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Liu Fa-Part 1-(蓮池心法)

Xuan Kong Diagram-Lian Chi Xin Fa

This is part of Liu Fa and Liu Fa has two popular schools of thoughts, one is Tan Yang Wu (談養吾) and the other is Qing Dan Men (金丹門). The application of such techniques is based on both time and topographically concept. The significant difference, among others, is the emphasis on the placement of objects like furniture, sofa, bed, TV, shelves etc. in the house to harness the ‘right’ time energy. We need to identify the house Gua and determine the Right Gua for the house. For instance we are now living in the Lower Period of the cycle, therefore we need to have Gua 6,7,8 and 9 to be in the Gua line of Solid () and the frontier requires Gua 1,2,3 and 4 that is Empty ().  The arrival of annual star 5 would catalyze, ignite and radiate the unkind energy if such setting is bad. 

To understand the core thinking of Liu Fa teaching, we need to go back to the history of the ‘Yin and Yang Diagram’ or ‘Tai Chi Diagram’. We need to trace back the origin of Liu Fa by first examining the origin of “Tai Chi Diagram’ and it is believed that before Song era there is no vivid evident of the existence of such diagram, but in the Northern Song, this Diagram was popularized and promoted by Zhou Dun Yi (周敦頤), a Dao preacher. At the same era, Shao Yung with his famous theory of utilizing ‘The Early Days Bagua as the Body and Later Days Bagua as Application’ that emerged as his icon but was only later popularized by Chu Si.  Chu Si, a famous scholar in Northern Song popularized the study of Shao Yung’s 64 Guas and placed 64 Guas as text in his book of Yi (). This had led to the increasing popularity of Shao Yung at that point of time.   In the text of Xuan Kong Fa Jian (origin of Lian Chi Xin Fa) did mentioned to drop the use of Shao Yung 64 Guas for Liu Fa method. This is evidently the study of Liu Fa did inherited the knowledge from both Tai Chi Diagram and Early Days Bagua. It is believed that this study was closely related to ‘Dao Zhang’ (道藏) that preached the teaching of Dao. The teaching of Dao is different from the study of Yi (). We must differentiate the Study of Yi and Dao.  

It was believed that the Tai Chi Diagram belongs Chen Si Err, also a Dao preacher and subsequently he passed the knowledge to Zhong Fang (種放), Zhong Fang then passed the Knowledge to Mu Xiu (穆修) and subsequently to Li Che Chai (李之才) and ended up with Shao Yung (邵雍). This was the trail evidently Shao Yung knowledge was inherited from Chan Si Err. The originated of Liu Fa was mentioned in between the lines of Xuan Kong Fa Kam, that it was also partly related to the Dao’s Bible of Chan Tong Ji (參同契), the bible was imprinted in the Han era. For instance the method of ‘Swapping the Ham with Lei’ and its diagram was similar to the one in Liu Pa. To reiterate or reinforce one point that the Dao Bible of Chan Tong Ji has the influences of JinFang  ’12 news Guas’ and ‘Stem adoption’. That is to say we cannot neglect the Lok Shu numbers and the possible source could also from JinFang! 

Daoism Bible of Chan Tong Ji (參同契) is the most popular ancient text to study the teaching of Dao. Beside the teaching of strengthening the body to improve health and spirit of our soul and body, partly did illustrate numbers associated with 5-element, 30 days in a month, also mentioned Lok Shu outer layer represents Heaven Yin and Yang with numbers 6789 while the inner layer represents the Earth Yin and Yang with numbers 1234. Kin, Kwan, Ham and Lei as the Heaven and Earth structure. The wood and fire on the left side while the Metal and water are on the left side with earth as center. Such connection in constant movement would result the intercourse of Yin and Yang that produce offspring. This is in line with the concept of ‘swapping the Ham with Lei’. To reinforce the point of the passing of such technique was inherited from the Daoism, it was believed that Chan Si Err’s inherited the knowledge either from Ma Ye Daoism monk (麻衣道人) or Iv Dong Bin (呂洞賓), Hua San Daoism. 

The crux of the Liu Fa method was to revert the Kin and Kwan and neglects the Parents of Kin and Kwan and to use the 6 offspring’s Guas.  This will be illustrated in the next article. 

Liu Fa-Part 2

Yang Jun Song Yin and Yang Diagram- (楊公雌雄圖)

It is on the surface or without in-depth insight by just taking Yin and Yang as given but the notion of he Yin and Yang intercourse has deeper meaning than it appears.  The explanation of Yang’s diagram of Yin and Yang could be traced back to the Green Bag Preface (青囊序), an ancient text written by his grand disciple, Zeng Wen Di (曾文迪). Among others, Yang did mentioned that all texts on Yin and Yang vary from author to author and one need to observe the movement of Golden Dragon, if any, and then to study the incoming trail of real dragon. 

Let us examine the Yin and Yang Diagram of Yang Jun Song.  Kin on South, Kwan on North, Lei on the East, Ham on the West, Dui on Southeast, Chan on Northeast, Shun on the Southwest. This is the Early Days Bagua Diagram. The outer layer is with Tai Yang, Shao Yin, Shao Yang and Shao Yin while the inner layer is with the matching of male and female in the application process. This arrangement, except the male and female element, is similar to Shao Kang Ji’s Early Days Bagua Diagram. 

The branching of Tai Chi to Yin and Yang, with the Yang dictates and commands the left side of the diagram with Kin, Dui, Lei and Chan while the Yin will dictate and command the right side of the diagram of Shun, Ham, Kan and Kwan. On the Tai Yang we have Kin and Dui while the Shao Yin with Chan and Lei, Shao Yang with Shun and Ham while the Tai Yin as Kan and Kwan. Such differentiation is none other than to reflect the four seasons or four happenings in the nature that surrounding us. The book  ‘ Sin Li Da Chuan’ narrated the fact that in between movement and static there is Tai Chi, both static and movement represent the Yin and Yang. Yin, Yang, Hard and Soft are the four shapes, seasons or appearances in our environment.  This is also the teaching of Shao Yung Early Days Bagua. There has been a confusion here that some said Shao Yung invented the knowledge but history tells us that in the ancient scripture that Zeng mentioned of such knowledge already existed in the Yang Jun Song era!

Kin , Dui Lei Chan Shun Ham Kan Kwan

Yang Jun Song Yin and Yang Diagram

  -Male,-Femal,太陽-Tai Yang,少陽-Shao Yang,太陰-Tai Yin,少陰-Shao Yin

Source from www.fengshui-chinese.com 

Translated by Kerby Kuek on Grand Master Lau origin text.

 

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