Why Feng Shui isn't a Buddhist thing?

Updated: May 28, 2020



The definition of Feng Shui quoted in Cambridge Dictionary:


"an ancient Chinese belief that the way your house is built or the way that you arrange objects affects your success, health, and happiness:

It's good feng shui to have a loving animal in your home.

a feng shui consultant."


This is what I found in an established online dictionary. As stated, it does not have any inclusion of any religious implications. How can one think Feng Shui is a Buddhist activity? It is an unfair statement and improper label/judgement to my Buddhists friends, my practice and my beliefs. Not all Buddhists followers are a believer of the art. Feng Shui is for people who believe in a philosophic approach of living. Some have mystified this art as a money generator techniques. It is not valid.


Feng Shui is a Chinese label relating to the environment, people and time which similar to human geography and interior design of western categorizing. It has another name in the west known as Geomancy. Feng Shui today is the evolution of human motivation from physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging needs, esteem needs to self-actualization needs. These theories are borrowed from the Maslow hierarchy of needs. Maslow (1943, 1954) stated that people are motivated to achieve specific requirements. This field is a collective unconsciousness, and it could have many names. Like how our forefathers look for stars in the sky to tell season, time and direction not taught by a singular being.



Feng Shui could be known as a big data of environment; people are collected through time. Feng Shui may be further studied under the broad umbrella as Philosophy of Science. The father of western philosophy of science include reputable names such as Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes and Piere Duhem.


There is some controversy within the field of Feng Shui. People say a bad workman blames his tools when someone says that something they have done is not of good quality because they did not have the right things to do it with, to mean that it is really. After all, they did not have enough skill. Ultimately, it is in the hands of practitioners to practice with or without religion. I will focus more on the rich knowledge of Feng Shui.




We provide services from Feng Shui (for home and offices), Bazi, Bazi compatibility assessment, Date selection (for wedding, C section, company launches), Name selection, House selection, Number selection (phone, car plates and so on) and Employee profiling (using Bazi). Write to me if you would like to discuss further. My email is jasonchan@wonyanconsult.com



https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/feng-shui

https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html

https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/philosophy

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+bad+workman+blames+his+tools

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JASON CHAN

I am not your usual geomancer. I put effort into where the heart matters most.

My passion didn't started as a business idea. It began with a curious mind.  Feng Shui is not a religion. It is a lifestyle where we work, sleep, eat, and cook matters in the flow of energy. 

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