mountains as a water method to determine the auspiciousness of a site.
The rejection of the Compass schools' 24 Mountains water method was made by a commentator about Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem:
More is believe different saying and foolish right word.
So is produce new inauspicious and disappear own fortune.
If not mountain auspicious water auspicious cave auspicious.
Why have a lot of disaster.
How can it be known year inauspicious month inauspicious day inauspicious.
Violates it to deceive certainly.
Comment to Xue Xin Fu Book 2, Chapter 5).
The passage relates to the Luan Tou determination of the auspiciousness of the mountain, water and hsueh. However, people were adopting a different method which Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem regarded as a foolish method which can destroy the good fortune of the site. This dangerous different method involved the use of date selection, a popular technique in the Compass schools.
There are a wide range of "Date selection" methods in the Compass schools. Examples of those pertaining to the auspiciousness of the site are as described briefly below:
- 1. 8 Mansions: based on the birth dates, people are classified into East and West groups. It is claimed that houses with East facings will be auspicious for those of the East group while West facings will be inauspicious for them.
2. Both Xuan Kong Fei Xing and Xuan Kong Liu Fa have different contradictory calculations methods to determine the auspiciousness of a site. There are the Fu Ma San Ban Gua series, Zheng Shen and Ling Shen, Fan Fu Yin, etc. There are differences due to different ways of calculating the Yun periods.
3. In Yin Feng Shui, a narrowness as small as 1 degree can be used to determine installation dates to make a tomb site auspicious.
All these date methods are rejected by Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem as dangerous foolishness capable of destroying good fortune.
Luan Tou Auspicious Hsueh cannot be negated by Compass Methods
It is not realised that Confucius long before had stated that the Ming Tang cannot be subjected to date divination:
- 56. The Master said, "The shell and stalks employed by the great men must be held in awe and reverence. But the son of Heaven does not divine by the stalks. While the princes are keeping guard in their states, they divine by stalks. When the son of Heaven is on the road (traveling), he (also) divines by the stalks. In any other state but their own they do not divine by the stalks. They consult the tortoise shell about the chambers and apartments of the houses (where they lodge). The son of Heaven does not so consult the tortoise shell; he stays always in the grand ancestral temples."
57. The Master said, "The men of rank, on occasions of special respect, use their sacrificial vessels. On this account they do not fail to observe set seasons and days, and do not act contrary to the intimations of the shell and stalks; thus seeking to serve with reverence the ruler and their superiors...
(Li Chi, Book of Rites. Legge 1967. Volume 2:349-351)
This is something which Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem also noted:
Water if flexure have emotion.
Not stage star time (cheng) also auspicious.
Mountain if slanting stave.
Integration Gua example how come
Xue Xin Fu 253-254 (Book 3, Chapter 3).
Even the great Tang Feng Shui grandmaster yang Yun Sung issued a warning in his Qing Nang Aow Yi against over dependence on dates:
Luan Tou is supreme over Compass approach! The testimony of the ancient masters from Confucius down to Yang Yun Sung was against the Compass schools' attempts to replace the Luan Tou method for determinatiion of auspiciousness of a site.
SEARCH FOR AUSPICIOUS SITE KNOWN AS HSUEH OR "DRAGON CAVE"
The auspiciousness of a site can be determined only through Luan Tou methods. San Yuan practitioners have been fooling people with use of Compass methods to determine the hsueh.
Hindu Origins of "Luck and Unlucky Days"
At the time of the Tang dynasty, people were crazy about lucky and unlucky days, which especially caused great inconvenience in burials. In the 7th century, founding Tang emperor Tai Tsung ordered a team of more than ten scholars under President Lu Tsai to study and evaluate the divination and geomancy literature for anything of value. Their work was compiled into one hundred chapters. About tomb Feng Shui, the committee delivered a significant evaluation:
- They passed a sweeping sentence on the then existing literature on the subjects in question, flatly condemning all such selection of auspicious graves and lucky times for burial as it is not sanctioned by antecedents from antiquity
(DeGroot 1964 p.1006).
The concept of "luck and unlucky days" never existed in the antiquity before the Tang dynasty period. That is, both Feng Shui and astrology before then did not use this "lucky and unlucky days" concept. The Feng Shui of Confucius, Yao and Ta Yu as well as Fu Hsi would have no room for such "luck and unlucky days". So, where did the concept of "luck and unlucky days" then come from?
There are historical testimony how the nonsense originated:
- The planetary names were also introduced by Bu Kong (705-774), a major figure in esoteric Buddhism who enjoyed the patronage of the Tang Imperial court. Bu Kong's birthplace is unknown, being variously given as Sri Lanka and Central Asia.
Bu Kong set down prevailing Indian astrological theories in his Xiuyaojing, written with the help of a Chinese disciple, Shi Yao during the 8th century. The Xiuyaojing analysed the influence of the stars on lucky and unlucky days and human fate.
Yes, the concept of "lucky and unlucky days" crept into the Tang dynasty China from Hindu sources. It was never in the original Chinese Feng Shui and astrology. Reject them!
The traditional armchair or horseshoe shaped hsueh as the auspicious site of the "Dragon Cave" Its frontage is always at the South
Confucius wrote much about the hsueh or Ming Tang in his writings. Find out more from us!
Restoration of True Feng Shui.
There is no doubt that Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart Poem, is against extant Compass schools doctrines and classifies the Compass methods as misleading people. It identifies the issues of determining the auspicousness of a site and the Kung Mang lines as where the Compass schools commit serious errors, especially in using date selection methods.
Practitioners should not just swallow what these masters told them. That there are so many different Feng Shui groups is a warning signal to express caution in believing which Feng Shui school is right or wrong.
Yes, there are many wrong doctrines, but how do you know? You just have to study the ancient Feng Shui texts, the historical development of Feng Shui and also the scientific basis to know and judge.
Otherwise, you would just have to keep your mouth shut and pretend to know!
Louyang, Land of the Mowtan.
The hsueh is always a well watered green lush area. There will be wildlife and songbirds. Compass masters are bluffing people about barren sites. By resorting to dubious calculation methods, the Compass masters would incorrectly claim as auspicious various buildings which are nothing more than concrete jungles. It is time to call their bluff.
Xue Xin Fu is regarded by some as the most important Luan Tou Feng Shui text. It has a lot of attacks on the Compass schools principles. Read the other related articles below.
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