Sunday, 31 May 2009

What your Dreams tell you? Series 13 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 13, dreaming of seeing Food, Beverages & Fruits (饮食酒肉瓜果)

人请饮酒主长命。Dreaming of someone buying Wine for Oneself, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Healthy Life.

与人吃宴富贵至。Dreaming of attending Banquet Dinner with Friends or Family Members, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Good Fortune.

饮酒至醉主疾病。Dreaming of Oneself got drunk, meaning that Oneself will be infected with Illnesses.

与人吃蜜太吉利。Dreaming of Oneself eating Honey with someone, meaning that Oneself wil be blessed with Good Luck.

呕吐者病人主痊。Dreaming of Oneself vomitting, meaning that Oneself's Illness or any Sick People around Oneself will be recovering soon.

食牛肉于堂上吉。Dreaming of eating Beef, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Fortune.

食猪肉主疾病至。Dreaming of eating Pork, meaning that Oneself will be infected with Illnesses.

刀割猪肉主生病。Dreaming of cutting Pork, meaning that Oneself will be Falling sick soon.

食鸡鸭等肉皆吉。Dreaming of eating of any form of Poultry, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

食烂瓜主生疾病。Dreaming of eating a Rotten-melon (any types of Melons), meaning that Oneself will be Falling sick soon.

食一切果者凶至。Dreaming of eating any types of Fruits, meaning that some Negative Issues are happening soon.

食葱韭者主有争。Dreaming of eating Spring Onions & Chives, meaning that Oneself will be engaging into Conflicts in no time.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Introduction on Taoist Symbol - Fu (道教道標)

 







In Taoism, usually Taoist Organisations, Priests, Spiritual Masters or Taoists will used Tai Ji (Balancing Sign 太極陰陽) or Ba Gua (Trigram 八卦) to represent Taoism or Teaching of Big Dao (大道), but to be more accurate, shall be the Symbol shown below.

This Symbol in Chinese is known as Fu (黻 with 2nd Pronouciation 拼音第二聲), sounds the same as Fu as in Prosperity (同音福) or Fu as in Talisman (或符). In Taoism, this Symbol got another Official Addressing Term known as Xuan Xi (玄璽), meaning the Spiritual & Highest Authority Seal. In Chinese History, a few Chinese Emperors ever ordered their Officers to create Xuan Xi too. Such Xuan Xi for Chinese Emperors were to represent Immediate-respones or Extremely-important and so, whenever an Officer saw the chopping of such Xuan Xi, no matter how busy oneself was, he had to dash to meet-up with the Emperor, if not, oneself would be beheaded.

So when was this Taoist Symbol First being introduced to the Taoists?

This Symbol was First introduced to the Taoist Society in Late Han Dynasty (漢朝末年) when Heavenly Master Zhang (張天師) started to promote Taoism (same texts recorded as far before Qin Dynasty, this symbol was being introduced 又有記載在秦朝之前已有此符標的存在). From then, this Symbol was being sew onto Taoist Robes (道袍絳衣) & engraved onto any Taoist Spiritual Objects/Weapons (道教法器).

So what is the Spiritual Meaning of this Character?

This Character got a few Spiritual Meaning:

1) To Eliminate Negative & Usher in Prosperity (驅邪避凶/納祥迎吉)
2) To Eliminate One's Unpleasant Issues (除優淨神)
3) To Cease Misfortune & Create New Cycle (消災解厄)
4) To Bless of Prolonging of One's Life-span (延壽增歲)
5) To Bless Oneself of Attaining Immortal-hood (題名紫庭)
6) Last, use in Taoist Rituals to summon Deities, Immortals & other Spiritual Beings (遣神差將)

Other Usages for this Taoist Symbol:

1) To be printed or being chopped on Letters/Cards that being sent to fellow Taoists
2) To be included in any form of Taoist Spiritual Decorations or Scrolls
3) To be included in any form of Spiritual Items such as Talismans or Flags.

What your Dreams tell you? Series 12 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 12, dreaming of seeing Couples & Pregnant Women (夫妇产孕交欢)

夫妻宴会主相别。Dreaming of Oneself & partner giving Treats to others, meaning that Oneself will be departing with the partner soon.

夫妇相骂主病疾。Dreaming of Oneself & partner having arguement, meaning that Oneself or the partner will be encountering some Health Issues.

妇人与夫入水吉。Dreaming of Oneself & partner swimming together or playing water in pool, meaning that both of you will be bestowed with Good Luck.

见妇人阴主口舌。Dreaming of seeing Womens' private-part, meaning that Oneself will be encountering Coflicts in no time.

妇人赤身主大吉。Dreaming of seeing Naked Women, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

男子裸体命通达。Dreaming of seeing Naked Men, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Future.

见嫁娶及孝主凶。Dreaming of seeing Weddings or Funeral, meaning that some Negative Issues are happening soon.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Ancient Chinese Board Game - Sheng Guan Tu (中國傳統游戲-陞官圖)





In the picture below is an Ancient Chinese Board Game known as Sheng Guan Tu (陞官圖), translated as Ranking-promoting Diagram.

As you can see, the whole Board Game does have a similar look of Monopoly aka Millionaire Game that we play nowadays. For Chinese, this Game will only be played during Celebrations, Festivals or while Gatherings.

In the Sheng Guan Tu, each of the small square boxes represent a Ranking in the Imperial System. The whole Game starts with a Normal Commoner (白丁) and end with the Position of Grand-Premier (太師).

According to record, this Board Game was created in Tang Dynasty (唐朝) and in Ming Dynasty (明朝), some changes had made to the Layout and the last changes will made in 20s-30s (民初).

But now, due to youngesters found that this is an Old Fashion Board Game, no one really wanted to play with it, so now, the Elders had fear of such Game will be gone in no time.

Manifestation Anniversary of Marshal Tie Tou (鐵頭天君聖誕吉慶)





7th Day of Lunar 5 Month is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Tie Tou.

Tie Tou, a Taoist Deity that assist Dong Yue Da Di in doing inspection on the Negative Entities & Souls.

For more info, please proceed to this link: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/382/382

What your Dreams tell you? Series 11 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 11, dreaming of seeing any Roads & Bridges (道路桥梁市集)

大道崩陷主财凶。Dreaming of seeing Roads collaspe, meaning that Oneself will be facing Wealth Leaking Issues.

桥上坐主禄位至。Dreaming of Oneself sitting on a Bridge, meaning that Oneself will be getting Promotion soon.

见桥坏主有官事。Dreaming of seeing Bridge Old & damaged, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some Legal Cases in no time.

新造桥者大和合。Dreaming of seeing New Bridge under Construction, meaning that Oneself's Family will enjoy Unity or Oneself will be encountering some Joyous Events that happening soon in the Family.

桥断者主有口舌。Dreaming of seeing Bridge collaspe, meaning that Oneself will be engaged into Conflict or Arguement in no time.

桥路上住车皆凶。Dreaming of seeing Cars stopped/stucked on Bridge, meaning that some Negative Issues are happening soon.

见市中无人主凶。Dreaming of seeing No one in the Market/Street, meaning that some Serious Negative Issues are happening.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

What your Dreams tell you? Series 10 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 10, dreaming of seeing any forms of Transportation Objects (船车游行物件)

船浅在岸是非厄。Dreaming of Boat/Ship stopping at Shore, meaning that Oneself will be encountering Conflicts or Accusation Issues.

乘船渡江河得官。Dreaming of Oneself on the Boat/Ship sailing in the Open-sea, meaning that Oneself will be getting Promotion soon.

船中有水主得财。Dreaming of the Boat/Ship that Oneself is boarding is filled with Water, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Wealth Luck.

乘船风帆大吉利。Dreaming of Oneself on a Boat/Ship with a Big Sail, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

乘船见船主安稳。Dreaming of Oneself on Board of a Boat/Ship and seeing another Boat/Ship passing-by, meaning that Oneself's Luck is Stable.

乘船桥下过大吉。Dreaming of Oneself on Board of a Boat/Ship and the Boat/Ship is crossing under a Bridge, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

病人乘船必主死。Ill people dreaming themselves boarding a Boat/Ship, meaning that, their Time is Up for Departure.

船车破碎主不祥。Dreaming of Boat/Ship/Car being damaged, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some Negative Issues.

车轮破夫妇相别。Dreaming of Broken or Puncture Wheels, meaning that Married Couples will be encountering Departing.

车行主百事顺利。Dreaming of Oneself in a Moving Car, meaning that Oneself's Luck is Good and everything that Oneself involve-in will succeed.

病人上车主大凶。Ill people dreaming themselves boarding a Car, meaning that, their Time is Up for Departure.

丧车过者主灾散。Dreaming of seeing Funeral Vehical passing-by, meaning that Oneself's Worries or Troubles will be resolved soon.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Manifestation Anniversary of Marshal Wen Qiong (溫瓊天君聖誕吉日)





5th Day of Lunar 5 Month is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary for Heavenly Marshal Wen Qiong too.

On this Day, Taoists will visit to Dong Yue Temple (東嶽廟) to pay respect to him and also, request for Blessing from Wen Qiong for getting rid of Sicknesses & Bad-luck.

For more info on Wen Qiong, do visit this link: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/160

Manifestation Anniversary of Marshal Deng Hua (鄧化天君聖誕吉日)





5th Day of Lunar 5 Month, is also considered as the Manifestation of Heavenly Marshal Deng Hua.

Heavenly Marshal Deng Hua, one of the 16/36 Heavenly Marshals that assist Heavenly Realm in eliminating Negative Entities & Demons. With him, he got the Authorities of releasing the Five Heavenly Thunders for getting rid of Negative Entities & other Obstacles.

For more info on Deng Hua, you may proceed to: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/460

Manifestation Anniversary of Ling Bao Tian Zun (靈寶天尊萬壽千秋)





5th Day of Lunar 5 Month (Year 2009 falls on 28 May) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Ling Bao Tian Zun (靈寶天尊), some Taoists will celebrate the Anniversary on Xia Zhi Day (夏至).

Ling Bao Tian Zun, one of the Three Pure Ones (三清道祖). In Taoism, he is considered as the 2nd Highest Ranking Deity in the Taoist Deity System.

Till now, ALL Taoists had to honour the Three Pure Ones in-order to be Officially known or accepted as an Official Taoist.

What your Dreams tell you? Series 9 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 9, dreaming of seeing Things in Bedroom (臥房事物情景)

镜破主夫妇离别。Dreaming of seeing a Broken Mirror, meaning that Married Couple will be departing soon.

刷牙者病患不生。Dreaming of seeing Oneself doing brushing of Teeth, meaning that Oneself is Healthy and wont be affect by any form of Illnesses.

上床卧者大凶恶。Dreaming of seeing Oneself laying on Bed, meaning that Serious Negative Issues are happening soon.

大小盆者主团圆。Dreaming of seeing Big & Small Round Basins, meaning that the Family is United and/or Oneself is getting Married soon.

桶盛水者主大吉。Dreaming of seeing Bucket filled with Water, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

桶无水者主大凶。Dreaming of seeing Bucket Empty, meaning that some Misfortune Issues going to happen.

人送大桶主得财。Dreaming of someone giving a Bucket to Oneself, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Wealth Luck.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Introduction on the Fifth Month Festival (歡慶端午節)

 Fifth Month Festival, in Chinese known as Duan Wu Jie (端午節), Duan Yang Jie (端陽節) or Tian Zhong Jie (天中節), in English being translated as Dumpling Festival. In Hokkien Context, we will address it as Fifth Month Festival aka Ghor Ghuet Jhie (五月節).
According to Ancient Chinese Records, Fifth Month Festival actually existed far before Qu Yuan (the Loyal Poet) killed himself on the 5th Day of Lunar 5 Month. Due to Qu Yuan's Popular Image and the Loyalty-ness that he got, after his Death, Chinese only remember that this Day was dedicated to remember him and neglected the Origin of this Festival.

Since Yellow Emperor Era (黃帝時期) invented Lunar Calendar System, Fifth Month Festival was already being stated/shown on the Calendar System. On this Day, it means that the Sun reaches the Mid-point of the Earth (in the Era shall be refering to Mainland China). And so, the Mortal Realm will encounted Extreme Heat & different types of Diseases will arise due to the Moist & Hot weather.

In-order to get-rid of such Diseases from being spreaded around in the Commoners Society, certain pre-cautions had to be taken. This is how later, certain Chinese Herbs are being introduced and used in Chinese Families.

In here, I will start with a short introduction on how Rice Dumpling aka Zong Zi (棕子) came about. The Story goes like that:

Qu Yuan (屈原), other names known as Qu Ping (屈平) or Ling Jun (靈均), born in BC340 (生于公元前340年), hometown in China Hu Bei Province Yi Chang County (湖北宜昌县).

After Qu Yuan grow-up, he got his Official Position in Chu Kingdom (楚國), from then, he was being Highly respected by the Chu King (楚王). Soon, Qin Kingdom (秦國) became the Biggest & Strongest Kingdom among the 7 Kingdoms in the Warring Period. Immediately, Qu Yuan sent an Petition to King Chu to request for joining force with Qi Kingdom (齊國) to go against Qin Kingdom. But due to obstacles in the joining forces, the Cooperation-agreement was being delayed. in BC 305, after the failure in the Cooperation with Qi Kingdom, Chu Kingdom was being conquered by Qin Kingdom.
Soon after Chu Kingdom was being taken over by Qin Kingdom, Qu Yuan was being Send-off by Chu Kingdom, from then, Qu Yuan started his wandering life. In BC 278, Qin Kingdom destoryed Capital Ying (郢都) of Chu Kingdom, upon receiving the news, Qu Yuan was suffered from extreme shock and with the Strong-blow on Chu Kingdom being destroyed, Qu Yuan killed himself in Mi Luo River (汨羅河). At that time, Qu Yuan was only 63 years old.

Knowing that Qu Yuan had killed himself in Mi Luo River, the Commoners of Old Chu Kingdom were upset and touched by his Loyalty and so immediately, the Strong-men gathered Boats and set-off to the River to search for Qu Yuan, hoping that they might be able to rescue Qu Yuan from drowning. After sometime, the Strong-men were not able to see any sight of Qu Yuan. Upon hearing the News, the Elderlys & Ladies started to make Rice-balls & Rice-cubes and asked the Strong-men to go out into the Mi Luo River again, this time round, the Strong-men were advised to throw the Rice-balls & Rice-cubes into the River. This is to allow the Fishes in the River to eat the Rice-balls & cubes and not eating the Flesh of Qu Yuan.

From then, on the Day of Qu Yuan's suicide, 5th Day of Lunar 5 Month, Chinese will prepare Rice-dumplings (包棕子) & participate in Dragon-boat Racing (賽龍舟) to remember the Loyalty & Faithfulness of Qu Yuan.

Now, after knowing how Dragon-Boat Racing & Rice-dumpling come about, I will do some brief Introduction on the Practices on the Ancient Fifth Month Festival.
In Ancient Era, Fifth Month Festival is also known as Tian Zhong Jie (translated as Heaven in the Center Position Day 天中節) and so, Chinese will tend to believe that the Sun had reaches the Peak Point in the Mortal Realm. Besides that, due to Heaven had reaches the Center Point of the whole Mortal Realm, meaning that, this Day, Chinese shall used Yellow-color in-order to respect the Heaven or Deities and so, on this Day, Chinese will only consume or use Items that got Yellow color (In Taoism, Center Position/Element has the Natural Color of Yellow/Brown 中方為黃).

Besides that, due to Chinese also believed that this Day is the Day that All Diseases & Negative Entities will come out to make nasty & harm Mortals, the Chinese will prepared some Natural Herbs/Plants to get rid of the Negative Stuffs.

Such Herbs/Plants are:

1) 艾草 (Artemisia Argyi) - due to the Aroma given out by this Plant, it is able to stop Insects & Worms from getting near
2) 菖蒲 (Acorus Calamus) - due to the Hard & Sharp Stem that this Plant has, Chinese believed that the Stem is able to transform into Spiritual Sword for eliminating Negative Entities
3) 榕枝 (Banyan Leaves Stem) - has a significate of New Life & Re-start
After gathering the Herbs/Plants, the Chinese will used Red-paper to wrap on the Bottom-part of the Herbs/Plants and then hang it outside of the House to prevent the Diseases or Negative Entities from entering.

Once the hanging is completed, the Chinese will prepare a Big Basin of Water and placed it outside the House/Garden where the Sun can shine directly onto the Water. After the Timing reaches 1100Am (Chinese Hour known as Wu Shi or Horse Hour 午時), the Chinese will keep the Water in and then, by adding a little bit of Realgar (雄黃), Artemisia Argyi (艾草), Acorus Calamus (菖蒲), Willow Leaves (柳枝葉) & Peach-blossom Leaves (桃花葉) and once its ready, the whole Family will used the Water for Showering or washing of Face to get rid of any form of Sickness.

By then, the Ladies will prepared Wine with little amount of Realgar (雄黃酒), this is to be consumed by the whole Family in-order to detox the internal toxic-substances in our Physical Body. And Chinese believed that, by drinking this Realgar Wine, oneself will be blessed with Good Health.

Besides the washing & drinking, the Elderlys will also gather 5 Color Strings (Yellow, Red, Green, White & Black 五色線). After the gathering, the Elderlys will tie the 5 Color Strings together to make it into Wrist-band. After that, the Elderlys will distribute them out to each Family Member for wearing. Guys to wear on the Left Hand & Girls on the Right Hand.

Chinese believed that by wearing this 5 Color Wrist-band, oneself will be blessed with the Positive Energies emitted from the 5 Directions (五方正氣) and so, no Negative Entities will be able to come near or do any nasty actions.

In Taoism, on this Day, the Taoists will usually recite the following Mantra immediately oneself get up from the Bed. This Mantra is to gather the Positive Energy from the Heaven to assist oneself in getting rid of any form of Negative Entities.

五月初五天中节。一切災厄灭為塵。急急如律令。
Wu Yue Chu Wu Tian Zhong Jie. Yi Qie Zai E Mie Wei Chen. Ji Ji Ru Lv Ling


For the Offering to Deities/Ancestors on Fifth Month Festival, oneself or the Family can just prepare the following items:

1) 5 Rice-dumplings on each Altar ( most people will prefer Kee Chang - 五顆枧水棕, the Plain one)
2) 3 Cups of Chinese Tea (三杯上等茶)
3) 1 Set of Fruits (in 5 Quantity 生果五顆)
4) 3 Sets of Shou Jin/San Bao Jin (三份壽金/三寶金)
5) 3 Sets of Silver-paper for Ancestors (祖先:三份銀紙錢)

Fifth Month Festival is also a Day for honouring Di Ji Zhu (地基主), for those who have been honouring Di Ji Zhu, remember to prepare some simple Offerings for the Honouring. (More intro on Di Ji Zhu: http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2009/04/introduction-on-di-ji-zhu-aka-home.html)
 

What your Dreams tell you? Series 8 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 8, dreaming of seeing Gems & Metals (金银珠玉鐵器)

金银宝者主富贵。Dreaming of seeing alot of Gems & Jewelleries, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Great Wealth.

珠玉满怀主有凶。Dreaming of Oneself grabbing tons of Gems & Jewelleries, meaning that some Negative Issues are happening.

见铁器物主得财。Dreaming of seeing Metals Items (Utensils), meaning Oneself will be gaining a sum of Wealth in no time.

铝与锡者主得财。Dreaming of seeing Aluminium & Tin, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Wealth Luck.

还人钱物疾病去。Dreaming of Returning Money to someone, meaning that Oneself's Sickness will be recovering soon.

拾得钱物皆大吉。Dreaming of Oneself picking Money, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Luck.

家中分财主离散。Dreaming of Distributing Money to Family Members, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some forms of Departure (Live or Death).

箱器主口舌之事。Dreaming of seeing Chest-box, Wooden Boxes or Boxes used to contain Wealth, meaning that Oneself will be encountering Conflicts or Arguements.

Monday, 25 May 2009

History of Traditional Cuisine - Kueh Chap (閩南傳統美食 - 粿汁)





Alot of People had been eating Kueh Chap since young, but neither any of them know about the Origin or History of when Kueh Chap was founded or created.

In here, I will like to spend a little bit of my time to share with all of you on the Origin of this Wonderful & Tasty Teochew Cuisine - Kueh Chap.

According to Records of Traditional Chinese Cuisine, Initial Form of Kueh Chap was first being found in Ming Dynasty (明朝) History. During that Founding Period, Kueh Chap had yet to have a Name known as Kueh Chap, but Officially known as Ding Bian Cuo (鼎邊挫) or Ding Bian Hu (鼎邊糊), being translated as Wok-side Cooking or Wok-side Frying. Only when later part of Ming Dynasty, after this Cuisine was being brought over to Teochew, from then, the Teochew gave the Title of Kueh Chap to ot.

During Ming Dynasty, Ming Emperor appointed Qi Ji Guang (戚繼光) to Station-guard at the Southern China (中國南方) to fight against the Japanese Sea-pirates & Commoner-Armies (日本倭寇). Just before Qi Ji Guang Set-off for the Battles, Qi Ji Guang started to worry on the Food-supply for the Armies. First, he worried that the Food-supply might not be easy to transport to the Southern Part of China due to High-mountainoues area, secondly, worrying that the Armies might not be able to accept the Food in the Southern China.

On that Night, Qi Ji Guang was not able to take his rest and so, he went wandering around to think of a Solution. Just as he walked past a Kitchen, he saw an Old Madam who woke-up early to do her cooking for the Family. While Qi Ji Guang peep into the Kitchen, he saw the Old Madam was doing grounding of the Raw-rice into Powder-form and after the Raw-rice turned into fine Powder, the Old Madam add water into it and make it into sticky-paste form (米漿). Soon after the Wok was getting Hot, the Old Madam scoop a little-bit of the Paste and pour around the side of the Wok. Once the Paste contacted the Heated Wok, the Paste started to get harden and immediately, the Old Madam "tear" the Harden-paste off from the Wok. After repeating a few rounds of the Hardening of the Paste, the Old Madam stopped and carried-on to do boiling of a pot of Water (due to this Action, it got the Name of Ding Bian Cuo or Ding Bian Hu).

Once the pot of Water started to boil, the Old Madam throw in Vegetables and some left-over Preserve Meats. Once the Soup boil the Second time, she told the Harden-paste and tear it into smaller pieces and throw them all into the Soup. After a while, the Soup was ready for consumed.

Just as the Old Madam finished her cooking, Qi Ji Guang knocked on the Door and made his entry into the Kitchen, seeing that a General came in, the Old Madam was shocked, after explaining to the Old Madam on his purpose of entering into the Kitchen, the Old Madam was pleased to share with Qi Ji Guang on the Food Item.

Upon knowing that Qi Ji Guang was worrying about the Food-supply for the Armies, the Old Madam told him that actually this is very easy to make & keep. As long as the Harden-paste did not get contact with any form of Water/humid, it could last as long as it can be. And whenever oneself wanted to eat it, oneself just needed to boil a bowl of Hot-water and then cut the Harden-paste and add them into the Hot-water, the Harden-paste would slowly soften and ready for eating. This could go without any other Dishes, if oneself was not able to take it plainly, oneself can just add in a bit of Soy-sauce (醬油), Sesame Oil (香油) or Coriander (芫荽) to make it taste better.

After Qi Ji Guang learnt the procedure & steps on making the Paste, he went back to his Camp to impart the knowledge to the Kitchener-Soldiers (火頭軍). From that Day onwards, the whole Qi Ji Guang's Troop started to eat the Harden-paste with Preserve/Dried-meats.

On the way to the Southern China, Qi Ji Guang's traveling was quite Smooth & Successful, soon the Ming Empire Troops arrived in the Min Area (閩地) and started the Battling with the Japanese Invaders. Soon, the Invaders were being defeated and Min Area was returned with the Peacefulness again.

From then, this Cuisine was being spreaded around in the Southern China, first was in Hokkien Province Fu Zhou City (福州市) and later, being imported into Teochew City (潮州市). Due to different Areas, the eating methods were different, today, if we will to eat this Cuisine in Fu Zhou, the Soup-base will be White or Milky in color whereas in Teochew, the Soup-base will be a bit darker or having a Dark-brown color.

In Fu Zhou City, every Year during the Li Xia Day (立夏, before Dumpling Festival), the Fu Zhou People will still have to prepare this Cuisine to honour the Ancestors.

What your Dreams tell you? Series 7 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 7, dreaming of seeing things inside a House (门户井灶厨厕)

门户高大主富贵。Dreaming of seeing a Huge & Tall Door, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Fortune.

门户大开大吉利。Dreaming of Door opening, meaning that Oneself will be Blessed with Good Luck.

门户败坏主大凶。Dreaming of seeing Door in Bad-shape or dropping, meaning that Negative Issues are happening in no time.

门户宅无人大凶。Dreaming of see the Door opening then while peeping thru the Door, seeing no one staying in the House, meaning that some Serious Bad Issues are happening.

石为门户主寿命。Dreaming of seeing a Stone Door, meaning that One's Lifespan will be Prolong or being bestowed with Good Health.

天火烧门主凶事。Dreaming of Lightening & Thunder strike on a Door and the Door break into Fire immediately, meaning that some Negative Issues are happening in no time.

井枯涸者家败散。Dreaming of a Dry-up Well, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some form of Departure (Live or Death).

身坠井中疾病凶。Dreaming of Oneself falling into a Well, meaning that Oneself or People around will be infected with some Serious Illness.

灶下水流得横财。Dreaming of Water sipping out from the underneath of the Stove, meaning that Oneself will be gaining a sum of Wealth soon.

灶下燃火有名声。Dreaming of Stove on fire out of sudden, meaning that Oneself will be gaining certain Fame in no time.

屋有二灶事不成。Dreaming of One kitchen being equipped with Two Stoves, meaning that Things that Oneself doing currently will not be successful.

修造厨灶大吉利。Dreaming that Oneself doing renovation to the Stove, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Good Luck.

淘厕者主得横财。Dreaming of Oneself digging the Toilet Bowl, meaning that Oneself will be gaining a sum of Wealth soon.

上厕在屎尿中吉。Dreaming of Oneself going to Toilet to do releasing of Pee or Poo, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Good Luck.

厕中尿溢大吉利。Dreamng of Pee overflow from the Toilet Bowl, meaning that Oneself will be blessed with Good Fortune.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Immortal-hood Anniversary of Bao Sheng Da Di (保生大帝得道日)





2nd Day of Lunar 5 Month, is considered as the Immortal-hood Anniversary of Bao Sheng Da Di (保生大帝) aka Master Wu Tao (吳本).

This Year, we are celebrating the 973th Year of Bao Sheng Da Di attaining Immortal-hood. And, it fall on 25 May 2009, a Monday.

For those who are able to visit Temples that dedicated to Bao Sheng Da Di, please do so on the Day. Request for Blessing for Parent & the Sufferings, I'm sure Bao Sheng Da Di will be able to get your request.

What your Dreams tell you? Series 6 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 6, dreaming of seeing different Premises (宅室屋宇廟宮)

行道宫见仙大吉。Dreaming of Oneself walking in a Taoist Temple and met up with an Immortal, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Good Luck & Blessing.

高楼饮酒富贵至。Dreaming of Oneself enjoying Drinking in a High Raise Area, meaning that Oneself will be expecting Wealth Blessing approaching.

家起高楼安稳事。Dreaming of One's Home having another Extension-Building, meaning that Oneself's Luck is Stable and will succeed in whatever Oneself is doing.

堂上有棺身安乐。Dreaming of a Coffin being placed inside One's Home, meaning that Oneself will be able to enjoy Luxury Life when time to come.

屋宅更新主大吉。Dreaming of One's Home under Renovation, meaning that Prosperity Blessing will be bestowing upon Oneself in no time.

家道贫穷大吉利。Dreaming of One's Family becoming Poor or turning into Beggars, meaning that Oneself is being bestowed upon with Good Prosperity & Wealth.

洒扫宅舍远人来。Dreaming of doing Spring-cleaning at Home, meaning that someone that whom you long to see is visiting.

屋宅无人主死亡。Dreaming of entering into an Empty House or One's House is Empty, meaning that someone who are closely related to you will be passing-on.

房梁忽折主大凶。Dreaming of Sudden collapsing of Beam/Railing/Pillar at One's Home, meaning that Negative Issues are happening.

军人入宅主大吉。Dreaming of Official Personnel entering into One's Home, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some Positive Issues in no time.

屋中生草家欲空。Dreaming of One's Home is filled with Weeds or Grasses, meaning that Oneself will be encountering Wealth Leaking or Bankruptcy.

寺廟看经病人痊。Dreaming of Oneself doing Chanting in a Temple, meaning that Ill-people that are around you will be cured in no time.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

What your Dreams tell you? Series 5 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 5, dreaming of different forms of Weapons & Musical Instruments (刀剑旌旗钟鼓)

旗幡迎接大富贵。Dreaming of seeing different forms of Banners & Flags, meaning that Prosperity & Good Luck are approaching.

见做新旗大吉利。Dreaming of People making New Flags, meaning that Prosperity & Good Luck are approaching.

与人相砍大吉利。Dreaming of People Fighting with Swords or Knives, meaning that Prosperity & Good Luck are approaching.

被刀出血得飲食。Dreaming of being Cut by Knife and start Bleeding, meaning that someone will be treating you to have a Good Meal.

持刀刺人有吉利。Dreaming of using a Sword or Weapon to Poke someone, meaning that Prosperity is being bestowed upon Oneself.

磨刀剑锋快大吉。Dreaming of Sharpening the Knife, meaning that Oneself will be gaining a sum of Wealth in no time.

刀在睡床大吉利。Dreaming of Knife placing on the Bed, meaning that Prosperity & Good Luck are approaching.

剪刀剪物主得财。Dreaming of Scissors cutting some items, meaning that Oneself will be gaining a sum of Wealth in no time.

钟鼓齐鸣福禄至。In Dream, heard Bell & Drum sounding, meaning that Good Prosperity is approaching.

打鼓有声远人来。Dreaming that Oneself is sounding the Drum and the Drum is giving out a Loud souns, meaning that someone whom you longing to meet is coming.

见鼓不鸣凶必至。Dreaming of Drum but no one was there to sound it, meaning that some Bad Issues are happening in no time.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Intro on Incenses aka Josssticks (香枝源由)

Recently, our Members & Friends here are quite engross into the topic of Burning/Using of Incenses (Josstick).
In here, I will do a quick & brief introduction on how First Incense come about and the Ways that Taoists/Chinese will used during Honouring/Paying Respect.

According to Records (these records are done by Mortals after the Pre-historical Era), Burning of Incenses started when Fire first being introduced to Mortal in this Planet Earth (another Saying is that, Mortals make Incenses according to the Standing-Straight-Trees that being Strike by Ligthening to gain the Burning effect).

After Mortals know of how to Set-up Fire, Burning of Incenses started. So from conservative calculation, the Burning of Incenses started Million Years ago (may not be the Actual Calculation).

During Faraway Ancient Period, after Mortal know of how to Set-up Fire, the Mortals had tried to gather Woods for Burning and the whenever the Mortals gathered the Woods that gave out Nice Fragrance after Burning, the Mortals would kept them up and used it only on certain timing (such as Relaxing Timing - maybe this is the Oldest form of Aroma-theraphy).

From then, the Burning continue that Mortals started to know of how to Present Good Stuffs to People they Respect & Love.

But by then, Mortals started to depend on Heaven or the Spiritual Realm alot. Anything that the Mortals couldnt resolve, the Mortals would tend to seek Answer from Heaven or Spiritual World, such as Unknown Sickness break-out. The Mortals were gathered around and kowtow to the Heaven or the Spiritual Beings the Mortals believed in. In-order to get the Blessing from the Spiritual Beings, the Mortals would offer Fruits, Food or the Favourite Items of Oneself's collection to the Spiritual Beings, Good Woods (later known as Inceneses) were being presented.

After Mortals get more Cultivated & able to think like a Mortal, situation changed. Mortals tend to want things in Good-shape and Look-nice. Present of Woods didnt really looked good and so, with the "Smart Mind" of Mortals, different form of Incenses started to arise in the Mortal Society. Slowly, Incenses transformed from a piece of BIG Log to Tiny Pleasant Stick.

And this is how our 1st Incense come about.

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Due to alot of Misconception, Folks tend to believe that, Incenses are actually the "Food" for Deities or Spiritual Beings. Which this is NOT True. Till today, alot of Folks Culture still used this Con on Devotees or Ignorant Folks to gain Trust & Wealth. Some Inconsiderate Spiritual People such as Mediums/Spiritual Teachers will tend to use Issues that associated with Incenses to con on People, which is NOT Upright & Accurate.

In Taoism, Incenses are a form of Media that used to Transmit One's Message to the different Level of Heavens or Deities/Spiritual Beings. By doing so, this is to allow Connection being link-up and also, to perform certain forms of Communication/Interaction.

In Taoism, while a Taoist performing the Offering of Incenses, he/she will needed to recite the "Password" as what some Taoists had mentioned. Actually this "Password" is known as the Offering Incenses Incanation (祝香神咒/上香咒).

By doing so, the Message will be able to Transmit thru the Fume of the Incenses to the Heavens and then to the Deities/Spiritual Beings.

So what if Oneself is not able to get hold of Incenses during certain urgent time for making Request?
 
In Taoism, we dont Insist of Getting an Items in-order for certain Request to be Heard or Answered, this is the Misunderstanding that the Other Faiths had on Taoism and also, the Misconception created by Folks Culture.

When Oneself is not able to get hold of the Physical Incenses Sticks, Oneself is able to use the "Heart/Mind/Soul Incenses" to do the Communication/Interaction. In Chinese known as Xin Xiang (心香), translated as the Incense from the Heart. To put things more Clear & Easy to Understand, meaning Sincerity & Faithfulness.

By reciting the Offering Incense Mantra and then make the Request, the Message that Oneself wanted to tell the Heaven or Deities/Spiritual Beings will be Transmitted.
And so, in the future, when Oneself met with un-forseen situation that needed Incenses, do not worry or get work-up, just do it in a Calm & Steady-way. The result will still be the same.

Add on, in the Olden Days, the Elders will tend to advise us on this:

If oneself is not able to prepare Good Offerings for Deities/Spiritual Beings, never-mind, cos by Offering 3 Good Incenses-sticks, the Deities/Spiritual Beings will also be able to see your Sincerity & Hardwork.
 
PS: Attach are the Incantations
 
祝香神咒 (Incenses Offering Incantation)
道由心學。心假香傳。
Dao You Xin Xue, Xin Jia Xiang Chuan
香熱玉爐。心存帝前。
 
Xiang Re Yu Lu, Xin Cun Di Qian

真靈下盼。仙旆臨軒。 Zhen Ling Xia Pan, Xian Pei Lin Xuan

令民關告。逕達九天。 Ling Min Guan Gao, Jing Da Jiu Tian

Offering Incenses Incantation (Normal Taoist use)

常焚心香。得大清靜。 Chang Fen Xin Xiang. De Da Qing Jing
 

What your Dreams tell you? Series 4 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 4, dreaming of different forms of Apparel (冠带衣服鞋袜)

烧毁衣褲欲更官。Dreaming of Oneself burning Robes & Clothing, meaning that Oneself is going to switch to New Job or being Retrench.

女着衣带主生子。Dreaming of Lady wearing Male's Clothing, meaning that Oneself will be expecting a New Child.

洗清衣服皆大吉。Dreaming of Washing Clothing, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Good Fortune & Luck.

裁衣着孝衣皆吉。Dreaming of Oneself wearing Mourning Clothing, meaning that Prosperity & Good Luck is Approaching.

着黄衣皂衣皆吉。Dreaming of Oneself wearing Yellow & Black Clothing, meaning that Good Luck is Approaching.

着青衣神人助力。Dreaming of Oneself wearing Green/Blue Clothing, meaning that Deities are providing the Necessary Blessing for Oneself.

众人着青家人散。Dreaming of Family Members wearing Green/Blue, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some form of Departures (Live or Death).

众人着白主官事。Dreaming of Family Members wearing White, meaning that Oneself will be facing some Legal Cases.

鞋破子孙妻妾病。Dreaming of Shoes having holes, meaning that Children or Spouse will be infected with Illnesses.

着麻鞋百事和合。Dreaming of wearing Mourning Slippers, meaning that the Family will be bestowed with Unity & Prosperity.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

What your Dreams tell you? Series 3 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 3, dreaming of Physical Body Parts (身体面目齿发)

自身白衣人所谋。Dreaming of Oneself wearing White Robe, meaning that someone is trying to Hurt you.

梳头洗面百忧去。Dreaming of Washing Head or Face, meaning that All Doubts & Worries will be Eliminated.

身上汗出主凶恶。Dreaming of Oneself Perspiring Heavily, meaning that Oneself will be encountering Negative Issues in no time.

身上虫行病患安。Dreaming of Insects crawling on One's Body, meaning that Sickness will be cured in no time.

绳索系身长命吉。Dreaming of Ropes or Strings attached to Oneself, meaning that Oneself will be living up to a Ripe Old Age.

枷锁临身病欲来。Dreaming of Chains or being Hand-cuffed, meaning that Oneself will be infected with Illnesses.

身或肥瘦皆为凶。Dreaming of Oneself Slimming-down or Gaining Weight, meaning that some Bad/Negative Issues are happening around oneself.

露体无衣大吉利。Dreaming of Oneself Naked, meaning that Good Luck is bestowing upon Oneself.

头发白长命大吉。Dreaming of Oneself's Hair turning White, meaning that Oneself will live up to a Ripe Old Age.

头生两角有争竞。Dreaming of Oneself's Head growing Horns, meaning that some Competing/Fighting will be encountered in no time.

头秃发落皆凶事。Dreaming of Oneself's Head getting Bald, meaning that Negative Issues are happening.

洗手洗足旧病除。Dreaming of Oneself washing Hands & Feets, meaning that Oneself's Illness will be cured.

头发白落忧子孙。Dreaming of Oneself's White-hair Dropping, meaning that One's descendants will be encountering Bad Issues.

头须再生主长命。Dreaming of Oneself Hair or Beard growing, meaning that Oneself will be bestowed with Long Lifespan.

破镜照人主分散。Dreaming of Broken Mirror with Faces in it, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some form of Departures (Live or Death).

披发盖面官讼至。Dreaming of Messy Hair & Hair covering One's face, meaning that Oneself will be encountering some Legal-cases.

剪剃头发家宅凶。Dreaming of Oneself Cutting or Shaving the Hair, meaning that the Family will be encountering some Negative Issues.

齿自落者父母凶。Dreaming of Oneself's teeth dropping, meaning that Oneself's Parent will be encountering some Bad Issues.

齿落更生子孙兴。Dreaming of Oneself's teeth dropping and then Grow-back, Oneself's Descendants will be enjoying Good-lives.

From Universe to Multiverse (大道之中存小道-紀錄片)

In here, is the 2 Documentaries introducing the Multiverse:

http://youtu.be/QiKGWT--c0A

http://youtu.be/-MDvgRgIIGg

In Taoism, we believed that the Universe we are in is only part of the Big Multiverse - meaning there are more then ONE Universe in this "Space" or "Dimension".

Imagine the whole Multiverse is like an Egg Tray, we are only occupying One-minor-compartment only.

道中有道。
把"大宇宙(大道)"相像成一個裝雞蛋的蛋盤﹐每個小蛋格就是一個我們存在的"小宇宙(小道)"。

那﹐真正的"大道"有多大呢﹖

這就得由你用"心"去"發覺"了。

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

What your Dreams tell you? Series 2 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 2, dreaming of Mountains & Trees (地理山石树木)

地裂主疾病大凶。Dreaming of Earth Splitting, meaning that Diseases or Illnesses are coming.

修平田地大吉昌。Dreaming of Oneself mending & repairing the Road or Field, meaning that Prosperity will be bestowed onto Oneself.

卧于石上主大吉。Dreaming of Laying on Rocks, meaning that Oneself is Lucky.

运石入家主富贵。Dreaming of Moving Stones or Rocks into one's Home, meaning that Oneself or the Family will be meeting with some Positive Issues.

手弄小石生贵子。Dreaming of Holding Small Stones in Hand, meaning that soon, Oneself will be having a New Child.

身入土中百事吉。Dreaming of Oneself being Buried or Falling into Soil/Mud, meaning that Oneself will be Bestowed with Prosperity & Good Luck.

自身取土被耻辱。Dreaming of Oneself digging Soil/Mud or Playing with Soil/Mud with both Hands, meaning that Oneself will be getting Insulted in no time.

枯木再发子孙兴。Dreaming of Died Tree-trunks growing New Leaves, meaning that Oneself's Family/Lineage will be Bestowed with Many Good Descendants.

堂上地陷主母忧。Dreaming of Floor in Main Hall of one's Home, meaning that Oneself's Mother will be affected with some Negative Issues.

树木枯死宅不安。Dreaming of Trees Dying Off, meaning that Family will encountered Conflicts & Arguements.

种树木者大吉昌。Dreaming of Oneself doing Planting on New Trees, meaning that Good Luck will be Bestowing upon Oneself.

上树忽折有死伤。Dreaming of Branches from Tree-top breaking, meaning Fighting & Dying will be happening.

大树忽折主凶恶。Dreaming of Trees breaking into 2 halves, meaning that Serious Bad/Negative Issues happening around Oneself.

与人分花主分散。Dreaming of Distributing Flowers to the others, meaning that Oneself will be encounting some Departures (can be Live or Death Departure).

担木来家得财喜。Dreaming of someone Bringing Woods into One's Home, meaning that Wealth-blessing is Reaching.

砍伐大树多得财。Dreaming of Oneself Chopping a Big Tree, meaning Wealth-blessing is Reaching, can mean getting a Good Job too.

庭前竹木喜重重。Dreaming of Bamboos growing in One's Home/Garden, meaning that Joyous Events going to happen.

兰生庭前主添孙。Dreaming of Orchids growing, meaning that soon, someone in the Family will be expecting of a New Baby arrival.

入果园中大发财。Dreaming of Walking into an Orchard of Fruit Trees, meaning of Wealth-blessing is Reaching.

折笋至家女有子。Dreaming of Cutting Bamboo-shoots and bringing them home, meaning that Oneself's Daughter will be expecting soon.

扫地除粪家欲破。Dreaming of Sweeping & Clearing Poo in One's Home, meaning that Wealth will be Leaking in no time.

粪土堆者钱财聚。Dreaming of Poo piling-up, meaning that Oneself's Wealth is Accumulating.

Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Shen Nong (神農大帝聖誕吉慶)





On 28th Day of Lunar 4 Month, it is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Shen Nong aka Founder of Grains & Plants.

Shen Nong is part of the San Huang (三皇) Group, the Three Ancient Emperors.

For more Info, you can proceed to this link: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/118

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Paying Respect at Sheng Jia Temple (一訪聖家廟)





Last year, while I was in Sengkang Combined Temple to pay respect to Guan Gong (關公) in Tian Jun Fu (天君府), Sheng Jia Temple (聖家廟) standing by Tian Jun Fu was undergoing some Renovation and touch-up.

After a Year, Yesterday's visit, I was susprise to see the nicely renovated Sheng Jia Temple.

This time round, the Temple had quite a number of nice carving features being added, such as Wall-plaques, Statues and even the Ceiling-well. Very elaborate and Ancient Looking.

On the Jade Emperor of Heaven's Altar (玉皇大天尊神龕), the Dragon Pillar and Dragon-wall were being re-touch-up, now the whole Altar look more Superb & Supreme.

After having some pictures-taking at the Front Hall, a few of us went to the Rear-Hall to pay our Respect to Dou Mu Yuan Jun (斗母元君) and Tai Sui (太歲星君). One of the Members in our Group thought that the Main Deity sitting on the High Altar was Guan Shi Yin (觀世音), I told him, thats Not. But on his face, he showed Doubts, cos he told me that the CD playing in the Hall was dedicated to Guan Shi Yin. With a smile, the rest of us just continued our Journey to pay respect at the Last Temple.

Here are some Pictures that I took in the Temple, due to my lousy-going-to-die Handphone Camera and with the Rainy-weather, some of the Pictures tend to look a bit dark.

For High-Res-Pictures, you can visit this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/173914590/pic/list

What your Dreams tell you? Series 1 (夢中景,現實情)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Upon request, in here, I will share with you a series of various Dreams & the Meaning behind each Dream.

Due to the Recording of the Dreams are done in Zhou Dynasty, so some of Dreams & the Meaning are somehow Out-dated. For those Out-dated Dreams, in here, I will not do any form of Introduction on it, in-order to minimize misconceptions.

Here it goes for Series 1, dreaming of Natural Scenes (天地日月星辰)

天门开贵人荐引。Dreaming of the Opening of Heavenly Gate, Gui Ren aka Prosperity Deities will be there to guide on you. All mishaps will be cleared and All misfortune will be eliminated.

天光照身疾病危。Dreaming of Rays from Sky shining upon Oneself, Oneself will be infected with Illnesses or Sicknesses, for those who already being infected by the Illness or Sickness, then oneself will have to be aware of the Illness or Sickness got serious.

天晴雨散百忧去。Dreaming of Rain-stop and Sky turned Blue, meaning that All Troubles & Worries will be solved in no time.

仰面向天大富贵。 Dreaming of Oneself lifting one's Head and Face the Sky, meaning that Great Fortune or Prosperity is going to bestow onto Oneself.

乘龙上天主大贵。Dreaming of Riding a Dragon and ascending into the Air, meaning that Oneself will be Promoted or Luck is with Oneself.

天欲晓益寿命吉。Dreaming of Night changing into Morning, meaning Oneself is Healthy & Lifespan will be Prolong.

吞日月当生贵子。Dreaming of Swallowing Sun & Moon (regardless Male or Female), meaning that Oneself will be Bestowed with a Son.

礼拜日月大吉昌。Dreaming of Paying Respect to Sun & Moon, meaning that Good Prosperity is awaiting for Oneself.

日光入屋官位至。 Dreaming of Sun-ray shining into one's Home, meaning that Oneself will be Promoted in no time.

云开日出凶事散。Dreaming of Clouds opening-up and Sun appearing, meaning that All Negative Issues will be solved and Positive Issues will be encountered.

云忽遮日有阴私。Dreaming of Clouds covering the Sun, meaning that Negative Issues will be happening and the issues might be associated with some Legal-case.

星落有病及官事。Dreaming of Stars descending, meaning that Oneself might be infected with Illnesses or Legal Issues might be encountered.

云起四方交易吉。Dreaming of Clouds gathered at All Directions, meaning that Transactions (any form) will be Successful (can also refer to Interviews, Exams, etc).

黑云至地时气病。Dreaming of Dark Clouds descending onto the Ground, meaning that Diseases or Illnesses will be infecting the Area or Oneself.

雷霆作声官位至。Dreaming of Hearing Thunder Road, meaning that Oneself will be Promoted or Getting an Important Role in no time.

身被霹雳主富贵。Dreaming of being Strike by Thunder & Lightening, meaning that Oneself is Lucky & Prosperity.

狂风大雨人死亡。Dreaming of Storm & Flood, meaning that a Mass-number of People will be affected with Disasters or Illnesses, which end-up dying.

风吹人衣主疾病。Dreaming of Wind blowing one's Clothing or Robes, meaning that Oneself will be getting Sick in no time.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Introduction of Thunder Deity's Egg Stone (雷公蛋/雷公墨之簡介)





Due to some of our Friends & Members here are interested in Thunder Deities, in here, I will like to use this Opportunity to do a brief introduction on a special type of Natural Stone that is closely related with Thunder Deities. Such Stones are known as Meteorite.

This form of Meteorite Stones are being called as Outer-space Stone. In the Modern Era now, Modern Scientist claimed that such Stones are created in the following fews situation:

1) While Thunder Strikes during Stormy Days (打雷時)
2) In Outer space when Stars-crashes (隕石相撞)
3) Stones/Rocks from Moon that being "suck" into the Planet Earth (月球上之石塊)
4) Volcano-eruption, hardening of Lava (火山熔岩硬化)

But interesting thing is that, in Ancient Chinese Records, this type of Stones are already being recorded and given Names such as Egg of Thunder (Lei Gong Dan 雷公蛋) or Ink-pad of Thunder Deities (Lei Gong Mo 雷公墨).

In the records, such Stones were believed to be the Creation of Thunder Deities, while Thunder Deities released Thunder in Stormy Days. After the Thunder Strikes, the Stones were dropped into the Mortal Realms and for those who are Lucky & have Connection with Thunder Deities, they would be able to found the Stones. And after bringing back the Stones, the Stones will released out Positive Energies (and this is what the New-age People believed too).

Since then, the Taoists & Chinese believed that such Stones are able to give out Special & Spiritual Energies and some even believed that, the Stones will assist oneself in gaining certain Level of Cultivation. But I can say is, this is up to Individual's thinking & belief.

So, if oneself is interested in getting such Stones, now in Singapore, oneself is able to get them in any Stone/Gem-shops and the Price is not very High too. Weight of such Stones can be very Light, even though the Size of the Stone can be as Big as one's Hand-palm, but the weighing can be less than Half a cup of Water.

Clarification of Jade Emperor of Heaven's Official Title (正統道教玉皇大天尊聖號)

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Category:Other

Dear All,

Just got a request on which is the Official Title of Jade Emperor of Heaven aka Yu Huang Da Tian Zun or Tee Kong.

In here, using the opportunity to clarify on this.

Taoist Official Title for Yu Huang Da Tian Zun (玉皇大天尊) is:

Xuan Qiong Gao Shang Di (玄穹高上帝) or Full Title as

Yu Huang Da Tian Zun Xuan Qiong Gao Shang Di (玉皇大天尊玄穹高上帝)

and NOT

Xuan Ling Gao Shang Di (玄靈高上帝)

Xuan Ling Gao Shang Di, this Title is being created by The Three-in-One Religions and also, some other Five-in-One Religions.

Now in China, Hong Kong & Taiwan, those Taoist Groups that promote Three-in-One Religions used this Xuan Ling Gao Shang Di Title too, which is not Appropriate & Accurate, so do not use the wrong one.

Recently, visited some Temples & Sintuas while they having Celebration, dont know whether they just blindly follow or the Priests that they engaged do not make an effort to check, most of them are using the Wrong Title, which this is Ridiculous & Not Promoting the Upright Culture.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

The Different Forms of Tiger Deities (虎爺/虎神的種類)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

Dear All,

In here, I will do some quick sharing on the Various Forms of Tiger Deities and also, the Deities that are associated with the different forms of Tiger Deities.

Deities associated with Tigers:

1) Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張道陵天師), subdue a White Tiger
2) Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming aka Military Wealth Deity (武財神趙公明), subdue a Black Tiger
3) Earth Deity aka Tu Di Gong (土地公) subdue a Normal Tiger aka Yellow/Orange Tiger
4) Heavenly Physician Sun Si Miao (孙思邈) subdue a Normal Tiger
5) Bao Sheng Da Di aka Wu Tao (保生大帝吳本) subdue a Normal Tiger
6) Heavenly Master Xu Xun (許旌陽天師) subdue a Tiger

For the Addressing Term, while we honouring White Tiger Deity, remember we shall not Address him as Bai Hu Ye (白虎爺), this is a form of Disrespect, we shall Address him as Bi Hu Ye (碧虎爺), in Hokkien is Pit Hor Ya (not Pak Hor Ya).

For Black Tiger Deity will be Hiek Hor Ya (黑虎爺) and not Orh Hor Ya (烏虎爺).

For more Official Taoist Addressing Term, we will Address Tiger Deities as Xia Tan Jiang Jun (下壇將軍), in Hokkien as Ha Thua Jiong Kun, meaning Inspector of the Lower Altar.

Various Forms of Tiger Deities that we can see in Temples:

1) Moving downwards with Mouth Opening (下山開嘴)
2) Moving downwards with Mouth Closing (下山閉嘴)
3) Moving upwards with Mouth Closing (上山閉嘴)
4) Moving upward with Mouth Opening and Head turning Back (上山回頭開嘴)
5) Front Leg standing and Rear Leg squatting down, Big Head and Look like Cat (蹲坐大頭虎爺)

For different Forms, in Taoism, we have different meaning and tasks.

For 1), such Tiger Deities will be placed under Altar of the Main Deities in Temple, such Tiger Deities are Officially known as Xia Tan Jiang Jun. Such Tiger Deities are directly or closely involved in Temples or Taoist Groups that performed Spiritual Rituals/Ceremonies that assist Mortals. Such Tiger Deities are to do protection for the Temple or Group and also the Priests & Masters.

For 2), such Tiger Deities will be placed near Earth Deities or below the Altars of Earth Deity. Their main Task will be assisting Earth Deity in doing Inspection for the Area and also, reporting of any Abnormal Events happening. And of cos, the Animal Deity that Mortals will approached for Blessing for getting rid of "Backstabbers (小人)".

For 3), such Tiger Deities are the Happy Tiger Deities that Mortals can approached for requesting Blessing, usually such Tiger Deities will be more than Happy to give the necessary Blessings for the Mortals.

For 4), such Tiger Deities are rarely being seen or Mortals shall Avoid. Such Tiger Deities are known as the Fierce Tiger Deity that filled with Hatred. For Mortals who approached such Tiger Deities will meet with Crashes if the Mortals are Spiritual-weak during that Moment.

For 5), such Tiger Deities are known as the Tame Tiger. Usually mend for Looking after Temple, Taoist Groups, Altars or Homes. Just needed a bowl of Water & Incenses, this type of Tiger Deities will be Happy & Willingly to accept whatever request oneself made.

Why Tiger is always being used or associated with Deities in Taoist/Chinese Culture?

1) Because of the natural behaviour of Tiger - Fierce, Tiger is being used in Taoist/Chinese Culture to symbolize Authority & Braveness.
2) Due to Tiger is being given the Title as King of Mountain/Jungle, so for Taoist/Chinese, we needed to respect him in-order to get Protected.

More Iinks to various related Introductions:

Picture of Tiger Deities: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/138/138

Introduction on General White Tiger Xue Ren Gui: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/215

Introduction on Bao Sheng Da Di: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/107

Introduction on Xu Xun: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/251

Ginger ceasing Hongkong Leg aka Athletic Leg (薑治香港腳)


Description:

Having Hongkong Leg aka Althletic Leg is a Headache Issue. Many People had been troubled by this Issue for Years, but finding no Ways to cease it.

In here, Jave will like to share with you ALL an Old Method of ceasing the "Fragrance" that emitted by Hongkong Leg.


Ingredients:

1) 3 pieces of Raw Old Ginger of about 5cm (老生薑三片去皮)
2) 1 basin of Warm-water of about 80 degree C (熱水一盆大約80度C)
3) A pinch of Salt (一小撮食鹽) or A Tablespoon of White Vinegar (一湯匙白醋)


Directions:

Once the basin of Warm-water is prepared, add in the Gingers. Allow the Gingers to be soaked in the Warm-water for at least 1min. Then add in the Pince of Salt or Tablespoon of White Vinegar.

Before use, please stir the Warm-water to ensure the Ginger Element & Salt/Vinegar are Well-spread around evenly in the Warm-water.

Allow the Temperature of the Water to cool down till about 60 degree C and then placed Oneself's Feet into the Water. Let the Feet soak for about 5-10mins.

After retrieving the Feet out, do remember to Dry them thoroughly.

Try to soak the Feet few times in a Week, after a period, the Smell emitted will be lessen and some will Fully Recovered.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Taoist DVD - Chinese Taoist Culture & Arts Documentary (中國道教文化與藝術DVD)

Category:   Other/General
Price:   S$15.00


Dear All,

For those who are interested in understanding more about our Taoism Culture & Arts, now in Dallas Video Store (Chinatown Branch - Smith Street above CK), a set of 4 DVDs Documentary is out (each DVD is about 2 hours long).

In this set of Documentary, you will be able to find more on the History of Pre-Taoism Era, Taoism Era & Post Taoist Activities that associated with the Promoting of Taoism Culture.

In the Documentary, you will also learn about the Various Arts that are associated with Taoism, such as Martial Arts, Music, Rituals, etc.

This is a Worth-while set of Documentary that oneself can get.

This set of 4 DVDs are on Sale at S$15.00 (formally was S$30.00++).

Grab it while Stock-last.



Thursday, 14 May 2009

Joint Pain using Ginger (關節疼痛有薑治)


Description:

Joint Pain (關節痛) or so called Pain caused by Arthritis, in Chinese Ancient Curing Methods, Ginger will be used in-order to lessen the Suffering cause by the Pain (Day or Night).

In Chinese Curing Methods, Ginger can be consumed to ease-off the Pain or by Rubbing on the Pain-spot to cease the Pain.

In here, Jave will like to share with you All on these 2 Methods.


Ingredients:

1) 3 pieces of Raw Old Ginger of about 5cm (生老薑三片去皮)
2) 3 pieces of Dried Red Dates (紅棗三顆)
3) 1 cup of Hot Water of about 100 degree C (熱開水一杯)
4) 1/2 cup of Chinese Rice Wine (白米酒半杯)


Directions:

For consuming:

Once All the ingredients are prepared, place the 1 piece of the Raw Old Ginger into the Cup and then add in the Dried Red Dates. Pour in the Boiling Water and allow the Ginger & Red Dates to soak for about 1min, once the Temperature of the Water cools down, oneself can consume the Ginger & Red Dates Drink.

Drink at least 3 times a Day or when the Joints started to pain again, it will assist in lessen or ease off the Pain-feeling.

For Applying:

Heat up the Chinese Rice Wine till about 60 degree C (do not heat up the Rice Wine directly on the Stove, pour the Rice Wineinto a Glass cup and place the cup into the Pot, pour Water into the pot to do In-direct Heating 隔水加熱).

Once steam started to appear from the Water in the Pot, it is ready for use.

Soak the 2 pieces of Gingers into the Heated Rice Wine, retrieve out the Ginger and Rub against the Pain Joints. Rub till the Joints started to felt Warm. Once the Joints feel warm, then oneself can remove the Ginger off from the Joints.

Do this whenever oneself can, this will tend to lessen the Pain and also to ease the Muscles of the Joints.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The 36 Heavens in Taoism Context (道教三十六天)

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Category:Other

In Taoism, since the Far-away Era, Taoists & Chinese had been believing in the 36 Heavens System and till now, in most Major Taoist Rituals/Ceremonies, the Official Taoist Priests will still perform the Reporting to the 36 Heavens before the starting of the Rituals/Ceremonies. These 36 Heavens are being divided into 9 Levels, each Level with 4 Heavens.

Due to different Eras and different Records, since after Song Dynasty, there are a few sets of 36 Heavens being recorded. Some will being strongly influenced by the Buddhism and so, you will see Buddhist Heavens being recorded inside it, which is not Accurate.

In here, in-order to retain the Oldest Set of 36 Heavens, I will share with you all the 36 Heavens that being recorded by Grand Master Zhang Jun Fang (張君房) in Yun Ji Qi Qian (云笈七签), the Oldest Taoist Encyclopedia (compilation of All Ancient Taoist Articles & Scriptures).

In the following are the 36 Heavens being recorded by Grand Master Zhang Jun Fang:

(一)太皇黃曾天 Tai Huang Huang Zeng Tian
(二)太明玉完天 Tai Ming Yu Wan Tian
(三)清明何童天 Qing Ming He Tong Tian
(四)玄胎平育天 Xuan Tai Ping Yu Tian
(五)元明文举天 Yuan Ming Wen Ju Tian
(六)七曜摩夷天 Qi Yao Mo Yi Tian
此六天合称为欲界。 These 6 Heavens are known as Yu Heavens (Translated as Realm of Thoughts of Sharing).

(七)虛无越衡天 Xu Wu Yue Hen Tian
(八)太极蒙翳天 Tai Ji Meng Yi Tian
(九)赤明和阳天 Chi Ming He Yang Tian
(十)玄明恭华天 Xuan Ming Gong Hua Tian
(十一)耀明宗飘天 Yao Ming Zong Piao Tian
(十二)竺落皇笳天 Zhu Luo Huang Qie Tian
(十三)虛明堂曜天 Xu Ming Tang Yao Tian
(十四)观明端靖天 Guan Ming Rui Jing Tian
(十五)玄明恭庆天 Xuan Ming Gong Qing Tian
(十六)太焕极瑶天 Tai Huan Ji Yao Tian
(十七)元载孔升天 Yuan Zhai Kong Sheng Tian
(十八)太安皇崖天 Tai An Huang Yan Tian
(十九)显定极风天 Xian Ding Ji Feng Tian
(二十)始黃孝芒天 Shi Huang Xiao Mang Tian
(二十一)太黃翁重天 Tai Huang Weng Chong Tian
(二十二)无思江由天 Wu Si Jiang You Tian
(二十三)上牒阮乐天 Shang Die Ruan Le Tian
(二十四)无极昙誓天 Wu Ji Tan Shi Tian
此十八天合称为色界。These 18 Heavens are known as Se Heaven (Translated as Realm of Happiness & Giving).

(二十五)皓庭霄度天 Hao Ting Xiao Du Tian
(二十六)渊通元洞天 Yuan Tong Yuan Dong Tian
(二十七)翰宠妙成天 Han Chong Miao Cheng Tian
(二十八)秀乐禁上天 Xiu Le Jin Shang Tian
此四天合称无色界。These 4 Heavens are known as Wu Se Heaven (Translated as Realm of Natural).All the above 28 Heavens are known as Taoist 3 Realms (道教三界天).

(二十九)无上常融天 Wu Shang Chang Rong Tian
(三十)玉隆腾胜天 Yu Long Teng Sheng Tian
(三十一)龙变梵度天 Long Bian Fan Du Tian
(三十二)平育贾奕天 Ping Yu Jia Yi Tian
三界天之上有民天。These 4 Heavens (located above the Taoist 3 Realms) are known as Min Heaven (Translated as Realm of Everything).

(三十三)太清境大赤天 Tai Qing Jing Da Chi Tian
(三十四)上清境禹余天 Shang Qing Jing Yu Yu Tian
(三十五)玉清境清微天 Yu Qing Jing Qing Wei Tian
此三天合称三清天。These 3 Heavens are known as San Qing Heaven, these are the Heavens where The Three Pure Ones being Manifested.

(三十六)太虛空境大罗天 Tai Xu Kong Jing Da Luo Tian
This Da Luo Tian is the Highest among All the Heavens. This is where the Whole Universe or Null being Manifested. This is the Heaven where Yuan Shi Tian Wang (元始天王) being Manifested. According to Taoist Records, San Qing Heaven also located in this Da Luo Tian, just that San Qing Heaven had their own allocation area in it.

Today in the Taoist Society, due to some Taoist Priests wanted to cut down the Duration & Work on performing certain Taoist Rituals, they tend to cut down the Making of Reports to the 36 Heavens Ritual (the Ritual Title is known as Qi Gu Shang Zou San Shi Liu Tian Ke Yi 啟鼓上奏三十六天科儀 orQi Gu Jin Tian Cao Ke 啟鼓進天曹科) in many Major Rituals/Ceremonies. And due to such ignorant actions, the Practice of this Ritual was not being pass-down. This is indeed a Sad thing to know about.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Sichuan Earthquake First Anniversary (五一二震動週年)

Rating:★★★
Category:Other

A Year had passed since the Earthquake took place in 12 May 2008. For the past 1 Year, many Countries around China had extended their Helping-hands to the Sufferings in Sichuan, assisting them to rebuild their Homeland and providing them with Care & Concern.

In here today, even though we are afar from them, but we can still show our Care & Concern by Donation, Sending Regards to them thru Emails or Calls and also, Requesting Blessings from the Big Dao.

For those who are Sincere & Keen, please do visit any Temples, make a Request to the Big Dao, requesting Big Dao of bestowing the Sufferings & Pass-on with Positive Blessing.

Hope that with the Sincerity & Kindness, the Sufferings will be able to get out from the Pain-sufferings in No time and the Pass-on will be led to the Eastern Palace for Eternal Blessing

Wu Liang Shou 無量壽
Wu Liang Fu 無量福
Wu Liang Guan 無量關


PS: As a form of Respect, Jave will have No Posting on 12 May 2009.

一轉眼﹐四川大地震已過了一年。在這一年內﹐全球各地都在積極得伸出援手﹐幫助該受難人們度過難關及重整其家園。大功德不可思議。

在這裡﹐我們離受難者甚遠﹐但共勉之情不減。希望大家能在五一二之日﹐向大道祈福﹐願在生受難者﹐早日得已返家園﹐親人不離﹐身體康健。再願大道慈悲﹐超度以過往之靈﹐早日回返青華界﹐永享長樂年。

發願祈福﹐不分你我﹐不分國際﹐不分宗教﹐不分高低﹐不分貴賤。真誠希望大家能在這三天內﹐放下一切﹐真心祝禱﹐願天下太平﹐萬民得樂。

無量壽
無量福
無量關


風嘶微矣寒氣漲。
人往何方渺茫航。
南山去兮東方返。
西院冷清北苑藏。
今昔不比往年忙。
只因人去樓台換。
魂魄難伸靈難轉。
苦哉哀哉心似涼。
天動地搖剎時間。
一城千戶化灰煙。
難矣難已難喚難。
是天是地是人間。
願道威光照人還。
願道慈光引靈返。
無災無難重整頓。
五湖四海同勉之。

Hotel Etiquette Towards Spiritual Beings (異地客房防身法)

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Category:Other

Dear All,

Posting link:
http://juin987.multiply.com/journal/item/8/Hotel_Etiquette_Towards_Spiritual_Beings_Part_1_of_2

http://juin987.multiply.com/journal/item/9/Hotel_Etiquette_Towards_Spiritual_Beings_Part_2_of_2

For those who are wished to understand and know more on the Various Spiritual Etiquette while in Hotels, please do visit the above link.

These are 2 Useful Articles for those who didnt go thru any form of Spiritual Training and yet wish to do protection for oneself or the Family while out from the Hometown.

Do go thru them and share with Vabien on any Enquiries or Doubts.

This is another sharing from Vabien Lee.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Dandruff Problem & Hair-dropping Issues (頭皮屑掉髮薑水治)


Description:

For those who suffer from too much Pressure and resulting in Hair-dropping (壓力導致掉髮) or Ladies suffering from Dandruff & Hair-loss after giving-birth (產後掉髮及頭皮問題), in here, Jave will like to share with you ALL an Old Method of Comforting the Head Scalp (頭皮) in-order to lessen the Dandruff (頭皮屑) or Dropping of Hair.


Ingredients:

1) 2 pieces of Raw Ginger of about 5cm (生薑二片去皮)
2) 1 basin of Warm-water of about 50-60 degree C (熱水一盆大約50-60度C)


Directions:

Once the basin of Warm-water is prepared, add in the Gingers. Allow the Gingers to be soaked in the Warm-water for at least 1min, before use, please stir the Warm-water to ensure the Ginger Element spread around evenly in the Warm-water.

Scoop a Cup of the Ginger-water and slowly pour it onto the Head. Wet the whole Head and then Scoop the 2nd Cup to add on. Once the whole Head is Wet enough, Gently-massage (輕鬆按摩) the Scalp of the Head, allowing the Element of the Ginger to Sip into the Layer of Skins. After every 1min, just add on with a Cup of Ginger-water.

For First-timer, oneself might found the Spicy-ness of the Ginger (生薑辣氣), do not worry, cos this is Normal. If oneself really can t stand the Spicy-ness, then on the subsquent times, use only 1 piece of the Ginger.

After a 5mins Massage, oneself can rinse the Hair (Head) with Cooler Temperature Water (of about 30-40 degree C).

Remember to Dry your Hair with a Clean & Dry Towel, do not Dry the Hair under an Air-con or Fan. Best to use a Hair-dryer.

Consistent using of this Method, it will strengthen the Scalp of one's Head.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Stomach Cramp cause by Menstruation (月經肚痛有生薑)


Description:

For Ladies, every month, they will have to go thru a 7 Days Period of discomfort and some of them will ever suffer from side effects such as, Stomach Cramps (月經肚痛) or Insomnia (失眠).

Such side effects will actually affect the normal functioning of their Physical Bodies & also moods.

In here, Jave will like to share with All Ladies on 1 Remedy to Ease-off Stomach Cramps during the 7 Days Period.


Ingredients:

1) 1 piece of Raw Ginger of about 3cm (生薑一片去皮)
2) 1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar aka Gula Melaka (紅糖一茶匙)
3) 2 pieces of Dried Haw (二顆山楂)
4) 1 cup of Hot Water of about 80degree C (熱開水一杯)


Directions:

Once all items are ready, add them into the Cup of Hot Water and allow the Hot Water to dissolve the Elements of the items into the Water.

Remember to stir well for the Brown Sugar to dissolve.

Once the Brown Sugar dissolve and leave it for about 1min, drink it while the Drink is still Hot.

After drinking, keep oneself relax and best, have a 30mins rest.

Prepare a Cup of this Drink at every 4 Hours (一天三次/四小時一次). Consistent consuming will tend to Ease-off the Cramp.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Longevity Secret Recipe using Ginger (陰陽調理薑長壽)


Description:

Longevity (長壽) aka Prolonging of Life-span (延命), is a wish to most of the People in this World, especially those who are Wealthy & Enjoying Good Life. But, such People had neglected of using the Correct Method to gain the Prolonging of Life-span.

Why so many Wealthy People tend to get a Shorter-life while they are trying their Very Best to Prolong their Life-span? Cos of In-balancing Diet and Heavily-consuming of Un-necessary Food-stuffs.

In Korea, Japan, Taiwan & China, those Elders who stayed in Rural Areas are able to live up to a Ripe-old-age, cos they rarely consume any Un-necessary Food-stuffs, instead, they just Eat Natural Plants that they grow in the Farm or the Small-garden outside their Huts.

In here, Jave will like to share with you ALL on an Ancient Recipe on using Ginger to gain a Balancing in our Physical Body in-order to achieve the Result of Prolonging one's Life-span (this Method is now Widely use in Korea & Japan).


Ingredients:

1) 3 pieces of Ginger of about 5cm, cut into slim slices (生薑三片切絲)
2) 1 Garlic, cut into small dices (生蒜一顆切小丁)
3) 1 stem of Spring-onion (best to take the white portion), cut into small portions of about 3cm (青蔥一顆切小段)
4) 3-4 pieces of Dried Chrysanthemum (3-4朵干菊花)
5) 1 piece of Dried Haw (干山楂一顆)
6) 10 pieces of Wolfberry (枸杞子十顆)
7) 1 Teaspoon of Green Tea leaves (綠茶一茶匙)
8) 1 Cup of Hot Boiling Water (熱開水一杯)
9) 1 Teaspoon of Black Vinegar (黑醋一茶匙)


Directions:

During Meals, use a Saucer to contain the Black Vinegar, add in the Slice Gingers, Spring Onion & Garlic.

Allow the Plants to be soak for a while, lets say about 1min. After the soaking, eat the Plants with the Rice. At the same time, you can dip your Vegetables or Meats in the Vinegar to get rid of excess Fats & Fishy-taste.

By continuing consuming these 3 Plants with Black Vinegar, it will tend to strenghten the Immune-system of oneself.

But due to that these 3 Plants tend to "Heat" our Physical Body up, so after the Meal, oneself will need to prepare the Cooling Tea to Balance the Elements.

30minutes after Meal, put the Dried Chrysanthemum, Wolfberries, Dried Haw & Green Tea Leaves into an empty Cup and pour the Boiling Water in. Let the Ingredients soak for about 3mins and once ready, oneself can drink the Cooling Tea.

With consistent consuming of these 3 Plants & the Cooling Tea, one's Physical Body will be able to be Balanced with the Yin & Yang Elements.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Introduction on Center-point-of-Eyebrow ~ Yin Tang (印堂簡介)


 

Yin Tang (印堂), located at the Point in-between the Eyebrows (雙眉之間). In the Past, many Chinese tend to mistaken Yin Tang refers to Forehead (印堂生與額頭), this is Inaccurate.

Yin Tang, a Point on the Face, that Taoists & Chinese can use to predict the Luck & Fortune of oneself in Short Term or Life-time.

How to predict a Life-time Luck & Fortune by looking at the Yin Tang?

Usually we will gauge the Luck & Fortune by the distance or space-gap of the Yin Tang.

People who are born with the Blessing of Good Luck & Fortune, usually their Yin Tang will be about 1 or 2 fingers spacing wide (of about 1.5-3.5cm). Such People will usually gain Good support from the People around them. Besides that, such People will tend to have more Good Relationship with Friends & Family Members.

For Wealth & Working Luck, such People will tend to have more Chances and also, easy to get Promotion in their Jobs.

For People with lesser than 1.5cm, usually such People will tend to be more Hot-temper & Impatient. Besides that, such People will tend to find Faults on Others. If your Boss is such a Person, then do remember not to Provoke him, try to follow his Orders unless your Boss is making for Non-realistic requestings.

For Wealth & Working Luck, such People will tend to miss Chances for getting Wealth and also, easily get boycott by the Working-mates in one's Working Environment.

For People with Yin Tang of more than 3.6cm & above, such People will tend to be more Un-decisive. Such People cant really make decision and most of the Time, they will tend to make mistakes that affect the People around them. For those who have Friends in this Group, please do try to be more Considerate and Patient, cos if not, you will sure to blow your top on them.

For Wealth & Working Luck, such People will tend to gain No Chances and also, have to try very Hard to get Promotion in their Jobs. Unless, Gui Ren (貴人) are around them to give their a Push in their Luck.

How to predict a Short-term Luck & Fortune by looking at the Yin Tang?

For this Skill or Prediction by looking at the Yin Tang, usually Taoist Priests & Spiritual Masters will learn or get imparted by the Older Generation.

This Skill is by looking at the Color-change aka Aura that appeared infront of the Yin Tang to determine the Near-future Luck of Oneself.

So what are the Colors aka Aura involved for the Prediction?

Here are the few Colors that the Taoist Priests or Spiritual Masters will see:

1) Red or Orangy-yellow: these Colors is mend for those who have Extreme Good Luck.

2) Pink or Light Purple: these Colors are to determine Good Couple Relationship is awaiting for that Person or Marriage is around the Corner

3) Dark Red: this Color is to represent Conflict & Arguements. Once a Person is determine with this Color, usually the Person will be advise to talk less or stay at home for 7-14 Days until the Color disappear.

4) Green or Dark Green: these Colors are to determine Worries & Un-easy. Once these Colors appeared, oneself will be affected with Surrounding Issues that will add Pressure or Stress to oneself.

5) Black or Dark Blue: these 2 Colors appear to determine Fatal Issues or Disasters. Once such Colors appeared, oneself & the Family Members will have to avoid certain activities. In the Past, when someone is being seen with these Colors, they will be advised to stay at home at least for 49 Days and during these 49 Days, Rituals or Blessing Ceremonies must be conducted in-order to get rid of the Negative Energies & Entities.

In Summary

For oneself to gain Good Blessing for Lucks, oneself just needed to remind oneself, try to be Upright & Sincere during All Times. Whenever is Possible, just do a Little Charity or Extend one's Helpful-hand to the Needy. Once All these are being done, Big Dao & Heaven will be there to provide the Necessary Blessing.

With such Blessings, the Colors aka Aura that appear at the Yin Tang will be changed and in some cases, the Width-gap will to Manifest into the Perfect Distance.

Remember this Phrase: Xiang You Xin Sheng (相由心生).

This is an Ancient Phrase to encourage People on doing Good Deeds & Helping the Needys. By doing so, All Bad Stuffs will be Eliminated & oneself will be Rewarded with Good In-returns, including Looks, Health & Good Lucks.

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Preventing High Blood Pressure with Ginger (薑鎮高血壓)


Description:

For Middle-age Guys, usually they will be "haunted" by the Risks of getting High Blood Pressure. And due to under High-percentage of Stress, Guys will tend to be affected by High Blood Pressure (高血壓) too.

In here, Jave will like to share with you ALL on using Ginger to reduce the Risks of being "Haunted" by High Blood Pressure.


Ingredients:

1) 5 pieces of Raw Old Ginger of about 5cm (老生薑五片去皮)
2) 1 Basin of Warm-water of about 60 degree C (一盆溫水)


Directions:

After getting ALL the items, removed the Skin of the Ginger and cut it into slices.

Add in the sliced Ginger into the Basin of Warm-water.

Allow the Elements of the Ginger to dissolve into the Warm-water. After 3mins, place both Feets into the Basin of Ginger Warm-water and soak for at least 10-15mins (寒氣傷肝). Please take note the Water must cover up till the Ankles of both Feets.

After the soaking, dry the Feets and then proceed to rest. Try not to let the Feets contact with any form of Water, if not, the Cold Element will Slip into the Feets causing more issues to the Liver.

Remember to use this Method to soak the Feets for every Night or at least 30 times or for Long term. It does help.

This Method is also suitable for those who are Suffering from High Blood Pressure.