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Some Basic Questions About the Hungry Ghosts and the Hungry Ghost Month Answered (2): Are All Spirits of Our Dead Loved Ones that We See Are Hungry Ghosts?

Published Agosto 25, 2017 by jptan2012

In the preceding post, I briefly talked about how it is not a good thing when you continuously see your dead relative after 49 days because chances are they became a hungry ghost.

However, they’re some exceptions to the rule.

In the earlier post, I said that once a person passed away his consciousness (soul/spirit) would reincarnate with 7 or 21 or 35 o 49 days. If they didn’t reincarnate on the 7th day, they will reincarnate on the 21st day, if not then on the 35th day, then again if not they will definitely reincarnate on the 49th day. I also said that they would most likely reincarnate as another human being or animal or even in the hells or hungry ghost. This statement is base on the Buddhist sutras.

An average person will most likely reincarnate as another human being or as animal. But if they’re so bad they might reincarnate in the hells. However, I also seem to notice that there are a number who reincarnate as hungry ghosts also. These are basically the ones that we feel like they’re still in the house continuously taking care of us.

But I also said that they are exceptions to the rule. Our consciousness can also reincarnate as heavenly beings, or as an Asura, or as an Arhat, Pratyekabuddhas, or Bodhisattvas or Buddhas.

In this article, allow me to focus on heavenly beings because this is more plausible than being reincarnated as an Asura or Arhat, or Pratyekabuddha! Much more to reincarnate as a Bodhisattva or Buddha!

In Buddhism, a person with a very good heart can reincarnate as a heavenly being, meaning they are beings that are in the heavens. Depending on the stage of their consciousness, as a heavenly being they may or may not reincarnate back as human beings again. But as heavenly beings, they exist in a cosmic world or another world that we cannot see, but they may see us.

It is possible that some human beings who passed away may reincarnate as a heavenly being. If they do, they can continue to watch over us, but don’t go thinking that most of our dead loved ones will turn out to be an heavenly being because it is quite a difficult ‘path’ to being a heavenly being.

A loved one who became a heavenly being will definitely not be felt in the house. They will not be guarding your house all the time and you will not see or feel them. They will not be walking on your peripheral vision, or still staying in their room. If that is the case they are hungry ghosts.

However, these heavenly beings will definitely watch over us. More than that whenever we feel like problems are overwhelming they will definitely make themselves felt so that they can continue to reassure us or help us feel better. They may also manifest in dreams and lead us to the right path. I would like to make it clear though that they will never appear in our dreams as a sad spirit or even crying one, they will always appear either happy or neutral and they will send signals of what one should do.

Occasionally we may physically see them but almost always as silhouette, but during those times, there will be no fear, and we will most likely have an overwhelming feeling of peace or reassurance especially at times when we have problems.

There are times also that they may appear as a butterfly or as a bird or we may smell them or smell a flower. But in these circumstances we will always get the feeling of peace or reassurance.

To put it simply, if you see the image of your dead relative often like once a year (believe me this is considered often enough) then chances are your relative became a hungry ghost. Thus dedicating to them the merits when you recite a sutra will help them have a better ‘life’.

What are the sure indications that they may have become heavenly beings:

  1. You dream about them only when you are extremely sad or in a very bad situation.
  2. During these dreams they give you a feeling of peace and reassurance that things will become better.
  3. If you see them, you see them in silhouette form and there is no sense of fear only peace, maybe happiness, and reassurance. You
  4. They may manifest as a butterfly, as a bird and again they will appear at that time you’re thinking about them, and you will know that it’s them. Again they only bring a feeling of peace and reassurance.
  5. They only manifest at a time when you need some reassurance or help. They won’t manifest just because you want to.

I dedicate this post to the mother of BM who surely has the manifestation of a heavenly being. Not to mention that it was confirmed by Guru Lama!

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

 

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Are You Suffering From An Afflicted Bazi That’s Causing Severe Money, Career, Relationship, or Personal Problems? An Ing Deng Pay Is A Powerful Taoist Cure for These Problems

Published Marso 4, 2015 by jptan2012

Have you ever felt like something is already within your reach then all of a sudden it seems to slips through out of your hand?

Have you ever felt like all your relationships are in chaos?

Have you ever felt like you know you’re a good person, you’re not ugly, you’re nice but somehow love seems really just elusive?

Have you ever felt like you’re a good person, you work really hard, but money, wealth, or financial luck seems just to be so elusive? It is like they have all connive against giving you a good life?

On the other hand, you can be very hard headed, you get angry easily, you’re irrational, you know that the things you do are not your right but somehow you are unable to control yourself. It seems that there is some evil force controlling you!

Are you a gambler, do you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol or sex or food or shopping? You just can’t seem to control yourself?

Do you always wreck all your relationships by doing bad things? You fight with your parents? Cheat on your partner or worst emotionally, verbally, or physically abused them? Do you physically hurt your children? You know that these things are wrong but then there seems to be an evil force that is controlling you!Problem-Solving

If you can relate to one or more of the above problems, chances are you might be experiencing one or two kinds of afflictions. First, which is the most common one, you might be suffering from an affliction from your Bazi, or second, you might be suffering from a Feng Shui home or office affliction. The second one is easier to resolve. All you have to do is find out the problem from your home or office and fix the problem. However, if the cause of the problem is an affliction of the problem is your bazi, and then the solution might not be as easy, finding it out will be a little bit more difficult also.

Regular readers of this blog know that I don’t normally respond to questions like lucky color, lucky day, etc. Because these factors are not determine by your Chinese animal zodiac alone, but rather this is determine by your Bazi or Paht Chee, which is in turn determined by your birth year, birth month, birth day, birth time.

You may also have remembered me writing about the fact that a person’s Feng Shui is actually determined by three factors. These three are: Heaven’s Luck (can be determined thru your Bazi or Paht Chee), Man’s Luck (the things we do) and Earth’s Luck (which is Feng Shui by considering the location of our house, office, the placement of objects and the directions, etc.). Among all these, the least control that we have is Heaven’s Luck, some people believe that we cannot change this, but base on my experience; I believe this can be changed, it will be difficult but it can be change.

The truth is most people will have an imbalanced Paht Chee or Bazi, but what we have to remember is that imbalanced does not mean it’s afflicted.

When does it count as afflicted? If there are a lot of conflicting elements or signs on your Paht Chee. However, this is something that is quite difficult to be determined by ordinary people who are not familiar with the Paht Chee, because this requires a skill to count the Paht Chee. The best thing really is to consult a qualified Feng Shui consultant to help determine your Paht Chee or Bazi.

An imbalanced Bazi can be cured with Feng Shui, for example, wearing of a certain color, or gemstones, etc. But a Bazi that is afflicted will require much more than Feng Shui to be cured.

But before we talk about the cure, I guess the bigger question now is how to determine whether you have an afflicted Bazi? If you constantly experience one or more of the things above at a frequency or magnitude that can’t be ignored anymore. If that is the case chances are your Bazi is afflicted with a lot of conflicting elements and signs.

An afflicted Bazi is much more common than most people think. Usually people who suffer from some form of clinical mental problem have an afflicted Bazi. A person who has severe temper or anger management problems are also usually has an afflicted Bazi. People who are predisposed to whatever kind of addiction usually have this kind of problems also.

But other than that, if you notice people work really hard but can never attain financial or wealth luck, or even success luck, are also suffering from an afflicted Bazi. Have you heard of people being robbed several times, or being duped more than thrice? They also usually suffer from an afflicted Bazi. The challenge here is determining whether your Bazi is afflicted or simply suffering from an imbalanced chart or bad home or office Feng Shui. Unfortunately, this is something that can be accurately determined if you consult a Feng Shui expert or if you can absolutely be certain that you have practice good Feng Shui.

But what to do if you have an afflicted Bazi?

As of now, there are only two known cures for this. One is a 49 days long Medicine Buddha puja. Followed by 10,000 Buddha repentance ceremonies wherein a person should prostate 10,000 times in front of an image of a Buddha. This has to be done continuously and if one is missed then it should done all over again. Normally, this is done every week, some prefers doing it everyday. The 10,000 Buddha Repentance ceremony is done because it is believe that it is due to your past life bad karma that gives you an afflicted Bazi. After the Medicine Buddha puja and the 10,000 Buddha Repentance ceremony, the monk will do some divination to determine whether the affliction has been cured or tempered. If not, then the whole process is repeated. This kind of cure is base on the Buddhist practice.

For Taoism, there is a different approach. A Taoist Priest or Feng Shui Grand Master will usually make a certain ritual for you, followed by you acquiring Ing Deng Pay, which is also called as Ing Tiak Pay (Pay is pronounced as pie). The Ing Deng Pay is actually a small tablet usually made of marble, or hard stone, sometimes wood with special incantations and name of the person. Sometimes it also has crystals depending on the affliction. The Ing Deng Pay can only be made by an ordained Taoist Priest or a Feng Shui Grand Master, because it involves some special incantation and while it’s important that you get the Ing Deng Pay, equally important is the ritual that goes through with the process of making the Ing Deng Pay.

The Ing Deng Pay is almost a dying ritual, because it is quite difficult to do it. In fact, I don’t know of any Taoist Priest here in the Philippines who are able to do it. However, my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong just recently started doing this again with the help of a Taoist priest.

If you wish to know more about the Ing Deng Pay you can read the following blog posts:

 

Note: No photo of an Ing Deng Pay is available for confidentiality reasons. An Ing Deng Pay is a personalized cure that will bear some information of the person.

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