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The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

Published April 6, 2013 by jptan2012

wealthvase1In one of my earlier post entitled FENG SHUI TIPS TO ENHANCE WEALTH LUCK,  I talked about the treasure vase, now allow me to briefly talked about it again. The treasure vase, even without the ritual and powerful ingredients that goes with it is a very powerful wealth – granting symbol or object. It is a powerful object that brings tons of material and financial prosperity.

In China, a lot of the rich people their has wealth vase hidden in their cupboard or cabinets. Some of the noveau rich in China also has wealth vase in their living rooms. I personally believe that wealth vases should be hidden and not displayed.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: A Pair of Golden Fish

Published April 5, 2013 by jptan2012

golden fishA pair of fish represents harmony, good family life, happiness, fertility and recovery. Given that the pair of fish are golden, it also represents abundance. In China, the fish also symbolizes unity and loyalty, and it is for this reason that the golden fish are often offered as wedding gifts to symbolize an abundant long peaceful life of the couple.

Thus a pair of golden fish is good for people who are facing financial troubles with their partners.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

 

Takrud: Another Powerful Thai Amulet Known as the Good Luck Scrolls

Published April 4, 2013 by jptan2012

In my last visit in Thailand, I was very fortunate enough to be able to get hold several pieces of an original Takrud also known as the Good Luck Scrolls.

Takrud is one of the ancient amulets of the Thai people. It is an extremely powerful amulet that is good for attracting wealth luck, love luck, and it also serves as a protection amulet.DSC00629

I’ve been looking for a Takrud for several years now, and in my previous visits to Thailand, I always fail to get a Takrud from respectable sources. However, during my last visit where I got the Jatukam Ramathep amulets, I was also lucky enough to get this charm.

I first heard about the Takrud several years back when my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong mentioned it to me. According to him, a former Thai maid that he employs had a series of bad luck back in Thailand. He tried to help her with Feng Shui; however, given that she lives far from her family Feng Shui can only help her but not really her family. One of her biggest problem is that her sister who is base in Thailand is having a series of bad luck, one of which is that she was dump by her boyfriend after her getting her pregnant and she also has a huge debt to pay. My Feng Shui teacher’s maid is very worried about her sister.

However, one day, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid approached my Feng Shui teacher to ask for a loan. She said she met another Thai who is selling an authentic Takrud. My Feng Shui, although was surprised with the amount, agreed to give her a loan. He was also curious about what will the Takrud do to benefit the sister of her maid.

To make the long story short, less than a year after the sister got the Takrud, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid was very happy to announce that her sister aside from being able to start her own business, she is also about to marry, not the father of her new born son, but her childhood sweetheart whom she met again after 5 years of no communication at the hospital where she gave birth. Apparently, the guy is now a doctor.

Other than the story shared by my Feng Shui teacher, a Thai friend who helped me look for the authentic Takrud also shared with me that in one of his recent trip to one of the Northern province of Thailand that is famous for rebels/bandits, the Takrud in the weirdest sort of manner protected him. He was sent by his office to the province to monitor their project there. Knowing full well that the place is not safe for people who are not native to the area, he decided to wear his Takrud. When he got to the province, the local counterpart welcome them with some local delicacy, which includes eating a delicacy consists of raw meat. Their team leader instructed all of them to avoid that particular delicacy because they were set to travel early morning the following day and the team leader don’t want anybody from his getting ill because of that particular delicacy.

However, he surprised everybody including himself by not just ‘disobeying’ their team leader but also by finishing a whole bowl of the said delicacy. This was surprising because he is a very picky eater. He said he doesn’t understand where he got the courage to eat the said delicacy and how was he able to stomach it. But he soon had to pay for it, because the same evening he fell ill and had a very bad case of upset stomach. His team leader was obviously irritated, reprimanded him, but also gave excuse him from joining to trip to their project site the following morning.

That afternoon, he started feeling better; in fact, he was so well that it ‘almost feel like that I never got sick at all…’ He decided to follow his team, however, before he was able to leave they received news that his teammates were all captured by the bandits who call themselves government rebels. Two members of the team were killed and the others were only released after their company paid for the ransom. To this day, it remains to be one of the most high profile cases of kidnapping in Thailand.

My friend believes that it was the Takrud who saved him and that he got sick because that’s the only reason why he was excused from joining the trip. He somehow felt guilty for what happened to his team but his family was all happy that he survived and was saved by the Takrud.

Another story, which was shared to me by a Chinese Thai businessman. He said, that at age 43 he felt that his life was going nowhere. He was single and believes that he will never be able to get married. Furthermore, his life was going nowhere; he felt that his financial and career life has hit a plateau and that he was destined to become a ‘loser’ for the rest of his life. That is until an uncle who loves him dearly gave him one authentic Takrud.

He said that his life drastically change because of the Takrud. He never thought that he’ll be able to get married before the Takrud, but he found the ‘love of his life’ and now has 3 children, he also one of the biggest car rental service in Thailand. At the time that I met him he was only 49 that was only 6 years after the time he felt that he was destined to be a loser forever!

These stories made me want to get hold of the Takrud, and I would like to share my personal story about the Takrud. To be honest, I didn’t thought that the Takrud will be able to make a big impact on me because Feng Shui, Buddhism, and Taoism has already blessed me with so much good luck. However, when I got hold of the Takrud about a couple of months there are a series of things that happened that helped me get one of the biggest thing that I ever wished for. To clarify things, this is something that I really want but at the same time because of the amount good luck that I’ve experienced is willing to let go. Nevertheless, it seems that after I got hold of the Takrud fate has conspired to give me this thing. Unfortunately, this involves other people and I won’t be able to share what is this thing. At least, not yet.

If you notice, I always put authentic in describing the Takrud that I discussed here because there are a lot of fake Takrud both in Thailand and on the net. In fact, there are more fake Takrud than Jatukam Ramathep because it’s easier to fake the Takrud. So you see, how happy I was when I was given the chance to get an authentic Takrud, more than that, the chance to get more than one Takrud!

But what is a Takrud exactly. A Takrud is also called as the Good Luck Scroll because it consists of very thin gold, silver and copper leaf inscribed with powerful prayers. The inscription consists both of actual physical inscription and celestial inscription. They are then rolled into miniature scrolls put into a glass case and are worn as a pendant.

For a Takrud to become authentic and effective they must have all of the following components: Made a powerful high ranking monk, made in a temple that has the Takrud lineage, and lastly, the gold, silver, and copper, must have been offered to Buddha for not less than 5 years.

A Takrud is a very powerful amulet, but like all Thai amulets you must be careful and be discerning as to where you get it.DSC00627

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: An Introduction and The Parasol

Published April 4, 2013 by jptan2012

I know I have written about some of the 8 Auspicious Objects of Buddhism in passing before, but I really haven’t written about all of them. So please allow me to introduce you to The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism and it’s Feng Shui use.8 Auspicious

Before anything else, allow me to share that the 8 Auspicious Objects are a series of different symbols that individually and collectively represents different forms of luck. The Eight Auspicious Objects, which is also called as the Eight Auspicious Symbols, appeared on many different types of Buddhist artifacts like paintings, carvings, etc. Each symbol on its own represents a feature of Buddhist teaching, and corresponds to a certain blessing. When shown together, they become some form a wish-fulfilling symbol of the different aspirations and also becomes a protective symbol.

The Eight Auspicious Objects are the parasol, the wealth vase, lotus, the conch shell, the mystical mystic knot (also known as the endless knot), a pair of golden fish, the victory banner, and the dharmachakra wheel.

The first of these 8 Auspicious Symbols is the Parasol.

As most people know, the parasol which is an umbrella used for protection from the heat and rays of the sun. The parasol is an ancient symbol of protection used by the royalty, thus it represents protection, which is bestowed upon the beholder of this auspicious object.

The Parasol is said to prevent sadness, anguish, and obstacles. Its secondary effect is to protect us from devious spiritual forces. Thus this is the object carried by one of the most powerful protection goddess of Buddhism – the WHITE UMBRELLA GODDESS.

The White Umbrella Goddess which is a powerful protection goddess holds the Parasol.

The White Umbrella Goddess which is a powerful protection goddess holds the Parasol.

As it is use by royalty, it can also represent a good life blessed with wealth especially those who are venturing into new things.

The 8 Auspicious Objects of Buddhism Combined into 1 Auspicious Object.

The 8 Auspicious Objects of Buddhism Combined into 1 Auspicious Object.

 

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

 

Myth Buster 12: Pets Bring in Good Luck

Published February 9, 2013 by jptan2012

red poodleOk, I know this will raise some eyebrows. Am I contradicting my previous posts about having pets at home bringing in good Feng Shui? Read on and you’ll see what I’m trying to say.

Feng Shui consultants and experts always say that having pets at home brings in Yang energy that helps in ushering good Feng Shui luck. I’m personally guilty of saying that statement and I’ve done that several times in this blog.

However, an email from two separate readers jolted me from the reality that I, and other Feng Shui writers, consultants, and/or experts have been contributing to the myth that pets brings in good Feng Shui. The statement is not exactly wrong, but failing to clarify things and putting the full context created a myth.

Pets don’t bring in good Feng Shui. Happy, well taken care of, and balanced pets brings in good Feng Shui, any pets in general won’t do that.

I came to this realization when two of my readers emailed me about their pets. One said that she got a dog and was asking how soon will she see their good luck, and the other one emailed me asking whether their 2 rabbits that have been constantly biting each other will create some bad luck for them. These two readers are more concerned about the luck that their pets will bring in rather the welfare of the pets.

Please note that the primary reason of getting a pet shouldn’t be about Feng Shui, and neither it should be having a guard. Personally, I think it should be about trying to extend your love to another living being. For Buddhism, a pet or any living thing at that has a soul, and taking care of a pet is like taking care of the soul who had a bad karma of being born as a lesser being.

If boosting good Feng Shui is as simple as getting a pet, I would have gotten one a long time ago. However, I postponed it for a long time because I’m not sure whether I can properly take care of another living being. It’s a big responsibility. I know that if your dog is not happy, well taken care of, and/or balance, then not only they will not bring in good luck, but more negative karma are created because you then create a depress, imbalance dog with a lot of pent up energy.

So if you’re bigger concern is more about the good Feng Shui and/or the negative energy that you’re fighting pets are creating then you are on the wrong track. You’re concern for your personal luck shouldn’t be above another living being.

 

2013 Year of the Water Snake Essential Feng Shui Cure and Enhancer

Published February 8, 2013 by jptan2012

A few weeks ago, I wrote about this year’s general forecast base on the year’s BAZI and also a general forecast of the different animal zodiacs base on the Flying Star formula and Purple Flower Star Astrology.

Each sign would require a different Feng Shui cure and enhancer; however, I constantly received questions about what is the year’s most essential Feng Shui charm.

Today, I would like to make a short post about the year’s essential charm.

Windhorse or Lung-Ta with the 'Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment' on its back. Please note that this is the Lung Ta or Wind Horse, just found out that some people try to sell of an ordinary image of an ordinary horse saying its a Lung Ta.

Windhorse or Lung-Ta with the ‘Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment’ on its back.
Please note that this is the Lung Ta or Wind Horse, just found out that some people try to sell of an ordinary image of an ordinary horse saying its a Lung Ta.

The Kalachakra Symbol is a powerful protection symbol. It is actually ten syllable mantra compressed into one symbol. The mantra is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, it is usually chanted with OM AH HUM thus making the complete mantra as OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. It is because off this that I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.

The Kalachakra Symbol is a powerful protection symbol. It is actually ten syllable mantra compressed into one symbol. The mantra is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, it is usually chanted with OM AH HUM thus making the complete mantra as OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. It is because off this that I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.

Most if not all, would need the Lung Ta or Wind Horse. The only ones who really won’t need the Lung Ta are people with a complete and balance set of elements in their Bazi or Paht Chee. However, even if you have a complete set of elements, having a Lung Ta will still definitely be beneficial for you. The Lung Ta or Wind Horse is very good for wealth and career success.

When I decided to include the Lung Ta on the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT last year, I didn’t know that the it will be an essential charm this year.

Another important charm that is more of a Feng Shui cure is the Five Element Pagoda or the Kalachakra. This is because the Five Yellow Star of the Flying Star runs to the center and everybody is affected. We all must wear either a Five Element Pagoda or a Kalachakra all through out the year, if possible 24/7. One will do, but I personally have both because I’m wearing both the WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT, which has the 5 – Element Pagoda, and the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, which has the Kalachakra.

Lastly, it will be beneficial for everybody to invite by wearing a pendant (preferably made of gold), and by putting an image in his or her home and office a Deity or Buddha. I highly recommend the image of Kuan Yin, Kuan Kong, Sun Wukong, Yellow Dzambhala or Maitreya Buddha (Happy Buddha).

This is from my personal collection. The reason I love this pendants so much is because it has a inscription of the Heart Sutra at the back. I wear the smaller one everyday.

This is from my personal collection. The reason I love this pendants so much is because it has a inscription of the Heart Sutra at the back. I wear the smaller one everyday.

In choosing a Kuan Kong it's important that you look at the face. The 'braver' the face the better. Also, I prefer dark colored stones or gold Kuan Kong, because Kuan Kong is basically a red face god. I veer away from the white jade variety. Photo lifted from Google images.

In choosing a Kuan Kong it’s important that you look at the face. The ‘braver’ the face the better. Also, I prefer dark colored stones or gold Kuan Kong, because Kuan Kong is basically a red face god. I veer away from the white jade variety. Photo lifted from Google images.

Front image of the WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT is that of - THE GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN SUN WUKONG.

Front image of the WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT is that of – THE GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN SUN WUKONG.

Yellow Dzambhala

Yellow Dzambhala

Happy Fat Buddha

There are other Feng Shui cures or enhancers that may be important for you this year depending on your animal sign, however, if you can get only a few, get the ones mentioned here.

The Curious Case of A Powerful Relationship Thai Amulet!

Published February 7, 2013 by jptan2012

Again, it’s been a while since I’ve written something. After I came back from Thailand to get the Jatukam Amulets and for my much-needed spiritual trip, I never had the opportunity to properly write anything again.

I promise to do more writing in the coming days.

However, for now I would like to write about the curious case of a powerful relationship Thai amulet handed to me by a monk.

Before anything else, allow me to share that my trip to Thailand has been a very fulfilling trip but it also saddened me a little because I found out from my friends and contacts in Thailand that there is a proliferation of fake Thai amulets. This is because most Thai amulets are quite pricey, a lot of scrupulous businessmen decided to take advantage of this situation and decided to manufacture amulets y the bulk and sell it to the public at low cost. Sometimes, these fake amulets, according to my Thai friends, are even more beautiful and are ‘properly stamped’ with a trace number to give it a more ‘genuine’ feels that people do fall for it and believe that they are really authentic. It seem not to occur to the buyers that it is very unlikely that the monks will have the technology and capability to stamping of the control numbers, etc.

It is because of this that I’m unable to buy a lot of amulets, because I really have to be careful that I don’t get anything that’s fake. I’m just glad that friends who are also Feng Shui enthusiasts and are Buddhist are there to guide.

It is because of one of my Thai friends that I came to have a powerful relationship Thai amulet. However, my friend’s intention was not for us to get an amulet but to introduce me and my friends (from the Philippines) and cousin to a miraculous Buddhist image. I shall post about this miraculous Buddhist image soon.

My Thai friend brought us to this temple. Told us to pray to the image and as fate would have it a monk was giving a blessing at that time. So my friends, cousin, and I took this opportunity to get some blessing from the monk.

My friend getting a blessing from a monk.

My friend getting a blessing from a monk.

The curious this is that after our group got our blessing, the monk informed us that he was able to discern from the incense that we lighted that two people from our group will benefit from some very rare amulets, that has been with him for a little more than 35 years. He said, which was interpreted to us by my Thai friend, that his ‘master’ or teacher, a monk who passed away 35 years ago made the amulets.

The monk said, his teacher told him to keep the amulets for 30 years under the image of the Buddha, and after that for him to ‘dispose’ of the amulets to temple goers who may benefit from them.

They were 8 different amulets that were made at the same year. The amulets are powerful amulets for Health, Wealth, Relationship (Love), Family, Witchcraft, Protection from Ghosts, Karma Cleansing, and Grave Ill Health. Except for the amulet for health, wealth, and relationship (love), all the other amulets were already pass on to temple goers whose incense smoke indicated that they should be receiving the amulets.

Now we were told that 2 people from our group would be receiving two of the remaining amulets. I was a little skeptical at first, because we have to make donations to the temple in exchange for the amulets. The amount was a little high. But after some ritual, it was discern by the monk that I should be receiving the amulet for health and that a friend should be receiving the amulet for wealth. I was really surprised by his accuracy because I know for a fact that base on my Bazi I should be very careful about my health for the next few years. Furthermore, the reason my friend join me for this trip in Bangkok, is because one of their business is not doing so well, and he needs fund to put up a bigger capital to save the business.

While preparing for the final blessing of the amulets that we got, the monk approached us again and said that I should be getting the other amulet as well. He was referring to the amulet for relationship (love). I was a little surprised because I’m not in a relationship and not really looking into getting into one. I voiced this to the monk through my friend. But the monk responded that somebody I know would need the amulet. It occurred to me that my sister who is married might need it, so I got the amulet for her. However, the more I think about it the more I got certain that I made a mistake because I think my sister is in a good relationship with her husband.

However, as soon as I came back, a reader who was planning to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant, called me to inform me that she’s having a problem with her partner. I didn’t put two and two together at that time, and assured her that the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant might work for her.

Nevertheless, as fate would have it, every time she was trying to send money for the pendant, she’ll encounter problems that will prevent her from sending the money. In the process, she started calling me more often to share with me about her problems with her partner. In one of our conversations, I felt that her problem was so grave that only a very powerful amulet will work for her. That was my ‘aha’ moment. That’s when I realize that the amulet may be for her.

This is the amulet that's for relationship luck. It's made of clay, but inside are some special prayers and powerfull ingredients.

This is the amulet that’s for relationship luck. It’s made of clay, but inside are some special prayers and powerfull ingredients.

I informed her about it, but she seems to be unenthusiastic about it, and is bent on just getting the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant. I took this as a sign that the amulet is not for her. However, when I did an MO or oracle, it indicated that she really would benefit from the amulet that I got in Thailand. I then mentioned this to her again, and this time she became more receptive, and more than that when she tried to send the money, there was almost no problem.

The last time I talked to her, she’s already wearing the amulet. I’m very positive that she’ll really benefit from the amulet!

 

Experiencing A Series of Bad Luck? Try These Natural Feng Shui Cures…

Published January 8, 2013 by jptan2012

One of the things that people frequently ask me is whether Feng Shui is all about wearing amulets, charms, and talismans. The clear answer to that is a big NO! In fact, before Feng Shui experts discovered the importance and the power of symbols and images in curing a bad Feng Shui, Feng Shui used to be all about naturally attracting Yang energy. It is not clear, when did Feng Shui experts realized the power of using symbol, however, one thing is clear, as we progressed and people become more urbanized and we veer away from the natural condition of our planet, it has become harder to use natural Feng Shui thus people discovered the power of symbols, amulets, talismans, and charms.

However, there are still different natural ways of doing Feng Shui. I’ve shared some of the natural ways of curing a series of bad luck. Today, allow me to share with you a few more natural way of curing bad luck.

If you are experiencing some bad luck, you can simply do one or all of the following to help cure and stop your bad luck.

201212061354798081285498157GO OUT AND HAVE FUN! I mentioned before that Feng Shui gives you an excuse to party. However, other sort of fun also helps in negating your bad luck. Simply have fun. You can do this by going out and having a clean fun with your friends. Go watch a feel good movie, if it’s a comedy then better. You can also just go to the amusement park and spend some time having fun there.

mg_4579WATCH THE SUN RISE! Sunrise is associated with new beginnings and it carries with it a lot of positive energy. If you need some fresh breath of positive energy, go and watch the sun rise.

TempleGO TO A TEMPLE OR A CHURCH. Going to a temple or a church is one of the simplest ways of clearing away bad luck. Get yourself blessed by the different Deities, Buddhas, or Bodhisattvas, or Saints.

 

FAQs About the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet

Published January 3, 2013 by jptan2012

It was only last Dec. 30, 2012 when I wrote about the Jatukam Ramathep amulet. The title of the post is – JATUKAM RAMATHEP: THAILAND’S MODERN POWERFUL AMULET OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

I was quite surprised when less than 24 hours after posting that particular article, I’ve received so much inquiry about it. I also received a lot of emails inquiring about the Jatukam amulet. I decided to get the top 5 questions and answer them here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ADDED JANUARY 3, 2012 22:45: I decided to include this FAQ because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions through email about the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet.

Q1: Do we need to have the amulet blessed or cleansed from time-to-time or after wearing for a long time? The answer is NO. The only who can bless the amulet is the Buddhist monks who made them. Actual blessing of the pendant is done through an empowering meditation and special prayer done in the mountain and the sea, and facing East, West, North, and South. However, if people touches your pendant, it might be a good idea to let it pass over an incense smoke. 

Q2: Is there a special mantra for the Jatukam Ramathep amulet? The answer is NO. Just wear it and it will start working for you.

Q3: Can the Jatukam Ramathep amulet be shared from one member of the family to another? This is not a very ideal thing to do. However, since the amulet is quite pricey, this may be an alternative. A family member who may be experiencing a spade of bad luck can wear it.

Q4: Are the Jatukam amulets available online real? My answer to this particular question is ‘I don’t know’. You will have to check whether they are really a reputable supplier. As mentioned in the article, there are a lot of other Buddhist temples, and, unfortunately, even ‘businessmen’ who started making their own Jatukam Ramathep amulet. Remember, if it didn’t come from Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, and was not made by the monks from that temple, and if doesn’t have the material from the said temple, then it is not a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. It needs to have all the component to make it a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. When buying online, I suggest you do the following: 1. CHECK THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ONLINE STORE. 2. CHECK WHAT BATCH OF JATUKAM ARE THEY SELLING. Note that Jatukam amulets are in high demand, the truth is there is no longer single Jatukam Ramathep amulet available in the market from the last batch (before this latest one recently released) that was made. If it’s an original Jatukam Ramathep ask them from what batch it belongs and ask how were they able to ‘hoard’ and not sell it right away. 3. PRICE IS ALSO A FACTOR. Unfortunately, because of the tedious process, and some of the precious materials used in doing the Jatukam Ramathep it is usually very expensive. The one’s I’m getting from this last batch is quite pricey. It’s THB 11,200.00.

Q5. Is there any special way of wearing the amulet? Unlike other amulets or talismans, the amulet is usually worn outside the shirt. Meaning it is usually worn exposed. However, I personally wear it hidden under my shirt.

 

Jatukam Ramathep: Thailand’s Modern Powerful Amulet of Unknown Origin

Published December 30, 2012 by jptan2012

Several months ago, I wrote about Thailand’s Four Faced Buddha, which remains to be one of the most popular religious icons that the country has ever produced. That particular post remains to be one of the most well read post, it’s constantly in the top 12 post of my blog. I was not surprised how well you, the readers of this blog, received that particular post, it is because the 4-Faced Buddha is really one of the most popular spiritual icon because the 4-Faced Buddha is extremely powerful and swift in delivering his blessings. In fact, I received a lot of emails from people who have experienced the miraculous protection of the 4-Faced Buddha.

Today, allow me to introduce you to another very powerful religious or spiritual tool that came out in Thailand. I’m talking about the Jatukam Ramathep Amulets, sometimes simply called as Jatukam Amulets. Some people, especially Westerners, will sometimes spell it as Jatukarm (with an R), this is because that’s how it’s pronounce by Thais.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

Jatukam Amulets became so famous that I’ve met a couple of Thais from Phuket and a Chinese Thai from that haven’t heard of Mario Mauer, a Thai famous actor, but who absolutely gets excited when I mentioned the Jatukam Amulet.

Jatukam Ramathep Amulets can be considered as Thailand’s modern powerful amulet of unknown origin because it is, I think, the only amulet that was discovered in modern times, also it is also a very powerful amulet as can be attested of those who has it, like me. But before that let me share with you story of where the amulet came from.

The truth is, there are a lot of different stories relating to the history of the Jatukam Ramathep Amulets. I will not dwell about the different stories, but instead allow me to share with you the most widely accepted story.

It is said that during the 800 AD, Asia experienced one of its greatest turbulent era. The King of Siam (modern day Thailand) has two royal sons who are very devoted to the throne and to Buddha. The princes’ names are Jatukam and Ramathep. Obviously, the amulets were named after them.

But before we go the story of the princes, it is important to share with you that their father is said to be a very powerful and noble king. The king is also a devoted Buddhist. Going to wars only when he really has to. It is in one of these wars that the King was able to get possession of some sacred relics of Siddhartha Buddha himself in Sri Lanka. He naturally brought the sacred relic to his kingdom and palace in Siam (Thailand). Because the sacred relic is so precious the king decided that he could only entrust it to his sons – Jatukam and Ramathep.

It is also said that a Buddhist monk tried to approach the King to tell him that he had a vision that the Buddha wants the sacred relic to be transported to a province in Northern Siam. However, palace guards prevented the monk from facing the king, thus he was unable to convey his vision.

After a few years, with the war in Asia further escalating, the King found himself travelling with some of his people to protect his kingdom. Unfortunately, Siam is losing the war, and enemies were conspiring to take the kingdom’s riches and also the Buddha relics ‘owned’ by the kingdom. To protect the relic of Siddhartha Buddha they decided to bring it back to Sri Lanka. The two princes unable to send word to their father the king decided to head to Sri Lanka by sea.

On their way to Sri Lanka, a wicked storm came and sunk their ship. Some say that all the people aboard the ship died except for the two princes, and some say all of them survived and wash ashore in a land of fertile soil. The place is now the present day Nakhon Si Thammarat (spelled as Nakhon Sri Thammarat).

According to the stories, the princes tired their best to continue their mission to move to Sri Lanka, however, for some weird reason, they were unable to move the case containing the relic. They took it as a sign that the relic wants to make Nakhon Si Thammarat as its home. Because of this the princes decided to make Nakhon Si Thammarat as their new home. They build Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, a Buddhist temple that still stands in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. To this day, you’ll still see the said temple, which has again become really famous because of the Jatukam amulets. Also, to this day, the Buddha relics that the two princes were trying to saved are still in that temple. Some say that the relic is a Tooth Relic.

However, for a very long the temple’s history is actually unknown, although there was some oral history handed down from one generation to the other. Until several years back when they were renovating the temple they chance upon the relic the princes’ bodies buried near where the relics is hidden.

After awhile, Thais immortalized the two princes and started praying to them as one, thus calling them Tao Jatukam Ramathep. It is said that praying to Tao Jatukam Ramathep will be blessed with a happy, well-balanced life, filled with wealth.

Several years back I was bless with the fortune to be able to visit the temple – Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. It’s located at Ratchadamnoen Road. At the entrance of the temple are statues of Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep, this is very symbolic of their mortal duties as the guardian of the Buddha relics housed within.

Note that the story just shared with you is the most widely accepted version of the history of the temple and of Jatukam Ramathep. The truth there are a lot more different versions, and nobody is unable to say which of the stories circulating are the most accurate version. However, what is certain is that it was a Thai policeman named Khun Phantharak Rajjadej a devotee of Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep, who first commissioned the monks of the temple to make him a Jatukam Ramathep amulet. This was in 1987 and no known Jatukam Ramathep amulets existed before that.

Khun Phantharak Rajjadej believes that it is Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep who helps him solves his difficult murder cases. Again, Khun Phantharak Rajjadej left not written record, but according to his family, one time in an official police operation, a friend and colleague of Khun Phantharak Rajjadej was shot and died. Fearing more for his family than for himself, he begged Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep to always protect him and to continuously provide for his family, because his meager salary as a police is not enough.

This is the back side of my Jatukam Ramathep Amulet.

This is the back side of my Jatukam Ramathep Amulet.

Again, there are two versions of how he came up with the Jatukam Ramathep amulets. One version is that after praying to Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep, he was paid a visit by the two guardian princes in his dream, there he was told to convince the Buddhist monks of Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan to make an amulet for him. It was said that it was Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep who told him the basic manner of making the amulet, which he needs to convey to the Buddhist monks. The other version is that after praying to the princes, he was approached by a woman who has no knowledge of what he prayed for but told him that she had a vision from Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep, to tell him to convince the monks to make an amulet.

The two versions state that it was Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep themselves through the dream or the vision who gave Khun Phantharak Rajjadej the ‘ingredients’ and the procedures of doing the amulet.

The ingredients of the amulet are quite simple, because all they need is some incense ash from the temple, soil, and a very small splinter of wood from the old doors or roofs of the temple.

The design is also quite simple because it is said that Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep has provided this through the dream or vision. What’s difficult is the process of making it, because the Buddhist monks will have to do empowering meditation for one lunar cycle and then they will have to travel to the mountain, and the sea, face EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH to make a special prayer in each of the direction before the amulet is fully empowered and effective.

Well, did the amulet for Khun Phantharak Rajjadej? To answer that question, allow me to share with you that after he got hold of the amulet, it is said that he never had an unsolved case. Furthermore, he and his family were all blessed with material wealth and long life. Khun Phantharak Rajjadej himself died at the age of 108 and has the position of a Major General. He also became so loved and respected for his selfless acts to protect the public that he was given a Royal Cremation ceremony where more than 250,000 people attended. Also in attendance are several government officials, businessmen, and celebrities. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the ceremony, which is under the patronage of the Thai King and Queen.

Major General Khun Phantharak Rajjadej.

Major General Khun Phantharak Rajjadej. Image was uploaded from Google.

By that time, the amulet has already gained some popularity, but it was the Thai King himself, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who furthered made the amulet really famous. King Bhumibol Adulyadej got really ill and was rumored to be on his death bed. The rumor was not surprising because it was the first time that he was confined in the hospital for long period of time and it was also the first time that several members of the Thai royal family had to cancel several official engagement to be with the king. However, after a few weeks the king was discharged from the hospital and he was seen, videoed and photographed to be wearing one of the original Jatukam Ramathep Amulets, it is from the batch that was commissioned by Khun Phantharak Rajjadej.

The image of the Thai king leaving the hospital wearing a Jatukam Ramathep Amulet further soared its popularity, and a businessman who said to have been blessed by the first batch of the Jatukam Ramathep amulet again commissioned the temple to make another batch of Jatukam Ramathep amulets to be given out for a minimal fee. On the day of its release, a lot of people flock to Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan to get an amulet. The crowd became so unruly that a woman died during a stampede. Because of this incident the Buddhist monks threatened that they will hold off the releasing of the amulet and that they will no longer make any Jatukam Ramathep amulet.

For a while, they did what they said, and it was after a few more years when they started making another batch of Jatukam Ramathep amulet. Because of this, prices of the existing first 2 batches of Jatukam Ramathep went really high. In fact, a Jatukam Ramathep from the original batch that was commissioned by Khun Phantharak Rajjadej now costs about US$ 300,000.00 and somebody bought it!!!

I was fortunate enough to be able to get a Jatukam Ramathep amulet from the 4th batch that was made by the Buddhist monks of Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is a prized possession because the truth is they can only make Jatukam Ramathep amulets by batches, once, at most, twice a year.

There are a lot of wonderful and magical stories about the Jatukam Ramathep amulets, and all you need is to Google it to read about them. However, I have personally heard from people who has directly benefitted from the Jatukam Ramathep Amulets that is why I decided to get one for myself to try it out. This was before I became a believer.

When I first had my Jatukam Ramathep amulet, I immediately felt its power. The feeling is very subtle and quite difficult to explain but more than that I also noticed that everything seems to be going smoothly. I have already been practicing Feng Shui and have been enjoying its good effect when I had my Jatukam amulets, so there is really no astounding personal story that I can share with you. However, whenever I’m running into an extremely bad month or year or week as indicated by my Flying Stars, I always wear it and everything seems to go really smoother.

Nevertheless, allow me to share with you the story of a friend who also got a Jatukam Ramathep amulet from the 7th batch that was made. He was experiencing a particularly difficult year. I think it was karmic because no Feng Shui cure seems to work. His marriage was going through a really bad time and he got separated from his wife and his 2 children. Business is also really bad and he is about to declare himself bankrupt! Out of desperation, he requested me to acquire for him a Jatukam Ramathep amulet. We both travelled to Thailand to get his Jatukam Ramathep amulet.

When we got back home 2 days after he got his Jatukam Ramathep, his brother called him to inform him that he was able to get him an investor who can help him get out of financial rut. This is something that he is looking for but a lot of people think that his business is too far-gone that nobody wants to gamble on a losing business. Furthermore, he was able to make peace with his wife and they started living together again, it happened a month after he got his Jatukam Ramathep amulet.

Another story that I would like to share is from a Malaysian businesswoman, who said that 3 days after wearing her Jatukam Ramathep amulet, she went to buy a lottery ticket. Guess what? She won!!!

Stories like these…testimonials like these are what make the Jatukam Ramathep amulet really famous. In fact, they are so famous that it is now a 20 Million Baht ‘industry’. Unfortunately, a lot of these are Jatukam Ramathep amulets that have the same designed but are no longer made in Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, and they don’t go through the empowering meditation and the mountain, sea, east, west, north, and south special empowering prayer. I know I might get into trouble by saying this, but for me, I think unless a Jatukam Ramathep amulet is not made in Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, then it is considered fake.

Remember, some of the main ingredients of the Jatukam Ramathep as instructed by Tao Jatukam and Tao Ramathep is for it to have incense, soil, and a splinter from the old door or ceiling of the temple. The main ingredients, not to mention the empowering prayers done, are what make Jatukam Ramathep amulets powerful.

In fact, the first and second batch of the Jatukam Ramathep amulets are made purely of hardened soil and clay, and they are considered to be truly potent that just merely holding them can fulfill our wishes. However, because it doesn’t have a plastic casing they easily break also and a lot of the original Jatukam Ramathep amulets no longer exist.

If you plan to get yourself a Jatukam Ramathep amulet, please make sure that it is made by the Buddhist monks, with the ingredients from Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. There are a lot of Jatukam online, and in the malls in Bangkok, most of them are not real Jatukam!!!! Most Jatukams are quite expensive and this is because it is really hard to make them and it takes money to make them, especially, the newer version of Jatukam Ramathep amulets is also partly made of bronze, or silver, or gold. The money goes to the restoration and maintenance of Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan.

Now, is also the best time to get your Jatukam Ramathep amulets, because Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan monks have just released the batch 14 of Jatukam Ramathep amulets. This is also one of the reasons why I’m going to Thailand on the 16th of January. I’m going there with some friends to get some Jatukam Amulets from batch 14. Personally, I’m getting more of the Jatukam Ramathep amulets for my nephews who still don’t have one!

BLOGGER’S NOTE ADDED DEC. 30, 2012 AT 19:45: It’s been only nineteen hours ago when I posted this ‘article’ about the powerful Jatukam Ramathep amulet and I already got a total of 17 email asking whether I can help them get the Jatukam Ramuthep in my upcoming trip to Thailand. I urge you to make that trip yourself, but make it soon because the latest batch is selling really fast. But to answer the question whether I can help get them the amulet, the answer is Yes. You can email me directly at sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ADDED JANUARY 3, 2012 22:45: I decided to include this FAQ because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions through email about the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet.

Q1: Do we need to have the amulet blessed or cleansed from time-to-time or after wearing for a long time? The answer is NO. The only who can bless the amulet is the Buddhist monks who made them. Actual blessing of the pendant is done through an empowering meditation and special prayer done in the mountain and the sea, and facing East, West, North, and South. However, if people touches your pendant, it might be a good idea to let it pass over an incense smoke. 

Q2: Is there a special mantra for the Jatukam Ramathep amulet? The answer is NO. Just wear it and it will start working for you.

Q3: Can the Jatukam Ramathep amulet be shared from one member of the family to another? This is not a very ideal thing to do. However, since the amulet is quite pricey, this may be an alternative. A family member who may be experiencing a spade of bad luck can wear it.

Q4: Are the Jatukam amulets available online real? My answer to this particular question is ‘I don’t know’. You will have to check whether they are really a reputable supplier. As mentioned in the article, there are a lot of other Buddhist temples, and, unfortunately, even ‘businessmen’ who started making their own Jatukam Ramathep amulet. Remember, if it didn’t come from Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, and was not made by the monks from that temple, and if doesn’t have the material from the said temple, then it is not a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. It needs to have all the component to make it a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. When buying online, I suggest you do the following: 1. CHECK THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ONLINE STORE. 2. CHECK WHAT BATCH OF JATUKAM ARE THEY SELLING. Note that Jatukam amulets are in high demand, the truth is there is no longer single Jatukam Ramathep amulet available in the market from the last batch (before this latest one recently released) that was made. If it’s an original Jatukam Ramathep ask them from what batch it belongs and ask how were they able to ‘hoard’ and not sell it right away. 3. PRICE IS ALSO A FACTOR. Unfortunately, because of the tedious process, and some of the precious materials used in doing the Jatukam Ramathep it is usually very expensive. The one’s I’m getting from this last batch is quite pricey. It’s THB 11,200.00.

Q5. Is there any special way of wearing the amulet? Unlike other amulets or talismans, the amulet is usually worn outside the shirt. Meaning it is usually worn exposed. However, I personally wear it hidden under my shirt.

 

 

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