The secrets of Feng Shui were closely guarded among emperors and the powerful elite of ancient China, its birthplace, close to 3000 years ago. They attributed much of their success to this art of Feng Shui and kept its knowledge from the common man.
Yet no more than 100 years ago the art was opened up to the world, and today has caught on even in Sri Lanka where, Master Consultant and Master Practitioner Feng Shui from Mastery Academy, Institute of Feng Shui (WOFS) and Yap Cheng Hai Academy Asiri Wanigaratne says that some of the most successful people in the country use it in order to further their luck. Based on the Taoist vision of Nature, Feng Shui shows how to use cosmic energies to further wealth, health, relationship and general luck, according to Mr. Wanigaratne.
"After ancient times revolutionary Mao Tse Tung was the next to pick it up and attributed much of his success to his use of Feng Shui," he said adding that the leader believed that it increased his powers and guarded the knowledge from going to the people during the years of his rule, afraid that it would result in his fall from power. It is after his rule ended that the ancient art began to reach countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan eventually reaching all parts of the world.
Some of the Feng Shui methods used by Tse Tung, said Mr Wanigaratne is effective in reality if one wants to succeed in their career and get to a place of power.
"One of the methods he used was sleeping on a big bed, which increases power. So say you let your child sleep on a big bed in your house, he or she will have the upper hand over you," he spoke about the effectiveness. Another method Mao Tse Tung followed was to always sit in his office with his back to the wall. Sitting with the back to a window would prove the opposite, he said. He continued that cosmic energy bringing luck and wealth, usually comes in through the door of the house used most in the house. Thus the front door should never be parallel to a back door as the energy would exit as soon as it enters. "Blocking the door facing the entrance with a cupboard or some obstruction would be advisable as well," Mr. Wanigaratne explained.
Moreover, when buying or building a house the best way to balance out the cosmic energy that enters is having it in a square or rectangular shape. "L shaped houses result in some ill-luck for the member of the family," he said. Keeping the house free of clutter and garbage to attract good luck; keeping the space under the bed clean at all times would ensure health-luck and if shared by a couple, a successful married life. Kitchens have a lot to do with wealth luck and keeping the stove clean at all costs is important, also the bathroom has to be kept clean and tidy. "It is never good to have burnt out electric bulbs around the house because one would not be able to retain any money," he said adding that leaking taps in a house has the same effect.
Mr Wanigaratne who has opened centres of his Feng Shui store around the country over the past four years, said that whatever symbols and signs that are sold in his store is brought straight from China and are original. Moreover Mr. Wanigarathna has obtained the highest International Feng Shui Degree from Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai head of Yap Cheng Hai Academy Malaysia and is the Founder of Colombo Astrology Centre which issues predictions through oriental Astrological secrets of ancient Kings.
Next week we will delve deeper into Feng Shui methods to gain wealth luck.
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