A Reader Receives a Precious Gift from the Abbess of the Lotus Temple and Some Quaint Vajrapani Ruel Stories

Published Pebrero 25, 2015 by jptan2012

Today, I would like to share with you several quaint wonderful stories that happen to a reader MA, who has since then become a friend.

MA first contacted me to get the Vajrapani Ruel, and as soon as I met her, I sort of felt a certain affinity with her. In Filipino, we usually call this affinity ‘magaan ang loob’ or in Chinese ‘Gan Ying’.

As mentioned her experiences about the Vajrapani Ruel are quaint, and can be associated with several factors and not just about the Vajrapani Ruel. It can also be about her affinity with Kuan Yin.

Anyway, according to MA, who owns several businesses, one of which is an entertainment bar, for years she has been contacting this famous singer to perform in her bar. However, no matter how much she tried, said famous singer never responded to her FB messages and various forms of communications, even though she has left number for him to get in touch with her. One night, while holding the Vajrapani Ruel, and putting a pyrite on top of her mobile she sincerely wished that she be able to get said famous singer to perform in her bar. I think it was instinct that drove her to put the pyrite on top of her mobile phone. The next thing you know, the famous singer’s agent contacted her!

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 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.

Another quaint miracle is that one time she got really angry. According to MA she was really mad, when all of a sudden she felt heat emanating from her amulet holder where she put the Vajrapani Ruel. And just like that MA was reminded to be calm, and she did. I believe that prevented her from contributing more harm to the situation.

Just recently, she was in a deep earnest prayer, when all of a sudden she felt like the Vajrapani Ruel holder that she has on her body seems to expand. She was awakened from her prayer reverie, but she dismissed it as part of her imagination. She started praying in earnest again, and the same thing happened. She knew then that it’s not just imagination and that the Vajrapani Ruel was somehow assuring her that everything is going to be fine.

I am not sure whether this next story has something to do with the Vajrapani Ruel, or it is simply because she has an affinity with Kuan Yin. MA and I were supposed to meet last Chinese New Year, but because I was really busy I was only able to contact her the eve of CNY. However, she missed my call so we weren’t able to meet. The funny thing is that she didn’t even see my missed call. We were supposed to go to different temples, but because we didn’t get to talk she decided to just go to Lotus Temple on her own with her family. The funny thing is she only saw my missed call the night before when she arrived or when she left Lotus Temple, I don’t really remember, but the point is it was too late for us to meet.

At the Lotus Temple, after praying and lighting her incense, a relative asked her to inquire whether there are books in the temple that they can buy. MA then approached the volunteers at the temple’s office. They initially didn’t take notice of her. When MA finally got their attention, she inquired for books and added that she’s also looking for images that she can buy, she specifically mentioned Kuan Yin. They were surprised and thought she was Chinese, when she said she’s not, they then thought she’s a collector, she said no but that she just loves Kuan Yin.

They made her wait outside the office after a while the Abbess gave her an old Kuan Yin image, and she was told that it’s an antique. She got the image for free. The price of Kuan Yin doesn’t really matter, an image of Kuan Yin is AN IMAGE OF KUAN YIN regardless of the material or whether it is antique or not. But seeing it, it does look like an old beautiful piece. The designed is patterned after Ming Dynasty portrayal of Kuan Yin. Later I was able to come across a similar material image of Amitabha Buddha, which cost approximately Php 13,000.00 (US$ 225.00) 10 years ago! But that’s not the highlight, because I never heard that the temple giving out images for free, not to mention expensive images. But later on I was able to confirm with the Abbess that something prompted her to give MA that particular Kuan Yin!

This is the picture of the Kuan Yin image that MA got from the temple. It's about 4 inches tall.

This is the picture of the Kuan Yin image that MA got from the temple. It’s about 4 inches tall.

Before I finish this story, I just would like to ask that MA’s other business which is dealership of a commercial product of one of the country’s top beverage, won Top 3 as best dealer! What’s surprising is that she’s just 3 years in the business and definitely one of the youngest amongst all the dealers!!!!

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

For questions, comments and suggestions please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

 

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