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Did Kuan Kong Save a Boy from the Wrath of Typhoon Yolanda?

Published Disyembre 1, 2013 by jptan2012

The past few weeks we’ve heard a lot of horror stories about the ordeal of the people who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda or Typhoon Haiyan. It seems that regardless of social or economic status, no one was spared in the affected areas. In fact, the mayor of Tacloban, Leyte himself was greatly affected and had to wear a looted shorts so that he can just wear something ‘decent’.

But amidst these terrible, horrific, sad stories, there are other people who have miraculous experience that helps strengthen their faith. Whether Catholic, Buddhist, etc. there are a lot of those stories.

One of those stories is about a 6-year-old Filipino – Chinese boy. HT’s father is a Kuan Kong (also spelled as Guan Gong or Kwan Kong) devotee who will always tell his son that whenever he feels afraid he should simply call on Kuan Kong and Kuan Kong will come and be with him and protect him from all dangers. Little did they know that this would be put to a test.Kuan Kong23

Like most people from the affected areas, they were told that there is a strong typhoon coming their way, that this could be the strongest typhoon of the year. But because Philippines are a typhoon country, we thought we know how to prepare for a super typhoon, because this is not the first time that we had a super typhoon. Now we know that Typhoon Yolanda with international name Typhoon Haiyan, is more than just a super typhoon. In fact, it is now officially considered as the strongest typhoon ever to hit earth on recorded world history! It is that bad!

So like other families in Tacloban, Leyte, HT’s family tried their best to prepare for the Typhoon Yolanda and while their house was strong enough to withstand the rains and the winds, they, like most people were not aware of storm surges.

They were prepared but when storm surges started to come in, their house that never experienced being flooded was suddenly with knee-deep water. The knee deep water soon started to rise, and while HT, his dad, his mom, and 2 other older brothers with the helpers are on the second floor, it became obvious that being on the second floor will not save them. The sturdiness of their house now seems to work against them, because they were trying to break their ceiling so that they can have room to breath or go out by the roof if necessary. At this time, HT’s father with a helper was on a ‘folding step or ladder’ trying to break off the ceiling. HT, his 2 older brothers were with his mom in the same room, and another helper is assisting the mom who because of the strong current is having some difficulty holding the children.

HT’s father was still trying to break the ceiling when all of a sudden a strong current came in, through the windows, the current hit the stepladder and they were wash away by the water. Her husband that she accidentally let go of HT also hit HT’s mom. HT was brought by the strong current and was taken out of the master’s bedroom. There was a temporary panic and except for HT everybody was accounted for in the room. HT’s dad decided to look for HT while the two helpers continue to try breaking the ceiling.

According to HT’s dad it was an intense moment, his youngest son was so small that part of him believes that he can easily hit a wall and die. He first looked for him towards the stairs and was afraid that the current might have sunk him back to the first floor. If that’s the case he knew he has lost HT!

He was about to dive in to the water going to the first floor when ‘instinct’ told him to check the old bedroom of his parents which is now used as a guest room. He went inside and saw HT unconscious with half of his body on a table and the other half in the water. He immediately approach HT fearing the worst but as soon as he held HT, HT woke up. He also realized that part of the ceiling of the guest room has given in to the rain and wind, and realized that it was their way out. With HT he went back to get his wife, 2 other children, and helpers. To make the long story short, they were able to escape and stayed on their roof. That was not the end of their ordeal but it soon became apparent that they were going to be saved.

So what happened to HT? Nobody really knows for sure. My cousin told me this story. HT’s father is his friend. I don’t know how much of the story is still accurate because we all know that stories can muddled every time we tell them. But according to my cousin, when they were still in the master’s bedroom, knowing that they were in danger, HT decided to heed his father’s constant advice and that is to call on Kuan Kong. So that’s what he did, he kept on calling Kuan Kong. HT doesn’t remember anything about the surge of current and being washed away by the water. But he said that he saw Kuan Kong’s face before he lost consciousness.

Is it possible that Kuan Kong was the one who saved HT?Kuan Kong

Personally speaking, although admittedly I may be biased, my initial reaction about this ‘tremendous’ type of testimonials is to be skeptic about it. However, this came from a 6 – year –old boy, and given the circumstances surrounding the story, it is unlikely that a 6 – year – old boy can come with a story such as this.

On the other hand, I shouldn’t be surprised anymore because I’ve always believed that Kuan Kong is one of the most powerful Bodhisattva in Buddhism and a very powerful deity in Taoism. In fact, some groups believe that he is now the new Jade Emperor. It is also because of my personal devotion to Kuan Kong that I made sure that his image is included in the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT that I design initially for myself and for my family but has since then been requested by a lot of my readers.

So I guess, what I’m trying to say, whether Kuan Kong was a product of a child’s imagination, who is to say that there was no miracle that happened that day?

Kuan Kong is also called Guan Yu, Kuan Yu, Kuan Ti, Guan Ti, Kwan Ti.

 

A Warm Response to the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras and A Friend Shares His Experience About It’s Wonderful Blessing!

Published Oktubre 3, 2013 by jptan2012

Barely 12 hours after I’ve written about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS, which we made into an amulet to help feed monks, several people has since left a comment and emailed me to request for the amulet.

There are 2 people who are requesting for 15 pieces!

I decided to put THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS inside a test tube type glass holder that I bought in The Bead Shop, then I included the incense ash, Pink Himalayan Salt inside before sealing it. Thank you to DU, a reader and friend who took this photo.

I decided to put THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS inside a test tube type glass holder that I bought in The Bead Shop, then I included the incense ash, Pink Himalayan Salt inside before sealing it. Thank you to DU, a reader and friend who took this photo.

Again, I’m a little overwhelmed and amazed as to how fast people respond to my blogs. But maybe I shouldn’t be surprise, right?

Anyway, upon writing about the FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS a friend from Singapore called me. He was a little ecstatic about the fact that I was given the opportunity to write about THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS.

He then proceeded to tell me his experience about having a FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS that was blessed by a lama or a monk.

According to JG, he got his FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS at a time when he was really down. He was only 23 years old then and recently lost his father because of a heart attack. They were 3 in the family but so far he’s the only who has finished school so the running of the family business was put on his shoulder. However, since they’re well off and he’s still young, he never fore seen a future without his father, at least, not so soon. Also, he had lived a carefree life and never expected to run their business.

As expected with most stories like this, the business started to lose money, until one day their accountant told them that they might have to close down their business. What aggravated the problem was the fact that some of the funds were misappropriated by his father’s brother, his uncle, who helped in the business!!! Her mother wanted to help, but like most Chinese woman her age, at least at that time, women are mostly illiterate.

Out of depression, he went to a temple to ask for Kuan Yin’s help. He said he didn’t even notice that he was crying, until an elderly woman tapped his shoulder to ask whether she could help her. He cried out his heartaches to the elderly woman. The woman convince JG to go to the head monk of the temple, and told her even the monk sees that he’s deserving he’ll give him an amulet that may help him. The woman then told her that she got the same thing from the monk at a time that she’s not sure as to how her life is going to turn out.

JG hesitated but realized that he got nothing to lose. He approached the monk and asked for some blessing and told the monk his woes. The monk brought out a small yellow paper, blesses it, rolled it and gave it to him. It was JG’s very first FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS!

Well, he lost their business, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, because he soon was able to get a good job, do what he like doing and after a few years he had his own business. He helped sent his siblings to school. They now has convenience in life.

JG said that he’s just happy that more people will now have access to THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS!

This part was updated Oct. 6, 2013 to include a link of the latest post about this series…

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

Published Abril 10, 2013 by jptan2012

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The Victory Banner is considered as one of the 8 Auspicious Object in Buddhism.

The Victory Banner is considered as one of the 8 Auspicious Object in Buddhism.

I have previously written about the Mystic Knot, and the Victory Banner. If you wish to know more about it, please just click on the following link:

The Mystical Mystic Knot and The Victory Banner: A Powerful Feng Shui Tool for Career Success.

The last object on the 8 Auspicious Objects of Buddhism is the Dharmachakra Wheel.

The truth is Dharmachakra means Wheel, so to call it Dharmachakra Wheel is a bit redundant, however, Dharmachakra Wheel is a term where most people outside Tibet are familiar with, so it is the term that I’ll be using here.dharmachakra wheel

The Dharmachakra Wheel is a symbol of Buddha’s teaching, however, the different parts each have their own iconography. The rim represents the factor of limitation, the hub represents the Earth’s axis, and the eight spokes shows the Eightfold Path dictated by Buddha.

In Feng Shui, the Dharmachakra Wheel is a powerful symbol to use for surmounting all shortcomings. Furthermore, the Dharmachakra Wheel is a powerful protection symbol that we can use to protect all the non-material things that are important to us.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Conch Shell

Published Abril 9, 2013 by jptan2012

conch-shellIn ancient times the Conch Shell is used as a trumpet horn, and was considered as a symbol of strength and sovereignty. It is also said that ‘heroic figures’ are also given the conch shell as a symbol of gratitude from the ruler. Religiously, specially in Tibetan Buddhism, the conch shell is a ‘vessel’ for holy water and holy oil, and is also used as a trumpet to signify the start of an important religious event.

In Feng Shui, the conch shell is a powerful tool for those who wants to be able to prosper in their business ventures. It is also extremely beneficial for politicians to carry a conch shell because it will help them be stable in their position.

Carrying a conch shell is also a powerful tool to help a person attain a higher level of meditation.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

Published Abril 6, 2013 by jptan2012

A pink lotus flower and lily pads with saturated colorThere are a lot of Buddhist and Taoist icons that are depicted either sitting on a lotus or are holding a lotus. This is because the growth pattern of  a lotus represents the development that a being can make. The lotus has the ability to blossom out of dirty or muddy water – which represents materialism, the it grows past the water – which indicates experience, and make its way towards the sun – which represents enlightenment. It is a symbol of both mental and spiritual purity. The lotus which is a water flower is a symbol of blossoming decent deeds, that results in purification of the both mind and body.

In Feng Shui, the lotus also has the power to transform bad luck into good luck, and it is also said that the lotus has the power to drive out negative energies.

Wearing an image of the lotus made of a white stone or jade will help bring lots of blessings. It will also help in the attainment of the enlightenment.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

 

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

Published Abril 6, 2013 by jptan2012

wealthvase1In one of my earlier post entitled FENG SHUI TIPS TO ENHANCE WEALTH LUCK,  I talked about the treasure vase, now allow me to briefly talked about it again. The treasure vase, even without the ritual and powerful ingredients that goes with it is a very powerful wealth – granting symbol or object. It is a powerful object that brings tons of material and financial prosperity.

In China, a lot of the rich people their has wealth vase hidden in their cupboard or cabinets. Some of the noveau rich in China also has wealth vase in their living rooms. I personally believe that wealth vases should be hidden and not displayed.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: A Pair of Golden Fish

Published Abril 5, 2013 by jptan2012

golden fishA pair of fish represents harmony, good family life, happiness, fertility and recovery. Given that the pair of fish are golden, it also represents abundance. In China, the fish also symbolizes unity and loyalty, and it is for this reason that the golden fish are often offered as wedding gifts to symbolize an abundant long peaceful life of the couple.

Thus a pair of golden fish is good for people who are facing financial troubles with their partners.

You can also read:

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: Introduction and the Parasol

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhims: A Pair of Golden Fish

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Wealth Vase or Treasure Vase

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Lotus

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddism: The Conch Shell

The Eight Auspicious Objects of Buddhism: The Mystical Mystic Knot, The Victory Banner, and The Dharmachakra Wheel

 

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