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Recite A Sutra (4): Attract Auspiciousness and Cure Bad Feng Shui With The ‘Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra’!

Published April 23, 2016 by jptan2012

All sutras are powerful, but admittedly I am quite partial towards the sutra that I’m sharing with you today. I’m talking about the Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra.

Why?

Not only because it is a powerful sutra, but more than that the Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra is a sutra that proves Feng Shui really exist in Buddhism. The truth is there are some lineage of Buddhism who downplays Feng Shui, in particular, Zen Buddhism, they will tell you that Feng Shui is ‘useless’. I’m putting it in quotation marks because what they will usually say that Feng Shui is impermanent, thus they believe that one should not practice it. Yes Feng Shui is impermanent, anything that changes is impermanent and I totally understand where that belief is coming from, but I believe that Feng Shui should not be practiced just because it is impermanent. In fact, it is part of the Tibetan Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism. I will discuss about this topic more in my succeeding post. However, what I want to say here is that the Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra is one sutra that shows Feng Shui is quite important.

In the sutra, as you read you will see it in details, Shakyamuni Buddha when he still has His human body talked about inauspiciousness brought about by bad directions, bad funeral site, etc. This obviously indicates Feng Shui.

Anyway, I will discuss about that in detail in my succeeding posts. For now, I would like to share that reciting this sutra will surely bring about a lot of auspiciousness to the person reciting it. Furthermore, it is also quite important to recite this sutra when you moved in to a new house or office or when you are experiencing a spade of bad luck. On top of that, if you think a place has bad Feng Shui constantly reciting this sutra in that place will help temper the negative effects of the bad Feng Shui.

I also would like to draw your attention to the fact that in this sutra, only three Bodhisattvas were considered more than auspicious, and they are Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (also called or spelled as Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin, Gwan Yin, Guan Yin) who is described as auspicious and compassionate, Bodhisattva Majushri who is described as auspicious and wise, and Bodhisattva Vajrapani who is described as auspicious and powerful. This is further indication that Vajrapani Bodhisattva, whose extension power is found with the world’s most powerful amulet – Vajrapani Ruel – is indeed a very powerful Bodhisattva. But I’m getting off track here but I thought this is an information that I should share with my regular readers, especially those who have the Vajrapani Ruel.

You can download the The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra.

But remember, as always when reciting a sutra one has to chant 3x NAMO FUNDAMENTAL TEACHER SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

Followed by the Sutra Opening Gatha:

The Dharma Infinitely Profound and Subtle

Is Rarely Encountered Even In A Million of Kalpas

We Are Now Able to Hear, Recite, and Follow It

May We Fully Realized the Tathagatha’s True Meaning

Then recite the sutra!

You can read all the other post about the ‘Recite A Sutra’ Series:

  1. Invite Wonderful Blessings in Your Life by Reciting A Sutra!
  2. Recite A Sutra (1): Create Harmony and Peace Thru The Powerful Sutra Called ‘The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra’!
  3. Recite A Sutra (2): Get Healed or Good Health, Create An Aura of Protection, Attract Wealth, With the Power of ‘The Medicine Buddha Sutra’!
  4. Recite A Sutra (3): For Protection & Unlimited Blessings of Auspiciousness Recite One of the Most Powerful & Highly Revered Sutra Both in Tibetan & Chinese Buddhism Called ‘The Diamond of Perfect Wisdom Sutra’!

OH AH HUM: A Useful and Short But Powerful Mantra!

Published April 13, 2016 by jptan2012

OM AH HUMToday, I was asked whether I have done things that I’m ashamed of. The quick answer is yes. I don’t have to think about it. Some of these things are intentional and thus are more shameful, but most are not. But whether intentional or not we create karma for every act. Karma has been planted and so corresponding karma shall be reaped.

Please note that in Buddhism an act or the word act constitutes the following: SPEECH, THOUGHT and DEEDS! So a bad thought is a bad act.

Sometimes, no matter how much we try we unintentionally do wrong things, or bad things, and while we can only be judge with our deepest intention, an act is an act so it has a corresponding karma. How can we then help prevent bad karma from happening if we unintentionally created it?

We chant the short but powerful mantra – OM AH HUM.

OM AH HUM cleanses us from the immediate light negative karma that we acquired with our speech, thought and deeds. This negative karma may become hindrances for us to receive blessings.

OM AH HUM is also a protection mantra; so whenever you find yourself in danger, simply chant this mantra.

OM AH HUM is also a very powerful environment purifying mantra. Chanting this mantra in a room will cleanse it of any negative karma. So for example, one just had a fight in a room, chanting this mantra in that room will help cleanse the room of the negative chi created by the fight.

OM AH HUM is also known as the Protection, Environment Purifying and Immediate Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra.

 

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Invite Wonderful Blessings in Your Life by Reciting a Sutra!

Published April 1, 2016 by jptan2012

I am a believer of the power of amulets; needless to say my favorites are the very powerful Vajrapani Ruel(1) and Surangama Mantra Amulet(1). The numerous personal testimonies found on this blog is testament as to how powerful wearing amulets are, especially the Vajrapani Ruel(2) which has showered a lot of people who has requested it with tremendous wealth luck, money luck, and financial luck. Wearing an amulet is like carrying an extension of a Buddha or Bodhisattva’s energies. However, the sad truth is not everyone will be able to avail of a powerful amulet. But of course, there are other ways of tapping into the power or energy of a Buddha or Bodhisattva.

In the past, I have written a lot about the importance and benefits of chanting a mantra, and a lot of you (my readers) has emailed me or texted me or personally shared with me the testimonials of how chanting a mantra has helped in your personal life or even in your career.

Chanting a mantra, for me, is one of the most powerful ways to connect and tap into the energies of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. Some people might say it is not as effective as having to wear an amulet like the Surangama Mantra Amulet(2) or Vajrapani Ruel(3). Well, there is truth to this, but I believe in some ways, chanting a mantra may be even more effective if we are able to chant it under deep meditation. How deep? To the level that you are no longer conscious of you’re surrounding. If we are to chant in that level of deepness, I would say it is even more effective than wearing an amulet. But whether we are able to chant it deeply or not, it is bound to have some effect, and we will definitely feel its power.

However, today I would also like to add and discuss the importance of reciting a sutra.

Amitabha_Sutra_bookA sutra or sutras are Buddhist teachings, usually ones that has been personally taught by Shakyamuni Buddha when He still have a physical body. Although, there are some sutras that was taught by different patriarchs. One of the most famous one is the 6th Patriarch Hui Neng. His sutra is called THE PLATFORM SUTRA OF THE SIXTH PATRIARCH. On my future posts I will discuss more about the sutra of the patriarchs. But for now let us focus on the sutra of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

I have mentioned before that mantras are powerful words lefts to us by the Buddha himself for us to chant to evoke some power. These mantras are usually found within a sutra. And as mentioned a sutra is a teaching taught by Shakyamuni (also spelled as Sakyamuni) Buddha. In effect, even when it has undergone a translation, it is still considered the very words of the Buddha.

Basically, a sutra is a teaching of the Buddha, and while the Christians and Muslims has the Bible and Koran (respectively), which is a compilation of different ‘books’, in Buddhism the sutras are not compiled. But there are a lot of different sutras.

As I said, a sutra is the Buddha’s teaching, within them are found the different mantras. But more than that, simply reciting (reading it loudly) carries a lot of blessings with it. As to what type of blessings it carries depends on the sutra being read, and these blessings are usually mentioned within the sutra itself. So reading a sutra doesn’t only bring about knowledge about Buddhism, but it also brings about blessings and this is another form to tap into the power or energies of the Buddha or Bodhisattvas.

But there are important things that one should remember when you got hold of a sutra. They are the following:

  1. You should treat it like a holy object only because it is a holy object.
  2. Don’t put it on the floor or a chair.
  3. If you placed it inside a bad, make sure you don’t put the bad on the floor or chair.
  4. Do not bring it inside restrooms, unless if its worn as an amulet.
  5. Do not sit on it.
  6. Do not lie on it.
  7. Do not put things on top of it.
  8. In keeping it, make sure you placed it on a high clean place.
  9. In keeping it, as much as possible put it on a vertical position and not horizontal. If horizontal (again) please make sure you don’t put anything on top of it unless it’s the same sutra.
  10. Take care of it like it’s the most precious book that it is.

In my next posts, I will share with you some of the sutra that I regularly read. Some of them I have written about in the past but it is worth writing about them again.

But for now, remember that while the Vajrapani Ruel(4) or the Surangama Mantra Amulet(3) are powerful amulets, there are other ways of tapping into the energy of the Buddha or a Bodhisattva.

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Why Bad Things Happen To Good People? Is There Really A Good Answer to This?

Published March 18, 2016 by jptan2012

Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question that has been asked so many times, in so many situations, and in so many different forms. Sometime we may also ask why do good things happen to bad people.

But is there really an answer to this question? In Feng Shui and Taoism the answer lies in your chart and in fate, and in Buddhism the answer lies in karma. But are these really answers?

I raise this question now because I was asked this question a few days ago. And unlike before I have an immediate answer and the answer would be karma. But sometimes that in itself is a cruel answer.

Because of the sensitivity and involvement of a high profile family, I will not be able to share a lot of details about them. But basically I’ve yet to meet a person who has to say something about this family. From the Patriarch down to the grandchildren, people only have good words for them and my own personal experience with them, although they are really rich to the level of owning private learjets, several buildings, and hectares and hectares of properties, politicians even ‘bow’ to them, they remain to be the most humble and kindest people I’ve ever met, especially the patriarch. Words will not be able to describe how rich they are, but words won’t be able to describe also how nice, kind, and compassionate the whole family is especially the patriarch and the matriarch. Their staffs are relaxed around them but always give them the utmost respect and love.

I’m sharing this because I want you to understand how rich and how nice they are. They’re simply one of the best people you’ll ever meet in this world. And while they’re really rich, they always use their money to help better the lives of other people, but what’s even amazing is that they don’t only use their money to help, they also give themselves to help people. They would devote their time and knowledge and get physically involve in helping people. When they help they really help giving a part of themselves in the process, they don’t just send money.

Then tragedy struck, one of the grandchildren had an accident, was hospitalized for a few days and then eventually passed away.

While they’re technically not Buddhist, they believe in Buddhism, and the first question they have in their mind is why did this tragedy struck their family and why did it happen to a very healthy young man. Somebody else ask the question as to whether the goodness, the kindness, the generosity of the patriarch is not enough for him to go through the pain of losing a grandson!

Well, I can go on and discuss karma, collective karma, and how it is much more difficult to cure and avoid collective karma, but can I? Should I even attempt?

According to BM, my reader and friend, who have been featured in this blog several times, there are things that are not meant to be answered. Is she right about this? Do I agree with her? I personally saw the goodness of this family, and in fact BM said I’m so blessed to have met people like them, especially somebody like the patriarch and matriarch of this family, and so when this tragedy struck I personally saw their pain and although I went there to lend a helping hand, at one time I broke down and cried with them, they don’t deserve the pain that they experienced and is experiencing. But why do bad things happen to good people?

Karma… But then I really don’t know. I’m sure there’s a valid explanation somewhere but right now I don’t have it. And so with all humility after giving it much thought, I have to accept what BM said. SOME THINGS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED. Maybe there are questions that are not meant to be asked.

I called my Guru Lama and posed the same questions, and surprisingly, or maybe not, he said the same thing. SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED, but then he clarifies, SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED OUTWARDLY, SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED BY RELIGION OR BY SCIENCE, THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT CAN ONLY BE ANSWERED WITHIN. He clarified that although karma plays a very important role in our lives, it’s never black and white, a short life doesn’t mean bad karma or long one does not necessarily mean bad karma, but he said everything has a good answer from within. Sometimes we have to look for the answers, the lesson from within.

This still doesn’t answer the question as to why bad things happen to good people, but as BM and my Guru Lama said there are questions that are not meant to be answered. But that doesn’t mean that we should stop learning the lesson that can be found from within.

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Meeting A Long Time Friend Who Happens to Be a Very Generous Actor – How the Vajrapani Ruel Created An Opportunity to Solve the Financial Problem of A Person!

Published March 17, 2016 by jptan2012

To this day, a little more than a year after I was blessed to be able to introduce the Bodhisattva Vajrapani, which is described in the ‘THE NOBLE STACK OF AUSPICIOUSNESS MAHAYANA SUTRA’ as auspicious and powerful Bodhisattva (Vajrapani Bodhisattva is the only Bodhisattva to receive this kind of description because is brings in a lot of auspiciousness and He is known to be very powerful that He creates a lot of miracles), and the Vajrapani Ruel, I’m still totally amazed by the number of positive feedbacks and testimonials I get from people who invoke the power of Bodhisattva Vajrapani by inviting the Vajrapani Ruel or simply by chanting his mantra – OM VAJRAPANI HUM.

Today, allow me to share with you another wonderful story of how the Vajrapani Ruel created opportunity for a person to meet an actor who in turn paved a way for him to have his own micro business.

AK, is a 25 year old half – Filipino, half – Middle Eastern man. He grew up here in the Philippines that is why his Filipino is quite good. According to AK, his life was good, they are not rich but neither they are poor. That is until his father died when he was 18 years old. Being the eldest in the family, it was left upon him to help his mother, and life has been such a struggle since then. They find it hard to have their income work for a family of 11, including the mom and so while he, his mom, and one of his sister works really hard, having so many mouth to feed makes it naturally difficult for them to make ends meet.

It was his mother who read my blog, and so when AK decided to move to Manila to try his luck here, her mother saved up enough money and insisted that AK meet me to get a Vajrapani Ruel. AK met up with me and was honest in saying telling me that he doesn’t believe in Feng Shui or Buddhism and that he had a fight with his mom because of the Vajrapani Ruel. In short, he was bordering on being brutally frank and honest to being rude. However, he clarified that he will get the Vajrapani Ruel not because he believes it will give him good luck but for her mother’s peace of mind who totally believes in it.

This happened a few weeks ago and I didn’t expect to hear anything from AK and I was a little concern that he might not notice the miracle should it happen because he doesn’t believe in it. However, Bodhisattva Vajrapani has something else for both AK and me.

As mentioned, AK came here to start working because they practically have to work everyday in the province and double jobs to make both ends meet. To be fair with AK he didn’t leave his province until he was sure that he’d be able to get a job here. While it’s a job that he doesn’t like, he believes that it should be enough for a while until he is able to find a more suitable job.

Vajrapani Ruel

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.

When he got the Vajrapani Ruel he was already in Manila for 3 weeks and has been working in his new job as store clerk for a retail store for 3 weeks already. According to AK to save up money he would usually go out of the mall for lunch so that he can buy ‘cheaper’ or more affordable food. That was his routine since he started working. On the 5th day that the Vajrapani Ruel was with him, he followed his routine, but this was interrupted by the fact that there was a film crew shooting on the carinderia (eatery/small food stall) where he usually eats. He was about to leave when he noticed amongst the crowd is the cousin of his childhood best friend. He has since lost contact with his best friend when he is about 15 years old. He approached the cousin of his childhood best friend, he admitted he was wondering whether the cousin would still remember him, and even before he was able to get near the cousin saw him, and ran towards him.

They said their hellos, and AK soon found out that the cousin was actually working as a personal assistant of AK’s childhood best friend, whom AK knows is now a famous actor! To make the long story short he was able to meet his childhood best friend. He never thought that he will meet his childhood best friend again, and since his childhood best friend has since then become a famous actor he never expected that this will still remember him or still want him to become his friend.

When his childhood best friend who is now an actor learned about his plight, he decided to hire AK and gave him a much higher salary. He also gave AK approximately Php 60,000.00 to help him start his micro business, which is a food cart business. AK then called on another brother to come to Manila to help take care of the micro business while he works for his friend.

Now, AK believes that it was the Vajrapani Ruel that paved the way for him to have the luck of reconnecting with his childhood best friend who now happens to be a very rich and famous actor. This reconnecting then paved the way for him to get money luck / wealth luck / financial luck that he needs.

By the way, for AK what sort of sealed the belief that it was the Vajrapani Ruel that created that miracle is the fact that he later found out from his best friend that the original location of their ‘taping’ is not really at the eatery where AK frequents, but because of a problem of a previous location the production team had to change and immediately look for a new location and has fate or Vajrapani Bodhisattva thru the Vajrapani Ruel would have it, it happened to be at the eatery where AK eats.

AK said while he still has a long way to becoming totally financially stable, he can see that he is on his way there.

 

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

For questions, comments, and suggestions please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

Preventing Other People From Having An Amulet Brings Bad Luck!

Published February 17, 2016 by jptan2012

I believe I have written about this topic before but it is worth repeating again. Sometimes because of our selfish and self – centered attitude we prevent people from having their amulets. This in Buddhism is considered a mortal sin because in a way you prevented a person from having their luck. This is wrong whether one believed in the power of amulets or not. Whether the act is intentional or not it carries a corresponding negative effect to the person who did this.

The most common reasons this happens is when a person acquires an amulet just because he or she thinks he needs it. Thus preventing other people who really need it from acquiring it.

Other reasons are when you wanted to reserve an amulet even if you’re not sure to get it. Or when you got an amulet thinking that you can simply return it when you realize you don’t want it. All these things will create so much bad luck to a person. Thus it is very important that you think twice or thrice before getting an amulet because you’re initial selfishness whether intentional or not might bring more bad luck.

Similarly when a person bad mouths an amulet this also creates bad luck.

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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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