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Using Holy Names, Holy Images, or Holy Objects for Selfish and Malicious Intentions Creates Unparalleled Bad Luck!

Published Pebrero 16, 2016 by jptan2012

It is quite amazing in a very negative way that some people can use the name of Buddha or Bodhisattvas or their images or even objects (such as amulet made under their power like the Vajrapani Ruel, Surangama Mantra Amulet, Kalachakra, etc.) in a malicious selfish manner for their selfish gains. But the truth is this happens.

Allow me to share a simple story that was shared with me by my Guru Lama several years back.

Anyway, according to my Guru Lama this happened when he was still a young monk and ‘works’ under a high lama. In fact, at that time this happened he is not yet a fully ordained monk. Meaning he is somebody who has taken the some initial initiations to become a monk. The story involves a Tibetan refugee and so for that purpose let’s just call him TR.

TR is one of those Tibetan refugees who escaped Tibet because of the Chinese invasion and oppression. At that time this happened, TR is a lot older than my Guru Lama. They just settled in India and life has been pretty hard for all Tibetan refugees. Food was scarce and a lot of Tibetan refugees had to resort to relying with food rations, something that I are not used to doing even if a lot of them are not somebody that you can call rich in their country. As a result, a lot of them would like to have some amulets from the temple or from the lamas.

Regular readers of this blog would know that during those times, amulets are only available for people who regularly make sincere contributions to the temple, whether this is monetary or food or more importantly labor contribution. But because this happened the first few months of the transfers not much donation can be done because everyone is busy rebuilding their lives, and no temple has been made yet. Furthermore, the lamas/monks has not yet started with the production of amulets and the amulets that they were able to smuggle out of their temples in Tibet are generally kept first for safety.

One day, TR approached my Guru Lama’s guru. He requested for an amulet because he said his family are getting sick, his children are sick, his wife is sick, his parents are also ill. Something that is not farfetched because the Tibetans were still adjusting to humid and very warm weather in Dharamsala at that time. Without verifying his story, my Guru Lama’s guru agreed to lend him an amulet. Little did they know that the real purpose of the acquiring an amulet is something else.

TR used the amulet to entice their Indian guards and social worker to give him a job outside the refugee site. He told the Indians that when they hold the powerful amulet they would be blessed. But he asks for something in return. He said they would have to give him a job outside the camp. They agreed. TR got his job and he returned the amulet to the temple.

If you notice, technically speaking he did it for something really good. To get himself a job and so that he can properly feed his family. But despite of that fact he still got sick and soon he was unable to walk. Western medical practitioners and even Tibetan medicine people are unable to find what’s wrong with him and soon he has to reach out to my Guru Lama’s guru again where he finally admitted what he did. Unfortunately, TR never recovered from his illness.

My Guru Lama said, his guru explained to him that what TR did is one of the gravest sin one can person can do. Used a holy object, or holy name (such as names of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas) maliciously even for a ‘noble’ purpose. The end doesn’t justify the mean.

My Guru Lama explained that while technically speaking TR’s purpose his noble, it was still kind of selfish and that he was malicious when he lied to be able to get the amulet. Thus he created a grave sin against the Buddha or Bodhisattva themselves, and while they are compassionate, he created his own negative karma, which he has to pay for.

So let us remember, never be malicious and selfish when it comes to Holy Names, Images or Objects, because it will create a very bad karma that even acquiring powerful amulets or images or crystals might not prevent.

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Never Put Holy Images Under The Stairs!

Published Nobyembre 21, 2015 by jptan2012

A few months ago a reader emailed to ask for my help because according to her since they have ‘rediscovered’ the Buddhist images of her mother and decided to ‘display’ them in their house, she and her husband started to have several bad lucks. According to her it is now so bad that she lost her job and her husband is simply struggling to stay on. She further said that it seems like that the heaven has simply wish them ill.

I was surprised with her story because rediscovering holy images means good luck, and cleaning them and displaying them properly usually means it will bring you some good luck because it is like the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas or deities or Taoist Gods has approached you instead of you approaching them.

According to NI she is afraid to take them out because some psychics has told them that those images where alive and that they simply have to live with it. I was curious and told her to send me pictures of the Buddhas that she rediscovered.

One look at the picture and I know right away what is causing their bad luck. They have placed the images under the stairs, which is extremely bad! Because every time they want up the stairs it is like they’re stepping on the said images, and as I have mentioned before images are an extension of the Buddhas themselves.

Told them to transfer the images and that should solve their problems, especially if they use to have good luck before they displayed the said images!

A few days ago, NI called me to inform me that their luck seems to have turn out for the better as soon as they have moved the images to another location in the house, which I chose for them. Her husband was promoted and she is now back being a working girl!

What bothers me and what makes me write about this now is that I just realized that this is a common thing for a lot of people. Just recently I received similar pictures from 5 different readers who had place their holy images under the table.

Please note that while I only mentioned Buddha, Bodhisattva, Deity, Taoist God in the title, this is also true for Catholic images.


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