Feng Shui – True or False? (Post No.3721)

Written by S NAGARAJAN


Date: 14 March 2017


Time uploaded in London:-  5-13 am



Post No.3721



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Feng Shui – True or False? If it is True, is there a Proof?

by S. Nagarajan


Feng means Wind and Shui means water in Chinese language. It is an ancient Chinese art, at least 5000 years old.

There are five elements. Everything is energy. If you are able to channelise the positive energy understanding the five elements, you will be successful in all spheres.



How to channelise the energy and what is the proof that Feng Shui works?

We may refer at least one real story for this.

Hans Snook is famous for his slogan, ‘The future is bright, The future is Orange’.  With this he developed his company and sold it for a huge amount of 50 million pounds.



Snook was born in England. He dropped out of university and worked in the hotel business in Canada.

Then he went to Hong Kong and worked in a telecoms company. In 1994, he came back to London and launched a mobile phone company.


He was all success due to his belief in Feng Shui. Even though he did not have a great belief in that, he consulted a Feng Shui master. The master suggested certain alterations in his office and assured him that within twelve months the business would become very successful.


And that is what happened. His business incredibly brought a lot of money.

Not only Hans Snook, almost all businessmen around the world who want an all-round success and prosperity adopt Feng Shui principles. The Proof?

You may see the water spring in front of the big malls and corporate office buildings.



One interesting example is Andrew Thrasyvoulou. He is an architect himself and owner of a hotel group, Myhotel Company.

When he took over a London building he had to redesign and modify it since the existing one was not according to the principles of Feng Shui.

He has based the layout on the principles of this Chinese art. Major changes in the 76 room hotel were made.

The staircase facing the entrance was moved in order to make the positive flow of energy. The bar’s hard edges were removed and were replaced with round corners.


A Fish Tank was placed in front of Cash register locks to bring luck and prosperity.

Thus the entire hotel was modified and he made enormous money.

The latest fashion is to engage a Feng Shui master along with the architect.

The Hindu Scriptures specify Vastu Sastra which is more than Feng Shui.



All these special techniques are simply aligning the forces which are invisible. Those who respect and adopt them are fortunate and those who are ignorant of the facts are deprived of the benefits.

Hence we must understand the basic principles and make our life a successful one following these rules.

I would like to recommend to read my earlier article titled, ‘Get Feng Shui – Vastu Combined Benefits’.



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  1. Feng Shui – well, the question is does it work? The answer is a definite ‘yes’ if we follow the more rigorous method of induction. I have always wondered why Hong Kong and Singapore, not even proper countries, with no agriculture or industry , are so prosperous. When i visited those places, I found they were almost invariably following Feng Shui! They bring masters from mainland China, who are almost always villagers, who walk barefoot and are quite simple (like our own village elders used to be.)

    Vastu principles are more complicated, and difficult to apply to dwellings, beyond a point. They work for whole townships and large structures like temples. It can be used for town planning with profit, but we don’t. One practical problem with Vastu is that almost all the building materials we use in modern construction -cement , steel, concrete blocs, stones for flooring, tiles (other than clay or terracotta) are incompatible with Vastu. Stone (granite or marble) is meant to be used only for temples and other public buildings, not in human dwellings. And it is next to impossible to apply Vastu to huge housing complexes, with multi-storied structures, especially when the whole locality is Vastu defiant. Or to even individual flats in a huge building , where a common wall will affect two adjacent flats in opposite ways! The direction of water and sewage flows cannot be fixed in terms of Vastu. Basement as parking lot is not Vastu compliant.When the ship itself is moving East, how far can one walk West?

    Vastu practitioners interpret rules for practical applications in quite diverse ways. Here, one is not sure how much is science, how much expediency! Vastu defects are difficult or expensive, even impossible, to correct or mend, especially if neighbour’s property is involved. One’s Vastu bearings may be adversely affected by neighbours’ actions, over which one has no control. Besides, Vastu has to be interpreted in conjunction with one’s horoscope. That is why we see prosperous households sometimes see change of fortune with the demise or absence of the person whose property it is.

    In all such cases, Feng Shui is easier to apply and quicker in eliciting results. Feng Shui as a philosophy makes a man less rigid, more prone to adjustment, with perhaps no ultimate principles to govern. [ Go with the flow!]That is why perhaps the Chinese have been an enduring civilization, and also an intractable/unreliable neighbour!

    I am not a pundit, but I have felt that India as a whole has wrong Vastu – with a huge mountain in the North (where there should be low ground and water ) and ocean in the South and West where it should be high ground! This only means that India is different, and that it can prosper only when the spiritual quest is put above material comfort; not that life in the world is to be neglected, but life in this world is treated as preparation for a higher life. That is, our quest should be a higher standard of life, not just living! Perhaps, Tiruvalluvar’s dictum worldly success and saintliness (or Wisdom) are mutually incompatible or exclusive (இறுவேறுலகத்தியற்கை திருவேறு தெள்ளியர் ஆதலும் வேறு ) applies here!

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