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The Politician’s Lucky Charm or Amulet!

Published Oktubre 26, 2015 by jptan2012

It is once again election time, and whether we admit it or not, a lot of Filipinos now believes in Feng Shui and incorporates a lot of Chinese rituals to help ensure that they win the election on 2016.

Recently, a representative of a politician called me up asking for several pieces of the Vajrapani Ruel, I had to explain that the Vajrapani Ruel is very limited and that a person can only have one piece, a family may have 2 or at most 3, this is to give more family to have one.

I also notice a surge in the inquiry as to what is the best amulet or Feng Shui charm for a politician who is running for office.

Here are a few of my recommendations:

  1. Sun Wukong or The Monkey God. Read my post about this powerful Taoist deity or god and you’ll understand why wearing his image as a pendant is greatly beneficial to politicians. sun wukong
  2. Kuan Kong. I have written about Kuan Kong already and wearing his image will also give a politician a competitive edge this coming election.kuan kong pendant
  3. Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra. If you are in an area that is considered as a hot spot during elections because of hostile political opponents, I suggest that you wear a Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra this is to help temper the possible hostile energies.
    Front side of my Kuan Yin Pendant

    Front side of my Kuan Yin Pendant

    Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it's small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

    Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it’s small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

  4. Vajrapani Ruel. As mentioned on the very post about the Vajrapani Ruel, it is largely a protection amulet, although regular readers of this blog knows that there are a lot of different wishes that are fulfilled by the Vajrapani Ruel. A dream to serve the people should be one of them. Plus, given that Vajrapani Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva that of lightning and thunder family, it gives the people who has it the winning edge.

    The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

    The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.

  5. Surangama Mantra Amulet. To understand more about this amulet, I suggest you read my initial post about it by clicking here. However, bear in mind, that when a person wears the Surangama Mantra Amulet, one is surrounded by certain heavenly beings, thus giving a person a good and ‘charming’ aura; it makes a person more likeable. But more than that it is also a protective amulet, so it is highly advisable for hot spots also.
    Pure Land Buddhists believes that when you wear a Surangama Mantra Amulet, heavenly beings that has an affinity with you will hover over you.

    Pure Land Buddhists believes that when you wear a Surangama Mantra Amulet, heavenly beings that has an affinity with you will hover over you. Please note that this picture does not represent the actual size of the amulet. Actual size is only about an inch.

     

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Myth Buster 10: Lucky Rabbit’s Foot

Published Mayo 13, 2012 by jptan2012

When I was a still a young boy, I remembered being given a rabbit’s foot by my father’s friend. It was supposedly to be a good luck charm. While this belief is not as famous here in the Philippines as it is abroad, I realized that they’re a lot of people who really believes in it.

Nowadays, it is generally believed that a rabbit’s foot serves as a good luck charm for the one who carries it, but the truth is it really started out as protection charm or amulet rather than a good luck charm. It was first used as a good luck charm of young men during the times when hunting is still one of the basic way of getting food on the table. However, it’s use as a protection charm turn into lucky charm because when the world started to become more ‘civilized’ and ‘safer’, its appeal as a protection charm started to lose its appeal. It is then when it because a lucky charm and not a protection charm.

But it is really not clear whether when this belief really started. The most prevailing belief is that it started during the pre-Celtic era when young boys, are trained to hunt. One of the first thing that they’ll hunt for are rabbits, and they will be given the foot of the very first rabbit that they hunted.

Nevertheless, the question is is there truth to the belief that a rabbit’s foot is a lucky or protection charm. If you analyze the history that I just shared, you’ll see that the original use of the rabbit’s foot is not as a charm or amulet, but it’s more of a symbol of a passage from being a boy to being a young amateur hunter, albeit still a boy.

If you look at it in a Feng Shui perspective, a rabbit’s foot creates bad chi, thus it is neither a protection nor lucky amulet. One will have to assume that the rabbit’s foot is actually from a dead rabbit, in Feng Shui, anything that’s dead creates a Yin energy thus it is bad for humans who should be predominantly Yang. If we are to assume that it’s from a living rabbit, it still creates bad chi, because you will have to cause pain to the rabbit to get it. Something that is totally anti-thesis of Feng Shui and Buddhist teaching.

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