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Recite A Sutra (5): In Times of Conflict and Trouble Recite the Powerful Protector Sutra Called “THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA”!

Published Hunyo 20, 2016 by jptan2012

Several years ago, kidnap – for – ransom was such a big problem in the Philippines, that when you randomly approach a Filipino – Chinese, that person will surely have a relative, or a relative of a relative, or a friend of relative, or a relative of a friend who have been a victim of kidnapping for ransom. It was such a big problem here in the Philippines, and several of kidnap victims ended being dead.

This must have been about ten to fifteen years ago.

One time I got a frantic call from a distant cousin. Apparently her father – in – law was kidnapped, and she was asking for help as to what she can do. What mantras to recite to ensure the safety of her father – in – law. I was at a lost and didn’t know how to help her and so I have to call my Guru Lama.

My Guru Lama then instructed me to ask my distant cousin to recite THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SUTRAS, THE SUBLIME GOLDEN LIGHT. The sutra is also known as the SUVARNAPRABHĀSA SUTRA, or THE KING OF GLORIOUS SUTRA, or THE SUTRA OF GOLDEN LIGHT, or what is more popularly known as THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA.

THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA is a long sutra but is regarded as one of the most powerful sutra by some lineages. I just would like to add a caveat that for me all sutras are equally powerful and important, it really just depends as to how you use it.

One of the more noteworthy themes of the sutra is the importance for leaders of the nations, or even businesses, or towns or cities to strive for good karma, because their karma is connected to the ones or to the nations that they lead. Because it is said their karma may lead to disaster or the blessing of an entire nation. Hence, the sutra also earned great importance or esteem as a sutra for protecting countries and is often suggested to be public read to ward off threats.

Even Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives high regard to this sutra and has numerously stated that when a person is in danger that person should recite this sutra together with THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA.

Because this sutra is long, if there is no emergency one can recite a few chapters at a time. However, in times of danger it is best to recite the sutra in one session.

As mentioned my Guru Lama that my cousin and her family should recite this sutra and that if possible request for a temple to chant it twice to thrice a day until they have ensured the safety of her father – in – law.

My cousin and her husband did just that. They even requested the temple of my Guru Lama to do the continuous chanting, w/c they have to make a monetary donation for the various important offerings. On the fourth day, the father – in – law rang their doorbell. They were all surprised because they haven’t paid the ransom because the ransom that they were asking for a too high and they’re unable to raise the amount yet. But from what they are able to gather from the father – in – law is that seeing his old age, he was 76 at that time, they have decided not to tie him and just lock him in a room. At first they were quite rude towards him, however, as soon as they locked him up inside a room, they’ve pretty much left him on his own. He was not released, he actually sort of escaped. I used the term “sort of” because what happened was one day he just heard a commotion, as if the people outside the room were in an emergency. After that he felt there was absolute silence and that nobody seems to be around. That’s when he tested the knob and was surprised to see that it was not locked from the outside. He then cautiously stepped out and soon realized that the kidnappers are all gone. When he step out, he debated whether to call his family or not, but like most Filipino – Chinese he erred on the side of being too cautious and decided to just try to go home on his own. He found out where he was, and because he was dirty, somebody took pity on him and decided to bring him home, but again; still fearful he said he’d just ask for money so he can take a cab. Surprisingly the person gave him more than enough money for him to go home. He then decided to take longer route and when he was sure that he was not being followed that’s when he asked to be drop off his house. They never found out who kidnapped him.

My cousin, her husband, and her in – laws, truly believed that it is because of the reciting of THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA that freed the father – in – law.

Honestly speaking, although the sutra is quite long, I will always make it a point that this a sutra that I get to regularly recite at least once a week.

In fact, those of you who have the highly regarded and what is considered as the world’s most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon called Vajrapani Ruel, might be happy to know that THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA talked about Bodhisattva Vajrapani extensively. It is this sutra that called Bodhisattva Vajrapani as the “great general of Yakshas”. Thus when you have the Vajrapani Ruel and you recite this sutra, it will enhanced the power of your Vajrapani Ruel thus making it more effective.

Furthermore, other than Vajrapani Bodhisattva, THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA talks about various others Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. But we should not be deluded into believing that this sutra is only for protection in times of trouble and conflict. Because according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche is practically for everything even for financial luck, peace, harmony, etc. Allow me to directly quote him here:

At the beginning of the Sutra of Golden Light, Buddha Shakyamuni, the Tathagata, the Arhat, the Fully Enlightened, calls to anyone experiencing misery and affliction, bad health, poverty, loss, abuse, ill will, fear, nightmares, or other harms. He says to make the mind virtuous and to come and listen.

This “King of Glorious Sutras,” contains everything needed, from daily happiness to complete enlightenment. It contains a heart-rending practice of confession and rejoicing, profound teachings on dependent arising, reliable assurances of protection, guidelines for ideal government, and awe-inspiring stories of the Buddha’s previous lives, in which the Buddha shows how, even before he had completely eliminated the delusions, he liberated countless beings from the ocean of suffering through compassion and personal courage.

See how powerful it is. Hope this sutra brings you blessings and protection like it did to so many people. I will share other stories about this sutra in the future. In the mean time you can download the sutra by clicking here: The Golden Light Sutra.

Note: Light an incense while reciting this sutra will help double the merits of the act.

But remember, as always when reciting a sutra one has to chant 3x NAMO FUNDAMENTAL TEACHER SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

Followed by the Sutra Opening Gatha:

The Dharma Infinitely Profound and Subtle

Is Rarely Encountered Even In A Million of Kalpas

We Are Now Able to Hear, Recite, and Follow It

May We Fully Realized the Tathagatha’s True Meaning

Then recite the sutra!

You can read all the other post about the ‘Recite A Sutra’ Series:

  1. Invite Wonderful Blessings in Your Life by Reciting A Sutra!
  2. Recite A Sutra (1): Create Harmony and Peace Thru The Powerful Sutra Called ‘The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra’!
  3. Recite A Sutra (2): Get Healed or Good Health, Create An Aura of Protection, Attract Wealth, With the Power of ‘The Medicine Buddha Sutra’!
  4. Recite A Sutra (3): For Protection & Unlimited Blessings of Auspiciousness Recite One of the Most Powerful & Highly Revered Sutra Both in Tibetan & Chinese Buddhism Called ‘The Diamond of Perfect Wisdom Sutra’!
  5. Recite A Sutra (4): Attract Auspiciousness and Cure Bad Feng Shui with “The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra”.

 

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Life Saved and Battling Nightmare by Chanting Mantras – A Personal Testimony of a Reader

Published Agosto 14, 2014 by jptan2012

A few weeks ago I got an email from SD, single mother who works in the Middle East. She was requesting for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, our email exchanges lead to a phone conversation. I believe part of our conversation had me asking her to reconsider getting the pendant and suggested that she say some mantras instead. She mentioned that she indeed has started saying mantras.

According to SD, she used to have some weird dreams, dreams that are really scary and although she was unable to share all the details of her dreams she stressed that they are really scary. In fact, I can detect in her voice a little fear even if she was simply telling me about her dreams.

However, she said once she started chanting OM MANI PADME HUM the Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion – Kuan Yin, her dreams has started to become different, in fact, they’ve started to become ‘sweet’ dreams instead of nightmares.

When chanting a mantra its best to chant it in a minimum of 108x. To help you keep track use a mala bead.

When chanting a mantra its best to chant it in a minimum of 108x. To help you keep track use a mala bead.

Without going into details, I think and believe that a lot of her dreams are psychic in nature. I say this because of some of the things she shared with me about what’s happening with her life. Having said this, the chanting of the mantras didn’t just change her dreams, her dreams changed because her life is changing for the better!

On top of that SD also believes that constantly chanting a mantra helped saved her life. She was driving, when she lost awareness of what was going on, it was just a split second but all of a sudden she lost control of the car she was driving and was about to bumped into another oncoming vehicle. From how I understood it, SD chanted OM MANI PADME HUM, and luckily she was able to immediately take control of the car again and she lived to tell the story.

Sharing this because I know a lot of us, myself included, sometimes tend to simply focus on having some wonderful amulet or charm to help fight off the negative energies around us. For example, a lot of people send me emails wanting to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, but since making the pendant is very tedious for me because I have to count the bazi of the person who wants the pendant and because of production delays and other problems, I’m now making sure that the person really needs the pendant before agreeing to take on a request. However, SD’s testimony is proof that maybe if we put on time and effort maybe the personal testimonies about the chanting the mantras are going to be even more wonderful than the testimonies I get about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

So I say, lets all put it effort in saying the mantras and get to see what miracles it will bring us.

Preventing Nightmares and Sleepless Nights

Published Hulyo 30, 2012 by jptan2012

One quick tip to avoid nightmares and/or sleepless nights is to make sure that your head when sleeping is not facing a window, even if that direction is a good direction for you base on your Kua number. Doing so will attract a lot of yin energy which will make you sleepless or have nightmares.

However, if this is unavoidable, you just have to make sure that you close the window and cover it with a thick curtain. Blinds will not do because it still has small slits and thus yin energy will still come in. It has to be thick curtains.

Opening the windows in the morning is fine, but in the evening when you go to sleep make sure that they are close and is covered by a thick curtain.

Precautions to Take During the Hungry Ghost Month

Published Hulyo 20, 2012 by jptan2012

There are some things that you should never do or you should totally avoid doing during the Hungry Ghost Month, and these are the things that I would like to share now.

First, DON’T EVER OPEN A NEW BUSINESS! Doing this will definitely make the business success hard to achieve, if this is impossible to avoid, you should consult a Taoist and/or Feng Shui expert to get an auspicious date and time and so that they can assist you in doing some protection rituals that you’d need.

DON’T MAKE ANY MAJOR DECISION, SIGN A CONTRACT, START A BIG PROJECT during the Hungry Ghost Month. Again doing so will make everything problematic and you’ll risk not finishing the project or get into a legal problem.

Taoist priests and Buddhist monks says that ghosts in general like to ‘walk’ in dark corners and near the walls. Taking this into consideration you should NEVER WALK IN THE DARK, SPECIALLY IF IT’S NEAR A WALL. Doing so may have you encountering hungry ghosts that may inflict harm on you. Always remember that it is better to be in well-lit places and crowded places.

DON’T EVER MESS WITH THE HUNGRY GHOST OFFERINGS! I’ve discussed about the different rituals, which involves some offerings for the hungry ghosts. One should never play with these foods or offerings. Doing so might make the hungry ghost think that you are challenging or competing with them and they might attack you and cause some harm. Children should always be reminded of this rule.

DON’T GO SWIMMING! As mentioned in an earlier post about the EFFECTS OF THE DREADED HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, accidents increases during the hungry ghost month. It is said that bodies of water are an easier gateway for the hungry ghosts because in Taoism and Buddhism bodies represent the crossing over the spirit, and because of this hungry ghosts will usually look for bodies of water to help them cross over. A swimming pool is considered as a body of water. I personally have a cousin who died of drowning during a Hungry Ghost Month, and one of the most celebrated drowning cases in Cebu happened in a 2 feet deep pool during a Hungry Ghost Month.

DON’T GO HOME LATER THAT 10PM. ‘Witching Hour’ in Feng Shui and Taoism really happens when completing a 12 animal sign cycle. This happens between 10PM and 11:15PM. So it is extremely advisable for you to go home before 10PM. Generally speaking you should be home before dark, but if this is unavoidable do your best to be home before 10PM.

AVOID LONG ROAD TRIPS OR TRAVELING BY PLANE OR SHIP/BOAT. It is said that one is more susceptible to the effects of the Hungry Ghost the farther they are from their home, which has imbued your energy and thus has created a protection chi. The farther you are from home the more susceptible you are and they usually hit you at a time where there is an increase risk like traveling long road trips, or by plane and ship.

AVOID GOING ABROAD AND STAYING IN HOTELS. Depending on the hotel, the room may be considered a Yin place if the hotel guests are not as frequent as it ought to be. It is very hard to gauge this unless you know somebody really well in the hotel who can tell you the info that you need. If a guest does not frequently habit the hotel room, it is considered as Yin place and you have to assume that it is a place where hungry ghost will stay during the Hungry Ghost Month. Staying in such a room will give you nightmares and bad luck. If this is unavoidable, it advisable that you bring or ask for rock salt and sea salt with you and scatter it in the room. Also, bring some natural quartz crystals or amethyst will help ensure that the room is infused with yang energy.

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

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