A rich man bought a piece of land, and he repaired the villa within, which had a more than one-hundred-year-old lychee tree in the backyard. He loved this place because of the lychee tree, and because his wife likes lychee.

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During the renovation, a friend advised him to check with a feng shui master so as not to commit evil. Initially, he did not believe in feng shui. However, he had a change of heart and agreed to his friend’s suggestion. He made a special trip to Hong Kong to invite a master. The Master’s surname was De, who had engaged in this line of work for more than 30 years, and he had an excellent reputation.

He picked up the master at the train station; he took him to his house after lunch. The rich man kept giving way for any cars that wanted to pass him along the way.

The master laughed: “Your driving is quite sturdy.” The Hong Kong master observed everything.

The rich man laughed: ” Those who want to overtake us must have an urgent matter to take care of, and we should not delay them.”

As they reached the town, the rich man began to slow down because the streets were narrower.

A child laughed and rushed out of the alley; the rich man stepped on the brake to avoid hitting the child. Instead of stepping on the gas immediately after, he looked at the alley and seemed to be waiting for something. A moment later, another child rushed out and chased the first child.

The master was puzzled and asked: “How do you know there were more children?”

The rich man shrugged, “the children are chasing each other, no one would laugh so happy alone.”

The master gave a thumbs-up and laughed: “You have a kind heart.”

Arriving at the rich man’s villa, he got out of the car and held the key to open the door, when suddenly seven or eight birds flew up from the backyard. Seeing this, he stopped at the door and apologetically said to the master, “Please wait a moment.”

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“What’s the matter?” The master was again puzzled.

“There must be children in the backcourt to pick our lychee, if we go in now, the children will be panic and fall, and that won’t be good. Let them pick for a while; we can look around outside first.” The rich man answered with a smile.

The master was silent for a moment and said: “You can send me back to the train station, I do not need to check the feng shui for this house.”

This time the rich man was puzzled: “Why do you say so?”

“Yes, sir, wherever you are, is a good feng shui place.”

This is a true story, in fact, of how people’s behavior is geomantic. No matter how hard the self-serving and selfish person works, perhaps it is only futile.

“You are the root of all.”