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How To Relate To Fengshui & Bazi?

Question: How should we relate fengshui (Chinese geomancy)? Eg. ideas like how the bed should not face the toilet door? Answer Some fengshui principles are just common sense. Eg. Of course the bed should avoid facing a toilet, as there will be dampness...

Can Buddhists Seek Fengshui Advice?

Even when not mindful of how mind is the forerunner, the potential power of the mind still rules over matter. – Stonepeace | Books As Buddhists, is it considered superstitious to seek fengshui (geomancy) advice for, say, family harmony? Geomancy...

Did The Buddha Teach Fengshui?

Question: Is fengshui (geomancy) related to Buddhism? Did the Buddha teach it? Answer: The Buddha didn’t teach about it. Question: Is palm-reading and fortune-telling true? Answer: Palm-reading is a form of fortune-telling. It is hard to say what...

Is Fengshui Part of Dharma Practice?

Unless skilfully connected to a Dharma cause, the low arts will remain low. – Stonepeace Newbie Buddhists often wonder if fengshui or geomancy has any connections with Buddhism. Well, along with astrology and such, the Buddha did see such practices...

Is It Alright To Be A Fortune-Teller?

Question: Someone claimed that the Buddha only forbade monastics to be fortune-tellers as he wishes to prevent them from abusing the power of predictions. Is this so? Answer: More often than not, what the Buddha forbade monastics from applies to laypeople...

Must Loved Ones & I Have Niches?

Question: I came across a columbarium flyer in my mailbox, offering early-bird booking discount. It is designed like a condominium ad, with pictures of lavish ‘suites’ (the term used in the flyer) for niches. The tagline says, ‘Give...

Where To Set Up Shrine?

Question: Where is the best location for a shrine at home? If I get a statue of the Buddha, does it need to be blessed? Is there a ritual to be performed? Answer: My advice is to place the shrine where there is ample light, where it is readily seen (yet...
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