Hunting the Masters who Could Make Kings
During the stirring days of the fall of the Tang dynasty, Yang Yun Sung heard that his student Huang Chao, leader of a powerful army of rebels, was coming to seize Changan, the Tang capital. Yang Yun Sung immediately fled to Jiangsu with his student Lau Kong Yong, taking with him the forbidden text of the planetary tables. The rebel Huang Chao arrived at the capital but could not find his former master. In anger, he burnt down Yang Yun Sung's house. Yang Yun Sung knew his student was trying to kill him, for fear Yang Yun Sung could teach another person the Feng Shui and astrology secrets of kingship.
Yang Yun Sung indicated that his Feng Shui was one capable of creating emperors:
Yang Yun Sung specifically wrote in Han Lung Jing that what he was writing were secrets capable of creating an emperor! But how many really understood Han Lung Jing and the other writings of Yang Yun Sung at all? If you cannot see the kingship aspects in the writings of Yang Yun Sung it means you do not really understand Yang Yun Sung!
In like manner, Jiang Da Hong fled when the Mings were defeated by the Manchus. He was afraid that the Manchus would hunt him down. This was because he knew the secrets of kingship. He knew that the Manchus might want to kill him to prevent him applying the secrets to create a contender to the throne.
Founding Ming emperor Hung Wu especially hunted down Feng Shui and astrology masters to kill them. He believed that the Feng Shui of his ancestor's tomb was the key to his success in obtaining the throne. He feared that the masters would show others who could contend for the throne.
Do you think any of the current masters would be hunted down by the emperor? Are their knowledge good enough to make kings?
Generations of Yang Yun Sung's students hid in Jiangsu. The Mings recognised that the lineage of Yang Yun Sung knew the Feng Shui and astrology secrets of kingship. Venerating the ancient memory of Yang Yun Sung, the Mings invited his people to come and help do the Ming tombs. Ill-understood by modern practitioners was that the Mings wanted Yang Yun Sung's people to apply the kingship secrets of Feng Shui and astrology to the Ming tombs complex, in order to ensure the everlasting duration of the Ming dynasty.
However, by this time, the lineage of Yang Yun Sung had encountered corruption with the newer masters deviating from the original doctrines. Hence, whatever they tried to apply at the Ming tombs complex were not powerful enough to make the Ming last beyond their 200 odd years. The newer masters especially rejected Lai Bu Yi's Ren Pan and lost the ability to use astrology to interact with the Feng Shui.