Feng Shui and Religions - Feng Shui
is Religion Free
Many people said Feng Shui is a kind
of superstition, one of the main reasons is that they don't
understand or refuse to understand how Feng Shui works. Another
main reason is many Feng Shui practitioners and believers add their
own religious theories and customs to Feng Shui so that other
religions treat Feng Shui as another religion - a superstition.
All ancient Feng Shui books did not
talk about any religious practice in Feng Shui applications; they
just studied the environment and recommended the choice of graves
and homes. Qi, Yin Yang, Five Elements and even Flying Stars are
tangible and non-tangible substances that exist in the universe.
The Flying Stars actually are the nine stars in the Ursa Major
constellation, the Big Dipper plus two other stars.
As I always emphasize, there may be
many materials that are unknown to human beings. Like a few hundred
years ago, people did not know anything about infrared and
ultraviolet lights. However, they did know that sunlight could kill
germs, make inks fade and tan their skins. They just could not
It is the same case in Feng Shui.
We know something is bad; some kinds of setting are bad for
homeowners without any scientific proof yet. While we can explain
some of the phenomena with the assistance of modern technology and
knowledge; the majority of them are not explainable yet.
In Feng Shui, we will place some
tools in particular spots in a property to solve the problems.
Items such as jade turtle, dry calabash and mirrors will be used.
Some people would have those items blessed by the priests of their
own religion, believing that would increase the power of such
tools. This is how religions were involved in Feng Shui.
Basically, this is their own belief and has nothing to do with Feng
To draw an analogy: In ancient time,
a man used a toothbrush to clean his teeth and knew that it could
prevent his teeth from having any cavity. Many people followed, but
some of them had the brushes blessed by their priests; believing
that would increase the power of the brushes. Other people, without
knowing the fact the brushing teeth could eliminate the bacteria
that caused cavities, would think using a brush to clean teeth was a
superstition just because some of the brush users had their brushes
Since ancient Chinese were heavily
affected by Taoism and Buddhism, some Feng Shui masters, as well as
the general public, added their religion believes to Feng Shui when
they practised it. For example, they would say the Feng Shui tools
had to be blessed by a priest in order to be effective. Years after
years, people associate Feng Shui with Taoism and Buddhism without
knowing the truth. If we start telling people that the Feng Shui
tools should be blessed by a Christian priest in order to be
functional, after a couple of decades, people will think Feng Shui
is a western believe or is associated with Christianity.
Please keep in mind that Feng Shui
has nothing to do with religion. More importantly, it is not a
matter of belief; Feng Shui exists and will affect you whether you
believe or not.
If interested, you can have a
detailed explanation by consulting an authenticated Feng Shui
practitioner. Good Luck!