We covered so much ground in the second session. But let's focus on the most important: your Lotus Imperial White Inkstone.
One White Inkstone can counter the 3 sectors of conflicts. One White Inkstone can bring you benefactors, power and victories...so, we must choose a solid good one. Let's look at what are the qualities to look out for.
The first feature is, of course, they must be white (if not, they would end up as the tanks in the Lotus main gallery). Yet, just being pure white is “common” White Inkstone. In most of the Lotus White Inkstone choices, you might at least spot black streaks running on the surface - we call them the “乌金线 black gold lines”.
During the formation of the White Inkstone (we will talk about this next time), when the energy is strong, priced ores and minerals attach themselves. Similar to a person with strong and positive energy, he or she attracts better people and opportunities. Earthly resources and treasures follow the same law of universe: they seek strong host.
Imperial White Inkstones with such features boost your luck in benefactors, ideas, opportunities – they must come to you, be attracted to you, just like how the White Inkstone attracted the precious minerals in its formation.
Even more powerful than the inclusion of black gold lines: red vermilion lines.
During the formation of these White Inkstones, their energy was tremendously great that even vermilion was attracted to it, grew in it, forming the red lines that look like arteries.
The red vermilion patches and lines are entirely naturally, grown inherent in the White Inkstone. This red vermilion mineral has its significant fengshui purpose.
Master Yun blesses all chosen Lotus collections himself – the act of activating the earthly treasures to emit and resonant the intangible fengshui energies, and you will notice the red marking on the blessed Lotus collections. Red vermilion harvested from the traces with inkstones and other minerals is the base material for the blessing red marking/ink. It is the fengshui activating agent, hence its status as one of the three earthly treasures – 朱、玉、金 (vermilion, jade, gold).
The more red vermilion lines the particular Imperial White Inkstone bears, the more powerful it is. Like this one:
We have an abundance of red vermilion lines here. The horizontal vermilion lines go all the way to the back to of this White Inkstone, a full round, representing the good track of fortune that does not end. Another impressive gift of nature is in the rising vermilion line from the bottom of the White Inkstone, all the way to the top right corner, where clouds are carved, blessing the owner with fortune that shall shoot up all the way, to the clouds and beyond. Just like a rising graph.
Visibly, the quantity and interaction of the black gold lines and red vermilion lines are bursting. To harvest a White Inkstone is already a difficulty, but to have one that has attracted such an abundance of precious minerals is beyond regular geological explanation. It is definitely a precious piece of work by the heavens and earths.
The horizontal vermilion lines stretches all the way to the back, a full circle – your fortune goes on and on. This is also the manifestation of 玉带环腰 (the jade belt goes round your waist), a symbol for power and status.
Doesn't get better than this.
-- Kan Ying Loong, Executive Director