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Bagua is Orginal Ancient Name of God!

Dr. Ong Hean-Tatt 20th January 2008

You will be surprised what the Holy Bible really say about Feng Shii and astrology!

Eight Directions of the Bagua

The eight sided symbol of the Bagua is characteristic of Chinese Feng Shui and astrology, and is also sacred in many other cultures. There is nothing pagan about this eight sided symbol, which is in fact, as this article will show, a very sacred holy symbol of God. Some who regarded this symbol as demonic are in danger of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

We have to go back to the ancient roots of civilisations. Historians regard the Sumerians as the most ancient of all civilisations and from which other civilisations likely arose.

In the dawn of human history, the written language was highly pictorial. It is relevant to note the pictorial diagram for the ancient word used by the ancient Sumerians (circa 3000 BC) for 'God', which is the 8 points star-like diagram below on the left:

Ancient Sumerian name for God, pronounced as "AN".

Chinese eight sided Bagua is embedded into the center of the above figure. As indicated in the Sumerian sign to the left, this 8-sided Bagua is actually the ancient name of God! The Chinese pronunciation of the name for God is "TIAN". "TI - AN" is actually very close to the Sumerian pronunciation of "AN" for God.

Chinese oracle bone name for God, pronounced as "TI".

Another Chinese name for God, pronounced as "TIAN". This word is obviously derived from the word for TI".

This ancient Sumerian "8-points star" word (circa 3000 BC) for 'God', pronounced as "AN" is rather similar to the Chinese eight sided Feng Shui sign of the Bagua, illustrated above in the middle. In the eight sided Bagua of the I Ching, the North is the location of the throne of Shang Di, the Supreme God. It is always the position to sit, thereby facing South, the Feng Shui auspicious direction.

Chinese oracle bone character for "God", "TI", is also a 8 points cross, as in the above right figure. Thus, this ancient Sumerian "8-points star" word (circa 3000 BC) for 'God' is also very similar to 'TI', the ancient Chinese word for 'God'. The ancient Chinese word "TI" gave rise to another Chinese word for "God" which is "TIAN".

Ti and Jehovah

TI, the ancient Chinese word for 'God' also has a variant depicting a standing man.

This man-like form of the Chinese word for 'God' is actually the same as the Hebrew word for 'God', Jehovah. The Chinese script is written from top to bottom, while the Hebrew script is written from right to left. In reality, the Hebrew word, Jod-He-Vah-He, is the same as the Chinese word 'TI'.

YHVH, the Hebrew name for God, pronounced as "JEHOVAH", written from right to left.

YHVH, the Hebrew name for God, pronounced as "JEHOVAH", written vertically from top to down. This figure looks like a standing man, which was one of the older Chinese words for God.

"TI", Chinese word for "God", from Bronze age, looking like a standing man. This bronze age figure is alike to the Hebrew word for God written from top to bottom.

"TI", modern Chinese word for "God", simplified from an older figure looking like a standing man (left). This word is very alike the Hindu word "AUM" for God (see below)

All these pictorial names are formed through arrangements of 4 lines. The 4 lines originally form the 8 points star, which is the Sumerian and Chinese oracle bone figure for God. The 4 lines transform to the Hebrew YHVH and the modern Chinese "TI" and "TIAN".

What is even more astonishing is that the Hindu also called God by the word 'AUM'. See how this Hindu word 'AUM', despite its more curvative strokes, is similar to the Chinese word 'TI' for God.

Hindu word, "AUM" for the Eternal Brahman.

The "AUM" sign in a 8 Directions mandala figure

The significant thing is that the ancient cultures all knew the sacred name of God! When the Holy Bible says that there is no other name under which one can be saved, it is this name which is meant!

When Moses asked God his name, God replied, I AM THAT I AM. Exodus 3:14.

During the Nativity, the angels sang, "Behold, a virgin shal be with child, and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us." Matthew 1:23 (Isaiah 7:15: IMMANUEL)..

The Sumerian Hindu Chinese AN - AUM - TIAN are all the same names of God. Besides "YHVH", other Biblical names of God are "AMEN", "IM", "EM", and "ON". Where the names are pictorialised, their pictorial characters are also very similar. There is no doubt that that "Jesus" (or rather, "Joshua") was the personal name of the Lord Jesus Christ. But, the ancient men of God did not know God by this name but his other 8-points star name.

Four Cardinal Directions of Feng Shui

The Bagua has two major derivations, vis the Four Heraldic Beasts and the auspicious South facing.

A significant characteristic feature of Feng Shui and also astrology is the Four Cardinal Directions, which compose four of the eight sides of the Bagua symbol. In Feng Shui and also astrology, the Four Cardinal Directions are the Red Phoenix at the South, Green Dragon at the East, White Tiger at the West and Black Warrior (Man, Tortoise or Serpent) at the North.

Biblical basis for Four Cardinal Directions of Feng Shui

Instead of rushing to regard these Four Cardinal Directions and their Four Heraldic Beasts are superstitious, Christians should realise that the Holy Bible records them as the four beasts around the throne of God:

  • And before the throne... were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him and they were full of eyes within and they rest not day and night saying Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty which was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 4:6-8)

  • Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house when the man went in and the cloud filled the inner court... And when I looked behold the four wheels by the cherubim, one wheel by one cherub and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone... And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion and the fourth the face of an eagle... And the cherubim... stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord's house... (Ezekiel 10:3,9, 14, 19).

Christian writers like Bullinger have written that these Four Heraldic Beasts are also the four animals the Four Gospels are associated with:

  • o Matthew - Man
    o Mark - Lion
    o Luke - Ox
    o John - Eagle

Christian writers have known that the Lion and Ox correspond to the astrological star systems of Leo the Lion and Taurus the Ox.

The Four Heraldic Beasts are universal astrological symbols. One of the significant problems with Christians is that they do not know what to do with these obvious astrological symbolism. Many of them have treated these passages about the Four Heraldic Beasts as superfluous.

These passages were significant to the prophets who look into God's prophecies in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation, which refer to the Four Heraldic Beasts. The inability of Christians to evaluate what these passages man indicate that these Christians do not have God's inspiration. Some even blasphemies the Word of God by branding these astrology as demonic.

Crux Ansata

The South-North axis of the Four Cardinal Directions is also known as the Crux ansata. This Crux ansata has the eagle at the South at the top and the serpent at the North at the bottom. The Holy Bible referred a number of times to this Crux ansata.

Kang and Nelson (1979) at least indicated further links between the Holy Bible and the universal astrology of the Four Heraldic Beasts or Directions when they note the significance of the Chinese word 'Fuk' for "Good Fortune". Kang and Nelson (1979) had shown that the word is a reminder of the time when man was with God in the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden is represented by the Chinese word 'TIEN' for field, a diagram of a square with a cross within, creating four squares together.

Kang and Nelson (1979) had correctly interpreted the Chinese word 'Fuk' as the Holy Spirit (animal form = dove) coming from the top of the word (which is South) and the Devil (animal form = serpent) at the North.

Some of the cryptic statements about the bird and serpent in the Holy Scriptures also relate to this Crux ansata of the Four Heraldic Beasts:

  • There are three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not. The way of the eagle in the air; the way of the serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. (Proverbs 30:18-19).

  • Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16).

The eagle (and also the bird) and serpent form the South-North axis of the Four Cardinal Directions. They also form the South-North axis of the caduceus, that symbol of medicine.

The Crux ansata always refers to the battle between the Holy Spirit, represented by the bird at the South, and the Devil, represented by the serpent at the North, for the mind of Man. The Phoenix is the mortal enemy of the serpents. According to Feng Shui lore, you must use the Fire of the Phoenix to destroy the evil of the serpent.

Significance of Astrological Four Heraldic Beasts

Christians simply try to rush away in fear from the Biblical passages about the Four Heraldic Beasts. Fear, because their ignorance could betray whether they really understand the Word of God. Their hypocrisy is that, while ignorant of what the Four Heraldic Beasts mean, they pretend to interpret the rest of the books of Ezekiel and Revelation.

The Bagua was the original ancient name of God!

The Chinese 8-sided Bagua, the sacred original name of God.

This article is profound and loaded with awesome significance. I myself am a devout Christian but know that many Christians have wrongly claimed that only they possess that "name of God" under whom there is salvation. In fact, most Christians have forgotten and may be blasphemising this original holy 8-points star name of God, which may be why the Lord Jesus Christ warns that they are worshipping Him in vain.

  • Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus 20:7.

The socalled pagans may be closer to God than socalled Christians. The profound Truth is that the diverse religions and cultures have been worshipping the True God under similar names linked to the 8-points star! Do not let any particular religion claims superiority above others!