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Chant – A – Mantra (3c): Daily Mantras to Chant – Mantras for Protection, Business or Career, and Wealth!

Published July 13, 2016 by jptan2012

In the preceding posts of the Chant – A – Mantra series where I talked about the Daily Mantras to Chant, which is basically the everyday mantras that I chant, I talked about the 3 Main Buddhas of Chinese Buddhism and the 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism. The first seven Buddhas and Bodhisattvas whose mantra I wrote about are what you call universal mantras, although I did still wrote about what they are really good for.

On this third part of the Daily Mantras to Chant of the Chant – A – Mantra series I would like to talk about the two other mantras that I chant daily specifically for protection, for business or career and wealth. Both Bodhisattvas are highly revered, one in Chinese Buddhism and the other one in Tibetan Buddhism. But when I mentioned them to my friends and other readers whom I have met in person, the most question they ask is whether they are one and the same.

The answer to that question is no. Bodhisattva Sangharama or Kuan Kong is a very powerful Bodhisattva, although strictly speaking, and I’m uncomfortable writing about this, technically speaking Bodhisattva Sangharama is “lower in rank” compared to Bodhisattva Vajrapani. Why do I say this?kuan-kong-3

Although what we normally hear is simply the word Bodhisattva, strictly speaking there are two types of Bodhisattva, and they are Bodhisattva and Bodhisattva Mahasattva. Bodhisattva Mahasattva is considered higher in rank as oppose to an ordinary Bodhisattva. Vajrapani Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva Mahasattva. Now I would like to make it clear that this difference in ranking is very little, and the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I believe don’t look at it that way.

Other Bodhisattvas Mahasattvas are Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kuan Yin), Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, and Bodhisattva Manjushri among others.

Chanting the mantras of Bodhisattva Sangharama (also known as Qie Lan Pu Sa, Kuan Kong, Guan Gong, Kuan Yu, Guan Yu) and Bodhisattva Vajrapani will provide protection, but more than that it will also shower us with blessing of wealth and good business or good career. This blog is actually full of stories of people who got a lot of blessing from Bodhisattva Vajrapani, thru the Vajrapani Ruel.Vajrapani Bodhisattva

The mantra of Bodhisattva Sangharama is NAMO QIE LAN SHENG CHONG PU SA.

The mantra of Vajrapani Bodhisattva is OM VAJRAPANI HUM.

You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:

  1. Chant – A – Mantra: A Reintroduction to the Wonderful Benefits of Chanting A Mantra.
  2. Chant – A – Mantra (2): When You Need Compassion, Wisdom, and Power!
  3. Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!
  4. Chant – A – mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!

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Chant – A – Mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!

Published July 12, 2016 by jptan2012

In the preceding post, I briefly talked about the importance of chanting mantras daily. Sometimes, chanting mantras takes getting used to and the more we do it, the more we get used to it, the more it is easier for us to learn new mantras. But more than that, chanting mantras should be considered like taking vitamins, we have to take it everyday for us to build resistance, and in this case resistance to negative chi. Furthermore, aside from building resistance to negative chi or negative energies, chanting mantras daily makes us more attuned to the cosmic energy of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas whose mantra we are chanting, not to mention it makes more attuned to the cosmic energy in general.

While we won’t be able to recite the entire mantras daily, because some of them are long and there are really a lot of mantras available for us. Chanting daily mantras of selected Buddhas or Bodhisattvas will also make us, as mentioned earlier, more attuned with the cosmic energy, to the divine cosmic energy of the world of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, in such a manner that when we have to chant a specific mantra for a specific purpose, because we already have a ‘relationship’ with the divine cosmic energy, it is easier for us to be attuned to the energy of the new mantra we are chanting, even this is for only a specific purpose.

Yesterday, I shared with you the initial list of the mantras I chant daily. Namely of the 3 main Buddhas of our time and they are Amitabha Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha (Sakyamuni Buddha) and the only celestial Buddha among the three, Medicine Buddha.

Note: Medicine Buddha is the simplified name. Medicine Buddha’s formal name is Bhaisajya – guru – vaidūrya – prabhā – raja or King of Medicine Master and Lapis Lazuli Light. His Tibetan common name is Bhaisajyaguru.

Today, allow me to share with you the other mantras that I chant everyday. They are 4 Main Buddha of Chinese Buddhism, especially for Pure Land Buddhism and Zen Buddhism.

Note: Zen Buddhism although has Japanese name actually started in China. It’s the English-speaking world that ‘popularized’ Zen Buddhism, but in reality it is called Chan Buddhism.

THE 4 MAIN BODHISATTVAS WHOSE MANTRAS I CHANT EVERYDAY ARE THE FOLLOWING:kuan Yin3 white

  1. NAMO DA PEI KWAN SHI YIN PU SA & OM MANI PADME HUM (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin) – Kuan Yin (also known as Avalokitesvara, Kannon, and also spelled as Guan Yin, Kwan Yin, Gwan Yin) is more popularly known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Sometime people also refer to her as the Buddha of Compassion (although she is not a Buddha) or Goddess of Mercy (although she is also not a Goddess). I have written about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva many times, so I will put the link to those articles below. But it should be noted that perhaps Kuan Yin Bodhisattva is perhaps the most famous and most revered Bodhisattva in all lineage and school of Buddhism. She has become so famous that even the Taoist has adopted her as one of their Goddess. I personally make sure that I always chant her mantra.You can read more about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva by clicking on the links below:

 

  • NAMO DA YUAN DI ZHANG WANG PU SA and OM AH KSTIGARBHA THALENG HUM and OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Great Vow, Ksitigarbha) – Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is known to have committed to the Buddha that he will not enter Buddhahood unless he has freed all sentient beings from hell or from being a hungry ghost. This is his great vow. Chanting his mantra will help ensure that we are freed from suffering and help ensure a good rebirth. To under stand Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva better please read: Ksitigarbha Buddha is a Bodhisattva Who Vowed to Help All Those Who Suffer in Hell and In this World.

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    Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

  1. NAMO DA XING PU XIAN PU SA and OM AH HUM AH A KAR SA LE OD A YANG OM DU (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Great Conduct, Samantabhadra) – Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva known for her great conduct. She is also known as the Bodhisattva of Truth, because it is her sincerest desire the real truth be exposed does she has the famous TEN GREAT VOWS OF BODHISATTVA SAMANTABHADRA, where in each item of those vows has something to do with the permanent truth of Buddhism.

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    Manjushri is a disciple of Sakyamuni Buddha. He is also a great Bodhisattva.

  1. NAMO DA ZHI WUN SHU SHI LI PU SA and OM A RA PA CHA NA DHI (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri) – Manjushri Bodhisattva (also spelled as Manjushree) is a Bodhisattva known for his commitment to make all sentient beings attained the perfect wisdom or full enlightenment. He is usually depicted holding a sword and a sutra book. The sword represents the slashing of false knowledge, and the sutra book represents that we are only able to attained perfect wisdom with the help of the sutra or words of the Historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. Chanting the mantra of Bodhisattva Manjushri will help us attain wisdom and guide us in making our daily decisions.

So you see, aside from the mantras of the 3 main Buddhas of our time, I also chant the mantras of the 4 main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism. But that’s not all, in my succeeding posts, I will share with you the other mantras I chant everyday.

You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:

  1. Chant – A – Mantra: A Reintroduction to the Wonderful Benefits of Chanting A Mantra.
  2. Chant – A – Mantra (2): When You Need Compassion, Wisdom, and Power!
  3. Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!

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Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!

Published July 11, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most common questions that people ask me is what mantra to chant for specific things. However, I would like to state that if you chant mantras only in time of need, then you are not fully utilizing the power of mantras. I agree that there are mantras or combination mantras that one can chant in specific time of need. But mantras should be treated like vitamins. You have to ‘take’ it everyday so you develop resistance to negative energies or negative chi. Taking it at the time of need might not be very swift.

So the next question is what mantra to chant everyday. Today allow me to share with you the mantras that I chant everyday. Some of the mantras in the list were mantras that my Guru Lama told me to chant, the others are from various Buddhist monks or nuns, and the others are those that I felt I needed to chant everyday. You can come out with your own list, but these are find are very powerful when chanted everyday.

MANTRAS OF THE 3 MAIN BUDDHAS OF OUR TIME:

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The 3 Main Buddhas of Our Time. The one in the center is Shakyamuni Buddha, (left side) Amitabha Buddha, (right side) Medicine Buddha.

  1. NAMO AMITUOFO & OM AMI DEWA HRIH (Mantra of Buddha Amitabha) – Amitabha Buddha is one of the 3 main Buddhas of our time. Amitabha used to be human eons and eons ago. When Gautama Siddhartha or Shakyamuni Buddha (Sakyamuni Buddha) was about to reach enlightenment, it was Amitabha Buddha who sent the most powerful Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva Vajrapani, to protect Sakyamuni Buddha. His mantra is very good for protection and over – all auspiciousness. Normally, when a person is about to passed away, Pureland Buddhist and Zen Buddhist will chant his mantra so that the person will be reborn in the Pure Land, which is Amitabha’s dwelling place that can be akin to Heaven.
  2. NAMO PEN SHI SI CHIA MONI FO & OM MUNI MUNI MAHAY MUNI YE SOHA (Mantra of Buddha Shakyamuni) – Sakyamuni Buddha is the Historical Buddha because he is a Buddha who lived during our time. To draw parallelism, he is like Jesus Christ, who became a human being. Although Buddhism under Buddha Sakyamuni started about 500 – 2000 years before Christianity did. Chanting his mantra, will help you attain enlightenment faster and will also provide wisdom. Also it will help you understand the Dharma(s) faster.
  3. NAMO XIAO TSAI YEN SHOW YAW SHI LIO LI KUANG DRU LIE or TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA (Mantra of Medicine Buddha) – Medicine Buddha is the only Buddha amongst the three that is a Celestial Buddha. Meaning he is the only Buddha that has never assumed a human form. As the name implies, chanting his mantra will help cure diseases and prevent illnesses or provide you with health luck. However, what most people don’t know is chanting his mantra will also provide protection from accidents and will also provide wealth luck or financial luck. You can also read all the other posts about Medicine Buddha to know the benefits of chanting of Medicine Buddha.

(If you can only chant three mantras a day, please make sure you chant their mantras.)

Here are the links of my Medicine Buddha posts. And you will find His mantras and sutras within these posts:

You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:

  1. Chant – A – Mantra: A Reintroduction to the Wonderful Benefits of Chanting A Mantra.
  2. Chant – A – Mantra (2): When You Need Compassion, Wisdom, and Power!

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Simple Words Have the Power to Hinder Somebody Else’s Luck & Create Your Own Bad Luck!

Published July 9, 2016 by jptan2012

In the last past 15 years or so there is a resurgence in the belief in Feng Shui, this time, extending it to the Western world and also to non – Oriental Asians. Different professional Feng Shui consultants started giving out Feng Shui classes in languages other than in Chinese, most common is English.

Together with the resurgence of Feng Shui, the line between Feng Shui and Taoism and Buddhism begun to blur, because both religion also makes use of Feng Shui. Feng Shui experts and writers begun to write about Feng Shui and was not able to properly delineate the difference. This writer included.

But the real issue here is that anti – Feng Shui groups started to rise also. More concerning that some commercialize Feng Shui consultants started to rise and harbor anger against other Feng Shui consultants or experts or writers.

People also tended to forget that Feng Shui experts are also human, and are prone to make mistakes. My own personal life is a testament that Feng Shui writers like me can make mistakes, and I unintentionally made several mistakes to my readers, which I’m trying to correct.

But the worst thing is that because of these things, sometimes we tend to say things that are unwarranted or are simply not true. For example, Sean, whose experience about the Vajrapani Ruel I wrote about in the post called – A PERMANENT HIGH PAYING JOB IN SINGAPORE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE VAJRAPANI RUEL : A PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM A VERY VOCAL NON – BELIEVER!– According to Sean, he has read a lot of negative things about Feng Shui, not just about my blog, but other Feng Shui writers or consultant, in fact, the pastors in his religions claims that the practice of Feng Shui is the work of a devil and that invites evilness. This is quite surprising because in Buddhism we are taught to respect all religions, and that there is no such thing as an evil religion, well unless it espouses hate and divisiveness. But even then there is always a caveat that at the end it’s the intent not the act that really matters, and that only fate can judge us.

Again, the people who don’t believe in Feng Shui tend to say things against Feng Shui, or Taoism or Buddhism. Sometimes, they because they experience negative things against a Feng Shui consultant or expert they tend to bad mouth and create rumors about Feng Shui, Buddhism, and Taoism in general. Sometimes just because they didn’t get the thing that they want they tend to spread rumors and attacking something that they don’t have an actual experience of. The sad thing here is little do they know the extent of their words or acts. Sometimes, they prevent people from getting good luck just because of these words. Furthermore, what they really don’t know is the bad luck that they create because of their acts. They slander Buddhism and Taoism is like slandering the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas or Taoist Gods and Deities themselves. And the great bad karma that they get because of the their acts that prevented other people from getting their full luck is simply scary.

So next time, we should all remember that it’s okay to say what we believe in but it is best to stick with what we believe in. Do not slander other people’ s belief!

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Recite A Sutra (6): Why Do We Have Loudly Recite Sutras?

Published July 4, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most common question people ask me is as to why do we need to recite sutras loudly? And is silently reciting it will not have any effect?

First, the Buddha or Shakyamuni (also spelled as Sakyamuni) Buddha himself said that merely having a sutra around us would already have some effect. Or simply holding a sutra will already give us some blessing; so silently reciting it will definitely have some merits that may translate to wonderful blessings.

But why do Buddhist monks encourage us to chant it loudly or with voice? The truth is I myself believe in loudly reciting the sutra. And by loudly I don’t mean that we have to recite it at the top of our voice, but we don’t murmur either, it has to be recited with voice and as comfortably loud as possible. The key word here is comfortable. I believe in this because it is what my Guru Lama told me to do, and as my study about Buddhism went deeper I began to see the merit in loudly reciting the sutra, and I also saw that it is what the Buddha himself taught us to do, and it is what the Buddha also did when He still has a physical body.

But again why do we have to do it?

Buddhists believe in unseen entities and hungry ghosts. These unseen beings may be former humans or other spirit beings. They are simply around us, even though we don’t see and feel them. However, they may see or feel us.

We recite the sutra loudly primary because of them. Some of these beings lives in a lower realm, and they might not be able to access sutras. By loudly reciting a sutra they get to ‘hear’ the sutra and learn more about Buddhism. We even bless them simply by loudly reciting a sutra. And by blessing them we also get to gain more merits. And by continue reciting the sutra loudly, we might even help these beings get reborn in a better realm, and if we become that channel we will also gain bigger merits.

Furthermore, by loudly reciting the sutras, we vocally utter the very words of the Buddha, and even if it has been translated to English or any other language, there are still some degrees that those are the very words of the Buddha some 2,500 to 3,000 years ago. And simply doing that Heavenly Beings gets attracted by those words and listen to us, thus they hover over us and they also become instruments in giving us more blessings. They will ‘conspire’ to do what is best for us.

The above two reasons are what the Buddha Himself said in His sutras. So you see, whether we recite it loudly for heavenly beings to ‘bless’ us, or we recite it loudly to help bless those in the lower realms, at the end either of the two we still get blessed!

I know that when reciting the sutras, some people find it quite weird, because it is like reading a storybook. In a way it is because we get to read the real stories of what happened before and what the Buddha directly taught His disciples. But that’s the beauty of it, because we get to ‘witness’ thru reading the Buddha’s ways.

One reason I started this ‘Recite A Sutra’ series is because I believe you, as a reader will get a lot of blessings if we simply recite a sutra. The blessings that we get in reciting a sutra may vary from wealth luck to financial luck or money luck, or from family luck to descendant luck. The protection luck that we get is also enormous, regardless of the sutra that we recite.

But of course it is very important that we treat the sutra, no matter if the printing is bad, as a very holy object that it is.

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’!
  5. Recite A Sutra (4): Attract Auspiciousness and Cure Bad Feng Shui with “The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra”.
  6. Recite A Sutra (5): In Times of Conflict Recite the Powerful Protector Sutra Called “The Golden Light Sutra”!

 

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Financial Luck One After the Other; Wish Fulfilled; Strange Prophetic Dream; And Saved From A Definite Harm or Even Death: Another Overseas Worker Reader Shares Her Miraculous Personal Testimony About the Vajrapani Ruel!

Published June 29, 2016 by jptan2012

Today, allow me to share with you a miraculous personal testimony of a reader who works in Hong Kong. Her story is so wonderful because while the miracle may not be as fabulous as the other stories that I have posted and that were shared by other readers, DL, as she requested to be called, experienced a series of miracles! For those who can read Filipino, you can personally read her story, the way she wrote it. However, those who can’t understand Filipino, I have taken the liberty to translate it in English. I tried my best to translate it verbatim.

But before I share her story, I just want to share that you may have noticed that lately I try my best to put the actual sms or email sent by the reader who shares his or her miraculous story. This is something that I want to do regularly if possible, but there are still others who wish to just call me and talk to me over the phone about their experiences. But whether they simply call and talk to me over the phone or send a message and allow me to post their message or their testimony, personal testimonies like these are the ones that keep me going.

Some of you might be aware that there are some people who are trying to discredit Feng Shui, Taoism, Buddhism, and the powers of the amulets. Some people will even go as far as bad mouthing the Vajrapani Ruel calling it to be the work of evil or saying it’s fake. I will not even go to discussing about the things that are said against me (depends on how you look at it some may be true, mostly are not). But whatever negativities are going on around there, when I receive some personal testimonies from readers about the miracle they have experienced because of the Vajrapani Ruel, or Surangama Mantra Amulet or Illness Suppression Amulet or the Ing Deng Pay or about doing the recommendations or chanting the mantras that I have written about, it gives me going and it encourages me to write. Of course, now I know that I should be more responsible and I should fully acknowledge that I have responsibilities or I have a responsibility on my readers. Again, when I receive these testimonies I know that why there are still some changes that I should implement, I know that writing this blog is all worth it, because no amount of money can pay for experience one can have when we read these testimonies.

Anyway, DL, I think is a new Filipino overseas worker in Hong Kong. She works as an in – house nanny. I still remember when she first requested the Vajrapani Ruel, and as her written testimony states, there was a delay in the delivery of her Vajrapani Ruel. It took 6 months, I think. I’m not saying this as an excuse but sometimes delays are cause by unseen forces, they want to prevent us from getting the amulet. Or sometimes fate just have the perfect timing for one to have the Vajrapani Ruel, and I think this is the case for DL.

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Please see translation below and proof of the incident she mentioned. I believe also that the picture she sent was recently taken so it explains why it’s clean and only has a burnt off part.

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            I just want to tell you about the ‘miracle’ that I experienced with the Vajrapani Ruel in the short time that it’s with me. I have to give it to my husband because I think he needs it more.

            I ordered the Vajrapani Ruel June and it arrived Dec. 5, 2015 here in Hong Kong. But before even I receive it, I dreamt that there is an old man who rang the doorbell and handed me a brown envelop that contains a bundle of money and a small envelop that contains that Vajrapani Ruel. I (in the dream) even handed the mailman some money.20160614_204154

            (A) few months later I received the Vajrapani Ruel and the guy in my dream was the same guy who handed me the Vajrapani Ruel. One week after having the Vajrapani Ruel something happened. I was sleeping beside my ward who was only 7 months old at that time, my put the Vajrapani Ruel beside my pillow and proceeded to a deep slumber with baby (DL’s ward), I didn’t realized that the socket beside our bed was burning. Just found out about it the following day when I cleaned (the room). It got me wondering as to why it didn’t burn the bed since our bed is right beside to the electrical socket. That’s when I remembered about the Vajrapani Ruel. If it were not for the Vajrapani Ruel ‘baby’ and I would have been burned to death (toasted was the word DL use).

            After that incident I made a wish on the Vajrapani Ruel to give money so I can buy a plane ticket, and that my employers would allow me to go home to the Philippines. I know it was unlikely to happen because one my contract has not yet ended and also because at that time I have two wards to take care of. (Nevertheless) the following morning I talked to my employer to allow me to go home in March because I want to attend my husband’s graduation. He immediately said yes and he even gave me a round – trip ticket! I was really happy at that time. I don’t know how to explain it but the blessings I received seems to be coming one after the other.

            Before I went home (to the Philippines), my employer’s parents found out that I’m going home and his mother gave me HK$ 2,000.00 for my children, and his father gave me HK$ 4,000.00 and further more my employer lend me some money because he knows that I don’t have much since my husband went back to college.

            The last thing I experienced is something that is impossible to happen. It is impossible for my brother to pay me the Php 15,000.00 that she borrowed three years ago. I again made a wish with the Vajrapani Ruel for her to pay me back just before I left for Hong Kong again, so that I can leave that money to my family here. Two days before my flight my sister – in – law sent me message informing me that she will pay me back the money on the day of my flight back to Hong Kong. Told her to just give it to my husband. When my husband drops me off at the airport, my brother called him up to inform him that the money is ready for pick – up. And he did get the money. Those are the miracles that I experienced in the (more or less) three months that the Vajrapani Ruel is with me. It’s a good thing I left this with my husband because my youngest child refuse to go to school, hope that the Vajrapani Ruel can make him go back to school.

            Jp, I’m giving you the right to post these stories, please just use the initial DL. By the way, I’m still chanting the Vajrapani (mantra) so that I can have money again soon to get my own Vajrapani Ruel. So that my husband and I can have one each. I also want to ask when you dream that there are several monk who visited you in your house and offered prayer, what does it mean?

            Thank you. Hopefully I can still share more stories with you. (THIS PART WAS FOLLOWED BY A PERSONAL QUESTION) Thank you again.

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

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.


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Amulet 101 (C): Don’t Create Bad Karma By Renegading To Your Commitment to An Amulet!

Published June 14, 2016 by jptan2012

Amulets are supposed to give us protection and good luck, but sometimes by committing to it and not following through without a very good valid reason may create more harm than good.

Allow me to share with you the story of Ate Sarah. Some of you might remember her in the post entitled – VAJRAPANI RUEL STORIES 28: FINANCIAL HELP, A NEW JOB – AN OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER RECEIVED SOME MIRACLES! – She is the one who got a job and some financial help even without asking for help after she got the Vajrapani Ruel (1), which is said to be the World’s most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon.

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.

As shared in that particular post, Ate Sarah, got a job abroad without even actively looking for one, this is after she got the Vajrapani Ruel (2). While she was preparing to leave, she called me up and requested for the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET(1), as most of you know, in requesting for the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET(2), like the VAJRAPANI RUEL (3), you are not paying for the amulet, but rather you are making a ‘donation’, in this particular case, an image of a Buddha to a temple and some offerings. To understand this better please read my post called “THE EVOLUTION OF ACQUIRING AN AMULET”.

Ate Sarah she wants to get two of the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET(3) and because I already know her, when she suggested that I already call my Guru Lama to confirm the donation so they can make the image of the Buddha and the offering already, I agreed. This was after I repeatedly confirmed with her whether she is sure to get the said amulet.

We agreed to meet, but on the day that we were supposed to meet, we had some misunderstanding and we didn’t get to meet. After repeatedly calling her, she didn’t reply to me anymore. I knew then that she decided not to get the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET(4) anymore. I got a little worried because I know that there are some negative implications to this unless of course her reason is really valid. Please understand that this is not due to the fact that how some people perceived it to be a sale loss already, but rather, images were already done for her, and since some of these amulets are limited, she might have deprived somebody of the said amulet.

Note: I would like to stress that Ate Sarah was not malicious in not pursuing the Illness Suppression Amulet (6)which she reserved. She just sincerely thought she has to prioritized something else.

When I called my Guru Lama to inform him about the said matter, he expressed the same concern, this might have some negative effect on Ate Sarah. Why? Please allow me to be very clear on this. This is because one has committed and the temple has made the necessary donations like the Buddha image and other offerings in her name already. The only excuse to this is if she has a valid important reason to negate on what she promised.

Illness Suppression Amulet2

The Illness Suppression Amulet or Illness Protection Amulet is a special highly consecrated amulet made by my Guru Lama as a cure for the Illness Star a star that also causes accidents. It has the energies of the Medicine Buddha, Namgyalma Buddha, Amitayus Buddha and White Umbrella Goddess. Furthermore, the small black thing you see at the bottom of the glass amulet holder is a Dharma Pill, which is made from a second – class relic of a confirmed holy lama. It also has a small amount of ash from the last Medicine Buddha holy initiation conducted by my Guru Lama, and aside from individual special consecration, the whole amulet was further consecrated under the Tooth Relic of Shakyamuni Buddha.

I wasn’t able to talk to her again since that happened, and I thought she has left the country already. One day I was surprised to receive a message from her, and when I get to talk to her, she said that she was suppose to leave the country already, but she was off – loaded and barred from leaving the country. This happened to her twice, and to top it off, she started feeling sick, and then she thought off that what she has done, by negating her commitment without a valid reason and thereby putting the temple into an awkward position, might have caused her troubles. She asked me as to why the Vajrapani Ruel (4) didn’t worked for her this time. The answer is simple, that is because she is reaping the negative effects of an offense made against the Buddha or the Temple, and no amulet can cleanse its effects.

And so she called and we meet and she decided to get the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET(5). She texted me the day after and told me she was healed from her illness (her story was shared on this blog, you can click here to read it) and soon after she called me from Qatar to let me know that she has since left. Her leaving the country is in itself another story worth writing about in another post.

Similarly, allow me to share another story. This time this happened to a girl who has trouble with her family and her work. My Guru Lama shared this story with me. According to my Guru Lama TA called on her because she claims that she has trouble with her family and her work. Apparently, her mother and TA doesn’t get along really well, and she was threatened by her mother that she will disowned and driven out of their house, at the same time, she has trouble in her office. She has been working in the said office for 5 years, but she hasn’t gotten any salary increase or promotion. Somebody who worked there for 3 years has gotten both.

When she approached my Guru Lama she was undergoing some evaluation to check whether she can be a candidate for a promotion and a salary increase. But about the same time her family problem is getting worst. My Guru Lama felt that she can finally get promoted and have some salary increase. However, she will need some heavenly help. My Guru Lama suggested that she chant mantra. She insisted that she wants an amulet. My Guru Lama told her that she can just chant mantras, do it fervently and under deep meditation and everything should be fine. However, she insisted that she wants an amulet. Now, we all know that an amulet can be pricey, so my Guru Lama tried to dissuade her from availing of an amulet, however she insisted and persisted. My Guru Lama finally reluctantly agreed.

NOTE: To understand better why we have to ‘pay’ for amulets please read the post entitled – THE EVOLUTION OF ACQUIRING AN AMULET.

However, TA doesn’t have money to acquire it by making the necessary donations, and so she begged my Guru Lama to reserve it for her. She committed to get it in two weeks time. With the two weeks time, somebody want to acquire the said amulet, but because my Guru Lama has committed it to TA, he didn’t give it to the second person that wants it.

But in 2 weeks she didn’t get it, she just called and told my Guru Lama that she will not get it. She said she had a change of heart and will just stick to the mantras. My Guru Lama somehow knew that she has the money but decided to spend it elsewhere. My Guru Lama just silently said yes. He tried to pass it on again to the other person but the said person can’t be contacted.

A week after TA called, she went to the temple, asking my Guru Lama for help again. Apparently, she was driven out by her mother, and is barred from living with her again. On top of that, she was told she was up for a salary increase, but for some tragic twist of fate she was actually fired and is now jobless!

To understand this, you have to realize that she is not being punished, because there is no concept of punishment in Buddhism. But she is paying for her karma. And in TA’s case it is the negative karma of committing to an amulet thereby preventing others from having one and then she renegade to her commitment.

Does this mean that if you committed to get an amulet you can no longer change your mind?

To answer that, allow me to say that before you commit to an amulet make sure you want it. You can change your mind as long as it is a valid reason. At the end of the day, bad things may happen but these are not punishment, because there is no concept of punishment in Buddhism, but rather it is karma. You simply reap what you sow. And if you renegade on a commitment that caused somebody else from having it, then there is negative karma in it.

 

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