Feng shui is divided into two kinds: yin dwelling feng shui (阴宅风水) and yang dwelling feng shui (阳宅风水). The yin dwelling refers to a grave while the yang dwelling is the residence of the living.
It is widely believed that burying a deceased in a grave that has good feng shui can result in good fortune and prosperity for the descendants.
“Zhong Sheng Ji” (种生基) is an advanced Taoism feng shui technique, which originated from Jiangxi. The technique applies the yin dwelling feng shui principles to a living person. It involves creating a false tomb for a living person so that he or she can benefit from the good yin dwelling feng shui during his or her own life time.
Zhong Sheng Ji is also known as “longevity tomb” (寿墓) or “live grave” (生坟).
(Note: Literally translated, Zhong 种means ‘to plant’, Sheng 生stands for ‘live’, and Ji 基refers to ‘base or foundation’. The three Chinese words 种生基 means “creating a live grave”.)