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The Lapu Lapu Statue Blamed for the Deaths of Several Incumbent Mayors!

Published Mayo 4, 2017 by jptan2012

In the preceding posts, I talked about the alternative historical belief about the Battle of Mactan, and about the story of Lapu Lapu, who is regarded as the first Filipino hero, and of Ferdinand Magellan.

Do you think it is curious why the site of the Battle of Mactan is called Magellan Shrine in honor of Ferdinand Magellan and not Lapu Lapu Shrine? It is said that historians who believes the alternative story who were also part of the committee in setting up the shrine insisted on the calling it Magellan Shrine to ensure that the real story never gets truly buried. This is their own little way of making sure that the truth stays behind the consciousness of people. It was said that they have to agree to the popular story because Filipinos need the story of how we fought the Spanish Conquistador right from the start.

Anyway, in Magellan shrine there was no image of Magellan, but rather they placed there an image of Lapu Lapu, facing towards the city of Lapu Lapu which is right beside the modern day City of Mactan. They placed on Lapu Lapu’s hand a bow and arrow (crossbow) in the immortal active stance even hostile as a symbol how he met a lot of conquistador. However, when they placed the image of Lapu Lapu several incumbent mayor of Lapu Lapu successively passed away while in office. Most of them due to heart attacks. Until somebody pointed out that the statue of Lapu Lapu has it’s bow and arrow pointed at the city of Lapu Lapu, in fact some says it is directly pointed at the Lapu Lapu City Hall.

So they replaced it with a less violent or aggressive stance. This time they made him hold a bolo. The death ceased after it.

So is it possible that the crossbow active stance has something to do with the death of the incumbent mayors? Feng Shui wise it’s highly possible.

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Myth Buster 44: It Is Better to Eat Tikoy or Nan Giao That was Given As A Gift!

Published Pebrero 6, 2017 by jptan2012
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This is a post – Lunar New Year post. The past weeks, I think I have about 7 people ask me whether it is true that Tikoy or Nan Giao or Chinese New Year Sticky Rice Cake is better eaten if one received it as gift.

There is no truth to this belief.

To be honest I’m not sure whether where this belief originated but it seems to prevalent only amongst Filipinos. One reason I can think of is that they see their Chinese ‘brothers’ get so happy to receive Tikoy or Nan Giao(s). And some of them might have said that it is lucky to receive Nan Giao.

Well, in a way it’s true, but in only as much as it is lucky to receive any gift from a person, because the act of giving comes with some good chi.

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A Short Feng Shui Reminder for the Cures of the 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster and My Thoughts on the 65th Miss Universe!

Published Enero 30, 2017 by jptan2012

Every year I will always write about a short reminder about cures that one needs. This year is no different, but because the 65th Miss Universe is being held in the Philippines, a lot of the Filipinos are on double Miss Universe fever. I’ve been receiving a lot of email and sms asking me for my forecast as to who will win and take home the crown of the Miss Universe. In fact, another reader emailed me to suggest that I should send Ms. Philippines, Maxine Medina, her own Vajrapani Ruel(1) or Surangama Mantra Amulet(1). I doubt whether my Guru Lama will approve of me sending the Surangama Mantra Amulet(2), and the Vajrapani Ruel (2) which is considered as the world’s most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon to Miss Universe candidates.

Well before anything else I would like to say first that 2017 came in early this year, and while the energies of the year base on the Bazi Chart / Paht Chee Chart and the 24 Mountain Stars Formula has already come in, the energies base on the Flying Stars formula will come in on the 4th of February.

What does this mean? This means that although the good and bad stars, depending on what you have, base on the Flying star have already weakened, it is still best to keep yourself protected or still keep your enhancers, again depending on what you need for the Year of the Fire Monkey. But at the same time, the good and bad stars, again depending on what you have for the Year of the Fire Rooster (if you are not yet familiar with the analysis for your Chinese animal zodiac sign please see the link below at the end of this post about the analysis for this year) will start to affect you, so if you have the bad stars, especially the Wu Wang (#5 Flying Star, 5 – Yellow Star) and the Violent Star (#7 Flying Star), it is best to keep your self protected already. Again, you can read the forecast, and find out the enhancers or cure you need. The link is at the end of this post.

Now, going back to the Miss Universe Pageant. Who will win? The answer is I don’t know. Why? Because I don’t have all their birthdates, and even if I have them, I doubt that will do an analysis considering it is very tedious process. But of course, every individual has their own favorites, and for obvious reasons, most Filipinos are rooting for Maxine Medina.

Feng Shui wise any happy and festive gathering is good because it brings in yang energy, as long as it’s genuinely happy and festive. But I think what is important is to understand is why we are so excited and spend so much money for a beauty pageant. What is the essence of a beauty pageant like the Miss Universe, and in time of severe hardship, poverty, hunger, and war that’s happening in different countries, how is Miss Universe relevant and are they able to offer anything that is sustainable in the said causes?

Again, unfortunately, I don’t have the answer for the questions I pose. I think this is something that we should all answer on our own.

To understand more about the 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster forecast or to know what cures or enhancers you need, you can read the following posts:

  1. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Star, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: A Balanced Chart But Conflicting Year (Part 1)
  2. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi Chart, Flying Stars Formula, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: A Balance Chart But A Conflicting Year! (Part 2)
  3. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast for the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac Signs (Chinese Horoscope)!

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Is There A Feng Shui Relevance to All Souls Day?

Published Oktubre 31, 2016 by jptan2012

Ire, Loves Well, obviously the Chinese ‘All Souls Day’ or day of remembering the dead doesn’t happen in November 1, or to be more accurate about it on November 2. All Saints Day / All Souls Day is a big deal for a lot of Filipinos and perhaps Catholics in the world. But is there is Feng Shui significance or relevance to this special day?

For Chinese, especially those who are in the older generation, it is very important that we remember our ancestors or loved ones who passed away, this is taken as a sign of respect but at the same time, it is believed that we should not earn their ire by forgetting about them, or we should earn their approval so that they can help shower blessing upon the living. This is why remembering our loved ones or dead ancestors are important part of the life of a Chinese. In fact, a lot of us have images of our ancestors in our home, where we light incense and offer food on special occasions. The older generation will offer incense everyday. This may be a little too excessive.

In Buddhism, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra, when a person dies his or her consciousness will undergo rebirth within 7 days or 21 days or 35 days or 49 days. I will clarify that it will go through rebirth on the first day, it will have to wait for 7 days, then if you didn’t go through rebirth on the 7th day then on the 21st day if not then it will be 35th day, until 49th day. If you don’t go through rebirth in the first 5 stipulated days, then you will sure go rebirth on the 49th day.

But rebirth doesn’t necessarily mean rebirth here on earth as human.

There are different levels of possible rebirth and starting from the bottom they are the following:

  1. Hell
  2. Hungry Ghost
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Human
  5. Asura
  6. Heavenly Beings
  7. Arhat
  8. Pratyekabuddha
  9. Bodhisattva
  10. Buddhahood

The first six are considered as the lower realms wherein the being still has an attachment and the last four are considered as the upper realm wherein the being or our consciousness no longer has any attachment. Once one is born in the upper realm, his or her consciousness no longer goes back to any of the lower realm.

It should be noted that for Catholics or Christianity, heaven is the ultimate goal, for Buddhism is a better place than the first five but it is still a place where in desire and attachment exist and one can still go down to the other realms. It is also not the most desired realm. I will talk about the 10 realms further in a future post.

I will also discuss the difference between Hungry Ghost and the Hell in another post.

But for now what I want to show is that for Buddhism, one can be born in different realms, until we reach Buddhahood.

So when a person dies, his consciousness or soul as Christians would call it will be born again in one of these realms. As humans 98% we will be born in either the realm of Hell or Hungry Ghost or Animal Kingdom or Human (again). If we have been good we might be born in the realm of an Asura or a Heavenly Beings.

This is where remembering and offering ‘good merits’ to our departed love ones or ancestors will become important. For example, your loved one or ancestor was born in the realm of the Hell or Animal Kingdom or Hungry Ghost, by offering good merits to them such as praying for them or chanting mantras or reciting sutras for them will shortened their suffering in the lower realms of Hell or Hungry Ghost or Animal Kingdom. On the other hand, if they were born in the realm of Human, by offering good merits to them their life will be better. If their current life is bad it will become better, if it is already good it will become even better. And if they were born as an Asura or Heavenly Beings then their life will even become better or they maybe pushed up to being born as Arhat or a Pratyekabuddha.

But this is the thing. Days like ‘All Souls Day’ are important because it forced us to remember them on these days. However, it certainly doesn’t mean that we should only remember them on this day. In fact, it is very important that we offer prayers or mantras or sutras or incense to them everyday. And by remembering them and offering merits to them everyday, we in turn make our life better. Because we are interconnected with each other. They may have a totally different life now but because of affinity with each other we are somewhat linked to each other. And if we send them merits, in a way we also get our own merits.

 

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Make Sure There Is Yang Energy When You Go to the Cemetery, But…

Published Oktubre 26, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post entitled – GUIDE LINES IN GOING TO THE CEMETERY – I talked about why it’s important to get yourself protected in going to the cemetery, also I talked about that it is important that you go there at a time when Yang energy is present.

However, I would like to make this short post in clarifying that that these yang energies should be generated by the presence of the people there, by playing mantra boxes, or lighting incense and candles. One should not create this artificially by having parties or having loud music. Some of you might not understand this, but a lot of Filipinos loves to have a very party atmosphere and they even play loud music in the cemetery. Let me clarify that it is fine to create a somewhat festive mood but not noisy ‘negative’ yang energy.

Why?

This is because a cemetery is a natural yin place and there are some spirits or entities that dwell there, which might welcome some yang energy, but not those rowdy types that creates hostile yang energy.

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“The Last Supper” in the Dining Room: Good or Bad Feng Shui? (Part 2)

Published Oktubre 3, 2015 by jptan2012

In my preceding post, I talked about solving some family problems by taking out the image of THE LAST SUPPER, which a lot of Catholic Filipinos loves to put in their dining room.

As I said, I was hesitant to write about it because people might brand me as anti – Catholic or anti – Christian, or worst, anti – Christ. Please note that I’m not, and DS whose story I shared on the preceding post remains to be a devout Catholic. And maybe it is worth mentioning that my mom, my aunts still remains to Chinese Buddhist – Catholic.

But let me share why I think that the image of THE LAST SUPPER sheds of bad Feng Shui. First, we have to take into context the story of THE LAST SUPPER.last supper

THE LAST SUPPER is an interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci of the last supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples. The picture projects betrayal, denial, the breaking of relationships, sadness and suffering, and to some extent death. Judas is betraying Jesus for silver, Peter is about to deny Jesus, the disciples are about to be ‘broken’ to different factions, and Jesus was sad and already suffering from emotional pain. Lastly, it was a prelude to his death.

Need I say more?

I will not deny that to this day if people call me to ask for the Vajrapani Ruel to help solve their family disharmony problems, or they are usually betrayed by people, I usually ask them whether they have THE LAST SUPPER in their house. If yes, I tell them of my opinion and suggest that they take it out. Sometime they won’t and will opt and push for to get the Vajrapani Ruel. But those that I was able to convince to hold off getting the Vajrapani Ruel and simply try taking out the image of THE LAST SUPPER, that simple act usually solves their problems. But I would like to stress that I maintain that I respect the belief of people who uses the image of THE LAST SUPPER as an image to remind them of God’s love.

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