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Syria’s Gas Attack: A Disgrace to Humanity!

Published Abril 5, 2017 by jptan2012

Today the world is shocked as images of Syria’s gas attack was broadcast. There is simply no words that will aptly described the horror that this attack created. It is a disgrace to all humanity that such an act happened. We all have to do something about it, even if that something is simply to share the horror of it or just to say a short prayer for those who have suffered, are suffering, will be suffering to this senseless war!

For Buddhists please chant the following mantra for those who are suffering in Syria:

NAMO AMITUOFO!

TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

OM MANI PADME HUM

OM VAJRAPANI HUM

OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT

 

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Guide Lines In Going To The Cemetery!

Published Oktubre 25, 2016 by jptan2012

cemeteryThe month of November is a double black month in the sense that the #2 Flying Star, which is also known as the Illness Star, a star that causes not only illness but grave accidents is doubled this month in the center. Furthermore, the most dreaded star, the #5 Flying Star or Wu Wang also called as Five Yellow Star is doubled in the Northeast. This affects all the people whose rooms (office / bedroom) are in the northeast, or whose house door or office door faces northeast, but most especially, people born under the year of the Ox and Tiger.

We all know that this means the month of November is going to be bad for those who are affected, as mentioned above, but also we have to be careful about being sick and accidents. This will not happen until November 7, 2016, but since we are going through Halloween, it is best to take precautions.

The cemetery or a columbarium is negative place, it is a place where yin energy rules. So going to the cemetery might not be advisable especially since we are going through a yin month. This is especially true for those born in the year of the Ox and Tiger.

But All Saints Day / All Souls Day is a big deal for a lot of Filipinos. We really have to go to the cemetery to pay our respect to our departed loved ones. So what do we do then?

First, make sure you go there in the morning, and don’t stay until in the evening. Because evening is considered as yin. Then make sure you go there at a time where a lot of people are in the cemetery, because having a lot of people creates a lot of yang energy, so it is better to be around the yang energy while you are at the cemetery. I know some people would like to go there before All Saints Day / All Souls Day so that it will not be too crowded. But it is better to go there while a lot of people are at the cemetery because, as mentioned, you will need the yang energy.

Make sure also you wear your powerful amulets. If you don’t have the Vajrapani Ruel or the Kalachakra pendant or Surangama Mantra Amulet, wear something you really believed in and are powerful and that you are sure will protect you.

 

It is also advisable to wear something bright and happy. Don’t wear black or blue.

On your way to the cemetery alternately chant the mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani – OM VAJRAPANI HUM – and OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT.  Stop only upon entering the site where your loved one is buried. Then first thing you should do is light a candle. Light a red candle if he/she has passed away more than 3 years. Then use yellow if under 3 years.

Also if possible, bring a Mantra Box (a device that plays mantras – see photo) and play it there while you are there. It’s best to play the mantra of Amitabha Buddha – NAMO AMITUOFO – or – OM AMI DEWA HRIH.

mantra box

When leaving for a long period of time get a small mantra box like the one in the picture. Don’t get anythings that’s really fancy such as those with lights, they consume battery energy faster. These are more energy efficient and 2 AA Batteries will last for a longer period of time.

On your way out start chanting the two mantras again and then if possible swing by a temple and light an incense. If you can swing by a temple go and eat at a restaurant before going home.

When you get home, make sure you take off all your clothing and have them wash with a teaspoon of salt. You should also take a salt bath or shower. Remember that it has to be sea salt, rock salt, or pink Himalayan salt.

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Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!

Published Hulyo 11, 2016 by jptan2012

One of the most common questions that people ask me is what mantra to chant for specific things. However, I would like to state that if you chant mantras only in time of need, then you are not fully utilizing the power of mantras. I agree that there are mantras or combination mantras that one can chant in specific time of need. But mantras should be treated like vitamins. You have to ‘take’ it everyday so you develop resistance to negative energies or negative chi. Taking it at the time of need might not be very swift.

So the next question is what mantra to chant everyday. Today allow me to share with you the mantras that I chant everyday. Some of the mantras in the list were mantras that my Guru Lama told me to chant, the others are from various Buddhist monks or nuns, and the others are those that I felt I needed to chant everyday. You can come out with your own list, but these are find are very powerful when chanted everyday.

MANTRAS OF THE 3 MAIN BUDDHAS OF OUR TIME:

3-buddhas

The 3 Main Buddhas of Our Time. The one in the center is Shakyamuni Buddha, (left side) Amitabha Buddha, (right side) Medicine Buddha.

  1. NAMO AMITUOFO & OM AMI DEWA HRIH (Mantra of Buddha Amitabha) – Amitabha Buddha is one of the 3 main Buddhas of our time. Amitabha used to be human eons and eons ago. When Gautama Siddhartha or Shakyamuni Buddha (Sakyamuni Buddha) was about to reach enlightenment, it was Amitabha Buddha who sent the most powerful Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva Vajrapani, to protect Sakyamuni Buddha. His mantra is very good for protection and over – all auspiciousness. Normally, when a person is about to passed away, Pureland Buddhist and Zen Buddhist will chant his mantra so that the person will be reborn in the Pure Land, which is Amitabha’s dwelling place that can be akin to Heaven.
  2. NAMO PEN SHI SI CHIA MONI FO & OM MUNI MUNI MAHAY MUNI YE SOHA (Mantra of Buddha Shakyamuni) – Sakyamuni Buddha is the Historical Buddha because he is a Buddha who lived during our time. To draw parallelism, he is like Jesus Christ, who became a human being. Although Buddhism under Buddha Sakyamuni started about 500 – 2000 years before Christianity did. Chanting his mantra, will help you attain enlightenment faster and will also provide wisdom. Also it will help you understand the Dharma(s) faster.
  3. NAMO XIAO TSAI YEN SHOW YAW SHI LIO LI KUANG DRU LIE or TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA (Mantra of Medicine Buddha) – Medicine Buddha is the only Buddha amongst the three that is a Celestial Buddha. Meaning he is the only Buddha that has never assumed a human form. As the name implies, chanting his mantra will help cure diseases and prevent illnesses or provide you with health luck. However, what most people don’t know is chanting his mantra will also provide protection from accidents and will also provide wealth luck or financial luck. You can also read all the other posts about Medicine Buddha to know the benefits of chanting of Medicine Buddha.

(If you can only chant three mantras a day, please make sure you chant their mantras.)

Here are the links of my Medicine Buddha posts. And you will find His mantras and sutras within these posts:

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!

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Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual and Namo Amituofo: Some Clarifications

Published Nobyembre 5, 2015 by jptan2012

I received a lot of questions and clarifications about the “Sutra & Mantra Retreat and Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual” that my Guru Lama is conducting early next year here in the Philippines and also about my post earlier entitled – NAMO AMITUOFO.

Let me address first the questions about the Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual. The two – day Sutra and Mantra retreat is going to be from 6:30AM to 2:30PM, I think I wrote 2:30AM as pointed out by some readers. The Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual meanwhile is from 6:30AM to 11:30AM followed by a vegetarian lunch then we will resume at 1:00PM to 5:00PM. From 5PM onwards, Guru Lama will do short one – on – one blessings and handing over of a special Bodhisattva Vajrapani pendant, again everything is for free.

In my previous post I said Guru Lama will give out free Lama Atisha Amulet or Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras Amulet, this is going to be given to those who attended the 2 – day sutra and mantra retreat. These will be given only on the second day.

Going back to the Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual, at 6PM we will have a vegetarian dinner. Again all these are free.

However, as clarified with my Guru Lama during the Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual we will have the following:

Incense Offering

Lamp Offering

Fruit Offering

Flower Offering

Gem Offering

It is encourage for all participants to participate in all 5 offerings or in any of the offerings, but this is purely voluntary. For the incense offering, a donation of five pesos is requested to cover the cost of the incense, and 50 pesos as a donation for the lamp. For the fruit and flower you can bring your own fruits (except durian, marang, rambutan) and flowers. For the gem offering you can bring a mala, or any small gem or semi – precious stone, either real or faux will do. All these items will be donated to the host temple. I’m currently talking two different temples and possible three. We need a big hall because of the number of interested participants. I would like to clarify that the Vajrapani Empowerment Ritual is open to only those who has the Vajrapani Ruel but that person can bring as many people as he/she wants as long as they register in advance. For those coming abroad we can help suggest a hotel near the temple and as of now we are trying to look for a sponsor who will shuttle those coming from other countries.

Another clarification, NAMO AMITUOFO is not only for the dead or dying. You can chant Namo Amituofo any time and it will bring you immense blessings and protection but chanting to the dying will ease his transition to his next life. A reader called me alarmed because she chanted Namo Amituofo and she thought it might bring her bad luck because she thought it is for the dead only.

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Namo Amituofo: A Mantra That Has To Be Continuously Chanted to the Dying

Published Nobyembre 5, 2015 by jptan2012

dyingI was recently contacted by a reader from Singapore who wants to know what to do to ensure that when his 94 – years – old father who is gravely ill will have be born in Pure Land or have a good reincarnated life. He initially wanted to get either the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet.

To be fair with RC, he correctly assumed that the Vajrapani Ruel and Surangama Mantra Amulet could help make sure that a dying person is born in the Pure Land, which is the place of Amitabha Buddha (will discuss this on a future post), or Heavenly Realms or at the very least have good reincarnation. But he clarified his other reason is that after his father passed away, who was given a few months by his doctor, he will be able to use the Vajrapani Ruel or the Surangama Mantra Amulet to enhance his wealth and financial luck.

Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha Buddha

In the course of our correspondence, RC clarified that they are Buddhist and that his 82 – year – old mother is constantly by the side of his dying father. He clarified that his mother is still strong and lucid. I then told RC that he doesn’t need the Vajrapani Ruel for his father. All he can do is ask his mother to constantly chant Namo Amituofo to his dying father.

Namo Amituofo

Namo Amituofo

You see Pure Land Buddhists believes that if a person can chant Namo Amituofo or it is chanted to him at the time of his death, he will be guaranteed to be reborn in the Pure Land or Heavenly Beings or have a good human rebirth! Furthermore, the mantra will help ease the pain or the suffering of the dying.

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If In Danger Chant the Names of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for Protection!

Published Hulyo 1, 2015 by jptan2012

Today, I once again would like to share a natural way of tapping into the power or blessings or protection of a Buddha.

This happened a few months back. I had a business/project trip in a remote part of Zamboanga, since we have to catch a flight back to Manila, we decided that we should leave early to go back to the city because we were informed that the roads, since we are in a very remote place might not be safe. However, due to last minute concerns our departure for Zamboanga City was delayed. As a result we had to leave for the city in the wee hours of the morning.

A lot of people were against the decision to leave at around one in the morning, but those who decided they want to leave is more than those who wants to stay. I myself would have wanted to stay. The reason for pushing for us to leave is because flights have been booked and rebooked several times that we can no longer afford to rebooked them again, because doing so will entail so much money and not to mention inconvenience to a lot of people. The heads of our group decided to risk it because we have some military escorts anyway.

I was totally uncomfortable with the decision but was not able to do anything because we took the stance of heeding the majority’s decision, not to mention, the majority also has the voice of the leaders of the project.

Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha Buddha

So off we went. As soon as we set off, I decided to alternately chant the name and mantra of Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. I was determined to continue chanting it even if travel time is approximately 7 hours or until we reached an area where our escorts can guarantee safety even without them protecting us. So I began to chant.

medicine buddha

Medicine Buddha

We were a large group and we have a total of 7 cars, in each car we have either 3 or 4 military escorts each riding with us. We said that we should convoy, without breaking the sequence of the car. Meaning no overtaking. The first car will always be the first car and the last car will always be the 7th car or the last car. I rode on the 5th car, meaning there are 2 more cars behind me.

Again, I would like to stress that all through out I was alternately chanting the name and mantras of Amitabha Buddha (NAMO AMITUOFO / OM AMI DEWA HRIH), Medicine Buddha (NAMA XIAO TSAI YEN SHOU YAW SHI FO / TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA) and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva (NAMO KUAN SHI YIN PUSA / OM MANI PADME HUM). Approximately, on the 2nd hour of our travel, our tire hit something, which cause it to ‘explode’. As a result we got a totally flat tire! For some reason, the first four cars didn’t notice our predicament, and our mobile phones were not working in the area because of lack of signal, we tried informing them through short-range radio, but we are unable to get in touch with them also. The place was really dark and in a ‘middle of no – where’, we can’t even see a single house or light. All the lights are coming from our car and mobile phones and flashlights. But we have to turn them off because our escorts are afraid that the lights might attract ‘rebels’ in the area. Nevertheless, all of us in car number 5 were asked to get off while the driver and some of our escorts change the tire. As a safety precaution, all the civilians in car number 5 were squeezed inside cars number 6 and 7.Kuan Yin

You can see that a lot of the civilians are scared, some try to make light of it, but there was one of us who deals with her fear by getting with the first 4 cars, that they didn’t even stop or came back for us. To be completely honest, I was also a little scared, I believe in the power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but neither do I want to tempt fate.

To make the long story short, I continued quietly chanting, and after a short while that seems like eternity for us, we were asked to go back to car number 5 and off we went on our way.

After about 30 to 45 minutes of travel from when we had the flat tire, we caught sight of our companions, which are cars number 1 – 5. We knew right away something was wrong, because their tires were flat also and at several of their escorts were obviously physically hurt.

Apparently, for some strange reason, they were already quite far when they noticed that we weren’t able to follow. They wanted to go back for us but armed men attacked them. It was only their extreme luck that no one was killed, but all their valuables including mobile phones, bags, and guns of their escorts were all taken away. Because of our ‘accident’ we were saved from this, and all we had was minor trouble.

I, as well as other people in the whole group totally believe that we, cars number 5 to 7 were saved by some higher divine beings. I know Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha, and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva saved us. Our accident was not an accident; we were stopped to save us from a possible harm. Our escorts think that the group that attacked them was big enough to overpower 4 cars, but maybe not 7 cars, in which case if they see 4 cars they might resort to ambushing the cars by firing on it before stealing our things. It was a miracle!

I totally believe that by chanting the names and mantras together with my amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel, we were saved from harm.

On my next post, I will discuss why it was only car numbers 5 – 7 were totally saved and not cars 1 – 4.

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