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One of My Feng Shui Forecast for this Year of the Fire Rooster Just Happened. What Can We Do About It?

Published Pebrero 21, 2017 by jptan2012

Every year I write a forecast that is base on the year’s Bazi Chart / Paht Chee Chart coupled with the 24 Mountain Stars Formula and the Flying Star Formula. This year was no exception, and regular readers of this blog or those who have read my forecast knows that last December 2016 when I posted the first of the three articles of the annual forecast, I mentioned that the peso would continue to weaken against the dollar. I specifically mentioned that there is a very strong possibility that we will hit Php 50.00 against the US$. And last weekend, that’s what just happened. Today, Feb. 20, 2017 it hit Php 50.24, which is the highest in 10 years!

I think it will hit up to Php 52.00 to Php 54.00 (although it might fluctuate a little) before it normalizes or become more stable. Some of you might say that this is temporary, or we don’t feel the effect anyway. Well, we don’t really feel it yet, maybe because we are middle class or upper class, but some people especially in the lower income bracket are already feeling it, and we should all the feel effects in the next few weeks. I haven’t done the chart for next year, but this is not temporary, at least not for this year.

Why am I writing this?

Modesty aside as some readers has pointed out my batting average for my forecasts are quite high. The very forecast that I wrote about that actually come to fruition is about the Yolanda Calamity in Leyte. To this day, I’m quite positive that I’m the only Feng Shui writer who wrote about it pre – calamity and specifically mentioned that it will happened in Visayas and that a shortage of food might happened because of the said calamity. It was followed with the forecast of unnatural hot climate, which also happened. Then I also talked about the earthquake in Nepal, which also happened. For last year, I wrote about the possible financial instability that may happen mid – year to end of the year, and unfortunately this also happened, because the Philippine peso started to get weaker against the dollar since towards the middle of the year.

I’m enumerating these things not to pat my own shoulder and say well done with the forecast, but rather I need to establish that there is a certain level of accuracy that I hit. And I think I’m also the only Feng Shui writer who has said that we might hit Php 50.00 against the US$ in the first quarter. And so far, I hit that also. What I’m driving at is it is better to be ready for a possible calamity, which is will likely be man – made towards the end of the 3rd quarter or at the start of 4th quarter. For those who have a weak financial luck or wealth luck or money luck this year would be very well to get ready and save up for the ‘winter’ to keep you ‘warm’.

You can chant the following mantras everyday for this year (108X each):

OM MANI PADME HUM

OM VAJRAPANI HUM

OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM

OM DZAMBHALA DZALIN DRAYE SOHA

OM PADMO KRODA ARYA DZAMBHALA HRIH DAYA HUM PHAT

Furthermore, it is very good if you carry with you a powerful amulet like the Vajrapani Ruel(1), and for everybody it would be nice to wear citrine and an image of Earth Store Bodhisattva (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) pendant made of gold.

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Chant – A – Mantra (9): Essential Mantras to Chant for Each of the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac Sign Base on the Bazi Chart, 24 Mountain Stars and Flying Stars Formula of the 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster!

Published Enero 26, 2017 by jptan2012

In the following posts:

  1. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Star, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: A Balanced Chart But Conflicting Year (Part 1)
  2. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi Chart, Flying Stars Formula, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: A Balance Chart But A Conflicting Year! (Part 2)
  3. 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui Forecast for the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac Signs (Chinese Horoscope)!

I wrote about the year’s forecast and the essential cures for each of the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac. You will notice that each of the signs has different kind of luck and different kind of cures or enhancers that they need. However, due to some of the effects of the year’s energies base on the Bazi Chart / Paht Chee Chart there is some cures or enhancers that we all need. I’m specifically talking about the wearing of a citrine bracelet, a gold pendant image of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (also called Earth Store Bodhisattva or Di Zhang Wang Pu Sa)!

A lot of my readers have been asking also as to what are the essential mantras to chant this year. Last year, it was the OM VAJRASATTVA HUM and OM VAJRAPANI HUM. This year it will be extremely helpful if we can all chant OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM everyday. However, I would like to share with you also some specific mantras for each Chinese Animal Zodiac that you can chant. Some of you will have more than one.

RAT:

OM MAITRI MAHA MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA

 

OX:

NAMO RAN DENG FO

The 20 and 56 – year – old Ox should additionally chant the mantra of the Red Dzambhala: OM DZAMBHAL DZALIN DRAYE DHANAM MEDIHI HRIH DAKINI DZAMBHALA SAMBHARA SOHA

 

TIGER:

NAMO WU PIAN SHEN DRU LAY (pronounced as Lie)

 

RABBIT:

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADME SIDHI HUM

 

DRAGON:

OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA

 

SNAKE:

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

 

HORSE:

OM VAJRAPANI HUM

OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT

NAMO QIE LAN PUSA

OM AMI DEWA HRIH

OM MANI PADME HUM

 

SHEEP:

OM AMI DEWA HRIH

OM VAJRAPANI HUM

OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT

 

MONKEY:

OM VAJRAPANI HUM

OM DZAMBHALA DZALIN DRAYE SOHA

 

ROOSTER:

NAMO SAPTANAM SAMYAKSAM BUDDHA KOTINAM TADYATHA OM CHALE CHULE CHUNDI SOHA

OM VAJRASATTVA HUM

 

DOG:

TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAYRE BHAYRE SAUMA SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADISHTHANA ADISHTITE SOHA OM SARVA TATHAGATHA USHNISHA SITATAPUTRA HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SOHA

TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHKENANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

 

PIG:

HUM VAJRA PHAT OM VAJRA CHANDA MAHA RO KHA NA HUM PHAT

TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

 

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!
  3. Chant – A – Mantra (3a): Daily Mantras to Chant!
  4. Chant – A – mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!
  5. Chant – A – Mantra (3c): Daily Mantras to Chant – Mantras for Protection, Business and Career, Wealth!
  6. Chant – A – Mantra (3d): Daily Mantras to Chant – Health, Wealth, Liberty from Negativities!
  7. Chant – A – Mantra (3e): Daily Mantras to Chant – Two Powerful Mantras that Brings In Loads of Blessings!
  8. Chant – A – Mantra (3f): Daily Mantras to Chant – Protective Mantras!
  9. Chant – A – Mantra (3g): Daily Mantras to Chant – Wealth Luck, Financial Luck, and Money Luck Granting Mantras!
  10. Chant – A – Mantra (3h): Daily Mantras to Chant – Karma Cleansing and Obstacle Destroying Mantras!
  11. Chant – A – Mantra (4): Effective Mantras to Chant During the Hungry Ghost Month!
  12. Chant – A – Mantra (5): When Experiencing Some Bad Luck On A Project After A Feng Shui Blunder, Chant A Mantra to Bring Back Some Auspiciousness!
  13. Chant – A – Mantra (6): Take Away Your Hindrance to Success, Wealth, and Peace By Chanting the Mantra of Cundi Avalokitesvara.
  14. Chant – A – Mantra (7) & Recite – A – Sutra (8): Additional Protection from the Double Illness Star and Double Wu Wang.
  15. Chant – A – Mantra (8): Creating An Auric Amulet (1000 Days of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra for a Good Prosperous Life and Ultimate Protection)

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Let Us All Pray for Peace and Protection for the Philippines and Asia!

Published Hulyo 15, 2016 by jptan2012

The Philippines is currently in a very volatile situation, we just won the in the international court in The Hague, and while there is much reason to celebrate; the country was also put in a compromising situation. Why? Because China is a big bully and it is clear that they won’t honor the ruling and in fact has already called it null and void. The Philippines interim Department of Foreign Affairs secretary, Perfecto Yasay, who was involve in a controversy when he was still a SEC Chairman, has acknowledge this but unfortunately he has offered a less appealing ‘solution’ which earned him the ire of many Filipinos.

I will no longer go into the details of the matter. Simply Google it and you would know what is the case all about. Whether it is called South China Sea or West Philippine Sea, one thing is clear, the country is in a volatile situation at the moment. Worst situation is go into war, and while other countries has started to show their support by sending forces in the country, when China declares war with us and if with our without allies it is going to be a delicate and precarious situation with us.

It is because of this I strongly urge all my readers to please pray for the Philippines and the Southeast Asian countries. Please pray the following mantras everyday, 108 times a day each mantra, for the next 6 months:

  1. OM AMI DEWA HRIH
  2. OM MUNI MUNI MAHĀ MUNI YE SOHA
  3. TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA
  4. OM MANI PADME HUM
  5. OM MAITRI MAHĀ MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA
  6. OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM
  7. OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUR PUNYE JNANA PUSHTIM KURU SOHA
  8. OM VAJRAPANI HUM
  9. OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT
  10. TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAYRE BHAYRE SAUMA SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADISHTANA ADISHTITE SOHA OM SARVA TATHAGATHA USHNISHA SITATAPUTRA HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SOHA

Then you can recite the following sutras everyday also:

  1. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
  2. The Diamond SutraEarth Store Bodhisattva Sutra
  3. The-Sutra-On-The-Original-Vows-And-Merits-Of-The-Medicine-Master-Lapis-Lazuli-Light-Tathagata or Medicine Sutra

Lastly, you can also offer oil, flowers, light (candle or synthetic), fruits and vegetables to images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for peace and protection.

Dedicate all the merits of these deeds to the protection of the Philippines and SEA and also for peace.

Furthermore, those who have the Vajrapani Ruel, which is regarded as the most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon, or the Surangama Mantra Amulet can help by putting the Vajrapani Ruel on top of the Philippines in a printed map, and the Surangama (also spelled as Shurangama) Mantra Amulet at center of Asia.

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Chant – A – Mantra (3b): Daily Mantras to Chant – The 4 Main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism!

Published Hulyo 12, 2016 by jptan2012

In the preceding post, I briefly talked about the importance of chanting mantras daily. Sometimes, chanting mantras takes getting used to and the more we do it, the more we get used to it, the more it is easier for us to learn new mantras. But more than that, chanting mantras should be considered like taking vitamins, we have to take it everyday for us to build resistance, and in this case resistance to negative chi. Furthermore, aside from building resistance to negative chi or negative energies, chanting mantras daily makes us more attuned to the cosmic energy of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas whose mantra we are chanting, not to mention it makes more attuned to the cosmic energy in general.

While we won’t be able to recite the entire mantras daily, because some of them are long and there are really a lot of mantras available for us. Chanting daily mantras of selected Buddhas or Bodhisattvas will also make us, as mentioned earlier, more attuned with the cosmic energy, to the divine cosmic energy of the world of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, in such a manner that when we have to chant a specific mantra for a specific purpose, because we already have a ‘relationship’ with the divine cosmic energy, it is easier for us to be attuned to the energy of the new mantra we are chanting, even this is for only a specific purpose.

Yesterday, I shared with you the initial list of the mantras I chant daily. Namely of the 3 main Buddhas of our time and they are Amitabha Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha (Sakyamuni Buddha) and the only celestial Buddha among the three, Medicine Buddha.

Note: Medicine Buddha is the simplified name. Medicine Buddha’s formal name is Bhaisajya – guru – vaidūrya – prabhā – raja or King of Medicine Master and Lapis Lazuli Light. His Tibetan common name is Bhaisajyaguru.

Today, allow me to share with you the other mantras that I chant everyday. They are 4 Main Buddha of Chinese Buddhism, especially for Pure Land Buddhism and Zen Buddhism.

Note: Zen Buddhism although has Japanese name actually started in China. It’s the English-speaking world that ‘popularized’ Zen Buddhism, but in reality it is called Chan Buddhism.

THE 4 MAIN BODHISATTVAS WHOSE MANTRAS I CHANT EVERYDAY ARE THE FOLLOWING:kuan Yin3 white

  1. NAMO DA PEI KWAN SHI YIN PU SA & OM MANI PADME HUM (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin) – Kuan Yin (also known as Avalokitesvara, Kannon, and also spelled as Guan Yin, Kwan Yin, Gwan Yin) is more popularly known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Sometime people also refer to her as the Buddha of Compassion (although she is not a Buddha) or Goddess of Mercy (although she is also not a Goddess). I have written about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva many times, so I will put the link to those articles below. But it should be noted that perhaps Kuan Yin Bodhisattva is perhaps the most famous and most revered Bodhisattva in all lineage and school of Buddhism. She has become so famous that even the Taoist has adopted her as one of their Goddess. I personally make sure that I always chant her mantra.You can read more about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva by clicking on the links below:

 

  • NAMO DA YUAN DI ZHANG WANG PU SA and OM AH KSTIGARBHA THALENG HUM and OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Great Vow, Ksitigarbha) – Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is known to have committed to the Buddha that he will not enter Buddhahood unless he has freed all sentient beings from hell or from being a hungry ghost. This is his great vow. Chanting his mantra will help ensure that we are freed from suffering and help ensure a good rebirth. To under stand Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva better please read: Ksitigarbha Buddha is a Bodhisattva Who Vowed to Help All Those Who Suffer in Hell and In this World.

    Samantabhadra

    Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

  1. NAMO DA XING PU XIAN PU SA and OM AH HUM AH A KAR SA LE OD A YANG OM DU (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Great Conduct, Samantabhadra) – Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva known for her great conduct. She is also known as the Bodhisattva of Truth, because it is her sincerest desire the real truth be exposed does she has the famous TEN GREAT VOWS OF BODHISATTVA SAMANTABHADRA, where in each item of those vows has something to do with the permanent truth of Buddhism.

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    Manjushri is a disciple of Sakyamuni Buddha. He is also a great Bodhisattva.

  1. NAMO DA ZHI WUN SHU SHI LI PU SA and OM A RA PA CHA NA DHI (Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri) – Manjushri Bodhisattva (also spelled as Manjushree) is a Bodhisattva known for his commitment to make all sentient beings attained the perfect wisdom or full enlightenment. He is usually depicted holding a sword and a sutra book. The sword represents the slashing of false knowledge, and the sutra book represents that we are only able to attained perfect wisdom with the help of the sutra or words of the Historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. Chanting the mantra of Bodhisattva Manjushri will help us attain wisdom and guide us in making our daily decisions.

So you see, aside from the mantras of the 3 main Buddhas of our time, I also chant the mantras of the 4 main Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism. But that’s not all, in my succeeding posts, I will share with you the other mantras I chant everyday.

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

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Fifteen Merit Days: A Gift From the Heaven to Help Protect Us From the Ill Effects of the Year! (Part 2)

Published Pebrero 5, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post, which is also the 1st part of this post, I talked about what I call the ‘Fifteen Merit Days’ that will happen on Feb. 8, 2016 to Feb. 22, 2016. As mentioned in that post, it is very rarely that the Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year will happen at the same time, and because of this it created a special Fifteen Merit Days that can help protect us from the ill effects of the year and also create good karma for us.

Any good deeds are going to be have doubled or tripled merits.

But today, allow me some of the traditional way to earn merits on the said 15 Merit Days.

Chant the following mantras and Buddha or Bodhisattva names:

  1. Amitabha Buddha Mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRIH)
  2. Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra (OM MUNI MUNI MAHAY MUNI YE SOHA)
  3. Medicine Buddha Mantra (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA)
  4. Mantra of the Compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara / Kuan Yin (OM MANI PADME HUM)
  5. Mantra of Ksitigarbha Buddha (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM)
  6. Name of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (NAMO TA XING PU XIEN PUSA)
  7. Mantra of Bodhisattva Manjushri (OM A RA PA TSA NA DHIH)
  8. Wish Fulfilling Manta and Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra (OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT & OM HANU PASHA BHARA HEYE SOHA)
  9. Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani (OM VAJRAPANI HUM)
  10. Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrasattva (OM VAJRASATTVA HUM)

Recite the following Sutras:

  1. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra (Heart Sutra)
  2. The Diamond Cutter Sutra
  3. Sutra of the Medicine Buddha
  4. The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra
  5. The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra
  6. The Sutra on Impermanence

To do all these, it usually takes me 2 hours to finish all. You can omit some of the mantras or sutras mentioned on the list. However, remember the more you are able to do the more merit you’ll get. I especially recommend this to people who are sick or have a family who are sick and people born under the sign of the Ox and Tiger and also those who stay in the Northeast.

It will also be good if you can make vegetarian and fruit offering in the temple, as well as light and incense offering. Prostrating in front of an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva will also likewise add some merits.

Please note that you can add other mantras or sutras. Especially the Mantra of Goddess Tara, Yellow Dzambhala, and Maitreya Buddha.

Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.

  1. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stars, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 1)
  2. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi, Flying Stats, and 24 Mountain Stars Formula: An Imbalance Year Filled With A Number of Good Stars (Part 2)
  3. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey 12 Animal Chinese Zodiac Feng Shui Forecast
  4. Illness Suppression Amulet: A Must Have Anti – Illness and Anti – Accident Amulet for 2016 and Beyond.
  5. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways To Curb Its Effects. (Part 1)
  6. The Dreadful and Stronger Five Yellow Star of 2016: Other Ways to Curb Its Effects – Give Until It Hurts! (Part 2)
  7. Should We Put the ‘Salt Water Cure’ at the Center of our House this 2016?
  8. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey is a Black Year. What Then is a Black Year?
  9. People Born Under the Sign of the Ox and Tiger and People Who Stay in the Northeast Should Constantly Do These Things in 2016!
  10. Managing the Pervasive Illness and Accident Energies of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey!
  11. The Energy of the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Comes In As Early as January!
  12. Two of the Most Important Cure this 2016!
  13. Heed the Warning Signs and Prevent Them From Happening…
  14. 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Water and Flower Ritual.

 

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Going Back to the Basic Cures Helped Save a Mother and Her Baby!

Published Hunyo 26, 2015 by jptan2012
Photo uploaded from Google Images.

Photo uploaded from Google Images.

After reading the very first blog article about the Vajrapani Ruel(1) called – THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL AMULET IN THE BUDDHIST PANTHEON CALLED VAJRAPANI RUEL, GD decided that he wants to have it. However, as I have said, some people might find the price of the Vajrapani Ruel(2) quite expensive, and GD can’t afford it at that time.

I inquired as to what is GD’s reason as to why he wants to get the Vajrapani Ruel(3). According to GD, he feels that he needs the Vajrapani Ruel(4) for his wife who is about to give birth, but that the doctor says that because of some complications, he thinks that GD’s wife will have to go through caesarian and it might be a difficult procedure. GD further said that the doctor has warned them that they might lose their baby in the process.

GD searched the web for ‘supernatural’ help because he was desperate and somebody told him to try Feng Shui. That’s when he landed on my blog. However, as mentioned, he was unable to afford the Vajrapani Ruel(5) because he needs every single centavo that he can save for the possible very high hospital bills.

I told GD that I would help light some incense for him and his wife and their baby, which I religiously did every day. I also told him that the Vajrapani Ruel (6) although quite powerful, one need not have it to be able to tap into the power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. I told GD, who is a Catholic, to go back to the basic cures, which fervent prayers to his God, and if he wants to try Buddhism, he can chant mantras and read sutras. It took some time for me to explain everything to him because he is totally clue less about Buddhism, and Feng Shui. But I was able to successfully give him all the mantras that I think he needs to recite and the sutras that he needs to read.om-mani-padme-hum

I told him he could chant the following mantras everyday and read the following sutras as often as he can:

  1. Medicine Buddha Mantra – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA
  2. Mantra of Compassionate Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin – OM MANI PADME HUM
  3. Amitabha Buddha Mantra – OM AMI DEWA HRIH
  4. Mantra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva – OM KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM
  5. Medicine Buddha Sutra
  6. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra

GD dedicatedly did all these. He would recite all the mantras everyday; he would wake up early so that he can recite them everyday. And he recites 10 full malas of each mantra everyday. He also told his wife, mom, and mother – in – laws and friends and other relatives who would be willing to chant the mantras as well. Furthermore, he would read the whole Medicine Buddha Sutra aloud every day, sometimes twice a day. And for the Ksitigarbha Buddha Sutra, which is quite long, he would read it aloud across 7 days of the week, so that he would finish one sutra a week.

Needless to say, all his sincerity in chanting the mantras and reading the sutras paid off. Both his wife and child are now safe, and the most surprising of all they went through normal delivery with a breeze. His wife’s doctor was also quite surprised, because he was already preparing for a caesarian (caesarean) procedure when here comes the baby’s head, wanting to be born the normal way.

According to GD both he and his wife has committed to chant all the mantras mentioned above, and to read the sutras everyday for the rest of their life!

As you can see, while I believe in the power of amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel(7), if we go back to the basic cures, and approach it with utmost faith and sincerity, it will work wonders as well!

What to Do When One Sees A Dead Animal?

Published Mayo 15, 2015 by jptan2012

In my previous post, I talked about the story of Mahakassapa (also spelled as Mahakasyapa) and Ananda. In that particular post I talked about reincarnation, which I have talked about before, and subtly introduced a Buddhist accepted belief that I have never fully talked about here on this blog. This belief is about the accepted Buddhist teachings that all sentient beings reincarnate and has a consciousness and that we may have come from animals or insects and can be reborn as such.

In Buddhist temples, Mahakasyapa (Mahakassapa) is usually on the Buddha's left side (from our point of view - right side) and Ananda is on the Buddha's right side.

In Buddhist temples, Mahakasyapa (Mahakassapa) is usually on the Buddha’s left side (from our point of view – right side) and Ananda is on the Buddha’s right side.

Hope to be able to talk more about it in my future blog articles. However, today I would like to talk about what one should do if one sees a dead animal. In my previous post, I mentioned that Mahakassapa prayed over the dead cat and buried the cat. The question is what we can do for the dead animal these days.

Like Mahakassapa, it would be great if we can pray over a body of a dead animal or insect by reading a sutra over it. The Medicine Buddha Sutra and/or the Past Vows of the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra) and then bury the dead animal or insect. If this is not possible or it may take time, you can do either of the following, put a printed copy of the sutra or a mantra on top of the body of the dead animal. If you can bury it, please do.

Still if this is not possible, chant the Medicine Buddha mantra (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA), or the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM) or the Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion (OM MANI PADME HUM) and the Amitabha Mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRIH or NAMO AMITOFO) as many times as you can then blow over the dead body of the animal or insect. If possible bury or cremate the body.

Some Buddhist Temples would conduct a collective prayers for all animals being slaughtered for human consumption. Compassion and respect for this animals as sentient beings is the primary reason why a lot of Buddhists are vegetarian.

Some Buddhist Temples would conduct a collective prayers for all animals being slaughtered for human consumption. Compassion and respect for this animals as sentient beings is the primary reason why a lot of Buddhists are vegetarian.

Still if this is not possible and you have the Vajrapani Ruel, which is a very powerful Buddhist amulet, you can simple place the Vajrapani Ruel near the body of the dead sentient being and then chant OM VAJRAPANI HUM three times or seven times.

Doing this out of great compassion is the best reason and it will earn you some tremendous amount of good karma. Doing this because of wanting to earn some good karma merit will work as well. But it may not as big as simply doing it because of great compassion.

 

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