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I Believe There’s Life After Death

Published Hunyo 7, 2012 by jptan2012

The title of my blog today is written on a personal note because this is a personal story.

But before anything else, I just want to clarify that I don’t want to impose this belief and I’m simply sharing it for sentimental reasons.

I’ve written this blog for quite some time now and I’m not really sure why I haven’t posted this, and why I have decided to post it today, I also don’t know. This post is quite personal, because it is a story about what I went through and about my father. As some of you may have notice, I do avoid being too personal on this blog, especially if I write about Feng Shui or Taoism or Buddhism, but today, I do go deeply personal. As I said, I’ve written this blog for quite some time now, in fact, I wrote this when we celebrated by Father’s death anniversary, which was early April. So it has been about 2 months now. At that time, I decided against posting it because I wanted the story for myself, I felt that it’s something that’s between me and my Dad who has passed away. The truth is it took me several years before I decided to share what happened with my mother, siblings, and my best friend. I really haven’t shared this with anybody outside my family and my best friend, but today I’m sharing it for reasons that I still can’t fathom. I just hope that it reassures some people who might be going through the pain of losing a love one that there is life after death.

As a Taoist – Buddhist, I believe that there is life after death, literally, because of reincarnation. However, is there life between this life and our next life? Again, in Buddhism, it is said that our consciousness never dies and we bring this when we are in between lives. However, the next question is there any proof that there is life in between our lives? You ask me now and my answer would be a definite yes. But there was a time in my life when I wasn’t so sure about it.

Several years’ back, at a time when I still don’t really focus too much on Feng Shui and/or my religious belief. It is something that’s there but not something that I really focus on too much. But life has its own way of teaching us a lesson.

There was one point in my life when I was really down. It seems like I really don’t know what to do, and worst, the company I’m working for at that time was closing down and worst, since I held one of the unit top-level position at that time, I was responsible for some people. These people are not getting paid because the company declared bankruptcy, and given that I was their immediate boss and I was the one who hired them, I took a lot of self inflicted blame as well as blame from my staffs. They were unsure about their future, worst, they were unsure whether they’re going to get paid or not. Of course, I was unsure of my future, and unsure whether I was going to get paid or not. But needless to say, my personal feelings should take a back seat and try to pacify my staff. Furthermore, I just recently approved the purchase of several products that we have to use for our company, again, needless to say, the suppliers are not going to get paid and they were chasing after me. They know that technically speaking I don’t have the responsibility to pay them, but they seem to have taken the belief that if they pressure me I might pay them out of my own pocket, or that I may be able to pressure the company I’m working for to pay them.

It was one of the lowest points of my life, and I really don’t know what to do. I know that personally I can go back to our family business, but the prospect of doing that is simply not very appealing because our family business is something that doesn’t interest me. Furthermore, a lot of my staff is my friends and seeing them worry about their future affects me, because I somehow feel that I was the one who pulled them to work for the said company.

As mentioned, it was one of the lowest points of my life. My future is bleak and I really don’t know what to do next. Every night I will have a hard time going to sleep because of my problems, and I would always seem to sleep light only. All the problems and sleepless night was starting to affect me physically and I started getting sick.

Then one night, I dreamt that my father who passed away 4 years earlier visited me, sat on my bed, embraced me and assured me that everything will be fine. I woke up, but I continue to feel my father’s embrace and can totally feel his presence inside my room. The presence was so real that I didn’t even doubt that that he was there. I also felt a very comforting, calming energy surrounds me, and I knew then that things will be fine.

Slowly, his presence started to ‘leave’, that’s when I notice that I’ve been crying. I’m not sure whether I’ve been crying in my sleep or started to cry when I felt his presence, but my pillow was wet with tears. I also know that it’s my father and not some random spirit because I can totally feel him. Christians would normally say that this kind of phenomenon is works of the devil. I totally disagree with that because I was totally at peace and calm, there was not even an ounce of fear. It simply can’t be a work of the devil.

I think that was the closest I was to my father, and it happened 4 years after his death. My father and I were never really close, and I think in so many ways he’s disappointed me, especially I pursued something that he doesn’t understand. He can’t seem to understand also why I would rather start somewhere else than be in our business. When he was still alive we argue a lot, but that visit made me realize how much he loves me. Ironically, I was closer to him in ‘death’ that when he was alive. But more than anything else, whenever, I’m feeling sad or troubled, all I have to do is recall that evening of his visit and I know that everything will be fine.

I believe there’s life after death. I’m happy and lucky that I do.

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Increase Your Wealth By Paying Homage to Yellow Dzambhala!

Published Pebrero 17, 2012 by jptan2012

A few blogs ago I mentioned about how Christians look at money as the root of evil.  Although no one wants to be poor, in a very strict Christian perspective, poverty is almost welcomed.  In fact, it is thought that a suffering, problems that includes poverty is actually a test from God. Please be assured though that I’m not anti-Christianity and neither am I criticizing the religion. I’m simply stating a fact and it’s not necessarily bad, it’s just that I don’t really understand this.

However, I believe poverty is an obstacle to understanding and learning the Dharma (Buddhist teachings). How can one have the time and strength to practice the Dharma if one needs to work really hard for money, if you have nothing to eat, if you need to survive, if you need to think about the survival of your family?

I’m not saying is that wealth is the only thing that can keep a person from pursuing the Dharma or for Christians the word of God. There are a lot of other factors most basic of which is desire.

The desire to gain wealth is different from being worldly. The truth is there are worldly people who are not even rich and there are rich people who are really very unworldly. There is nothing wrong with wishing to be wealthy, what is wrong is how you handle wealth. In Buddhism, one is safeguarded from being too greedy by its basic teaching of karma. Buddhist people knows that what they do now will have repercussions either in the immediate future or in their next life.

Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism all have Wealth Gods, and this greatly shows that they are confident with wealth and that this is not necessarily evil.

Allow me to ‘introduce’ you to one of the most revered wealth deity in Buddhism – Yellow Dzambhala.

In truth is there are different kinds of Dzambhala (also spelled as Jambala, Jambhala, Dzambala, Zambhala, Zambala), but the most famous one is Yellow Dzambhala, some say that he is the most powerful one. Yellow Dzambhala is pictured as a rotund or plump male bodhisattva. He usually has ornaments typical to that of the Bodhisattvas. His Buddhist practice, rituals, and mantras are said and done specifically for the purpose of gaining wealth.

All Dzambhalas are said to be the wealth giving form of Avalokitesvara, this means they originally emanated from Avalokitesvara or the Compassionate Buddha. Avalokitesvara is also known as Kuan Yin.

It’s considered auspicious to invite the image of the Yellow Dzambhala in your home or office. Every morning, you can also pour some fresh water on top of the head of Yellow Dzambhala with your right hand, while you chant his mantra 7 or 21 times.

You can also chant the mantra of Yellow Dzambhala 108 times a day; this is to tap into his blessing. When I was just starting my business, I would always chant his mantra everyday, and because of it, clients started coming in.

The mantra of Yellow Dzambhala is OM DZAMBHALA DZALIN DRAYE SOHA.

You can also wear the Yellow Dzambhala’s image as a pendant. Like I always say, fashioning an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva or Deity or Immortal into a sacred jewelry is like paying homage to them. On top of that by wearing their image you’ll also able to continuously tap into their blessing.

I was lucky to get an image of Yellow Dzambhala made from a semi-precious stone – Smoky Citrine.

This is from my private collection and is made of Smoky Citrine. I was just lucky to get this on ‘bargain’. This is about an 2inx1 1/2in.

However, I also recently was able to request my jeweler to fashion for me a sacred jewelry that has an image of the Yellow Dzambhala, but other than the Yellow Dzambhala it also has the image of the Medicine Buddha, Kuan Kong, Kalachakra Symbol, and the short mantra OM AH HUM on the front.

At the back are the mantra or sacred syllable of the Medicine Buddha, which is TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA, it also has the Wish Fulfilling Mantra – OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT, and the Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra – OM HANU PHASHA BHARA HE YE SOHA.  Furthermore, it also has the seed syllable of Goddess Green Tara – TAM whose full mantra is OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA, the Victory Banner which is a powerful symbol for you to achieve success and overcome obstacle, and the Lung-Ta or Windhorse which is a powerful tool to achieve success through wisdom. For those who career, business, and financial advancement, the Windhorse is powerful tool.

I’ve talked about this pendant in a previous post, and was thinking of calling it FULL MANTRA PENDANT then, however, in hindsight it’s not an appropriate name. I would also have wanted to include the Yellow Dzambhala mantra, however, considering its small, it would be too crowded, and so I made the decision to take out the mantra of Yellow Dzambhala.

This is the second pendant that I’ve designed. The first is WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT, while it’s a great wealth enhancer; it’s really more of a protection pendant from negative energies and also from the effects of the Bad Flying Star. The second pendant that is called WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is more of enhancing wealth, good health, business luck, and career luck. Furthermore, it has the Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra that also helps enhance your chi for you to be more receptive to the blessings of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas.

If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, you can read the following:

The WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is a pendant I designed for my and my family’s personal use. However, when I posted it here on my blog, people started requesting for it and since then there has been a tremendous amount of testimonials about how it brought some wonderful blessings to the people who wears it. Some of the testimonies are outright miraculous, while some has a gradual experience of changed in their life. If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following posts…

FULFILL YOUR WISHES AND GET BLESSINGS FROM THE BUDDHAS WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER.

ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A PROPHETIC DREAM, THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, AND A WONDERFUL BLESSING.

WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A MOTHER GAMBLED ON THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ FOR HER SON – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WINNING THE LOTTERY AND COMING HOME. DREAMS FULFILLED BY THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WISHES FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ AND A BIG BUSINESS BREAK WITH ‘WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT’ – PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF READERS

A FINANCIALLY REWARDING JOB, A FATHER’S FORGIVENESS, AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO ASKED FOR A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

SAVED FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA’S WRATH THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ONE AFTER THE OTHER TV AND MOVIE PROJECTS AND A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT BUSINESS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTOR

This post was updated on Dec. 1, 2013.

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