How I Temporarily Tame The Monkey Mind

Published October 27, 2016 by jptan2012

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The Monkey Mind is what Buddhist calls a mind that is not a peace and is actively thinking of a lot of thoughts. It is also what Buddhist call if your mind is anxious, meaning you are under an anxiety attack.

I thought I’d write this article because I find that a lot of my readers are suffering from an anxious mind, or Monkey Mind. This is not unusual per se because in this world that is full of information, a world where technology has brought us so much distraction, our mind is never ‘silent’ and it has brought us so much things to think about that our mind is never at peace thus anxiety cases has risen in the last few decades.

We have a Monkey Mind when we jump into conclusions about things that haven’t even started to happen yet. We worry, we get angry, we feel cheated, we feel lonely, and we feel disturbed.

I used to suffer from these things a lot, but every time I will feel that my Monkey Mind is taking over, I make sure that I quiet it down.

There are many ways of doing it. But for me the way I do it is I visualize Amitabha Buddha or Bodhisattva Guan Yin (also spelled or called as Guan Shi Yin, Kuan Shi Yin, Kuan Yin, Avalokitesvara, Cannon, Kannon). Then I breathe in and while breathing out I chant their mantra. The mantra of Buddha Amitabha is OM AMI DEWA HRIH and the mantra of Guan Yin Bodhisattva is OM MANI PADME HUM.

By visualizing them and chanting their mantras, I do not only calm my Monkey Mind but I also invoke their blessings.

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Make Sure There Is Yang Energy When You Go to the Cemetery, But…

Published October 26, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post entitled – GUIDE LINES IN GOING TO THE CEMETERY – I talked about why it’s important to get yourself protected in going to the cemetery, also I talked about that it is important that you go there at a time when Yang energy is present.

However, I would like to make this short post in clarifying that that these yang energies should be generated by the presence of the people there, by playing mantra boxes, or lighting incense and candles. One should not create this artificially by having parties or having loud music. Some of you might not understand this, but a lot of Filipinos loves to have a very party atmosphere and they even play loud music in the cemetery. Let me clarify that it is fine to create a somewhat festive mood but not noisy ‘negative’ yang energy.


This is because a cemetery is a natural yin place and there are some spirits or entities that dwell there, which might welcome some yang energy, but not those rowdy types that creates hostile yang energy.

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Guide Lines In Going To The Cemetery!

Published October 25, 2016 by jptan2012

cemeteryThe month of November is a double black month in the sense that the #2 Flying Star, which is also known as the Illness Star, a star that causes not only illness but grave accidents is doubled this month in the center. Furthermore, the most dreaded star, the #5 Flying Star or Wu Wang also called as Five Yellow Star is doubled in the Northeast. This affects all the people whose rooms (office / bedroom) are in the northeast, or whose house door or office door faces northeast, but most especially, people born under the year of the Ox and Tiger.

We all know that this means the month of November is going to be bad for those who are affected, as mentioned above, but also we have to be careful about being sick and accidents. This will not happen until November 7, 2016, but since we are going through Halloween, it is best to take precautions.

The cemetery or a columbarium is negative place, it is a place where yin energy rules. So going to the cemetery might not be advisable especially since we are going through a yin month. This is especially true for those born in the year of the Ox and Tiger.

But All Saints Day / All Souls Day is a big deal for a lot of Filipinos. We really have to go to the cemetery to pay our respect to our departed loved ones. So what do we do then?

First, make sure you go there in the morning, and don’t stay until in the evening. Because evening is considered as yin. Then make sure you go there at a time where a lot of people are in the cemetery, because having a lot of people creates a lot of yang energy, so it is better to be around the yang energy while you are at the cemetery. I know some people would like to go there before All Saints Day / All Souls Day so that it will not be too crowded. But it is better to go there while a lot of people are at the cemetery because, as mentioned, you will need the yang energy.

Make sure also you wear your powerful amulets. If you don’t have the Vajrapani Ruel or the Kalachakra pendant or Surangama Mantra Amulet, wear something you really believed in and are powerful and that you are sure will protect you.


It is also advisable to wear something bright and happy. Don’t wear black or blue.

On your way to the cemetery alternately chant the mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani – OM VAJRAPANI HUM – and OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT.  Stop only upon entering the site where your loved one is buried. Then first thing you should do is light a candle. Light a red candle if he/she has passed away more than 3 years. Then use yellow if under 3 years.

Also if possible, bring a Mantra Box (a device that plays mantras – see photo) and play it there while you are there. It’s best to play the mantra of Amitabha Buddha – NAMO AMITUOFO – or – OM AMI DEWA HRIH.

mantra box

When leaving for a long period of time get a small mantra box like the one in the picture. Don’t get anythings that’s really fancy such as those with lights, they consume battery energy faster. These are more energy efficient and 2 AA Batteries will last for a longer period of time.

On your way out start chanting the two mantras again and then if possible swing by a temple and light an incense. If you can swing by a temple go and eat at a restaurant before going home.

When you get home, make sure you take off all your clothing and have them wash with a teaspoon of salt. You should also take a salt bath or shower. Remember that it has to be sea salt, rock salt, or pink Himalayan salt.

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What to Do with Broken Amulets or Feng Shui Charms? What to do When You Lose An Amulet or A Feng Shui Charm?

Published October 24, 2016 by jptan2012

Most of you who have amulets, or Feng Shui charms or even images of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas has them because you want to be able to attract good luck, get protected, or imbibe the energies of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. These things works, both the web and this blog is a testament that these things work. You might even be able to attest to a miracle, no matter how simple it is.

However, sometimes amulets, Feng Shui charms, or even Buddha or Bodhisattva images worn as an amulet gets lost or broken. If this happened it is highly advisable to replace it right away, usually you replace it with the same kind, or ‘upgrade’ to something else.


This is because it is usually a sign that they have saved you from something, and it’s energy has been exhausted.

So the next time you lost an amulet, a Feng Shui charm a Buddha or Bodhisattva image used as an amulet, replace it right away!

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Chant – A – Mantra (6): Take Away Your Hindrance to Success, Wealth and Peace By Chanting the Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara!

Published October 21, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most powerful mantra is the Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara (also called Chundi Avalokitesvara or Cundi Kuan Shi Yin or Chundi Kuan Shi Yin), who is another manifestation of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin (Guan Yin). His/Her mantra is actually called a Dharani because it is quite long for a mantra.

Cundi Avalokitesvara is depicted with 18 arms or hands each carrying an implement of significance.

In the sutra –THE BUDDHA PRONOUNCES THE SUTRA OF THE GREAT CUNDI DHARANI : THE HEART OF THE MOTHER OF SEVEN KOTI BUDDHAS- Sakyamuni Buddha (Shakyamuni Buddha) extolled on the various benefits of chanting the mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara. Some of these and more significant of these are for success, and for taking out problems and thus it will lead to peace.

For me the highlight of these benefits is the fact by chanting the mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara 600,000 times under deep meditation, one is able to tap into the power of Bodhisattva Vajrapani or Goddess Tara or Bodhisattva Kuan Yin. In fact, the word that Buddha used is to see Vajrapani Bodhisattva or Goddess Tara or Bodhisattva Guan Yin, my Guru Lama clarifies that although this is really possible, most likely what the Buddha meant is that one is able to see and understand the awesome power of Vajrapani Bodhisattva or Goddess Tara or Guan Yin Bodhisattva.


Cundi Avalokitesvara

It is extremely good when chant this mantra when one encounters hindrances to financial success or even career or personal success. My Guru Lama says chanting this mantra before chanting the mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani, while holding the Vajrapani Ruel on your receiving hand, will definitely make the Vajrapani Ruel even more powerful and effective.

Furthermore, it is said that the Mantra of Chundi Avalokitesvara is also a mantra that has been chanted or pronounced by the Buddhas of the Past, Buddha of the Present (Buddha Sakyamuni) and Buddhas of the Future (starting with Maitreya Buddha).

This great dhāraṇī of Cundī is a great brilliant mantra teaching that is spoken by all buddhas of the past, all buddhas of the future, and all buddhas of the present time. I also now speak it thusly to benefit all sentient beings, causing them to attain Anuttarā Samyaksaṃbodhi. If there are sentient beings with little merit, who lack the roots of goodness, natural ability, and the Factors of Bodhi, if they obtain hearing of this dhāraṇī method, they will quickly realize the attainment of Anuttarā Samyaksaṃbodhi. If there are people who are always able to remember, recite, and maintain this dhāraṇī, they will all obtain immeasurable roots of goodness.

Vajrapani Ruel

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

In the next few posts I will talk more about the Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara and I will write about her powerful oracle, and the ritual to summon Bodhisattva Vajrapani thru the chanting this mantra.

The Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara is:


You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:

  1. Chant – A – Mantra: A Reintroduction to the Wonderful Benefits of Chanting A Mantra.
  2. Chant – A – Mantra (2): When You Need Compassion, Wisdom, and Power!
  3. Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!
  4. Chant – A – mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!
  5. Chant – A – Mantra (3c): Daily Mantras to Chant – Mantras for Protection, Business and Career, Wealth!
  6. Chant – A – Mantra (3d): Daily Mantras to Chant – Health, Wealth, Liberty from Negativities!
  7. Chant – A – Mantra (3e): Daily Mantras to Chant – Two Powerful Mantras that Brings In Loads of Blessings!
  8. Chant – A – Mantra (3f): Daily Mantras to Chant – Protective Mantras!
  9. Chant – A – Mantra (3g): Daily Mantras to Chant – Wealth Luck, Financial Luck, and Money Luck Granting Mantras!
  10. Chant – A – Mantra (3h): Daily Mantras to Chant – Karma Cleansing and Obstacle Destroying Mantras!
  11. Chant – A – Mantra (4): Effective Mantras to Chant During the Hungry Ghost Month!
  12. Chant – A – Mantra (5): When Experiencing Some Bad Luck On A Project After A Feng Shui Blunder, Chant A Mantra to Bring Back Some Auspiciousness!

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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Double Wu Wang Whammy for People Born In the Year of the Ox and Tiger this Coming November 2016!

Published October 20, 2016 by jptan2012

I would like to be able to post this in advance now because I want people born in the year of the Ox and Tiger, and people whose house, office, or bedroom doors faces Northeast, or for people who stays in the Northeast of their house or office, to be able to prepare in advance.

If you are a regular reader of this blog or if you are something who is familiar with Feng Shui, you’d know by now that the #5 Flying Star or 5 Yellow Star and more popularly called as Wu Wang is the most dreadful star both in the Flying Star and 24 Mountain Stars formula. If you are not established and not protected, this star can bring in some tremendous amount of bad luck. And for this year, the people born in the year of the Ox and Tiger, or those stay in the Northeast or whose door is in the Northeast, are affected by this star.

As if that is not enough, this coming November 7, 2016 the monthly Wu Wang will fly into the Northeast, thus affecting everybody mentioned above. This means the people that are affected will have to Wu Wang(s) this month, and that means double the energy of this dreadful star.

Everybody should make sure that they are protected. Again, the best protection is to wear the gold Five Element Pagoda pendant, but because this is a Double Whammy month, it is better to protect oneself also with gold Kalachakra pendant in partner with the gold 5 – Element Pagoda pendant. Furthermore, carrying the Vajrapani Ruel should greatly help insulate you from the effects of this occurrence. Remember, we still have to deal with the #2 Flying Star or the Illness Star, a star known to cause not only serious illness but also accidents. And this November also, the energies of this star are doubled. For those who are not familiar, the Illness Star is the ruling star of the year. So people born in the year of the Ox and Tiger, as well as those people who are affected should make sure that they take care of their health properly because the Illness Star is strengthen and together with the Double Wu Wang, this is a strong energy that one has to contend with.Wearing an image of the Medicine Buddha and chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra should help, and wearing the Illness Suppression Amulet should also be a very powerful cure for the effect of the Illness Star.

For rooms or doors facing northeast, it is advisable to use the Five Element Pagoda as a cure. And we are quite lucky now, and putting either a Vajrapani Ruel in that area or a Traditional Sutra Amulet such as “THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA” and / or “THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF EARTH STORE BODHISATTVA” should greatly help in averting the negative effects of this occurrence.

If you wish to know more about the Sutra Amulet (A Special Recite – A – Sutra Article) Series you can click on the links below:

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

If you want to understand more about the Illness Suppression Amulet you can read the following posts:

  1. A Simple “Illness Suppression Amulet” Miracle and Other Stories: A Reader’s Personal Testimony.
  2. Blessing in Disguise: How the Illness Suppression Amulet Saved A Family From An Accident By Causing Some ‘Inconvenience’.
  3. A Reader Shares Her Stories About the Vajrapani Ruel, Illness Suppression Amulet, Buddhism, and Other Things…
  4. Brothers Who Refused to Have the “Illness Suppression Amulet’ Surprisingly Claims to Have Increased Wealth Luck Since Having It: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  5. A Grandmother Starts Feeling Better Because of the Illness Suppression Amulet: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  6. Baby’s Illness Cured With The Illness Suppression Amulet: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  7. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond!

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The Bazi Is Never Linear!

Published October 19, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most common questions I usually get is whether Bazi Chart or Paht Chee Chart of a person determines the luck or life of person as if it is set in stone.

After more than 700 articles, it is quite difficult to determine whether this is something that I have written or even simply mentioned before. But I believe it is worth writing about it now given that this is the most common question that I received from my readers and even friends.

The Bazi or Paht Chee is determined by getting the exact birthdate of a person, from it people who knows how to compute a Bazi will be able to determine what kind of life a person has or will have. Please note though that being familiar with Feng Shui doesn’t necessarily mean that one is also familiar with the Paht Chee, it is something much more difficult to learn. But for one to be able to do personal Feng Shui really well, one has to analyze the Bazi of a person.

One of the earliest article that I have written about is clarifying that our luck consists of mainly three things, and they are: HEAVEN’S LUCK, EARTH’S LUCK, and MAN’S LUCK.

Heaven’s Luck is basically determined by our birthdate or Paht Chee. This is who are our parents, siblings, where we are born, when we are born, personality and character. This is something that is basically what life has thrown to us. This is also basically karma.

Earth’s Luck is basically Feng Shui.

Man’s Luck is basically what we do with what is thrown to us. This is us. How we handle things, how we work things out, how we react to things.

If you’ll notice, Man’s Luck is in a way still dependent on Heaven’s Luck in a way that our personality is determined by Heaven’s Luck. But at the same time, these are the things that we can control. For example, you can be born in a poor family, but if you strive hard you might have a better life. True it might be more difficult for you but it certainly is not impossible.

Sometimes, these lucks mix. For example, I always say that the first line of defense is maintaining a positive outlook in life. When we consciously do that, that is man’s luck, the effect is Earth’s Luck.

Feng Shui is Earth’s Luck that needless to say also has an effect on Man’s Luck.

Displaying an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva or Deities or Gods is made with a conscious effort by man, so in a way it is Man’s Luck. Then using as a cure it becomes Earth’s Luck but the help that comes in is basically Heaven’s Luck.

Using an amulet is also basically a combination of all three, although is predominantly Heaven’s Luck followed by Earth’s Luck.

Going back to the question whether a Bazi or Paht Chee is set in stone, and using the above argument, it becomes clear that it is not. However, things indicated in the Bazi or Paht Chee is never linear. It is not about a single path. There is one clear major path, but good Feng Shui students will tell you that there are minor paths.

Allow me to share with you the story about the mother of a reader. When I checked the chart of the mother, it shows that she will have an accident that may kill her. Most likely, it is man made accident, something violent and caused by a person with ill intent.

It is a strong indication in the chart meaning it is something that is surely will happen. This was confirmed both by my Feng Shui teacher and my Guru Lama. As a remedy, my reader got a Vajrapani Ruel and a gold Kalachakra pendant for her. Told them to be ready also because with the help of Feng Shui teacher we were able to narrow down the possible to within two weeks of the month September in 2015.

My reader’s mom, during daytime is usually left at home by herself. One day, her grandchild’s school was suspended, so it was an unusual day because somebody was with her in the house. This was in September. While the grandchild was playing he saw a man, or two men (he can’t be sure) (the grandchild was only 8 years old at that time) trying to break in to their house. Frightened he screamed for her grandma. Her grandma in a rush to go to her grandchild fell on the stairs and broke her leg.

What was indicated in her Bazi didn’t happen, at least not to the level it was indicated because with the Kalachakra and the Vajrapani Ruel, used as an Earth’s Luck interfere. The grandmother or mother of my reader still had to go through some accident, but not serious enough as indicated in her chart because she was protected.

Another story is about a man who according to his Bazi, which was reviewed by several Feng Shui masters – not less than 7 of them, indicates that he will grow up poor and as a meek employee all throughout his life, meaning he will never become a person of significance in the corporate world. Because of this his parents and later the guy himself did everything to turn this around. His parents started with Feng Shui (Earth’s Luck) and continuously plead the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas (Heaven’s Luck), and then when the man grew up, he continued to do both plus he worked really hard. Now the man lives a comfortable life.

So the answer is Bazi or Paht Chee is never linear.

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