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Feng Shui Tips to Activate Mentor’s Luck

Published Pebrero 29, 2012 by jptan2012

No one can do things on his or her own. No one is able to achieve success on his or her own. Not only its is absolutely wrong and egoistic to say that I made it on my own, no matter how much the person really believes this, but it is also one of the greatest lie fabricated by mankind. On our way to success, no matter how intelligent you are, no matter how hard you work, we will need somebody to help us get to the top.

We all need somebody to help us. We all need a mentor. Mentor here doesn’t only refer to people who are in power who can teach us things or help us in achieving our goals, although it’s the primary aspect of Mentor’s Luck, mentor here also refers to people who may not be our senior in stature, age, experience, but are around us can is able to contribute to our success.

In Feng Shui, there a lot of ways in which we can activate our Mentor’s Luck, and by doing activating our Mentor’s Luck we start to attract people who may help us along the way.

One of the primary and basic tip in activating Mentor’s Luck is by being positive ourselves. By being truly positive, we start to exude a powerful positive aura, which in turn will attract people who are also positive.

We actually often here people complaining and saying things like: ‘Why am I such a magnet for losers?’ or ‘Why do I always attract bad employees/employers? Or ‘Why do I end up with horrible lovers?’ Well, the answer is because Feng Shui and personal energies attract the people that we project.

So the first and most basic tip is to become positive ourselves!

After doing the first step of exuding a more positive attitude ourselves, we can further boost our Mentor’s Luck by doing the following:

CRYSTAL CLUSTER. Another simple way of activating Mentor’s Luck is by putting a crystal cluster on the Northwest section of your room, home, office, or table. A crystal cluster, which has several ‘points’ of energy has the power to cleanse the energy of the Northwest section, which in turn controls our Mentor’s Luck.

Use Citrine cluster for business or financial mentor luck; Amethyst cluster for someone who can impart to you intelligence and skills in life, rose quartz cluster for relationship mentor luck, and clear quartz cluster for an inner peace guru.

PICTURES. Placing pictures of powerful individuals in the Northwest section of your house or room. Pictures or images carry their own energies, thus praying in front of a Buddha, Bodhisattva, Deity, Immortal, Goddess, or Saint (for Christians) is a very powerful tool to achieve your wishes. However, when I said pictures, I’m not referring to the god of your religion but I’m referring to people who you want to emulate. This can be pictures of famous people like HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, etc. I used to have a picture of Steve Jobs on the Northwest corner of my room, however, since his passing I’ve decided to take it out, because it’s too much Yin energy. Unless, of course, the person is a living Buddha before his/her passing, it’s best not to use a picture of a person who has passed away.

A friend who works as the country head of one of the largest NGO in the world was having a lot of problems in implementing their projects. She found herself losing patience and wanting to quit. She shared that she can just be like Mother Teresa, patient, truly loving, yet persuasive and powerful. I then advised her to put an image of Mother Teresa on the Northwest section of her condo unit, and in the Northwest corner of her office. She did! Needless to say 3 months after she placed the picture she gradually felt the effects of having the picture of Mother Teresa. The implementations of their projects are now smoother and they don’t meet as many hindrances!

Maitreya Buddha also known as the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha

IMAGES OF BODHISATTVAS, IMMORTALS, OR DEITIES. Placing images of some powerful Bodhisattvas, Immortals, or Deities in the Northwest section your office or house is another great way of enhancing Mentor’s Luck. Furthermore, if an image of Bodhisattva or Immortal, or a Deity is used, other than enhancing your Mentor’s Luck by blessing the Northwest corner of their energies, you also tap into their blessing. I think this is the best way of activating Mentor’s Luck.

Furthermore, wearing their images as a gold or jade pendant will also bring out Mentor’s Luck blessing from them.

Use the image of the Maitreya Buddha also known as the Great Happy Buddha, Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha, if you’re working in a very place where there’s an absence of harmony and happiness. If you wish to know more about Maitreya Buddha please click here.

The image of Kuan Kong is highly recommended if you’re the head of a department. One of my previous post will help you know more about Kuan Kong.

The image of the ‘Great Sage, Equal of Heaven’ Sun Wukong also known as the Monkey King or Monkey God is good if you’re in marketing, advertising, sales, or any other field that needs a lot strategy making and creative thinking. To help you better understand why Sun Wukong is best for people whose career involves marketing, advertising, sales, and strategy making, do read my post about him by clicking here.

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Feng Shui Cure Against an Hostile Boss.

Published Pebrero 22, 2012 by jptan2012

I got an email inquiring as to what she can do because she is currently experiencing hostilities from the manager of her department. She shares that she really enjoys working for the said company, but her new boss which was pulled out from another department is being hostile towards her.

Due to the ‘sensitivity’ of the matter I’m not sharing her name here. However, allow me to share with you my response to her which I sent through email.

It will be difficult to directly address this concern given that there are several factors that may cause the ‘hostilities’. One it can be because of your animal zodiac, another reason may be due to Feng Shui reasons that may be causing the hostilities specially if tables were rearranged when your new boss replaced your former boss. I the ‘cure’ can be more specific if I have more information about your situation.

Nevertheless, you can take some of the most basic Feng Shui cure for office hostilities. First, you can wear the Flying Bird DZI bead as bracelet, strung it with a clear quartz beads.

Flying Bird DZI Bead, also sometimes called Mythical Bird DZI or Harmony Bird DZI

Secondly, you can also wear a Maitreya Buddha or Happy Fat Buddha also known as the Laughing Buddha pendant. Wearing a Prayer Wheel pendant will also help in creating harmony.

However, you should also try to look deeper whether you might be doing anything that may be causing the said hostility. Analyze whether you’re attachment with your former boss might making you subconsciously not like your new boss and she might be getting this signal from you. Since she is your superior she might be manifesting this openly.

Hope these suggestions help.

 

A Mantra for Wealth and Harmony!

Published Pebrero 20, 2012 by jptan2012

This is a follow post of my earlier post about Maitreya Buddha entitled – THE HAPPY FAT BUDDHA: A REPRESENTATION OF MAITREYA BUDDHA’S BLESSINGS! The post has been one of the widely read post I’ve ever written and I was ‘bombarded’ by a lot of emails inquiring as to where they can get a pendant of the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha!

Most countries has a Chinatown, I suppose it would be easy to find an image the Happy Fat Buddha there. When it comes to pendant, what I have are my personal collections and I’m not selling them, you can just Google ‘HAPPY FAT BUDDHA PENDANT’ or ‘LAUGHING BUDDHA PENDANT’ and you’ll see a lot of online stores.

However, allow me to share with you another way of tapping into Maitreya Buddha’s blessing. You can do this by simply reciting his mantra everyday! His mantra is a powerful mantra to recite when you’re really in need of wealth. If you have money problems reciting his mantra will enable to find the solution to your financial woes.

Another use for the Maitreya Buddha’s mantra is when your family is experiencing a lot of bickering and fighting! While this may be due to some Feng Shui afflictions like having a mirror reflecting your front door, saying the Maitreya Buddha’s mantra will help in instilling some harmony. However, you still need to solve the Feng Shui affliction.

I usually recommend this mantra to be said after fixing a Feng Shui affliction of a house that caused so much bickering and fighting. Saying the mantra will help hasten the effect of ‘curing’ the affliction caused by the Feng Shui mistake.

The Maitreya Buddha’s Mantra is:

OM MAITRI MAHA MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA

The Happy Fat Buddha: A Representation of Maitreya Buddha’s Blessings

Published Pebrero 16, 2012 by jptan2012
Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha

Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha

Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha, as he is famously called by non-Buddhists, is undoubtedly one of the most famous and recognized image of a Buddha. The Happy Fat Buddha is in reality not a Buddha, at least, not yet. He is currently a Bodhisattva and a future Buddha who’ll replace the existing Historical Buddha which is Gautama Buddha or Sakyamuni (also spelled as Shakyamuni) Buddha. The Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha is in reality known as the Maitreya Buddha.

Buddhist scriptures states that we are currently under the ‘era’ of Sakyamuni Buddha, which is the fourth Buddha to have appeared on earth, there have been 3 others before him. It is said that his arrival will be at the time of the low point of human existence. He will come at a time where in mankind has forgotten about the Dharma (Buddhist teachings). This is not totally impossible because as shown in what is happening in Tibet, under the rule of China, the original Dharma is being purged and destroyed, albeit with extreme resistance from Tibetans and other Buddhists, but unfortunately, still with a lot of success. This answers why even after several recitations of Mantras it is still bound to happen, because it was prophesied in the Buddhist scriptures. In China, Buddhism has really taken a lot of different interpretations that are watered down. Buddhism, as any other religion in China, is closely monitored and censored by the government. Same thing is currently happening in other parts of Asia, such as Myanmar.

Going back to Maitreya Buddha or Happy Fat Buddha as he is normally called, is said to come when mankind is in need to be reminded of the Dharma. At present Maitreya Buddha is at present said to be living in Tusita Heaven, a celestial place where celestial Bodhisattvas are said to reside. In Tusita Heaven, it is said in the Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya Buddha constantly recites mantras and sutras for us. He also continuously gets lessons in preparation for his coming to earth where he’ll achieve enlightenment within 7 days and become a Buddha so that he can impart to us the Dharma.

Typically pictured seated on a throne either cross legged or feet flat on the floor, signifying that he’s waiting for his time, Maitreya is originally pictured as a slim, handsome prince. He is also usually dressed as a Indian royalty (India being the origin of Buddhism). As representation of him being a Bodhisattva, it is not uncommon to see that he is also adorned with jewels. A Khata is usually tied around his waist much like a belt.

Maitreya Buddha pictured in his original image.

Another representation of Maitreya Budda.

The idea of him pictured as a Happy Fat Buddha came about of what he represents. The Maitreya Buddha represents wealth, health, love, happiness or joy, success, peace, and harmony. In short, he represents what each person aspire for.

There are several stories as to why the image of Maitreya Buddha became that of the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha. In fact, Maitreya is derived from Maitri which means Loving Kindness.

One of the story states that the image of the Happy Fat Buddha came about because of the Chinese buddhist monk Budai. Budai either claimed or people saw in him the qualities of Maitreya Buddha (the written history about this are not clear) that when he passed away people started using his image as the image of Maitreya Buddha.

Another story claims that Maitreya one day visited earth to share the sutras, however, all the women are unable to absorb his teachings because all they can see is a very handsome young prince and they fell in-love with him. Seeing that his image causes women to be distracted he transformed himself to a fat bald man.

Still another story is quite simple. When Buddhism was introduced in China, they’re unable to comprehend some aspect of the teachings of Buddhism. For example, Kuan Yin is a female representation of Avalokitesvara, the ‘Male’ Buddha of Compassion. However, Chinese are unable to comprehend the idea of a very loving, gentle, compassionate MALE being,  to make it easier for the people to understand the character and teachings of Avalokitesvara, they decided to represent her with a female image called Kuan Yin or Kwan Sheer Yin (He or She who hears the cries of the world). Allow me to briefly share here that it is said that it is Avalokitesvara himself who instructed some Indian and Tibetan monks through a vision to represent him as Kuan Yin. This is not totally veering away from reality, because in truth, celestial Buddhist gods are androgynous, they are neither male or female, or it can be said they are both male and female. Since at that time Chinese always associates wealth and health with plumpness, and happiness, love, harmony with a happy face, these characteristics became the representation of Maitreya Buddha in China.

Personally, I believe that the 3rd story is the most plausible explanation.

When I come across a big image of the Maitreya Buddha as a the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha, or when I pray to him, I usually rub his stomach to signify the asking of blessing. It’s an affectionate gesture. However, never touch the head of a Buddha, because in Buddhism it is only monks, your elders or superiors who can touch the head of a person who is ‘beneath’ them.

Aside from ‘Happy Fat Buddha’, ‘Laughing Buddha’, Maitreya Buddha is also called ‘Metteya’, ‘Puy Lok Yah’ (Fookien term for The Happy Fat Father), ‘Mi Lo Fu’ in Chinese, ‘Mile (pronounced as Mee-Lay) Pusa’ also in Chinese, Miroku Bosatsu in Japanese, Mireuk Bosal in Korean, Phra Sri Araya Metrai in Thai.

Most of the images of the Happy Fat Buddha depicts him on a relax mode. There’s another image of him on his legs. Either of the two images are considered very auspicious.

Placing the image of Maitreya Buddha, either as the handsome young prince or as the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha helps generate his blessings of happiness, harmony, love, peace, wealth, good health, etc. However, in the Philippines it is easier to get his image as the Laughing Buddha. Also this particular image also gives a psychological effect for all those who see it. It reminds us to be happy, it reminds us to become positive, and at the very least, because of how he looks as the Happy Fat Buddha, it creates an atmosphere of happiness and harmony.

You can place his image either on your altar, or any parts of your house except in the bedroom (for married couples) and or in the rest room.

This is from my personal collection. I wear this pendant everyday. In choosing an image of the Happy Fat Buddha to be worn as a pendant, always look for the face. Make sure that it has happy jolly face.

Wearing an image of the Maitreya Buddha as a pendant is also very auspicious and serves as an homage to him. In return, you get to tap into his blessings.

When I was designing the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, a pendant that I initially designed for myself and for my family but has since then become a popular charm for my readers garnering a lot of very positive personal testimonies, my frustration is not having enough space to include the image of the Happy Fat Buddha. However, since I have a separate Happy Fat Buddha pendant I see no need to include. I’m just happy that the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT has since then become an instrument of good luck to a lot of my readers.

NOTE: This post was edited on Dec. 2, 2013.

An Unknown But Powerful Taoist Wealth Deity Called – Liu Hai!

Published Pebrero 8, 2012 by jptan2012

In my previous post entitled – FENG SHUI TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR WEALTH LUCK – I wrote about one of the most powerful and recognized Feng Shui tool to attract wealth luck, the THREE LEGGED TOAD. I was quite surprised by the number of comments and email I received inquiring about the 3-Legged Toad. For me aside from putting the Three-Legges Toad around the house, one other powerful and effective way of tapping into its ‘power’ is to wear a 3 Legged Toad pendant, preferably made in gold to make it more auspicious.

A lot of people will vouch for the effectivity of the 3 Legged Toad and while its a powerful wealth charm or amulet, it’s really just one in a slew of wealth enhancer symbols.

Some of the other famous wealth enhancers used in Feng Shui is to tapped into the power and wealth blessings of Wealth Deities. Some of them are The Monkey God called Sun Wukong who is reverred as ‘The Great Sage, Equal of Heaven’ which was featured in THE WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT; Kuan Kong (Guan Gong); Maitreya Buddha (Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha); some forms of Kuan Yin; Cai Shin Yeh; Tua Peh Kong to name a few. Putting their images in the house will help enhance your wealth luck, and wearing them as pendants will also help bestow wealth blessings on you.

The ones that I just mentioned above are some of the most effective and famous Wealth Deities. However, I find it surprising that a lot of Feng Shui experts has ‘ignored’ Liu Hai. Liu Hai is a relatively unknown, though I think he should be really famous, Taoist Wealth Deity.

His images show significant resemblance to the images of Chinese images of the Maitreya Buddha (Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha), and I think this largely cause the unpopularity of Liu Hai.

Liu Hai is an alchemist and court minister in China during the 10 Century. I think the ‘alchemist’ part is largely due to the fact that he is also a very good Taoist priest. It is said that at one time the Emperor’s court, during Liu Hai’s time, is running out of gold because of a war. They were physically winning this war but the scarcity of gold might impede their victory. The court facing the possibility of what in the modern days would be called ‘bankcruptcy’ or ‘recession’, the Emperor asked his senior ministers to look for a Taoist or Buddhist monk who can conjure a wealth blessing to his reign. It was said that they called several Taoist and Buddhist monk and while their was some improvement in their wealth luck, its not as fast as the court needed it to be. It was out of desperation that the ministers called for Liu Hai.

Liu Hai at that time is a shunned scholar. They think him a little eccentric because he would usually be seen going to the village well and stay there for a long time, laughing on his own, and seemingly playing with a something that is not visible to other people. And although he lives in relatively a very simple way of life, he is quite famous to some of the people who are in dire need of gold or silver (the currency at that time) because he thus gives them enough money, and he seems to not run out of it.

When he arrived at the court and was summoned before the ministers and the Emperor, it was said that he was so jolly that he appeared to be insane. When he was told of the need to have more gold coins, it was recorded that he requested for a big chest to be brought to the court. When he was presented with the chest, he then requested that it be opened. He then opened his gourd and seemingly whispered into it. The minister was said to have seen a small golden toad with ‘weird features’ to have come out of the toad and went out of the court, a few minutes after, the creature was said to have come back with smaller ‘creatures’ carrying ‘gold pellets’, they then soon filled up the whole chest with gold that the court fashioned into gold coins.

Liu Hai is said to have a name for his pet 3-Legged Toad. He calls the toad Chanchu.

Liu Hai Luring Chanchu with Gold Coins. A lesser known version of the story of Liu Hai is that Chanchu is a poisonous 3 Legged Toad and Liu Hai tamed him by luring him with gold coins.

Personally, I believe think that the story could have been embellished a little. However, what’s known is that Liu Hai is the only Taoist master who ever lived who is able to summon the 3 Legged Toad, in fact, if the were to be believe, it is said that he constantly travels with the ‘head’ 3 Legged Toad.

In Feng Shui, I can personally vouch for using the image of Liu Hai as a wealth deity. I also recommended Liu Hai to a cousin, and he said that the day after he has ‘invited’ the image of Liu Hai in his condo unit, he got the raise that he has been longing for. More opportunities to increase his finance luck has also been constant.

I don’t know where to get a Liu Hai pendant, because I believe that wearing one may prove to be very auspicious. I have been looking for one but can’t seem to find any. However, inviting his image in the house will also prove to be very auspicious. Unfortunately, getting an image of Liu Hai may not be as easy as we want it to be. I got mine in a small shop in Xiamen, China. I then found two more images of Liu Hai in Singapore which I bought to keep for people who might want to get his image for themselves. I have since then pass the images to a cousin and a friend of my mom.

When inviting the image of Liu Hai, try to get one that has the image of the 3 Legged Toad. If you’re able to get a Liu Hai without an image of 3-Legged Toad you can just place an image of the 3-Legged Toad in front of Liu Hai.

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