Feng Shui is a very special trade. While Master Hui believes that destiny is in one’s hand, he recognises that one can make use of Feng Shui remedies to improve one’s fate, fortune, health and love life, at all points in life. Master Hui emphasises on a Chinese proverb: “The land where a good person lives is a land of happiness and on each land of happiness lives a good person”. It goes to say that man and his environment relate to and affect each other and Feng Shui alone would not change a person’s life if he does not change for good.
Master Hui thinks that one who acts in kindness towards others will naturally be rewarded with good things and get to know the right people, who will be able to offer him assistance. This is because being compassionate and doing good deeds are the basic principles of leading a meaningful life, as well as the foundational requirements of humanity. By being generous and giving, one is connected with the objectives of Buddhism and will be able to live in harmony with the will of Heaven, and good fortune will follow.
Although Master Hui serves a celebrity clientele, he is a down to earth man who does what he does best with modesty. When I first met him, he was sitting at a corner of this 50-year-old shop as usual, in a conventional shirt, appearing amiable and approachable. Master Hui grew up in a Buddhist family and he followed his father’s footsteps in the study of Feng Shui. His father, Grand Master Kong Tong (), who founded Victory Thailand Buddhist Articles religious goods company in 1957, used to bring the young Master Hui along whenever he went for a Feng Shui consultation at his clients’ places (one of which was a shirt printing business that grew significantly). The young Master Hui was quick in comprehension and showed an innate intelligence towards the principles of Feng Shui. It was clear in the early stage that he was born with the wisdom and qualities needed for a career in this area, and hence he was affectionately known as “The Prince of Feng Shui”. Given this appropriate environment, Master Hui began to study Feng Shui. When he was nine, he became a renunciant practitioner in Thailand and acquired his Dharma Name “Shi Hui Jie” () from his teacher. Besides learning from his father, Master Hui also trained under the tutelage of many other masters, who taught him various profound subjects such as the Buddhist doctrine, metaphysics, Bazi, Feng Shui, Numerology and the study of Chinese names.
When Master Hui was 19, he decided to further his learning and became a renunciant practitioner again. Subsequently, at the age of 39, Master Hui took a break from his busy work routine and went on a pilgrimage to Dharamsala in North India to learn Vajrayana, again serving as a renunciant practitioner.