For the past couple of days I have been contacted by numerous press to give my opinions on a Feng Shui courtcase. The case involves "AN ELDERLY Chinese couple is suing the Springvale Botanical Cemetery which they say allowed the good feng shui of their grave sites to be destroyed."
This site, in Springvale Melbourne was built and designed using Feng Shui principles applicable to Ying Feng Shui (houses of the ancestors as opposed to Yang Feng Shui, houses of the living) by a Chinese Master here in Melbourne whom I know personally and is well respected in the community.
I have followed the progress of the design and was surprised when the press asked me about a mausoleum which has been built between the grave plot in question and the temple at the top of the hill, housing the Buddha. The problem for the owners of the plot, they cannot now see the image of Buddha and so this will affect the luck of their descendants.
As the case is going to court, I advised the press I have no comment, suffice it to say that Yin Feng Shui is very important to the Chinese people and culturally it has strong implications.
For those skeptics, there is also something to say for this practice, because if an ancient culture like China uses Yin Feng Shui and has done so for millennia, there must be some truth to it, or why use it for so long?
Another point to mention is that Yin Feng Shui, like Yang Feng Shui, requires precise compass readings and calculations to determine whether a site is propitious or not. In this case, should a 'mountain' be required in the direction of the mausoleum/temple, then it doesn't matter whether it is either structure, the effect will still be the same - to provide the mountain qi in that direction.
The case will be interesting to follow...