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What is beaty from Fengshui point of view

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#42: Beauty and the Ape

What is beauty? What is the experience of beauty?

Philosophers, both in the East and West, have tried to address this subject: in the West, Plato and Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Hegel; in the East, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Chuang Tzu, and more recently Cai Yanpei, Wang Guowei, and Zhu Guangqian.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 36

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#36: Looking at a Building is Like Looking at a Person

In an earlier article, we said that everything in the universe is composed of Chi. It has matter, Chi energy, and information (consciousness or thought). These three aspects exist together.

Chi energy can be recognized through form, that is, the material manifestation. Different forms manifest different Chi. When the form is wholesome, the Chi is wholesome.

Let’s look at the following drawings.

Geometrical Forms Fengshui

In the first row, the forms are wholesome: when we look at it, we feel comfortable.

In the second row, the forms are distorted rather than wholesome: it creates a less comfortable feeling.

This is also true in architecture. Let’s look at the following two buildings.

Fengshui House Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

Korea House from Archdaily

Image: Archdaily

The first is pleasing to the eye; the second is strange.

These different forms manifest different Chi, and transmit different information. The impact on the people who live in these buildings is also different.

In China, there is a long tradition of face-reading practice and has amassed a great body of knowledge. In ancient times, the Emperor usually cultivated the skill of face-reading. The great Qin Dynasty general, Zhen Guofan even wrote a face-reading book called Bing Jian.

Face-reading basically looks at the form of the facial features and assesses their character and personality. It also reads if a person will be rich or poor, noble or ordinary and so on.

In the same way, we can look at the “personality” of a house or building. Basically, we try to personify that building, and look at it as though it were a human. It then becomes possible to gain a sense of the personality of the building – cocky or humble, friendly or hospital, melancholy or lively. Just by looking at the outside, one can get a sense of the inside. When the outside is not good, one can be sure that there are problems inside as well. It might not provide full information, but it can provide basic clues about its nature.

So: we can read a house as we read a face. The secret is to take the house as a person, and then we can recognize who it is that we are looking at.

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Fengshui of bedroom

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#27: Feng Shui of the Bedroom

A newlywed niece asked me about bedroom design. How should the bedroom be arranged to be supportive for her new family? She said there was so much information on the internet that she was confused about what to do.

She was right to be concerned. The bedroom is one of the most important three features of Feng Shui. It affects health, relationships, emotions, and child-bearing.
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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 22

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#22: The Feng Shui of the University of California, Berkeley Campus

All truth has to be validated with reality. If we look at history, we can see how the Four Features Model reflects the success or failure of cities, organizations, companies, schools, or even people, based on the Feng Shui of the place.

Now let’s take a look at an example on a larger scale at one of the most renowned universities in the United States: the University of California at Berkeley.
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Fengshui Four Features Metaphor Shantung Hsu

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#19: The Metaphors of the Four Features

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As we have said, everything has three aspects: matter, Chi energy, and information. In previous posting, we discussed the quantity and quality of the Four Features, and the effects of those features on human life.

The Four Features themselves are not only physical features but also metaphors for human living.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 17 Four Features

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#17: Understanding the Four Features

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17: Understanding the Four Features

Feng Shui study is the study of the quality, quantity, and the coordination, of the Four Features: Mountains, Water, Flat Land (Energy Spot), and Guardian Hills. Let’s discuss the quality and quantity of these features.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 16 Form School

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#16: Form School Design Model – The Four Features

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16: Form School Design Model – The Four Features

“Form defines energy, energy manifests information” is the guiding concept of Form School Feng Shui.

When we talk about form, let’s begin with the big picture of form – our planet Earth.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 15 Concept

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#15: Form School 101 – Feng Shui Concept

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15: Form School 101 – Feng Shui Concept

We have already discussed the basic concepts of Feng Shui. The diagram below summarizes these concepts in terms of the two pillars of thought that support Form School Feng Shui.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 14

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#14: Does Good Luck Come From the Blowing of Wind And the Flowing of Water?

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14: Does Good Luck Come From “the Blowing of Wind And the Flowing of Water”?

When Chinese people talk about Feng Shui, we often hear the phrase: “Feng sheng shui qi hao yun lai,” roughly translated it means “Good Luck comes with the blowing of wind and the flowing of water”. Somehow this saying sounds convincing in Chinese, but from the Feng Shui point of view the opposite is closer to being true.

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