I was recently contacted by a reader from Singapore who wants to know what to do to ensure that when his 94 – years – old father who is gravely ill will have be born in Pure Land or have a good reincarnated life. He initially wanted to get either the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
To be fair with RC, he correctly assumed that the Vajrapani Ruel and Surangama Mantra Amulet could help make sure that a dying person is born in the Pure Land, which is the place of Amitabha Buddha (will discuss this on a future post), or Heavenly Realms or at the very least have good reincarnation. But he clarified his other reason is that after his father passed away, who was given a few months by his doctor, he will be able to use the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet to enhance his wealth and financial luck.
In the course of our correspondence, RC clarified that they are Buddhist and that his 82 – year – old mother is constantly by the side of his dying father. He clarified that his mother is still strong and lucid. I then told RC that he doesn’t need the Vajrapani Ruel for his father. All he can do is ask his mother to constantly chant Namo Amituofo to his dying father.
You see Pure Land Buddhists believes that if a person can chant Namo Amituofo or it is chanted to him at the time of his death, he will be guaranteed to be reborn in the Pure Land or Heavenly Beings or have a good human rebirth! Furthermore, the mantra will help ease the pain or the suffering of the dying.
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