Feng Shui is a union of two words, Feng+Shui. An accurate interpretation of these words is wind and Water. According to their geographical location, the Chinese consider Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood to be the Pancha tattva. In Feng Shui, the Pancha tattva or the five elements have special significance, and they also represent specific directions.
Elements and Directions
Managing a healthy, wealthy, rich, Comfortable, and prosperous life by proper utilization of the natural energies circulating around us is the fundamental principle of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a mysterious Chinese philosophy that stands on the belief of Tao. This harmonizes our environment.
origin text of Feng Shui
The main original text of Feng Shui is in the Chinese language. It is something like our Vastu Shastra. Feng Shui traveled through Tibet to China, where it becomes so popular. Feng Shui greatly influenced by Indian culture, particularly by Buddhism.
The Chinese correlate the honor or dishonor attained in this human life to the energies generated on the Earth. They do not give much importance to human performance or action. Prosperity, good health, and gods blessings, all the three are related to the wind and Water of the world.
Certain invisible powers are active in the world. Modern science calls them gravitational force and electromagnetic force. Because of these forces, energy keeps flowing on the Earth continuously. In Chinese, this flow of energy is called 'QI.' This energy is classified into two forms, Yin, the negative (-) energy, and Yang the positive(+) energy.
Both Yin and Yang have their gravitational forces and are complementary to each other. Independently they are incomplete. Their forces are basically Geologically positive and negative forces. These forces can be detected with the help of a magnetic compass.
Yin and Yang are forces of two opposite elements and are the binding forces of the entire universe. Yin is female, while Yang is male. Yin represents darkness, while Yang represents the sensitive sunlight. According to Chinese doctors, Yin is active within the body while Yang is active outside the body.
When there is some disease in the body, then it affects the Yin Yang balance of the body. The balance between Yin and Yang is required for keeping the body healthy because these two are also the magnetic force of the human body.
The human 'Qi' gives man intelligence, wisdom, strength, power, and physical capability. It becomes necessary to co-ordinate the construction of the house with internal decoration, furniture, paintings, curtains, and other Utility items, so that the right balance of Qi is maintained between man and his living surroundings, along with their correlation with the Earth's forces.
This same balance makes residential premises, apartment buildings, shops, offices, hotels, gardens, parks, and industrial complexes compatible with the forces of the Earth, which makes them successful and long-lived.
The origin of Feng Shui is a combination of' town plan, environmental improvement, design, architecture, and interior decoration, Most of ancient Chinese lived alongside the yellow river. Their primary concern was to shield against ill wind untamed waters. As per Darwin; only the fittest survive in the world,
Feng Shui is the recognition or understanding of the law of' nature and the patterns of energy in nature. In Feng shui, there is an ultimate power of 'Tai ji' that rules, connect, and guides us. This is known as the 'way' or the 'law' of nature,
Feng Shui identifies a minuscule particle called "ling," which is reported to transmit all forms of energy in the universe. Ling transfers in words, presence, pictures, and even books and printed matter.
Seeing beautiful scenery may induce a feeling of peace, Water bodies and hills tend to create a sense of oneness with nature. The power of positive thinking is one accepted notion today with many books written on it. A positive person can create an aura of feelings that encloses him and reaches out to persons around him.
Human energies and thoughts, though not physical, have tremendous power. Feng Shui channels this power, A positive environment is a comfort zone where there is a balance of sun, fresh air, and water supply, where the soil is fertile, and the climate is conducive. Where the social & political environment is stable and where commerce is secure. A contrary site has a different environment, e.g., pollution, barren soil, and vulnerable to disaster. It includes the area of deserts, cemeteries or rocky areas,
For every force, there is equal & opposite force; For every cause, there is an effect. This natural phenomenon exists whether people believe in it or not. Feng Shui adopts the principles of balance (Yin & Yang), and it corrects these flaws. Feng Shui derived from
Taoist philosophy understanding the nature of the universe and our harmonious integration with it. Feng shui, like the Indian Vaastu Shastra, is a study of energy patterns and how these patterns move through a given space.
Though Feng Shui lists & gives importance to the five elements, wind or air is not one of them. Wind & Water are the best couriers of nature. Pollution spreads mainly by wind & Water. These two forces conduct to and connect with the rest of the world. A site is fortunate if it is sheltered from the attack of ill winds and untamed waters. Certain places in the landscape have life-breath (sheng ch'i). Feng Shui is concerned with the discovery of such places. Life breath may indicate both wind and Water.
Feng Shui may be utilized to structure, adjust, harmonize, and balance the artificial environment with the natural environment. There are practical rewards of improved living, health, better marriages or partnerships, greater wealth, and personal peace of mind. The aim of Feng Shui is complete harmony and a deep sensitivity to the natural order.
VAASTU VERSUS FENG SHUI
Whereas, in many aspects, Vastu seems to ignore the interiors of the house, Feng Shui has covered incredible territory in this field.
Vastu mainly concentrates on the plot and environment, along with the positioning of rooms. Also, Vastu gives directional importance, whereas Feng Shui deals with relative positioning of rooms to door and gate.
When both sciences are implemented in conjunction, experts feel that the results are instantaneous and sometimes stunning due to a synergy that is created. Translated from Chinese, "Feng Shui" means "Wind & Water." Feng means wind and Shui means Water. Wind supplies Oxygen, and Water is the life source.
Feng Shui is an expression of oneness, of harmony with the environment created by balancing invisible and visible energies. The worst human punishment is to be cut off from the mainstream.