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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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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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How Fast Does An Amulet Work?

Published October 18, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most common question people ask me is – HOW FAST DOES AN AMULET WORK?

In Buddhism, he standard belief is that it takes 3 months to 7 months before you start to feel something that is brought about by the amulet. However, it is not totally alien for Buddhist to sometimes feel something already even before they physically get an amulet, simply the thought of acquiring an amulet and making a move to acquire it, like sending a donation, sometimes already signifies the start of your ‘relationship’ o affinity with the amulet. Furthermore, if for example a love one acquired an amulet for the purpose of giving it to somebody, sometimes the one who will receive it can already feel some changes brought about by the amulet. This is what happened to one of my readers, Cecile.

Cecile, intends to give an amulet to her sister so that she can patch things up with her mom, amongst other things, and Cecile believes that even before he sister received the Vajrapani Ruel, the miracle has already worked on them.


TRANSLATION OF WHAT CECILE SAID:”Hi! Do you know just it was only earlier that I was able to give the Vajrapani to my Sister, but as early as yesterday she has patch things up with my mother. In fact, she even to Divisoria with her. Isn’t it great?! Even before she get it, the miracle has already happened to her. ” – The last part of her sms she talked about my article about ripped jeans, which she suspects is the cause of the lowering of her child’s grades. Then she talked about being vegan.

The Vajrapani Ruel itself enjoys some miracles that are quite instantaneous, so even if Buddhist beliefs states that it should be about 3 months to 7 months, sometimes it can be so much faster than that, and it’s totally possible as proved by some of the personal testimonies found on this blog.

But what are the factors that makes it work faster than others?

Well, there are several factors. Belief plays a role in it, but as you can see in the post entitled – Vajrapani Ruel Stories (25): Illegal Detention and Murder Cases Against An Underdog Politician Dropped (How The Vajrapani Ruel Saved A Person Without Him Knowing)– the one who was actually helped didn’t even know that he has the Vajrapani Ruel. The Karma plays an important role also. For example, some people are bound to have a specific luck, and acquiring a powerful amulet makes it faster. Still about Karma sometimes a powerful amulet takes awhile to work because it still needs to cleanse some negative karma that serves as an hindrance to the luck that one is aspiring for. Sometimes, additional or support energies help to make things faster, such as chanting of mantras, lighting of incense or candles, etc., or even good wishes from friends or loved ones.

For the Vajrapani Ruel, I notice that going Vegetarian, especially Vegan, makes it work faster.

At the end of the day, our attitude towards the amulet contributes to the efficacy of the amulet. Note, I stated that our attitude contributes but I would like to make it clear that it’s not the determining factor because an amulet will work or not whether we believe in it or not. Especially if its a powerful amulet.

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The Buddhist Neighbor

Published October 17, 2016 by jptan2012

I’m really quite happy that I received the traditional copy of THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE EARTH STORE BODHISATTVA (also called known as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) and THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA just when we are settling to our new home. As I have said these traditional sutra amulets provides protection but more than that they also provide wonderful blessings. I have been looking and aspiring to get such sutras to be place in our house or even in my room. However, even if it is quite common for temples to have them, they are not for sale, neither it is regularly given to the temple goers. Furthermore, while they are in itself carries with it some power; it will be better to get one that was consecrated by a qualified lama or monk. Not all monks are qualified to consecrate a sutra amulet.


These are just one copy each of the very limited copies sent to me by my Guru Lama of the THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA, THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA and THE MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA. Sutras are also used as very powerful amulets, that is why you will often old Buddhist Chinese houses has a copy of the Sutra on their altar though they might not be reciting the sutra itself.

But what I want to share now is that when we first moved to our new home, and although we got all the most auspicious omens which I have written about a few posts ago, we sometimes still can’t help but miss our old home. We have been living in our old home since 1980, and moving to new home, even one we have grown to love right away still makes us feel a little ‘homesick’. I think one of the reasons for this; we practically don’t know any of our neighbors. My mom who is not in her 70’s had to make new friends in our neighborhood and it would be quite difficult, especially when we never had any other neighbors than Chinese and pure Filipino, but now some of our neighbors are Spanish mestizo or mestizo.


These are just one copy each of the very limited copies sent to me by my Guru Lama of the THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA, THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA and THE MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA. Sutras are also used as very powerful amulets, that is why you will often old Buddhist Chinese houses has a copy of the Sutra on their altar though they might not be reciting the sutra itself.

One other reason is that there is no Buddhist temple that is near our place. I think the nearest is about 45 minutes away. Unlike before where it was only 8 minutes away, on top of that, we’ve designed our house to include a big image of a Bodhisattva Kuan Yin (also called or spelled as Avalokitesvara, Guan Yin, Kuan Shi Yin, Guan Shi Yin, Kannon, Cannon) on our small and humble front lawn, and the image of Guan Yin Bodhisattva can be seen outside. Several times when we light incense or made offerings in that particular image of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, I noticed some car slowing down or there are a few who really can’t resist but to stare. From what I know there are very few Filipino – Chinese in our new subdivision and I really haven’t seen any of them. And maybe there would be even fewer Buddhist, and we were informed by the person who sold us the property that the subdivision is predominantly Catholic.

About a week since we moved in to our new home, neighbors started introducing themselves, and our image of Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva on our small and humble front lawn became the main focus of these conversations. My mom told me that she felt awkward explaining to our new neighbors as to why do we make offerings in front of the image. However, I think this seems to be an indication that they are genuinely interested in what we do and told my mom that she can use this as an opportunity to talk about Buddhism. But she clearly pointed out to me that she doesn’t have the passion of talking about her faith to people.

Anyway, when I received the traditional copies of the sutra amulets, and my Guru Lama said I and my family can have one each of THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA and THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA (also called THE VAJRA CUTTER PERFECTION OF WISDOM SUTRA or THE VAJRA SUTRA or THE VAJRA CUTTER SUTRA or THE DIAMOND SUTRA), and so as I said I was really happy to place them on the altar. It is customary that each member of the family to have one wish each as you put the sutras on the altar (we got two wishes each because there are two sutras), my youngest nephews all of a sudden uttered that his only wish is for his grandmother (my mother) to meet a Buddhist neighbor so that his grandmother won’t feel like she’s an alien.


These are just one copy each of the very limited copies sent to me by my Guru Lama of the THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA, THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA and THE MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA. Sutras are also used as very powerful amulets, that is why you will often old Buddhist Chinese houses has a copy of the Sutra on their altar though they might not be reciting the sutra itself.

Guess what? The next day, one of our neighbors (well they’re from two streets away) rang our bell and welcomed us with a pot of a vegetarian dish. They are a couple around 60 something. The wife is a Filipina and the husband is Irish, and they both happen to be practicing Buddhist for more than 20 years already! They said they’re happy that have a Buddhist neighbor. I wasn’t there at that time, but my mom said that she told them that she was happy to finally have met a Buddhist neighbor!

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

If you wish to read the Sutras mentioned above, you can download them by clicking on the link:

Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva

The Diamond Sutra

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