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The Three Penalties – Earth: Another Thing to Worry About this 2018 Year of the Earth Dog and an Introduction to the the Three Penalties!

Published Pebrero 9, 2018 by jptan2012

I know that the forecast this year is quite bad already and so I debated whether I should even introduce the concept of 3 Penalties or what is sometimes referred to as 3P. However, this is an important topic to talk about now because right now we are also affected by a Three Penalties. But before that what is a 3P? While I can’t discuss fully here what is a 3P because it will need a book to be able to fully discuss it, I will discuss here though it briefly just to make you understand what it is in its most basic form.

Three Penalties or Three Penalty as it is called by some Feng Shui experts or Feng Shui consultants, is when a series of 3 combinations of Chinese Animal Zodiac creates a certain conflict that will create some trouble. Although not very popular amongst Feng Shui enthusiasts, this is actually quite a common phenomenon in Feng Shui. However, there are times that the combination is so negative that it creates a big problem. These times are very rare but when it happens it has really to be dealt with.

There are people who will have a 3P in their bazi chart/Paht chee chart. Again, this personal 3P are easily dealt with by giving them a name that will contradict the effect of the 3P. Or by letting them wear an amulet or a Feng Shui charm. There are 3Ps that are so minor that one need not do something. However, there are 3Ps that are so bad that one has to deal with it. One of the worst 3P to have is the “Chi Shi Three Penalty” which is formed by the combined presence of any of the three Chinese Animal Zodiac – Dog, Ox, Dragon, Sheep. The combined presence of any of these 3 animal signs (Dog – Ox – Dragon / Dog – Ox – Sheep / Ox – Dragon – Sheep) indicates that one has one of the worst Three Penalties or 3P, namely the “Chi Shi Three Penalty”. This 3P is also called Three Penalties – Earth because they are all of earth elements.

Having this 3P – Earth on your personal element will require you to deal with it, because the 3P – Earth in men will likely result to being imprisoned at one point in their life. Having this 3P in women will likely result to them having a torturous life. They may be battered wife, whether emotionally, psychologically, or mentally.

I have seen this happened several times. I have an uncle who was afflicted with the 3P. He was my father’s eldest brother, I don’t really understand as to why his Feng Shui consultant didn’t really see this, because I know he consult one. Anyway, my uncle was a really successful businessman even at a very young age. He helped sent some of his siblings to school, and he also helped the wife of his family. On top of that, he also was a very generous person. He has 13 children, and was able to invest on 5 houses in one village alone. He also runs 7 businesses in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He also runs several businesses, and he is a good man.

I was very young then, but one day he just informed his siblings that he is running to the Dominican Republic, and to make the long story short he has to do this because he is a wanted man because his business allegedly owes some big business people a huge amount of money. After the confusion has dissipated, it was found out that his best friend scammed some people of their investment.

He run to the Dominican Republic because there was no extradition treaty there, he later on went to China. When he was visited by my cousin, as my cousin shared, my uncle told my cousins that living in Dominican Republic then afterwards in China is like a prison sentence in itself. Because he was unable to do anything and he’s unable to see his family.

When I was learning Feng Shui, his case was one that I studied and there I saw the he was afflicted with 3P – Earth!

In more than 20 years of studying and doing Feng Shui, I have encountered the 3P – Earth several times, and I have seen the damaged done by this 3P – Earth to a lot of people. Sometimes, a lot of these people are really successful then all of a sudden something happens that will make them meet their downfall. The sad thing a lot of these are not due to their own mistakes but rather that of somebody else.

I have two women readers who are physically, emotionally and mentally battered. They are battered women. One of them was forever rendered slightly invalid because of physical torture she received from her husband.

I want to share this now because I want you to understand what Three Penalties is, and the worst of all these 3 Penalties is 3 Penalties – Earth!

If one has this, one should have this fixed right away. This can be done by a Taoist or Buddhist ritual or by having a powerful amulet which will depend on the actual configuration of the bazi chart of the person.

But then let’s go back to why I need to introduce you the 3P concept.

Because this year, because of the special configuration of the stars of the year, the people born under the signs of the Dog, Ox, Dragon, and Sheep are affected by the 3P – Earth. The Rat who is extremely affected by numerous bad stars like the Wu Wang is also affected by the 3P – Earth.

What does this mean? This mean the already challenging year may even be more challenging in some ways. A lot of this concerns may have to do with legal problems or even psycho- emotional torture or bullying.

One should not take this concern lightly because the last time a strong 3P happened was in 2010. This was a special 3P because it didn’t exist for the whole year, but rather for a single day only. It occurred in May 22, 2010. This is a Three Penalties combination of the Tiger, Monkey, and Snake. Note that having these signs on your chart doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the 3P, it has a certain configuration that can only be determine thru a Feng Shui computation. What really happened on that day because the 3P was ruled by Metal cutting down Wood, it caused an accident. A plane crush on that day killing 159 people.

So going back to the 3P – Earth this year? Since this is largely an Earth element 3P, one has to exhaust. Not destroy it but exhaust it. To exhaust the earth element of the 3P – Earth one has to have metal but the year is depleted of the metal element. So, one has to wear more gold or metal. Remember gold is more powerful than ordinary metal.

Wearing more gold is one cure. But it is better if the metal is made of an image of a Buddha, especially Amitabha Buddha and/or Medicine Buddha. One other cure is to have the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras and Lama Atisha Combined Amulets.

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A Business Deal That Brings in a Huge Financial Miracle and Improves Physical Health: A Personal Miraculous Testimony of A Reader About the Traditional Sutra Amulet!

Published Marso 24, 2017 by jptan2012
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These are just one copy each of the very limited copies sent to me by my Guru Lama of the THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA, THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA and THE MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA. Sutras are also used as very powerful amulets, that is why you will often old Buddhist Chinese houses has a copy of the Sutra on their altar though they might not be reciting the sutra itself.

A lot of people are in search for miracles or a miracle, but the truth is miracles happen more often than we realized, sometimes it is simply a matter of really opening ourselves up to it.

Today, allow me to share another wonderful story about a miracles experienced by a reader about the Traditional Sutra Amulet. Daniel or Niel is a 46 – year – old husband and businessman. He contacted me about 2 months ago and requested for the Traditional Sutra Amulet (TSA).

According to Niel, he needs the TSA because he is at the crossroad of his business. For it to survive, he needs to be able to expand and land bigger projects. However, he is still relatively known to focus on a certain industry, and while this has become his greatest strength, it is also his biggest weakness, because he is unable to expand to other industry. In this case to the sector of servicing the malls.

But aside from this, he also mentioned to me about his son who had a freak accident in school and became paralyzed. The doctor said that his son still has a chance to walk again but that it will be a long tedious process. He will need therapy everyday. The sad thing his son doesn’t seem to be responding well to the therapy.

And so he got the TSA, in his case he got the Avatamsaka Sutra Amulet, and that was about 2 months ago.

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One of 5 copies of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Chapter) that’s available here in the Philippines. Note: I have since received a few more copies of the Avatamsaka Sutra.

And I just got an email from him. You can read what he has to say about his miraculous experience about the TSA. Putting it here verbatim, I just put a translation at the parts where he wrote in Filipino.

Dear JP!

Do you still remember why I got the Sutra amulet from you?

I was wishing that I’d get to land an important business deal worth millions of money. You see I got it this morning! Siyempre ikaw una kong naisip at naisip ko agad na talagang miracle ito because ang laki ng kalaban namin dito. (OF COURSE, YOU’RE THE FIRST PERSON I THOUGHT ABOUT AND I ALSO KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT THIS IS A MIRACLE BECAUSE WE ARE UP AGAINST A BIG COMPANY.) But my company was chosen and more than that the bigger miracle is our accreditation to this company was fast tracked so we can work on the project right away. Alam mo naman mahigpit ang ** so dapat matinding accreditation process (AS YOU KNOW [NAME OF COMPANY – WHICH I DELETED) HAS STRICT GUIDELINES SO WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME STRICT GUIDELINES), pero (BUT) was told it was (NAME OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY – I PURPOSELY DELETED HER NAME) herself who said that we should be fast tracked so we can work on everything ASAP.

I have told you before that this is a project that I need to help me survive in the industry and also to help for the expenses for my son’s therapy. Malaki ito (THIS IS BIG) and I’m so happy that I got it. On top of that, my son’s response to his therapy sessions is so much better since we got the sutra amulet. Sabi yan ng doctor and therapist niya. Hindi naman nila alam na may amulet kami (THAT’S ACCORDING TO HIS DOCTOR AND THERAPIST AND THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN AMULET). I initially found the sutra amulet to be quite expensive, but I now know that it is nothing compared to the blessing that I got.

Thank you talaga. Let’s have lunch soon, my treat para mapasalamatan ka naman namin mag asawa ng maayos(SO WE CAN THANK YOU PROPERLY).

If you don’t think this is a miracle then I don’t know what is.

If you wish to know more about the Sutra Amulet (A Special Recite – A – Sutra Article) Series you can click on the links below:

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Breezing Through the German Language Exam (A1 – Start Deutsch 1) With the Help of the Vajrapani Ruel! – A Personal Testimony of A Reader.

Published Abril 18, 2016 by jptan2012
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A few blank sheets ready for been filled in a exam.

Today’s post is something that I’m quite excited to share because this involves a reader, who somewhat has become a friend, although we have had on and off ‘disagreements’ and misunderstandings also. I’m talking about LC who was first featured in a post about the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant. The post is called, “WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS! – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT!”

LC has since been named when an article about the miracles of the pendant has come out. But please note that the pendant is no longer available.

Since he has been named already, I will use his real name here. Lucky is a young businessman whose father is a politician. But you can read that story in the said post, so I’ll just skip to his story at the moment.

Lucky recently called me up because he is now happy with his partner who is from Germany. His partner came to visit him here in the Philippines and Lucky finally was able to introduce him to his family. His father initially didn’t approve of their relationship but because Lucky has proven himself to his dad, his father approved of it after Lucky’s mother talked to him.

The problem is not whether they get approval from their families for their relationship because Lucky is also accepted and loved by his partner’s family. In fact, the mother of his partner will chat with him online. The problem is for Lucky to be able to join his partner in Germany. In short, he and his partner want Lucky to migrate to Germany so they can start living together.

Germany has a very strict rule for a fiancé visa. Aside from all the necessary documents, a person entering the country to work or live there with a fiancé visa must be able to understand and speak their language. And so Lucky embarked on studying the German language – Deutsch. However, obviously this is a big thing for Lucky and it is very important that he pass both the written and oral exam of the German Embassy through Goethe Institut Manila. Lucky studied hard but he knows like everyone who has taken the test because they will working in Germany or studying in Germany or living in Germany with their fiancé knows no amount of preparation will truly prepare you for this kind of exam.

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.

And so Lucky insisted that he be given the Vajrapani Ruel. He got the Vajrapani Ruel, I think a day before his exam. I was traveling at that time and had a hard time giving it or sending it to him.

According to Lucky, on the day of his exam he decided to leave his car and just call for a Grab Car to pick him up and bring him to Makati. While on the car, he decided to chant the mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani – OM VAJRAPANI HUM. And then he decided to put the Vajrapani Ruel in his pocket. Surprisingly, according to Lucky he felt very confident about the exam. Although initially he was really nervous and was not sure whether he’ll pass the exam. But somehow on that he felt confident. But more than that he found both the oral and written parts of the A1 – START DEUTSCH 1 exam to be quite easy. In fact, when I was asking him which he find harder, the oral or the written he is unable to answer me because he thinks both exams are quite easy. To know how hard the exam is all you have to do is Google and see what people has to say about it, a lot of people who took the exam ends up crying over it. In fact, some of the examinees in Lucky’s batch are not so lucky! Lucky believes he was lucky because of his hard work and the miracle of the Vajrapani Ruel!

And now all Lucky has to wait for is his Germany visa from the German Embassy before he flies to Germany to live with his fiancé.

I’m really happy for Lucky and although I know that the Vajrapani Ruel is very effective, as a matter of fact this is not the first time that the Vajrapani Ruel was used as migration amulet, hearing these kinds of stories especially from people who at one point had some misunderstanding with me really makes me happy. Because they are the one who proves that the Vajrapani Ruel really works.

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

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Vajrapani Ruel Stories (8): Amazing Financial Luck and Five Condo Units All Because of the Vajrapani Ruel!

Published Hunyo 11, 2015 by jptan2012

Let me share with you another wonderful Vajrapani Ruel(1) story.

CA is a 47 years – old Filipino – Chinese businessman. Unlike others, he really doesn’t have so much of a sad story. He simply wants to have the Vajrapani Ruel(2) because he believes that it is a powerful rare amulet, which was last made half a century ago before they made this batch.

He said he’s lucky because we’re friends and it was easy for him to have it because he knows how to get in touch with me.

However, according to CA he credits the Vajrapani Ruel(3) for giving a big boost in his income. A friend of a friend is migrating to Australia and decided to sell his property at a ridiculously low price, simply because he wants it sold right away.

CA decided to buy the property and was thinking on how to develop it to make it an income generating property. However, barely 4 months after he bought the property, a representative of real estate company approached him asking to buy the property, the offer was good and CA would have earned twice his investments already. His wife encouraged him to sell the property but CA thought if he develops it himself, in the long run he could earn more. So he decided not to sell.

Sample picture only. Lifted from Google Image.

Sample picture only. Lifted from Google Image.

A month after another agent from the same real estate company approached him again. But like the first time, the agent refused to reveal the buyer of the property. They are now offering CA a higher price. Apparently, all the other properties around him have already been sold to this anonymous company. CA again demurred. A month after the boss of the agents approached him again, and this time they agreed on a price. CA was able to sell it to them at 11 times higher from the price that he acquired it. On top of that he will be able to get 5 units from the condominium of the integrated community. One named after him, one after his wife, and one for each of his children. The real estate developer is one of the biggest real estate developers in Metro Manila majority owned by a family with a foreign sounding name.

CA totally credits the Vajrapani Ruel(4) for this luck because he said he was able to acquire the property 2 weeks after he got the ruel. On top of that, when he almost agreed to sell the property the first and second time the buyer made an offer, he changed his mind whenever he touched the Vajrapani Ruel(5). Now he wants a Vajrapani Ruel(6) for his whole family. But unfortunately according to my Guru Lama a family can only have 2 Vajrapani Ruels(7) maximum. This is to make sure that more people can benefit from the limited Vajrapani Ruel(8) available.

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 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.

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

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

 

Receive Wonderful Blessings of Wealth, Success, Peace and Protection From Two of the Most Powerful Buddhist Amulets (Part 2): A Focus on Lama Atisha Protection Amulet

Published Oktubre 2, 2013 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.

A copy of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

A copy of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

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.

Another modern copy of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

Another modern copy of the LAMA ATISHA PROTECTION AMULET.

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.

lamaatishaprotectionamulet3On 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?

A Thangka image of Lama Atisha.

A Thangka image of 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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Receive Wonderful Blessings of Wealth, Success, Peace and Protection from Two of the Most Powerful Buddhist Amulets (Part 1): A Focus on a First Class Buddhist Relic Called THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS

Published Oktubre 2, 2013 by jptan2012

This is going to be one of my longest post, because this is something that I’ve wanted to write about for the longest time, but only recently got the permission to do so.

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.

This is a sample of Stupa where one can put a copy of the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS.

This is a sample of Stupa where one can put a copy of the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS.

In one of my trips to Singapore last year, 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 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 all 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.”

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Takrud: Another Powerful Thai Amulet Known as the Good Luck Scrolls

Published Abril 4, 2013 by jptan2012

In my last visit in Thailand, I was very fortunate enough to be able to get hold several pieces of an original Takrud also known as the Good Luck Scrolls.

Takrud is one of the ancient amulets of the Thai people. It is an extremely powerful amulet that is good for attracting wealth luck, love luck, and it also serves as a protection amulet.DSC00629

I’ve been looking for a Takrud for several years now, and in my previous visits to Thailand, I always fail to get a Takrud from respectable sources. However, during my last visit where I got the Jatukam Ramathep amulets, I was also lucky enough to get this charm.

I first heard about the Takrud several years back when my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong mentioned it to me. According to him, a former Thai maid that he employs had a series of bad luck back in Thailand. He tried to help her with Feng Shui; however, given that she lives far from her family Feng Shui can only help her but not really her family. One of her biggest problem is that her sister who is base in Thailand is having a series of bad luck, one of which is that she was dump by her boyfriend after her getting her pregnant and she also has a huge debt to pay. My Feng Shui teacher’s maid is very worried about her sister.

However, one day, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid approached my Feng Shui teacher to ask for a loan. She said she met another Thai who is selling an authentic Takrud. My Feng Shui, although was surprised with the amount, agreed to give her a loan. He was also curious about what will the Takrud do to benefit the sister of her maid.

To make the long story short, less than a year after the sister got the Takrud, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid was very happy to announce that her sister aside from being able to start her own business, she is also about to marry, not the father of her new born son, but her childhood sweetheart whom she met again after 5 years of no communication at the hospital where she gave birth. Apparently, the guy is now a doctor.

Other than the story shared by my Feng Shui teacher, a Thai friend who helped me look for the authentic Takrud also shared with me that in one of his recent trip to one of the Northern province of Thailand that is famous for rebels/bandits, the Takrud in the weirdest sort of manner protected him. He was sent by his office to the province to monitor their project there. Knowing full well that the place is not safe for people who are not native to the area, he decided to wear his Takrud. When he got to the province, the local counterpart welcome them with some local delicacy, which includes eating a delicacy consists of raw meat. Their team leader instructed all of them to avoid that particular delicacy because they were set to travel early morning the following day and the team leader don’t want anybody from his getting ill because of that particular delicacy.

However, he surprised everybody including himself by not just ‘disobeying’ their team leader but also by finishing a whole bowl of the said delicacy. This was surprising because he is a very picky eater. He said he doesn’t understand where he got the courage to eat the said delicacy and how was he able to stomach it. But he soon had to pay for it, because the same evening he fell ill and had a very bad case of upset stomach. His team leader was obviously irritated, reprimanded him, but also gave excuse him from joining to trip to their project site the following morning.

That afternoon, he started feeling better; in fact, he was so well that it ‘almost feel like that I never got sick at all…’ He decided to follow his team, however, before he was able to leave they received news that his teammates were all captured by the bandits who call themselves government rebels. Two members of the team were killed and the others were only released after their company paid for the ransom. To this day, it remains to be one of the most high profile cases of kidnapping in Thailand.

My friend believes that it was the Takrud who saved him and that he got sick because that’s the only reason why he was excused from joining the trip. He somehow felt guilty for what happened to his team but his family was all happy that he survived and was saved by the Takrud.

Another story, which was shared to me by a Chinese Thai businessman. He said, that at age 43 he felt that his life was going nowhere. He was single and believes that he will never be able to get married. Furthermore, his life was going nowhere; he felt that his financial and career life has hit a plateau and that he was destined to become a ‘loser’ for the rest of his life. That is until an uncle who loves him dearly gave him one authentic Takrud.

He said that his life drastically change because of the Takrud. He never thought that he’ll be able to get married before the Takrud, but he found the ‘love of his life’ and now has 3 children, he also one of the biggest car rental service in Thailand. At the time that I met him he was only 49 that was only 6 years after the time he felt that he was destined to be a loser forever!

These stories made me want to get hold of the Takrud, and I would like to share my personal story about the Takrud. To be honest, I didn’t thought that the Takrud will be able to make a big impact on me because Feng Shui, Buddhism, and Taoism has already blessed me with so much good luck. However, when I got hold of the Takrud about a couple of months there are a series of things that happened that helped me get one of the biggest thing that I ever wished for. To clarify things, this is something that I really want but at the same time because of the amount good luck that I’ve experienced is willing to let go. Nevertheless, it seems that after I got hold of the Takrud fate has conspired to give me this thing. Unfortunately, this involves other people and I won’t be able to share what is this thing. At least, not yet.

If you notice, I always put authentic in describing the Takrud that I discussed here because there are a lot of fake Takrud both in Thailand and on the net. In fact, there are more fake Takrud than Jatukam Ramathep because it’s easier to fake the Takrud. So you see, how happy I was when I was given the chance to get an authentic Takrud, more than that, the chance to get more than one Takrud!

But what is a Takrud exactly. A Takrud is also called as the Good Luck Scroll because it consists of very thin gold, silver and copper leaf inscribed with powerful prayers. The inscription consists both of actual physical inscription and celestial inscription. They are then rolled into miniature scrolls put into a glass case and are worn as a pendant.

For a Takrud to become authentic and effective they must have all of the following components: Made a powerful high ranking monk, made in a temple that has the Takrud lineage, and lastly, the gold, silver, and copper, must have been offered to Buddha for not less than 5 years.

A Takrud is a very powerful amulet, but like all Thai amulets you must be careful and be discerning as to where you get it.DSC00627

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