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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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Help All the Sentient Beings Suffering from the Devastating Earthquake in Nepal!

Published Abril 30, 2015 by jptan2012

Nepal EarthquakeI’m TEMPORARILY breaking my vow to take a break for blogging for an important post. As of this writing the official number of people who died because of the earthquake has reached 5,500! And the minister of Nepal has announced that the death toll could reach 10,000! I certainly hope that he is wrong. But please let us not forget that some parts of India and Tibet were also severely affected, and because the Chinese government doesn’t are much for the people of Tibet, help will definitely be scarce and foreign aid will not be allowed to enter or if they do their movements will be severely restricted.

They need our help now. You can send financial supports through the different agencies, but I think UN or Red Cross are the more active ones.

Anybody who requests for the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras amulets from today to the end of the year, will instead be donating the money to Nepal or Tibet instead of the food for the monks. Also, the full amount for the remaining Vajrapani Ruel will likewise all go to helping the people of Tibet.

But equally important are our prayers. Technically any mantras dedicated to all SENTIENT BEINGS in Nepal will help, but my Guru Lama has requested the following mantras to be chanted for them:

TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM

OM MANI PADME HUM

OM AMI DEWA HRIH

Please say as many as you can or at least 108 of each. Please note to dedicate the merits of the chanting of the mantras to all SENTIENT BEINGS! This means it includes the dogs, cats, and other living beings that are affected by the killer quake.

One can also read or chant the MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA and the EARTH STORE BODHISATTVA (KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA) SUTRA and likewise dedicate all the merits to all the SENTIENT BEINGS OF NEPAL, TIBET AND INDIA WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE KILLER EARTHQUAKE!

Please note that my Guru Lama is also coming up with a special item to raise funds for the Sentient Beings of Nepal and Tibet.

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Leaving the Country with the Help of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!

Published Disyembre 29, 2014 by jptan2012

My passport is expiring in 4 months, and there is a strict international immigration policy that says that no one is allowed to leave with a passport with less than 6 months validity. I know about this policy but was not really aware that my passport is expiring, for the simple reason that I don’t have the habit of checking it’s expiration date, and I figured my travel agent would inform me anyway if it’s time for me to renew my passport. As it turn out, I was wrong.passport

My flight was at 8:30AM and I had to be at the airport at around 5:30AM. I noticed that my passport is already expiring at around 12 midnight! I quickly googled whether what should I do, and there are numerous stories that says it’s impossible to leave if your passport has less than 6 months validity.

I know my chance of leaving was kind of bleak; especially they made special mention that Singapore Airlines is one of the strictest amongst all the airlines in implementing this. Apparently, its not just immigration one had to deal with, the airlines are the first to ‘police’ and block you from leaving if your passport is less than 6 months valid.

I decided to chant the mantras of Shakyamuni Buddha (OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA), Amitabha Buddha (OM AMI DEWA HRIH), and Medicine Buddha (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA) only because they are the three major Buddhas. Then I started chanting the mantra of Kuan Yin (OM MANI PADME HUM), Kuan Kong (NAMO CHIA LAN PUSA), and Guru Rinpoche (OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADME SIDDHI HUM). I would repeat it several times and spin the prayer wheel whenever possible. From time to time I also would chant the mantras of Goddess Tara (OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA) and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM). After continuously doing it for about two hours, I decided to do an oracle to check whether I’ll be able to leave or not. The oracle showed that I would be able to leave with some slight problems.

After the oracle I decided to take an hour’s worth of sleep. Was not able to get a wink!

On the way to the airport, I kept on spinning my Guru Rinpoche prayer wheel and alternately I would chant the Buddhist name of Kuan Yin and Kuan Kong, which are Namo Ta Pei Kuan Shi Yin Pusa and Namo Chia Lan Pusa or Namo Sangharama Bodhisattva, and then I’ll pray to them to let me be able to leave.

All Prayer Wheels almost looks the same. The difference will come from what prayers or mantras are inside the prayer wheel. So when I say its a Guru Rinpoche prayer wheel that would mean that the mantra or prayer inside is that of Guru Rinpoche.

All Prayer Wheels almost looks the same. The difference will come from what prayers or mantras are inside the prayer wheel. So when I say its a Guru Rinpoche prayer wheel that would mean that the mantra or prayer inside is that of Guru Rinpoche.

As expected at the Singapore Airlines check – in counter they told me that my passport has less than 6 months validity, they also pointed out that to be more specific it is only about 4 months valid, and because of that they won’t be able to issue me a boarding pass. Surprisingly, there were two other people whose passport is also less than 6 months valid. One of them still has 5 months validity. We were all told that we couldn’t leave because it will be simply a waste of time because chances are we won’t be allowed to enter Singapore. I pleaded my case and the duty manager came to talk with me. After carefully explaining that even if they allow me to board the plane there is no guarantee that the Philippine immigration will allow me to leave and much more Singapore immigration will ‘most definitely not allow anyone with a passport that has less than 6 months validity to enter their country’, and after telling me that flights from Singapore to Manila are fully booked because of the holidays and that rebooking in this instances are not allowed so I’ll have to book a new flight back to Manila should I not be allowed to enter Singapore, and that I have to agree to sign a waiver that they will not be held responsible for any inconvenience, they agreed to issue me a boarding pass! The other two passengers with less than 6 months valid passport decided not to risk it and decided to cancel their trip.

At the immigration, I was again told by the immigration that my passport is about to expire. The lady immigration officer discouraged me from leaving, and warned me that I will most definitely will be send back. I told her to please allow me to take that risk. That’s when she allowed me to leave! First two hurdles surpassed! But the real test is at Singapore immigration, because everybody says that they are quite strict.

The Kuan Yin with the Heart Sutra is part of the Holy Trinity of Protection for the 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep. The sutra can be carried separately.

The Kuan Yin with the Heart Sutra is part of the Holy Trinity of Protection for the 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep. The sutra can be carried separately.

Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it's small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it’s small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

On the plane on my flight going to Singapore, I never once stopped spinning my Guru Rinpoche prayer wheel and alternately call on Kuan Yin and Kuan Kong to help me be able to enter Singapore. I also chanted the mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha, Green Tara and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, once each. Of course, it helps that I was wearing an image of Kuan Kong and Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra as pendant because it gives me a leverage by empowering with negotiating with diplomacy and at the same time without creating animosity by ensuring there is harmony.

Kuan Kong Gold Pendant

Kuan Kong Gold Pendant

When we got to the immigration, I was again told quite sternly that my passport is less than 6 months valid. I proceeded to explain my side, siting that I travel a lot and should not pose any immigration problems. The immigration said – I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR PAST. WHAT I’M CONCERNED WITH IS NOW! – When she said this I thought I really wouldn’t be allowed to enter Singapore, and I decided to raise the fact that I have already booked my exit flight already! She took a look at the e-ticket on my iPad, and told me that – THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU’RE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR PASSPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL! – And with that I was allowed to get through Singapore immigration. What a relief!!!

I firmly believe that it was the power of calling on Kuan Yin, Kuan Kong, and chanting the mantras of the different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas with the power of the prayer wheel of Guru Rinpoche that really made it possible for me to go through immigration!

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Prayers for Missing Air Asia Jet #QZ8501!

Published Disyembre 29, 2014 by jptan2012

Taking time out to write this short but very important post. As of now, most of you must have heard of the missing Air Asia Jet #QZ8501. Please click on the link here to know more about it. But allow me to request all my readers regardless of your spiritual or religious belief to please say a prayer for those on board the said flight and their family. If you are Buddhist you can say at least one full mala or as many as you can of the following mantras:

  • Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion: OM MANI PADME HUM
  • Mantra of the Medicine Buddha: TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA
  • Mantra of the Amitabha Buddha: OM AMI DEWA HRIH
  • Mantra of Ksitigarbha Buddha: OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM
  • Mantra of Nyamgyalma Buddha: OH BHRUM SOHA OM AMARITA AYUR DADI SOHA

I also personally would like to commend the owner of Air Asia, Tony Fernandes, for handling the said matter as well as the tragic incident allows it to be handled. He’s definitely on top of everything and he has shown great sensitivity and care for the people involved. TONY FERNANDES

You can read more about it here.

Help Stop the Worldwide Ill Effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month

Published Agosto 5, 2014 by jptan2012

Three passenger airline accidents in less than a month.

One after another mysterious holes large enough for a helicopter to fly inside in Siberia.mysterious holes

A lake that mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in Tunisia.

Taiwan discovered that their chopsticks are laced with sulfur dioxide and other chemicals that are slowly poisoning them.

Glenda, Henry, Jose, Inday, 4 typhoons, and Monsoon (Habagat) rain in the Northern part of the Philippines, again within a span of a month.

One of the worst gas leak tragedy in the world that happened in Taiwan.19803777

China killer earthquake.

The worst Ebola epidemic ever in its history since it was first discovered in the 70s. It started last year but went out of control this past 2 months. Not only it is the worst Ebola epidemic ever but it is Ebola Zaire, which is also the strain that is hardest to manage and deadliest. On top of it, death toll increased from 30% – 40% to 60%.

Just today, United States, Philippines, Morocco, and Brazil announced their first Ebola case of death and diagnosis outside West Africa.

Gaza war getting worst with lots of children and women dying because of the war!

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

27,000 Russians stranded abroad!

Mysterious animal roams the streets in California.

East Ukraine city dying under siege.

Russian gang that amasses more than a billion passwords.

New Zealand slopes lacking of snow this season.

A terrible landslide in Utah.Utah

South East Asian nations conflict with China getting worst.

A man-made Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico as big as Connecticut that’s killing all forms of marine life. One of the worst dead zone in the world.

Also, Hawaii is set to face 2 large hurricanes – Hurricane Julio and Hurricane Iselle!

Yesterday, a nine vehicle accident that killed a person and injured several others in the Philippines.

Not to mention the political, constitutional crisis not only of the Philippines but other countries as well.

Furthermore, several murders where teenagers are the perpetrator.

Various scandals!

I bet most of you will have some story to share on what happened with this and that person. Amongst my FB friends, 2 have died and several others have family members who died or are going through something at the moment.

A nurse who is a reader informed that in their hospital deaths amongst patients has dramatically increased that the medical director had to call for a meeting to check whether they are doing anything wrong. Their record shows that death is higher between July and August of each year but it is so much higher this year.

Need I say more? These are just some of the obvious effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month. To understand it further please do read my previous post entitled – WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

Yes these things happens also even if its not the Hungry Ghost Month, but what you should look at here is the intensity and frequency of these things.

To protect yourself please read my post – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

However, it’s very important that you don’t just protect yourself, we should do something for the world. We should be able to do something to help avert further tragedy.
I have been very busy the past few days and did some unavoidable traveling but I got a call from my Guru Lama who instructed me to write that several temples are offering the recitation of the mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha and Medicine Buddha, each mantra will be recited 100,000 times a day! I know 2 temples that are doing the same thing here in the Philippines with several pujas and offerings being done to help counter the worldwide effect of one of the worst Hungry Ghost month ever.

You can ask your local temple, if not you can do it at home. For most people 100,000 chants of each of the Buddha and Bodhisattva mentioned can be overwhelming but according to my Guru Lama do 10,000 times for each and it will help a lot. If that is still a little too much for you just chant them as many as you can something and anything is better than nothing.

If possible, just before 6pm, get a handful of rock salt and just toss it outside of your house. Do this everyday until Sept. 5, 2014.

Please remember to specifically dedicate after saying mantras to the protection of the world from the hungry ghost month.

It is the hope of different monks that by doing this a lot of the ill effects will either be averted or tamed.

But reciting the said mantras will protect you as well.
Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion: OM MANI PADME HUM
Mantra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha: OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM or OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA or NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA or NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA
Mantra of Medicine Buddha: TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE (BHEKANDZYE) RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

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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How to Help the Victims of Typhoon Glenda?

Published Hulyo 17, 2014 by jptan2012

The Philippines is once against besieged by a strong typhoon.

Glenda is not as bad a Yolanda, but just the same, a lot of people were affected by the typhoon. After the typhoon, it is now time for us once again to lend a little help to the people who were greatly affected by Glenda. However, there’s no need for all of us to donate money, food, or clothes. If you don’t have an extra amount of money to spare, please remember that offering prayers will work as well.

For Buddhists, chant the mantra of Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin – OM MANI PADME HUM with the mantra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva – OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA or OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM or NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA or NAMA TI TSANG WANG PUSA (NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA), with the mantra of the Medicine Buddha – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE  (BHEKANDZYE) RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA. One mala (108x) each or as many as you can, then dedicate it to the victims of Typhoon Glenda with international name Rammasun.

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