It is so ironic that some people will use the name of a god or a Buddha or a Bodhisattva to curse some people, thinking that it will make it more powerful or thinking that they are right to do this.
Saying – MAY GOD / BUDDHA / BODHISATTVA PUNISH YOU! – Is actually creating bad luck for the one who utters it and not for the one who receives the curse! And yes, saying that a person should be punish is a curse because it creates an energy of suffering for the one you hate, but unfortunately since you are the one who directed that kind of energy using the name of a God or a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, it will bounce back to you. Not because they will punish you instead but because the law of karma indicates that using a holy being for your evil desires will make that energy bounce back to you.
I cannot speak for the Christian or Muslim God, but in Buddhism, the Buddha or Bodhisattva are compassionate beings who are incapable of feeling anything negative. It’s all about compassion. In fact, when we do something wrong they through the merits that we generate will save us from hell or a bad rebirth (if we have enough merits). They never punish us.
When we suffer, when we have bad luck, that is because the law of karma. The Buddhas or Bodhisattvas has nothing to do with it. It’s part of the law of the universe where it is not controlled by the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas.
Obviously, karma is a very complicated topic. The Buddhas or Bodhisattvas has nothing to do with it, although they can help save us from some bad karma if we have enough good merits or if they shower upon us some blessings. Wearing their images or amulets is a ways of earning those merits. But they will never put upon us some negative karma to let us suffer. If we do something wrong, it is our own karma to pay. It can’t be passed on to us.
Having said that, and going back to the topic, cursing for somebody to be punished or suffer using the name of Buddha or Bodhisattva will only create negative karma on the person who wishes it!
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Ridiculous as it may sound, even I was surprised, that there are people who would want to get a powerful amulet like the Vajrapani Ruelsimply to harm others. I don’t want to get into details because part of the conversation was done in confidence, but the realization what the amulet was for came in hindsight.
You see somebody wanted to get an amulet just because this person wants to get rid of a person. I don’t think this person would do it physically, but this person is under a twisted notion that by getting an amulet it will this person so much luck to the point that the person that he wants to get rid off will pass away!
First, the amulet will not do that. It will not have such an effect, but simply thinking about it like already ‘spiritually’ committing an act of murder, and using an amulet for that intent, even if it will not happen creates so much negative energy and bad karma for those who intended to do it.
In this case, I had the realization in hindsight; this person is so bitter and angry. This person would always want to appear nice, but he is totally disconnected with the people that surrounds him. Even the one person who is supposed to be really close with him avoids him. All these are making her really sad and depress! I’m also quite positive that the hardships he is going through is doubled because of the very negative intent of directly inflicting harm with the use of a Buddhist amulet.
Did I mention that “the amulet refuses to go to him”?
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