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Some Basic Questions About the Hungry Ghosts and the Hungry Ghost Month Answered (3): What to Do When a Loved One or A Relative Dies on a Hungry Ghost Month?

Published Setyembre 6, 2017 by jptan2012

Death is always perceived as something negative. But the truth is sometimes death is actually good, because sometimes this means that a person can reincarnate into a better life.

However, if there is a death that one want’s to avoid is death in the evening and death during the Hungry Ghost Month. In this article we will solely talk about death during the Hungry Ghost Month.

First, if you are not familiar with what is Hungry Ghost Month, I suggest you read first the articles with links and titles found below this article.

Hungry Ghost Month is considered one of the worst seasons of the year, with its highlight on the day of the Hungry Ghost Festival, which is on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month. Hungry Ghost Month is the whole of the 7th lunar month. People are warned to take extra care and not take unnecessary trips and activities. One of the most important things that a Chinese takes caution of is going to the hospital or a funeral during this month.

I remember when I was young when a sister of my grandmother is really ill and her family was praying for her early demise out of compassion and pity so that she will not longer suffer. However, she lives on for a few months until during the Hungry Ghost Month there was sign that she was about expire. And so this time her family started praying that she live until after Hungry Ghost Month. This scene might be a little comical but if you are familiar how much negative energies goes around during Hungry Ghost Month you will understand why this is no laughing matter.

Buddhist and Taoist believes that when a person dies during Hungry Ghost Month this is surely a sign that this death was caused by the Hungry Ghost, with the exception of those who passed away between 5AM and 9AM, unless of course the cause of death is something that is tragic or sudden.

It is said that the consciousness (soul) of the newly dead is immediately pulled into the Hungry Ghost realm because there is a very big chance that the person’s dying process was hasten because ‘misery loves company’ and so the destitute Hungry Ghosts will try to pull a sick person’s soul so that they can have a surge of yang energy provided by the dying person.

Also when a death occurs on a Hungry Ghost Month, it usually means there are 2 more following that death, this 2 usually happens within a year of the death of the first one. And more often that not, the first death will also cause tremendous bad luck to the family.

So what to do if somebody dies within the Hungry Ghost Month?

  1. Go to a Buddhist temple and have a special puja done for the person for 49 days.
  2. Go vegetarian for 49 days.

 

If the above remedy is not possible, do the following instead:

  1. Get a Vajrapani Ruel and put it on the body or on the casket of the dead person all throughout the wake.
  2. Better to cremate the body.
  3. After the wake, get the Vajrapani Ruel and set – up a temporary altar for the person, and place a picture there and place the Vajrapani Ruel in front of the picture. Leave it there until the 49th day of the death of the person.
  4. Recite the The-Sutra-On-The-Original-Vows-And-Merits-Of-The-Medicine-Master-Lapis-Lazuli-Light-Tathagata and/or Sutra-of-the-Past-Vows-of-Earth-Store-Bodhisattva once a day for 49 days.
  5. Make offerings (flowers, oil, incense, water, fruits and vegetables, money) to an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva for 49 days.

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

 

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Citrus and Salt Solution for Cleansing of Negative Energies!

Published Hulyo 6, 2017 by jptan2012

The preceding post is about how to take away minor negative energies by simply putting some citrus fruit in one’s room for three days.

Today, allow me to share with you a simple and natural way to help take away negative energy. This is especially good if you’re going to a wake or to the hospital and you don’t have a Vajrapani Ruel and/or a Kalachakra pendant.

It’s pretty simple.

All you need is a small spray bottle. Fill it up, but not up to the rim, with water. Then place three drops of a citrus fruit juice. You can use either lemon, Philippine calamansi, lime, pomelo or even orange. But I prefer pomelo or even calamansi. Then get a pinch of rock salt or sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt and put it inside the bottle with water. Shake it well until the salts are dissolved.

If you go to a wake or hospital or to the cemetery spray a little above your head when you leave. That should cleanse you from any negative energy that might have attached to yourself from the yin place that you just visited.

What’s nice with this is that you can share this solution with other people.

The citrus fruit juice will spoil, so what I do instead is add a little vodka to help preserved the juice. About 7 drops of vodka will do.

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It’s Was His Time

Published Mayo 11, 2017 by jptan2012

Today is a very sad day.

Today, I, together with my family had to bury a nephew.

Today I had to reckoned and face the truth that when it’s your time then it it’s your time.

My cousin’s son who grew up with us; who grew up with my nephews from my sister; whom we treat like our own went on a trip last Friday with some of his friends. He had an accident and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared to be in a coma.

He passed away last Sunday.

He was protected with the Vajrapani Ruel and Kalachakra pendant.

He was not wearing them.

He was just having fun.

He fell from a 7 feet high ledge.

He went to a coma.

He died.

He was born in 2003 in the year of the Sheep.

His chart shows that he should be careful this 2017.

His mom got him the Vajrapani Ruel and the Kalachakra pendant.

He wasn’t wearing or carrying them with him because his friends will tease him about it. I wanted to blame his friends for teasing him, if only they know how to respect the belief of other people they would not have not tease him. My nephew will not have to be forced not to wear them. But the truth is it’s not their fault.

He wasn’t wearing them because his father understands how embarrassing it was to be teased so he agreed to keep them from him until he come back from the trip. It was easy to blame him. I was blaming him. But my friend BM pointed out it’s not the time to blame anybody, and remember he is the father. But the truth is it’s really not his fault because he simply grew up not believing in Feng Shui. It’s ingrained on him even if his wife, my cousin, practices Feng Shui.

He wasn’t wearing them because my nephew wasn’t wearing them because peer pressure takes precedence over his belief in Feng Shui. He grew up with us and so maybe it was my fault. I wasn’t able to ingrained on him the importance of Feng Shui and of amulets. But BM said and my Guru Lama said it was nobody’s fault. It temporarily shook me and though I never questioned the truth about Feng Shui and amulets and Buddhism, I immediately wondered whether when he was growing up I did enough to teach him about Feng Shui, about Taoism, about Buddhism. But it was nobody’s fault. He stayed with us until he was 11 years old.

He was 13 turning 14 next month.

He was young.

He can be a little stubborn at times, but he is a good boy.

He was just having fun, supervised by several adults.

He fell only about 7 feet.

He went into coma.

He passed away.

He left us wondering why is it sometimes this world can be cruel.

But it was his time. Maybe he wasn’t wearing the amulets because he was meant to go already.

Still it’s painful and it shook us to our core.

We will miss him.

We will have to learn to live without him.

We buried him today.

It was his time.

 

Chant – A – Mantra (5): When Experiencing Some Bad Luck on A Project After A Feng Shui Blunder, Chant A Mantra to Bring Back Some Auspiciousness!

Published Setyembre 26, 2016 by jptan2012

 

Today, allow me to share with you another mantra that helps bring back some auspiciousness if you are experiencing some bad luck after doing a Feng Shui blunder like going to a wake or hospital unprotected while working on a project.

Sometimes, while working on business base project or even school project and everything seem to be going well. Then all of a sudden while in a middle of working on it, you find yourself doing a Feng Shui blunder like going to a wake or a hospital or walking under the stairs, etc. then all of a sudden your project started going sour, that means you have been affected by some negative chi because of your Feng Shui blunder.

One sure way to clear way to cleanse yourself from the ill effects of the Feng Shui blunder and bring back the auspiciousness is to chant:

OM AH HUM RATNA BHRUM NI A

Chant this mantra a minimum of 108x a day, more if possible, until you feel things are getting back on track.

However, this mantra is for unintended Feng Shui blunders only. For bigger karmic or Feng Shui blunders this will not work, or if the blunder is not a blunder but rather something intentional, this won’t work for that either.

You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:

  1. Chant – A – Mantra: A Reintroduction to the Wonderful Benefits of Chanting A Mantra.
  2. Chant – A – Mantra (2): When You Need Compassion, Wisdom, and Power!
  3. Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!
  4. Chant – A – mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!
  5. Chant – A – Mantra (3c): Daily Mantras to Chant – Mantras for Protection, Business and Career, Wealth!
  6. Chant – A – Mantra (3d): Daily Mantras to Chant – Health, Wealth, Liberty from Negativities!
  7. Chant – A – Mantra (3e): Daily Mantras to Chant – Two Powerful Mantras that Brings In Loads of Blessings!
  8. Chant – A – Mantra (3f): Daily Mantras to Chant – Protective Mantras!
  9. Chant – A – Mantra (3g): Daily Mantras to Chant – Wealth Luck, Financial Luck, and Money Luck Granting Mantras!
  10. Chant – A – Mantra (3h): Daily Mantras to Chant – Karma Cleansing and Obstacle Destroying Mantras!
  11. Chant – A – Mantra (4): Effective Mantras to Chant During the Hungry Ghost Month!

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Vajrapani Ruel Stories (24): Miraculous Wealth Gift Received In Time of Need!

Published Oktubre 27, 2015 by jptan2012

Today, I would like to share another wonderful and heartwarming story of a person who received a miraculous financial gift just in time of need.

KP is the eldest of three children in their family. He has never met his father because he died even before KP was born. But he said he never missed having a ‘real’ dad because his stepfather became his real dad. In fact, although he was told about the truth early on it was only when he was older that he truly grasp the truth that he has a different father. However, his father (step father) died 5 years ago and KP was only 18 at that time. At a very young age, KP became his mother’s partner in earning money for their family.

Life was a bit hard, but they have a decent roof over their head, and they can pretty much eat whatever it is that they want to eat. On top of that KP’s younger siblings are able to go to school, and KP himself just graduated from college at age 21.

Because KP himself was a good student, it wasn’t hard for him to get a decent job, and for a while everything was going smoothly, until one day, KP’s mom on her way to visit KP’s maternal grandfather in Laguna, had an accident. The bus she was on fell off from the main road. KP’s mom was rushed to the hospital where she went into a coma.

This started the ordeal of their family, although KP’s mom woke up from her coma after five days, she was badly hurt that several surgeries and long term therapy is needed. They eventually moved her to a hospital in Manila, but their biggest problem has shifted from saving his mom to how will they be able to pay all their regular bills on top of the medical bills of his mom. Friends and relatives tried to help but as one knows these are usually never enough.

Until, KP’s aunt, his mom’s sister who is a reader of my blog, and who has requested for the Vajrapani Ruel herself decided to lend her Vajrapani Ruel to KP. KP’s aunt has experience some miracles, moderate ones, but she hopes that the Vajrapani Ruel will work wonder for KP and his mom. KP decided to give it a try, besides he’ll just hold on to the Vajrapani Ruel, so he has nothing to lose. But who would have thought that they were to experience a wonderful miracle out of this simple act of kindness from his aunt.

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.

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.

Three weeks after receiving the Vajrapani Ruel from his aunt, KP received a call from his biological father’s brother. Apparently, KP’s biological paternal grandmother passed away several months back. And she has some properties that were divided amongst her children. KP’s father included, but since he passed away several years back, the law requires that his heir inherit it instead. KP is his one and only heir!

Since his father’s family got angry and became estrange with KP’s mom when she remarried, KP is almost a stranger to them as they are to him, they only saw each other a few times. His paternal uncle admitted that they initially thought of just ignoring giving KP’s share but they thought that they should do the right thing and locate KP.

For KP and his family, this is a miracle. They sold the property and use the money to help pay the medical bills!

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

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Did Her Feng Shui Charm Caused Her Bad Luck?

Published Setyembre 6, 2015 by jptan2012

On a plane, for a recent trip, I was seated on the plane beside an old lady. I’ll put her age around 70 – years – old.

She saw me wearing my Buddhist beads and some charms, especially my Surangama Mantra Amulet. She then asked me what are they, like always, if asked about my amulets or charms, I don’t normally answer directly that it’s an amulet or charm, as simply as possible I would explain what they are and let them conclude themselves that those are amulets.

She then told me that wearing a Feng Shui charm caused her bad luck once.

Jade Wulou Pendant

Jade Wulou Pendant

According to her, her daughter gave her a Feng Shui charm. She was not sure what the charm is called but from her description, I think, she is talking about a Wu Lou or Holy Gourd in English. She said she doesn’t believe in Feng Shui but that she decided to wear it as a favor to her daughter, and that act of love cause her some bad luck. Well, that is according to her.

I got really curious and decided to ask her the whole story.

She said about a month after wearing the charm as a pendant, she had to visit a friend in the hospital. When she was about to leave the house, for some weird reason, the Feng Shui charm which was hanging in a long cord around her neck, got tangled in the door handle of their living room door. Because of this she hit her head and almost fell. Good thing is her ‘nanny’ / personal assistant was able to catch her before she hit the floor. The cord snapped and the pendant dropped and it broke to two pieces.

She had a little concussion, and as a safety precaution because of her age, her son – in – law insisted that she go and see his doctor. Well, aside from a little cold compress, the doctor said she was perfectly fine. But this old lady forever blamed the charm as the cause of her accident.

In times like this, I would just keep quiet and not say anything. It’s useless convincing a person who obviously has already made up his or her mind.

Because it was a long flight, we got to talk again, and this time she told me that the day it happened seems to be a bad day, because her friend who she was supposes to meet at a coffee shop so that she can ride with this friend also had an accident that sent her to the hospital. What happened was when this particular friend got to the hospital, while she was on the stairs the fire alarm suddenly went off! Because she was also quite old, she was not as agile as the younger ones who are also in a panic, some people accidentally hit her and she fell. Well..Aside from some concussion and a cut, she also broke a bone and was hospitalized for a long time.

You see, I think her minor accident prevented her from getting to the hospital and she was there the two of them could have met the same fate. I didn’t say anything then, but just before we get off the plane, I asked her, “Ma’am, if you didn’t had that accident at home, would you also be at the hospital when the alarm went off?” She replied, “Oh yes, I could have had a bad fall also.” I then said, “That’s what I thought also.” And then she had that look that made her realize that the charm might have saved her.

Well, I think it did!

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What to Do If You Absolutely Have to Had A Medical Procedure this Hungry Ghost Month?

Published Agosto 19, 2015 by jptan2012

medical procedureSometimes medical procedure is an avoidable happening. There are times that one can’t avoid a medical procedure because delaying it might cause more physical harm. So what does one have to do if there is an avoidable medical procedure that one has to go through this Hungry Ghost Month?

If it’s a minor medical procedure, you can light incense on your altar or go to a temple to do this and say a short prayer for all the Hungry Ghosts followed by a short prayer of protection. Make sure you have a Chung Kwei, a Vajrapani Ruel or a Surangama Mantra Amulet. Then while they’re doing the procedure, quietly chant either the Kalachakra Manta (OM AH HUM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT) or the mantra of Vajrapani Bodhisattva (OM VAJRAPANI HUM). Just continue to chant it until the procedure is over.

This is a rare black jade pendant image of Chung Kwei. Was fortunate enough to find one in Beijing, China in a small shop.  Remember in choosing a Chong Kwei or Chung Kwei or Zhung Kwei or Zhong Kwei, always get a something that's made of a black stone or gold. Otherwise, it might not be very effective.

This is a rare black jade pendant image of Chung Kwei. Was fortunate enough to find one in Beijing, China in a small shop.
Remember in choosing a Chong Kwei or Chung Kwei or Zhung Kwei or Zhong Kwei, always get a something that’s made of a black stone or gold. Otherwise, it might not be very effective.

For major medical procedure, I suggest go to a Buddhist temple and request them to do an Ullambana Ceremony (will discuss about this more on my succeeding posts), or request a Feng Shui practitioner who is familiar with the Ullambana Sutra to do it for you. Both will require some ‘fees’ because there are items that need to be bought for the said ceremony. The one done in a Buddhist temple is preferred but one that is done by a Buddhist Feng Shui practitioner will be effective as well, as long as he or she is familiar with the Ullambana Sutra and ceremony. Dedicate the ceremony to the ‘spiritual land lords’ of the hospital where the medical procedure is going to take place. On the day of the medical procedure, light some incense, and when you reach the hospital, discreetly scatter some rock salt or sea salt or pink Himalayan salt. Doctors or hospitals will not allow you to have any amulet on your body, so I suggest that you talk to your doctor beforehand and request that a Vajrapani Ruel or a Surangama Mantra Amulet be put at the door of the operating room, as the case may be. If you talk to them and tell them it is because of your religious belief that you are doing this, they will agree to do it. If not, ask a relative or a friend to carry it for you, and he should be as near as possible where the actual procedure is happening.Surangama Mantra

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 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.

Note that for this, I prefer that you use the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet, because both amulets provide a larger protective aura.

But again postpone any medical procedure this Hungry Ghost Month if you can.

You can also read my other posts about the Hungry Ghost Month by checking out – Hungry Ghost Posts.

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