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Feng Shui, destination.

Postby CSP » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 3:09 am

Anyone here believe in feng shui? The destination of a person life.
It was told that

30 percent depend on the heaven luck(the yr, mth, date, time birth)
30 percent depend on the earth luck(the place where u are)
30 percent depend on human luck(the knowleage human learn)
10 percent depend on the above all.

A man with a knowleage of his business will hav 30 percent sure win suitation. Plus if his business is located on the right place, he win another 30 percent. A combination of both will give another 10percent/3, total of 30 + 30 + 3.33 = 63.33
63.33 percent most likely to success in business.

What do you think?

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Postby ban » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 6:39 pm

I believe in Feng Shui! Thats why I work for one! 8)

I'm not very sure about all the percentages you have put out there but let me share with you some ideas about it. Most people who belive in Feng Shi would tell you this. (In Chinese) "Yi Ming, Er Yun, San Feng Shui". This means, 1, Life, 2, Luck, 3, Feng Shui.

The Ancient Chinese believed that all lives were predestined, that all your paths in your life were laid out the moment you were born. The possibilites are all there, but for different people born at different times, the possibilities are different. I for example believe that I might not have had a path laid out where I could be a billionaire even if I made all the right choices in life.. :(

Secondly, luck plays a vital role in life too. A Feng Shui Master would derive your "BaZi" from your date, month, year and time of birth. With this, he can tell you your destined paths in life and your pillars of luck. These pillars determine how lucky you will be in different periods of your life.

The last factor of your life would be Feng Shui (FS), the only one out of the three determining factors of your life which you can alter. FS is the environment you are in and the natural energy or "qi" that surrounds you. Your "BaZi" determines who you are and what you are. What kind of element you are out of the 5 elements in FS. They are, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. There are many classifications, like the widely known "Yin" or "Yang" and many others. The purpose of these classifications is to determine your type. Different type of people will thrive in different environments. Just like how a cacti can thrive in a desert or how a lotus can only bloom on muddy pond water.. People, just like plants and animals or any other living thing, need a suitable environment to thrive in and to perform to the maximum potential they are capable of. This is what Feng Shui can do for you.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese science dating back to almost 5000 years. It is the study of the environment and the proper use of the energies in our natural world. A competent Feng Shui Master can help determine what you need and harness the energy of the natural elements around you to your benefit.

Thanks for taking the time to read through this. A little more information can be found on our website. If you're interested, you can always drop me a mail or something. I'm the marketing manager for Lotus On Water.

Hope this message gave you guys and ladies something to think about :wink:

Regards,
Ban.
bancheong@lotusonwater.com

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wonder how many of you guys here believe in fengshui?

Postby kenny8 » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:00 pm

Just a thought.. Do you guys believe it works?
I do. :)

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Re: wonder how many of you guys here believe in fengshui?

Postby briceloh » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:04 pm

kenny8 wrote:Just a thought.. Do you guys believe it works?
I do. :)


i believe it's all about having inner peace. if u can have peace and enjoyment at home, feels easy and happy at work, etc. u sure can have a good and prosperous life. so.....peace man. :wink:
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:13 pm

I don't "believe" in Feng Shui. But I find it interesting and full of common sense. It's definitely helpful I would say.
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Postby briceloh » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:18 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:I don't "believe" in Feng Shui. But I find it interesting and full of common sense. It's definitely helpful I would say.


hello, i think i only knw u for the jokes u posted. hehe. :P so u agreed with me or with fengshui? :wink:
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:32 pm

i believe it's all about having inner peace. if u can have peace and enjoyment at home, feels easy and happy at work, etc. u sure can have a good and prosperous life. so.....peace man.


Yes I can agree with your interpretation of Feng Shui... No joke!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:56 pm

There is no destination. Life is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to be unfolding. Life is a process, not an end. If you learn to become connected with the unmanifested, to be connected with Self, that which is the creator of all, you surf down the wave of life. If instead, you allow your life to be run by ego, to be run by the smaller 'self', life will be an uphill battle all the way. When one realizes that one is an insignificant, yet wholly necessary, part of the greater spirit, peace descends and anything is possible.

Reality does not exist until you make it so. People make the fundamental mistake that reality is already out there... yet, just like quantum physics, there are innumerable paths until the moment the choice is made. Reality is as you choose to create it... and to assume that it already is creates that reality for you. If you limit yourself by acting upon what is already out there, you are indeed limited in your options... when you can see possibility in anything, then you can do anything.

The only thing that one can ultimately depend upon is development of the higher Self, for that is where connection to the unmanifested arises, and it is ultimately the source of all wisdom, all creativity. Some find it through religion, some through meditation, some through practice... but most will look for the silver bullet... the "answer" to life... where no answer exists... life is uncertain... insecure... and when one commits to this view anything is possible.

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Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 7:33 am

This is pretty deep SE.

I don't get the reality bit though. How is all reality determined by choice(s) we make? Seems to me that certain situations don't offer much scope in choice and in spite of one's efforts in making a right choice, one may still receive a negative result.

Let's say for eg. that a couple has a very sick child. That's the reality. Choice they have is to seek medical treatment for the child so that he may recover. They do so but child dies despite their making the right choice in trying to save their child. Seems to me certain circumstances are beyond our control of reality as we'd like it to be.

Looking forward to your reply. Also I've heard that life is nothing but an illusion. Don't get that either as illusion or not, people dying and getting sick seems all steeped very much in reality to me. How can this be an illusion? Can you explain that to me please, if you have the answers.
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Reality does not exist until you make it so. People make the fundamental mistake that reality is already out there... yet, just like quantum physics, there are innumerable paths until the moment the choice is made. Reality is as you choose to create it... and to assume that it already is creates that reality for you. If you limit yourself by acting upon what is already out there, you are indeed limited in your options... when you can see possibility in anything, then you can do anything.


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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:39 pm

Global Citizen wrote:This is pretty deep SE.

I don't get the reality bit though. How is all reality determined by choice(s) we make? Seems to me that certain situations don't offer much scope in choice and in spite of one's efforts in making a right choice, one may still receive a negative result.

Let's say for eg. that a couple has a very sick child. That's the reality. Choice they have is to seek medical treatment for the child so that he may recover. They do so but child dies despite their making the right choice in trying to save their child. Seems to me certain circumstances are beyond our control of reality as we'd like it to be.

Looking forward to your reply. Also I've heard that life is nothing but an illusion. Don't get that either as illusion or not, people dying and getting sick seems all steeped very much in reality to me. How can this be an illusion? Can you explain that to me please, if you have the answers.
Thanks.

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Reality does not exist until you make it so. People make the fundamental mistake that reality is already out there... yet, just like quantum physics, there are innumerable paths until the moment the choice is made. Reality is as you choose to create it... and to assume that it already is creates that reality for you. If you limit yourself by acting upon what is already out there, you are indeed limited in your options... when you can see possibility in anything, then you can do anything.



This is a very good question, GC, and I apologize for being tardy in responding. I've thought about it for a good while. I'm going to have a go at it from several angles.

In your example of a sick child, you said the choice they had was to seek medical treatment. Having a sick child in the first place is a consequence of a culmination of choices throughout life... from choice of partner, to place to live, to the decision to have the child, to the environment in which it was brought up. So, this does not change the fact that reality does not exist until you create it. It proves it up.

The sick child does show that no one is really in control of their life, and that security and certainty are just illusions. Which brings me to the point that reality is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to be. Whether one chalks it up to an act of God or concludes that the calculus of all the interactions that child ever had was the cause is irrelevant. Personally, I subscribe to the view that it is the sum total of all actions of all humans that create each and every consequence. Perhaps it was self centered person who dumped toxic metals 40 years ago that led to the problem. Or perhaps it was the parent’s choices with respect to a place to live.

It is exactly those choices made that brought the parents to this point in time, the time with a very sick child. Note that this is not predestination in any sense of the word... it is the unfolding of consequences of action... call it karma, if you will. So, all of this is in the past and reality is unfolding exactly as it should be… even if one considers it unfair or wrong… which are simply judgments of the ego.

You write as though the parents have but one choice, and that is to seek medical care. What parent wouldn’t? Well, there are some that would choose not to seek medical care, leaving it to “God’s will”

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Postby Global Citizen » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 12:58 am

Quote: up to my ass in alligators. End Quote. I've taken the liberty of using this from the pm as it's really cute.

Now you're beginning to sound like Dr. Phil!! :mrgreen:
For the uninitiated, Dr. Phil, a no nonsense talk show host made famous by his frequent appearances on Oprah, who finally gave him his own show is also known for his unusual sayings most of which originate from the Southern part of the US.

Anyway I thank thee, from the bottom of my heart, for your reply and shall sit and chew on this awhile.

Cheers.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 7:18 am

The quote is part of an old saying:

When up to your ass in alligators it is difficult to remember that your original intention was to drain the swamp.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:11 am

gosh, you guys are wading in deep waters here. fascinating though. i do agree with SE's point (one of the few i understood :? ) that reality is an illusion that we create. my way of saying it is there is no such thing as reality, there is only our various individual perceptions of it.

about the child dying for example, it is also a decision to think that his dying was a bad thing, no? because i could say that one reality is that God sent the child to earth for a reason and his work was done and so he was taken back to rejoice with the angels while the rest of us plod on... so it is a good thing. so i agree, it's all a matter of how we perceive.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 2:17 am

Strong Eagle and Global Citizen might care to ponder the following link, the basis for a program I watched on Britain's Channel 4 fairly recently:
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/W/what_we_still_dont_know/

Hope you find it interesting.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 7:39 am

Yes, it is indeed a strange world.

Einstein's special theory of relativity destroys the notion that time is contstant. Time is a function of velocity and frame of reference. This effect must be accounted for in GPS satellites which otherwise would give incorrect position readings.

Einstein's general theory of relativity destroys the notion that space is contstant. Space is warped by gravity. The bending of light is really light following the curvature of spacetime.

Quantum physics permits a particle to be anywhere with nearly any property until actually observed. Particles spontaneously appear and dissappear in the vacuum of space. There are no certainties, only probabilities. This is the basis of the movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know", a most interesting view about the reality we live in.


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