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A Quick Post About the Things to Avoid During the Hungry Ghost Month!

Published Agosto 28, 2017 by jptan2012

Some of these things I have written in the past, some maybe just now. But allow me to quickly share a few things that one should avoid doing during the Hungry Ghost Month (Ghost Month) especially the Hungry Ghost Festival (Ghost Festival) which for this 2017 is on September 5.

Things to avoid:

  1. Avoid disturbing around and under the altar because the hungry ghosts loves to dwell around those areas because they want the yang energy.
  2. Avoid disturbing the kitchen or dining area or even the market or anywhere where there is food. Hungry Ghosts crave for food and so they might be in those areas.
  3. Do not put new fish tanks or aquarium in your house, because this might enhance the yin energy that is already pervasive during the ghost month.
  4. Do not hand wind chimes. Contrary to popular Feng Shui belief, there are a number of non – commercialized, traditional Feng Shui masters and Feng Shui experts who doesn’t believe in the use of wind chimes because a wind chime attracts spirits. I also subscribe to this belief They attract both good and bad spirits, so how can you siphon the good from the bad?
  5. Do not leave red cloths or red strings lying around the house? Red has one of the strongest yang energy and hungry ghosts will naturally crave for them.
  6. Avoid whistling especially after dark. Same principle with the wind chime, they may get attracted with the sound and they might latch on to you.
  7. Avoid properly putting any footwear beside your bed, always turn the footwear away from the bed or turn one of them over. Properly placed footwear may attract spirits to you.
  8. Do not hang your clothes overnight. Hungry Ghosts are not just hungry, they also lack clothes, while they don’t need it, they might feel that they need one because they still long for their human body. Hanging it overnight might lead them to ‘try it’ and it will cause extreme bad luck or even some hauntings.
  9. Do not pick up money on the streets or on the floor if you don’t know who owns them. Even if they’re just coins. A spirit might have latched on to it already and you will bring them with you.
  10. Do not look back if you hear a ‘pssst’ or if you hear somebody calls you in an empty space or street.

I also received some emails and questions as to what one can do if one really has to undergo a medical procedure this ghost month. I have written about this before and you can check it out by clicking here. However, please note to try to avoid this and if this is not possible, for major operations, or for medical procedure, which may be considered routine but involves senior citizens or children below 7 years of age, it is best to have the Vajrapani Ruel and/or a gold Kalachakra pendant.

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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The Magic of A Five Colored String in Creating Good Luck!

Published Agosto 3, 2017 by jptan2012

Today, allow me to share with you a short post on how to create good luck simply by using simple items. Those simple items are simple 5 different color of strings.

When you are experiencing some bad luck, and naturally would want those bad luck to turn into good luck, simple get 5 different strings. Get the colors RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLACK/BLUE, and WHITE. These colors represent the five elements – FIRE, WOOD, EARTH, WATER, and METAL.

In front of your altar, light an incense, then pass the string three times above the incense burner, after that tie a knot at one end of the string then proceed to braid them, while braiding chant OM MANI PADME HUM.

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This is a sample of what you want to achieve. But do not use metal hooks, you would want to knot it in the end.

The idea is to make a braided string long enough to become a bracelet. If you have long enough braided string, stop chanting and tie a knot again, make sure you have enough strings on both ends to tie a knot on your wrist. After you’ve done this, tie it around the wrist of your receiving hand. Leave it there, do not untie it even if you take a shower or swim. You should see some changes in your life within 7 days after doing this. Note though that this works best for small bad lucks.

Soon the strings will break, don’t worry about it, it’s just a normal wear and tear. Once it has broken off, bring it to a temple and leave it there.strings

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Do Not Cut Your Mala Bead Even If The Thread Is About To Break!

Published Pebrero 24, 2016 by jptan2012

Several weeks ago I got a frantic call from a friend who said she has been experiencing a lot of bad luck lately. The first thing I asked her is whether she made some renovations, because I’m familiar with her house and office and I have done some Feng Shui audit on them. She clarified that they have not made any renovations, and so I had to recheck her Bazi /Paht Chee chart but there is simply nothing in her chart that indicates as to why she is having a series of bad luck.mala bead2

I did an oracle for her, but because I’m clueless the oracle that I did is really broad. Nevertheless, the oracle indicates that her bad luck has stemmed out of something that she did. And so she has to rack her brain and think about as to what bad things she has done, and she simply can’t remember anything because according to her she really tries her best to be good. Without knowing as to what the cause is, I decided to ask her to simply get a Vajrapani Ruel, because the Vajrapani Ruel is an amulet that helps protect you from negative energies or chi, especially the one that you don’t know what really the cause is. While the Vajrapani Ruel has a lot of wealth luck, or money luck, or financial luck testimonials from other readers, it is primarily a protection amulet.

Before we parted, because we haven’t seen each other for a long time, we decided to chat a little more. I told her about the new online crystal store that I discovered, and she told me that she is still using the Mala Beads (Buddhist prayer beads) that I gave her before every day for chanting mantra. She then said that it was restrung because the old string is almost breaking, and she is afraid that it might break while she is chanting her mantras! Voila! I now know the cause as to why is having some bad luck! She had to cut the old string of her Mala Beads before it even give out on its own!

What she did was a terrible blunder. Do not cut your mala beads before it give out on its own. If you think it’s about to break take extra precautions only to make sure that you don’t lose any of the beads. But wait for it to break on its own do not cut it, because breaking it signifies that you are cutting all the good energies that goes with it throughout the years that you are using it.

The next question is wouldn’t it bring bad luck it break while you are using it? The answer to that is not! It’s a natural occurrence and breaking comes with time. In fact, some Buddhist monks or Buddhist nuns even believe that when it break, the Buddha or Bodhisattva name or mantra you are chanting at that moment is showing you that they are breaking the bad luck from the good luck. Thus it is important to replace it on the same day that it breaks. Personally, I don’t know whether this is true or not because some Buddhist monks or nuns, especially the one in the Zen tradition doesn’t believe this.

If you live in a place where replacing the Mala Beads (Buddhist Prayers Beads) is not easy, I would suggest getting one in advance and put it on your altar or a safe secure place for safekeeping and take it out once the need arises.

Going back to my friend, well, she is just happy that the Vajrapani Ruel took away all her bad luck!

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Taking Home Some Good Chi from Holy or Sacred Places

Published Marso 31, 2012 by jptan2012

Whenever I go on a trip, I always make sure to visit a holy or sacred place. In China, I always try to visit a famous temple or a sacred site like Mt. Putuo. In Bangkok, I visit the famous Four – Faced Buddha. In France, I try to visit Lourdes.

An image of the largest Kuan Yin in the world which is found in the holy mountain in China - Mt. Putuo.

It doesn’t matter whether the holy or sacred place is a Buddhist site or a Muslim site or a Catholic place. As long as it’s considered holy or sacred I try to visit it and take with me a slice of good chi from the holy site.

I do this by getting a small amount of earth from the site, or in the case of Lourdes I buy some ‘holy water’, or I get some burnt incense ash from their incense burner.  I then bring them home and put them on my altar or in the garden.

The natural things found in these places imbibes the positive chi of the holy or sacred place and bringing them to your house will ‘bless’ your place with their chi.

However, you should make sure you mentally ask permission first before you get anything from these places. It is also advisable that you do a thank you offering for the ‘blessing’ that you’re taking home.

There are different ways of doing an offering. You can either offer some flowers, incense, or donate some money.

Feng Shui Tips for a Safe Travel

Published Marso 15, 2012 by jptan2012

In my previous post – SIGNS OF A BAD TRAVEL LUCK, I talked about signs and/or omens of bad travel luck. I will now share with you the things that you can do before your travel to avoid these omens and to ensure a safe travel.

In the old times, a Taoist and Buddhist will never travel without consulting a Feng Shui expert or the Tong Shu, a Chinese Almanac, to check what are the auspicious and inauspicious travel date. However, this practice is slowly fading away, even amongst Feng Shui believers. Nevertheless, I still check on auspicious or neutral travel dates, but I personally avoid inauspicious travel dates.

Other than looking for the auspicious or neutral dates, I also do the following ritual before I travel:

I go to the temple to light some incense for a safe travel. I also pray for my family who is going to be left behind.

On a piece of yellow paper, I put my name and names of my travel companion. Details of my travel like departure date, flight number, destination, address abroad, arrival date. Then I put this under an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva in our altar at home.I burn the said once I’m back.

I start praying the three full mala of the Kalachakra Mantra –OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT – three times a day, three days before I travel. I continuously to do so while I’m abroad and until on the day arrive.

Just before the flight, or the cruise, I visualize Sun Wukong at the front of the plane or ship, and is the one in control. To know more about Sun Wukong, please read – GETTING TO KNOW THE ‘GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN’ MONKEY GOD CALLED SUN WUKONG!

I also always make sure that I have my WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT with me. If you don’t have this you can also wear any Sun Wukong pendant. A Kuan Kong will also do. Aside from the WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION pendant, I also have my Kuan Yin pendant, Kalachakra Pendant, which is one of the symbols found in the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

A Taoist Ritual Against Hostility

Published Marso 4, 2012 by jptan2012

Today, I’m again sharing with you another email from a reader that I received last Jan. 18, 2012. I’ve emailed my response to his question, however, I would like to share it now also for the benefit of those who may going through the same thing and/or for those who simply want to know, specially because the same reader just called last night to inform me that my suggestion seemed to have worked.

MW, my reader’s initial, sent me a private email to inquire about a Feng Shui cure for a hostile neighbor. According to MW, their neighbor in their subdivision is quite hostile towards them. The matriarch of the neighbor would often complain about their ‘smelly’ food, the noisy children of MW and his wife, the noisy dog, the neighbor also complains about how she can smell the fumes from their car in the morning when they’re about to leave, and in the evening when they get home. As if that’s not enough, the neighbor also complained about the pond in MW’s garden, which she said she could see from her bedroom window, and she also said that she’s afraid that the pond may be a breeding ground for dengue causing mosquito and she even ‘suggested’ that it be removed. She even went as far as approaching the homeowner’s association president to request that MW be pressured to get rid of the pond!

MW and his family have lived in the said subdivision for more than 20 years already. That’s where he grew up and inherited the house from his parents when they migrated to the US. Hostile Neighbor is relatively new and has been there only for 3 years. Hostile Neighbor first moved in with her family-another couple with some children, and for reasons unknown to MW, she seems to live in the house on her own now. She just has some maids with her.

MW and I exchanged numbers so we can talk about his problem properly. On the phone, MW explained that they’ve tried everything already. They went to talk to her, invited her to their home, send food to Hostile Neighbor, offer to run errands for her. They did these things because his wife said that they should be more understanding given that Hostile Neighbor is already old and that she may be feeling lonely. However, all of their efforts were turned down, except the running of some of her errands.

MW decided to contact me because the matter has become so bad already and that not a week goes by that Hostile Neighbor will not shout something bad against them. It may be about the food, the car, the dogs, the pond, or even about their house help, but every week Hostile Neighbor will shout at them through their windows, and it seems to be getting worst each week. There are times that Hostile Neighbor is not contented with shouting, she would even go to MW’s house and ring the bell like it’s an emergency or like she’s been there forever and they’ve just been ignoring her!

MW said they believe in Feng Shui and has consulted a couple Feng Shui consultants who suggested that they make some renovations and/or buy some Feng Shui cures to deflect the poison arrow that’s causing the hostility from the neighbor. MW followed their advice but nothing happened.

When MW presented me with this matter, I just have to believe that the Feng Shui experts that he consulted are correct in saying that the hostilities are not caused by the bad Feng Shui of MW’s house. MW also clarified that they really haven’t had any major renovations and everything seems to be fine before the neighbor moved in. They’re certainly in good terms with their old neighbor, the previous owner of Hostile Neighbor’s house.

It’s possible that the hostility that they’re experiencing is due to either of the following reasons: Bad Feng Shui of the neighbor’s house that causes so much anger to the owners that is dumped on them because as they said aside from the house helps nobody else is with Hostile Neighbor, or it is deeply rooted in the BAZI of Hostile Neighbor.

A neighbor’s Feng Shui will have some effect on us, just like our Feng Shui will have some effect on them. However, it’s pretty obvious that we can’t do much about our neighbor’s Feng Shui. So what do we do with problems like MW’s?

Since MW is also Chinese and a Taoist – Buddhist at that, I suggested for him to do a Taoist ritual that may help protect him and his family against the hostility brought about their neighbor. I once suggested the same ritual with an aunt who is experiencing the same problem with her neighbor.

Like I said, just last night, MW called again to inform me that the ritual seemed to have worked. It’s been about 3 weeks since the hostilities have stopped. Whether it has stopped forever or not has yet to be seen, but do allow me to share the ritual here.

First you’ll need to get 7 pieces of lime. In China, they usually use Mandarin Lime or Mandarin Orange, but any lime will do. In the Philippines, it can be our local lime, which is Calamansi or you can also use Dalandan.

Fill a big white bowl with tap water.

If you have an altar, call on the saints or deities or Buddhas on your altar. Do this by lighting 3 incense sticks and call on their help to help subdue the hostilities coming from your neighbor. If you know the full name of the neighbor, please mention his/her name. Place the incense on the incense urn or incense burner.

Get the white bowl of water and let it pass through the smoke by rotating it 3 times above the incense urn or burner. Rotation should be done in a clockwise manner.

Get the lime and let it be smoked by the incense as well. You do this by letting it pass through the incense smoke 4 times also. Just like white bowl of water.

Cut 2 pieces of the lime and squeezed it’s juice into the water.

Place the rest of the lime and the white bowl of water on the wall separating your house and that of the neighbor’s house.

Leave it there overnight. The following day, anytime after sunrise but before 9 in the morning, simply splash the water with limejuice on your side of the wall. If you live parts of Europe where sunrise doesn’t happen until 9 in the morning, do it between 6 and 9 in the morning.

Take the rest of the lime and throw it on the trashcan. If possible, throw it on a river, if you live near one.

Do the ritual for 7 consecutive days.

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