July 2009



Is it possible for someone to be a Feng Shui genius AND Feng Shui idiot at the same time?

A case in point would be Nina Wang’s $13 billion estate legal case in Hong Kong.

Tony Chan, Nina Wang’s “secret lover”, claims that Nina had paid him US$30M in cash and eventually willed her whole estate to him because of “love”.

Nina’s original heir, Chinachem Charity foundation claims that Nina paid US$30M to Tony for his “Feng Shui services” and NOT out of “love”.

Each side of the litigating party has found their own “expert Feng Shui witness” to testify about the “prowness” or “lack of prowness” of Tony Chan’s Feng Shui knowledge.

Tony Chan has hired the world famous traditional/ classical Feng Shui master Mr. YYZ. Based on Tony’s Feng Shui practices of burning real paper money, digging of “Feng Shui holes“, burying of ritualistic objects and Tony’s secret Feng Shui manuscript, MR. YYZ concludes that Tony is “a Feng Shui master who does not know Feng Shui”.

This conclusion is exactly what Tony’s lawyer wants— that Tony Chan does not know much about Feng Shui and hence, it is his charm or Nina’s love that the latter willed her estate to Tony.

Incidentially, Mr. YYZ is also the co-author of “The complete idiot guide to Feng Shui” book.

Chinachem Charity has solicited the service of a Daoist Feng Shui master Mr. Szeto. 80% of the Macau casino Feng Shui jobs were done by him. He also hosts a few occult and supernatural cable TV shows in Hong Kong. So Mr. Szeto has the “home field advantage” and name-recognition here.

Mr. Szeto did not talk low about Tony Chan’s Feng Shui practices. Instead, he explains the hidden meanings and rationale of each ritual objects used by Tony. Obviously, Tony does not do traditional but ritualistic Feng Shui.

Mr. Szeto has stopped short of saying Tony is a Feng Shui genius. After all, who in Feng Shui history has made more money than Tony Chan? Even Mr. Szeto has made a lot less than him!

So, did these two Feng Shui expert witnesses tell the truth?

In my opinion, both did tell the truth BASED on their own special perspective or bias. A traditional-trained Feng Shui master will definitely testify that someone who practice ritualistic Feng Shui is NOT real (or traditional) Feng Shui. It is just weird that Tony Chan’s lawyers had hired a traditional Feng Shui master instead of a ritualistic one.

This case illustrates the diversity of Feng Shui practices and problems in defining what is “real Feng Shui”. I think the business of “expert Feng Shui witness” will be a short-lived one.

Ken Lai

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“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
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Which one of the following Feng Shui credentials is most important to get the judge listen in court?

  1. famous lineage
  2. intelligent persons who have learned Feng Shui by self-study
  3. years of experience doing Feng Shui
  4. government registration/ certification

We can get the answer by observing the latest battle between the two Feng Shui expert witnesses in Nina Wang’s $13 Billion estate lawsuit in Hong Kong.

Mr. Szeto, the expert Feng Shui witness of Chinachem charity, is registered with China government and has 30 years of experience in Feng Shui and have done 400+ related ritual ceremonies.

Mr. YYZ, the Feng Shui expert witness of Tony Chan (the secret lover of Nina Wang), reported that 90% of his Feng Shui knowledge is from books or self-study.

Do you think who the judge will listen to?

Here is a Chinese newspaper report of the situation in court:

http://news.mingpao.com/20090711/gaa3.htm

The judge had listened to Mr. Szeto’s testimony. Szeto was interrogated by Chan’s lawyer for copying info from a Taiwan religious website in Szeto’s Feng Shui report.

Mr. YYZ had made some comments about Tony Chan’s lack of real Feng Shui knowledge and got “cut short” when the judge found out his Feng Shui knowledge was learned from books.

I don’t mean to slight either lineage-trained or self-studied Feng Shui professionals here– there are cases of successful Feng Shui people trained under such conditions. But in court, it seems any certification that is non-governmental or not legally based– are next to useless.

If you want to be a Feng Shui expert witness, you need to get some sort of government registration/ certification and not wasting your money for ANY certifications that are granted by individual/s or private organizations, including the ones granted by yours truly— me.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

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Ken says:
Tell you something interesting— the Chinese character “HATE” (恨 hèn) has the heart prefix and GEN suffix.

Ken says:
Heart prefix means heart or “thought”, GEN suffix as in the Gen trigram, which means stagnation or stopped. When you hate, your heart stops.

Ken says:
When you kick away the heart prefix, then you stop hating! The word is no longer “hate”.

Friend says:
Interesting.

Friend says:
Stopping the heart

Friend says:
Pretty much correct

Friend says:
Actually westerners talk about mind. Easterners talk about xin or heart.  But they are talking about the same thing.

Ken says:
Yes.

Friend says:
In the end, it is neither.

Friend says:
Because mind is associated with brain. Heart is associated with feelings and the physical heart.

Friend says:
The thing that is discussed is actually a formless thing, almost like a ghost or water.

Friend says:
Water has no form until you put it in a container.

Friend says:
Same with conscious awareness.

Friend says:
Enlightenment simply means free– not attached to the container.

Friend says:
That’s why Lao Zi talks about behaving like water.

Ken says:
Bruce Lee liked to say something similar, “Open your mind, be water, be formless, be shapeless. If water is poured into a cup, it has the shape of a cup. If water is poured into a teapot, it has the shape of a teapot.”

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

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http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com