When I first wrote about the Vajrapani Ruel and how it is considered as one of the most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon a lot of people started requesting for it. However, when I wrote about the Surangama (also spelled as Shurangama) Mantra Amulet and how by wearing it you have all the Heavenly Beings that has an affinity with you surround you, readers and friends started asking me as to which of the two is a more powerful or better amulet. To be more specific some of them are even asking as to when can one use the Vajrapani Ruel and when can one use the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
First, which of the two is more powerful and may be considered as the “better” amulet?
There is no easy way to answer this because they both had some miraculous stories and who is to say that one miraculous story of a person is better than that of the other. They also belong to different lineages. The Vajrapani Ruel is Tibetan Buddhism, and the Surangama Mantra Amulet is Chinese (strictly) Buddhism to be more specific Pure Land Buddhism.
However, the Vajrapani Ruel is rarer because it is only made every once a relic from a high lama becomes available which is one of the key ingredient of the Vajrapani Ruel. In fact, the last Vajrapani Ruel before the one that was released this year was made approximately half a century ago. It can only be made inside Tibet by high tantric lamas and since the invasion of China; it has become harder to make the Vajrapani Ruel and to bring it out of Tibet. You can read my post – THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL AMULET IN THE BUDDHIST PANTHEON CALLED VAJRAPANI RUEL – to know more about it.
On the other hand, the Surangama Mantra Amulet is more common but for it to be truly powerful one must have it blessed by a high-ranking Pure Land Buddhist monk. And it is believed that upon wearing the Surangama Mantra Amulet, Heavenly Beings that has an affinity with the wearer will hover over the person. Some say it is simply the energies of the said Heavenly Beings.
Second, when can one use the Vajrapani Ruel and when can one use the Surangama Mantra Amulet?
Again, there is no direct answer for this. I can go through how the Vajrapani Ruel, which is made under the power or energies of Bodhisattva Vajrapani, is good for business, for money, for protection, because it is has a lightning symbol and it is a wrathful image. However, it is tantamount to saying that they have specific roles. The truth is a Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva and they can do whatever they want. We cannot limit them. To make it clearer, for Catholics, if we say that San Pedro Calungsod is the patron saint of the overseas workers does it mean that we can only pray to him in relation to overseas workers problems? Plus, some of the testimonials on the Surangama Mantra Amulet have also shown that despite of the fact that it is not known for having wrathful images that usually represents wealth luck in Buddhism it does attract money also by giving the person wearing it to have a positive aura.
So I guess, I’m really unable to answer these questions directly. But what I want to say is that whatever amulet you have it is important that once you experienced a miracle, one must be able to learn to give thanks to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. And one more important thing, no amount of amulet will ever be better than a good heart.
You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:
- The World’s Most Powerful Amulet in the Buddhist Pantheon Called Vajrapani Ruel.
- The Vajrapani Ruel Stories: The 17th Karmapa’s Relatively Easy Escape; The Miraculous Release of a Tibetan Monk from Chinese Prison and Labor Camp; and The Wealth Luck Bestowed Upon a Repentant Prodigal Son.
- The Vajrapani Ruel Stories (2): How A Man Got His Land Back After A 20 – Year – Old Legal Bottle.
- The Vajrapani Ruel Stories (3): Early Karmic Death Was Erased with Good Deeds and the Vajrapani Ruel.
- The Vajrapani Ruel Stories (4): Received the Needed Financial and Wealth Blessing to Solve Money Problems.
- The Vajrapani Ruel Stories (5): In the Nick of Time and Money Problems Solved with the Help of the ‘Hated’ Gift.
- A Reader Receives A Precious Gift from the Abbess of the Lotus Temple and Some Quaint Vajrapani Ruel Stories.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (6): Getting to Work Abroad.
- The Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra and the Vajrapani Ruel Helped an Entrepreneur Solved Her Problems.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (7): Miraculous Healing and An Unexpected ‘Miraculous’ Financial and Wealth Luck.
- Coincidence or Another Vajrapani Ruel Story?
- Did the Vajrapani Ruel Triggered a Past Life Recall?
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (8): Amazing Financial Luck and 5 Condo Units All Because of the Vajrapani Ruel.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (9): Two Bags Full of Money Helps Solve Family Financial Problem.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (10): Simple Miracles But Miracles Nonetheless.
- Vajrapni Ruel Stories (11): Acquiring A Property, Avoiding Problems Brought About A Natural Calamity, and Life Simply Becomes Easier All Because of A Wonderful Gift of Luck.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories(12): Finding Long Lost Father With A Bonus of Finding True Love!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (13): Migrating to Canada and Breaking – Up with the Live – In Partner.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (14): Winning A Contest On A National Television!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (15): 90 Million Pesos Mutual Fund Deal Closed Without A Sweat!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (16): Chased After By Jobs.
- MUST READ: Understanding the Vajrapani Ruel Stories: Clarifying the Difference in the Miracles and Why The Anonymity of Those Who Experienced It.
- Expecting A Good Harvest and Temporarily Acquiring A Much Coveted Property: Another “Vajrapani Ruel Stories” and A “Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant” Personal Testimony.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (17): How A Man Helped His Mother Get Her Land Backed After More Than 20 Years of Trying!
- Did the Vajrapani Ruel Manifested It’s Power to A Person Even Before She Received It?
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (18): Borrowed Luck Lands Him A Job In A Japanese Company!
- Did the Vajrapani Ruel Make Him See the Future that Helped Save His Life?
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (19): A Difficult Pitch That Ended in a Totally Different But Wonderful Way!
- Be Grateful for Miracles No Matter How “Small”: Two Simple Vajrapani Ruel Stories and How Those Who Experienced It Are Teaching Us A Lesson About Gratitude.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (20): When A Sales Clerk Unexpectedly Became An Entrepreneur!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (21): Fulfilling the Dream of Having An Uber Car Service Business!
- A Simple Wish Fulfilled Thru A Simple Vajrapani Ruel Miracle.
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (22): Winning A Court Case Against An Influential Family.
- Correct Diagnosis Because of the Vajrapani Ruel.
- Vajrapani Ruel and Surangama Mantra Amulet: A Comparison
- The Amulet From Within: A Story About How The Vajrapani Ruel Failed to Work and How Forgiveness Did.
- Counting Money and Counting More Money: Simple and Short Vajrapani Ruel Stories About Readers Who Increased Their Wealth Luck!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (23): Carnapping Case Dismissed Without Prejudice!
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (24): Miraculous Wealth Gift Received In Time of Need!
- Is the Vajrapani Ruel Really An Amulet for Financial Luck and Wealth Luck?
- Vajrapani Ruel Stories (25) : Illegal Detention and Murder Cases Against An Underdog Politician Dropped! (How The Vajrapani Ruel Saved A Person Without Him Knowing.)
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