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Lessons from a Feng Shui Charm Hoarder (2): Learn to See the Power of Kindness!

Published Marso 6, 2016 by jptan2012

In the first installment of the series called “Lessons From A Feng Shui Hoarder”, I talked about JM and how her friends tried to help her to do the right thing by encouraging her to get the Vajrapani Ruel amongst other amulets or Feng Shui charms so that she will straighten her life. As shared in that particular post, JM wanted to get powerful amulets to fulfill her heart’s desire. As encouraged by her friends, I will try to convince JM to get amulets that will help her straightened out her life. We made sure that we don’t lie to her, although we sometimes have to resort not directly contradicting her. As you can see, it all work out for the best, her boyfriend had the courage to end their relationship, and her husband still accepted her despite of the fact that JM claims that the baby she was carrying was that of her boyfriend. It was later proved that the boyfriend is sterile and that she was indeed still sleeping with her husband even she made it a point to tell all her friends that they have been living separately. She didn’t care whether she has 3 daughters, all she wanted was for her boyfriend to take her out of the country, and she is using her pregnancy to do just that. Unfortunately, that was the reason why she hoarded a lot of amulets, Feng Shui charms at that time. Primarily the Vajrapani Ruel.

As shown in that particular post, No amount of amulets, Feng Shui charms, or crystals can make your ‘evil’ or malicious wishes come true.

Today, allow me to share another part of the story of JM. As mentioned, JM’s friends were the one’s who contacted me because they want to help her. Since it was FSM who really knows me well, she was the one who contacted me and sort of worked with me to ensure that JM will have the right amulets so that she can straightened out her life. As shown in the first part of this post (LESSONS FROM A FENG SHUI HOARDER (1): ONE’S EVIL WISHES IS NOT MATCH TO THE POWER OF AMULETS!) by giving her the right amulets that she needs, no matter her heart wishes for something malicious, some would say evil, what really happened was really to her benefit. Now whether she will learn from it and use it for her own good is really up to her. But I believe that aside from the amulets that she got, she really owe it to her friends, especially to FSM that she didn’t had a broken family.

However, the sad truth is, aside from being thankful to her friends, when she was about to get into trouble in her company because diversion of funds for her personal use (this will be discuss more on the 3rd part of this series) she use FSM an escape goat. I won’t be able to go into details, but what JM failed to see here is that out of her selfishness and maybe bitterness because she didn’t get to go abroad with her boyfriend and make them believe that the baby she is carrying is that of his boyfriend, she suddenly turned against her friends, especially she was later told by FSM that some of the amulets are really for her to stop being physically and emotionally dependent on men other than her husband.

What she truly failed to see here is the kindness of her friends, and had she seen that kindness she would have also seen how much her friends could help her and even without amulets thru the help of her friends she can have better life.Kindness

So you see the second lesson is learn to see and accept the kindness of other people, sometimes it’s all you need and not a powerful amulet. Furthermore, JM continuous to be a lonely person because she destroyed her relationship with the true friends that she ever had. No amount of amulets can get you true friends if you are not a friend also.

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A Calm Mind

Published Marso 7, 2012 by jptan2012

The idea to write about this again came from a reader who a few weeks ago contacted me to request for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

J mentioned in one of his emails that he’s just starting to understand more about the Buddha Dharma. A few days ago, he wrote another email inquiring as to whether there are mantras that he can recite for him to be calm and for him to have peace of mind.

A calm mind and peace of mind are two different things. The latter is usually achieved one’s we have come to terms with our past deeds and mistakes, it is also achieved one’s we have attained a calm mind. It’s a struggle. Having a calm mind is a precedent for a peaceful mind.

Since a calm mind precedes a peaceful mind, that it what I’m going to discuss now.

The first thing that you have to acknowledge is that it takes practice to have a calm mind. You work on it, it’s not something that you simply hope for and voila it happens right away. You have to constantly remind yourself that you want to be calm, that you NEED to be calm.

I, myself, had to struggle to achieve a calmness that I really need. I used to be a very hot headed person, not only that, since I was young my mind has always been hyperactive, I would constantly think about how things would go wrong, how people are doing me bad, I always think that all good things are done with malice and hidden motives. Because of this, I do get into trouble a lot of times. I was pretty violent and pretty harsh with my words and deeds; this kind of behavior is destructive not only to the people around me but also to myself.

There were a few times that I wanted to see a therapist to help me with my hyperactive and malicious mind. However, when I delve into Buddhism deeply, I found myself becoming calmer. I still do have those burst of emotions and hyperactivity, but I can honestly say that I’m now calmer and is able to control myself better. I also don’t really think a lot of negative thoughts and my being a worrier has subsided.

I won’t be able to pinpoint in on a single thing that helped me to be more calm, rather the change, which was gradual, is brought about different things that all worked together in helping me to have a calm mind.

First, understanding more about Buddhism has really helped. It helps that I understand that every action, every thought, every word has an effect. It creates karma, and whether that karma is good or bad depends on your deeds, words, and thoughts. The idea that reward and punishment is directly proportionate to your own deeds, thoughts, and words helped me to be more cautious and level headed.

Second, images of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Deities, Immortals also helped in constantly reminding me that I can always call on their assistance for me to achieve the calmness that I need. They had become a constant point of meditation for me.

Another very effective tool is reciting the mantras. All the mantras will definitely have a calming effect. However, to be specific in the purpose of the calmness of the mind the PRAJNAPARAMITA MANTRA, the MANTRA OF THE MASTER OF HEALING, more popularly known as the MEDICINE BUDDHA MANTRA are the two mantras that works well with trying to calm the mind. The Prajnaparamita Mantra is – TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA. It really is just GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA, however, when reciting it one needs to add TADYATHA OM. The Medicine Buddha Mantra is – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA.

Reading the various SUTRAS are also very helpful in trying to achieve a calmness of the mind. This is not only because at the point of reading you try your best to concentrate on the teaching, but more importantly, the Sutras really has such an effect.

Wearing a PRAYER WHEEL is also a very powerful tool to help achieve a calmness of the mind that we all need. If you want to know more about the Prayer Wheel do read my post – THE POWER OF A PRAYER WHEEL.

In my pursuit to have a calmer mind, I also decided to never watch horror movies because I find that the chi in creating a horror movie and watching them is so bad that it disturbs a person. It doesn’t matter whether you get scared or not, just watching it is enough to affect you in some way.

Wearing the image of the Medicine Buddha or the symbolic script of the Medicine Buddha Mantra as pendant also has a calming effect. I’ve previously discussed in length about the Medicine Buddha and about the power of the mantra. If you want to know more about them please read my post entitled – MEDICINE BUDDHA: A HEALER, PROVIDER, AND PROTECTOR OF BOTH THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL REALM – and – MANTRA: THE INSTRUMENT TO TAP THE POWER OF SYMBOLIC SOUND, SCRIPT, AND THOUGHT – respectively.

The WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA'S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT has the image of the Medicine Buddha on the front and the Medicine Buddha Mantra symbolic script at the back.

These are just some of the tools that we can use to help us have a calmer mind. There are other ways to achieve a calm mind, however, this would require seeing one’s BAZI and Feng Shui of the house. Thus, I’m unable to discuss it here.

But more than anything, the first step to a calm mind is the decision to make it happen.

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