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Feng Shui Tips to Enhance Love and Marriage Luck!

Published Enero 31, 2012 by jptan2012

When I first started this blog, I never thought that most of the things that I’ll write about is Feng Shui. I just want to satisfy my desire to write which was ignited by Ricky Lee’s books. Thus the title ‘Sana Ako si Ricky Lee!’. But fate took its own course, while I still want to write about other stuff, and I will, I do write a lot about Feng Shui. More than that I’ve started doing Feng Shui audit and consultations, Bazi readings and analysis for readers of this blog. I used to that for friends and relatives and to some extent friends of friends, but because the request I get are from readers who are afraid that they’re in for a bad year, I decided to accept their requests to take on the reading and consultations.

While doing these readings, I notice that a lot of them are asking not just about their general outlook for the year, and its not just about their career and wealth, but a lot of them are also asking about their love life or romantic life. This should have been expected because this is one of the Eight (8) Aspirations stated in the Feng Shui Pa Kua. On top of that, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is really in the air.

As I always say, accurate reply or recommendations can be given if one has access to one’s Bazi (Paht Chee, Four Pillars, 8 Characters). However, I’ll share here some basic Feng Shui recommendations for you to be able to enhance your love and marriage luck.

The need to love and be loved is a fundamental human need. This is why it’s not surprising that along with acquiring wealth, it’s the most common problem which people come to me and ask for help about.

The following are some of the most basic Feng Shui remedies that I recommend for those who wants to find true love and/or for those who want marriage and/or keep their marriage working.

Let’s start for those who are already married.

1. Happy Couple

The Happy ‘Chinese’ Couple is a very good Feng Shui symbol that will definitely help ensure a happy marriage.

This image is supposed to be placed at the Southwestern part of the home because this is the corner that represents love and/or romance. As an alternative, it can also be placed either in the living room or the bedroom.

Happy Couple

2. Mandarin Ducks

The mandarin duck has always been considered among the most beautiful of birds. The male in particular is sought for its colorful plumage. This bird also mates for life and once it gets separated from its mate, the other half supposedly dies of loneliness.

This strong love and fidelity has credited mandarin ducks with relationship healing properties, especially in Eastern cultures like China and Japan.

In Japan, a folktale describes this everlasting bond between mandarin ducks. This folktale begins with a feudal lord capturing a mandarin duck for its beautiful plumage. The duck, separated from its mate, is utterly miserable and slowly starts to die of loneliness. The lord’s servant maid and her samurai lover see the true love and loyalty between the mandarin ducks, and decide to reunite the ducks against their lord’s wishes. The lord, angered by this disobedience, condemns the two lovers to death. Thus begins a story of love and loyalty.

Due to the overwhelming love and loyalty displayed in this folktale, throughout the ages many people have associated mandarin ducks with unwavering love and fidelity, and have used symbols of mandarin ducks as relationship-healing solutions and cures.

In the world of Feng Shui, mandarin ducks are used for relationship healing purposes. They are recognized as symbols of a strong and long-lasting relationship.

To use this as a cure or protection for long lasting marriage or relationship, put a pair of mandarin ducks in the southwest corner of your bedroom. Preferably the mandarin ducks should be made out of rose quartz and placed on top of a crystal disk.

Furthermore, wearing a ‘Mandarin Duck’ charm will also help in increasing your personal love aura.

Mandarin Ducks made of Rose Quartz

3. A Pair of Swans

Like the Mandarin Ducks, a pair of swans is also considered effective in enhancing partnerships and making them last. I personally suggest the swan if the wife has a very strong character and may cause some insecurity problems for the husband.

4. Dragon Phoenix

If there’s one that could be considered as the perfect couple in Feng Shui, it would have to be the dragon and the phoenix. One is considered a true ‘Yin’ and the other a genuine ‘Yang.’ They support and complement each other only as true life partners can.

When placed together, a relationship is either strengthened or rekindled. Placing the Dragon Phoenix in the Southwest side of your home will improve and further sweeten marriage life.

Meanwhile for those who have yet to find their significant others, here are some Feng Shui remedies that I usually suggest to for one to find true love or marriage luck:

1. Rose Quartz Charm

Rose Quartz is a famous love stone. But why exactly? They say that the Rose Quartz has the capability to help you ‘find yourself’ thus making people understand you more and it will be easier to love you because of this. Thus, wearing it as a charm, whether as a pendant or a bracelet will greatly increase your love luck. It will also help attract the right partner for you.

The rose quartz is also useful for those who just came from a bad relationship as this charm is believed to heal wounded hearts. Adding a rhodocrosite to the rose quartz charm is also useful to help find new love.

Meanwhile, to keep a harmonious relationship, it will be helpful to put a rose quartz ball in the living room.  A note for those who are already married — you should never put a rose quart ball in your bedroom because this might encourage infidelity!

2. Dragon Phoenix

Earlier I mentioned that an image of Dragon-Phoenix has the powers to strengthen marriage; but married couples are not the only ones set to benefit from this Yin-Yang combination.

For the single ones out there, putting a Dragon Phoenix in the Southwest side of your home will help increase your marriage luck.

3. Peonies

Contrary to popular belief, roses are not the flowers of romance – according to Feng Shui that is.  Peony is considered as the most ideal type of flower to be given to women on their wedding day or on the day of the proposal.

Real peonies are the best; but Peony Feng Shui and/or items are also acceptable. Placing them in your room will help you find a good partner/spouse. Once married, having peonies in your room will ensure a happy marriage, and will drive away the infidelity curse.

4. Pink

The real color of love is pink and no, there’s no truth to the cliché that real men don’t wear pink. In fact, wearing pink and repainting your living spaces with this color will help you find love.

5. Traditional Sutra Amulet (TSA)

Perhaps one of the most powerful amulet that attracts love is the TSA or Traditional Sutra Amulet, any TSA will do but the Avatamsaka Sutra Amulet has proven its effectiveness with a non – believer at that. I have written about it, and would like to include a link here so you can read it separately. So if you want to know how a TSA brought a couple who have been separated for 17 years found love again just read this post – SEPARATED FOR 17 YEARS BROUGHT TOGETHER BY THE POWER OF THE TRADITIONAL SUTRA AMULET.

avatamsaka-sutra

One of 5 copies of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Chapter) that’s available here in the Philippines.

 

6. Phoenix and Rose Quartz Charm

For the single ladies who already have a boyfriend, wearing a phoenix and rose quartz charm will help them get the marriage proposal at the right time. The charm will also help ensure that it both parties are already ready to enter into a lifelong commitment.

7. Flying Geese

To ensure the commitment of your boyfriend or girlfriend put a ‘flying geese’ in your bedroom.

I once recommended this to a friend’s friend. About two months after she placed the ‘Flying Geese’ charm in her bedroom her boyfriend broke up with her. She then came back to me to ask why it happened. I told her that the ‘Flying Geese’ charm is to ensure commitment, and if one is not committed to the relationship the ‘Flying Geese’ charm will work as a catalyst to make sure that a couple either see through their differences or finally break up with each other.

I know she left my office feeling heartbroken; and perhaps a part of her even blamed me for what happened. However, I was quite positive that this Feng Shui cure worked for her good.

About a month after she came to see me the to complain about her boyfriend leaving her, I got a call from her at around eleven in the evening. Apparently she was just out with her friends to watch a movie. In the same movie house, she saw her former boyfriend with a pregnant girl. It turns out, her other friends admitted,  that the latter was indeed carrying her former boyfriend’s baby and that they have been going out for two years already – even longer than my client’s relationship.

Aside from the things that I’ve discussed, I’m also recommending some Feng Shui related rituals to further enhance a person’s love and marriage luck. It is advisable that these Feng Shui love rituals be done during a full moon unless otherwise mentioned:

It’s easy to know when the full moon is, just get yourself a calendar with the Chinese/Eastern/Lunar dates indicated. They will usually show when the full moon is. The full moon always falls during the 1st and 15th day of the Chinese/Eastern/Lunar calendar.

  1. Cut pink colored papers into a heart shape. Write the names of your loved one to make him or her love you more. Place this on your altar, preferably at the base of an image of a Kuan Yin.
  2. Get a picture of your loved one and tie it with white ribbons imprinted with hearts.
  3. Release pink balloons with your name and your loved one’s name written on it.
  4. Starting on Chinese New Year, light 3 red candles for 15 days to increase marriage luck.
  5. Tie 2 red ribbons on your door knob to attract love and/or to keep couples faithful with each other. Note that all of these are not forms of a ‘gayuma’ (love spell). Doing these rituals will not make a person love you, but it will make the love of a person pure.

With the Feng Shui tips and rituals above you’re sure to be on your way in finding true love. On the other hand, these are things that you must absolutely avoid:

  1. Avoid restrooms in the Southwest. If this is unavoidable, put real green plants inside of the restroom.
  2. Avoid kitchen in the Southwest as this can result to a lot of arguments between couples. While there are some Feng Shui cures that I can place to counter this, I really don’t recommend having the kitchen placed in this direction as putting charms can only lessen the negative effect, not fully eliminating it.
  3. Don’t design your room in an overly feminine or masculine design if you are looking for a partner.
  4. Don’t keep things that belong to past relationships that ended badly.
  5. For married couple don’t ever paint your room in peach because doing so will attract a third party in your relationship.
  6. Don’t ever send flowers with thorns. It will increase the tendency to end relationships.
  7. Never give loved ones gifts that are sharp like knife, letter openers, scissors, cactus plants, etc.

WEAR THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

The WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is a pendant I design for my and my family’s personal use. However, when I posted it here on my blog, people started requesting for it and since then there has been a tremendous amount of testimonials about how it brought some wonderful blessings to the people who wears it. Some of the testimonies are outright miraculous, while some has a gradual experience of changed in their life. If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following posts…

FULFILL YOUR WISHES AND GET BLESSINGS FROM THE BUDDHAS WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER.

ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A PROPHETIC DREAM, THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, AND A WONDERFUL BLESSING.

WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A MOTHER GAMBLED ON THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ FOR HER SON – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WINNING THE LOTTERY AND COMING HOME. DREAMS FULFILLED BY THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WISHES FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ AND A BIG BUSINESS BREAK WITH ‘WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT’ – PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF READERS

A FINANCIALLY REWARDING JOB, A FATHER’S FORGIVENESS, AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO ASKED FOR A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

SAVED FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA’S WRATH THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ONE AFTER THE OTHER TV AND MOVIE PROJECTS AND A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT BUSINESS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTOR

This post was updated on Dec. 1, 2013.

Feng Shui Tips to Enhance Your Wealth Luck!

Published Enero 25, 2012 by jptan2012

When people found out that I studied Feng Shui and do Feng Shui consulting and audit on the side, they always ask me as to how can they enhance their wealth luck. Again, this is a question that can be fully answered by looking at the Bazi (also called Paht Chee, Four Pillars, Eight Characters) chart of the person. The Bazi is basically a formula wherein you look at the luck potential of a person by looking at their birth date and time.

However, having said this, there are some universal feng shui wealth symbols that each one of us can use to enhance our wealth luck.

First, since I came out with the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant, I was really surprised that it work so well with enhancing wealth luck. But the another amulet that is surprisingly very effective with enhancing wealth luck is the Vajrapani Ruel. In fact, it has a lot of personal testimonies that was shared to me by my readers, some of which, I also shared on this blog. But the below recommendations are also quite effective. If you wish to read more about the Vajrapani Ruel, there are several stories on this blog, but you can start by clicking on this link. But there are only limited pieces of the Vajrapani Ruel, and it can be quite pricey for some people, so remember the below tips are very effective as well.

THREE LEGGED TOAD

The 3-Legged Toad. Please make sure when buying this you choose a three legged toad, there are some who sells the image of the frog. It’s not the same. It has to be the three-legged toad and choose the one with a coin in its mouth.

The three legged toad is one of the oldest and most powerful feng shui wealth charm or enhancer. However, for some time it was quite forgotten until Lillian Too of World of Feng Shui popularized it again.

My personal experience with the three legged toad is simply astounding. However, what I want to share with you right now is about a friend’s experience with the three legged toad. She asked me as to what can enhance her financial luck. After looking at her chart, I saw that her wealth luck is already ripe, but for some reason it hasn’t manifested yet. In fact, she’s currently in dire financial problem. I told her to get a three legged toad. Furthermore, I gave her a three legged toad pendant, and 2 months after she got the pendant and the three legged toads which she displayed in her house, she won the grand jackpot prize of the 6/42 lotto (in the Philippines). She won more than 4 million pesos! She swears its because of the three legged toad…and I fully agree.

In getting the three legged toad, please make sure that you place it adjacent to your front door. You can 3, 6, or 9 or more as long as its divisible by 3. Make sure that you have one toad facing the door and the other facing inside the house. Just scatter them on the floor, it can be under your table or chair. Never put the three legged toad on the table they should always be on the floor and make sure that they all have a coin in their mouth!

Wearing a three legged toad pendant is also very auspicious!

You also might want to get to know more about the 3 – Legged Toad from Liu Hai. In a post called: An Unknown But Powerful Taoist Deity Called Liu Hai.

The pendant that gave my friend is similar to this one. Wearing a three-legged toad pendant is also very auspicious.

SAILING SHIPS

In choosing a sailign ship, it would be better if it’s made of metal and colored in gold. Please make sure also that it’s going in and not out.

This is also one of the most powerful wealth charm or enhancer. You can place this on your sheng chi direction and or at the entrance of your house, store, or office. But please make sure that it’s ‘going in’ and not ‘going out’. You can also add some lucky coins on the ship.

However, I need to stress that if your element in your Bazi chart is really high in water or a weak fire, the Sailing Ship may not be the best wealth enhancer for you.

I recommended this to a friend who’s retail store is just breaking even. He’s not making any money. After placing the Sailing Ship in his store, his sales started increasing. In fact, he now has 3 other stores.

THE AUSPICIOUS WEALTH VASE

The Wealth Vase is used by a lot of Chinese to tap into their wealth luck. In fact, if you go to a house of a wealthy person in China, most likely they’ll have a wealth vase hidden somewhere in their house.

This is another powerful wealth enhancer. In fact, when I went to China, I realized that a lot of my wealthier relatives has wealth vases in their house. Yes, they keep not just one but several. One of my distant uncle has one in his living room, another one in the kitchen, one for each of the bedrooms, so not surprisingly, he also the wealthiest of my relatives in China.

The wealth vase is also both a Taoist and Buddhist wealth enhancer. In fact, to this day you’ll see Buddhist temples doing wealth vase blessings or wealth vase ceremonies.

In preparing a wealth vase you’ll need the following:

Any auspicious looking vase with a big mouth and a large body. It should have a cover also.

Five different cloth that can cover the head of the Vase. The colors should be white (metal), red (fire), blue (water), yellow (earth), green (wood). They represent the five elements.

Five different strings also representing the 5 elements.

3 different beans or grains. (E.g. Coffee bean, Red Bean, Rice Grain)

Whole Tea Leaves

Salt

Sugar

Three different candies  or preserved fruits (no menthol).

Soil (preferably from a rich man that you admire).

Money – Five different denominations. (Preferably you ask this from the rich people that you admire.)

Picture of 3 different rich person.

Picture of your dream house.

Picture of your dream car.

Faux diamond or other semi precious stone.

Faux gold coins, ingots, bars.

Incense.

Image or Statuette of a Deity (Guan Gong, Sun Wukong (Monkey G0d), Tua Peh Kong, Dzambhala). They should be made of metal.

Wealth Amulets from a a Taoist temple. (Optional)

First you place the soil at the bottom of the vase, followed by the tea leaves, grains, fruit preserves or candies, salt, sugar, picture of the dream house, dream car, wealth people, and then the money.

Put the wealth deity on top of the money. Take note where its facing and consider it as the front side of the wealth vase. Make a mark so you don’t forget.

Then fill the wealth vase with faux gems, gold (coins, ingots, bars) and all the other ‘ingredients’. Once they filled place the Taoist wealth amulets. Then cover with the lid. Place the 5 different cloth on top of the lid. Yellow first, followed by white, followed by blue, then followed by green, then red. Then tie it with the five different color strings.

Place your wealth vase inside the cabinet to keep it hidden. Make sure that the deity inside is not facing out of the house but rather he should be facing in, thus you need to make a mark.

This is my personal wealth vase. Took it out to take a picture of it, but its hidden inside my cabinet. I chose the color red for my vase because I lack the element of fire. I added another yellow cloth on top because my wealth element is earth. I conduct a regular Wealth Vase Ritual/Making Workshop. If interested please just email me at sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com.

FAUX GOLD COINS OR INGOTS

Faux Gold Coins, Ingots, and Bars are available in Ongpin. If you can’t find one please contact me at sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

If you’re just building your house, it would be great if you can bury 168 pieces of faux gold coins under your main entrance. By doing this you literally walk on them every time you enter your house, thus you seem like ‘walking on money’. Also, you can put 21 pieces of this faux coins at all the entrance of the bedrooms of your house. You can also put 21 pieces of this faux gold coins under your bed.

You can also litter faux gold coins or faux gold ingots at different parts and corners of your house. This is to signify ‘money everywhere’.

WEAR THE IMAGE OF A WEALTH DEITY OR OF THE DRAGON.

Should you decide to get a dragon pendant, please make sure that the dragon looks tough! Also get the one without wings. A winged dragon is of western mythology and may not be totally appropriate for Feng Shui because they’re considered ‘bad’. Also, please remember that people born under the sign of the DOG CANNOT WEAR A DRAGON PENDANT!

Another powerful wealth enhancer is the wearing of the different images of wealth deity. This is better if the pendant is made of gold, because for the Chinese gold is considered as the ultimate symbol of wealth and is also very auspicious.

Some of the suggested deity pendants are the image of KUAN YIN, GUAN GONG (KUAN KONG), DZAMBHALA, MAITREYA BUDDHA (also known as THE HAPPY FAT BUDDHA), and SUN WUKONG.

These are Kuan Yin pendants from my personal collection. Got several pieces of these pendants to be able to sell them to those who are interested.

Back image of the Kuan Yin pendant. This is the reason why I love these pendants is because they have very nicely crafted image of Kuan Yin pouring healing and auspicious from her magical vase, and at the back it has the Heart Sutra (silver one) and a special White Robed Kuan YIn prayer (gold).

If wearing an image of a deity for wealth purposes, it is better to get something that’s made of gold. Something that’s made of a semi-precious stone will also do, but gold is better.

This a Maitreya Buddha pendant, who is famously called as the Happy Fat Buddha. This is made of 24k gold and is from my private collection. I chose this pendant because of its nice facial features.

Personally, I always wear my WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT. This has an image of SUN WUKONG (THE GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN) and is also made in 14k gold. On top of that Sun Wukong is also a great protector god and at the back of the pendant it also has the Celestial Guardians (protection from the 3 Killings) and the Five Element Pagoda (protection from the 5 Yellow) and the Ksitigarbha Fireball (protection from the Argumentative Star).

Sun Wukong or The Great Sage Equal of Heaven (aka Monkey God, Monkey King, Victorious Fighting Buddha, Bimawen, Pilgrim) is a very powerful protector and wealth god. He is one of the few deities/buddha reverred both in Taoism and Buddhism. As far as I know this is the only Sun Wukong pendant made of real gold. Have been looking for one for quite some time because I know that Sun Wukong is both a wealth and protector god, however, I can’t find any, not even in China, HK, Singapore, and Taiwan, so I decided to just make my own. If interested to get this pendant please email me at sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com .

At the back of the Wealth and Master Protection Pendant is the Chinese character for the GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN, and the image of the 3 Celestial Guardians (namely the Fu Dog, Piyao, and Chilin), at the bottom are the Five Element Pagoda and the Ksitigarbha Fireball. This is the only pendant that you’ll get that has all the essential Feng Shui cures. I decided to just put them all in one pendant so that you don’t have to wear a lot and spend a lot of money.

WEAR THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

Front side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA'S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

Front side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

The back side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA MANTRA BLESSING PENDANT has the images of the Victory Banner, Lung-Ta or Windhorse, the seed syllable of the Goddess Tara - TAM, and the symbolic script of the MEDICINE BUDDHA MANTRA, WISH FULFILLING MANTRA, and the NEGATIVE KARMA CLEANSING MANTRA.

The back side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA MANTRA BLESSING PENDANT has the images of the Victory Banner, Lung-Ta or Windhorse, the seed syllable of the Goddess Tara – TAM, and the symbolic script of the MEDICINE BUDDHA MANTRA, WISH FULFILLING MANTRA, and the NEGATIVE KARMA CLEANSING MANTRA.

The WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is a pendant I design for my and my family’s personal use. However, when I posted it here on my blog, people started requesting for it and since then there has been a tremendous amount of testimonials about how it brought some wonderful blessings to the people who wears it. Some of the testimonies are outright miraculous, while some has a gradual experience of changed in their life. A lot of these personal testimonials from readers has something to do with them gaining a lot of wealth and financial luck. If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following posts…

FULFILL YOUR WISHES AND GET BLESSINGS FROM THE BUDDHAS WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER.

ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A PROPHETIC DREAM, THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, AND A WONDERFUL BLESSING.

WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A MOTHER GAMBLED ON THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ FOR HER SON – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WINNING THE LOTTERY AND COMING HOME. DREAMS FULFILLED BY THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WISHES FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ AND A BIG BUSINESS BREAK WITH ‘WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT’ – PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF READERS

A FINANCIALLY REWARDING JOB, A FATHER’S FORGIVENESS, AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO ASKED FOR A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

SAVED FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA’S WRATH THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ONE AFTER THE OTHER TV AND MOVIE PROJECTS AND A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT BUSINESS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTOR

This post was updated on Dec. 1, 2013.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kong Hei Fat Choi!

Published Enero 23, 2012 by jptan2012

I just lighted some incense in a Chinese Buddhist temple to thank the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Deities, and Immortals for the year of the Metal Rabbit, also to pay homage and request for protection and blessing for the year of the Water Dragon.
But, technically, its not yet the year of the Water Dragon, not until 3:39PM later. Until then its still the year of the Metal Rabbit.

And if you believe in Feng Shui please do read the following posts:

2012 Year of the Water Dragon Essential Charms,

2012 Year of the Water Dragon Feng Shui Flying Star Forecast

Feng Shui Chinese Zodiac Forecast for 2012 Year of the Water Dragon Part 1 and Part 2.

Creatively Taking a Shot for Life: A Chinese New Year Themed Advocacy Party

Published Enero 21, 2012 by jptan2012

Last week, I got an email invite to attend a Chinese New Year’s (CNY) party. I’ve attended several CNY party but this one is different because it says that the party is a Mystery Scandal Dinner.

Being a foodie and a feng shui enthusiast I decided to attend the party more out of curiosity and also because I really haven’t tried the food in Mango Tree Bistro. I called up Jeff Tan of Idea Buffet (A Marketing and Media Mileage Consultancy Firm) to inquire as to what is the nature of the party, I initially thought that its a food event, but Jeff Tan clarified that it’s not and refuses to share me what is the nature of the event. He said – IF I WERE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE REAL NATURE OF THE EVENT, THEN IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN CALLED MYSTERY.’ My love for food and mystery really prompted me to go and attend the party.

When I got to Mango Tree Bistro in Trinoma, I was met by Jeff Tan of Idea Buffet. After exchanging a few words of niceties, he introduced me to one of the host of the event. Edison, as he introduced himself, then found me a seat. I thought it was kind of weird because it seems like a private party. The weirdest part is it appeared to be a private party. Though it’s kind of weird also that a private party would hire a PR agency to do the inviting and also most of the guest are bloggers.

Anyway, they really made an effort to give the feel of a CNY.

Happy New Year in Chinese Character.

After awhile an emcee started the party, he introduced the host of the CNY party. Kind of weird because I don’t know any of them, on top of that the main host of the party was introduced as the patriarch of the Sy family and also the newly elected president of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. I know for a fact that he’s not the president of the Filipino – Chinese Chamber of Commerce! Add to the mystery is the fact that he introduced his children, one of them is the youngest neuro-surgeon of St. Luke’s Global, but the patriarch looks really young to have a neuro-surgeon son.

I approached Jeff Tan to inquire as to what really is happening, and he just told me to be a little patient.

Soon a drama unfolded! Apparently, the Sy family are a family of achievers, but the oldest child, who happens to be a daughter is a ‘disgraced’ to the family because she is the only one who failed to finish school and she is also a under achiever. The other children are both over achievers both in academic and in sports.

The Patriarch who is also the newly elected president of the Filipino - Chinese Chamber of Commerce

The patriarch with his wife and the neuro-surgeon son.

The long ‘buried’ family issue soon surfaced! Apparently, the patriarch has been doubting whether the under achiever daughter is really his’! Naturally, the mom got mad and they had a fight! There was shouting and I thought they might even become physically violent. But an entrance of a doctor saved them.

The patriarch with the eldest daughter whom they considered as a disgraced to the family.

According to the doctor, she knows the reason why the daughter is different from the others.

Dr. Anna Ong-Lim gave a very good explanation. Apparently, there is a medical reason for this. I will not attempt to discuss everything that she discussed because I’m sure I won’t be able to get all the facts really straight. Just find below a ‘copy-pasted’ literature about the disease that was share with us that night.

Dr. Anna Ong-Lim explained as to what caused the daughter's low intelligence, low energy and unsteady footing, and short height.

But before that, I would like to say that the daughter’s pagka-bobo (low IQ), pagka-lampa (unsteady footing) and pagka-mahina (low in energy), and pagka-pandak (short in height) is caused by diarrhea which is in turn cause by a virus called Rota or Rotavirus. In fact, this virus is so dangerous that it even accounts for the second leading cause of death amongst children. Again, in fact, it kills 13 Filipino Children everyday!!! Isn’t that scary?! Who would have thought that diarrhea can be so fatal?!

The good news is that according to Dr. Anna Ong – Lim, DOH has already announced that a vaccine to prevent the disease is now included in the immunization program of the DOH. Dr. Anna Ong-Lim also shared that there are 2 kinds of vaccines available in the market. She said one was made by GSK and the other was made by MSD. She mentioned the brands but I really can’t remember them, but naturally they both starts with the word ‘ROTA’. A short internet search revealed their name but I think its better not to include them here because I might have gotten the wrong names.

However, I believe I should share that the 2 vaccines, as shared by Dr. Anna Ong-Lim, basically achieves the same goal, and that is preventing diarrhea. Some members press for the difference, here, I thought Dr. Anna Ong-Lim had a little discomfort in sharing the specifics, but from what I get from what she shared, is that one of the vaccine had to be administered 3 times, and the other 2 times. My initial thought is that, if you can afford it, its better to get the 3 times rather than the 2 times because it might provide better cure or prevention. But I was wrong, according to Dr. Anna Ong-Lim, ultimately they provide the same kind and level of protection. A follow-up internet research showed that in fact the 2 times provides an earlier protection compared to the 3 times. Meaning, if I understood it correctly, the 3 times is not as potent that is why it has to be given 3 times. The other one is more potent thus it can be given 2 times only. Plus, because of the fact it’s given twice you are able to get earlier prevention. But, that’s just base on my research, please check with your doctor or people who are knowledgeable about this.

Anyway, I’ll just let the fast facts and article shared with us in the event do the ‘talking’, so that I don’t run the risk of giving you the wrong information.

Also kudos to the people behind this event. I really hope that we get to be invited to more activities such as this. Very creative and very informative. If all health activity are presented in this manner, surely more people will write about worthy health news.

THE DIARRHEA FAST FACTS:

Background

Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea in the Philippines and worldwide. Every minute, 1 child dies of diarrhea worldwide. In the Philippines, at least 13 children under five years old die every day.

In recent months, Secretary Enrique Ona of the Department of Health has announced to media its intention to included Rotavirus Vaccination as part of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 2012. This is aligned to P-Noy Administration’s direction and goal of Universal Health Care and moves the Philippines forward in achieving Millennium Development Goal 4(Reduce Child Mortality) by 2015.

The Philippines will become the very first Asian Country to implement Rotavirus Vaccination in the EPI.

Some of the countries that have Rotavirus Vaccine in the EPI/UMV: USA, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and GAVI eligible countries-Bolivia, Honduras

 

Diarrhea a Very Serious and Deadly Disease

Diarrhea is the second leading killer of children aged less than 5 years old in the Philippines and Worldwide.

In Developing Countries Rotaviral Diarrhoea and Vomiting Kills a Child Every Minute4

In the Philippines, more than 13 Filipino children die due to diarrhea every day. This accounts for at least 12% of deaths among children under five in the country2 Rotavirus is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children worldwide and the Philippines5,6

About 40% of diarrhea cases in the Philippines is due to Rotavirus- Asian Surveillance Network data (ARSN Publication)7

Diarrhea also leads to serious long term effects to a child’s development?8 Recurrent Diarrhea may lead to long term effects of a child’s development in terms of Height, Energy Levels and Cognitive abilities.8

i.                  Diarrhea affects nutrient absorption and leads to lasting impact on the growth and development of a child.8

ii. Growth shortfalls of up to 8.2 cm by age 7 years have been attributed to early childhood diarrhea long-lasting8

iii.                  Profound effects on fitness, cognition, and schooling are also observed. 8

This means that each day, 4,000 children die of diarrhea.3

Its burden is greatest in the developing countries of Asia and Africa where access to clean

water, sanitation, and urgent medical care may be limited.

It has been calculated that repeated bouts of diarrhea in the first 2 years of life can lead to a loss of 10 IQ points and 12 months of schooling by age 9 years8

3.                  What are the direct and indirect costs associated with diarrhea?

Hospitalization due to acute gastroenteritis/diarrhea bears very serious impact on the patient and parents’ quality of life as well as their livelihood.9 62% of working caregivers had an average of P1, 000.00 income loss per day.9 Amongst working caregivers, almost all missed 1-3 days of work or more9

More than half of the caregivers had spent more than P5,000.00 (an average of P7,870.00) for all the medical expenses9

4.                  Rotavirus vaccination in the Expanded Program for Immunization of the Department of Health is Aligned to P-Noy’s direction Universal Health Care Program

a.                  “Sixty percent of our countrymen who succumb to sickness die without seeing a doctor.”- Pnoy’s Challenge on the need for Universal Healthcare Program for all Filipinos10

b. One of key health policy direction of Aquino administration is attainment of MDG 4 specifically reduction of infant mortality rate10

5.                  Rotavirus vaccination in the Expanded Program for Immunization of the Department of Health moves the Philippines towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goal

b.                  Diarrhea is the 2nd leading killer of children under five2 c.                  More than 13 Filipino children die due to diarrhea every day. This accounts for at least 12%

of deaths among children under five in the country1 e.                  By preventing diarrheal deaths among children thru rotavirus vaccination, we are able to

reduce substantially overall child mortality in the Philippines towards achievement of MDG4 by 2015.

What are the ways to prevent diarrhea?

Rotavirus is highly contagious and stable in the environment. It can survive on hands for hours; on solid surfaces for days and remains stable and infective in stools for a week.13

Improvements in water and sanitation do not significantly reduce rotavirus diarrhea burden,

which is why in developed countries like Australia, USA, Spain and UK rotavirus still

contributes around 50% of the diarrhea cases and rotavirus vaccination has been successful

in reducing the burden by as much as 75.6% reduction in hospitalization due to rotaviral

diarrhea14

Rotavirus infection often causes vomiting, which makes oral rehydration therapy far less

effective15

 

7. Rotavirus Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent diarrhea related childhood deaths under 5years of age.16

 

World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommends that rotavirus vaccines be included in all national immunization programs, particularly in countries where diarrhea deaths account for more than 10% of deaths in children younger than 5 years3

In the Philippines, Diarrhea is the 2nd leading killer of children under 52 More than 13 Filipino children die due to diarrhea every day. This accounts for at least 12% of deaths among children under five in the country 1

 

8. Value of Vaccination vs. Treatment

Every year about 3 million deaths are prevented 750,000 children are saved from disability due to vaccines17 With the exception of clean drinking water, vaccines are the most effective intervention in reducing and preventing the return of infectious diseases. It is considered as one of the greatest public health achievements in the world18

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommends that rotavirus vaccines be included in all national immunization programs, particularly in countries where diarrhea deaths account for more than 10% of deaths in children younger than 5 years3 In the Philippines, Diarrhea is the 2nd leading killer of children under 52

More than 13 Filipino children die due to diarrhea every day. This accounts for at least 12% of deaths among children under five in the country 1

References:

1.                  Field Health Service Information system 2008 NEC Department of Health, Manila 2.                  Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, et al. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in

2008: a systematic analysis. The Lancet 2010; 375:1969-1987

3. 4.                  Huilan A, et al. WHO Bull 1991; 69: 549–55. 5.                  Linhares and Bresee, Pan Am J Public Health 2000 8(5) 305-331 6.                  Santos MIBL, et al. Acta Medica Philippina 2005; 39 (1):36–42; Paje-Villar E, et al. Ann Trop Med

Parasitol 1994; 88(1): 53–8; 7.                  ARSN Publication 8.                  Moore SR et al. Int J Epidemiol 2001; 30: 1457-64.; Guerrant DI et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1999;

61: 707-13.;Niehaus M et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2002; 66: 590-3. Ndamba J et. Al. Ann Trop

Med Parasitol 1993 vol. 87, 553-561. 9.                  Quality of Life Assessment of the Impact on the Caregivers of Children Hospitalized for Acute

Gastroenteritis in the Philippines

10. Lecture Entitled, Aquino Health Agenda: Universal Health Care by Enrique T. Ona, 2nd Philippine Health Outlook Forum 22 October 2010

11. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ 12. 13. PENELOPE H. DENNEHY, MD, Transmission of rotavirus and other enteric pathogens in the home 14. Gimenez-Sanchez F. 17th ESPID. June 9-13, 2009. Brussels, Belgium. 15. http://www.path.org/projects/rotavirus_vaccine.php 16. State of the World’s Vaccine and Immunization, WHO 2003 17. Ehreth J. Vaccine 2003; 21:4105-4117 18. V.Usonis, 2008

 

THE LITERARY ARTICLE ABOUT THE DISEASE:

 

Taking A Shot For Life

You don’t know Mark. Or Sarah. Or Michael. And you never will.

Same with Andrew, Amor, or Katrina.

You will never hear Jairus’s laughter. Kenneth will never reach kindergarten. Myra and Elizabeth will never get to join any school activities.

Noelle, Brian, and Carlo won’t even get to throw their first birthdays.

Thirteen children, dead—and that’s just for today. Tomorrow, thirteen more in the Philippines will suffer the same fate which could’ve been averted.

Parents, be alarmed: don’t dismiss “pagtatae” (diarrhea) as a trivial incovenience. In the Philippines and worldwide, diarrhea is the second leading killer of children aged less than 5 years old1. Everyday, 1,500 children around the globe die because of rotavirus-related diarrhea2.

Those who escape death may not be so lucky as well. Because diarrhea affects nutrient absorption, it leads to lasting impact on the growth and development of a child.  Growth shortfalls of up to 8.2 cm by age 7 years have been attributed to early childhood diarrhea, with profound effects on fitness, cognition, and schooling observed among children who experience repeated bouts3. In fact, it has been calculated that children who regularly suffer from it in the first 2 years of life can lead to a loss of 10 IQ points and 12 months of schooling by age 9 years3.

With  the reduction of child mortality as part of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations, saving children from rotavirus-related deaths counts among the most important missions countries must take—especially as this disease is highly preventable through vaccination. The World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommends that rotavirus vaccines be included in all national immunization programs, particularly in countries where diarrhea deaths account for more than 10% of deaths in children younger than 5 years1. In the Philippines, diarrheal deaths accounts for at least 12% among children under five in the country6

Considering that one of the key health policy directions of Aquino administration is the attainment of MDG 4 specifically reduction of infant mortality rate, rotavirus vaccination is imperative to achieve the Philippines’ goal to lower this mortality rate5. By preventing diarrheal deaths among children thru rotavirus vaccination, the country will be able to substantially reduce overall child mortality in the Philippines towards achievement of the fourth Millennium Development Goal by 2015.

“We need to be serious about saving our children from the grip of this burdensome but highly preventable disease,” says Dr. Salvacion Gatchalian, Director, Clinical R & D and Medical Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, “And there is no better way than to vaccinate our children to protect them from rotavirus, the most common cause of diarrhea which accounts for 12% of deaths among children under five in the Philippines6. If properly implemented, the Philippines may be the very first country in the Asia to include rotavirus vaccine in our national immunization program. ”

Thirteen children have died yesterday from diarrhea-related illnesses. But with this vaccine, millions do not have to suffer the same fate.

 

References:

  1. Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, et al. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis. The Lancet 2010; 375:1969-1987
  2. WHO, UNICEF. Joint Statement on Clinical Management of Acute Diarrhoea. 2004.
  3. Guerrant DI et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1999
  4. WHO. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 2009; 84: 220–36.
    1. Lecture Entitled, Aquino Health Agenda: Universal Health Care by Enrique T. Ona, 2nd Philippine Health Outlook Forum 22 October 2010
    2. Field Health Service Information system 2008 NEC Department of Health, Manila

 

Dementia

Published Enero 21, 2012 by jptan2012

Dementia is a scary disease. It breaks the heart of a love one and may even break families.

I have a friend whose mother had dementia. At first, it manifested as a slight change in attitude, the person gets moodier, little by little she started forgetting where she put things. She lost their cordless phone at home, only to find out later that she had put it inside the freezer. Then, she almost burned their house, because she was cooking dinner, went upstairs and forgot that she was cooking. One time, she forgot the name of her husband and soon she forgot how to open a door. They were told that she has an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to my friend, the worst part of the disease is not that they have to take care of her. It’s not even the change in attitude, she being moody, although it was really bad and really painful its still not the worst. The worst is when his mother started forgetting about them, forgetting about herself, forgetting about life.

It was so bad, that my friend’s father who is unable to cope with the pain, started looking for the caring, loving, thoughtful wife she had elsewhere. He started having affairs in the hope that he’ll find his wife again. The sister of my friend so hated this that to this day, she still doesn’t talk to her father.

My friend’s mom had since passed away, but the pain still lingers. Dementia, Alzheimer’s, whatever you call it, its a scary cruel disease that brings pain.

I will not attempt to talk about the nature of the disease in detail, there are a lot of websites that can do that better. But I want to write about it because I saw how it affected my friend’s family.

Also want to share with you how you can cut the risk of dementia. Yahoo! had an article about it. Please read through it by clicking here.

Habits that Make Us Sick

Published Enero 20, 2012 by jptan2012

When I started becoming more health conscious may mga bagay akong nalaman na sa tingin natin eh walang kuwenta pero unti-unti nagpapapasama sa kalusugan natin.

Ang ilan dito ay…

1. Kung nagpapapayat at nag cra-crave ng sweets mas makakabuting kumain nito kahit konti kasi pag sobrang tiniis eh baka mag binge tayo.

2. Exercising without loading up on liquid is like driving a car without gasoline.

3. Sitting in front of the whole computer may cause stroke.

Madami pang iba. Pero recently, nagsulat din ang Yahoo! ng online article that talks about bad habits that may lead to bad health.

Read the article here.

Feng Shui Charm and Feng Shui Expert- Real or Fake?

Published Enero 20, 2012 by jptan2012

The following is an email from ‘Sana Ako si Ricky Lee!’ reader Madz Pion…

Hi! Nabasa ko po email niyo. Very informative siya. May tanong lang sana ako. Ang daming feng shui charm na available paano mo malalaman kung saan dito ang totoo at saan ang hinde? Bakit ang mahal ng mga feng shui charms? Bakit po si XXX XXX (here she mentioned a name of famous Filipino-Chinese consultant) eh feng shui consultant pero i know for a fact mangloloko siya at pinsan ko po kasi isa sa tinakbuhan niya ng pera? Tsaka alam ko po na nalugi na rin po siya at nagsara na lahat ng store niya sa mga SM. Parang patunay lang ito na hindi totoo ang feng shui hindi po ba?

I debated whether I should answer her question, primarily because it involved another person. Even if I don’t do this ‘commercially’ commenting on another ‘expert’ might be unethical. However, Madz’ perceptions needs to be addressed and after weighing the pros and cons I decided to address Madz’s concern. The reason that I omitted the name of the ‘expert’ mentioned in Madz’s email is because I think it would be unfair to single her out, and I was unable to get her side. But as I said, I think its more important to address Madz’s questions rather than ignore the whole thing.

Madz’s first question is – Given that there are numerous charms available in the market, how would you distinguish which one is real and which ones are fake?

I don’t know whether it is correct to say that they are real or fake Feng Shui charms, because Feng Shui Charms or Feng Shui Cures and Enhancers are largely ‘ordinary’ objects of symbolic significance and/or importance to address the Feng Shui affliction. Sometimes feng shui elements are taken into consideration. However, having said that, I think it is important for me to state that in recent years there are ‘fake’ feng shui charms that came out of the market. This is largely because the people who sell these ‘fake’ feng shui charms wants to make more money. For example, for the feng shui beads or bracelets to be effective one must wear something that’s made of a real stone. A (e.g.) Citrine is only a Citrine if its made of the real natural stone called Citrine, a plastic or a factory produced yellow colored glass then labeled as citrine is not a citrine and therefore will not have the beneficial effects of a citrine. It’s fake. While the color might still have some effect, the faux beads itself will not have any effect.

This is a sample of a fake citrine. Notice how the citrine bead is really clear. A real citrine will most likely have some inclusions.

This is a picture of a real citrine. Compare it with the above picture of the fake citrine. A real citrine will have inclusions.

Unfortunately, the feng shui expert mentioned in Madz’s email sells fake beads. The wholesale value of a fake bead is about 100 pesos, and each strand has about 50 pcs. This particular ‘expert’ sells her feng shui bracelet at Php 5,800.00. Even if you incorporate the DZI bead which has a wholesale value of 50 pesos a piece, the selling price is still ridiculously expensive. Do the math. In fact, if you get a authentic natural stone or crystal, even with the DZI it will only cost about Php 3,000.00 max. So do the math.

Furthermore, if a feng shui expert suggests a feng shui cure or enhancer simply by your base on your animal zodiac without taking into consideration your paht chee / bazi / four pillars that is mostly a sign of money making scheme. The only times its acceptable to get a general recommendation is when you are unable to do a Bazi reading. But if they’re experts and are doing a one-on-one consultation they should be able to do a Bazi reading before dispensing with any feng shui cure or enhancer. It should also be noted that feng shui afflictions is a cycle. Meaning you might need a charm now that you won’t need next year, but chances are you’ll need that charm again in 2 or 3 years time, because of the cycle of the flying stars.

You should note also how they sell their feng shui charms. Using terms like – KRIS AQUINO BRACELET  or  KRIS AQUINO FENG SHUI BRACELET- is obviously a marketing tactic leveraging on Kris Aquino’s popularity to be able to sell a charm. Instead, probe as to what is the charm for. I did use WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT ‘title’ for the charm that I designed. But I’m able to justify what its called as such. Also, to my defense, its not commercially for sale, and, in fact, I can lend you the mold if you want to so you can make it more affordable.

Madz’s second question is as to why Feng Shui charms or Feng Shui Cures and Enhancers are expensive.

Not all Feng Shui charms are expensive. In fact, as mentioned you just have to be careful in choosing. As cited above, sometime the ‘real’ Feng Shui charms can even be more affordable than the fakes one. But then some Feng Shui charms are expensive like my WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT because they are made of real gold. The decision to make into real gold is purely practical on my part because I want to last ‘forever’. I don’t want to have to replace it again. Spending a big amount (the  WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT is around 40k pesos, as of this writing, it varies every now and then because the price of gold changes every day and I only requests my jeweler to make one if somebody wants to avail it) one time is better than spending Php 10,000.00 every year. But, it need not be gold, if you know you a engraver you can have it made on a jade, amethyst, or even wood. But never use a feng shui charms that’s made of plastic.

Madz also question as to why XXX XXX who is a famous feng shui ‘expert’ lose her stores and she also questioned as to why this ‘expert’ is a ‘manloloko’.

First, everybody need to realize that Feng Shui experts or consultants are also human, meaning, like you and me they are prone to any kind of ‘sinful’ acts like selfishness. That’s why it is also important, when consulting an expert, to be cautious and observe whether they are more concerned about making money. It should be noted though that Feng Shui is not fortune telling, its base on science and math and the stars. Thus, Feng Shui is a skill so reading a Bazi or doing Feng Shui audit of a place would require payment, because a real expert would have invested big amount of money to learn these things. I personally, spend about Php 400,000.oo just to learn the basic feng shui. Bigger amount were spent for the advance and professional feng shui and bazi (basic and advance) reading.

The other concern is as to why this ‘expert’ lost money and has to close all her Feng Shui stores in SM.

The answer to that is simple. Maybe she really isn’t a real feng shui expert. A Feng Shui cure or enhancer placed in a wrong place is useless and may even do more harm. On top of that, I also know for a fact that she swindled money from several people, as of last counting, the money is somewhere between 15M AND 17M pesos. Maybe karma chase after her and caused a lot of misfortune.

Does Feng Shui work?

Here, my answer is simple. Give it a try. The amazing part is you don’t have to believe in it for it to work for you.

Guardian Buddha Base on the Animal Zodiac

Published Enero 16, 2012 by jptan2012

Very much similar to the patron saints of Catholics. The Buddhist has Patron Buddha or Bodhisattva base on the animal zodiac.

Depending on your animal sign you have a corresponding Guardian Buddha. It is said that you, base on your animal zodiac, has an immediate affinity with your Guardian Buddha.

Praying to your Guardian Buddha and or chanting their mantra brings you protection and blessings.

AVALOKITESVARA si the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the RAT.

Avalokitesvara is one of the most revered Bodhisattva. He is popularly known as Kuan Yin in Chinese Buddhism and as Cannon in Japanese Buddhism. Avalokistesvara is also known as the Buddha of Compassion, although, as mentioned He is actually not a Buddha but rather a Bodhisattva.

The mantra of Avalokitesvara is OM MANI PADME HUM.

Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compansion

Avalokitesvara's femaie manifestation is popularly known as Kuan Yin in China. Kuan Yin means 'The One Who Hears the Cries of the World'.

Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin is known as Cannon in Japan. Notice that even though the image looks feminine, the breast is exposed and its flat signifying a breast of a man. This is to signify that Kuan Yin has no gender.

AKASAGARBHA is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the OX and TIGER.

Akasagarbha Buddha is also known as the ‘Boundless Space Treasury’ Buddha. He is sometimes considered as twin brother of Ksitigarbha Buddha. He is a Buddha who bestows wisdom through enlightenment.

The mantra of Akasagarbha is OM VAJRA RATNA TRAH SOHA.

Akasagarbha is not a Buddha but a Bodhisattva.

MANJUSHRI is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the RABBIT.

Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of wisdom and awareness associated with spiritual studies or pursuits. He also brings education and marriage luck.

The mantra of Manjushri is OM A RA PA CHA NA DIH.

Manjushri is a disciple of Sakyamuni Buddha. He is also a great Bodhisattva.

SAMANTABHADRA is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the DRAGON and SNAKE.

Samantabhadra is perhaps one of the most misinterpreted and un-identified Bodhisattva in Chinese Buddhism. While he is highly revered in Tibetan. In China, his female manifestation is often thought of as Kuan Yin. However, Samantabhadra is easily identified because He/She usually seats a top an Elephant. Samantbhadra together with fellow Bodhisattva Manjushri is a disciple of the Buddha Sakyamuni. If Manjushri is known as the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Samantabhadra is known as the Bodhisattva of Truth.

The mantra of Samantabhadra is OM AH HUM AH A KAR SA LE OD A YANG OM DU

Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

MHASTHAMAPRAPTA  (pronounced with an A after the M. MA-HAS-THA-MA-PRAP-TA) is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the HORSE.

Mhasthamaprapta is also a misinterpreted Bodhisattva. In Chinese Buddhism He/She is usually mistaken as the Kuan Yin. Some think Mhasthamaprapta is a lesser Bodhisattva but He is actually one of the Eight Great Bodhisattva. Mhasthamaprapta aids an enlightenment of a person if they seek the Sutra of Infinite Light.

Unfortunately, I’m not well versed yet with the mantra of Mhasthamaprapta and is unable to share it here.

Mhastamaprapta is very hard to diffenrentiate from Kuan Yin. But the clue is how she holds the flower which is a lotus. Kuan Yin holds a willow. Also she's always on the right side of Amitabha Buddha. Kuan Yin is on the left side. Facing them Mhastamaprapta is on our left and Kuan Yin is on our right.

VAIROCANA is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the SHEEP and MONKEY.

Vairocana is a Celestial Buddha and is often interpreted as the Bliss Body of the Historical Buddha Gautama Buddha. He is a Buddha who grants wisdom and enlightenment.

The mantra of Vairocana is OM VAIROCANA HUM.

Buddha Vairocana

ACALA is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of ROOSTER.

Acala is the principal destroyer of delusion and protector of Buddhism. Acala helps purifies negative karma and is a powerful Buddha for those who are in need of self control.

The mantra of Acala is NAMAH SAMANTA VAJRANAM CANDA MAHAROSANA SPHOTAYA HUM TRAT HAM MAM.

Acala Buddha. Notice how in Buddhism and Taoism there are gods whose images are wrathful and might seem 'demonic' to Christians and Westeners. But wratful gods are just representation of their protective powers and a lot of the wrathful gods are also good wealth gods.

AMITABHA is the Guardian Buddha of people born under the sign of the DOG and BOAR.

Amitabha is one of the most revered Buddhas. He is also called as the ‘Buddha of Infinite Light’. Amitabha greatly bestows blessings to those who earns good karma. He is also a powerful protector Buddha.

The mantra of Amitabha is OM AMI DEWA HRIH.

Amitabha Buddha

Biktima ni Sendong

Published Enero 16, 2012 by jptan2012

Mayroon na rin isang buwan nang ginimbal tayo ng trahedya na dulot ni Sendong. However, the sad thing is matagal pa ang recovery ng mga apektadong lugar ng Cagayan de Ora at Iligan. Sabagay ang ilan parte nga ng Marikina ay hindi pa rin tuluyan nakakawala sa trahedya na dulot ni Ondoy.

Just this morning, while I was reading online news I came across a Yahoo! article that talks about how a couple continue to search for their 3 children. Wala akong anak pero may mga pamangkin ako kaya naman naiiintindihan ko ang sakit na nararamdaman nila. Iniisip ko hanggang kailan kaya magkakaroon ng pagasa ang mag asawa na makita pa ang mga anak nila? How will they mourn for them, if there’s no body to confirm that indeed they died sa trahedya na dulot ni Sendong? Should they mourn for them already? Paano kung isang araw bigla nalang nilang makita ang mga anak? This reminded me of a true story. Because of the Tsunami that was triggered by the Indonesian earthquake (2004 o 2006 ba yun? can’t really remember.) nawala ang isang batang babae sa mga magulang niya. Inakala ng nanay niyang patay na ang bata. Until they were reunited again last 2011.

 

D-Day for Chief Justice Renato Corona

Published Enero 16, 2012 by jptan2012

I’m feeling ambivalent towards the impeachment trial of Renato Corona. Naniniwala ako na justice should be served no matter who the are the personalities that are involved. Pero on the other hand, impeaching a Chief Justice, at least for me, might create judicial crisis. Madami na kasi ang hindi naniniwala sa justice system sa bansa, hindi kaya lumala pa ito dahil sa impeachment trial ng Chief Justice.

This is the very first impeachment trial of a chief justice in our country and I hope hindi siya pagmulan ng mas matinding crisis.

I will not pretend that I comprehend everything that has been thrown against Chief Justice Renato Corona, pero to be honest, base sa mga nababasa ko sa dyaryo, napapanood at naririnig sa news sa TV at radyo, there is really grounds to ‘discipline’ the Chief Justice. I’m just not sure whether an impeachment is the right course to do it. Pero, on the other hand, kung hindi impeachment ano? Given that calls for him to resign has not been heeded.

From a perspective of an ordinary citizen, dapat naman sa umpisa’t umpisa pa lang ay hindi na tinanggap ni Renato Corona ang position na pagiging Chief Justice. Considering he was appointed by an outgoing president who belongs to pa party which will be considered as minority in the new administration. Furthermore, the said party’s presidential candidate also didn’t make it as president. Add to the ‘manipulation’ is the fact, that it was one of the most tone downed oath taking. Medyo parang sikreto ang pagkakaganap. Para sa akin lang, kung nag iisip at may delikadesa ang Chief Justice sana doon pa lang eh tinanggihan na niya na ang position na yun.

Pero add to that pa that even before he became Chief Justice ay wala siya ni isang decision that went against GMA. Plus as Chief Justice parang ang dami niyang hinarang na desisyon that will negatively affect the former president’s position or of her ‘people’.

If the question is whether he deserves to be impeach, my answer to that is yes. I’m just saying na sana may ibang paraan pa.

 

Mantra: The Instrument to Tap the Power of Symbolic Sound, Script, and Thought

Published Enero 14, 2012 by jptan2012

In my previous posts, I made mention of wearing Mantra pendants to counter some negative chi or energy. I got some emails from readers inquiring as to what mantra really is and how does a mantra work.

The truth is the question is not easily answered because nobody really knows as to where mantras really originated. Furthermore, it will really take a whole ‘curriculum’ for us to fully understand what a mantra is and another curriculum to understand how they work. Having said that though, its worth noting that the most pervading belief of Buddhist is that mantras were directly transmitted by the Buddhas and/or the Bodhisattvas to mankind.

Going back to the question. Mantras are sacred sound and instrument of thoughts transmitted by Buddha and Bodhisattvas to us. It’s symbolic script has the extended power of the words of the Buddha and Bodhisattva’s themselves, and chanting these mantras give us the ‘power’ to manifest our wants and needs. Furthermore both the symbolic script and the sound produced by reciting the mantras also serves as protection and cleanser of our negative karma.

A mantra is so powerful that by simply seeing its symbolic script, whether you’re aware of it or not, gives you some blessing from the Buddhas or the Bodhisattvas. Hearing mantras chanted also gives you blessings even if you’re not seeking it and/or even if you don’t believe in it.

A mantra has the power to enhance positive energy and karma. But more important than that it neutralizes negative energy and karma. It has the power to remove problems, crisis, and sufferings. It has the power to heal the sick whether the illness is physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual. Furthermore, personally for me, mantras gives a calming effect. Reciting mantras while having its symbolic script around you or on your body awakens your spiritual consciousness, you become more positive and you attract more positive energy which may translate to different things like peacefulness, wealth (both material and spiritual, health, etc. You also become more positive and you project a more positive radiance.

By reciting mantras you attract what you need, desire, and want. If you recite mantras for others you become an instrument of blessings.

By writing mantras you subconsciously attuned yourself to the symbolic script and your body starts to absorb the positive vibrations emitted by the symbolic script.

By wearing symbolic script of mantras or surrounding yourself with the symbolic script of mantras you ‘activate’ a continuous repetition of your chants or recitations. Furthermore, like writing them you subconsciously attuned yourself to the symbolic script and your body also starts to absorb the positive vibrations or energy emitted by the symbolic script. Add to that is that you are constantly blessed by the symbolic script. This is further enhanced when the mantra is on a natural precious stones or gems, and/or in precious metals like gold, titanium, platinum and silver.

The most common way of tapping to the powers of mantras is thru its recitation or chanting. To the Hindus the chanting is more important and they really frown upon wrong pronunciation. For the Chinese, to which symbolism plays a very important of their culture, writing and surrounding oneself of the symbolic script is more important. But for the Tibetans, equal importance is placed upon the writing and surrounding of symbolic script and of chanting the mantras. But, unlike the Hindus, they are more ‘forgiving’ with the pronunciations, however, it should not be an excuse for us to not strive for us to get the proper pronunciation.

All mantras, or sacred mantra as Lillian Too would call them to differentiate the ordinary ‘mantra’ made by people, have great powers to neutralize negative karma, to bestow blessings, and protect individual who comes across them. However, there are mantras that may be more specific.

One of the most common mantra is the mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin as he/she is known by the Chinese, and Avalokitesvara in Tibetan. The mantra is OM MANI PADME HUM (HUM is pronounced as HUNG with a long U sound). The mantra is specially revered by the Dalai Lama because he is a direct incarnation of the Bodhisattva. The mantra of Kuan Yin is so powerful that it has the power to bring immediate blessing.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra - OM MANI PADME HUM. This is considered as the 'national' mantra of Tibetans. All the Dalai Lamas has a special affinity with this mantra because they are believed to be the direct incarnation of the 'energy' of the Bodhisattva of Compasion Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin.

I personally chant 42 different mantras in a week. However, the most dear to me are…

The mantra of Amitabha Buddha which is OM AMI DEWA HRIH. This is a great protection and general blessing mantra.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra - OM AMI DEWA HRIH. This is a very powerful protection and general blessing mantra. Just like OM MANI PADME HUM, everybody should chant it everyday.

The mantra of Yellow Dzambhala which is OM DZAMBHALA DZALIN DRAYE SOHA. This is a great wealth generating mantra.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra - OM DZAMBHALA DZALIN DRAYE SOHA with its seed syllable. Some people believe that among all the Dzambhala's (Jambala, Dzambala, Zambala), the Yellow Dzambhala is the most powerful one.

The mantra of the White Dzambhala which is OM PADMO KRODA ARYA DZAMBHALA HRIH DAYA HUM PHAT. Another wealth generating mantra.

The Mantra of Goddess Tara which is OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA. A powerful mantra to be used when you need swift ‘response’ or results.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra - OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA. This is the mantra of Goddess Tara or Green Tara who is also known as the Swift Liberator.

The Wish Fulfilling Mantra which is OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT. A very powerful mantra that fulfills ones’ good wishes.

The Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra which is OM HANU PHASHA BHARA HEYE SOHA.  A mantra that helps cleanse negative karma from previous lives and/or grave negative karma accumulated.

The Protection, Environment Purifying and Immediate Negative Karma Cleaning Mantra which is OM AH HUM. This mantra gives short term immediate protection to those who chant it, also it has the power to purify the environment from negative chi or energy. It also cleanses all the immediate or recent light negative karma created through our speech, thought, and action.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra OM AH HUM.

The Medicine Buddha Mantra which is TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE (pronounced as BHE-KAND-ZAY) BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA.

Symbolic Script of the Mantra - TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA. At the middle is its seed syllable.

Wearing the symbolic script of any of these mantras will bring great blessings. However, there goes again the sad truth that most ‘producers’ of sacred script mantra jewelry will only make one mantra per piece of jewelry. Honestly, I don’t understand why can’t they make several mantra in one piece, since size doesn’t really matter. It need not be totally be visible to the naked eye as long as the sacred script is there and it is written in a correct way.

To address this concern I decided to design my own Buddha and Mantra jewelry. For now I’m calling this the Full Mantra Pendant or Medallion. Unfortunately, I’m unable to share a picture right now because it it still being ‘produce’ by my jeweler, and the only file photo of my FULL MANTRA PENDANT is a tiff file. WordPress doesn’t accept tiff file.

But just the same I would like to share with you what’s in the FULL MANTRA PENDANT.

At the front are the images of the Medicine Buddha (a powerful healing and provider revered both in Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian Buddhism), Kuan Kong or Guan Gong (a protector and wealth god revered in Chinese Buddhism), and Yellow Dzambhala ( a powerful wealth god revered in Tibetan and Indian Buddhism).

Also at the front are the Kalachakra symbol and the symbolic script of the mantra OM AH HUM.

The Kalachakra symbol is one of the most powerful protection symbol in Buddhism. It actually consists of ten syllable mantra, with it symbolic script condensed into one. The mantra itself is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, the mantra of the Kalachakra is never chanted without the mantra OM AH HUM. Making the complete mantra of Kalachakra - OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. This is the reason why I decided to put the symbolic script of the mantra OM AH HUM on top of the Kalachakra symbol. As mentioned this is a very powerful protection symbol and can be likened to the Scapular of the Catholics. In fact, you'll seldom see a Tibetan Monk without wearing the symbol of the Kalachakra somewhere on their body. It may be hidden but most likely they have it somewhere on their body. But you'll never see them have the symbolic scripts tattooed because it is considered extremely bad luck to have a mantra tattooed on your body.

At the back of the Full Mantra Pendant are the Medicine Buddha mantra, Yellow Dzambhala Mantra, Wish Fulfilling Mantra, Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra, and the seed syllable of Goddess Tara. Every mantra has a seed syllable and in instances wherein you can’t put the whole mantra the seed syllable works as well.

Also at the back are the Victory Banner and Windhorse or Lung-Ta. The Victory Banner is a powerful Buddhist symbol that connotes success in all undertakings. The Lung-Ta or Windhorse is a symbol of well-being and good fortune. You’ll see the Lung-Ta carrying a ‘Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment’ which brings success through wisdom and knowledge thus this a very good symbol for those who wants advancement in their career, professional, or business life. This is also a very good symbol to be use who wants to be famous through the arts.

The Victory Banner

Windhorse or Lung-Ta with the 'Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment' on its back.

I’ll definitely share with you the picture of the Full Mantra Pendant once I get and approve the final rendering of the pendant.

THE FOLLOWING WAS ADDED EXACTLY 35 DAYS AFTER THIS PARTICULAR POST WAS WRITTEN:

I’ve just recently been able to get the first FULL MANTRA PENDANT mentioned on this particular post. I’ve changed its name to the more appropriate WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT. I know it’s a mouthful but it hopes to communicate what the pendant is really all about. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to include the Yellow Dzambhala Mantra, it simply doesn’t have enough space. If you want to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the blog post about it by clicking here.

Pagtatae, 2nd Leading Cause of Child Death!

Published Enero 12, 2012 by jptan2012

Takot na takot tayong lahat sa dengue kasi alam natin nakakamatay ito. Kaya naman ang mga magulang eh ingat na ingat na hindi makagat ng lamok angmga anak nila dahil takot silang magka dengue ang mga ito.

Pero diarrhea o pagtatae pala ang 2nd leading cause of death of kids below 5 years old. Sa katunayan nga raw eh araw-araw 13 Filipinong bata ang namamatay dahil sa diarrhea na kadalasan daw at dulot ng virus na ang tawag eh rotavirus.

Pero ang magandang balita, ang rotavirus daw ay highly preventable dahil sa vaccine. Lahat ng baby from 6 weeks to 14 weeks old ay pwedeng magpa vaccine. Ang magandang balita eh ang Pilipinas daw ang kauna-unahang bansa sa SouthEast Asia ang magsasali ng rotavirus vaccine sa National Immunization Program.

Ayon kay Sec. Enrique Ona, nasa proseso na raw sila ng pagprocure ng vaccines. Dalawa raw ang vaccine na available sa publiko ngayon kaya may bidding na magaganap. Pero may nagtanong sa media kung ano ang pagkakaiba ng dalawang vaccine, ang naisagot lang ng assistant secretary ni Sec. Ona eh yun isa raw two doses at yun isa eh 3 doses.

Base sa akin research, mas matagal maging epektibo yun 3 doses kasi nga kailangan umabot na muna ng 3 doses bago magkaroon ng full immunity ang bata, so parang mas maganda yun 2 doses lang. Bakit hindi kaya yun nalang ang kunin ng DOH?

Base rin sa akin research sa web, yun 2 doses ay tinatawag na Rotarix at yun 3 doses ay tinatawag na Rotatech. Bakit kaya hindi nalang ginawa ng Rotatech na maging 2 doses na rin lang sila?

Pero hindi na natin masasagot yan dahil hindi naman tayo doctor. Pero ang mahalaga may protection na ang mga Filipinong bata sa sakit na ito.

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