Using Qi Men Dun Jia with other Fengshui methodI will be running "Super Charging Qi Men Dun Jia with San He" course from 14-17th Apr 2017, so some people is asking this question:
Qi Men Dun Jia come with complete Divination, Bazi, Fengshui and Date Selection. Do we need to use other system? Can we use it together with other system?
First and foremost, we need to understand where the various Chinese Meta-Physics system derived from and then understand the advantage and limitation of various system before we can use the various system together.
My Super Charging Qi Men Dun Jia with San He course is based on this principal. Like the Yin-Yang principal of Chinese Meta-Physics, every Fengshui system has it's advantage and disadvantage. Practitioner needs to understand this. Once this is understood, then you can use one system to compliment the other, just like the Yin and Yang of Chinese Meta-physics.
Basis of Qi Men Dun JiaFor those who attended my class before will know that Qi Men Dun Jia system is based on solar event. It is based on the rotation of Earth around the Sun. For example, Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi) is based on the position of the Sun relative to Earth. Winter Solstice starts when the Sun is at 270⁰ as according to Celestial Coordinate. In ancient time, this is done by measuring the length of the shadow of a pole. In addition, Qi Men Dun Jia chart is plotted on the Post-Heaven Ba Gua. So, all analysis is done based on Post-Heaven Ba Gua.
Limitation of Qi Men Dun Jia
Qi Men Dun Jia has a complete system that can be used for all matters. If not, those famous masters like Zhuge Liang, Zhang Liang, Liu Bowen etc, won't be using Qi Men Dun Jia to help found a dynasty. In ancient time, Qi Men Dun Jia is crowned as 帝王之术，方术之王 (dì wáng zhī shù fāng shù zhī wáng) - King of Art and Art of King. So, you can be sure the power of this system. However, like the Yin and Yang of Chinese Meta-Physics, every system has it's limitation and likewise for Qi Men Dun Jia. For a start, Qi Men Dun Jia is designed for warfare. So, it is best to be used in a dynamic and ever changing environment. We know that in warfare, we need to understand the terrain and surrounding. Understanding terrain and surrounding is not part of Qi Men Dun Jia system. It is part of Sun Zi Art of War. In ancient time, all the famous masters already using Qi Men Dun Jia together with Sun Zi Art of War (and other Art of War techniques), so they are already using 2 systems together.
Moving forward to modern time, using Qi Men Dun Jia for Fengshui, like I said above, Qi Men Dun Jia does not cover terrain and surrounding. That's mean, it does not cover land form selection and land form analysis. This is where San He system fit the bill. How can you do Fengshui for a place when the surrounding Fengshui is no good? It is like you have a very powerful car but don't have good road for it to run. Of course, you can use Qi Men Dun Jia divination to evaluate whether the land form fengshui is good or not. But why not use a system that is specifically designed for it?
In addition, Post-Heaven Ba Gua has direction but limited to 45⁰ variance. That's mean you only have North, South, East, West, NW, SW, NE, SE, with each 45⁰ to derive favorable and unfavorable direction.
San He System
San He system is a land form system. The system require the practitioner to identify the high ground and low ground to understand the Qi flow. After understanding the Qi flow, a building or house has to conform to the Yin Yang system before it can tap the Qi. The fundamental of San He system is to tap and harness the Qi.
The San He System is based on Pre-Heaven Ba Gua, which is different from Qi Men Dun Jia (Qi Men Dun Jia uses Post-Heaven Ba Gua). Using a Pre-Heaven Ba Gua system with a Post-Heaven Ba Gua system is like Yin and Yang in Chinese Meta-physics. Therefore, you can use Qi Men Dun Jia together with San He system. It is like during war time, the ancient master used Qi Men Dun Jia with Sun Zi Art of War.
In addition, San He has the 72 dragon systems that can be used to tap Qi. These 72 dragon gives you 5⁰ each for tapping of Qi.
Using San He system with Qi Men Dun Jia
These will be taught in-depth in the class. In the nutshell, this is how it is used:
- For favorable direction and location, Qi Men Dun Jia Bazi is used. Once a favorable location is determined, the quality of the land form is evaluated using San He
- Exterior Fengshui of the place must conform to San He principal (which Qi Men Dun Jia lack of) This is to ensure that the unit is able to receive good Qi
- Interior Fengshui is done using Qi Men Dun Jia principal. Since Qi Men Dun Jia is limited to 45⁰, it can be further fine-tune using San He system (up to 5⁰)
- Date Selection is done using Qi Men Dun Jia
A lot of masters said you shouldn't mix systems. I agreed that you shouldn't mix various systems without understanding the basis and principal behind each systems. For example, can you mix another system that is based on Post-Heaven Ba Gua with Qi Men Dun Jia? In my opinion, we shouldn't until we understand how these system is derived and how it is different from Qi Men Dun Jia. This is because, if both system are derived from the same source, then how do you handle contradicting information?
In addition, some masters might not know the other system enough to do the comparison or even use it together. Why settle for the best when you can get best of both system?