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Collective Karma (Part II)

Published Hunyo 2, 2017 by jptan2012

In the preceding post I talked about family collective karma. Now, allow me to talk about the other different collective karma.

I mentioned in the preceding post that we all have a collective karma with our helpers, boss, and practically everybody we know. Meaning who you work with, who you ride with in the bus, who you employ, or who employs you has a collective karma with us. This is quite complex in the sense that your collective karma with each other is related to each other, but again it doesn’t mean that you all live together at the same time, it may be at different times but with one another.

However, there is also a collective karma where you all lived at the same time and is undergoing a specific karma that you have to pay for. The indication whether this is such a case, when you all have to go through a very significant event in your work at the same time.

A few years ago, an RCBC bank in Laguna was in the headlines for a few days and became the talk of the town for a several days, weeks even, because all the employees where shot and killed in what was considered as one of the most heinous and biggest bank heist in the country. All the employees where killed on that day, and that certainly is an indication that they all have a collective karma that they have to pay for, and it is also an indication that whatever karma is that they’re paying for means that they also collectively did it at the same time on a specific lifetime.

Another example is the Ozone Disco fire tragedy that happened in the Philippines several decades ago, or even the 9-11 attacks. The is an indication that the people who were at the twin towers that day may have a collective karma that they are paying for, and that it is most likely due to something that they did at the same time on a specific lifetime.

The question is how come some people escape unhurt and while others died. I didn’t know the answer to that question until a Zen Dharma Master explained the answer to me. This is base on my experience.

When the July 16 killer quake happened in the Philippines, I didn’t feel a thing, although I was in school about to go home and everybody else certainly felt it.

When I was still in school, I would work for my father’s restaurant in the evening. One night, I went to the rest room to pee. It only took me less than 5 minutes. When I went out of the restroom I saw a group of men going out of our restaurant, our employees were all seem shock and several of the women are crying. As it turned out, somebody just robbed our restaurant by pointing a gun at them and demanding our staff to give not only the sales but also their personal items.

Jump to several years after. In one of our business, I was in the showroom fixing things when I went into the stockroom to get something. The whole process took about 5 minutes, but when I came out to the showroom, I found out that we were hold-up also. All these stories happened at a time when I wasn’t wearing much of an amulet, so the chances that it is because of the amulets saving me are nil. Years later when I attended this Zen Buddhist temple, that the abbess of that temple told me after I shared these stories with her that what I experienced was a form of collective karma. Meaning, chances are we were all involved in a negative act as a group in a specific lifetime, but that chances are I choose not to participate or may even have tried to stop them. As a result in this lifetime I was spared the trauma of all those things but because of my presence in the past life, I really have to sort of go through with it with them although in a different level or intensity.

At this point, your countrymen are also a form of collective karma. So we Filipinos or who is here in the Philippines, we all have a form of collective karma, regardless whether we know each other or not. We all have to pay for the bad karma or reap the good karma depending on what is happening to our country.

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Collective Karma (Part I)

Published Hunyo 1, 2017 by jptan2012

I have talked about karma in this blog several times. But I don’t think that I have really talked about collective karma in depth. One reason I decided to write this is because of the emails that I received asking as to whose karma is it that my nephew passed away early on in life. I have answered it in a separate post but I thought I should write about collective karma for people to understand it fully.

Karma is a very complex subject. I believe one can write a book about it and still not yet fully covered it, and I doubt whether anyone really fully understands how karma works.

At any rate I will still try to explain what is collective karma.

Aside from our individual karma that we have to deal with we have collective karma. Basically, we all have collective karma with the people around us. First and foremost, we have collective karma with our immediate family and relatives. So you have collective karma with the members of your family. While you have karma of your own, there are things that you go through together as a family, and that is your collective karma. You have karmic relationships with your parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And if your family employs helpers at home or drivers or gardener, than you have collective karma with them also.

Now, how does it work? Basically, in your past lives, you have lived together and have done things that you are either reaping or paying for now. It doesn’t mean that all of you lived together at the same time, but you might have lived with each other at different times and are paying for karma at the moment at the same time. That’s the collective karma from past lives.

However, there is also a collective karma that is on the present. For example, the patriarch or the matriarch of the family deed some bad things, the whole family might pay for it. But this kind of collective karma usually happens only if it is the head of the family who did the bad act.

Recently, I met a person who has very good bazi chart. However, the bad acts of her parents are hindering her from achieving her full potential. And it is not only affecting her but also affecting her siblings. This is another kind of collective karma.

When my nephew passed away, one of the most common question of people is whether whose karma is it that he should die early in life. To answer that question, it is only his karma and his alone that he should passed away early in life. However, due to our collective karma, it has been destined that we should experience the pain of losing him at this time. Karmas like this are predestined and are so strong that it is quite difficult to change it. But can it be change?

To answer that question we have to consider a lot of factors. First, how strong was the imprint of that karma; how much of the imprint of that karma solely belongs to him or how much of that imprint belongs collectively to all those who are involve. And when I say to those who are involved, it refers to his family, friends, etc.

The truth is it is easier if the karma imprint that he is paying for solely belongs to him, because a strong and powerful amulet like the Vajrapani Ruel would have easily cured that karma. But if the strongest imprint is collective then it is more difficult to cure. Don’t get me wrong, why he died at that age is solely his karma, and no one else. Karma is not about you doing something and letting somebody fully pay for it, so his death was solely his karma. But the collective imprint might have made it other to cleanse this particular negative karma. But death is almost always karma from past life and not karma from the present life. But it is the collective karma of everybody that they should feel pain from this loss.

On my next post, I will discuss the other form of collective karma.

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Whose Karma Is It When A Person Dies Young?

Published Mayo 15, 2017 by jptan2012

When my nephew died, my initial reaction was to ask where did we go wrong. The pain and grief that I felt, that we felt, has temporarily blind-sided us to the fact that we already know. When a person is born, he or she has about 2 or 3 pre – destined date of death. Sometimes less, sometimes more. This means that when he was born this accident and death was already pre-destined and what amulets can do is to lessen the impact and move the date to the next date.

Using the above explanation it shows that when a person dies it is basically his/her karma to die at that time. If a person dies young it is basically his or her karma to die young.

The karma of the people around him, like his parents or grandparents, uncles and aunties, cousins, siblings, or wife or children is to go through the pain of the death. This kind of karma is something that is pre-determined. It is not because you did something really bad today that you experience that pain tomorrow.

I’m writing this because aside from the numerous emails of condolence and sympathy for my family and me and the parents of my nephew are emails questioning whose karma is it the nephew died young. Two emails even suggested that it was the people around him who did something wrong in this life, in this current life, that caused the death of my nephew.

I will understand those who are asking because they sincerely can’t understand why would a young boy passed away at such an early age. But those who are malicious and are asking it because they think that because I do Feng Shui and write about Buddhist amulets that I should not be experiencing these things, those are the ones who are quite difficult to understand.

Nevertheless, to answer the question ‘Whose karma is it that he died young?’ The answer is simple; it was his and his alone. It was his karma from one of his past lives. But what I know by being malicious about somebody else’s death, and then you are creating negative karma for yourself. Be worried about that and not about whose karma is it the person dies young.

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Why It Is Better to Be Vegetarian or Vegan in Feng Shui?

Published Marso 24, 2017 by jptan2012

Vegetarian-Vegan-Diet-Heart-HealthThere are several religions that advocate for vegetarianism or even going completely vegan. This is because they believe that eating other forms of sentient beings is a sin because it harms other sentient being for humans to simply be able to satisfy their taste buds and stomach.

Is there any other reason not to eat meat and become Vegan or Vegetarian?

In Feng Shui, although it is not discussed much it is actually better to become vegetarian because plants do not carry sentient chi. You see, when a sentient being like animals or fishes are slaughtered for meat, they go through a tremendous amount of negative emotions, and yes, science has proven a long time ago that animals have emotions and can feel. While it is their karma to suffer that kind of death, it doesn’t mean that we should participate with it, and the truth is we human being when we eat, it means we encourage and participate the violent death of these animals. vegan-vs-vegetarian

Those negative emotions become negative chi and are retained in their meat, and when we eat them we definitely are ingesting a lot of negative chi also.

Christians may argue that it should be okay for them. Remember that the Ten Commandments say: THOU SHALL NOT KILL. It doesn’t say thou shall not kill another human being, it simply says thou shall not kill. It’s encompassing any forms of killing.

By eating meat, we encourage more killing and this create some negative karma for us, more than that, eating the actual meat that is believed to have retained the negative chi will also make us absorbed those negative chi. Remember energy is neither created nor destroyed, but it can be transferred.vegan-pyramid-web-big

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Another Lesson on Karma: There’s Nothing Good That Will Come From Cursing A Person Using the Name of the Buddha or a Bodhisattva or Deity or Even A God!

Published Marso 10, 2017 by jptan2012

It is so ironic that some people will use the name of a god or a Buddha or a Bodhisattva to curse some people, thinking that it will make it more powerful or thinking that they are right to do this.

Saying – MAY GOD / BUDDHA / BODHISATTVA PUNISH YOU! – Is actually creating bad luck for the one who utters it and not for the one who receives the curse! And yes, saying that a person should be punish is a curse because it creates an energy of suffering for the one you hate, but unfortunately since you are the one who directed that kind of energy using the name of a God or a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, it will bounce back to you. Not because they will punish you instead but because the law of karma indicates that using a holy being for your evil desires will make that energy bounce back to you.

I cannot speak for the Christian or Muslim God, but in Buddhism, the Buddha or Bodhisattva are compassionate beings who are incapable of feeling anything negative. It’s all about compassion. In fact, when we do something wrong they through the merits that we generate will save us from hell or a bad rebirth (if we have enough merits). They never punish us.

When we suffer, when we have bad luck, that is because the law of karma. The Buddhas or Bodhisattvas has nothing to do with it. It’s part of the law of the universe where it is not controlled by the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas.

Obviously, karma is a very complicated topic. The Buddhas or Bodhisattvas has nothing to do with it, although they can help save us from some bad karma if we have enough good merits or if they shower upon us some blessings. Wearing their images or amulets is a ways of earning those merits. But they will never put upon us some negative karma to let us suffer. If we do something wrong, it is our own karma to pay. It can’t be passed on to us.

Having said that, and going back to the topic, cursing for somebody to be punished or suffer using the name of Buddha or Bodhisattva will only create negative karma on the person who wishes it!

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A Lesson on Karma: Do Not Get An Amulet with the Intent of Harming Others!

Published Marso 9, 2017 by jptan2012

Ridiculous as it may sound, even I was surprised, that there are people who would want to get a powerful amulet like the Vajrapani Ruel simply to harm others. I don’t want to get into details because part of the conversation was done in confidence, but the realization what the amulet was for came in hindsight.

You see somebody wanted to get an amulet just because this person wants to get rid of a person. I don’t think this person would do it physically, but this person is under a twisted notion that by getting an amulet it will this person so much luck to the point that the person that he wants to get rid off will pass away!

First, the amulet will not do that. It will not have such an effect, but simply thinking about it like already ‘spiritually’ committing an act of murder, and using an amulet for that intent, even if it will not happen creates so much negative energy and bad karma for those who intended to do it.

In this case, I had the realization in hindsight; this person is so bitter and angry. This person would always want to appear nice, but he is totally disconnected with the people that surrounds him. Even the one person who is supposed to be really close with him avoids him. All these are making her really sad and depress! I’m also quite positive that the hardships he is going through is doubled because of the very negative intent of directly inflicting harm with the use of a Buddhist amulet.

Did I mention that “the amulet refuses to go to him”?

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Chant – A – Mantra (10): Earth Store Bodhisattva’s Mantra for Eliminating Predicament Karma!

Published Pebrero 20, 2017 by jptan2012

Sometimes we find ourselves suffering from hardships with unknown causes. Sometimes, no matter how hard we work, money luck / wealth luck / financial luck seems to be quite elusive.

There are people who are beautiful, really nice, are kind hearted and good but real love seems to elude them.

Sometimes we all of a sudden find ourselves in a big mess without us understanding what really happened. Feng Shui of our house and office seems to be just fine but all of a sudden we are hit with a certain bad luck.

There are people who for some reason are just chased after by bad things.

This is because a little more than half of the unexplainable things that happens to us is caused by karma. These are the things that effect of the things that we did earlier in our lives and in our past lives and this is what we are paying for now.

If you are born blind, deaf, or if you were born in a bad family, bad place, or in poor family or poor country, that is karma.

We cannot escape karma, but sometimes we eliminate it or lessen it’s effect by reciting sutras, or by wearing some powerful amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet or chanting some mantras.

A lot of you are already familiar with some of the Karma cleansing mantras that I have shared in the past on this blog.

Today, allow me to share with you another mantra for eliminating predicament karma. And it is the very powerful eliminating predicament karma of Bodhisattva Earth Store or Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha.

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva’s Mantra for Eliminating Predicament Karma is as follows:

AN BO LO MO LING TUO NING SUO PO HE

As you can see it’s very simple and it would be easy for you to memorize it. Chant it 3x a day for 108x each time. And you will soon see that things will start to get better for you because you are slowly eradicating or eliminating your predicament karma.

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!
  12. 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!
  13. Chant – A – Mantra (6): Take Away Your Hindrance to Success, Wealth, and Peace By Chanting the Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara.
  14. Chant – A – Mantra (7) & Recite – A – Sutra (8): Additional Protection from the Double Illness Star and Double Wu Wang.
  15. Chant – A – Mantra (8): Creating An Auric Amulet (1000 Days of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra for a Good Prosperous Life and Ultimate Protection)
  16. Chant – A – Mantra (9): Essential Mantras to Chant for Each of the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac Sign Base on the Bazi Chart, 24 Mountain Stars and Flying Stars Formula of the 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster!

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