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A Special Ritual to Ensure that We Benefit from the ’15 Merit Days’ – Fifteen Special Merit Acts for the Last Day of the Fifteen Merit Days! (Feb. 22,2016)

Published Pebrero 22, 2016 by jptan2012

Several posts ago, I wrote about the “FIFTEEN MERIT DAYS: A GIFT FROM THE HEAVEN TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR!” I suggest before you read on about today’s post, please read the first two parts of the said post to understand it better. Just click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Throughout the first fifteen days, there are going to be some special days wherein we celebrate or honor a day of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. I suggest you continuously check this blog every morning for 15 days (which started last Feb. 8, 2016) to know whether there is a special ritual for the day. It’s not everyday that we have this ‘special days’ within the Fifteen Merit Days.

This is the last day of the ‘Fifteen Merit Days’ and this is indeed a special day because there are fifteen special merit acts that we can do today to earn more merits for the year.

  1. Do as much as you can if not all of the mantras and sutras found in this post (please click here).
  2. Feed an animal.
  3. Light incense for somebody who is sick or suffering.
  4. Light incense for your country and this world.
  5. Offer flowers to an image of Buddha or Bodhisattva. For Catholics you can do this for your God or Saints.
  6. Make a tea offering in a temple or your home altar. Three teacups will do.
  7. Donate some money to a temple or church.
  8. Donate some money to a Buddhist monk or nun or a priest or a nun.
  9. Donate vegetarian food to a temple or foundation.
  10. Buy as many items as you can from a street vendor.
  11. Wear a prayer wheel.
  12. Go Vegan!
  13. Give an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva (either pendant or for display) to a friend or even a stranger.
  14. Make peace with somebody who has done some bad things to you. E.g. cheated you falsely accused you, said bad things against you, etc.
  15. Make 50 – 100 prostrations in front of a Buddha or Bodhisattva image. (For those who can’t physically do this, you can make half – bows instead.)

Doing all the above will ensure that you will sow a lot of good merits.

Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.

  1. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stars, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 1)
  2. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stats, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 2)
  3. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey 12 Animal Chinese Zodiac Feng Shui Forecast
  4. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond.
  5. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways To Curb Its Effects. (Part 1)
  6. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways to Curb Its Effects – Give Until It Hurts! (Part 2)
  7. Should We Put the ‘Salt Water Cure’ at the Center of our House this 2016?
  8. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey is a Black Year. What Then is a Black Year?
  9. People Born Under the Sign of the Ox and Tiger and People Who Stay in the Northeast Should Constantly Do These Things in 2016!
  10. Managing the Pervasive Illness and Accident Energies of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey!
  11. The Energy of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Comes In As Early as January!
  12. Two of the Most Important Cure this 2016!
  13. Heed the Warning Signs and Prevent Them From Happening…
  14. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Water and Flower Ritual.
  15. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 1)
  16. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 2)

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A Special Ritual to Ensure that We Truly Benefit from the ’15 Merit Days’ – An Offering to Medicine Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha in Honor of the Healing Miracles! (Feb.21, 2016)

Published Pebrero 21, 2016 by jptan2012

Several posts ago, I wrote about the “FIFTEEN MERIT DAYS: A GIFT FROM THE HEAVEN TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR!” I suggest before you read on about today’s post, please read the first two parts of the said post to understand it better. Just click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Throughout the first fifteen days, there are going to be some special days wherein we celebrate or honor a day of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. I suggest you continuously check this blog every morning for 15 days (which started last Feb. 8, 2016) to know whether there is a special ritual for the day. It’s not everyday that we have this ‘special days’ within the Fifteen Merit Days.

Today, we honor the healing miracles of Buddha when he was still in our world. Shakyamuni Buddha when he still has his physical body would go around healing the sick. This is the day in the ‘Fifteen Merit Days’ that it is commemorated.

Reciting the Medicine Buddha Sutra and chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra, and making flower, fruits, incense and light offerings to the Medicine Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha today will definitely shower us with more merits.

Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.

  1. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stars, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 1)
  2. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stats, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 2)
  3. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey 12 Animal Chinese Zodiac Feng Shui Forecast
  4. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond.
  5. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways To Curb Its Effects. (Part 1)
  6. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways to Curb Its Effects – Give Until It Hurts! (Part 2)
  7. Should We Put the ‘Salt Water Cure’ at the Center of our House this 2016?
  8. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey is a Black Year. What Then is a Black Year?
  9. People Born Under the Sign of the Ox and Tiger and People Who Stay in the Northeast Should Constantly Do These Things in 2016!
  10. Managing the Pervasive Illness and Accident Energies of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey!
  11. The Energy of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Comes In As Early as January!
  12. Two of the Most Important Cure this 2016!
  13. Heed the Warning Signs and Prevent Them From Happening…
  14. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Water and Flower Ritual.
  15. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 1)
  16. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 2)

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A Special Ritual to Truly Benefit from the ’15 Merit Days’ – Give Honor and Make Offerings to the Powerful Bodhisattva Vajrapani (February 15, 2016)!

Published Pebrero 15, 2016 by jptan2012

Regular readers of this blog know how much of a believer I am of Bodhisattva Vajrapani and of course the Vajrapani Ruel. In fact, when I first wrote about the Vajrapani Ruel, other than the hardcore Buddhist sites, not much has been written about Bodhisattva Vajrapani. Now, after a year, things has changed, a lot of Feng Shui experts now talks or even mention Vajrapani Bodhisattva on their online sites and several even went as far as recommending that people chant Bodhisattva Vajrapani’s mantra – OM VAJRAPANI HUM.

vajrapani

Vajrapani is one of the lesser known but equally powerful and compassionate Bodhisattva!

Furthermore, a lot of my readers who has requested for the Vajrapani Ruel have shared their miraculous stories. These stories ranges from financial blessings to healing to protection. There are a lot more that I haven’t written about but in my upcoming books, one has a working title of – MIRACLE IN A POUCH: THE VAJRAPANI RUEL MIRACULOUS STORIES. This book will talk about the Vajrapani Ruel Stories from this blog, but will include 5 other stories that have never been written before. What is so nice about this is that some of the people who experienced these miracles will no longer be anonymous but they will be named and for some photos are included.

Anyway, I’m getting side tracked here. All I wanted to say is getting the merit of Bodhisattva Vajrapani will surely give you a lot of blessings.

In my post – THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL AMULET IN THE BUDDHIST PANTHEON CALLED VAJRAPANI RUEL – I talked about how Bodhisattva Vajrapani came out to protect Siddhartha Gautama from some demons because they are tempting and distracting him from his Samadhi so that he won’t achieve his enlightenment. It was Vajrapani Bodhisattva who came out to protect him and drive away the demons. As a result, the demons flee and their 90,000 spirit sentient flowers took refuge under Shakyamuni Buddha. This will show how powerful Vajrapani Bodhisattva. Not to mention that what is not highlighted is amongst all the Bodhisattva, he was the one chosen by Amitabha Buddha to protect the then future Shakyamuni Buddha. As a result of Bodhisattva Vajrapani’s act, Siddhartha got enlightened and became a Buddha.

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.

Today is the day we celebrate that day and if one chant the mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani today one will surely earn a lot of merits. All you have to do is chant OM VAJRAPANI HUM a minimum of 108 times, better if more. I intend to do 100 full malas for this day.

Furthermore, you can also offer some flowers, light (candle), and incense in front of an image of Bodhisattva Vajrapani. If you don’t have an image of Bodhisattva Vajrapani but has the Vajrapani Ruel, you can put it on your altar and make the offering. Simply doing these things, you will definitely be blessed by Bodhisattva Vajrapani by gaining a lot of merits. The merits that you gained this day will surely double or even triple!

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

You can read my other posts about the Surangama Mantra Amulet by clicking on the link below:

Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.

  1. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stars, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 1)
  2. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stats, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 2)
  3. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey 12 Animal Chinese Zodiac Feng Shui Forecast
  4. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond.
  5. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways To Curb Its Effects. (Part 1)
  6. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways to Curb Its Effects – Give Until It Hurts! (Part 2)
  7. Should We Put the ‘Salt Water Cure’ at the Center of our House this 2016?
  8. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey is a Black Year. What Then is a Black Year?
  9. People Born Under the Sign of the Ox and Tiger and People Who Stay in the Northeast Should Constantly Do These Things in 2016!
  10. Managing the Pervasive Illness and Accident Energies of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey!
  11. The Energy of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Comes In As Early as January!
  12. Two of the Most Important Cure this 2016!
  13. Heed the Warning Signs and Prevent Them From Happening…
  14. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Water and Flower Ritual.
  15. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 1)
  16. Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From Heaven to Help Save Us from the Ill Effects of the Year (Part 2)

 

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A Special Ritual to Truly Benefit from the ’15 Merit Days’ – A Special Light and Incence Offering Day (Feb. 11, 2016)!

Published Pebrero 11, 2016 by jptan2012

Last week, I wrote about the “FIFTEEN MERIT DAYS: A GIFT FROM THE HEAVEN TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR!” I suggest before you read on about today’s post, please read the first two parts of the said post to understand it better. Just click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

incenseburingThroughout the first fifteen days, there are going to be some special days wherein we celebrate or honor a day of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. I suggest you continuously check this blog every morning for 15 days (which started last Feb. 8, 2016) to know whether there is a special ritual for the day. It’s not everyday that we have this ‘special days’ within the Fifteen Merit Days.

Today is a special light and incense-offering day, and simply lighting a candle or incense in front of an image of Buddha or Bodhisattva or both will definitely earn you some merits.

If you do this everyday, I suggest doing it twice or offering more than what you normally do. You can also do this at home altar or you may want to go to a temple.light-offering2

 

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Make Sure That You Wear Your Powerful Amulets and Buddha or Bodhisattva Images This “Fifteen Merit Days”!

Published Pebrero 9, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding posts, I talked about the Fifteen Merit Days, which are days where we can double our merits. I suggest that you read about it by clicking here for the Part 1 and here for Part 2.

Today, allow me to share with you another way of ensuring that you gather a lot of merit during these 15 Merit Days.

One simple say is simply to wear your powerful amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel (and chant its mantra – OM VAJRAPNI HUM), which has a lot of wonderful personal testimonies on this blog; Surangama Mantra Amulet; Illness Suppression Amulet; Kalachakra, etc.

You should also try to wear your Buddha and Bodhisattva images.

Simply wearing them these days is like honoring the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas and this will earn you more merits.

 

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A Special Ritual To Truly Benefit From the 15 Merit Days – Honor Maitreya Buddha (Feb. 8, 2016)!

Published Pebrero 8, 2016 by jptan2012

Last week, I wrote about the “FIFTEEN MERIT DAYS: A GIFT FROM THE HEAVEN TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR!” I suggest before you read on about today’s post, please read the first two parts of the said post to understand it better. Just click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Happy Fat Buddha12Throughout the first fifteen days, there are going to be some special days wherein we celebrate or honor a day of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. I suggest you continuously check this blog every morning for 15 days starting today to know whether there is a special ritual for the day. It’s not everyday that we have this ‘special days’ within the Fifteen Merit Days.

Today, is the birthday of the future Buddha, Maitreya Buddha (also known as the Happy Fat Buddha). You can read more about Him by clicking here.

To earn extra merit you can recite:

  • NAMO DANG LAI XIA XIENG MI LE CHUN FO (108x)
  • OM MAITRI MAHĀ MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA (108x)

You can also offer the fruits, flowers, incense, light (candle) in front of an image of a Maitreya Buddha. Wearing an image of Maitreya Buddha will also earn you some merits.

Doing the above things will help ensure happiness, peace, and financial blessings this year.

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Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From the Heaven to Help Protect Us From the Ill Effects of the Year! (Part 2)

Published Pebrero 5, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post, which is also the 1st part of this post, I talked about what I call the ‘Fifteen Merit Days’ that will happen on Feb. 8, 2016 to Feb. 22, 2016. As mentioned in that post, it is very rarely that the Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year will happen at the same time, and because of this it created a special Fifteen Merit Days that can help protect us from the ill effects of the year and also create good karma for us.

Any good deeds are going to be have doubled or tripled merits.

But today, allow me some of the traditional way to earn merits on the said 15 Merit Days.

Chant the following mantras and Buddha or Bodhisattva names:

  1. Amitabha Buddha Mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRIH)
  2. Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra (OM MUNI MUNI MAHAY MUNI YE SOHA)
  3. Medicine Buddha Mantra (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA)
  4. Mantra of the Compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara / Kuan Yin (OM MANI PADME HUM)
  5. Mantra of Ksitigarbha Buddha (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM)
  6. Name of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (NAMO TA XING PU XIEN PUSA)
  7. Mantra of Bodhisattva Manjushri (OM A RA PA TSA NA DHIH)
  8. Wish Fulfilling Manta and Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra (OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT & OM HANU PASHA BHARA HEYE SOHA)
  9. Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani (OM VAJRAPANI HUM)
  10. Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrasattva (OM VAJRASATTVA HUM)

Recite the following Sutras:

  1. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra (Heart Sutra)
  2. The Diamond Cutter Sutra
  3. Sutra of the Medicine Buddha
  4. The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra
  5. The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra
  6. The Sutra on Impermanence

To do all these, it usually takes me 2 hours to finish all. You can omit some of the mantras or sutras mentioned on the list. However, remember the more you are able to do the more merit you’ll get. I especially recommend this to people who are sick or have a family who are sick and people born under the sign of the Ox and Tiger and also those who stay in the Northeast.

It will also be good if you can make vegetarian and fruit offering in the temple, as well as light and incense offering. Prostrating in front of an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva will also likewise add some merits.

Please note that you can add other mantras or sutras. Especially the Mantra of Goddess Tara, Yellow Dzambhala, and Maitreya Buddha.

Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.

  1. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stars, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 1)
  2. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stats, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 2)
  3. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey 12 Animal Chinese Zodiac Feng Shui Forecast
  4. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond.
  5. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways To Curb Its Effects. (Part 1)
  6. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways to Curb Its Effects – Give Until It Hurts! (Part 2)
  7. Should We Put the ‘Salt Water Cure’ at the Center of our House this 2016?
  8. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey is a Black Year. What Then is a Black Year?
  9. People Born Under the Sign of the Ox and Tiger and People Who Stay in the Northeast Should Constantly Do These Things in 2016!
  10. Managing the Pervasive Illness and Accident Energies of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey!
  11. The Energy of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Comes In As Early as January!
  12. Two of the Most Important Cure this 2016!
  13. Heed the Warning Signs and Prevent Them From Happening…
  14. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Water and Flower Ritual.

 

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