What is Fengshui?
Fengshui is a system of ancient Chinese knowledge, which is mainly used to orient dwellings and tombs.It helps pick locations, directions and designs.
Some people believe Fengshui is capable of affecting the fate of a family and future of younger generations.
Fengshui is more or less based on science, being closely related to astronomy and geography and directly connected with traditional Chinese philosophies as tai chi and octagonal diagram.
The main concept of Feng shui is the harmony between man and nature.Fengshui studies consider basic conditions heaven, earth, wind and water namely human beings rely on to survive. Therefore, people must remain in harmonious contact with them.
In China, those who study Feng shui are called Feng shui master. Typically, they are consulted when a family needs to move its location, choose a cemetery or resolve difficult issues. Feng shui masters rely on their compass and other tools to locate best positions in a given environment for obtaining good luck and avoiding bad luck, which in turn,helps the inquirers solve their problems.
A few general principles include: dwellings had better face south; mirrors shouldn’t be placed anywhere close to the headboard. When the surroundings go against Feng shui principles, actions can be taken to reverse the situation. These may involve digging a lake, building fences, and hanging up a mirror. Some of the extensive array of Feng shui theories are based on science and therefore well worth studying.
Resource: 《Hello, China》
生词： useful words：
风水： fēngshuǐ feng shui
和谐： héxié harmony
天文： tiānwén astronomy
地理：dì lǐ geography
前途: qián tú future
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