Friday, August 27, 2010

Affinity 緣份

Well Life is sure strange, I' m sure some of you while as young kids might have met an older person or somebody who got nothing to do with your life and for no rhyme or reason care a lot for you and go out all the way to give you assistance without asking for returns. Let's look at Animals instead tonight, two unlikely companions. Looks like those days are gone in the present mentality, not because of those perverts. Anyway,

A Male Wild Monkey recently adopted a kitten. When this photo was taken, the male monkey attempt to console the unhappy little kitten from the camera which probably looks like a weapon.

Here He introduced his Godson to his peer.

Now what does this Monkey wants out of the Cat? Well, let the Cat out, will Ya?

So remember in Life, do not snicker if you see an unlikely pair together as you are not in this position to Judge. Instead marvel at the intricacies of Fate or whatever.

Okay, lets get back to Feng Shui, with the so many types of school teaching Feng Shui, are still you Lost and clueless what is actually Real Feng Shui? There are at the moment for Feng Shui: Xuan Kong Flying Stars, Xuan Kong Da Gua, Xuan Kong Liu Fa, Yang Zhai San Yao, etc... Now the latest rage appears to be Landforms feng Shui for Ying Zhai Feng shui or you can simply put it as Burial for the Dead to ensure Health and Prosperity for the Living. And better still, the technique of being 'buried' while you are Alive, a Mao Shan sect technique that is now also refined into so called Feng Shui Secret.

It would have costs a Fortune to probably go through all of the school as all of them claims to be the only legitimate one and ultimately you might find that it still does not works in your life? I think some of you would probably have been already been feeling the frustrations after only one or two inductions into Metaphysics, right? Some after spending thousands on destiny analysis and finding that you still don't know what the heck hit you that day, a messy divorce, told to pack up and leave your job which you have been trying to protect by learning Metaphysics. Nope, I am not here to criticize or judge as I have said before, I am not that holy, Nah,just an opinion. But Ah ha, don't ask me what I think is the Real one?

I would just like to comment that with all this hula bula into Landform Feng Shui, why the heck did nobody put efforts into refining this geographical art as to predicting when the next earthquake disasters or tsunami disasters will happens as this geographical art is supposed to be able to sustain a family to last for three generations or about average of 60 years X 3 = 180 years. This is sure a merit as you can save thousands of lives as with Liao Fan' s Lesson. Or is it the same old excuse given time and time again, 'Heaven 's Secret cannot be Revealed'.天機不可泄漏.

Now look here, I' m not asking anybody to Play God or Nope, I' m not challenging Heaven's will here but if that is what Heavens want, Ok...

Let me share a interesting lesson in Life that I got recently when I come back again the next few days,

Meanwhile, a song, Dreams on with Nice Landforms...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Doomsday 2012

Lately, I have not thought of blogging till I saw a news read tonight as I was about to call it a day. Been feeling aimless and tired of the World and even the nonsenses about the coming Apolcalypse or Doomsday 2012, two reasons, one being the Nibiru Theory, about a Death Star coming into contact with our Solar System Orbit in 2012 and creating chaos and destruction with its huge size affecting the gravity of Earth. That theory however have been debunked by recognised and qualified scientists. Anyway, it was supposed to happens in 2003 which have already gone by if you were to search the Internet on the predictions. And there is no doubt that Hollywood have taken advantage to produce a movie about it and makes some money.

The other was the Mayan Calendar which ends exactly in 2012 and some smart alecs took it to means the world will end at the same time. I leave it to you to see whether it makes sense to you. Interestingly, the Early Chinese have sailed to the so called New World but the South America instead which have been documented and if you will to search on the Internet, you will discover that the Early South American Indian Tribes uses the chemical Cinnabar which the Chinese Mao Shan Sect uses in Talismans to ward off evil. They also uses it for the same reasons coincindentally.

Anyway, this bring us back to where I am blogging again as some of us are worrying unnecessary about uncertain future events. This is also for those who want to Die after meeting setbacks or Lost, Watch the following video:

Hope it will prep up your Meanings in Life. Lets thanks Liu Wei for giving us a stronger belief in Life.

Thought I would like to add in a viewpoint from a Facebook Friend:

"Since the phantasmic synthesizer affords the possibility of an encounter with a world peopled with divine powers, and since, according to Platonic dogma, this world is homologous to the intelligential world, there is a way of acting upon the synthesizer to invoke numinous presences. This invocation... can be carried out using certain substances, forms, and colors to which the higher beings are sensitive." -Couliano

What a phantasmic synthesizer is.

According to Aristotle's Biology, the phantasmic synthesizer is located in the heart and is the processor of the phantasmic pneuma, where images and impressions are stored/processed. In Aristotle's view, the soul receives information throug...h the bodily senses by a process of conversion of sensory information into phantasmatos. The phantasm then, is a sort of rarefied sense-datum or thought. Pneuma is a means of conveyance, like the Upanishadic theory of Prana, but not quite as elaborate. All of the pneumatic currents carrying phantasmic information are transmitted to the mind, which is seated in the heart. This is also similar to the Stoic theory of sensation. Consider how according to traditional Chinese medicine, the Shen神 is located in the heart心.

Kimberly Garrard ‎@ Erick Eros and magic in the Renaissance
By Ioan P. Culianu


Have a Nice Weekend.......

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Passing of An Era in Feng Shui

Once upon a time in the Galaxies before JY, LT, and ET etc.....

Sounds like Stars Wars Stuff?

Ha-ha, Nope, just saw this article in Chinese yesterday on the passing of a Grandmaster who had influence the West on the Chinese Culture. To some, he bought Hope while for some, criticisms but nevertheless had made the Western World aware of the Art of Feng Shui.

密宗大師林雲傳在美辭世 享壽80歲
更新日期:2010/08/13 00:31




A short summary, Master Lin Yun just passed away at the ripe age of 80.

Many years ago in 1997, where he had made a public apology in a press interview where one of his reply to being an Grandmaster with : '“People call me the Grand Master when, in fact, I am the Grand Disappointment.” left me in stitches. I recall it gave me of the feeling of a person who had what we Chinese likes to say: 'See Broken' (translate it to Mandarin and you probably can see my view point). Anyway, I would say for those not familiar with the Chinese mentality, it would means looking at the world from a different perspective even by playing a Clown giving up the burden of Fame and Riches and the Worry of how people view you in the Limelight. Don't pity those Crazy or Mad People you see, they are actually happy, lost in their own world not giving a Damn or bothered wiht how people look at them.

This sadly reminds me of an ongoing tussle between a rich Feng Shui master and a westerner student doing translation of the ancient Tibetan scriptures where the victim had wanted monetary compensation and the master was however more concerned of where by settling the issues would have been publicly admitting that she was in the wrong. Anyway, life still goes on regardless....

Interestingly, the origins of where Master Lin Yun had made an impact again comes from an unusual settings as in my that article on the Hungry Ghost Festival.

An Biography though it sounds like an advertisement:

H.H. Grandmaster Lin Yun Rinpoche is a distinguished Buddhist scholar, philosopher and calligrapher and the world's leading authority on Feng Shui. Grand Master Lin Yun has been using Feng Shui to help heads-of-state and corporate executives raise profits and lower stress for more than 50 years. As spiritual leader of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism of the Black Sect, he has met with world leaders including the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Prince Charles and President George Bush.

An advisor to many political and business leaders, Grand Master Lin has lectured worldwide on Feng Shui, the I-Ching, Buddhist practice, meditation, and Chinese culture at such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, The American Institute of Architects, and the United Nations. He is the founder of the Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, and the Lin Yun Monastery in Long Island, New York. A household name in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Grand Master Lin Yun has taught thousands of students in Asia, Europe, and America. He is largely responsible for Feng Shui's popularity in the United States and has trained most of America's practitioners. Many of the most prominent Feng Shui authors, consultants and teachers now practicing throughout the world have been his students.

Born in Beijing in 1932, Tibetan lamas "discovered" Grand Master Lin Yun's spiritual gifts when he was six. They took him under their tutelage at the famous Yon-he Buddhist Temple For nine years, they taught him Black Sect Tantric Buddhism and later Feng Shui. At seventeen, he left China for Taiwan and continued his studies with Buddhist scholars.

He is the author of four best-selling Feng Shui books - "Interior Design with Feng Shui", written ten years ago, has been called the Bible of Feng Shui by the New York Times. His latest book is "Feng Shui Design: The Art of Creating Harmony for Interiors, Landscape, and Architecture." The video, "Feng Shui: Creating Environments for Success and Well-Being," is based on his teachings and is the first TV program on the subject for a Western audience, shown on selected PBS stations, DIRECTV, Pay-Per View.

Grand Master Lin Yun has been interviewed by national and local television networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, FOX, the BBC of England, and major television networks in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Interviews and articles on Grand Master Lin Yun and his teachings often appear in newspapers, journals, and magazines throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Articles and reviews of his books have appeared in the Washington Post, House & Garden, and Harper's Bazaar, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

In 1998, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the supreme leader of the Bon religion, which is recognized by the Dalai Lama as one of the five great Tantric traditions in Tibet, personally led four high lamas to the United States from India. Their purpose was to conduct enthronement ceremonies, one in Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, and the other in Lin Yun Monastery in Long Island, New York, to officially present Professor Lin Yun the title of "His Holiness" of Black Sect Tantric Buddhism Fourth Stage. This is the first time in the history of Tibetan Bon religion that a Chinese person has been presented such an honor.

The Black Sect School of Feng Shui is unique in that it takes into consideration physics, psychology, architecture, and design in its Feng Shui analysis. While traditional Feng Shui relies upon a compass, the Black Sect School considers the immediate environment to be more important because the chi (energy) flow of cardinal directions is influenced by so many factors of modern life - i.e., tall buildings, freeway structures, power lines, computers, televisions, etc. So Black Sect practitioners study the changing dynamics of chi by examining the immediate surrounding exterior: landscape, conditions of nature, roads, neighboring structures, building design and interiors: room shapes, angles, colors, and placement of furnishings.

Mmmmmm, does the last paragraph reminds you of those Xuan Kong Liu Fa practitioners who emphasises on Landforms as being the main criteria first but.....

Anyway, coincidentally there was a much publicised spending by an Asian, a Malaysian who had splurged Millions in a Nightclub which is normal news to me, I means who cares, if you can afford it, do it after all you can't bring your money with you to the grave. But I had a good laugh as I had saw a phrase from Cheeky Quotes by Paris Hilton before this episode(no pun intended):

"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything." -- Paris Hilton (American model, actress, entrepreneur and socialite)

While blogging, happens to hear this song on Radio FM 90.5(My local radio station) by DJ Tim, 'Sweet Dreams' with a poem too, also Sweet Dreams, that's strange...

To all the Womans in the World:

Okay folks, dats about it. Have another Great Weekend!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Have a nice weekend

Saw a relaxing email from Roui Almira via an email from Mulberry, find that it makes my day so thought of sharing with you folks wishing you a nice Weekend.

: D Cheers

Sunday, August 1, 2010


In Chinese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm. Distinct from both the Qingming Festival (in Spring) and Chung Yeung Festival (in Autumn) in which living descendants pay homage to their deceased ancestors, on Ghost Day, the deceased are believed to visit the living.On the fifteenth day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of the deceased.

It is strange that the origins of this festival had actually got to do with an unlikely setting. It was said that The Buddhist origins of the festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India, but later took on culturally Chinese overtones. In the Ullambana Sutra, there is a descriptive account of a Buddhist monk named Maudgalyāyana, originally a brahmin youth who later ordained, and later becoming one of the Buddha's chief disciples. Mahāmaudgalyāyana was also known for having clairvoyant powers, an uncommon trait amongst monks. After he attained arhatship, he began to think deeply of his parents, and wondered what happened to them. He used his clairvoyance to see where they were reborn and found his father in the heavenly realms i.e. the realm of the gods. However, his mother had been reborn in a lower realm, known as the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. His mother took on the form of a hungry ghost (preta) – so called because it could not eat due to its highly thin & fragile throat in which no food could pass through, yet it was always hungry because it had a fat belly. His mother had been greedy with the money he left her. He had instructed her to kindly host any Buddhist monks that ever came her way, but instead she withheld her kindness and her money. It was for this reason she was reborn in the realm of hungry ghosts.

Maudgalyāyana eased his mother's suffering by receiving the instructions of feeding pretas from the Buddha. The Buddha instructed Maudgalyāyana to place pieces of food on a clean plate, reciting a mantra seven times to bless the food, snap his fingers to call out to the deceased and finally tip the food onto clean ground. By doing so, the preta's hunger would be relieved. Through these merits, his mother was able to be reborn as a dog under the care of a noble family.

Maudgalyāyana then sought the Buddha's advice to help his mother gain a human birth. The Buddha established a day after the traditional summer retreat (the 14th day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar, usually mid-to-late August) on which Maudgalyāyana was to offer food and robes to five hundred bhikkhus. Through the merits created, Maudgalyāyana's mother finally gained a human birth.
Due to Confucian influence, the offering became directed towards ancestors rather than the Sangha and ancestor worship has replaced the ritual of relieving the hunger of pretas. However, most Buddhist temples still continue the ancient practice of donating to the Sangha as well as to perform rituals for the hungry ghosts.

A story from an email of a facebook friend who had wanted to share his experience anonymously which coincides with a published notorious drunken driving case that year which had caused a life (Part of it edited and translated for reading purpose)

A Strange Tale 2009

‘It was as usual, the coming of the Chinese Ghost Month which is a festival celebrated by the Chinese and their ghosts counterparts every year. Since young, I had this ability to see things or what you will call spirits and since then, I have learn to ignore them as I would not wanted to be treated differently by my fellow humans. Well, normally at this period, for whatever reasons, there appears to be an increase of this spiritual beings around us and believed me, I have no idea too. Could it be they are aware of the more foods and offerings around? I would like to share the following episode with you and your friends as I have been unable to get it out of my mind.

This particular year however had left an imprint on my mind about the relationship between humans and ghosts from an interesting incident. It was on the 3rd day of that lunar month while I was on my way back home. I was staying on the tenth floor of a block of flats in Chua Choa Kang and this particular area around my block is normally dark and deserted despite having sufficient lightings by about 10.00 pm. at night. It appears that that it could be the block was not totally occupied yet which I had doubt so as this is an old estate. That night, it was about 11.00 P.M. when I was waiting at my lift lobby, a drunken fat looking man slobbered to my side with the usual strong smell of liquor and he was obviously unhappy. I then pretend to look aside to avoid eye contact to avoid inviting any unnecessary trouble from an already not so sober person. As I waited for the lifts, he started talking to himself which was what I thought. As the lift appears to be coming, I then turned my head to the lift door direction and was surprised to see an old lady in black cheongsam next to him. And he was mumbling about something not fair to him in life you know, the usual stuff of ‘why things are like this and why like that?’ On closer look, I found him familiar and then I recalled that he was my neighbour on the same floor staying about five units away from my flat. I then recalled that he had a mother who had shifted out about a year ago to his sister place because of some disputes over money. This information was given to me by another neighbour who apparently was on speaking terms with that man. The old but kindly looking lady however wasn’t replying to his drunken mutterings and instead was looking at me. I then just acknowledge with a smile and proceed to get into the lift as I was in no mood to get into any conversation with that drunken neighbour.

As the lift reached my floor, I then got out and go to my flat and I started getting house keys from my trousers pockets. The corridor was deserted with most of the unit’s lights off. And I then happen to see from the side, a view of my neighbour slumbering to his unit with his mother floating along with him. I then remembered that it was then seventh Chinese lunar month, the ghost month. Normally my encounter with ghosts is not that frightening as what some books have written about ghosts and I have been used to it. But I was curious why the mother already a ghost was following the son and I had then slowly unlocked my door to see what was happening from the side view. There was then a falling sound and I was surprised then to find that the man was lying sprawled motionless on the floor by his unit and the old lady was sounding the door bell, yes you can say a ghost ringing the door bell as you see in movies. I was then thinking how hilarious it was instead of frightening and suddenly my mood was changed when the old lady turned and looked at me and beckoned. I had thought then that ‘Oh no she must have heard the laughter in my mind.’ And I quickly look away and got into my flat, ghost or no ghost, I have no wish to engage in any conversation or to find out why she was beckoning to me.

After getting into my flat, I had then proceeded to my altar of my Guan Yin Goddess to light 3 joss sticks to calm my nerves and to cleanse myself of any negative energy from that encounter. The doorbell of that neighbouring unit was still sounding and apparently that neighbour family had not heard it. After a while, the sound stopped and I can then feel a presence outside my door and I started feeling goose pimples. But it was not a threatening type of presence; there appear to be a desperate plea in it, how do I know? I don’t, until today. I then with three joss sticks in hands walk to my main door and opened it and strangely, the presence was gone. I had then look at the still sprawling, on the floor neighbour with nobody opening the door yet to carry him in. I thought might as well help to sound the doorbell for him as with the three joss sticks in my hand, I had felt braver to venture to his door to sound the doorbell. On reaching there, I had then found that as he was lying with his face on one side, I can see that there were some white foams coming out of his mouth. I had then felt there was something wrong and no matter what as I was already involved in this whole episode, I would be pulled up for any questioning if something bad really happens. (Comment by leegiat: That is how efficient our police force is in Singapore) Having no alternatives, I had then called emergency number and the civil defence ambulance was very efficient in reaching within 20 minutes. Up to that point, I had then discovered that his flat was unlit and probably no one was around as with all the ruckus and sounds outside it. Even another neighbour and his wife were awakened and had asked me about it. He had then told me that the man had a big family quarrel a few days ago and the wife had moved out with the baby son. Anyway, my belief till today, if not for that ghost of the mother or whatever, that man could have probably died there just that I had not bothered to find out the matter from him. All I knew was that the medics had told me it was some seizure attacks or something like that.

I just saw him the other day sauntering by my unit and he had just nodded his head as a hello and I had not told him about my encounter with his mother as he is the unfriendly sort and boisterous type which I normally avoid. Yes, that other same friendly neighbour had also told me that this guy’s mother had passed away just a month ago and the funeral wake was conducted at the void deck in our block of flats and I had normally make a detour back home from another lift landing when seeing this sort of gathering and therefore not knowing who had passed away in my block. I was also told that the man was unhappy that the mother had given him a rather small share of the inheritance than expected after she had passed away.

Strangely enough, later that year I had nearly walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a drunken driver if I was not pushed aside by something at that instance in my neighbourhood. I was also wondering just now if that same ghost has a part to play in it as I write to you.’

End of the Email story.

Another you believe it or not….

Initially I was sceptical about the part about the doorbell being sound by the ghost as they normally should know whether there is anybody around in the flat. However, today after I had finished reading the story again, I suddenly realised that it was probably trying to get your attention by doing that. Anyway, thanks for your story. Whatever it is, I agreed with you that the prejudice against ghosts being terrifying, I believe lies in our heart and our reactions. This story is also dedicated to other friends and Buddhists on my facebook, Theo Bischoff, Kimn and especially Don, ha-ha, who had just happened to chat with me about our spirits friends when we had met up last Friday which had made me, remember this email and post it here today.

From our facebook friend, Bhante Saranapala, "If the conditions do not exist, then the phenomenon will not exist."

Till-then, cheers.