Famous mountains are mostly occupied by monks
– ancient Chinese proverb
In early 1990s, when I was still living in China, I planned to write a book about the relationships between Fengshui, healing, and spiritual cultivation. I had the above Chinese proverb in mind for the title of this book. Even in China, most people do not know how much Fengshui can affect their health, even though many insist on creating good Fengshui for an ancestor’s burial spot or work hard to create a Fengshui living space to improve their potential for accruing wealth and fame. Only small groups of traditional Qigong and internal alchemy spiritual practitioners understand that good Fengshui channels the universal force, and can dramatically shift all aspects of their lives. Professional spiritual cultivators, like monks, strive to live in a powerful Fengshui spot because they know in doing so, it will accelerate their healing and inner transformation processes. The most famous mountains in China are famous for this very reason – they were built in the best Fengshui areas. In fact, the concept of Shan 山 for mountain is integral to classical Fengshui and is utilized as an essential Daoist art in optimizing karma.