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Why It Is Better to Be Vegetarian or Vegan in Feng Shui?

Published Marso 24, 2017 by jptan2012

Vegetarian-Vegan-Diet-Heart-HealthThere are several religions that advocate for vegetarianism or even going completely vegan. This is because they believe that eating other forms of sentient beings is a sin because it harms other sentient being for humans to simply be able to satisfy their taste buds and stomach.

Is there any other reason not to eat meat and become Vegan or Vegetarian?

In Feng Shui, although it is not discussed much it is actually better to become vegetarian because plants do not carry sentient chi. You see, when a sentient being like animals or fishes are slaughtered for meat, they go through a tremendous amount of negative emotions, and yes, science has proven a long time ago that animals have emotions and can feel. While it is their karma to suffer that kind of death, it doesn’t mean that we should participate with it, and the truth is we human being when we eat, it means we encourage and participate the violent death of these animals. vegan-vs-vegetarian

Those negative emotions become negative chi and are retained in their meat, and when we eat them we definitely are ingesting a lot of negative chi also.

Christians may argue that it should be okay for them. Remember that the Ten Commandments say: THOU SHALL NOT KILL. It doesn’t say thou shall not kill another human being, it simply says thou shall not kill. It’s encompassing any forms of killing.

By eating meat, we encourage more killing and this create some negative karma for us, more than that, eating the actual meat that is believed to have retained the negative chi will also make us absorbed those negative chi. Remember energy is neither created nor destroyed, but it can be transferred.vegan-pyramid-web-big

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The Case of The Eerie Resemblance of Enzo Ferrari and Mesut Ozil: Is This A Case of Reincarnation?

Published Hunyo 9, 2016 by jptan2012

Buddhists and Taoist believes in reincarnation, a belief wherein the spirit or soul of a dead person gets to be reborn again. For these two religions, it is not a matter of proving it but rather understanding the obvious signs that we give regarding our past lives.

It is believe that sometimes we may retain our physical looks. This is also the reason why a lot of New Age people believes that Enzo Ferrari, the founder of Ferrari, reincarnated as Mesut Ozil.

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Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari was born February 18, 1898 and passed away August 14, 1988 at the age of 90 years old. If you want to know more about his life, I suggest you Google him, there are a lot of written materials about him.

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Mesut Ozil

On the other hand, Mesut Ozil who was born October 15, 1988 is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. If you look at their pictures there is an eerie resemblance between them. If you don’t know them one would even say they might be twins.

This eerie resemblance led people to think that Mesut Ozil is the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari, especially because Mesut Ozil was born approximately two months after Enzo Ferrari passed away.

Now the question is Mesut Ozil the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari?

If we are to be base it on Buddhist beliefs or teachings, the answer is NO. Why?

In Buddhism, the Sutra says that once we passed away, our soul will be reborn again either on the 7th day or 21st day or 35th day or 49th day after. It can be reborn as human again, or animals, or we could be reborn as hungry ghosts or if we are really good, then we can be reborn as heavenly beings.

Also, it is written in the Sutras that our consciousness or soul enters our body upon conception! Meaning our soul enter our ‘body’ as early as when the sperm meets the egg!

So taken these into consideration, base on Buddhist beliefs, it is impossible for Mesut Ozil to be the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari because Mesut Ozil would have been already 7 months pregnant when Enzo Ferrari passed away.

However, admittedly, I don’t have any explanation as to why there is an eerie resemblance between the two of them.

 

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What to Do When One Sees A Dead Animal?

Published Mayo 15, 2015 by jptan2012

In my previous post, I talked about the story of Mahakassapa (also spelled as Mahakasyapa) and Ananda. In that particular post I talked about reincarnation, which I have talked about before, and subtly introduced a Buddhist accepted belief that I have never fully talked about here on this blog. This belief is about the accepted Buddhist teachings that all sentient beings reincarnate and has a consciousness and that we may have come from animals or insects and can be reborn as such.

In Buddhist temples, Mahakasyapa (Mahakassapa) is usually on the Buddha's left side (from our point of view - right side) and Ananda is on the Buddha's right side.

In Buddhist temples, Mahakasyapa (Mahakassapa) is usually on the Buddha’s left side (from our point of view – right side) and Ananda is on the Buddha’s right side.

Hope to be able to talk more about it in my future blog articles. However, today I would like to talk about what one should do if one sees a dead animal. In my previous post, I mentioned that Mahakassapa prayed over the dead cat and buried the cat. The question is what we can do for the dead animal these days.

Like Mahakassapa, it would be great if we can pray over a body of a dead animal or insect by reading a sutra over it. The Medicine Buddha Sutra and/or the Past Vows of the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra) and then bury the dead animal or insect. If this is not possible or it may take time, you can do either of the following, put a printed copy of the sutra or a mantra on top of the body of the dead animal. If you can bury it, please do.

Still if this is not possible, chant the Medicine Buddha mantra (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA), or the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM) or the Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion (OM MANI PADME HUM) and the Amitabha Mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRIH or NAMO AMITOFO) as many times as you can then blow over the dead body of the animal or insect. If possible bury or cremate the body.

Some Buddhist Temples would conduct a collective prayers for all animals being slaughtered for human consumption. Compassion and respect for this animals as sentient beings is the primary reason why a lot of Buddhists are vegetarian.

Some Buddhist Temples would conduct a collective prayers for all animals being slaughtered for human consumption. Compassion and respect for this animals as sentient beings is the primary reason why a lot of Buddhists are vegetarian.

Still if this is not possible and you have the Vajrapani Ruel, which is a very powerful Buddhist amulet, you can simple place the Vajrapani Ruel near the body of the dead sentient being and then chant OM VAJRAPANI HUM three times or seven times.

Doing this out of great compassion is the best reason and it will earn you some tremendous amount of good karma. Doing this because of wanting to earn some good karma merit will work as well. But it may not as big as simply doing it because of great compassion.

 

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Myth Buster 5: A Tortoise or Turtle Slows Down Career, Business, Wealth, and Personal Growth

Published Pebrero 25, 2012 by jptan2012

I often here people say that having a turtle as a pet or having its image in the home or office is bad. In fact, I once saw a mom scolding her son for buying a turtle for a pet without asking her permission. Heard her tell her son that having a turtle in the house is bad.

This is one of the greatest and most common misconceptions. A turtle or tortoise is considered by a lot of people as bad because it is slow and timid. However, the truth is a turtle or tortoise is one of the most powerful Feng Shui protection and enhancer one can have.

For Feng Shui purposes, will just use the term tortoise, while a turtle and a tortoise has some biological differences with each other, they are actually have the same Feng Shui effects, so in Feng Shui a turtle and a tortoise is one and the same.

As mentioned a tortoise is one of the most powerful tool one can use both as a protector and enhancer. The tortoise is one of the Four Feng Shui Animals (some people call this as 4 Celestial Animals but only two of the animals in the 4 Feng Shui Animals are actually considered celestial) that should always be present or represented in any home or establishment.

The 4 Feng Shui animals are the Green Dragon, which is in the East, the Red Phoenix that should be present in the South, the White Tiger that is located in the West, and finally, the Black Tortoise, which is in the North. However, East-West-North-South here doesn’t exactly refer to the compass direction. In an actual Feng Shui setting, East is represented by the left side of the house, South is represented by the front side of the house, West is represented by the right side of the house, and North is represented by the back of the house.

For now we’ll focus on the Black Tortoise or simply Tortoise. A Tortoise symbolizes stability, strength, and support, does it always has to be put at the backside of the house. If your family needs financial stability, putting a tortoise at the back of the house will help you have the said stability. It is a great protection and energy-strengthening tool.

Placing a tortoise behind your workplace will also give you the career stability that you need. Furthermore, it gives you the energy support that all career people need, especially if you work in a highly competitive atmosphere.

One other function of a tortoise is for longevity. In this sense, it is better to put the tortoise in the actual compass north.

You need not get a real turtle or tortoise, in fact, unless you can really take care of them properly, it is better to simply get an image of a tortoise. I personally believe a tortoise made of metal or jade works best. Getting a real tortoise, and not being able to take care of them properly may cause more harm than good, specially, if they die because of neglect.

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