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A Peaceful Family Life and the True Love Brought About By the Avatamsaka Traditional Sutra Amulet: A Personal Testimony of A Reader!

Published Hulyo 3, 2017 by jptan2012

No one wants a chaotic family life. I believe every person would want a happy, harmonious family and nobody would want a broken family. Of course, that is not to say that a family without a father or a mother is considered not a family, one may not be complete but still considered as a family as long as there is peace and harmony with in.

This is the reason why My, short for Mylene, contacted me. My is a 60-year – old mother of 4, all of them are adults now. According to My, they’re all successful and financially stable, even all her 4 kids are financially independent from them, and while all of them still lives with her, she said she felt like they’re all disconnected with each other. Her husband is always at his business and on weekends he usually plays golf with his friends. Her children, as mentioned still stays with them but they each have their own life. My said she tries her best to get the family reconnected with each other, however, despite of her efforts to come up with a regular Sunday dinners, they’re seldom complete and even then they seems don’t know what to talk about on the table, and there are times they end up fighting. This is what prompted her to get in touch with me and request for help.

I suggested that she gets the Avatamsaka Traditional Sutra Amulet, and after she got it, I didn’t hear from her again. That was several months ago. But I just got this message from her yesterday.

Note: The time of posting is usually not the time of writing.

Note: The Avatamsaka Traditional Sutra Amulet is also called Traditional Avatamsaka Sutra Amulet.

My Cervantes SMSAs you can see, in My’s own words she feels the significant improvement of her family relationship is due to the Avatamsaka Sutra or more importantly the Avatamsaka Traditional Sutra Amulet. But for me the surprise is the story about her daughter. During my talks with My she never mentioned about her daughter who happens to be a single mom. But she did asked me about her friend’s daughter, which happens to be her daughter, I think at that time she was not comfortable discussing it.

There are two reasons why My should celebrate and I think she is indeed celebrating these miracles. She acknowledges that they still have to work on their relationship as a family, but she knows she did get some miracles.

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One of 5 copies of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Chapter) that’s available here in the Philippines.

Not only is her family starting to have a better relationship but also more than that she is also happy that her daughter might have found her true love. Her romantic relationship luck indeed became better, and while she is a family to her daughter, having a father might contribute a lot to her well being.

If you wish to know more about the Sutra Amulet (A Special Recite – A – Sutra Article) Series you can click on the links below:

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Academic Excellence; A Promotion with A Small Raise in Salary; A More Peaceful Work Environment: A Reader Shares the Joy of Having Simple Miracles from the Vajrapani Ruel!

Published Abril 3, 2017 by jptan2012

Let’s start our day right and realized that it is largely up to us to create happiness from the ‘small’ miracles that we experience. Bee is such a person.

Bee is a mother who contacted me before to request for a Takrud that I got in Thailand. Unfortunately, because I was not very organized then she didn’t get her Takrud and she naturally she got angry and disappointed and frustrated about what happened. When I brought the result of mistake up to my Guru Lama, Guru Lama suggested that I should offer Bee the Vajrapani Ruel. Of course, I got a little verbal spanking to be disciplined. Although I have to clarify here that in the almost 2 decades I have known Guru Lama I have never seen him angry, so the verbal spanking was done with compassion.

However, Guru Lama also sometimes has weird instructions that he will never bother to explain. He told me to send the Vajrapani Ruel at a certain date; he later on explained a little that it has something to do about Bee having to process some internal issues first before having it. And so she got her Vajrapani Ruel only last Feb. 8, 2017!

A little after a month I followed up with her, Bee told me that she seem haven’t experienced any miracle yet. But I know that it is simply a matter of time for her to get a miracle, but at that time I silently prayed that she would recognize the miracle when it happens.

Today (note the time of writing may not be the same as the time of posting), she sent me a messaged informing me of her miracle. Please read her message below:

Mdm Lee Bee Leng

Mdm Lee Bee Leng2

What is so wonderful here is that Bee, like EV, is a mother who only wished for things for their kids. But even more wonderful, Bee has such a good heart and is not selfish not to recognize this as a miracle. It’s so simple, and yet she knows and acknowledges it as a miracle. This sort of reminded of another reader who sent me a message saying that she has new business opportunities which he thinks is brought about by the Vajrapani Ruel that he recently got, but when probed about the miracle, he decided to focus more the things that is not yet going well with his life. Bee on the other hand is different. She was not blinded about this miracle because she is not selfish; there is no greed in her heart. Because of this I know that she will have more miracle. A grateful heart will be blessed with bigger things.

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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A Calm Mind

Published Marso 7, 2012 by jptan2012

The idea to write about this again came from a reader who a few weeks ago contacted me to request for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

J mentioned in one of his emails that he’s just starting to understand more about the Buddha Dharma. A few days ago, he wrote another email inquiring as to whether there are mantras that he can recite for him to be calm and for him to have peace of mind.

A calm mind and peace of mind are two different things. The latter is usually achieved one’s we have come to terms with our past deeds and mistakes, it is also achieved one’s we have attained a calm mind. It’s a struggle. Having a calm mind is a precedent for a peaceful mind.

Since a calm mind precedes a peaceful mind, that it what I’m going to discuss now.

The first thing that you have to acknowledge is that it takes practice to have a calm mind. You work on it, it’s not something that you simply hope for and voila it happens right away. You have to constantly remind yourself that you want to be calm, that you NEED to be calm.

I, myself, had to struggle to achieve a calmness that I really need. I used to be a very hot headed person, not only that, since I was young my mind has always been hyperactive, I would constantly think about how things would go wrong, how people are doing me bad, I always think that all good things are done with malice and hidden motives. Because of this, I do get into trouble a lot of times. I was pretty violent and pretty harsh with my words and deeds; this kind of behavior is destructive not only to the people around me but also to myself.

There were a few times that I wanted to see a therapist to help me with my hyperactive and malicious mind. However, when I delve into Buddhism deeply, I found myself becoming calmer. I still do have those burst of emotions and hyperactivity, but I can honestly say that I’m now calmer and is able to control myself better. I also don’t really think a lot of negative thoughts and my being a worrier has subsided.

I won’t be able to pinpoint in on a single thing that helped me to be more calm, rather the change, which was gradual, is brought about different things that all worked together in helping me to have a calm mind.

First, understanding more about Buddhism has really helped. It helps that I understand that every action, every thought, every word has an effect. It creates karma, and whether that karma is good or bad depends on your deeds, words, and thoughts. The idea that reward and punishment is directly proportionate to your own deeds, thoughts, and words helped me to be more cautious and level headed.

Second, images of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Deities, Immortals also helped in constantly reminding me that I can always call on their assistance for me to achieve the calmness that I need. They had become a constant point of meditation for me.

Another very effective tool is reciting the mantras. All the mantras will definitely have a calming effect. However, to be specific in the purpose of the calmness of the mind the PRAJNAPARAMITA MANTRA, the MANTRA OF THE MASTER OF HEALING, more popularly known as the MEDICINE BUDDHA MANTRA are the two mantras that works well with trying to calm the mind. The Prajnaparamita Mantra is – TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA. It really is just GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA, however, when reciting it one needs to add TADYATHA OM. The Medicine Buddha Mantra is – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA.

Reading the various SUTRAS are also very helpful in trying to achieve a calmness of the mind. This is not only because at the point of reading you try your best to concentrate on the teaching, but more importantly, the Sutras really has such an effect.

Wearing a PRAYER WHEEL is also a very powerful tool to help achieve a calmness of the mind that we all need. If you want to know more about the Prayer Wheel do read my post – THE POWER OF A PRAYER WHEEL.

In my pursuit to have a calmer mind, I also decided to never watch horror movies because I find that the chi in creating a horror movie and watching them is so bad that it disturbs a person. It doesn’t matter whether you get scared or not, just watching it is enough to affect you in some way.

Wearing the image of the Medicine Buddha or the symbolic script of the Medicine Buddha Mantra as pendant also has a calming effect. I’ve previously discussed in length about the Medicine Buddha and about the power of the mantra. If you want to know more about them please read my post entitled – MEDICINE BUDDHA: A HEALER, PROVIDER, AND PROTECTOR OF BOTH THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL REALM – and – MANTRA: THE INSTRUMENT TO TAP THE POWER OF SYMBOLIC SOUND, SCRIPT, AND THOUGHT – respectively.

The WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA'S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT has the image of the Medicine Buddha on the front and the Medicine Buddha Mantra symbolic script at the back.

These are just some of the tools that we can use to help us have a calmer mind. There are other ways to achieve a calm mind, however, this would require seeing one’s BAZI and Feng Shui of the house. Thus, I’m unable to discuss it here.

But more than anything, the first step to a calm mind is the decision to make it happen.

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