Stairs is one of the important components in a terraced house which has several floors. Some people believe, the number of steps to bring good luck or bad luck.
According to experts Fengsui Mauro Rahardjo, count the steps in the science of Feng Shui is actually an adaptation of the Hindu culture of India, which was also adopted in Bali. In Hindu belief, the steps are always calculated in multiples of three, representing the three gods trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma represents birth, life represents Vishnu, and Shiva symbolizes death. This rule was adopted and refined by the Chinese culture, and making it a multiple of five, which symbolizes birth, adulthood, old age, death, and misery (the waiting period before reincarnation).
In addition to representing the extent (stage) of life, Mauro added, ladder also symbolizes vigilance. “Do not be surprised if in Bali, who stepped on the stairs normally count in multiples of three (birth, life, death), while the Chinese count in multiples of five (birth, adulthood, old age, death, and misery),” explains founder Feng Shui School Indonesia.
In the science of Feng Shui, the steps were good, if divided by five will remain one or two, or symbolize the birth and life. For example, the steps by the number of 11.12, 16, or 17. If it had, it could make the steps with the remaining three (the number of steps 8, 13, or 18). “If the number of steps have divided the remaining four or even five, it is believed some people, the floor above would symbolize death or misery,” said Mauro.
Position is More Important than Quantity
According to the science of Feng Shui, Mauro said, the calculation of the number of steps is not a matter of principle. “Rules of the steps were not associated with the distribution of energy or chi, but more related to the suggestion or belief,” he said.
“Keep in mind, there are two things in Feng Shui, the principle and rules. Position principles higher and more fundamental than the rule, “explained Mauro. “Setting the number of steps is not a matter of principle, but only in the form of rules. So even if breached, does not really matter. ”
According to Mauro, there is a principle of nature more than the number of steps, the position or location of stairs in a house. “If the position of the stairs facing the main door at the front, then the chi energy will not spread in the room, but immediately went up the stairs. It is far worse than the wrong calculation stairs, “he said.
If the number of steps had already left over four or even if divided by five, Mauro said, as long as the position is suitable, it is understandable. But if you want to change, there are several ways of settlement. First, on the top or the bottom-or both-could be added. Second, for the ladder-shaped “L” or “U”, the landing of the stairs can be added.