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The Curious Case of A Powerful Relationship Thai Amulet!

Published Pebrero 7, 2013 by jptan2012

Again, it’s been a while since I’ve written something. After I came back from Thailand to get the Jatukam Amulets and for my much-needed spiritual trip, I never had the opportunity to properly write anything again.

I promise to do more writing in the coming days.

However, for now I would like to write about the curious case of a powerful relationship Thai amulet handed to me by a monk.

Before anything else, allow me to share that my trip to Thailand has been a very fulfilling trip but it also saddened me a little because I found out from my friends and contacts in Thailand that there is a proliferation of fake Thai amulets. This is because most Thai amulets are quite pricey, a lot of scrupulous businessmen decided to take advantage of this situation and decided to manufacture amulets y the bulk and sell it to the public at low cost. Sometimes, these fake amulets, according to my Thai friends, are even more beautiful and are ‘properly stamped’ with a trace number to give it a more ‘genuine’ feels that people do fall for it and believe that they are really authentic. It seem not to occur to the buyers that it is very unlikely that the monks will have the technology and capability to stamping of the control numbers, etc.

It is because of this that I’m unable to buy a lot of amulets, because I really have to be careful that I don’t get anything that’s fake. I’m just glad that friends who are also Feng Shui enthusiasts and are Buddhist are there to guide.

It is because of one of my Thai friends that I came to have a powerful relationship Thai amulet. However, my friend’s intention was not for us to get an amulet but to introduce me and my friends (from the Philippines) and cousin to a miraculous Buddhist image. I shall post about this miraculous Buddhist image soon.

My Thai friend brought us to this temple. Told us to pray to the image and as fate would have it a monk was giving a blessing at that time. So my friends, cousin, and I took this opportunity to get some blessing from the monk.

My friend getting a blessing from a monk.

My friend getting a blessing from a monk.

The curious this is that after our group got our blessing, the monk informed us that he was able to discern from the incense that we lighted that two people from our group will benefit from some very rare amulets, that has been with him for a little more than 35 years. He said, which was interpreted to us by my Thai friend, that his ‘master’ or teacher, a monk who passed away 35 years ago made the amulets.

The monk said, his teacher told him to keep the amulets for 30 years under the image of the Buddha, and after that for him to ‘dispose’ of the amulets to temple goers who may benefit from them.

They were 8 different amulets that were made at the same year. The amulets are powerful amulets for Health, Wealth, Relationship (Love), Family, Witchcraft, Protection from Ghosts, Karma Cleansing, and Grave Ill Health. Except for the amulet for health, wealth, and relationship (love), all the other amulets were already pass on to temple goers whose incense smoke indicated that they should be receiving the amulets.

Now we were told that 2 people from our group would be receiving two of the remaining amulets. I was a little skeptical at first, because we have to make donations to the temple in exchange for the amulets. The amount was a little high. But after some ritual, it was discern by the monk that I should be receiving the amulet for health and that a friend should be receiving the amulet for wealth. I was really surprised by his accuracy because I know for a fact that base on my Bazi I should be very careful about my health for the next few years. Furthermore, the reason my friend join me for this trip in Bangkok, is because one of their business is not doing so well, and he needs fund to put up a bigger capital to save the business.

While preparing for the final blessing of the amulets that we got, the monk approached us again and said that I should be getting the other amulet as well. He was referring to the amulet for relationship (love). I was a little surprised because I’m not in a relationship and not really looking into getting into one. I voiced this to the monk through my friend. But the monk responded that somebody I know would need the amulet. It occurred to me that my sister who is married might need it, so I got the amulet for her. However, the more I think about it the more I got certain that I made a mistake because I think my sister is in a good relationship with her husband.

However, as soon as I came back, a reader who was planning to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant, called me to inform me that she’s having a problem with her partner. I didn’t put two and two together at that time, and assured her that the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant might work for her.

Nevertheless, as fate would have it, every time she was trying to send money for the pendant, she’ll encounter problems that will prevent her from sending the money. In the process, she started calling me more often to share with me about her problems with her partner. In one of our conversations, I felt that her problem was so grave that only a very powerful amulet will work for her. That was my ‘aha’ moment. That’s when I realize that the amulet may be for her.

This is the amulet that's for relationship luck. It's made of clay, but inside are some special prayers and powerfull ingredients.

This is the amulet that’s for relationship luck. It’s made of clay, but inside are some special prayers and powerfull ingredients.

I informed her about it, but she seems to be unenthusiastic about it, and is bent on just getting the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant. I took this as a sign that the amulet is not for her. However, when I did an MO or oracle, it indicated that she really would benefit from the amulet that I got in Thailand. I then mentioned this to her again, and this time she became more receptive, and more than that when she tried to send the money, there was almost no problem.

The last time I talked to her, she’s already wearing the amulet. I’m very positive that she’ll really benefit from the amulet!

 

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FAQs About the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet

Published Enero 3, 2013 by jptan2012

It was only last Dec. 30, 2012 when I wrote about the Jatukam Ramathep amulet. The title of the post is – JATUKAM RAMATHEP: THAILAND’S MODERN POWERFUL AMULET OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.

I was quite surprised when less than 24 hours after posting that particular article, I’ve received so much inquiry about it. I also received a lot of emails inquiring about the Jatukam amulet. I decided to get the top 5 questions and answer them here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ADDED JANUARY 3, 2012 22:45: I decided to include this FAQ because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions through email about the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet.

Q1: Do we need to have the amulet blessed or cleansed from time-to-time or after wearing for a long time? The answer is NO. The only who can bless the amulet is the Buddhist monks who made them. Actual blessing of the pendant is done through an empowering meditation and special prayer done in the mountain and the sea, and facing East, West, North, and South. However, if people touches your pendant, it might be a good idea to let it pass over an incense smoke. 

Q2: Is there a special mantra for the Jatukam Ramathep amulet? The answer is NO. Just wear it and it will start working for you.

Q3: Can the Jatukam Ramathep amulet be shared from one member of the family to another? This is not a very ideal thing to do. However, since the amulet is quite pricey, this may be an alternative. A family member who may be experiencing a spade of bad luck can wear it.

Q4: Are the Jatukam amulets available online real? My answer to this particular question is ‘I don’t know’. You will have to check whether they are really a reputable supplier. As mentioned in the article, there are a lot of other Buddhist temples, and, unfortunately, even ‘businessmen’ who started making their own Jatukam Ramathep amulet. Remember, if it didn’t come from Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, and was not made by the monks from that temple, and if doesn’t have the material from the said temple, then it is not a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. It needs to have all the component to make it a real Jatukam Ramathep amulet. When buying online, I suggest you do the following: 1. CHECK THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ONLINE STORE. 2. CHECK WHAT BATCH OF JATUKAM ARE THEY SELLING. Note that Jatukam amulets are in high demand, the truth is there is no longer single Jatukam Ramathep amulet available in the market from the last batch (before this latest one recently released) that was made. If it’s an original Jatukam Ramathep ask them from what batch it belongs and ask how were they able to ‘hoard’ and not sell it right away. 3. PRICE IS ALSO A FACTOR. Unfortunately, because of the tedious process, and some of the precious materials used in doing the Jatukam Ramathep it is usually very expensive. The one’s I’m getting from this last batch is quite pricey. It’s THB 11,200.00.

Q5. Is there any special way of wearing the amulet? Unlike other amulets or talismans, the amulet is usually worn outside the shirt. Meaning it is usually worn exposed. However, I personally wear it hidden under my shirt.

 

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.

Four Faced Buddha of Bangkok,Thailand-A Famous and Miraculous Wealth Granting and Protector Deity but He is Not a Buddha!

Published Pebrero 20, 2012 by jptan2012

Thailand is one of most iconic Buddhist country. Their monks to this day still literally beg for their food. Many Buddhist, like myself, goes to Bangkok to see some of the most sacred and majestic Buddhist temples. And like most Buddhist I also went to see the iconic ‘Patron Buddha’ of the country, which is the Four Faced Buddha at the heart of Bangkok.

The Erawan Shrine Four Faced Buddha is not a Buddha but a Brahma!

The famous Four Faced Buddha at Erawan Shrine draws both local and ‘international’ devotees as wells as tourists. The funny thing though, the Four Faced Buddha is not inside a Wat (temple in Thai), it is just in a small patch of land at Phloenchit Road corner Rajadamri Road. In fact, tall buildings around the area, a hotel, and Bangkok’s Skytrain tracks dwarf it. But do not be surprise to see that not a single minute passes by with a person praying or paying homage to the Four Faced Buddha. In fact, keeping the area uncluttered is a big problem for the city officials. They need to have somebody removed the flowers offered to the image every 10 minutes for 15 hours a day. If they fail to do this, the area will drowned in a sea of flowers offered to the Buddha.

Although, famously called as the Four Faced Buddha, Thailand’s unofficial Patron Buddha is not a Buddha, it is a Brahma and technically it has nothing to do with Buddhism. However, Thai Buddhist monks have already quietly and unofficially recognized the 4-Faced Brahma as an unlikely Buddhist deity, that a lot of people has recognized it as a 4-Faced Buddha. In a way, it can be said that the Four Faced Buddha is now an ‘adopted’ Buddhist deity.

The picture depicts of that a usual day in Erawan Shrine. This is just any other normal day. Picture lifted from Joy Holiday site.

There are a lot of Four Faced Buddha in Thailand, but the most popular one is the one Erawan shrine. One proof that the Four Faced Buddha in Erawan Shrine is really miraculous is how much money thankful devotees and worshippers throw in as an offering to the Buddha. In fact, the ‘joke’ there its their second central bank and that’s where they mint baht coins and print paper baht. The money is then used to maintain the shrine and also to feed some poor Thai families.

While I was there I met an American guy who said that he believes that it was the Four Faced Buddha who saved his life. He said, on a previous trip to Bangkok his Thai friend toured him to Erawan Shrine, and this friend also gifted him with a Four Faced Buddha pendant. While he doesn’t a strong religious background, he wore the pendant out of respect and also out of sentimental value for his friend who has been nice. “Besides the pendant is quite nice. Exotic. If you know what I mean?” he added.

Anyway, a few months after he got back to the United States, he experience a ‘…. miraculous event that made me believed in the Four Faced Buddha.” Apparently, while working on an electrical problem in his apartment, something that he felt he could handle on his own, he got electrocuted. He said it was really bad and that he literally felt all the electricity going through his body until he lost consciousness. According to him, his roommate saw him thrown off to the other side of the room! But he doesn’t have any recollection of this happening. He was rushed to the hospital and regain consciousness on his way there. After being observed he was released the following day.

This is a typical Four Faced Buddha pendant that you can buy in Bangkok, Thailand. Some of the images inside are made of real gold. My own Four Faced Buddha pendant is similar to this one.

On his way home he remembered his Four Faced Buddha pendant and thought the medics must have taken it off him. Resigned to the fact that he already lost the pendant, he just forgot about it. About a week after the incident when his roommate was cleaning the apartment, his friend saw his broken pendant under a cabinet. When the American saw his pendant, he just knew right away that it was the Four Faced Buddha that saved him.

Another story I heard 3rd hand. My Thai host shared the story with me. He said his officemate was in need of big amount of money for her father who’s battling cancer. Upon the advice of their other officemate his officemate who is need of money went to pray to the Four Faced Buddha. 7 days after she prayed to the Four Faced Buddha she was asked to go S30 hotel in Bangkok to meet a client. When their meeting ended, she went to use the rest room and in the stall the she used she saw a bag that must have been forgotten by somebody. She opened the bag to search for identification as to who might own the bag. What she saw surprised her because there was a huge amount of baht and US dollars inside the bag. She was honest enough to admit that she was really tempted to just get away with the money because it will definitely help her with her financial woes, not to mention the fact tat there was nothing in which she can use to identify the owner of the bag. She even wondered whether this was the help sent by the Four Faced Buddha. As soon as thought of it she also realized that it’s quite impossible that the Four Faced Buddha will be sending help by getting the money from somebody else. She decided to just surrender the bag to the hotel manager.

When she got to reception, there was a frantic girl being consoled by her client. As it turned out the frantic girl is the owner of the bag and she also happens to be the sister of her client. To make the long story short she returned the bag, to the obvious relief of the frantic girl.

They have to 'clean' the shrine every 10 minutes, otherwise it will drown on a sea of flowers and offering and money!

Two days later she got a call from her client. Her client knew of her financial problem because of her father illness from her boss, and as it turn out her client’s sister’s father-in-law is an oncologist in Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, out of gratitude they offered to help her father. Not only will the father-in-law waive his professional fee, he also arranged for somebody to shoulder the medical bills of my host’s officemate’s father. My host said that the father of his officemate is now alive and ‘kicking’! They now visit the Four Faced Buddha every week!

Still another story was shared with me by another devotee who I met online thru the course of my ‘research’ about the Four Faced Buddha. J is a Malaysian Chinese businessman. He visited the Four Faced Buddha at the Erawan Shrine the first time he visited Bangkok. The tour guide told him that the image is miraculous and that it will grant all good wishes. J said he is not a very religious person but seeing the number of devotees that visits the site something just prompted him to ask for his ‘simple’ wish. He has been hoping to expand his business, having 5 children he wants to make sure that he is able to make sure that all children will have financial wealth that he can passed on to them when he gets older. J said while he was sincere in asking for the Four Faced Buddha’s help, he really didn’t give much thought to it. Until he slowly notices that his business was expanding, getting bigger, and more secured. By that time he has already forgotten about the wish that he has asked from the Four Faced Buddha of Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Nevertheless, he was really thankful. He decided to see a Taoist monk friend; J wants the Taoist monk to conduct a thanksgiving ceremony. While talking to J the Taoist Monk suddenly had a ‘vision’ and told J that the best way for the thanksgiving is to thank a man with four faces. The Taoist monk was not sure about his vision but J understood it right away! It was the Four Faced Buddha who granted his wish!

Since then J would travel to Bangkok once or twice a year simply to give thanks to the Four Faced Buddha. Every time he is there he would donate some flowers, incense, fruits, Elephant images, and he would always leave 15,OOO Baht as his thanksgiving. In a way he is trying to pay it forward. He also has invited an image of the Four Faced Buddha into his house and all his family even his grandchildren all wear the image of the Four Faced Buddha as an homage to the deity who granted them wealth.

The Four Faced Buddha in Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand is the most popular miraculous Four Faced Buddha in the world. The irony here is that a number of its devotee becamae a devotee after their first visit to the shrine. Meaning, a number of them visited the site without prior devotion but because they experienced a miracle after the visit they started becoming worshippers of the Four Faced Buddha. However, you don't really need to go to the site to pray to Four Faced Buddha. You can all on him where ever you are.

It’s not surprising that the Four Faced Buddha is miraculous, because even the story of its placement in that particular site was sort of a miracle. In 1956, the government was building the government-owned Erawan hotel. However, the government failed to consult geomancers as to what is the best time to built the hotel and this proved to be problematic. They were several accidents and labor problems that the construction workers threatened to walk out of their work, several times. Geomancers, Feng Shui experts, and Geomancers were called in to assess the problem. They reminded the government that the area used to be a dumping ground of people who were salvaged and also criminals were also used to be displayed and killed in the area. In fact, a portion of the place has become a ‘hungry ghost house’ of these troubled souls. They recommended putting an image of the Four Faced Buddha at the location where they identified as the ‘hungry ghost house’. I’m not really as to how they came about the decision that the image that should be placed there is that of the Four Faced Brahma, but after its installation construction went on smoothly and Erawan Hotel became a landmark until it was replaced by the Grand Erawan Hyatt Hotel in 1987 who happens also to be one of the most successful chain of Hyatt.

The image that you’ll see there now is not the original statue. The original one was destroyed by a mentally ill man who smashed the statue completely destroying it! Some people believed that the man is possessed by the devil. Some people who are in the area chased the man and UNFORTUNATELY killed the guy. The incident completely stunned and saddened the whole nation, a lot of Thais openly wept for the destroyed image, and they all felt that there’s a great misfortune that is about to befall their country. True enough 7 months after the incident they saw one of the most violent political crisis Thailand faced in modern era, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted from his position by a coup de’ tat!

Last May 21, 2006 at exactly 11:39am they have installed a new image of the Four Faced Buddha or Four Faced Brahma. It’s now made of a special alloy that consists of 9 different metals which includes the remnants of the first image and gold and silver.

I personally don’t have any ‘miraculous’ story to share about the Four Faced Buddha, however, you only have to go to the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok to see that its impossible for it not to be miraculous given the number of its devotee or worshippers who attests to the power of the Four Faced Buddha!

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