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Add Yang Energy Into Your Water By Adding Slices of Fruit!

Published Abril 9, 2016 by jptan2012

detox waterThe past few years we saw an increase in the popularity of adding fruit slices to water that is supposedly turns the water into detox water. I will not dwell on that topic, the detox part I mean, because I’m not an expert about detox, but what I know is adding slices of fruit to water gives it an extra yang energy that helps makes our day slightly better.

Carrying a bottled water offers no significant Feng Shui effect, however, putting some fruits into it makes a difference, because that is a way where we can fruits with us with out in undergoing a fast oxidation process. Regular readers of this blog all knows that fruits have different Feng Shui implications, and eating them or drinking their essence also provides almost the same kind of essence.

So for example, you find yourself a victim of office politics, putting slices of lemon or lime or calamansi on your water will help avert this kind of negative energies. If you find yourself having a chaotic relationship with your officemate putting slice of apple or strawberries in your water will also help stop this energy.

And if you need some healing, use cucumber!

So next time you need some Feng Shui cure but can’t bring the whole fruit to your office, be hip and bring a bottle of water with slices of fruits. Your officemate will simply think that you are drinking detox water.

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Sentient Objects (2): What To Do If A Spirit or Otherwordly Entity Inhabits Your Jewelry?

Published Disyembre 9, 2015 by jptan2012

jewerlyIn my preceding post called – SENTIENT OBJECTS: JEWELRIES OR OTHER OBJECTS INHABITED BY SPIRITS! I talked about Sentient Objects. Today, allow me to share with you as to what you can do if you suspect your jewelry or other things such as dolls is inhabited by a spirit or otherworldly entity.

But first allow me to explain that although more often than not it is only the hungry ghost or otherworldly entities that will inhabit or possess an object thus making it a Sentient Object, good entities are also known to do this. In Taoism, Taoist Gods or Deities that are properly blessed are all considered Sentient Objects, it is believe that once an object is blessed, a portion of the consciousness of that particular deity or god will inhabit the said image. Thus it should be treated with reverence because it is considered a Sentient Object carrying the essence or energy or a portion of the Taoist Deity or Taoist God.

In Buddhism, this is more of controversy and there are some arguments about this. All schools and lineage of Buddhism believes that simply making an image of Buddha or a Bodhisattva or a Deity makes the image holy because it will definitely carry the energy of the said Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Deity. However, some believes school and lineages believes that having the images blessed will make it holier. However, some schools and lineages like the Pure Land Buddhism (Pureland Buddhism) believes that blessing the said images will make it a Sentient Object in a sense that the said image will start to carry some energy of the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity. In Tibetan Buddhism this subject is a little bit unclear, but I can surmise that it is accepted concept because Tibetan Buddhist believes that a certain item consecrated under the energies of a certain Buddha or Bodhisattva or Deity should be treated like it’s the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity itself. Although, the claim that it becomes a sentient object is not explicit, it always said that the item, which after consecration has become an amulet, is considered as an extension of the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity. This is especially true with the Kalachakra and Vajrapani Ruel. With the Surangama Mantra Amulet, it is a little different because a consecrated (The term I used in writing about the Surangama Mantra Amulet is blessed, but really it should be consecrated not just blessed. I will discuss the difference in a future post.) Surangama Mantra Amulet is believed to attract Heavenly Beings that has an affinity with the wearer. But nevertheless, as mentioned the Pure Land Buddhist believes that a blessed or consecrated image becomes a Sentient Object.

Going back to the topic. Positive Sentient Objects, aside from the Taoist and Buddhist images mentioned, although possible are very rare. I would say sentient objects, with the exception of those that were consecrated on a temple, are 95% that of a hungry ghost or otherworldly entity of negative origin.

It will difficult to identify a sentient object unless you’re sensitive to these kinds of energies. However, some signs will be if you’re house is haunted and the energies are stronger at the area where you put your jewelries. You notice that some bad things, or bad emotions, or a fight happens whenever you wear a particular jewelry, especially if they are made up of diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds set in gold. But let me issue a caveat now and clarify that with the exception of pearls and diamonds, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get these stones. You can continue to use ruby, sapphire, emerald, and gold because the benefit from wearing them far outweighs the possibility of it becoming a sentient object.

Pearl_Oysters

To harvest the pearl, you have to kill the oyster, an shellfish considered to have consciousness.

I said with the exception of pearls and diamonds. Why? Because most diamonds around 85% to 90% of it are blood diamond, meaning it’s a diamond mined with total suffering and hardship maybe even death of those who mined them. In the case of the pearls, pearls are animate beings. Being the are living things that has consciousness, so in effect, when you get a pearl you either kills the shellfish (oyster)or you hurt them, and carrying a pearl is technically dead animate being so the energy is yin. These two, the diamond and pearl, by virtue of it’s history carries some yin psychic impression, and while they are yang energy objects (especially the diamond) with their yin psychic impression, hungry ghosts and otherworldly entities will natural be attracted to them and may inhabit them.

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.

If you suspect that your jewelries have turned into a sentient object, I suggest you bring them to a Taoist Priest or a Buddhist Monk who are familiar with exorcising these objects. Depending on how strong the energy is it might take from a month to 3 months to fully cleanse these sentient objects of the negative energy or spirit or entity.

To prevent them from becoming a sentient object you can put a powerful amulet amongst your jewelry. The Vajrapani Ruel or Surangama Mantra Amulet will do. However, if they are already possessed with spirits or entities, they really have to be cleansed by a Taoist Priest or a Buddhist Monk.

Surangama Mantra Amulet N

Pure Land Buddhists believes that when you wear a Surangama Mantra Amulet, heavenly beings that has an affinity with you will hover over you.

Continue wearing a jewelry that has turned into a sentient object is bad because you might imbibe (permanently) the energy and personality of the spirit or entity. Furthermore, it may bring in some bad luck in your life and worst it might affect your relationships!

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A Feng Shui Gift of Protection for Your Mom on Mother’s Day!

Published Mayo 12, 2012 by jptan2012

Several of my readers emailed me to inquire as to what is the best Feng Shui gift to be given to a mother.

The truth is Feng Shui is personal and while there are some Feng Shui recommendations that can be ‘generally’ given, the real essence of Feng Shui is quite personal and one has to look at the Bazi of the person.

Our mom is the most precious gift we have and I believe the most valuable gift we can give our mom is the gift of protection. I personally am very thankful that I thought of giving a gift of protection to my mom, and I didn’t realize then that it is something that would save her life.

I have been practicing and studying Feng Shui then, when all of a sudden I thought of giving my mom a special protection Feng Shui charm or amulet. She was scheduled to go out-of-town with her sister and my cousin, and I thought I’ll give her something that she may use as a protection.

Two days after receiving the Feng Shui protection amulet, she fell ill. She had diarrhea, and high fever. It was so bad that we have to call a doctor friend to see her at home, on top of that she has to fed by my sister and was confined in her room for a complete bed rest. My sister who is also familiar with Feng Shui told me that I might have given my mom a wrong Feng Shui amulet. When I assured her that I’m sure that I gave her something that’s appropriate for my mom, she inquired then whether I did clean off the Feng Shui amulet of any negative chi that it might have acquired since the amulet was made of a crystal. I assured her that I cleansed of the amulet from any chi it has acquired.

We decided to let my mom take off the amulet. But since she was still ill, she wasn’t able to join my aunt and cousin. Little did we know then that the illness would save her from a terrible accident.

Without going into detail, my aunt and cousin had an accident. It was so bad that they were badly injured. My mom would have been in the same car if she didn’t get ill.

I would like to point out to points here. First, an amulet may work in a seemingly bad way, but in effect it is just preventing you from a bigger harm, and second, I believe that gift of protection saved my mom.

I still believe that that was the best gift I’ve ever given my mom.

So if you’re inclined to give a Feng Shui gift for your mom, why don’t it be a gift of protection.

There are several protection Feng Shui amulet or charm that you can give like Sun Wukong pendant, Kuan Kong pendant, etc. However, I believe the following are very good for mothers.

KUAN YIN PENDANT. Kuan Yin, for those who are not familiar,  is like the Virgin Mary of the Buddhist. But I need to stress that Kuan Yin is a Celestial Being although some people do believe that she came to earth in the form of Princess Miao Shan. Also, if we are to talk about Kuan Yin and the Virgin Mary as a concept, Kuan Yin is so much older then the Virgin Mary. In fact, some people believe that the concept of Virgin Mary was derived from that of Kuan Yin.

This is from my personal collection. The reason I love this pendants so much is because it has a inscription of the Heart Sutra at the back. I wear the smaller one everyday.

I think all mothers should have a Kuan Yin pendant or an image of Kuan Yin because Kuan Yin for the Chinese Buddhist represents the most ideal trait of a mother – infinite compassion, specially to her ‘children’.

If you want to know more about Kuan Yin, please do read my previous posts – ‘KUAN YIN: THE ONE WHO HEAR THE CRIES OF THE WORLD’; ‘UNDERSTANDING MERCY AND COMPASSION: THE TRANSFORMATION OF AVALOKITESVARA TO KUAN YIN’; and ‘PAYING HOMAGE TO KUAN YIN, THE BUDDHA OF COMPASSION’.

THE SYMBOLIC SCRIPT OF AMITABHA BUDDHA’S MANTRA. Amitabha Buddha’s mantra which is OM AMI DEWA HRIH is one of the most powerful protection mantra. Wearing or carrying a symbolic script of the said mantra will continuously protect your mothers.

This is the symbolic script of the mantra of Amitabha Buddha, which is also a very good protection mantra. If you’re budget is tight, you can simply print this symbolic script, put in a red envelope and give it to your mom for her to carry everyday.

To know more about MANTRAS, please do read my previous post called – ‘MANTRA: THE INSTRUMENT TO TAP THE POWER OF THE SYMBOLIC SOUND, SCRIPT, AND THOUGHT’. 

GODDESS TARA PENDANT OR THE SYMBOLIC SCRIPT OF GODDESS TARA’S MANTRA. Goddess Tara is also called the Swift Liberator, just like our mothers, Goddess Tara is very quick to response to our plea. Goddess Tara is very good for mothers who has teenage kids and are starting to explore an ‘independent’ life by going out more often on their own. Every time a mother starts worrying about their kids who may still be out late in the evening, can call on Goddess Tara to ensure that their kids are kept safe.

To know more about Goddess Tara you can read the following posts – ‘GODDESS TARA, THE MOTHER OF SWIFT LIBERATION’ and ‘PAYING HOMAGE TO GODDESS TARA’.

This is a jade Goddess Tara pendant from my personal collection.

One other factor to ensure that your mom’s luck is kept intact and that she’s continuously protected through Feng Shui is to ensure that the Southwest section of your house should be ‘present’. Meaning, it should be habited and used, and that area do not function as a storage area. It’s also good to keep the Southwest section of the house well lit to help ensure that the mom of the house always has good chi.

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