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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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Be An Inspiration to Do Good: Another Unintentional Lesson from BM!

Published Oktubre 28, 2016 by jptan2012

My schedule the past weeks have been crazy, as in really crazy. One of my clients in my business has an upcoming big project, and we have been scheduling to go on a trip to this new site of their real estate project.

However, due to the fact that there is a lot of high profile people involve, it has been quite difficult to set a schedule. In a way, this affected my schedule also for my other clients but the worst part is this particular client asked to be prioritized but she in turn would prioritize something else. Out of exasperation I told her to just tell me when she has finalized things. And I made it a point not to call her until she decides to call me.

Then I got to talk to BM, my reader in Davao, and after talking to her, in which she didn’t actually offered any advice about the said matter, I decided to be humble enough to just call my client back because I think BM would have done this because it is the right thing to do. Let ego and pride go out of the way.

So I did call her. We still haven’t gone to the project site. But it feels to do well.

But guess what, who has a bigger good karma just because I did the right thing. It’s not me, but it’s BM. Because she truly inspire people to do good without even her having to say what to do.

You may also want to read my other posts about BM.

  1. Devastating Feng Shui Blunder Didn’t Affect the People Living in the Said House: A Story Of A Good Person With Good Karma!
  2. Unexpected High Sales Attributed to the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
  3. What’s Even More Powerful or Important than Feng Shui or an Amulet?
  4. Be Grateful for Miracles No Matter How Small.
  5. Is There Winning in Losing?
  6. Do Not Worry Too Much…Be Positive…Be Good.
  7. The Dreadful and Strong Five Yellow Star: Other Ways to Curb It (2) – Give Until It Hurts!
  8. Another Lesson from My Reader BM!
  9. Forget What I Wrote About People Under The Year of the Ox Having The Worst Luck This 2016: A Lesson From the Simple Life of BM.
  10. The Lesson That BM Unintentionally Shared!

 

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The Lesson That BM Unintentionally Shared!

Published Setyembre 27, 2016 by jptan2012

A lot of my regular readers are quite with BM already because I have written about her on this blog so many times. BM, despite of the bad Feng Shui of her house has had so much good luck, which also trickled to the people around her, because of the kindness and the goodness of her heart. BM is one of the most generous person I’ve ever met.

Today, allow me to share another story of BM, this time she unintentionally imparted a very good lesson simply because she is a very good person who religiously practice her faith.

Although BM believes in Feng Shui, and to some extent Buddhism she is at the root of her being a Catholic.

BM always go to church everyday. When I say everyday, I mean EVERYDAY. Although she admitted to me that she seldom prays for herself, she usually prays for the people around her. It is because she is seen inside a church that people have started talking and asking her whether she is going through a very big problem. The truth is BM has no big problem of her own. Other than some regular and common problems one encounters with running a business, her life is almost perfect. The problems that she has are not hers, they are what my Guru Lama calls, peripheral problems, meaning if BM doesn’t really have to take those things as her problems, but because she has kind, compassionate heart, she takes on those things as her problems also. But BM recognizes that she is blessed and her life has been good. And that is reason why she goes to church everyday, because she recognizes that she is blessed and at the time she continues to pray for other people.

Going back to what people think that she has a very big problem as the reason why she is in church everyday, she always tell people that you don’t go to church only because you have problems, but more importantly you go to church to be thankful for the life that you have and also I think going to church everyday is her way of ‘physically expressing’ her relationship with her God.

However, the bigger story is BM lately has earned a lot of media attention, an attention that she is thankful for but never seek or pursued, because she has been associated with a very high profile politician and his family. I won’t be able to go to details but it shows the trust they have for her. A lot of eyes are focus on her now because of this good luck that she has unconsciously nurtured for a very long time for the simple reason of establishing good will and simply because it is the right thing to do. But for BM this good luck that she is experiencing is a testament and a reason for people to learn to practice their faith. According to BM, now people will see that she is blessed because she goes to church everyday. For BM that’s the most important thing that because of her more people will see the importance of going to church everyday.

You may also want to read my other posts about BM.

  1. Devastating Feng Shui Blunder Didn’t Affect the People Living in the Said House: A Story Of A Good Person With Good Karma!
  2. Unexpected High Sales Attributed to the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
  3. What’s Even More Powerful or Important than Feng Shui or an Amulet?
  4. Be Grateful for Miracles No Matter How Small.
  5. Is There Winning in Losing?
  6. Do Not Worry Too Much…Be Positive…Be Good.
  7. The Dreadful and Strong Five Yellow Star: Other Ways to Curb It (2) – Give Until It Hurts!
  8. Another Lesson from My Reader BM!
  9. Forget What I Wrote About People Under The Year of the Ox Having The Worst Luck This 2016: A Lesson From the Simple Life of BM.

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Another Lesson From My Reader BM!

Published Marso 2, 2016 by jptan2012

Just recently I was talking about my reader BM. Regular readers of this blog may remember BM because I have written about her several times. Although she has received her Vajrapani Ruel, Surangama Mantra Amulet, I have written mostly about her compassion and generosity to other people.

Today, I would like to write a short post about her again. As mentioned I was recently talking to BM, and BM strikes me as somebody who can afford luxury brands like Prada, Hermes, Louis Vitton, etc. She can very well afford said brands because being a successful businesswoman (she has a salon business, a spa, garments which gets big projects, she also real estate and by real estate she has a building where she rents out commercial spaces), and she can very easily justify buying them by saying that she has to project a certain image to her clients. But she didn’t’ buy those luxurious brands. Why? Because she said it’s not fair to have those ridiculously expensive luxurious brands while some people continue to suffer. She said she would rather share that extra money with her staff than spend all those money for a single bag.

No wonder she is very lucky!

Yes, the Vajrapani Ruel, the Surangama Mantra Amulet, the Feng Shui Charms, these things will help us get a better life. But nothing is more powerful than having a good heart!

You may also want to read my other posts about BM.

  1. Devastating Feng Shui Blunder Didn’t Affect the People Living in the Said House: A Story Of A Good Person With Good Karma!
  2. Unexpected High Sales Attributed to the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
  3. What’s Even More Powerful or Important than Feng Shui or an Amulet?
  4. Be Grateful for Miracles No Matter How Small.
  5. Is There Winning in Losing?
  6. Do Not Worry Too Much…Be Positive…Be Good.
  7. The Dreadful and Strong Five Yellow Star: Other Ways to Curb It (2) – Give Until It Hurts!

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

 

A Hermit and A Monk: A Lesson on Reciting Your Mantra

Published Marso 20, 2012 by jptan2012

Since I started writing about Mantras, I’ve received countless emails and sometimes phone calls asking me about the right intonation of a mantra. I know for people who have just been recently introduced to the power of Mantras, it may be a little daunting because some of the Mantras can be mouthful like the Medicine Buddha Mantra – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA – or the Prajnaparamita Mantra – TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA. The truth there are other mantras, such as the Cundi Avalokitesvara Mantra – NAMO SAKTANAM SAMYAKSAM BUDDHA KOTINAM TADYATHA OM CALE CULE CUNDI SOHA (I’ll write about Cundi Avalokitesvara soon), that are way longer than the mantras that I’ve talked about on this blog.

I realize that this might be causing a little worry to some of you thinking that your wish might not happen because you are not pronouncing it properly. Also, because you might be agonizing too much on the proper pronunciation that you tend to forget to concentrate on the intent why you’re saying the mantra.

‘A Hermit and A Monk’ is a story that was shared by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, one of the most revered monks of high status.

Lama Zopa Rincpoche is considered as the one strongly propagates Buddhism to people who otherwise wouldn’t have heard of Buddhism. His work with Lillian Too also helped bridge the gap between Buddhism and Feng Shui, which was largely considered to be a Taoist practice. He is also task by the Dalai Lama to lead the Maitreya Project. A very ambitious project that hopes to build the largest Maitreya Buddha – the Future Buddha, in the world.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche first shared this story with the members of the ‘Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition’, it was since then shared with other groups like the Amitabha Buddhist Center (a sub-center of FPMT), and he also shared this with Lillian Too.

A HERMIT AND A MONK…

A monk visited a hermit, who lived alone on an island doing retreat. The hermit had given himself three years to complete chanting ten million of the powerful six-syllable mantra of the Compassionate Buddha. The hermit had been told that attaining this level of practice would awaken his yogic powers. The mantra was “OM MANI PADME HUM”.

The monk listened as the hermit did his mantra and, with the best intention in the world, leaned over to him and whispered:

“I think you have got the pronunciation wrong. This mantra should be chanted this way…” and he proceeded to demonstrate. The hermit listened attentively and then watched as the monk walked back to his boat to leave the island.

Ten minutes later when the boat was halfway across the river the monk heard his name being called, and looking around, he spied the hermit and heard him call:

“Listen to this, have I got it right now?” and the hermit proceeded to chant the same mantra but with the monk’s intonation. Astounded, the monk turned around and saw the hermit walking on the water next to his boat. In that instant he realized that the hermit’s faith and sincerity had given his mantra recitation far more power than he had realized.

As you will see, the story state that what counts more is the faith and sincerity in reciting the mantra. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive hard to do our best to recite them properly, but let’s not agonize about it. If you have faith and sincerity then it’s simply impossible for it not to work!

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