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If In Danger Chant the Names of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for Protection!

Published Hulyo 1, 2015 by jptan2012

Today, I once again would like to share a natural way of tapping into the power or blessings or protection of a Buddha.

This happened a few months back. I had a business/project trip in a remote part of Zamboanga, since we have to catch a flight back to Manila, we decided that we should leave early to go back to the city because we were informed that the roads, since we are in a very remote place might not be safe. However, due to last minute concerns our departure for Zamboanga City was delayed. As a result we had to leave for the city in the wee hours of the morning.

A lot of people were against the decision to leave at around one in the morning, but those who decided they want to leave is more than those who wants to stay. I myself would have wanted to stay. The reason for pushing for us to leave is because flights have been booked and rebooked several times that we can no longer afford to rebooked them again, because doing so will entail so much money and not to mention inconvenience to a lot of people. The heads of our group decided to risk it because we have some military escorts anyway.

I was totally uncomfortable with the decision but was not able to do anything because we took the stance of heeding the majority’s decision, not to mention, the majority also has the voice of the leaders of the project.

Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha Buddha

So off we went. As soon as we set off, I decided to alternately chant the name and mantra of Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. I was determined to continue chanting it even if travel time is approximately 7 hours or until we reached an area where our escorts can guarantee safety even without them protecting us. So I began to chant.

medicine buddha

Medicine Buddha

We were a large group and we have a total of 7 cars, in each car we have either 3 or 4 military escorts each riding with us. We said that we should convoy, without breaking the sequence of the car. Meaning no overtaking. The first car will always be the first car and the last car will always be the 7th car or the last car. I rode on the 5th car, meaning there are 2 more cars behind me.

Again, I would like to stress that all through out I was alternately chanting the name and mantras of Amitabha Buddha (NAMO AMITUOFO / OM AMI DEWA HRIH), Medicine Buddha (NAMA XIAO TSAI YEN SHOU YAW SHI FO / TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA) and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva (NAMO KUAN SHI YIN PUSA / OM MANI PADME HUM). Approximately, on the 2nd hour of our travel, our tire hit something, which cause it to ‘explode’. As a result we got a totally flat tire! For some reason, the first four cars didn’t notice our predicament, and our mobile phones were not working in the area because of lack of signal, we tried informing them through short-range radio, but we are unable to get in touch with them also. The place was really dark and in a ‘middle of no – where’, we can’t even see a single house or light. All the lights are coming from our car and mobile phones and flashlights. But we have to turn them off because our escorts are afraid that the lights might attract ‘rebels’ in the area. Nevertheless, all of us in car number 5 were asked to get off while the driver and some of our escorts change the tire. As a safety precaution, all the civilians in car number 5 were squeezed inside cars number 6 and 7.Kuan Yin

You can see that a lot of the civilians are scared, some try to make light of it, but there was one of us who deals with her fear by getting with the first 4 cars, that they didn’t even stop or came back for us. To be completely honest, I was also a little scared, I believe in the power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but neither do I want to tempt fate.

To make the long story short, I continued quietly chanting, and after a short while that seems like eternity for us, we were asked to go back to car number 5 and off we went on our way.

After about 30 to 45 minutes of travel from when we had the flat tire, we caught sight of our companions, which are cars number 1 – 5. We knew right away something was wrong, because their tires were flat also and at several of their escorts were obviously physically hurt.

Apparently, for some strange reason, they were already quite far when they noticed that we weren’t able to follow. They wanted to go back for us but armed men attacked them. It was only their extreme luck that no one was killed, but all their valuables including mobile phones, bags, and guns of their escorts were all taken away. Because of our ‘accident’ we were saved from this, and all we had was minor trouble.

I, as well as other people in the whole group totally believe that we, cars number 5 to 7 were saved by some higher divine beings. I know Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha, and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva saved us. Our accident was not an accident; we were stopped to save us from a possible harm. Our escorts think that the group that attacked them was big enough to overpower 4 cars, but maybe not 7 cars, in which case if they see 4 cars they might resort to ambushing the cars by firing on it before stealing our things. It was a miracle!

I totally believe that by chanting the names and mantras together with my amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel, we were saved from harm.

On my next post, I will discuss why it was only car numbers 5 – 7 were totally saved and not cars 1 – 4.

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Signs or Omens of a Bad Travel Luck

Published Marso 14, 2012 by jptan2012

It’s summer once again here in the Philippines and it’s vacation time for most of us, this means a lot of us will be traveling again, either by plane, ship or car. Boracay, Panglao, Palawan, Puerto Galera are some of the tourist spots here in the Philippines that’s going to be swarmed with local tourists. Flights to Caticlan and Bohol are again to be full, and the roads to Batangas is again going to be congested. Not to mention, Baguio is going to be crowded! Tagaytay is again going to experience power shortages because the number of tourists who flocks there every summer is so many that they are unable to continuously provide the high electricity consumption brought out be vacationers.

It’s easy to get really excited to travel, but you should be careful, because every year we hear about stories that what was supposedly fun vacation became horror or sad stories. Usually, if we just pay attention to what’s happening we are actually given some signs of danger.

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel a lot, either for business or leisure, and because of that I always make sure that I watch out for ‘signs’ that a specific trip may be affected by bad energy. I started paying more attention to these signs or omens because the last time I ignored a sign my father had a major stroke and passed away in China.

A month or two before my parent’s annual trip to China, my father’s passport went missing. They looked for it everywhere but it proved to be futile and they never found it, they had to rush a new passport for him. When my father got his new passport, my mother then lost her passport. However, this time they found it soon after. By this time, I already told my mom that maybe they shouldn’t push through with the trip because it seems like a sign that they shouldn’t be taking this trip. They’ve never lost their passports and for two passports to go missing seems like to be a sure sign.

When they got their passport, my parents went to get their visas. However, they had encountered another problem. I again reiterated my thought that maybe they shouldn’t push through with the trip. My mother was already having second thoughts, but this is their annual trip to China, and more than leisure it’s a pilgrimage to the biggest Kuan Yin in the world.

Although familiar with Feng Shui, I hadn’t really taken up any formal training then, also I’m not yet familiar with the different Taoist and Buddhist oracles at that time. My mom then decided to consult a Taoist priest who supposedly can go into trance and channel the spirit of a Taoist deity. The response of this Taoist priest is that it’s safe for my parents to take the trip.

My father had a stroke and died in China in that trip. Because of this I always make sure that I shall never ignore a bad travel luck sign or omen.

If you’re going on a trip, do make sure that you don’t ignore these omens or signs that you might have bad travel luck. The following are just some of the signs but please note that this is not complete and omens may vary from one person to another, but these are some of the most common signs.

First: Missing Essential Travel Paraphernalia

If you’re missing essential travel paraphernalia such as your passport, a visa application form, or your travel bag, it may be a sign that you shouldn’t be making that trip. If possible, postpone that trip, if not, go to a temple or a church and ask for protection. On the day of your trip wear a Sun Wukong and/or a Kalachakra Pendant.

Second: Running Into a Limping Dog or a Limping Cat

Running into a limping dog or cat on your way to the airport is a sure sign that something bad might happen when you arrive in your point of destination. . It is better to cancel the trip or postpone it. If you’re unable to cancel it get a rock or sea salt and throw it behind your back. The act of throwing the salt behind you creates a celestial barrier between you and the bad luck. Carry a small pack sea or rock salt with you the entire duration of the trip.

Third: Dreaming of a Monster, Bad Spirits, Wild and/or Fierce Animal

If you dream of a monster, bad spirit or spirits, and/or scary fierce wild animals a few days or on the eve of the trip, you have to cancel your trip. It’s a sure sign that something bad will happen. In fact, it may even cause death.

When I was about eight years old, I lost a cousin because his brother and parents ignored this warning. Before I move forward with the story, I just want to clarify; that what happened is n one’s fault. They simply don’t know how to interpret a warning.

Anyway, my cousins and their parents were invited by a business partner to go to their rest house for a short vacation. On the eve of their trip, the eldest son, F, dreamed of a beautiful spirit woman chasing him. She wants F to go with him. Still within the dream, F refused to go with the spirit woman. This angered the spirit woman and said if he refused to go with her, she’ll just ask one of F’s siblings to join her.

The following day, R, one of F’s brothers shared with one of their sister that he dreamt of a beautiful but bad spirit woman riding with them in the car. This really didn’t bother R and the sister. However, when it was time to leave, R, fell from a short flight of stairs, and had a very minor injury. Nothing that can’t be treated with your ordinary home antiseptic, however, R felt uncomfortable and decided not to join them. However, their mom got angry and said it’s embarrassing if he won’t be joining them because their business partner is expecting the whole family to go.

Her mom won the argument and everybody went to the vacation as planned. That same afternoon they had a dipped in the swimming pool of the business partner’s pool. The deepest part of the swimming pool is 5 feet deep, and R, who was 19 at that time, was around 5’5. My aunt and uncle, their business partner, the children of their business partner, my cousins, some of their maids, the family drivers of both family who were tasked to look after the swimming ‘children’ are all either in the pool or around the pool area. R, who knows how to swim, drowned and nobody noticed him. No cry for help, no struggle. He drowned at the middle part of the pool, which is about 4.5 feet deep.

They don’t know what happened. They don’t understand why nobody noticed him, because all in all they were about 20 of them in the pool or in the area around the pool!

When his parents consulted a Taoist priest about the incident, they were told that a spirit caused the accident. This is when F remembered his dream and the sister remembered what R told her.

If you happen to have a similar dream, even if it’s not as vivid as that of my cousin’s, I suggest you cancel your trip. If this is not possible do go to a church or a temple. You can also wear a Sun Wukong or A Chung Kwei (also spelled as Chong Kwei or Zhung Kwei). More about Chung Kwei on my future post. A Kalachakra Pendant will also help.

Fourth: A Minor Car Accident, a Flat Tire, and a Funeral

If on your way to the airport or to your destination, and if you had a minor accident, a flat tire, or you run into a funeral procession, that simply means that you have to be careful when you arrived in your destination. The minor accident, the flat tire, or the funeral only means that whatever danger or bad luck has been averted already, so do drop a small amount of money on the road.  This is like paying back the good luck that you just got from the aborted bad luck. To understand these further do read my previous blog about funerals. Nevertheless, it still pays to be very careful.

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