Tribute to Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai
It is with great sadness that I heard the news of the passing away of Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai, on June 5th, 2014.
Apart from being an amazing teacher, Master Hai was well known and respected for his amazing energy, extraordinary sense of humour and his kind heart, along with an incredible spiritual wisdom that I will always cherish. I feel I was one of the lucky ones to spend time and learn from this great Feng Shui master. I have a fond memory of spending time in his office, while I was in Malaysia, where he’d teach me his techniques to Feng Shui, and we worked together, working with Sha Chi from a distance, to help a student from Australia who was experiencing serious family problems.
I was also privileged to meet Master Hai’s family at his home. He was gracious to spend great time explaining the water dragon in his house, along with explaining in detail every artifact on his private spiritual altar.
His influence is always with me.He taught me to recite a mantra of compassion as a beginning to any spiritual work, and he graciously gifted me a special charm for spiritual protection that I always wear around my neck.I thank the Universe for the gift of learning from, and being influenced by such an incredible man, and I vow to always keep his teachings and principles of Feng Shui with me.
He stressed to “believe in Feng Shui but do not be superstitious about it.” And, more importantly, “do not cause harm, the purpose of Feng Shui is to help others. Be sincere and be honest with your skills. If the situation is beyond you, admit it and do not take on something that is beyond your ability which may cause harm to others.”