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The Magic of A Five Colored String in Creating Good Luck!

Published Agosto 3, 2017 by jptan2012

Today, allow me to share with you a short post on how to create good luck simply by using simple items. Those simple items are simple 5 different color of strings.

When you are experiencing some bad luck, and naturally would want those bad luck to turn into good luck, simple get 5 different strings. Get the colors RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLACK/BLUE, and WHITE. These colors represent the five elements – FIRE, WOOD, EARTH, WATER, and METAL.

In front of your altar, light an incense, then pass the string three times above the incense burner, after that tie a knot at one end of the string then proceed to braid them, while braiding chant OM MANI PADME HUM.

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This is a sample of what you want to achieve. But do not use metal hooks, you would want to knot it in the end.

The idea is to make a braided string long enough to become a bracelet. If you have long enough braided string, stop chanting and tie a knot again, make sure you have enough strings on both ends to tie a knot on your wrist. After you’ve done this, tie it around the wrist of your receiving hand. Leave it there, do not untie it even if you take a shower or swim. You should see some changes in your life within 7 days after doing this. Note though that this works best for small bad lucks.

Soon the strings will break, don’t worry about it, it’s just a normal wear and tear. Once it has broken off, bring it to a temple and leave it there.strings

For questions, comments, and suggestions please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

 

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Fu, The Taoist’s Magical Paper Talisman

Published Agosto 15, 2012 by jptan2012

I have been wanting to write about the Fu (Mandarin) or Hu (Foo Kien) for quite some time now, however, I debated whether it is proper for me to write about the Fu because it is something that is not easily available or something that can be bought in a store.

This Fu is from a Taoist temple in Valenzuela called Bi Tsong Put (pronounced as Bee Chong Poot). Depending on the Fu, one usually burns a set, one set is usually 3 pieces.

Fu or Hu is a Taoist magical paper talisman. Fu is an ancient and special form of ‘magic’ or sorcery (sorcery is not exactly negative unless use in a negative way) that uses special characters or images or symbols or prayers or words ‘printed’ on a yellow rice paper in red ink. It is believed that a Fu can store a magic spells and good chi. While anybody can make a Fu or Hu, it entails a special skill and blessing from a Taoist God  for you to be able to lock the magic spell or chi in the said magical paper talisman. To do this one has to be an ordained Taoist priest or a Taoist God medium. The said chi and spell is further locked into the Fu by making sure that it passes through the incense burner dedicated to the said Taoist God, Immortal or Deity mentioned in the Fu.

Anyone can activate and tap into the power of the Fu by carrying the magical paper talisman on one’s body, putting them on the window or door, or placing in the room, or simply by burning them. Most Fu or Hu are burned while one calls on the God, Deity or Immortal represented by the Fu followed by the intent. However, as mentioned, there are some Fu that are to be worn on the body like an amulet, or place on the door, etc.

Fu(s), I believe, is one of the most powerful talisman in the world, provided you get it from a reliable source, and from somebody who is not driven by monetary reasons. Unfortunately, in the Philippines, there are some temples that sell their Fu. I don’t believe that this is right, especially, if there are patrons who have greatly benefited from tapping the power of the Fu, that they sponsor printing of Fu(s).

There are different kinds of Fu(s), depending on the temple and sometimes depending on the purpose or intent of the person needing the Fu. One can use a Fu to invoke a God/Deity/Immortal’s help, to protect a household, heal the sick, or exorcise demons or bad spirits. Some people would associate the Fu like a petition paper, or a court order depending on the purpose or intent.

This is a Fu that I burn every morning. It is a Fu of a Taoist Temple in Abad Santos St., Manila called – CHEAT TAI SOON. Unlike most Fu, one set of this is 7 pieces.

There is no clear record as to what Chinese civilization first used the Fu, however, the Fu is mentioned in a lot of Chinese religious and political texts. An apocryphal Taoist text call Ku Wei Shu or Old Mystical Test, the role of Fu is associated with the last legendary Five Emperors of China, especially with Great Emperor Yu, the mysterious Emperor who founded the Hsia Dynasty.

It is said that the Great Emperor has stop a terrible flood that has devastated most of China by burning several Fu of the Goddess of the North Star.

This is the Fu of the Goddess of Mercy / Bodhisattva of Compassion / Kuan Yin. I make sure I burn at least one set of her Fu everyday.

Personally, I can attest to the power of the Fu, and I use it a lot in conjunction of my mantras and Feng Shui.

There was this one time when one of our houseboy went into a epileptic attack, some say he was being possessed by a spirit, we don’t really know, but I specifically remember my mom just got a set of Fu, burned it and after less than a minutes our houseboy became visibly relax. He was sent to the hospital, but the hospital said that they don’t think he had an epileptic attack, and our houseboy claims that he saw a dark shadow hovering over him.

This is the Fu of The Great Sage, Equal of Heaven – Sun Wukong. Sun Wukong has three different kind of Fu. This one is for personal, family matters.

Another experience with the power of the Fu that I had, happened when I was still involve in an NGO. One of our managers got an educational grant in Berlin, but he has to pay for her own airfare and board and lodging. The organization raised funds for her board and lodging, however, nobody has volunteered to shoulder her airfare. We decided to write to several politicians, travel agencies, and famous businessman. Unfortunately, all of them turned down our request, except for one Chinese businessman. When we called up his office, his secretary informed us that her boss has read the letter but that he really hasn’t replied. We are quite desperate already because our colleague is scheduled to leave in 2 days and she still hasn’t raise her airfare fund. We beg the secretary of the Chinese businessman to give us time to present our cause to the businessman himself, the secretary agreed and said we should go to their office that same afternoon and she’ll see whether she can give us 5 minutes with the Chinese businessman. We immediately left, and for some reason, I decided to bring a set of Fu (one set is 3 pieces) of The Great Sage, Equal of Heaven Sun Wukong.On our way, the secretary called my colleagues mobile phone and said that there’s no need for us to go because her boss has already informed her that he can’t finance my colleague’s trip. My colleague informs the secretary that we are already downstairs and begged her to still allow seeing the Chinese businessman. The secretary agreed and I decided to burn the Fu with the intent of getting the businessman to finance my colleague’s trip to Berlin. To make the long story short, we went up, had an audience with the businessman, and was asked a single question – How would the country benefit from this trip? – My friend gave her reply and she got the funds for her airfare!

This is another Sun Wukong’s Fu. This one is for business. There’s another one but I don’t have a copy of it, that is for health.

I know somebody who is sick of cancer and was given a ‘death sentence’ by his doctor. He started burning some Fu and now he is well. Even his doctor was surprised that he won over the cancer.

There are a lot more stories about the power of the Fu, be it about money, business, personal problems, etc. The Fu has always made magical solutions for seemingly unsolvable problems.

For one to be able to tap into the power of the Fu, the Fu is burned. You call on the Immortal/Deity represented in the Fu, then you say your intent. However, there are some Fu that can be worn on the body and or placed on the door, etc.

Taking Home Some Good Chi from Holy or Sacred Places

Published Marso 31, 2012 by jptan2012

Whenever I go on a trip, I always make sure to visit a holy or sacred place. In China, I always try to visit a famous temple or a sacred site like Mt. Putuo. In Bangkok, I visit the famous Four – Faced Buddha. In France, I try to visit Lourdes.

An image of the largest Kuan Yin in the world which is found in the holy mountain in China - Mt. Putuo.

It doesn’t matter whether the holy or sacred place is a Buddhist site or a Muslim site or a Catholic place. As long as it’s considered holy or sacred I try to visit it and take with me a slice of good chi from the holy site.

I do this by getting a small amount of earth from the site, or in the case of Lourdes I buy some ‘holy water’, or I get some burnt incense ash from their incense burner.  I then bring them home and put them on my altar or in the garden.

The natural things found in these places imbibes the positive chi of the holy or sacred place and bringing them to your house will ‘bless’ your place with their chi.

However, you should make sure you mentally ask permission first before you get anything from these places. It is also advisable that you do a thank you offering for the ‘blessing’ that you’re taking home.

There are different ways of doing an offering. You can either offer some flowers, incense, or donate some money.

A Taoist Ritual Against Hostility

Published Marso 4, 2012 by jptan2012

Today, I’m again sharing with you another email from a reader that I received last Jan. 18, 2012. I’ve emailed my response to his question, however, I would like to share it now also for the benefit of those who may going through the same thing and/or for those who simply want to know, specially because the same reader just called last night to inform me that my suggestion seemed to have worked.

MW, my reader’s initial, sent me a private email to inquire about a Feng Shui cure for a hostile neighbor. According to MW, their neighbor in their subdivision is quite hostile towards them. The matriarch of the neighbor would often complain about their ‘smelly’ food, the noisy children of MW and his wife, the noisy dog, the neighbor also complains about how she can smell the fumes from their car in the morning when they’re about to leave, and in the evening when they get home. As if that’s not enough, the neighbor also complained about the pond in MW’s garden, which she said she could see from her bedroom window, and she also said that she’s afraid that the pond may be a breeding ground for dengue causing mosquito and she even ‘suggested’ that it be removed. She even went as far as approaching the homeowner’s association president to request that MW be pressured to get rid of the pond!

MW and his family have lived in the said subdivision for more than 20 years already. That’s where he grew up and inherited the house from his parents when they migrated to the US. Hostile Neighbor is relatively new and has been there only for 3 years. Hostile Neighbor first moved in with her family-another couple with some children, and for reasons unknown to MW, she seems to live in the house on her own now. She just has some maids with her.

MW and I exchanged numbers so we can talk about his problem properly. On the phone, MW explained that they’ve tried everything already. They went to talk to her, invited her to their home, send food to Hostile Neighbor, offer to run errands for her. They did these things because his wife said that they should be more understanding given that Hostile Neighbor is already old and that she may be feeling lonely. However, all of their efforts were turned down, except the running of some of her errands.

MW decided to contact me because the matter has become so bad already and that not a week goes by that Hostile Neighbor will not shout something bad against them. It may be about the food, the car, the dogs, the pond, or even about their house help, but every week Hostile Neighbor will shout at them through their windows, and it seems to be getting worst each week. There are times that Hostile Neighbor is not contented with shouting, she would even go to MW’s house and ring the bell like it’s an emergency or like she’s been there forever and they’ve just been ignoring her!

MW said they believe in Feng Shui and has consulted a couple Feng Shui consultants who suggested that they make some renovations and/or buy some Feng Shui cures to deflect the poison arrow that’s causing the hostility from the neighbor. MW followed their advice but nothing happened.

When MW presented me with this matter, I just have to believe that the Feng Shui experts that he consulted are correct in saying that the hostilities are not caused by the bad Feng Shui of MW’s house. MW also clarified that they really haven’t had any major renovations and everything seems to be fine before the neighbor moved in. They’re certainly in good terms with their old neighbor, the previous owner of Hostile Neighbor’s house.

It’s possible that the hostility that they’re experiencing is due to either of the following reasons: Bad Feng Shui of the neighbor’s house that causes so much anger to the owners that is dumped on them because as they said aside from the house helps nobody else is with Hostile Neighbor, or it is deeply rooted in the BAZI of Hostile Neighbor.

A neighbor’s Feng Shui will have some effect on us, just like our Feng Shui will have some effect on them. However, it’s pretty obvious that we can’t do much about our neighbor’s Feng Shui. So what do we do with problems like MW’s?

Since MW is also Chinese and a Taoist – Buddhist at that, I suggested for him to do a Taoist ritual that may help protect him and his family against the hostility brought about their neighbor. I once suggested the same ritual with an aunt who is experiencing the same problem with her neighbor.

Like I said, just last night, MW called again to inform me that the ritual seemed to have worked. It’s been about 3 weeks since the hostilities have stopped. Whether it has stopped forever or not has yet to be seen, but do allow me to share the ritual here.

First you’ll need to get 7 pieces of lime. In China, they usually use Mandarin Lime or Mandarin Orange, but any lime will do. In the Philippines, it can be our local lime, which is Calamansi or you can also use Dalandan.

Fill a big white bowl with tap water.

If you have an altar, call on the saints or deities or Buddhas on your altar. Do this by lighting 3 incense sticks and call on their help to help subdue the hostilities coming from your neighbor. If you know the full name of the neighbor, please mention his/her name. Place the incense on the incense urn or incense burner.

Get the white bowl of water and let it pass through the smoke by rotating it 3 times above the incense urn or burner. Rotation should be done in a clockwise manner.

Get the lime and let it be smoked by the incense as well. You do this by letting it pass through the incense smoke 4 times also. Just like white bowl of water.

Cut 2 pieces of the lime and squeezed it’s juice into the water.

Place the rest of the lime and the white bowl of water on the wall separating your house and that of the neighbor’s house.

Leave it there overnight. The following day, anytime after sunrise but before 9 in the morning, simply splash the water with limejuice on your side of the wall. If you live parts of Europe where sunrise doesn’t happen until 9 in the morning, do it between 6 and 9 in the morning.

Take the rest of the lime and throw it on the trashcan. If possible, throw it on a river, if you live near one.

Do the ritual for 7 consecutive days.

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