what is the meaning of feng shui?
20 Mar 07
Here is the first part of what Wiki has to say about it. It's always a good place to look up basic info on nearly anything: "Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") is the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment. The literal translation is "wind and water". Feng shui involves the use of geographical, psychological, philosophical, mathematical, aesthetic, and astrological concepts in relation to space and energy flow. It is not simply a decorating style, but a discipline with guidelines compatible with many different techniques of architectural planning. The source of the term is purported to come from the Burial Book written by Guo Pu (??) in the Jin Dynasty (??). Qi (?), the energy of the universe, is carried in the wind and retained within water. Both elements were used as a way of directing Qi, thus giving feng shui its name. Wind is said to carry energy or Qi and therefore represents the principle of change and transformation in nature. Water is said to hold energy and therefore represents the principle of stability. When applied to human affairs, wind is also representative of action, fervor, and enthusiasm, whereas water is representative of internal strength, meditative qualities, and psychological power. By relating the holding and dispersing qualities of water and wind in nature to those in human behavior, feng shui also seeks to improve the human condition through the manipulation of physical space in a way that will impact on its corresponding qualities in humans."
29 Apr 07
feng shui is a chinese study of architecture and design (lay outing). they have conducted the study for more than 6 centuries. this was done in order to bring about success and stability in china and for the best interests of the emperors.