“How do I protect myself from witchcraft or evil eye?”
I have been asked this question a lot. That if I were to charge ten Philippine peso per person every time I’m asked this question, I would have earned several thousands of peso by now.
In order to save time from answering this question, I thought I’d just write about it.
But before we talk about that, it begets the question as to evil eye or witchcraft is real?
If we were to base our answer on Buddhist Sutras and Taoist texts, the answer is definitely yes. In fact, one of the Shakyamuni Buddha’s disciple, Ananda, was bewitched by a witch so that he will break his vow of celibacy and sleep with her daughter who happens to be a hospitality girl. This is where the Surangama Mantra started, and it was followed by the Surangama Sutra.
Evil Eye is basically “usog” in Filipino. This happens when a person who has a strong neutral or bad chi looks at you and intentionally or unintentionally wish you bad thing, and that bad thing happens to you. Or when a person gives you that look and you start to get sick. This is quite common than we realize.
Witchcraft on the other hand is not very common. I believe that it still exist, however, it is not as common as most people think it is. Doing witchcraft is much more complicated and requires a lot of chi. however, contrary to popular belief, despite the negative connotation of the word; witchcraft does not necessary mean evil. There are positive witchcraft, it really depends on what energy you use. But for the purpose of this article, witchcraft here refers to something evil or bad.
Here are top 5 ways to protect yourself from evil eye or witchcraft:
STAY POSITIVE AND STAY GOOD. If we stay positive and if we stay good we only attract positive chi. this should help protect us from all those evil eyes or negative power of witchcraft.
WEAR AN AMETHYST OR CLEAR QUARTZ. Wearing these two crystals will provide us with a positive auric shield. However, this is only effective for evil eyes and light form of witchcraft. If you are attacked with something stronger then this definitely will not work.
TAKE A SALT BATH. If you suspect that you got the evil eye or witchcraft is being done to you. Take a salt bath, make sure you use rock salt, sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, or the rare black salt. Put approximately 1 tablespoon of the salt on a small pail of water and use this at the start before you shampoo or soap yourself. For a bathtub, use about a cup and soak in it for a minimum of 5 minutes. Do this for one to three days for evil eye. If you suspect witchcraft, do this for 7 to 21 days.
WEAR A POWERFUL AMULET. One of the best ways to protect you from evil eye and witchcraft is to wear some powerful amulet. My favorite is definitely the one that is regarded as the world’s most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon called Vajrapani Ruel, but of course the Surangama Mantra Amulet blessed by a high ranking monk should work very well as well, the Illness Suppression Amulet is also a very good protective amulet for evil and witchcraft. The Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is also a very powerful amulet for this purpose.
CHANT PROTECTIVE MANTRAS IN A DEEP MEDITATIVE STATE. Chanting protective mantras in a deep meditative state, in a state that you are almost not aware of your surroundings is a very good protection against evil eye or witchcraft. The following mantras should prove helpful if chanted one after the other: (1.) OM AMI DEWA HRIH (2.) NAMO SAPTANAM SAMYAKSAM BUDDHA KOTINAM TADYATHA OM CHALE CHULE CHUNDI SOHA (3.) TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAYRE BHAYRE SAUMA SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADISHTANA ADISHTITE SOHA OM SARVA TATHAGATHA USHNISHA SITATAPUTRA HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SOHA.
When you are feeling down and if you think you’re good chi is being depleted, it is very important to address this right away, because when you ignore this kind of problem, not only it may lead to depression but it may lead to a series of bad luck.
One good way to address this concern naturally is to play with children or simply is around them. Just go to the park, watch the kids play and you can talk to their parents. Or you can take your children or nephew or niece out and just do whatever they like to do and try to be kid again. You’ll be surprised how this simple ‘exercise’ can be a very good Feng Shui cure and bring back your natural good chi!
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Singapore is such a small place that very few people have their own stand-alone house. And a lot of times, those who have their own house become unintentional target for the jealous evil eye. I say unintentional targets because people who envy them unintentionally send out negative chi to them.
However, there is a simple cure for this and that is you only need to plant flowers in front of your house. Aside from creating good chi and deflect negative chi caused by the evil eye because of jealousy, this also serves as a distraction wherein people will notice first and admire the beauty of the flowers before admiring the house which may seem extravagant for a country that has very limited space.
Of course, while this is a common practice in Singapore, this is a Feng Shui cure that is applicable to all of us.
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Today I would again like to share a short post on how a person can use natural Feng Shui remedy to drive away bad luck.
I love sharing natural Feng Shui remedies because I know that most Feng Shui cures like the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, or those that use jade or natural precious or semi – precious stones can get quite pricey. The only draw back with using natural Feng Shui cures is that you have to replace them quite often, at best and depending on the weather, they may last up to 2 weeks.
If you are experiencing some bad luck you can use the pomelo fruit or pomelo leaves to drive the bad luck away. What you can do is put unripe pomelo in your living room and/or dining room. One pomelo will do but making it 3 pieces will be great. If you have an altar, in lieu of the living room, you can put it on your altar instead. If the bad luck is really bad and affects the whole family, you can put one piece of unripe of pomelo in each of the room of the house. Take them out when they’ve ripened. Eat them or give them away after you’ve used them as a Feng Shui cure. Replace them with new pomelos if things haven’t gotten better.
You can also use pomelo leaves, boil them in water and use the water to wash yourself. It will definitely help in driving the bad luck or bad chi away!
I know that yesterday’s article about embracing a tomb and taking pictures of it creates bad chi. I know that people will now ask whether keeping a picture of a loved one will also create bad chi.
Generally speaking in Feng Shui keeping a picture of dead person creates bad chi. However, there are some exceptions to the rule because one has to consider other factors that creates energy.
For example, for Catholics Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa are people who died, but I don’t think keeping their picture will create bad chi because a lot of the Catholics considers them as living saints. To relate it to a Buddhist perspective, they are people who exude so much positive chi while they are living that their very image creates positive chi because it can only invoke positivity.
However, keeping a picture of Adolf Hitler at face value is bad because he embodies evilness, at least to most people. I would like to clarify though that I’m not here to judge the core humanness of the names that I mentioned above, but I’m only judging as the facts in history presents itself. In Buddhism, no one can judge a person is good or bad despite of their acts because no one can judge the core value or belief or reason for an act.
Keeping a picture of a dead person that you don’t personally know will also create bad chi, because there is nothing that will change that energy. However, keeping a picture of a person that you love, will not create bad chi, because the feeling of love towards the person should create enough positive chi to either temper it if not kill the bad chi.
Most Chinese will keep a picture and an alter of a dead relative. This usually creates good chi because one continues to ‘nurture’ the love by offering incense and/or food to the dead ancestor. However, this only becomes bad when the time has come that the younger generation feels neither love nor respect to the dead ancestor. Then the bond starts to break and there will be no buffer for the bad chi.
In summary, it is bad to keep a picture of a dead person because it creates bad chi. However, a ‘living saint’ and love creates much stronger positive chi that the bad chi these pictures create.
The other day a friend showed me a feed on his Facebook about a mother who went to her daughter’s tomb. The mother took pictures of the tomb while she was embracing the tomb. This bothered me because what she was doing is attracting a lot of bad chi.
I believe I’ve mentioned in my previous posts that it is better to cremate a person, because a tomb will create a Feng Shui energy that will certainly affect the family of the deceased and the future generations. This aspect of Feng Shui that deals with the tomb is called Yin Feng Shui, and personally I don’t want to deal with it, it is much more difficult aspect of Feng Shui. Cremating a person will devoid any form of chi or energy thus in Feng Shui it is a preferred mode of internment.
However, as mentioned this mom took pictures of her visiting the tomb of her child and posted it on Facebook. This should be fine if one wants to share her feelings to friends and families who are abroad, but I think embracing the tomb is a little too extreme.
Generally speaking in Feng Shui taking pictures of a tomb creates bad energy, it is literally copying and/or duplicating the Yin energy of the tomb. Needless to say, that is bad.
This mom went a little further, she lied on top of the tomb and acted like she is embracing the tomb. What she is doing is fully absorbing the yin energy of the tomb, which is a very bad thing to do. You might think or say that she is only a mom who misses her child so much that she embraced the tomb because she feels that the body of her child is in the tomb. This may be true, but at the risk of sounding cruel or heartless, it still doesn’t change the fact that no matter what is your religious belief the person is no longer in there, the ‘body’ has become an empty vessel!
The other day we talked about what may cause disharmony amongst siblings. Today, allow me to talk about another Feng Shui blunder that causes arguments, however, unlike the earlier post this one is not ‘exclusive’ to siblings, but affects anybody whose door faces another door.
This may bedroom doors facing another door, or office doors, or your main doors, or gates. Everybody inside the house/office/room/etc. on both side will be affected by this Feng Shui blunder. What happens is that you’ll be trying to directly pull at the chi and sharing with the chi. When this happens, you’ll naturally feel animosity towards the other person on the other side of the door, the people on the other end will also feel the same way, and because of this you’ll end up creating misunderstanding with each other.
It’s easier to cure to this Feng Shui blunder if the flaw is inside an office or house, all you need is to put a bright light in-between the two doors thus creating more yang chi. However, if the blunder is between to main gates then the problem is harder to resolve. Both parties must agree to put a bright light beyond the main gate.