WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS A GOOD MASTER SHOULD HAVE?
Fengshui is a highly respectable profession and there are are unwritten rules for the conduct and behavior of the masters.
This is a profession directly under Chinese Metaphysics and there are universal rules that govern it.
One of the important points to remember is:
A Fengshui master is also called an ‘Earth Saint’ (地仙Di Xian) because he has skills that can possibly ‘reverse Qian and Kun” (扭转乾坤 NiuZhuan Qian Kun).
‘Reverse Qian and Kun’ is an oft quoted term that means the master has the skills to possibly reverse a bad situation into a good one.
When we do FengShui and design remedies, we are like going against the Heaven’s will (天意TianYi).
This is because in Buddhist and Daoist philosophy, our life is governed by ‘karma’ and whatever we experience in this life is the ripening of our ‘karma’.
There is a conventional belief that Heaven guides our life path on earth, and everything that we do, Heaven knows. There is a saying, ‘human actions seen by Heaven’ (人在做天在看 ren zai zuo, tian zai kan).
Therefore, when we try to reverse a person’s luck, we are probably reversing heaven’s design for that man. In a way, the FengShui master is trying to go against Heaven’s will.
From the Buddhist and Daoist standpoint of ‘Karma, cause and effects’, this is an action that, technically could incur retribution from heaven or loss merits – depending on the prevailing situation and the master’s motivation.
Therefore, the master should be guided in all his actions by a set of ‘rules of conduct’ so that he does not tread on the path of self-destruction, but rather on the path of self-preservation and meritocracy.
In this article I shall touch on the personal and professional conduct of a good FengShui master, someone who probably would not incur the wrath of Heaven, but instead gets good merits from his virtuosity and integrity.
Copyright Moon L. Chin 2021
Xuan Tian men Fengshui School Discussion on a Master’s conduct
- PERSONAL CONDUCT / COMPORTMENT
(How a master behaves and conduct himself)
- The Two Pillars of essential character trait: Ethics and Morals, (i.e Integrity).
Ethics: individual assessment of values as good or bad.
Morals: intersubjective community assessment of what is right, good or just for everyone.
- The Master’s actions must be guided by good conduct and etiquette:
Loyalty, respectfulness, honesty, integrity, righteous, trustworthy, reliable, responsible, dependable, honorable and sincere.
- His speech must be: Truthful and straightforward.
- His mind must be:
Disciplined, humble, patient, diligent, courageous, broadminded and self-confident.
He must practice ‘equanimity’ (ability to treat others equally without fear or favor), and must have the power of balanced discrimination.
- PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
His skill and competence to carry out a professional audit.
- Skilled and competent
- Humble and Self-confident
- Calm, patient and authoritative
- Logical, observant and perceptive
- Alertness and sensitivity
- Prudent and objective
- Diligent, resourceful and efficient
- Systematic, methodical and meticulous
- Accountability and confidentiality.
- Deportment / demeanor
His outer appearance — the way he carries himself
- Poised — composed and self-assured manner
- Dignified composure
The above are the essential characteristics of a good FengShui master. If you have such qualities, you are a good master.
Copyright Moon L. Chin 2021