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Is the Vajrapani Ruel Really More Of An Amulet For Financial Luck and Wealth Luck?

Published October 28, 2015 by jptan2012

This is a post inspired by a reader who contacted me thru email several months ago but we were only able to talk recently. CT is a businesswoman in Makati who after moving to their new office experienced a very significant decline with her sales.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

Nevertheless, I’m not writing about her story, but she did gave me an idea that I should I write about this particular post.

A lot of people believe that the Vajrapani Ruel(1) is a very good amulet to enhance financial luck or wealth luck. I think this is a wrong perception, it is a misconception, however, I really can’t blame them because most of my Vajrapani Ruel(2) stories that I write about are of readers or people who has the Vajrapani Ruel(3) then they get some miraculous wealth gains. Nevertheless, to be fair, I also wrote about Vajrapani Ruel(4) miraculous stories that have nothing to do with wealth luck or financial gain. But I think sometimes it is easier to remember the stories that involves money luck because I think as evidenced by the top reason why people request for the Vajrapani Ruel, financial problem is one of the most common concern of not just my readers but a lot of people.

The question then is amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel(5) are for us to enhance our wealth and financial luck? Is this why they are created?

I mentioned CT, and she sent me a link on a person asking another Buddhist blogger about the Vajrapani Ruel(6). What really caught my attention is not the fact that the person is asking about the Vajrapani Ruel(7) authenticity but more of she stressed on the fact whether amulets can give financial or wealth luck.

In Feng Shui there are special Feng Shui charms specifically for wealth luck and financial luck. These are charms that are designed to help a person gain more wealth and money. Taoism, on the other hand has gods or deities that are usually prayed on or displayed to enhance wealth luck, but are not solely for that purpose. In Buddhism, there are also wealth deities like Dzambhala (also spelled as Jambhala) but to say that there very existence is to give us wealth and financial luck is wrong.

So again we go back to the question whether some amulets are designed specifically for financial and wealth luck.

In Thailand, there are amulets that are specifically for wealth luck, but in Tibetan or Chinese Buddhism, I don’t think that there is such an item. So to answer directly, the Vajrapani Ruel(8) is not an amulet designed for wealth luck. Its primary purpose is for protection, be it protection against evil spirits, accidents, or misfortune. However, in the process, protection can be quite broad. For example, the Vajrapani Ruel(9) may protect you from bankruptcy, and maybe the way for the Vajrapani Ruel(10) to give you that is to enhance your wealth luck. It can also be said it protects you from not getting what is rightfully yours, such as the story of KP. He simply got his inheritance at the time that he really needs.

But needless to say I cannot pretend to know and be able to answer all questions. Why is it then some people get financial blessings even if they are not in any danger of going bankrupt? This I don’t have an answer. I can only presume that they are simply getting what they truly deserve.

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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Etiquette for Mistresses: A Feng Shui, Taoist, and Buddhist Perspective!

Published October 15, 2015 by jptan2012

Several of my friends have watched the movie of controversial celebrity and presidential daughter Kris Aquino. They said that the movie was nicely done; but that they all seem to have agreed that it might give the wrong notion that the life of a mistress despite of the difficulties is a glamorous life. On top of it, they all said that it might connote that once you leave the relationship mistresses will most likely have a good life such as the movie has portrayed.mistress

Now, as a Feng Shui blogger, I have received several emails, text messages, and calls about wives whose husband has a mistress, or mistresses that are having problems with their partners or with the family of the partner. Trust me when I say that I have heard both sides.

In our society, it is easy to take sympathy to the wife and condemned the mistress. But the truth as in everything, it is not always black and white. I’m not condoning mistresses but there are times that a mistress is as much as a victim as a wife and also sometimes beneath the uncomfortable set – up they are really the protagonist. However, I’ve also seen and talked to many wives (not to mention their children) who have suffered so much because of mistresses. What I’m saying is judgment should not be easily passed and if possible it should only be passed once we have truly understand all sides of the people involved.

However, let me say something, that in Taoism and Buddhism and Feng Shui, being a wife whose husband has a mistress, or being a mistress, and even being a husband who has a mistress has some reasons. It can be karmic; it can be because of a flaw on your Feng Shui or bazi. But that doesn’t these things make it right, but it doesn’t mean that it makes it wrong either.

One of the basic precepts of Buddhism is NO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, while technically speaking in Buddhism there is no marriage in the strictest sense of the word, having sexual relationship with a person you don’t love or out of lust or physical attraction or money counts for sexual misconduct. Furthermore, although there is no wedding or marriage in the strictest sense of the word, sexual relationships out of marriage or extra – marital affairs are considered sexual misconduct.

Does this mean that a mistress is bad? To answer that I would like to say that both in Taoism and Buddhism a person is not judged by its actual and final action but by its deepest and most sincere intentions. There is a big difference between being a mistress because you want a comfortable life and love a married man, as being a mistress because you truly are in – love and truly believes that what is happening won’t hurt anyone. In Taoism and Buddhism, no one can judge but fate and we are all judged by our deepest intentions.

However, I would like to post some Etiquette for Mistresses in asking for help thru Feng Shui or amulets to better your situations:

  1. Admit that you are a mistress and trust that if you are talking to the right person you shall not be judge.
  2. Do not white wash the situation. Just state the situation, as it is base on your side.
  3. Do not speak for the guy. Do not say that he had you because the wife is evil, which leads to the next etiquette.
  4. Do not speak ill about the wife to help better your position because the bazi or the chart will show the truth anyway.
  5. Acknowledge your situation and accept it.
  6. Realize that sometimes it is really not your fault. That what you have may be really true.
  7. Most important of all, while you may ask for an amulet to better your situation, do not ask for the world’s most powerful amulet like the Vajrapani Ruel because you want your partner to leave his wife, or you want the wife dead.

Writing this because I have had so many encounters with mistresses who ask for amulets and wishes the wife of their partner ill. While it is not wrong to help better your situation be it due to the fact that your partner is really miserable with his wife and that it will help everybody if they simply separated, it is wrong to ask for an amulet simply because you want them to get separated so you can be the legitimate one.

Again, there is no judgment, I know that in some cases a mistress is really the one that is loved and deserves to be the number one. I have one or two readers who consulted me that in my honest opinion base on their charts they are really destined to be with their partners. But in the end, this should not be abuse, and that in the end no can judge and decide if this is the case except the people involve and fate.

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Basic Buddhism 4: What Is Buddhism?

Published September 26, 2015 by jptan2012

Buddhism is considered as a religion. However, technically speaking, even if it has an estimated 300 million people around the world who are considered as Buddhist, Buddhism is not a religion in the sense that there in no God in Buddhism. Buddha is not a God. But more on that on my next post about Buddha.

Buddhism has its origins about 2,500 to 3,000 years ago when Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was himself got enlightened. Buddha itself means ‘the enlightened one’.

To a lot of Buddhist, Buddhism is a way of life, a kind of philosophy because philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’ and the ultimate of Buddhism is to be truly enlightened with the right wisdom.

Buddhism explains the real purpose of life and also helps you attain it. I know of a lot of Christians who has turn into Buddhism because it answers the basic question as to why people suffer. Buddhism explains why injustice and inequality happens. But more importantly it provides a guide on how to live one’s life that will lead to true happiness.

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Can You Still Pray to Your Christian God Even If You Have Feng Shui Charms and Amulets?

Published September 7, 2015 by jptan2012

One of the most common questions I receive from Christians, especially Catholics, is even after they got an amulet like the Vajrapani Ruel or Surangama Mantra Amulet, or a Feng Shui cure or protection like crystals is whether they can still go to church or pray and do novenas.

More often they ask this question feeling a little ridiculous and some are almost like they’re ashamed of even considering asking it. But the truth is this is a very common question and I received such questions very often!

I can only answer this question in Feng Shui and Taoist and Buddhist perspective.dalai lama

First Feng Shui is not a religion, although it widely use in religions like Hinduism, Taoism, and most Buddhist lineage. So for Feng Shui there is nothing wrong if you use it even if you continue to practice your Christian faith.

For Taoism and Buddhism, especially Buddhism (which is technically also not a religion), there is no judgment of what is right and wrong, and they will never claim that their belief is the only right belief. For both, there must be a continuous search of the truth, so again, it is perfectly fine for a Buddhist to go into a Catholic church, and thus it is also perfectly fine for one to continue to practice your core religious belief even if one practices a segment of their faith like the use of amulets.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

I think the real question here is what would the Catholic Church say? Without going into details I think the Catholic Church would simply say that these items are from the devil. But who is to say that they are right? I know that a real Buddhist will never say that believing in Jesus Christ is wrong.

PC, I write this post for you. Hope it answered your question. For me, you can still do your novenas even if you have the Vajrapani Ruel. In the end, the decision is yours.

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Kuan Yin Miracles: Proof that Miracles Do Happen With or Without Amulets! (Part 3)

Published June 29, 2015 by jptan2012

Kuan Yin2As I said in the first two parts of this series the Kuan Yin Miracles stories are being shared because I want to stress the point that as much as Buddhist amulets like the very much coveted Vajrapani Ruel are powerful tools to have to help us tap into the blessings of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, one need not have them to experience their wonderful and amazing power.

The first two of this series was shared with me by a Zen Master and this next story was shared with me by a dear friend.

CL is the eldest of 4 children. He was also brought up as a Catholic Christian, but has mentally converted to Buddhism because he felt that it was Buddhism who was able to answer some of his pressing questions about suffering.

The very first thing he learned about Buddhism are Karma and Buddha himself, but when he heard about the story of Kuan Yin he seem to have felt some affinity with the Bodhisattva of Compassion, so much so that he started wearing an image of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.

One day, when he was working in his office, all of a sudden they experienced a power outage. Thinking that it was a normal brownout, they decided to ignore it. CL is working on the 11th floor of a 12 – storey high building. He and his officemates ignored the power outage, and continued working with the help of the sunlight coming in from their office windows.Kuan Yin

After a while they started hearing sirens from a fire truck and they wondered as to where the fire is, but generally ignored it. But then, his officemate got a call from one of their colleagues. This particular colleague was out of the office for some errand and was just returning from work. Apparently, CL’s office building was on fire which started a floor below from CL’s office, which is on the 10th floor. They didn’t notice the smoke because the fire was on the other side of the building. Furthermore, as what appeared in the investigation afterwards, the fire alarm system of the building didn’t worked.

When they were informed of the fire, that’s when they noticed the smoke coming in from beneath the floor. His other officemate made the mistake of opening the door, and soon their office was also on fire. Meanwhile, their colleagues who were downstairs informed the fire fighters that some people where still in the 101th floor. Their ladder was unable to reach the 11th floor, but CL and his officemates were instructed to get break the glass of one of the windows, and there is a fire escape ladder just outside of it. They did as they were instructed.

Maybe they were in a panic, or maybe it is because it was an old building and the fire escape ladder has never been used and was so rusty that they’re unable to push it down. Furthermore, only one person can step out of the window to fire escape ladder because more than one would also put them in danger of falling off the building. By this time, everybody was already scared, and some felt hopeless. They were 8 of them in the office, which is already on fire. Out of desperation, CL fervently called on Kuan Yin to help, and started chanting Kuan Yin’s name. CL can’t be sure, but he thinks on the third time he called on Kuan Yin’s name, the fire in their office seems to have simply been blown out by a strong wind, and at the same time, the guy in the fire escape ladder said that he was able to successfully pushed the ladder down.kuan yin 5

To make the long story short, they were all able to escape without any injury, aside from being really shaken, and for a brief check – up to ensure that they are all fine and had not suffered any damaged because of smoke inhalation.

CL firmly believes that it was Kuan Yin who helped them escaped that day!

If you wish to know more about Kuan Yin, please do read the following posts:

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Kuan Yin Miracles: Proof that Miracles Do Happen With or Without Amulets! (Part 2)

Published June 28, 2015 by jptan2012

kuan yin 4bIn my previous post, I said I’d be sharing three different Kuan Yin miracles stories. The first of these two stories are shared with me by a Zen Master, while the last account is something that I personally heard from the one who experienced it.

I wanted to share these amazing stories to help people realize that although I believe in the power of wearing Buddhist amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel, I still believe that miracles can still happen with or without them.

In the first part of this series, I shared the story of DY and that of her helper. How somebody who doesn’t even know Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, at the time of her extreme need was able to get the Bodhisattva’s help.

Today, allow me to share another wonderful Kuan Yin miracle story. This happened in Oklahoma. As most people in the US would know, Oklahoma is usually visited by strong tornadoes. In one of the strongest tornado that hit the place, a mother and her son experienced the compassionate miracle of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.tornado

I don’t know their names, so for purposes of this post we will call the mom KB, short for Kuan Yin believer. KB is is an American who attends a Buddhist class in Oklahoma, where he found out about Kuan YIn.

Being a single mom, KB was naturally very busy in trying to earn a living and in raising her son, because of this she missed out in monitoring the warning issued for one of the worst tornado to hit Oklahoma. It was already too late and she was unable to run to safety when she found out about the tornado, and she can already felt it’s force. She can do nothing else but embrace her 4 year – old son and call out for help to Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. However, all of a sudden she felt her son being pulled away from her by the strong wind and she lost consciousness.kuan Yin3 white

KB woke up in the hospital, and when her doctor, who happens to be somebody she knows as well, saw her the first thing that the doctor told her was that she’s very lucky because she was found several blocks away from her house, and aside from minor injuries she is perfectly fine. She was also told that her house was flattened, and that she need not worry about her son because her son is in the other room.

KB went to see her son to see how he was doing even though her doctor and friend had informed her that her son was doing fine. That’s when she heard from her son what really happened.

According to KB’s son, when they were pulled apart, a woman in white appeared and carried them off to safety, after which this woman fought with the tornado and won. The story in the eyes of the 4 – year – old boy is quite simple, but KB firmly believes in her heart, that the woman in white is no other than Kuan Yin Bodhisattava, which is oftenly portrayed as a lady in white.

So remember powerful amulets such as the Vajrapani Ruel are tools, you can still experience amazing miracles even if you don’t have the Vajrapani Ruel as long as you have faith.

If you wish to know more about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, please do read the following posts:

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Kuan Yin Miracles: Proof that Miracles Do Happen With or Without Amulets (1)

Published June 27, 2015 by jptan2012

kuan-yin21Today, allow me to share with you some amazing stories of miracle associated with Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, also known as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, or Goddess of Mercy or Bodhisattva of Compassion very often mistakenly called as Buddha of Compassion, or Kannon (Japanese, and also spelled as Cannon). She is perhaps one of the most popular Bodhisattva of Buddhism, so much so that she was adopted by Taoism as their Goddess and also most Christians, who believes in Feng Shui associates her to the Virgin Mary.

I have written extensively about Bodhisattva Kuan Yin before and you may read all three articles by clicking on the link/blog title below:

As you can see, I really want to share more stories that talks about natural remedies to problems and/or the power of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas even without the aid of amulets or charms like the WISH FUFLFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT and VAJRAPANI RUEL or other Feng Shui cures. I do believe in these things, I believe that these things are aids in hastening the miracles we need in our life. And they are very effective in helping us get the blessings that a lot of us really need in our life. But my mistake is sometimes I have unconsciously led people to believe that natural remedies or basic cures such as FIRM BELIEF, MANTRAS, SUTRAS, and other NATURAL FENG SHUI CURES such as the use of fruits, salt, etc. are not as effective. These things especially when done fervently and with faith are equally effective, or maybe even much more effective, as the Kuan Yin miracles series will show. So please read on and realize that while amulets are wonderful tools for us to tap into the power of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, we need not despair if we can’t have them or if we can’t afford them.

Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin is known as Cannon in Japan. Notice that even though the image looks feminine, the breast is exposed and its flat signifying a breast of a man. This is to signify that Kuan Yin has no gender.

Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin is known as Cannon in Japan. Notice that even though the image looks feminine, the breast is exposed and its flat signifying a breast of a man. This is to signify that Kuan Yin has no gender.

The first two of these three stories were shared with me by a Zen Master that I really trust, and one of the two stories she shared happened here in the Philippines. The third story was something I personally heard from a dear friend.

DY is a Filipina of Chinese descent who grew up here in the Philippines. She was raised as a Catholic and never really believed in Buddha, much more with Bodhisattvas like Kuan Yin. However, when a friend invited her to attend a Buddhist class, she found out about Kuan Yin and started to develop a certain belief in Buddhism. However, she never took the formal vows of being a Buddhist and she has remained to be a Catholic. Until one day, something happened in their house that leads her to believe in Kuan Yin. kuanyin1

While talking to her house help, this helper started to shake and lose her consciousness. She was having some form of a seizure, and DY got really scared because she was at a lost as to how can she revived here helper. Out of desperation, she remembered what a Buddhist nun told in the class that in times of trouble, one could call on the name of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva by reciting OM MANI PADME HUM or NAMO KUAN SHI IN PUSA or NAMO KUAN YIN BODHISATTVA. So DY proceeded to whisper in the ear of her helper to call on Kuan Yin by chanting NAMO KUAN YIN BODHISATTVA. After a while, this helper’s seizure stopped and she became fine again. But that’s not the real miracle.

When DY talked to her helper, the helper confessed that it wasn’t the first time it happened, that it has happened to her several times in her province. She would always see this dark monstrous like figure who seems want to enter her body. She would fight it, and she’ll have a seizure. The difference is this time, she heard somebody tell to chant NAMO KUAN YIN BODHISATTVA, which she did, and all of a sudden a “bright” lady showed up and drove the monstrous like being away.

DY became a Buddhist after that incident.

As you can see in this story, neither DY or the helper really believes in Kuan Yin and neither are they wearing Kuan Yin pendants but they still were able to tap into the power of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. Although, wearing the pendant of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva is not really essential for us to be able to tap into her blessings, wearing it as an homage to her will help us have stronger affinity with her.

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