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Bodhisattva Wishfulfilling and Master Protection Pendant (3): A Dynamic Omnipotent Amulet for Protection and for the Fulfillment of Life’s Eight Aspirations!

Published Nobyembre 9, 2018 by jptan2012

As all my regular readers know this blog is about to end. I might not even finish the 1000th article as promised. I was initially hoping that the 1000th article will be around when I post the forecast for 2019.

Now, I also would like to make another announcement. Guru Lama has informed me that he will soon be retiring as Abbot of the temple. He will continue to be a lama or a monk because they don’t retire from that, but he will spend the rest of his days in seclusion meditating, reciting sutras, performing pujas, and chanting sutras. At 86, I initially 82 only, this shouldn’t be a surprised but still I have this overwhelming sadness to know that he will soon retire and since he will withdraw from official Buddhist duties and go to seclusion, I will no longer be able to talk to him either, except maybe if I visit him in India. He is set to take of his hat as an Abbot after Lunar New Year and Tibetan New Year 2019. Simply writing this makes me want to cry.

When I first decided to stop this blog, Guru Lama said that he will come up with one last amulet for my readers. As it happens, this same amulet will be the last amulet that he will release not only thru this blog but also officially as an abbot.

For the longest time, he wanted people to use the LAMA ATISHA AMULET, because he believes that it is one of the most powerful protection amulet in the world. However, there are some barriers in making this amulet, because it has to printed on a specific leather yellow cloth or gold, while printing it on a yellow paper has some effectivity it is only but a fraction of when it is printed on this specific type of yellow leather cloth or on gold.LAMA ATISHA AMULET 2

For quite some time he has been trying to make the LAMA ATISHA AMULET into a pendant, but simply seeing the final product which is done thru a mold and then casted into a pendant, he already knows that it is not effective, because the intricacies of the inscriptions, of the mantras are not captured! For it to be captured, it has to be casted on a very big piece of gold and that would make it very expensive. In fact, one of his “student” a regular temple goer volunteered to sponsor a piece, and it cost them more than US$ 20,000.00!

Fortunately, recently another disciple of Guru Lama informed him of a technology where one can accurately engrave an image to the minutest detail on a pendant. And so, Guru Lama asked for the assistance of this disciple (a businessman whom Guru Lama has helped in the past) to have it made, and luckily the engraving / printing which is done by a computer is very accurate even if the pendant is really small.

This really made Guru Lama very happy because he can release this for people to be able to maximize the power of the LAMA ATISHA AMULET.

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Lama Atisha Amulet engraved on a white special gold from the amulet.

However, he also believes that sometimes protection is not enough, one needs to be able to fulfill LIFE’S EIGHT ASPIRATIONS.

I have written about Life’s 8 Aspirations, and so I will just briefly talk about them here.

Our life’s eight aspirations consist of the following: (1) Love or Relationship; (2) Descendant Luck; (3) Mentor Luck; (4) Career Luck; (5) Education / Knowledge Luck; (6) Family / Health Luck; (7) Wealth Luck; (8) Fame / Recognition Luck. Not necessarily in this order, but the ideal situation is that they should all be equal and not imbalance. Although truth be told I seldom see a person who has a very balance 8 aspirations, but this doesn’t mean that it is bad it just means that he has more of the other than the rest.

First, LOVE & RELATIONSHIP LUCK. We all want to be loved, but this luck is more than finding a romantic love but this controls all aspects of your relationship luck in life. Even family relationship.

Second, is DESCENDANT LUCK. This luck is about having children, grandchildren. But this luck is also about creativity.

Third is MENTOR LUCK which is sometimes called as the BENEFACTOR LUCK. This luck ensures that you’ll have the support of your parents, bosses, or that people will always come to your help when you are in need, or the type of people that can help you achieve the things that you want to achieve.

Fourth is the CAREER LUCK. This is quite self-explanatory but I have to add that this pertain to business advancement also.

Fifth is the EDUCATION or KNOWLEDGE LUCK! We don’t stop learning, even if we are already working we need to continue to learn to make sure that we are ahead of the game.

Sixth is the FAMILY AND HEALTH LUCK. You may ask why family is included here again, shouldn’t it be in the love or relationship luck. Actually, as mentioned earlier in the article, family is included in the love/relationship luck but it is also here because one very important thing in Feng Shui is family, we need a healthy family and by healthy it doesn’t refer to health as in physical health of the family although it certainly is included also. In Feng Shui, aside from the actual relationships, family is considered as one “being” so it’s health has to be taken care of also. Health also here includes avoiding illness, accidents, and violence. So, to make this luck positively good, it is will be good to carry with you the

The seventh is WEALTH LUCK. In Buddhism, Taoism, and Feng Shui money is not considered the root of all evil. The root of all evil is our greed. With that in all three, acquiring wealth is actually either encouraged or tolerated.

And finally, the eight is the FAME or RECOGNITION LUCK. This luck is not just about being famous, but more importantly it is about being recognized. You might say I don’t need to be famous, and obviously those who are famous has a very strong fame luck. But remember, even if one doesn’t want to be famous, we cannot deny that you have to be recognized for your contribution, or for your effort.

At this point Guru Lama that aside from the Vajrapani Ruel, which is now not readily available, there in only one other amulet that is really effective for this. That is the Guan Yin Pu Sa Amulet.

In the previous post, I rewrote about Guan Yin Pu Sa (also known as Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Gwan Yin Pu Sa, Gwan Yin Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, Kwan Yin Bodhisattva, Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa, Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva Kuan Shi Yin, Kuan Shi Yin Pu Sa, Kannon, Chenrezig, Kuan Yin Ma, Buddha of Compassion – although he is really not a Buddha, Bodhisattva of Compassion, Goddess of Compassion), and as you know Guan Yin Pu Sa or Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is one of the most revered and powerful Bodhisattva. Really there is just tons and tons of her miraculous power. In fact, she is such a powerful and famous Buddhist Bodhisattva that the Taoist has come to adopt her as their Goddess and they call her Kuan Yin Ma or Mother Kuan Yin.

More than 20 years ago, Guru Lama has come up with a powerful paper amulet where in various mantras from various Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva sutras are printed. He designed this paper amulet base on a strict Buddhist tradition. However, for this paper amulet, who was since copied and adopted by two temples here in the Philippines is only effective if one burns it as an offering to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Guru Lama has never pushed for this amulet again because of environmental concerns, although when really necessary he will give it to some. Some of my readers have received this amulet, and when used as an offering it is quite powerful. The GUAN YIN PU SA AMULET is like a WISH FULFILLING amulet because it has the power to manifest all of life’s wishes. At the center of the amulet is an inscription of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara’s wish fulfilling mantra, and it is said to be one of the most powerful mantra that can only be “written” and chanted by a high lama like Guru Lama. However, like the LAMA ATISHA AMULET, the Guan Yin Pu Sa Amulet is truly very powerful when inscribed on a pure yellow jade or gold.

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Guan Yin Pu Sa Amulet designed by Guru Lama some 20 years ago. These days 2 or 3 temples here in the Philippines is still using this amulet. However, Guru Lama has mellowed in pushing for this amulet because one has to burn it as an offering to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara for it to be really effective, a process that is not only environmentally hazardous but also not as effective as inscribing the said amulet on a yellow jade stone or gold.

And so, with this technology he was able to accurately have it inscribed on gold. Combining the two powerful amulets together produces a dynamic omnipotent amulet because it addresses all concerns of life. It will bring you peace, good health, wealth and financial luck, good family life (thru the Guan Yin Pu Sa Amulet) and protection and correction of Feng Shui or Karmic problem thru the Lama Atisha Amulet. Combined, Guru Lama is calling this amulet as the BODHISATTVA WISH FULFILLING AND MASTER PROTECTION AMULET, this will be Guru Lama’s last amulet that he will ever release either thru this blog or thru the temple. And he was given approval by the mother temple in India to again use Special Golds. Again, these golds are placed under an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva and every day they receive the energies, the chi from the pujas, sutras and mantras performed by Bhiksus, Bhiksunis, and high lamas like Guru Lama.

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The Guan Yin Pu Sa Amulet engraved on the other side of the Bodhisattva Wishfulfilling and Master Protection Pendant.

This post includes a photo of my BODHISATTVA WISH FULFILLING AND MASTER PROTECTION AMULET, mine is made from white gold only because I’m already wearing a lot amulets made of yellow gold, so Guru Lama has allowed me to use white gold. But you have the option of getting it in white gold or yellow gold. Again, the said amulet is available thru an exchange of energies of a stipulated donation amount. For you to understand better why this is so, please read the post THE EVOLUTION OF ACQUIRING AN AMULET.

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Bodhisattva Wishfulling and Master Protection Amulet Pendant (2): Getting Reacquainted with Bodhisattva Guan Yin!

Published Nobyembre 9, 2018 by jptan2012

 

Kuan YinKuan Yin, also spelled as Quan Yin or Guan Yin, is a Bodhisattva of Compassion. A lot of people refer to her as the Buddha of Compassion, which is technically wrong in terms of terminology, but absolutely right when refers to her true being.

The truth is Quan Yin or Kuan Yin is a Bodhisattva who refuses to enter Buddhahood because of her desire to help all sentient beings to achieve nirvana or the Buddhist equivalent of heaven.

Kuan Yin (also spelled as Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, Guan Yin, Gwan Yin) is  of mercy and compassion. It is said, that her compassion towards sentient beings exceeds that of all the other Bodhisattvas combined. She is considered to be a source of unconditional love and a savior of sentient beings. When talking about Kuan Yin’s love for us, mankind is usually not used, because it is said that it is an underestimation of her compassion. Sentient beings is generally use because this also refers to other beings, other than just us humans, it refers to all living creatures that includes insects.

As a Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin pledges to response to all the cries and please of all beings, in fact, it is aid that even before you utter your plea, Kuan Yin would already have heard you and responded to your plea. Naturally, devotion to her will help hasten this, but you need not believe in her for her to reply to your pleas. The sutras that talked about Kuan Yin as a savior of both the spiritual and physical realm and when a person with deep negative karma call upon her, she will have cleanse and help this person from his karmic burden.

I don’t think that it’s an exaggeration to say that Kuan Yin’s popularity amongst Chinese Buddhist exceeds that of other Buddha and Bodhisattva. She is extremely popular and revered that Taoism has also ‘adopted’ her thus making her one of the most revered Taoist deities. It is not surprising to see Taoist temples having her image.

She is also extremely popular as being a merciful deity that some people wrongly address her as Goddess of Mercy.

There are a lot of miracles that are attributed to Kuan Yin. These miracles may range from the simple things like wanting to get a job, wanting to have a child to something really big and may seem like impossible.

My personal treasure trove of stories about Kuan Yin’s blessings and/or miracles is simply amazing. Not to mention stories shared with me by my friends, relatives, and acquaintances. You simply have to search the net and you’ll see a lot of stories about Kuan Yin’s miracles.

I’m not going to share a personal story because that will be a little self-serving. Instead, let me share with you a story of a woman who goes to the same temple that I go to. Let’s just call her A. A is a 40 something housewife. She said that she’s a devotee of Kuan Yin just like her mother. In fact, I’ll often see her make some offerings to Kuan Yin even if there’s no occasion such as the Kuan Yin feast day. I talked to her about her devotion to Kuan Yin and she clarified that while there are other small miracles that she can attribute to Kuan Yin, she believes that 2 of the important thing that happened in her life is due to Kuan Yin’s blessing. The first one is when she had her first child. It was a difficult pregnancy not only because it was her first child, but it was also a complicated pregnancy that almost got aborted several times. The worst part of the pregnancy happened on the 7th month. She had a severe case of bleeding that they thought she’d go into premature labor. On the way to the hospital, while her husband is driving, she and her mom just kept on calling Kuan Yin’s name while they mentally pray that Kuan Yin save her baby.kuan yin 4b

She was stabilized at the hospital but they can’t say the same were true for her baby. They are unable to detect the heartbeat of the baby and the ultrasound shows that the baby isn’t moving at all! After a while, the OB informed them that if another 15 minutes passed by with a heartbeat and/or a movement they would have to operate on her. By this time, she was almost hysterical, out of desperation; her mom took of her Kuan Yin pendant and gave it to A. A didn’t wear pendant but she ‘hold on’ to Kuan Yin, about 5 minutes after she ‘hold on’ to the pendant, the doctor got an heartbeat from the baby and the ultrasound also showed some movements! The baby who is now an 11-year-old boy is an honor student in Xavier.

Another story that she shared with me is about her husband. A’s husband owns a restaurant and there are times that her husband will have to stay out late to check on the operations of the restaurant. One night, when he was about get on the car, he suddenly had a very strong urge to go back and check on the Kuan Yin altar that A insisted be installed in his office. He just had this nagging feeling that he left something inside, it almost feels like he was being called to go back in by an unseen ‘force’. He thought to himself he might have left incense lighted, which might cause some fire. So he decided to go back in the restaurant. As soon as he stepped inside the restaurant he heard a very loud crashing noise, so loud, that some of the diners ducked down!

When A’s husband looked as to what happened, he saw that a large truck and another car crushed his own car! What happened was a drunk truck driver lost control of his truck, hit a car, which also hit A’s husband’s car. The whole driver side of A’s car was flattened! If he were in the car he would have died already or seriously injured. A said that when she saw the car she cried because she knew that if her husband was in the car he would have died already.

After the incident, that’s when A’s husband realized that he didn’t even light an incense, because he was really not in the habit of lighting an incense in the evening. It is simply not safe.

According to A both she and her husband believes that he was ‘called’ by Kuan Yin so that he wouldn’t have to be in the car when the accident happened.

A and her family always wears the image of Kuan Yin as pendant. This is just two stories from a single person; however, there are a lot more Kuan Yin miracle stories that can be shared.

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People who have read my earlier posts knows of my devotion to the ‘Great Sage, Equal of Heaven’ the Monkey God or Monkey King called Sun Wukong. Sun Wukong is a Taoist celestial being who became really wild whom the Buddha pacified. However, it was really Kuan Yin who paved the way for Sun Wukong to be a Buddha. She did this out of her extreme compassion for Sun Wukong who at that time was already condemned for an eternal imprisonment. Kuan Yin did this not just for Sun Wukong but also for other immortals. Westerners largely look at this story as some sort of fantasy, but to Taoist and Chinese Buddhist they have high regard for the said story and believe it actually happened in the celestial world. However, the point here is not whether the story is true or not, but it hopes to illustrate the depth of Kuan Yin’s mercy and compassion that she was able to subdue one of the most powerful Taoist Immortal/Deity. It should be noted that it was implied in the story mentioned above that should Kuan Yin had to ‘fight’ with Sun Wukong, her power would not have match that of Sun Wukong. However, her real power is not with her strength as a Bodhisattva, although, I must clarify, she is very powerful, but more than her physical and celestial strength, is the power of her mercy and compassion that is said to be infinite!kuan-yin21

However, Kuan Yin or Kuan Shi Yin (Guan Shi Yin) which means ‘The One Who Hears the Cries of the World” has a very unique transformation. Kuan Yin is Avalokitesvara in India and Cherezig in Tibet. Nevertheless, Kuan Yin is the female transformation of the said Bodhisattva. I need not talk about who Avalokitesvara in detail now because Kuan Yin is Avalokitesvara (also spelled as Avalokiteshvara), Avalokitesvara is Chenrezig, Chenrezig is Kuan Yin, they may have different names, and in the case of Kuan Yin she may have a different image but they’re one and the same. All the attributes of Kuan Yin are that of Avalokitesvara and Chenrezig, all the attributes of Avalokitesvara and Chenrezig is that of Kuan Yin!

Nevertheless, allow me to state that Kuan Yin in the form of Avalokitesvara first started in India, the land where Buddhism really started. He/She is a Bodhisattva, which is traditionally considered a little less important compared to the Buddhas. However, Avalokitesvara gained reverence equal to that of Buddhas and to some extent, specially amongst Chinese Buddhist, exceeds that of the Buddhas because as the Historical Buddha Sakyamuni himself shared through various sutras, Avalokitesvara should have been a Buddha already, however, he refused Buddhahood and wished to remain a Bodhisattva for the welfare of all sentient beings.

The transformation of Avalokitesvara to Kuan Yin is in itself a very interesting story. There are various stories about how Avalokitesvara became Kuan Yin.Kuan Yin2

One story is that in relation to Tripitaka Monk Xuan Zang who traveled to India to get some Buddhist texts that he can share with his countrymen. When he wrote about his journey he always refers to the Bodhisattva of Compassion as a female Kuan Yin, some people believes that this is one of the first time that Avalokitesvara is addressed as Kuan Shi Yin, which later was shortened into Kuan Yin. In his account of the manifestations of Kuan Yin she always appear as a miraculous being and always under miraculous circumstances.

Another story is that of Princess Miao Shan. I’ll skip the story at the moment, and I’ll share her story as written in Wikipedia at the bottom of this post.

Still, another story about Avalokitesvara’s transformation to Kuan Yin is quite simple and not as popular because it lacks the theatrical and flair of the other stories.

When Buddhism was first introduced to China, the religion is largely Taoism, which has Immortals or Deities that are very powerful and ‘masculine’. The compassionate deities and immortals are mostly female deities. Because of this the Chinese had difficulty in fully comprehending the attributes of Avalokitesvara.

Buddhist monks prayed to Kuan Yin to ask for her guidance. Some text says that Kuan Yin spoke to some Buddhist monks through their dreams and instructed them to introduce him as Kuan Yin with a female form. Other text states that they were able to divine this through an Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin oracle. Whether it was through a dream or through an oracle, it was clear that the Buddhist monks who brought Buddhism to China started the female manifestation of Avalokitesvara. As we know this image became popularly known as Kuan Yin.

This raises the question as to why when experiencing Avalokitesvara’s miracle or vision, people see her as Kuan Yin. According to the explanation of a Chinese Buddhist monk, this is because Avalokitesvara will always appear in the form that people will understand or easily relate to.

I personally believe that the last story is the real reason why Avalokitesvara became Kuan Yin. It is because they need to put an image of mercy and compassion, and because of this Avalokitesvara transformed into Kuan Yin.

Avalokitesvara as Kuan Yin became so popular that even Tibetan Buddhist who is extremely familiar with Avalokitesvara, as a male Bodhisattva would still mention Kuan Yin. In fact, the biggest image of Avalokitesvara in the world is that of Kuan Yin which is found China.

This also answers why some images of Kuan Yin depicts her as a flat-chested handsome young prince.

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One of the semi-masculine form of Kuan Yin.

If you’re interested to know about the Legend of Princess Miao Shan please read on the following that was lifted from Wikipedia.

Another story from the Precious Scroll of Fragrant Mountain describes an incarnation of Guanyin as the daughter of a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. The story is usually ascribed to the research of the Buddhist monk Chiang Chih-ch’i during the 11th century CE. The story is likely to have a Taoist origin. Chiang Chih-ch’i, when he penned the work, believed that the Guanyin we know today was actually a Buddhist princess called Miaoshan (妙善), who had a religious following on Fragrant Mountain. Despite this there are many variants of the story in Chinese mythology.

According to the story, after the king asked his daughter Miao Shan to marry the wealthy man, she told him that she would obey his command, so long as the marriage eased three misfortunes.

The king asked his daughter what were the three misfortunes that the marriage should ease. Miaoshan explained that the first misfortune the marriage should ease was the suffering people endure as they age. The second misfortune it should ease was the suffering people endure when they fall ill. The third misfortune it should ease was the suffering caused by death. If the marriage could not ease any of the above, then she would rather retire to a life of religion forever.

When her father asked who could ease all the above, Miao Shan pointed out that a doctor was able to do all of these.

Her father grew angry as he wanted her to marry a person of power and wealth, not a healer. He forced her into hard labor and reduced her food and drink but this did not cause her to yield.

Every day she begged to be able to enter a temple and become a nun instead of marrying. Her father eventually allowed her to work in the temple, but asked the monks to give her the toughest chores in order to discourage her. The monks forced Miao Shan to work all day and all night, while others slept, in order to finish her work. However, she was such a good person that the animals living around the temple began to help her with her chores. Her father, seeing this, became so frustrated that he attempted to burn down the temple. Miao Shan put out the fire with her bare hands and suffered no burns. Now struck with fear, her father ordered her to be put to death.

In one version of this legend, when Guanyin was executed, a supernatural tiger took her to one of the more hell-like realms of the dead. However, instead of being punished by demons like the other inmates, Guanyin played music, and flowers blossomed around her. This completely surprised the head demon. The story says that Guanyin, by merely being in that hell, turned it into a paradise.

A variant of the legend says that Miao Shan allowed herself to die at the hand of the executioner. According to this legend, as the executioner tried to carry out her father’s orders, his axe shattered into a thousand pieces. He then tried a sword which likewise shattered. He tried to shoot Miao Shan down with arrows but they all veered off.

Finally in desperation he used his hands. Miao Shan, realising the fate that the executioner would meet at her father’s hand should she fail to let herself die, forgave the executioner for attempting to kill her. It is said that she voluntarily took on the massive karmic guilt the executioner generated for killing her, thus leaving him guiltless. It is because of this that she descended into the Hell-like realms. While there, she witnessed first-hand the suffering and horrors that the beings there must endure, and was overwhelmed with grief. Filled with compassion, she released all the good karma she had accumulated through her many lifetimes, thus freeing many suffering souls back into Heaven and Earth. In the process, that Hell-like realm became a paradise. It is said that Yanluo, King of Hell, sent her back to Earth to prevent the utter destruction of his realm, and that upon her return she appeared on Fragrant Mountain.

Another tale says that Miao Shan never died, but was in fact transported by a supernatural tiger, believed to be the Deity of the Place, to Fragrant Mountain.

The Legend of Miao Shan usually ends with Miao Chuang Yen, Miao Shan’s father, falling ill with jaundice. No physician was able to cure him. Then a monk appeared saying that the jaundice could be cured by making a medicine out of the arm and eye of one without anger. The monk further suggested that such a person could be found on Fragrant Mountain. When asked, Miao Shan willingly offered up her eyes and arms. Miao Chuang Yen was cured of his illness and went to the Fragrant Mountain to give thanks to the person. When he discovered that his own daughter had made the sacrifice, he begged for forgiveness. The story concludes with Miaoshan being transformed into the Thousand Armed Guanyin, and the king, queen and her two sisters building a temple on the mountain for her. She began her journey to heaven and was about to cross over into heaven when she heard a cry of suffering from the world below. She turned around and saw the massive suffering endured by the people of the world. Filled with compassion, she returned to Earth, vowing never to leave till such time as all suffering has ended.

After her return to Earth, Guanyin was said to have stayed for a few years on the island of Mount Putuo where she practised meditation and helped the sailors and fishermen who got stranded. Guanyin is frequently worshipped as patron of sailors and fishermen due to this. She is said to frequently becalm the sea when boats are threatened with rocks. After some decades Guanyin returned to Fragrant Mountain to continue her meditation.

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Bodhisattva Wishfulling and Master Protection Amulet Pendant (1): Getting Acquainted with LAMA ATISHA AMULET!

Published Nobyembre 9, 2018 by jptan2012

LAMA ATISHA AMULETThe LAMA ATISHA AMULET is said to be one of the most powerful protection amulet in Buddhism. According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, simply seeing or touching a copy of the said amulet will bring a person tremendous protection against physical harm.

It functions like that of the scapular for Catholics. If a person has this on his body at that time of his or her death, it is guaranteed that he or she will have a good rebirth and will be saved from the lower realms. If displayed inside the house or office, one will be saved from bad influences of other people and it will help create harmony. It is also very good to have this amulet if one is in the hospital, to protect a person from the yin chi of the hospital, and it will also prevent you from getting the attention of the lost souls. Thus, it is also a very good amulet to have to wear when one is going to a funeral or cemetery.

I don’t have a personal story or story that I heard first hand about the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, but one of the most popular story associated by the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, and is widely accepted by the different Buddhist traditions is a story that happened fairly recently. It was suppose to have happened to a young Tibetan man and his family.

As you all know, China has invaded Tibet and a lot of people they are either doing some ethnic cleansing or is slowly erasing the cultures and traditions of the Tibetan who are still in Tibet. The man’s name is Tenzin Choejor ( the truth is Tenzin is a fairly common Tibetan boy’s name because it means ‘holder of Buddhist doctrines’, and the current Dalai Lama’s name himself is Tenzin. I was told that Choezor is not a family name but it is a second name, which means Dharma Wealth. From the name of the man, it can be concluded that his parents are devout Buddhist, but this is not unique because most Tibetans are devout Buddhist.)

Tenzin Choejor’s family is one of the many Tibetans who’ve experienced oppression in Tibet. He was born after the 14th Dalai Lama has fled to Tibet to escape the Chinese oppression, so it can be said that he has never experienced true freedom. He has always long for to escape the Chinese oppression of Tibet but has not dared to do it because all his family are in Tibet. However, his perspective changed when he got married and started to have his own family.

It is said that Tenzin Choejor has planned to escape with his parents, but in a country ruled by oppression and where paranoia is really high, the government soon found out about his plan to escape. It is said that it was possible that another relative or a friend squealed on him. Like most Tibetans who plan to escape or oppose the Chinese government, he was tortured and separated from his family and was put to hard labor for several years. Upon his release, he find it hard to start a new life, because he was considered as an ‘ex-convict’ and even fellow Tibetans who took pity on him will not hire him because they’re afraid that they might earn the ire of the Chinese government. This is when he realized and decided that the only way for him to survive and take care of his family is if they escape Tibet. This time, however, Tenzin Choejor is more careful and he only confided to his father, who told him to ask for the blessing of his grandfather, his father’s uncle, for a blessing because it will be a long journey, a very difficult one, and if caught they might be killed on the spot or if they’re not caught they might die of freezing in the mountains. His father also cautioned him to think again of his plans because Tenzin Choejor’s children then aged 10 and 7 might not survive the trip. However, Tenzin Choejor knew that’s the only way for them to have a better life, and he thought it is better to risk their lives that forever live under the Chinese oppression.

Tenzin Choejor great uncle is one of the few monks left in Tibet who has personally met the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and because he is monk in a place under Chinese rule, it is expected that he is very poor. So he has nothing to offer Tenzin Choejor but the blessing that Tenzin Choejor seeks from him. He performed some Buddhist protection ritual, which was improvised to adjust to their situation, but then took Tenzin Choejor aside to tell him that there is one thing that he would like to give Tenzin Choejor.

He told Tenzin Choejor that he believe that the only reason he was able to escape the Chinese’s physical oppression, unlike most monks, is because of an amulet that he has kept for a long time. He told Tenzin Choejor that he believes that the amulet is one of the reasons that he remained alive under the hands of the Chinese communist government. He then gave Tenzin Choejor a leather cloth where the image of LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET is printed. He told Tenzin Choejor that the amulet would keep his family safe. It is said that Tenzin Choejor initially refused to accept the amulet, but his great uncle insisted and told him that he has no need for the amulet because of his old age and that he is ready to part with his body.

Tenzin Choejor then proceeded to escape Tibet. It must be noted that after the initial exodus of Tibetans from Tibet, the Chinese communist government has intensified border security, making it harder for all Tibetan planning to go to exile to leave Tibet. There is no exact statistics as to how many people have been killed or captured and tortured just because the seek a better life. Tenzin Choejor armed with determination and faith in his ‘religion’ decided to set out on an escape with his wife and two young children.

On his way to India, Tenzin Choejor encountered several problems, but somehow they manage to get away with it. Among these two things are an encounter with a Chinese soldiers and a fight against nature.

First, on their escape, they literally came across some Chinese soldiers, and because of fatigue and coldness because of the freezing snow, he and his wife noticed them a little too late. They came across two drunken Chinese soldiers, and was almost apprehended, in fact, a gun was already pointed at them. Should the soldiers decided to shoot at them, the soldiers won’t get reprimanded because there is a standing order to shoot to kill all people who are trying to escape. Fearing for the life of his family, Tenzin Choejor used his body to block his wife and kids, and instinctively touched the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET given to him by his great uncle and started to call on the Buddhas. According to their testimony, Tenzin Choejor’s wife didn’t know where he mustered her courage to talk to the soldiers.

Tenzin Choejor’s wife knows how to speak Chinese, being born and raised under the Chinese communist government; Chinese has been her second language. Tenzin Choejor knows the language also but because he grew up in the countryside he understands it better than he can speak. His wife on the other hand knows how to speak it but not fluently either. But she managed to address the soldiers and pretend that she is Chinese, and when asked why Tenzin Choejor’s himself doesn’t speak she told them that her husband is deaf – mute. There are many loopholes to her cover, like how can she explain their looks and what are they doing in the mountain, but because it was dark and maybe because the Chinese soldiers were drunk they let them go. Tenzin Choejor believes that it is because of LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

The second ordeal was when they were in the mountain, Tenzin Choejor’s second child got really ill. Without medicine all Tenzin Choejor and his wife can do are to call on the help of the Buddhas. Tenzin Choejor decided to take off the amulet and placed it on top of his son’s body. Needless to say, the son got healed.

After weeks of travelling in the mountain they finally got to the border of Tibet and India, where they plan to go in exile and seeks the Dalai Lama’s protection. But little did they know that India besieged by thousands and thousand of Tibetan exiles and without a place to put them has made it harder for Tibetans to go inside their country. Though they don’t understand each other, Tenzin Choejor understands the problem with their facial and body language. He started to touch the amulet again and hope for the best. Soon they were met by a Tibetan who took their story. Three days after they were put on a holding area, luckily with food, they were told that they could stay in India.

According to Tenzin Choejor, and these were acknowledge by the highest ranking lamas, it was because of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET that Tenzin Choejor and his family survived the ordeal.LAMA ATISHA AMULET 2

But who is LAMA ATISHA?

For that allow me to share his story using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s own words. The following was lifted from the archive of FPMT.

Having a little bit of understanding of the life story of Atisha is very beneficial for our mind, so we can try to understand the teaching he wrote. By understanding Atisha’s life story and how he practiced Dharma and achieved realizations, devotion arises and we can feel that his teaching is most precious and pure. 1

Actually it is a very long life story, and it is divided into three parts. In order to have some idea about the great bodhisattva Atisha and how he benefited sentient beings, there are stories about his birth, his home, his birthplace and his early life. The stories explain how he achieved great knowledge and realizations with that holy body. Then after achieving the knowledge and realizations of the path, he benefited the teachings and helped sentient beings— he led the disciples and sentient beings to happiness.

Atisha’s birthplace was in Bengal, India. He was born as a prince and his family was extremely wealthy. He was surrounded by servants and workers, and there were 100,000 people just in his palace. The palace had thirteen golden roofs and 25,000 golden banners on the top, and there were also many pools, like in the West. At the palace there were 25,000 pools and beautiful parks, gardens of beautiful flowers that people could enjoy, seven bridges, and special trees that only grow in India.

When Atisha was three, he became an expert in general education—in astrology, letters, the brahmas, these things. He also became expert in discriminating the inner and outer being, so his parents wanted him very badly to take the place of the king. They tried very hard, but after some time he left with 300 horses, disguised as an army going to fight.

Many people went into the forest with Atisha to seek the guru. He took many teachings on refuge and bodhicitta, and then the guru sent him home to check up and try to understand the suffering of life. This happened three times. He came back, the guru sent him to another guru, and that guru sent him home to check up on the shortcomings of worldly life. His parents tried very hard to have him marry and take the place of a king. They invited all the beautiful women of the country to a party, and let them all dance around, but it didn’t work.

Atisha explained, “ There is no difference for my mind between this palace and a prison. There is no difference between beautiful, expensive clothes and the torn cloth in the garbage. There is no difference between delicious food and dog meat and pus. There is no difference between princesses and mara women—devil women.” Why devil women? Because they transform into beautiful bodies and cheat us. His parents listened to him.

Atisha followed 157 gurus perfectly and received many teachings, initiations and Vajrayana teachings. Once, while he was at home, Tara, the female aspect of Buddha, instructed him in a dream not to be attached to the samsaric happiness of worldly life. After this, Atisha went to see his guru. Then one day, after receiving many initiations, he thought, “There is no Vajrayana teaching left that I don’t know. I have become the most learned.” He felt a little bit of pride. That night, he had a dream that many female dakinis— transformations of buddhas who have high realizations of tantra—showed him many Vajrayana texts that he had never seen before. This made him lose his feelings of pride.

Atisha wanted to receive Mahamudra realization in his lifetime, by living in Vajrayana conduct. One of his gurus, Rahula, suddenly realized with his psychic power that Atisha was thinking this. Without any resistance, Rahula appeared in front of Atisha and instructed him, “What are you doing, forgetting all the sentient beings by leaving them? Take ordination and do great work for the teachings. This will be greatly beneficial for the teachings.” So, Atisha took ordination when he was twenty-nine years old. He was persuaded to do so by his guru and also by the buddha’s female aspect, Tara, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya Buddha and many other buddhas and Vajrayana deities such as Heruka, in his dreams.

After some time, when he was going around the Bodhgaya stupa—the temple in India, the most holy place where Guru Shakyamuni Buddha received enlightenment— above the stupa, in space, he saw the transformation of a young woman asking an old woman a question. At that time Atisha was concerned with quickly receiving enlightenment, and in space the young woman was asking the old woman, “What path should we practice in order to quickly receive enlightenment?” The old woman said, “Train the mind in love and compassion, in bodhicitta.”

Again, when Atisha was going around the stupa, there were paintings on the walls that talked to each other. One painting asked the other what path we should follow to reach enlightenment quickly, and the other answered, “Train the mind in love and compassion, and bodhicitta.”

Again, when Atisha was going around near Nagarjuna’s caves, he saw the statues of Buddha communicating, saying, “Train the mind in love and the compassionate thought, bodhicitta.” There was one ivory statue, and it said, “Yogi, if you want to quickly receive enlightenment, train the mind in love and compassion, and the thought of bodhicitta.” Many statues spoke like this.

Atisha went to see Guru Serlingpa, and he spent about twelve years taking the complete teachings on bodhicitta. In the presence of Guru Serlingpa, he received the actual realization of bodhicitta. Then Lama Serlingpa predicted that he should go to Tibet, the northern snow land.

At that time, there was a lot of degeneration of the teachings in Tibet. The people did not know how to practice the teachings, and they were confused about the practice of sutra and tantra together. The king of Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, sent twenty-one boys to India to study Dharma and all of them except two died from the heat. These two came back to Tibet and told the king that everyone was talking about Atisha, the pandit, and that they should invite him to Tibet to help. These two translators’ names were Rinchen Sangpo and Legshey.

As soon as Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, the king of Tibet, heard the name of Atisha, incredible devotion arose in his mind, and he decided to invite Atisha to Tibet. He sent many gold offerings to India to invite Atisha, but it didn’t work. Then afterwards, he went himself to find gold for Atisha, and he was captured and put in the prison by an irreligious king who didn’t want the spread of Dharma in Tibet.

King Lha Lama Yeshe Ö’s nephew, Jangchub Ö, came to see him in prison. The irreligious king told Jangchub Ö, “I won’t free your uncle until you find gold the size of his body.” So, Jangchub Ö found enough gold to reach up to his neck, but still the irreligious king was not satisfied. He said, “If you don’t bring gold the size of his head, I won’t let him be free from prison.” Again, Jangchub Ö went to his uncle, the king of Tibet, and explained all these things.

The imprisoned king of Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, explained to his nephew that since a lot of gold was offered to the irreligious king and he was still not satisfied, Jangchub Ö should not offer this king even one handful of gold. King Lha Lama Yeshe Ö said he was now very old and did not have long to live, and it would be more beneficial for his nephew, Jangchub Ö, to take the gold. He said to Jangchub Ö, “I don’t care if I die in prison. Take all this gold and ask Atisha to come to Tibet and spread the Dharma.” Then the king sent a message to Atisha through his nephew, saying, “I gave up my life to invite you to Tibet. Please guide me with your compassion. What I have in my mind is only for you to come to Tibet and spread the teachings.”

The imprisoned king sent the message with Jangchub Ö with a suffering, frantic voice, and then he passed away in prison. His nephew sent a translator with many gold offerings to invite Atisha, but the kings and abbots of India wanted Atisha to stay there. Finally, Atisha received permission and he came secretly to Tibet and helped spread the Dharma there. According to his teachings, he wrote the Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment there.

Atisha spread the pure Mahayana teaching like the rising sun, and all conflict, ignorance, and wrong conceptions were destroyed. His text was translated into English by some Tibetan lamas and other translators. I am reading the translation of this teaching because it is extremely beneficial. It is so short. Atisha did great work and brought so much benefit to India and Tibet. In India he destroyed many followers of other religions, wrong paths and wrong conceptions. He did great work.

These days, many young people from the West have the chance to hear the teachings and to understand and practice these meditations on the gradual path to enlightenment. They can find satisfaction in their lives, and they can make their lives meaningful and happy. They integrate it in their own mind, and they understand that there is a chance to make their lives meaningful. All these things are due to the kindness of Atisha, the great bodhisattva.

This great bodhisattva, Atisha, lived in discipline, and had the realization of moral conduct. He kept the 253 precepts purely, and on the basis of that, the bodhisattva’s precepts, the moral conduct precepts and the Vajrayana precepts. He had unshakeable, firm, one-pointed concentration that could last for years—even if hundreds of rockets were flying nearby they couldn’t disturb or shake his meditation. He had perfect realization of shunyata, the absolute nature, and he achieved high tantric realizations, seeing himself in the form of deities.

Atisha had high tantric realization without projections, and he did not see ordinary places—we see an ordinary house built of mud or cement, an impure place, but Atisha had only pure projections and pure view, and he always saw the view of the mandala of the deities. He had high Vajrayana realizations and he was able to transform even kaka into nectar and poison into medicine.

We can meditate like this to increase devotion to Atisha’s teachings. We can do checking meditation according to that. We may find it difficult at the beginning of the subject, and it may take time to understand, but by checking and understanding more and more the various meditations and teachings, gradually it will become clear within our mind.

Please note that Choejor is also spelled as Choezor and that the story from the archive of FPMT is part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching of the life and work of Lama Atisha at 9th Kopan Course in 1976.

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Do Not Create Feng Shui Blunder By Making Renovations Without Checking For A Good Date: A Brief Reminder

Published Mayo 2, 2018 by jptan2012

Note: This article was written last January, but I just realized recently that I haven’t posted it. This makes for a good Feng Shui reminder also before the ending of this blog, so I’m posting it now.

I have written about this before, but I guess it is only fitting that I write about it again given the past few months I have about 7 readers who committed this blunder.

In making major renovations it is necessary that we must make sure we all check the date when we will be making the renovation. This is because in Feng Shui (as well as in Taoism and Buddhism) there are so called good dates and bad dates. This means that there are dates wherein one cannot make renovations either in the office or at home. This is because there are dates that is ‘chiong’ or “against” (for the lack of the better term) certain animal signs. For example, as I write this today, January 18, the date is “chiong” the sign of the Rooster and Ox. This mean today (as I write this, which is definitely not the day of posting) is not a good day for people born under the sign of the Rooster and Ox to do anything big, especially to make any form of renovations.

One other reason is that there are days wherein it is bad to fix a house not because it is a day that is “chiong” any sign but that there days wherein it is simply bad because there days where in a certain hostile or negative “Mara” or spiritual landlord is stronger on that day. Doing any renovations on that day will seem to be an attack on the said Mara or spiritual landlord.

“Spiritual Landlord” are unseen entities that has been “living” in our lands or house or office even before us. This concept is both accepted concepts in Taoist Feng Shui and even Buddhist Feng Shui. These are entities that are neither good nor bad, but once “attacked” may make them wreak certain negative energies.

Furthermore, and the simplest reason is that there are certain days that are simply bad for doing any renovations because the energies of the day base on the configuration of the stars on that day.

As mentioned above, there are 7 readers of this blog that made that blunder the past few months. One of these reader is my friend BM. BM had some renovations done. She is mostly aware of the “rules”, however, she thought that since she was doing only minor renovations, it should be fine even if she doesn’t check the date.

In a way, she’s right. Minor renovations can be done anytime. However, if you are fixing the roof, ceiling, or the floor, no matter how small it is or how physically minor it is, Feng Shui wise it is not minor. As long as you’ve touched the roof, the ceiling and the floor it is no longer considered as minor even if the area being done is less than an inch!

You might think that something so simple will not do any harm, but if you do it on a really bad day base on the configuration of the stars, and coupled with a day that is “chiong” your animal sign or of any member of your family, and then it is a day of a certain Mara or spiritual landlord then that creates a lot of problem.

In BM’s case, it created some problem with her husband’s business. It was fixed with a simple but quite “pricey” and long ritual. Another reader was lucky enough to be able to get away with it with a short offering and some chanting of mantras. Furthermore, another reader had to do a three-day ritual involving prostrating in front of an image of a Buddha for 49 times!!!!

The cures are actually different depending on the date, the Mara or spiritual landlord you “attacked” or on the severity of the effect.

The best way to handle this though is to be preventive about it, so it is better to check on a good date first. I have seen people literally die of accidents, get invalid, or lose all their money just because they made a seemingly minor renovation on a wrong date.

So, the next time you think of having some renovations better consult a Feng Shui expert or a Feng Shui consultant for this.

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Amulets Are Not Everything & Mindfulness Helps A Lot!

Published Abril 17, 2018 by jptan2012

MindfulnessEveryone who reads this blog will know that I’m a firm believer of the power of amulets. And although I still get amazed with the many personal miraculous testimonies of those who have requested for amulets like the VAJRAPANI RUEL(1), SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(1), VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET, ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET, SURANGGAMA MANTRA AMULET, and the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS AND LAMA ATISHA COMBINED AMULETS, and have experienced the miracles of these amulets, the truth is I’m no longer surprised about it.

The truth is there a lot more miracles shared by my readers that I haven’t written about only because there is no time to write about them and also because as mentioned before I end this blog, the last 100 articles will focus more empowering you to do your own Feng Shui. The truth is I have already written a lot, with 900 articles that are mostly about Feng Shui or Taoism and Buddhism, all you have to do is review them carefully and you will surely learn something about doing your own Feng Shui.

Today, allow me to share with you another technic in having a better Feng Shui or in curing or fixing yourself to have good Feng Shui. And that is MINDFULNESS!

The practice of Mindfulness is actually from the Buddhist practice of meditation. Lately, a lot of people have been rediscovering the power of this practice, however, they want deviate away from the religious stuff, thus it called MINDFULNESS.

This is a very long topic, and I can’t and won’t be able to discuss them fully here on my blog, even if I used up all the remaining 97 articles to discuss it. And so, the best way for me to do is direct you to the right source. However, before I do that I would like to share with you it’s benefits and share with you some stories of my readers whom I have talked about mindfulness in person, put it into practice and benefited them a lot.

Mindfulness is really a psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the present moment. Wherein you are only aware of the moment and not the past, which is from a millisecond ago, and not of the future, which is a millisecond from now. The practice of mindfulness is a practice focusing on your experiences occurring in the present moment. The first step to do, and perhaps the major step and life process to this is called meditation.

As mentioned, mindfulness is actually meditation of the different Buddhist traditions. The Buddhists believes, which is anchored on Buddhist sutras or teachings of the Buddha (Shakyamuni Buddha) meditation or mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that will gradually lead to enlightenment or freedom from suffering.

It is quite difficult to master this practice, and I myself, although have benefitted a lot to the practice, I can’t say I have reached a fraction of what needs to be achieved. However, needless to say, this is a process that needs to be continuously done.

Mindfulness has helped me a lot, especially when times that I can feel anger or irritation. Recently, a reader asked me whether I don’t angry for something that somebody did that affected both of us. When she asked that, I realized it was my mindfulness practice or meditation that saved me. I realized yes, I know that what a person did to us was wrong. And in a way, I’m angry or irritated. But I was so mindful of it that I didn’t react physically to that anger, instead I responded to it.meditate.jpg

But more than that, mindfulness helps us to calm down and become more positive. This is very important in times of trouble or at the season where the stars are not favorable to us.

There are many benefits to the mindfulness practice. Foremost to that is that it helps maintain our health. To those who have seen me personally will know that I tend to be on the big side. And despite of that people, even doctors, are surprised that my sugar level and my cholesterol are all good. I think this is largely to my mindfulness practice.

Aside from the physical benefit, mindfulness practice when continuously practiced will raise our vibrational energy or chi. It will make our energy higher and helps it become nearer to that of the heavenly beings, and nearer to that of the Buddhas and/or Bodhisattvas.

Recently, one of my reader who got the VAJRAPANI RUEL(2) complained that even after 2 months nothing has happened. When I called up Guru Lama to ask him about this, he told me to tell this person to do meditation, or mindfulness practice. And so, I did. Told him to go on a retreat and spend at least a week doing it. He was reluctant at first because he said he is a busy person. But Guru Lama insisted because his vibrational energy is so low and quite negative. He reluctantly agreed. 2 weeks after he had that retreat, which he continued the practice at his home, he had his first miracle.

So, what was his story. He said he was involved in the lending business. He lends money to people who are in need for a certain amount interest. In Buddhism, this is a bad kind of business because it seems to abuse people who are in need. He justified himself by saying that if he doesn’t do it, worse things might happen to these people who are in need and they might be force to do something bad. However, he was also quite ruthless in getting the interest and about delayed payments. The rules are quite strict and harsh. He justified himself by saying that if you become lax the loaners will just abuse you. And so, he did become rich.

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.

Until one day he found that his son was taking drugs. He was told by four people, including Guru Lama thru me, that this is because of his karma because of his business. This I told him without even asking him or knowing what was the nature of his business. And so, he decided he needs a miracle to find his missing son, who run away from home, so he can have him rehabilitated, and for him to be able to put up another business. The problem is he doesn’t know what kind of business he’ll put up. All his adult life all he did was his lending business. That’s the reason why he got the VAJRAPANI RUEL(3).

Two weeks after that retreat his son went home asking for his help so that he can be rehabilitated. And a few days after an acquaintance approached him to propose a business!!! Isn’t these are what he as asking for?

Another story is that of Gemma. Gemma is a regular employee who requested for the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(2) (Piyao is also spelled as or called Pi Yao, Pixiu, Pi Xiu, Pixie, Pi Xie). She literally had to wait for her salary before she was able to get the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(3). Everybody who knows Gemma would describe Gemma as a kind-hearted person with a foul mouth. She loves to curse and when she gets angry she raises her voice to the maximum level without her noticing it, and she might say spiteful words, spiteful things without her realizing it. And then after she is left wondering as to why the person at the receiving end of her anger and tirade is really hurt. When she got the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(4), Guru Lama told me to tell Gemma to meditate (mindfulness practice), if she does it, she will receive her miracle in less than a week, otherwise, it will take her months before she experiences her miracle because her vibrational energy is low because of her temper and her love for cursing.

I told her about it, and told her how to do it. Clarified with her that she should really be serious about her mindfulness practice.  She said she will because she badly needs to have money ASAP because her second son needs to undergo a medical surgery.

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This is a special gold Piyao designed by Guru Lama and made of blessed gold.

She must have done what Guru Lama said because exactly a week after she started her mindfulness practice and after she got the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(5) she received not one, not two, not three, but four good news about money. First, she was given a raise. Second, her ex-husband sent a big amount of money because he was not able to give money for their kids for 3 years, and Gemma ever bothered asking for it and all of a sudden, he sends a big amount. Three, her sister found out the condition of Gemma’s son and so she also sent money. Fourth, her son’s doctor has informed her that he will waive his professional fee.

Gemma badly needs his money. She gambled with the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(6), and followed what Guru Lama instructed her to do. After that she suddenly found herself having more than enough money for his son’s surgery and having some extra for other expenses. She ends up having some savings.

You see, clearly these two story points out that amulets are not everything. With the practice of mindfulness, things can get a lot faster. In fact, with continuous practice of mindfulness, you may find yourself no longer in need of an amulet.

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Other than the magic inscriptions at the bottom both designs are basically the same.

As I mentioned earlier, mindfulness / meditation is a topic that is too broad to discuss here, in fact, even if I dedicate all the remaining posts to this topic I still won’t be able to discuss it really well. There will not be enough space and time. And so, allow me to share with you some books that you can read to help you understand this topic better and also to help you start with your practice.

Some of these books are secular practice of mindfulness. They have taken away Buddhism away from it. For me, it’s a good start.

The books are the following:

  1. Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
  2. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  3. Thoughts Without A Thinker by Mark Epstein
  4. 10% Happier, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris
  5. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein
  6. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  7. Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  8. Real Love by Sharon Salzberg
  9. One Dharma by Joseph Goldstein
  10. Where You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat – Zinn

The above books should be good enough to get you started. Hope you start your mindfulness practice soon!

If you want to know more about the Special Gold Piyao, please read the following posts:

  1. A Special Gold Piyao Empowered By A Crystal to Invite Wealth Luck!
  2. Understanding the Special Gold Piyao: Your Questions Answered!
  3. Wealth Luck Comes in with the Special Gold Piyao: A Personal Testimony of A Reader!
  4. Wealth Miracles Due to the Special Gold Piyao!
  5. Increase in Salary and a Financial Bonus: A Special Wealth Luck Received By A Reader in Singapore After Wearing the Special Gold Piyao for Just One Day!

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

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Feng Shui’s First Line of Defense!

Published Abril 10, 2018 by jptan2012

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I’m a firm believer of the power of Feng Shui charms or Feng Shui cures and amulets, especially Buddhist amulets. In fact, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you will most likely have read something about how blessed I feel that this blog has become a channel for some of the most amazing and powerful amulets. It all started with the VAJRAPANI RUEL(1) and you will see that a lot of my readers who has acquired it has shared their miraculous stories. I would say about 95% to 98% of those who acquired the VAJRAPANI RUEL(2) did experience some miracle.

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.

Of course, the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(1) is also surprising me as to how effective it is. Although not all, but a very big number of those who got the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO(2) have shared some miracle, and the short time that these miracles happened is something that caught my attention. The VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET is also something that is quite amazing, although this is not something that is immediate because it does create stability and is something that will pull the wealth luck / money luck / financial luck out of “nowhere”, from past experiences of those who got it ahead of this latest release shows that it is indeed a very powerful amulet.


Lately, I have also been receiving a lot of wonderful personal testimonies about the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS AND LAMA ATISHA COMBINED AMULETS but I really haven’t had time to write about them, and of course, although I will still write about miraculous personal testimonies, it will not be as much as before because I want to concentrate more on empowering you before this blog officially ends on its 1000th  post.
So you see, these amulets that I mentioned are really powerful and very effective as shared but several readers who has acquired them. However, truth be told is authentic amulets are not very affordable, in fact, relatively speaking it can be quite pricey. This is because authentic amulets can be quite difficult to make, and the ingredients are sometimes difficult to find which makes them quite pricey. Because of this I know that amulets are not for everybody, and even if one can easily afford sometimes the time from acquiring it makes a lot of difference.

Vaisravana Dzambhala Wealth Amulet

The Vaisavana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet has the consecrated copies of the mantras of King Vaisravana of the Four Heavenly Kings and the mantras of the Five Dzambhalas. Furthermore, there are some special ingredients in powder form that are included to add to the potency of the amulet. Before it is sealed it is furthered consecrated on the image of The Four Heavenly Kings.It is placed in a metal case, not just for its durability and protection but according to the Tantric Buddhist Scripture book where Guru Lama got the instructions for this amulet, it has to be placed in cylindrical metal case to symbolize continuity and stability.

So today, I would like to share with you a very important message about Feng Shui’s first line of defense. This is something I have mentioned several times with different articles, but I’m not sure whether this is something I have written about independently, and I think this is very important.
While we don’t have amulets yet, or even if one does have some amulet to protect you, remember that in Feng Shui the first line of defense is being positive. I’m talking about the real positive not the fake positive wherein you have to remind yourself to be positive. It is the kind of positive that is natural. This is one of the best Feng Shui cure or protection.
But what if you are not naturally positive. Then train yourself to be one. How can one do that, you fake it until you truly imbibe it. How does one fake it? It’s not like saying – I have to be positive. – but rather you always look for the good in the bad, in the principle of Yin and Yang, there’s always a good in bad, and there’s always a bad in the good, no matter how small. And so, by always looking for the positive, you slowly train your brain to always see the positive. This is not something that you can train your mind to do in a week, or in a month, it will take months or even years, depending on your inner chi, but you have to start somewhere. And you should start now!

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Delayed Curing Feng Shui Problems Can Be Detrimental!

Published Abril 5, 2018 by jptan2012

 

As mentioned in the preceding post, my article will mostly concentrate on empowering you to do your basic Feng Shui and also to focus on the amulets that can help you. As I was contemplating what to write first, I realized that the past few days I have been besieged by readers who are experiencing some serious problems now because of delaying on some important Feng Shui decisions.

Jessica is a pre-school owner who was born in the year of the rat. She claims to be a silent reader who never had the need to contact me for anything. However, this year she decided to get in touch with me because she read that it is going to be a difficult challenging year for most people born under the year of the rat. Jessica clarified that she read this not only on my blog but also on other Feng Shui sites.

When I got to talk to Jessica whom I have never met in person, she clarified that her only belief in Feng Shui is only up to the extent of reading them, doing what she can do, and she was quite frank in telling me that she has never believed in amulets or Feng Shui cures. She said that she follows more the teaching of Joey Yap where there is no need to use Feng Shui cures or charms or even amulets. So, when she called me she only wanted to know how can she be protected “naturally” and perhaps with a little chanting of mantras.

Needless to say, I told her how she can be protected, but as a responsible Feng Shui writer or Feng Shui blogger I cannot not tell her that she needs Feng Shui cures or Buddhist amulets to help protect her this 2018.

She was pretty brutally frank in telling me that she really doesn’t believe in amulets and Feng Shui cures. And she also added that she was just asking for natural protection to appease herself because really her school is doing so well and that she believes that everything is going to be fine. “Besides something really terrible must happen before I will experience those dreadful things that you wrote about the rat.” She frankly and somewhat rudely told me.

That was December of last year.

Just very recently, while I was in “hiatus” in the “almost goodbye” state that I wrote about, Jessica called me. Well, she called and called and emailed and constantly sent messages until I answered.

Apparently, she said she is desperate. All the things she said that will not happen unless a terrible thing happens happened. Well, it started with that terrible thing that she said has to happened first. In one of her school event, the stage where the students are performing for the parents collapsed! Seriously hurting 4 kids. One with a broken bone and the other one with a serious head injury and the other two with serious body wounds.

To make the long story short, she was sued, and she has to assume the hospital and other medical bills. These are kids from rich families, and the medical bills didn’t come cheap. She is about to go through court hearing, and to top it off several parents pulled out their kids and demanded a refund. The parents also said that when the accident happened, the school teachers and officers were not prepared and equipped to handle an emergency.

While in the middle of this, she also found out that another teacher whom she really trusts has recently contacted another pre – school owner and negotiated that she be hired there with a higher pay and position.

So, Jessica contacted me to ask for my help. She wants to get the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO and all the other amulets that was “prescribed” to her before, and she is asking me how soon it will have an effect.

Another reader experienced a similar thing, Patricia is a reader from Spain. She was born in the year of the Dragon. When she contacted me she just wants to ask me whether it’ll be good for her to transfer to a new company. She works as a graphic artist. In the process, I saw something in her chart and told her that she will need the VAJRAPANI RUEL and maybe the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO as well.

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.

She is interested but she said they find the amulets quite pricey. Explained to her why authentic and powerful are pricey, that they are not really buying it but the stipulated amount covers for the cost of the amulet, and that they are used as an offering to the temple or for feeding novice Buddhist monks or nuns.

She said she is not interested but that she will be careful.

Also during my “hiatus” I got a long-distance call from an unknown number. When I answered, it was Patricia, and she was a little frantic. She was laid off from work and she found out about this after she spent her (approved) vacation of 2 months in Thailand and here in the Philippines (Iloilo, Boracay, and Bohol), and what’s worst is that she recently used her last savings as a down payment for a new car! It has 3 weeks and she has applied to more than 10 companies and she has not heard from them. She is asking me what to do. Told her to chant mantras, and unfortunately while she thought of getting the amulets now she doesn’t have money for it anymore.

Both Jessica and Patricia had time to save themselves from experiencing the things that they had to go through. However, they didn’t prioritize protecting themselves maybe because one this doesn’t seem to be tangible, and also everything seems to be going really well at that time they found out about what they need.

The sad thing is although I’m writing only about the story of Jessica and Patricia, the truth is I know of a lot of people who are currently experiencing some hardships because they refuse to trust their gut feel about Feng Shui.

One lesson which we all have to learn is when to listen to our gut feel. To our instinct. When to discern when that the doubt in our head is really a doubt or our logical mind not understand how Feng Shui and amulet works and creates a defense mechanism of doubt. I would like to humbly suggest this. When it is not in your consciousness and it was brought to your consciousness with no apparent reason or by accident it is most likely a positive force telling you something. Or when you accidentally meet a person who tells you something that brings Feng Shui or amulets to your attention, or when you are online searching for something and brings your attention to something that even for a briefest moment makes you think that you need, then that will most likely the universe telling you to act. Don’t delay fixing and protecting yourself with the use of Feng Shui or Taoist amulets or Buddhist amulets, because sometimes it will be detrimental.

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The Creation of Wealth (7): The Story of Ruby and Emerald – A “Vaisravana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet” and “Illness Suppression Amulet” Miraculous Story!

Published Pebrero 19, 2018 by jptan2012

As a Feng Shui writer and a practicing Buddhist, miraculous stories are not new to me, and every time I hear or read about them, although I’m not surprised anymore, I still find myself amazed.

One of the stories that has amazed me is the story of the of Ruby and Emerald. Ruby and Emerald are twins, and they have managed to remain close with each other even if Ruby has married.

When their parents died, Emerald started to live with Ruby and her husband. Ruby and Emerald are also business partners. The business is not bad but it is not doing really good as well. It’s just average. For Emerald, average is not good enough because she worries about herself especially when they grow old. Emerald knows that she cannot always rely on Ruby and her family. For Ruby on the other hand, average is more than enough. Her husband understands how much she loves her twin sister, and he is more than willing to provide for his family and for Ruby’s twin also.

However, one day, Emerald was diagnosed with a nasal – pharyngeal cancer, and while Ruby’s husband was supporting Emerald’s treatment and is not complaining about it and is in fact has been really generous, Ruby can feel the toll of the high medical expenses, especially of chemotherapy.

Emerald, is not and was never blind to this uncomfortable financial situation and although she wants to do something about it, she knows that at the moment she is quite dependent on Ruby and Ruby’s husband.

It was Emerald, who out of desperation, contacted me. She knows that she needs the a very strong wealth amulet so that she can make their business a little better so that it can supplement her medical cost. When Emerald told me that she wants to get the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET, I insisted that she gets the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET instead. However, she believes that her priority should be the Wealth Amulet because she really don’t want to be a burden to Ruby and her family.

Although, I really don’t agree with her, there is little that I can do except allow her to have the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET first. One the day that she was suppose to get the amulet, she fell quite ill and decided to let Ruby in on her plans and let me meet Ruby to get the amulet.

For some reason, I decided to bring an ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET as well. In my mind, I want to convince Emerald to get it before she gets the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET. So when I received the sms that I will be meeting Ruby instead of Emerald, I was quite disappointed.

When I met Ruby, I felt that I was being interrogated, and she was honest in saying that she knew nothing about me, or about this blog, and about the amulets. I was a little impatient that day because I have several more meetings to attend to. And  so I briefly told her about the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET and mentioned that if I were to be honest it will not be the amulet I would give Emerald but rather I would prefer that she gets the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET. Ruby, then said, “I’m desperate, I will get both!” I was really quite surprise and told her to just return it, and naturally she will get a ‘refund’, if it doesn’t work. Rub was naturally happy about this arrangement since she was also desperate and wanted to get both amulets.

But you know what, today (time of writing and posting are most likely not the same) I got a message from Emerald and a call from Ruby.

Ruby was the one who used the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET since she was the one who is still active with the business, and she wants Emerald to concentrate on her treatment.

And as you can see, they said there were good big businesses that came their way, and Emerald recently had her last round of chemo and that her doctor says she responded well to it.

While we will still need to see whether Emerald has a significant miracle from the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET, the fact that her doctor thinks that she has responded well, more than what was expected, from the chemotherapy, as Ruby and Emerald pointed, is in itself a miracle.

You can read the following posts to know more about the Vaisravana _ Dzambhala Wealth Amulet:

If you want to understand more about the Illness Suppression Amulet you can read the following posts:

  1. Blessing in Disguise: How the Illness Suppression Amulet Saved A Family From An Accident By Causing Some ‘Inconvenience’.
  2. A Reader Shares Her Stories About the Vajrapani Ruel, Illness Suppression Amulet, Buddhism, and Other Things…
  3. Brothers Who Refused to Have the “Illness Suppression Amulet’ Surprisingly Claims to Have Increased Wealth Luck Since Having It: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  4. A Grandmother Starts Feeling Better Because of the Illness Suppression Amulet: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  5. Baby’s Illness Cured With The Illness Suppression Amulet: A Personal Testimony of A Reader
  6. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond!
  7. Unexpected Money for Treatment of Cancer and Other Miracles: A Personal Testimony of a Non – Reader and Non – Believer About the Traditional Sutra Amulet, Illness Suppression Amulet, and Vajrapani Ruel!

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High Paying Job Attributed to the Vajrapani Ruel & Why Miracles Sometimes Takes Time to Come to Fruition!

Published Pebrero 7, 2018 by jptan2012

I really don’t remember how TJ got in touch with me but all I remember that he was quite interested to get the VAJRAPANI RUEL(1) to help him become more financially stable.

TJ was able to acquire the VAJRAPANI RUEL(2) April of 2016 and after meeting him we didn’t get to talk again and I never heard of TJ again. But just a few weeks ago I got an email from him and admittedly it took me a moment to really remember him because aside from not communicating with him for more than a year, our initial conversation was really brief and believe it or not, I think I have more than 10 readers whose name or initial is TJ.

Anyway, as soon as I was able to properly recall him, I remembered that he was the guy who needed to have a financial miracle / wealth miracle / money miracle and thus he wants to have the VAJRAPANI RUEL(3). This time he was saying that he needs the ILLNESS SUPPRESSION AMULET for his family.

When TJ and I met he shared with me that after getting the VAJRAPANI RUEL(4) he was really expecting some miracle to happen right away, but it took him more than a year to experience the miracle. This actually reminded me of another miracle who felt my other readers are lucky to have a miracle right away, while his miracles are gradual.

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.

The truth is, in the Buddhist perspective amulets, it will actually take some 3 months to 4 months before it really starts working. Of course, it can be earlier which are dependent of a lot of factors, like affinity with the Buddha or Bodhisattva, karmic factors, and a lot of other things. However, 3 months to 7 months is what stated in the scripture. Nevertheless, there are a lot of my readers who usually have their miracles sooner, and as I said this is dependent of a lot of factors – karma, belief, faith, basket of elements in the bazi chart, luck and bad luck cycle, Feng Shui of the office and the house, Inner Feng Shui, Spiritual Feng Shui – but it doesn’t mean those who have immediate miracles are luckier because a miracle is personalized and while may have it sooner than others, a miracle is a miracle and all miracles are a blessing.

Also, I noticed that sometimes when an amulet seems not to work it only means that it is doing some cleansing. Remember, I wrote about a reader who after getting the SURANGAMA MANTRA AMULET and the VAJRAPANI RUEL(5) felt that she an influx of bad luck? This particular reader when she got her amulet to help her be recognized in her work and get a raise suddenly found herself swarmed with work because several of her officemates started to resign. She felt that this is truly negative. However, because of this her boss noticed her performance and her loyalty and after 19 years(!) she got a salary increase!!!!

And so, for TJ for some time nothing really happened, until almost a year when he landed another job to which he is being paid, if I remember right, between Php 90,000.00 and Php 100,000.00! The amazing thing here is that TJ himself know for certain that this is because of the VAJRAPANI RUEL(6)!

Allow me to share with you the short SMS of TJ when I asked him to share his miracle.image1

What happened with TJ is that I believe the VAJRAPANI RUEL(7) did some cleansing and after that it has to mentally and physically prepare TJ for his new significantly higher paying job!

 

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

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Receive Wonderful Blessings of Wealth, Peace, and Protection from the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras and Lama Atisha Combined Amulet (2): A Focus on Lama Atisha Amulet!

Published Pebrero 6, 2018 by jptan2012

In my previous post, I introduced you the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS, now allow me to introduce you to another very powerful Buddhist amulet called – LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

This is said to be one of the most powerful protection amulet in Buddhism. According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, simply seeing or touching a copy of the said amulet will bring a person tremendous protection against physical harm.

It functions like that of the scapular for Catholics. If a person has this on his body at that time of his or her death, it is guaranteed that he or she will have a good rebirth and will be saved from the lower realms. If displayed inside the house or office, one will be saved from bad influences of other people and it will help create harmony. It is also very good to have this amulet if one is in the hospital, to protect a person from the yin chi of the hospital, and it will also prevent you from getting the attention of the lost souls. Thus, it is also a very good amulet to have to wear when one is going to a funeral or cemetery.

I don’t have a personal story or story that I heard first hand about the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, but one of the most popular story associated by the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, and is widely accepted by the different Buddhist traditions is a story that happened fairly recently. It was suppose to have happened to a young Tibetan man and his family.

As you all know, China has invaded Tibet and a lot of people they are either doing some ethnic cleansing or is slowly erasing the cultures and traditions of the Tibetan who are still in Tibet. The man’s name is Tenzin Choejor ( the truth is Tenzin is a fairly common Tibetan boy’s name because it means ‘holder of Buddhist doctrines’, and the current Dalai Lama’s name himself is Tenzin. I was told that Choezor is not a family name but it is a second name, which means Dharma Wealth. From the name of the man, it can be concluded that his parents are devout Buddhist, but this is not unique because most Tibetans are devout Buddhist.)

Tenzin Choejor’s family is one of the many Tibetans who’ve experienced oppression in Tibet. He was born after the 14th Dalai Lama has fled to Tibet to escape the Chinese oppression, so it can be said that he has never experienced true freedom. He has always long for to escape the Chinese oppression of Tibet but has not dared to do it because all his family are in Tibet. However, his perspective changed when he got married and started to have his own family.

It is said that Tenzin Choejor has planned to escape with his parents, but in a country ruled by oppression and where paranoia is really high, the government soon found out about his plan to escape. It is said that it was possible that another relative or a friend squealed on him. Like most Tibetans who plan to escape or oppose the Chinese government, he was tortured and separated from his family and was put to hard labor for several years. Upon his release, he find it hard to start a new life, because he was considered as an ‘ex-convict’ and even fellow Tibetans who took pity on him will not hire him because they’re afraid that they might earn the ire of the Chinese government. This is when he realized and decided that the only way for him to survive and take care of his family is if they escape Tibet. This time, however, Tenzin Choejor is more careful and he only confided to his father, who told him to ask for the blessing of his grandfather, his father’s uncle, for a blessing because it will be a long journey, a very difficult one, and if caught they might be killed on the spot or if they’re not caught they might die of freezing in the mountains. His father also cautioned him to think again of his plans because Tenzin Choejor’s children then aged 10 and 7 might not survive the trip. However, Tenzin Choejor knew that’s the only way for them to have a better life, and he thought it is better to risk their lives that forever live under the Chinese oppression.

Tenzin Choejor great uncle is one of the few monks left in Tibet who has personally met the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and because he is monk in a place under Chinese rule, it is expected that he is very poor. So he has nothing to offer Tenzin Choejor but the blessing that Tenzin Choejor seeks from him. He performed some Buddhist protection ritual, which was improvised to adjust to their situation, but then took Tenzin Choejor aside to tell him that there is one thing that he would like to give Tenzin Choejor.

He told Tenzin Choejor that he believe that the only reason he was able to escape the Chinese’s physical oppression, unlike most monks, is because of an amulet that he has kept for a long time. He told Tenzin Choejor that he believes that the amulet is one of the reasons that he remained alive under the hands of the Chinese communist government. He then gave Tenzin Choejor a leather cloth where the image of LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET is printed. He told Tenzin Choejor that the amulet would keep his family safe. It is said that Tenzin Choejor initially refused to accept the amulet, but his great uncle insisted and told him that he has no need for the amulet because of his old age and that he is ready to part with his body.

Tenzin Choejor then proceeded to escape Tibet. It must be noted that after the initial exodus of Tibetans from Tibet, the Chinese communist government has intensified border security, making it harder for all Tibetan planning to go to exile to leave Tibet. There is no exact statistics as to how many people have been killed or captured and tortured just because the seek a better life. Tenzin Choejor armed with determination and faith in his ‘religion’ decided to set out on an escape with his wife and two young children.

On his way to India, Tenzin Choejor encountered several problems, but somehow they manage to get away with it. Among these two things are an encounter with a Chinese soldiers and a fight against nature.

First, on their escape, they literally came across some Chinese soldiers, and because of fatigue and coldness because of the freezing snow, he and his wife noticed them a little too late. They came across two drunken Chinese soldiers, and was almost apprehended, in fact, a gun was already pointed at them. Should the soldiers decided to shoot at them, the soldiers won’t get reprimanded because there is a standing order to shoot to kill all people who are trying to escape. Fearing for the life of his family, Tenzin Choejor used his body to block his wife and kids, and instinctively touched the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET given to him by his great uncle and started to call on the Buddhas. According to their testimony, Tenzin Choejor’s wife didn’t know where he mustered her courage to talk to the soldiers.

Tenzin Choejor’s wife knows how to speak Chinese, being born and raised under the Chinese communist government; Chinese has been her second language. Tenzin Choejor knows the language also but because he grew up in the countryside he understands it better than he can speak. His wife on the other hand knows how to speak it but not fluently either. But she managed to address the soldiers and pretend that she is Chinese, and when asked why Tenzin Choejor’s himself doesn’t speak she told them that her husband is deaf – mute. There are many loopholes to her cover, like how can she explain their looks and what are they doing in the mountain, but because it was dark and maybe because the Chinese soldiers were drunk they let them go. Tenzin Choejor believes that it is because of LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

The second ordeal was when they were in the mountain, Tenzin Choejor’s second child got really ill. Without medicine all Tenzin Choejor and his wife can do are to call on the help of the Buddhas. Tenzin Choejor decided to take off the amulet and placed it on top of his son’s body. Needless to say, the son got healed.

After weeks of travelling in the mountain they finally got to the border of Tibet and India, where they plan to go in exile and seeks the Dalai Lama’s protection. But little did they know that India besieged by thousands and thousand of Tibetan exiles and without a place to put them has made it harder for Tibetans to go inside their country. Though they don’t understand each other, Tenzin Choejor understands the problem with their facial and body language. He started to touch the amulet again and hope for the best. Soon they were met by a Tibetan who took their story. Three days after they were put on a holding area, luckily with food, they were told that they could stay in India.

According to Tenzin Choejor, and these were acknowledge by the highest ranking lamas, it was because of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET that Tenzin Choejor and his family survived the ordeal.

But who is LAMA ATISHA?

For that allow me to share his story using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s own words. The following was lifted from the archive of FPMT.

Having a little bit of understanding of the life story of Atisha is very beneficial for our mind, so we can try to understand the teaching he wrote. By understanding Atisha’s life story and how he practiced Dharma and achieved realizations, devotion arises and we can feel that his teaching is most precious and pure. 1

Actually it is a very long life story, and it is divided into three parts. In order to have some idea about the great bodhisattva Atisha and how he benefited sentient beings, there are stories about his birth, his home, his birthplace and his early life. The stories explain how he achieved great knowledge and realizations with that holy body. Then after achieving the knowledge and realizations of the path, he benefited the teachings and helped sentient beings— he led the disciples and sentient beings to happiness.

Atisha’s birthplace was in Bengal, India. He was born as a prince and his family was extremely wealthy. He was surrounded by servants and workers, and there were 100,000 people just in his palace. The palace had thirteen golden roofs and 25,000 golden banners on the top, and there were also many pools, like in the West. At the palace there were 25,000 pools and beautiful parks, gardens of beautiful flowers that people could enjoy, seven bridges, and special trees that only grow in India.

When Atisha was three, he became an expert in general education—in astrology, letters, the brahmas, these things. He also became expert in discriminating the inner and outer being, so his parents wanted him very badly to take the place of the king. They tried very hard, but after some time he left with 300 horses, disguised as an army going to fight.

Many people went into the forest with Atisha to seek the guru. He took many teachings on refuge and bodhicitta, and then the guru sent him home to check up and try to understand the suffering of life. This happened three times. He came back, the guru sent him to another guru, and that guru sent him home to check up on the shortcomings of worldly life. His parents tried very hard to have him marry and take the place of a king. They invited all the beautiful women of the country to a party, and let them all dance around, but it didn’t work.

Atisha explained, “ There is no difference for my mind between this palace and a prison. There is no difference between beautiful, expensive clothes and the torn cloth in the garbage. There is no difference between delicious food and dog meat and pus. There is no difference between princesses and mara women—devil women.” Why devil women? Because they transform into beautiful bodies and cheat us. His parents listened to him.

Atisha followed 157 gurus perfectly and received many teachings, initiations and Vajrayana teachings. Once, while he was at home, Tara, the female aspect of Buddha, instructed him in a dream not to be attached to the samsaric happiness of worldly life. After this, Atisha went to see his guru. Then one day, after receiving many initiations, he thought, “There is no Vajrayana teaching left that I don’t know. I have become the most learned.” He felt a little bit of pride. That night, he had a dream that many female dakinis— transformations of buddhas who have high realizations of tantra—showed him many Vajrayana texts that he had never seen before. This made him lose his feelings of pride.

Atisha wanted to receive Mahamudra realization in his lifetime, by living in Vajrayana conduct. One of his gurus, Rahula, suddenly realized with his psychic power that Atisha was thinking this. Without any resistance, Rahula appeared in front of Atisha and instructed him, “What are you doing, forgetting all the sentient beings by leaving them? Take ordination and do great work for the teachings. This will be greatly beneficial for the teachings.” So, Atisha took ordination when he was twenty-nine years old. He was persuaded to do so by his guru and also by the buddha’s female aspect, Tara, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya Buddha and many other buddhas and Vajrayana deities such as Heruka, in his dreams.

After some time, when he was going around the Bodhgaya stupa—the temple in India, the most holy place where Guru Shakyamuni Buddha received enlightenment— above the stupa, in space, he saw the transformation of a young woman asking an old woman a question. At that time Atisha was concerned with quickly receiving enlightenment, and in space the young woman was asking the old woman, “What path should we practice in order to quickly receive enlightenment?” The old woman said, “Train the mind in love and compassion, in bodhicitta.”

Again, when Atisha was going around the stupa, there were paintings on the walls that talked to each other. One painting asked the other what path we should follow to reach enlightenment quickly, and the other answered, “Train the mind in love and compassion, and bodhicitta.”

Again, when Atisha was going around near Nagarjuna’s caves, he saw the statues of Buddha communicating, saying, “Train the mind in love and the compassionate thought, bodhicitta.” There was one ivory statue, and it said, “Yogi, if you want to quickly receive enlightenment, train the mind in love and compassion, and the thought of bodhicitta.” Many statues spoke like this.

Atisha went to see Guru Serlingpa, and he spent about twelve years taking the complete teachings on bodhicitta. In the presence of Guru Serlingpa, he received the actual realization of bodhicitta. Then Lama Serlingpa predicted that he should go to Tibet, the northern snow land.

At that time, there was a lot of degeneration of the teachings in Tibet. The people did not know how to practice the teachings, and they were confused about the practice of sutra and tantra together. The king of Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, sent twenty-one boys to India to study Dharma and all of them except two died from the heat. These two came back to Tibet and told the king that everyone was talking about Atisha, the pandit, and that they should invite him to Tibet to help. These two translators’ names were Rinchen Sangpo and Legshey.

As soon as Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, the king of Tibet, heard the name of Atisha, incredible devotion arose in his mind, and he decided to invite Atisha to Tibet. He sent many gold offerings to India to invite Atisha, but it didn’t work. Then afterwards, he went himself to find gold for Atisha, and he was captured and put in the prison by an irreligious king who didn’t want the spread of Dharma in Tibet.

King Lha Lama Yeshe Ö’s nephew, Jangchub Ö, came to see him in prison. The irreligious king told Jangchub Ö, “I won’t free your uncle until you find gold the size of his body.” So, Jangchub Ö found enough gold to reach up to his neck, but still the irreligious king was not satisfied. He said, “If you don’t bring gold the size of his head, I won’t let him be free from prison.” Again, Jangchub Ö went to his uncle, the king of Tibet, and explained all these things.

The imprisoned king of Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Ö, explained to his nephew that since a lot of gold was offered to the irreligious king and he was still not satisfied, Jangchub Ö should not offer this king even one handful of gold. King Lha Lama Yeshe Ö said he was now very old and did not have long to live, and it would be more beneficial for his nephew, Jangchub Ö, to take the gold. He said to Jangchub Ö, “I don’t care if I die in prison. Take all this gold and ask Atisha to come to Tibet and spread the Dharma.” Then the king sent a message to Atisha through his nephew, saying, “I gave up my life to invite you to Tibet. Please guide me with your compassion. What I have in my mind is only for you to come to Tibet and spread the teachings.”

The imprisoned king sent the message with Jangchub Ö with a suffering, frantic voice, and then he passed away in prison. His nephew sent a translator with many gold offerings to invite Atisha, but the kings and abbots of India wanted Atisha to stay there. Finally, Atisha received permission and he came secretly to Tibet and helped spread the Dharma there. According to his teachings, he wrote the Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment there.

Atisha spread the pure Mahayana teaching like the rising sun, and all conflict, ignorance, and wrong conceptions were destroyed. His text was translated into English by some Tibetan lamas and other translators. I am reading the translation of this teaching because it is extremely beneficial. It is so short. Atisha did great work and brought so much benefit to India and Tibet. In India he destroyed many followers of other religions, wrong paths and wrong conceptions. He did great work.

These days, many young people from the West have the chance to hear the teachings and to understand and practice these meditations on the gradual path to enlightenment. They can find satisfaction in their lives, and they can make their lives meaningful and happy. They integrate it in their own mind, and they understand that there is a chance to make their lives meaningful. All these things are due to the kindness of Atisha, the great bodhisattva.

This great bodhisattva, Atisha, lived in discipline, and had the realization of moral conduct. He kept the 253 precepts purely, and on the basis of that, the bodhisattva’s precepts, the moral conduct precepts and the Vajrayana precepts. He had unshakeable, firm, one-pointed concentration that could last for years—even if hundreds of rockets were flying nearby they couldn’t disturb or shake his meditation. He had perfect realization of shunyata, the absolute nature, and he achieved high tantric realizations, seeing himself in the form of deities.

Atisha had high tantric realization without projections, and he did not see ordinary places—we see an ordinary house built of mud or cement, an impure place, but Atisha had only pure projections and pure view, and he always saw the view of the mandala of the deities. He had high Vajrayana realizations and he was able to transform even kaka into nectar and poison into medicine.

We can meditate like this to increase devotion to Atisha’s teachings. We can do checking meditation according to that. We may find it difficult at the beginning of the subject, and it may take time to understand, but by checking and understanding more and more the various meditations and teachings, gradually it will become clear within our mind.

Please note that Choejor is also spelled as Choezor and that the story from the archive of FPMT is part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching of the life and work of Lama Atisha at 9th Kopan Course in 1976.

Receive Wonderful Blessings of Wealth, Peace and Protection from the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras and Lama Atisha Combined Amulet (1): A Focus on a First Class Buddhist Relic Called the “Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras”!

Published Pebrero 5, 2018 by jptan2012

This is a long post. In fact, it is one of my longest post. I have written about his before and I decided to do a repost because the “FOUR DHARMKAYA RELIC MANTRAS AMULET” and the “LAMA ATISHA AMULET” will play a very important role this year and the coming years. Separately, both amulets are quite powerful but combined they are simply one of the best. I decided to repost / rewrite this so that you will understand what they are about and how special they are.

I have been wanting to write about these two powerful amulets for a long time, since I started this blog, but it was only 2013 when Guru Lama gave me the permission to write about it.

I’ve known about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET for quite some time now and I’ve always wanted to write about them, however, THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET both requires a special permission for one to be able to write about them.

In one of my trips to Singapore last 2012, I met with my guru Lama, and when I informed him about my blog and my desire to write about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, he said that I can only write about them once he has given me the permission and once we have ensured that writing it will benefit my readers as well and that I will write for a bigger purpose. In short, I cannot write about them only because I believe in THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET and that I want to write about it. He also added that I need to pass several ‘test’ before I can write about them. I cannot go into details as to what are those tests are but it involves an oracle to be done by my guru Lama.

As you can discern, I was already given the permission to write about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET, this is because I did pass the test, and the oracle indicated that I could start writing about them because this has a higher purpose. I’ll write about the higher purpose in the third part of this series.

I will first write about the THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRA. It is not just one of the most powerful mantra in the world, but more than that it is also considered as relic, and it is one of the most powerful relics in Buddhism.

THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS is perhaps one of the most powerful Buddhist relics. It is considered as a first class relic and is considered by high lamas, like Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to be one of the most important mantra and sacred relics in the world.

THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS is compose of four (4 ) different relic mantras, and these are the following:

  • STAINLESS PINNACLE DIETY
  • SECRET RELIC
  • ZUNG OF THE EXALTED COMPLETELY PURE STAINLESS LIGHT
  • 100,000 ORNAMENTS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

To be completely honest, it took me years of on and off lessons before I understood the importance of the THE FOUR DHARMKAYA RELIC MANTRAS, but even then I don’t think I understand it completely.

However, what I’m sure of is having this relic is a great wonderful blessing of incomparable magnitude.

For those who are currently facing some difficulties in their life, THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS is sure to help make things easier. It’s also good to create good karma.

I first heard about the wonderful power of THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS several years back, I was already a student of Feng Shui then but not yet a serious student of Buddhism. This happened in Malaysia. I was looking for a Prayer Wheel that used a microfilm; this was when Prayer Wheels are still mostly made of ordinary paper. When I wasn’t able to get what I was looking for, the seller told me that more than the Prayer Wheel; I should get myself a FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS and use it as an amulet. That was the first time I heard about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS, and the seller told me about it.

According to the seller, he used to be poor, as in poor as one can be, his mother and himself lives on the street and they were times when they are only able to eat once – a – day and only if somebody will give them their scraps.

One of the places that they frequent is a Buddhist temple, and there a monk, would always give them food whenever he is around. In exchange, his mom would always ask him to help out in the temple. And although the monk doesn’t have much either because of his vow of poverty, and would only eat what was donated to him, he would always make sure that he has something for the seller and his mom.

One time, the monk gave him a 3 pieces of bread (mantou – a siopao dough without the meat). He only ate one, and when asked why, he explained that he would give 2 pieces to his mom. This earned him some praise from the monk. He then left to look for his mom to give the bread. On his way to look for his mom, who is doing some menial jobs in nearby market in exchange for a small amount of money, he came across a boy who looks really hungry. According to the seller he took pity, and decided to give a piece to the boy, although he also said that he had second thoughts because a piece of bread, for somebody who is always looking for food like them is a very big thing. Nevertheless, he said since he knows how it is to be really hungry; he decided to give it to the boy. Little did he know that the monk followed him to give him some fruits. The monk saw what he did and asked told him to bring he should ask his mom to go with him to the temple the next day.

When the seller and his mom arrived at the temple the following day, a monk told his mom about the generous act of the seller, who was a young boy then. The monk told his mom that he is giving both of them a powerful mantra written on yellow paper that they must wear on their body at all times. The said paper was already rolled and put in a leather pouch.

According to the seller, as soon as they started wearing the mantra on their body things started to change. Things started to get better. His mom found a regular job, and he got to go to school with the help of a businessman who owns the company where his mother works as a janitress.

As proof, the seller showed me the mantra given to them by the monk; it is now enclosed in a gold amulet holder, which he wears as a pendant. According to the seller, he has since married and was gifted with 11 children, who all became professionals! He humbly shared that the poor homeless boy now has 2 houses in the US, a house in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Germany! Of course, not to mention his 4 houses in Malaysia. He simply works because he doesn’t want to grow senile and his store also becomes a venue for him to share Buddhist amulets to people who can’t afford them.

It was only later that he found out that the mantra given to him by the monk is a blessed copy of THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS.

I like his story but didn’t put so much thought about the THE FOUR DHARMKAYA RELIC MANTRAS, until my guru Lama gave one copy to me and told me about it’s marvelous benefits.

It has the power to save us from harm and bless us if we strive to have a good heart.

It also has the power to bring us to enlightenment, something that every Buddhists aspire for.

It has the power to give us good rebirth.

It has the power to grant us enough financial wealth luck.

If you don’t know whether a place your going to has good or bad Feng Shui or Chi, wearing a copy of THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS on your body has the ability to protect you from all the negative chi or bad effects of the bad Feng Shui of a place.

Most Buddhist scriptures states that THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS should be put inside a stupa for it to be effective, and most of the teaching of Lama Zopa Rinpoche indicates that it should be put inside a stupa. However, the Dalai Lama said that although a stupa is preferred, it is not a requisite for THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS to be effective. A stupa is not the most practical thing to have by most people. It’s quite difficult to acquire one. And as we can see with the story of the seller, THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS was effective even if it was just place inside a leather pouch. My own copy of the THE FOUR DHARMKAYA RELIC MANTRAS was initially just placed inside a red cloth; I later transferred it to a metal amulet holder.

Allow me to post here what Lama Zopa Rinpoche has to say about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS. Please note that this was originally intended for other monks or Lamas so you have to make some adjustments in its interpretation to make it more applicable to a layperson like us.

The Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras and Their Benefits

by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The four dharmakaya relic mantras (Stainless Pinnacle Deity, Secret Relic, Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light, and 100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment) are a sacred relic. They are the highest relics of Buddha, relics of the dharmakaya. Other relics, the ones that we normally see, such as relics of the robes or parts of Buddha’s holy body, are secondary relics. These four mantras are the highest relic. After I learned about the unbelievable benefits of each of these mantras, I had them written down and we printed many. These are normally what we should put inside stupas, statues, and so on. These very special mantras give unbelievable power. If you have put these mantras inside a statue, the devas will come to worship that holy object three times a day.

By putting these mantras inside a stupa, even a bell that is offered to the stupa brings unimaginable benefit. For example, the negative karma of all sentient beings who hear the sound of that bell is purified. They are liberated from the lower realms. Their negative karma is purified and they receive a good rebirth. In that way, there is unbelievable benefit. It makes it so easy for sentient beings to purify negative karma and reach enlightenment.

Also, if you circumambulate a stupa that has these mantras inside even one time, it purifies the negative karma that causes you to be reborn in all the eight hot hells. The negative karma that causes you to be born in all the eight hot hells – from the lightest down to the heaviest, most unbearable suffering hell realm – is completely purified by going around a stupa with these mantras inside just once.

The Very Essence of the Extensive Benefits of the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras

The benefits of circumambulating and so forth are extensively explained, including the benefits from the tantric side, in the sutra called Arya Compassionate Eye Looking One and in the sutra called Compassionate White Lotus, and so forth.

Stainless Pinnacle Deity Mantra (Tsugtor Drime)
As explained by the Buddha in the Kangyur, there are skies of benefits for making even just one prostration, circumambulation, or offering to a holy object containing the mantra of the Stainless Pinnacle Deity (Tsugtor Drime):

It purifies completely the karmic obstacles of the five uninterrupted negative karmas (killing one’s father or mother, killing an arhat, causing blood to flow from a buddha, and causing a schism in the Sangha).

One will be completely liberated from the hell, hungry ghost, and animal realms and from the evil-gone realm of the yama world.

One will have a long life.

Like a snake changing its skin, when leaving the body, one will have the fortune to go to the blissful realm (i.e., a pure land).

One will never be stained by the smell of the womb.

All one’s wishes will be completely and exactly fulfilled.

If you put this mantra inside a stupa, you will never be reborn in the lower realms and will have a pure life until you achieve enlightenment. You will have good rebirths up until enlightenment is achieved.

This is most amazing. We have so many human problems that we can’t bear, so how could we bear the sufferings of the lower realms, such as being born as an insect, much less being born a hell being, animal, or preta? When human beings have problems, they can communicate. They can try many ways to resolve the problems. But animals and pretas cannot do this, and their suffering is so much greater. They have unbelievable problems, so there is no question about the hell beings whose suffering is unimaginably heavier.

So it is unbelievably precious that we can be freed forever from these sufferings, just by putting the Stainless Pinnacle Deity’s mantra inside stupas (100,000 copies of this mantra should be put into stupas). From now on, we will have pure lives and higher rebirths up until enlightenment is achieved.

So there are incredible benefits from building stupas and putting these Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras inside. It is so easy to purify all the heavy negative karmas from beginningless rebirth. Anyone who has the opportunity to put this mantra inside a stupa is therefore the most fortunate being in the world. They create the cause for long life, as well as to be reborn in a pure land. Of course, this brings a lot of merit, but that didn’t happen without cause and effect and conditions, meaning we created a lot of good karma in the past.

Secret Relic Mantra (Sangwa Rigsel)
Also, as explained by the Buddha in the Kangyur, if you have this mantra inside a holy object, then all the buddhas will abide in that holy object. Therefore, there are skies of benefits for making even just one prostration, circumambulation, or offering to a holy object containing the Secret Relic mantra (Sangwa Rigsel):

One purifies the negative karma of the ten non-virtuous actions and so forth, and will be completely liberated from the eight hot hells, including the unbearable hell (Avici). One also purifies the five uninterrupted negative karmas

One will never turn back from peerless enlightenment. (That is, one will never go down; one’s life will always be directed toward enlightenment. This is irreversible; one will never go in the opposite direction.)

One will always attain higher rebirth.

By printing the Secret Relic Mantra, if you are given the blessing to print it, just once, you collect the same amount of merit as making offerings to 100,000 x 10 million x 100 billion buddhas. This was told to Vajrapani.

Having made offerings to as many buddhas as there are in ninety-nine sesame seed pods – that is how much merit you create and you are always guided by that many buddhas.

This is just a drop from the unimaginable benefits of this mantra.

Zung of the Completely Pure Stainless Light (Özer Drime)
There are many Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light mantras, and they are all contained within the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras. These mantras have unbelievable, mindblowing skies of benefit. As explained by the Buddha in the Kangyur, there are skies of benefit in making even just one prostration, circumambulation, or offering to a holy object containing the Zung of the Completely Pure Stainless Light (Özer Drime):

If one offers even a bell to a stupa containing this mantra, all the sentient beings in that area, animals or humans, by hearing the sound of that bell will be completely purified of the five uninterrupted negative karmas.

Normally, committing the five uninterrupted negative karmas causes one to be reborn in the lowest hot hell, which is extremely heavy suffering, but having this mantra inside a stupa purifies it all. This shows how unbelievably powerful this mantra is. Since even hearing the sound of a bell offered to such a stupa has incredible power to purify, there is no question that any insect or other being who sees or touches the stupa is purified of negative karma. Even just thinking about the stupa purifies the five uninterrupted negative karmas. That is amazing! It is so powerful! It is like a small flame that eventually grows into a fire that burns many thousands of miles of forest or entire cities.

Even water, rain or dust that just touches the stupa is so blessed that it purifies all the negative karmas of the insects on the ground who come into contact with it. And

the wind that touches such a stupa purifies the negative karmas of people or animals that it contacts and brings a good rebirth. Even if the shadow of the stupa touches people and insects, their heavy negative karma is purified.

From the Kangyur:

If this mantra is put inside a stupa then any being, including evil transmigratory beings, who sees the stupa, hears of the stupa, touches the stupa, or who is touched by dust or wind that comes from this stupa, will be free from all negative karmas. They will be born in the realms of happy transmigratory beings1 and they won’t be reborn in the lower realms.

Everything that touches the land the stupa is on becomes meaningful, including the rain that touches the stupa and then flows to the ground and touches worms. The worms’ negative karma is purified and they will receive a higher rebirth.

If there is a stupa containing this mantra in the center of a road or above a road and cars can pass under it or go around it, this is unbelievable purification. It doesn’t only purify the negative karma of this life, it purifies the negative karma of many past lives and plants the seed of enlightenment.

The Destroyer Qualified Gone Beyond [Shakyamuni Buddha] advised the Bodhisattva Great Sattva: Eliminating All Obscurations, Owner of the Secrecy, Vajra in the Hand [Vajrapani], the four guardians, the deva Unforgettable2 Owner [Brahma], and the devas of Tsangri, the Maha Deva, [the Hindu God Mahashora], and so forth: “You, the capable holy beings, I hand over this heart of the king of the secret mantra. Always keep it, put it in a jeweled samato [container]. Then proclaim it to all places. Continually reveal it to sentient beings. If you make sentient beings hear and see this mantra, their five uninterrupted negative karmas will be purified.”

100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment (Jangchub Gyänbum)
Finally, as explained by the Buddha in the Kangyur, there are skies of benefits for making even just one prostration, circumambulation, or offering to a holy object containing the mantra of the 100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment (Jangchub Gyänbum):

By putting even just one mantra of the Ornament of Enlightenment inside a stupa, it brings the same merit as having built 100,000 stupas – whether the stupa is gigantic like Bodhgaya or tiny like the size of a finger. Then, if you dedicate this merit for sentient beings, for their happiness up to full enlightenment, they receive unbelievable benefits and you receive unbelievable merit.

One collects the merit of having made offerings to all the buddhas, to all the Dharma, and to all the Sangha. Why? Because when you make offerings to a stupa

containing the 100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment Mantra, you are not only making offering to a stupa. It becomes an offering to all the buddhas, the Three Rare Sublime Ones – all the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha that exist in the ten directions, in any universe.

After a person has died, chant that person’s name during the exact moment you put the mantra inside the stupa (before placing it inside the stupa, the mantra should be rolled correctly and covered in yellow cloth). Then you make offerings to the stupa – either actual offerings, or visualized, as in the seven limb prayer. If you visualize offerings, visualize all the flowers inside and outside, all the food offerings, all the water offerings, all the light offerings, everything! You can use all the offerings at my houses in California and Washington, as well as all the offerings at all the FPMT centers.

Buddha said to Ananda: “I explained this sutra for those beings who have very little merit and no devotion, for those who are overcome by doubt and cannot believe in the Dharma. For those sentient beings, I explained the 100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment mantra.” That means Buddha explained this mantra for us.

Buddha also told Ananda: “In future times, if ordained ones don’t read this sutra that contains the benefits of this mantra and don’t make offering to this mantra, which makes it so unbelievably easy to purify the negative karma that causes one to be reborn in the lower realms and to accumulate the merit to achieve enlightenment and then offer extensive benefit to sentient beings, those ordained ones will suffer in the same way as householders. But if one listens to this teaching and then makes even one stupa with this mantra inside, one makes offering to all the 84,000 teachings of the Buddha.” This means that this mantra is an antidote to the 84,000 delusions, and one creates inconceivable heaps of merit. This is the same as reading the sutra called Tongpa Denpe Do (Sutra of the Ornamented Trunk)

When you put these four dharmakaya relic mantras inside a stupa, even mentioning the name of a person or animal that has died and praying for them brings them a good rebirth, such as birth in a pure land. That person will definitely be liberated from the lower realms. It is very powerful. You can also do the same for very sick people, making dedications for them to be healthy. As you put the mantras inside the stupa (or holy object), you should do the seven-limb practice and make the dedication for that person. This is a very powerful method for healing.

Holy objects such as these liberate sentient beings continuously twenty-four hours a day, every day. They purify the causes of the lower realms and bring sentient beings to the higher realms where they can meet the Dharma and then reach liberation and enlightenment.

Creating holy objects with these special mantras inside and making them available to others brings constant, unbelievable benefit to sentient beings. As soon as stupas and statues of the Buddha are made, they have the power to cause sentient beings to do actions such as circumambulating, prostrating, offering, and so forth, which then become virtuous actions creating the cause of enlightenment, even if those actions are done with the eight worldly dharmas3 and non-virtuous thoughts. These holy objects make it possible for sentient beings to create the cause to meet the Dharma and actualize the path. So even though we who are making these holy objects do not have realizations such as bodhichitta or emptiness, nor have we reached any of the bodhisattva bhumis, the holy objects we make still have the power to liberate sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering, to actualize all the realizations of the path – Guru devotion, the three principles of the path, and the two stages – and then to achieve enlightenment.

These are illustrations of the activity of the Buddha’s unbelievable compassion toward us sentient beings and are but a few of the drops of Buddha’s unbelievable methods to liberate sentient beings quickly from the sufferings of samsara.

Colophon:This teaching is a compilation of advice from three different occasions: dictated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Ven. Holly Ansett, Kachoe Dechen Ling, Aptos, November 2002. Section of the benefits is from the Kangyur, which is the essence of all the Buddha’s teachings.

Additional benefits for the Stainless beam mantra extracted from “Zung of the Completely Pure Exalted Beam Stainless Light,” translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and dictated to Ven. Matthew Tenzin, Kachoe Dechen Ling, February, 2005. Lightly edited by Holly Ansett and Kendall Magnussen, May, 2005. Additional teachings on the benefits of these mantras from a teaching given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kachoe Dechen Ling on November 26, 2006. Transcribed by Ven> Lobsang Yangchen, checked and arranged by Ven. Holly Ansett, and edited by Ven. Gyalten Mindrol, FPMT Education Department, May 2007. All teachings compiled in this form by Ven. Gyalten Mindrol, FPMT Education Department, May 2007

Zung is commonly understood to mean “mantra.” Rinpoche has further explained zung as “the unforgettable remembrance special wisdom, functioning to stop non-virtue and create virtue.”

 

What to Do With the Ashes of a Burned Incense and Wilted Flower Offerings?

Published Enero 5, 2018 by jptan2012

When we burn incense, naturally there would be ashes left behind. Or when we offer flowers and it has become wilted (although one should not allow the flowers to wilt on the altar), what do we do with them?

Flowers that were offered to the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, or incense that were offered are considered items that has become holier than their ordinary counterpart because they were offered to supreme holy beings.

It is customary in Zen Buddhist temples that these items are not thrown out directly. So how do we dispose of them?

Incense should be collected then scattered over plants or the garden. Flowers should be taken out before they wilt. Once they are fully wilted, it is suggested to bury them so that become fertilizers, or at the very least put them in a clean red papers bags before throwing them out.

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