In the last past 15 years or so there is a resurgence in the belief in Feng Shui, this time, extending it to the Western world and also to non – Oriental Asians. Different professional Feng Shui consultants started giving out Feng Shui classes in languages other than in Chinese, most common is English.
Together with the resurgence of Feng Shui, the line between Feng Shui and Taoism and Buddhism begun to blur, because both religion also makes use of Feng Shui. Feng Shui experts and writers begun to write about Feng Shui and was not able to properly delineate the difference. This writer included.
But the real issue here is that anti – Feng Shui groups started to rise also. More concerning that some commercialize Feng Shui consultants started to rise and harbor anger against other Feng Shui consultants or experts or writers.
People also tended to forget that Feng Shui experts are also human, and are prone to make mistakes. My own personal life is a testament that Feng Shui writers like me can make mistakes, and I unintentionally made several mistakes to my readers, which I’m trying to correct.
But the worst thing is that because of these things, sometimes we tend to say things that are unwarranted or are simply not true. For example, Sean, whose experience about the Vajrapani Ruel I wrote about in the post called – A PERMANENT HIGH PAYING JOB IN SINGAPORE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE VAJRAPANI RUEL : A PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM A VERY VOCAL NON – BELIEVER!– According to Sean, he has read a lot of negative things about Feng Shui, not just about my blog, but other Feng Shui writers or consultant, in fact, the pastors in his religions claims that the practice of Feng Shui is the work of a devil and that invites evilness. This is quite surprising because in Buddhism we are taught to respect all religions, and that there is no such thing as an evil religion, well unless it espouses hate and divisiveness. But even then there is always a caveat that at the end it’s the intent not the act that really matters, and that only fate can judge us.
Again, the people who don’t believe in Feng Shui tend to say things against Feng Shui, or Taoism or Buddhism. Sometimes, they because they experience negative things against a Feng Shui consultant or expert they tend to bad mouth and create rumors about Feng Shui, Buddhism, and Taoism in general. Sometimes just because they didn’t get the thing that they want they tend to spread rumors and attacking something that they don’t have an actual experience of. The sad thing here is little do they know the extent of their words or acts. Sometimes, they prevent people from getting good luck just because of these words. Furthermore, what they really don’t know is the bad luck that they create because of their acts. They slander Buddhism and Taoism is like slandering the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas or Taoist Gods and Deities themselves. And the great bad karma that they get because of the their acts that prevented other people from getting their full luck is simply scary.
So next time, we should all remember that it’s okay to say what we believe in but it is best to stick with what we believe in. Do not slander other people’ s belief!
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Today’s personal miraculous testimony from a reader is so much more wonderful and nice because it came from a young guy who doesn’t believe in Feng Shui and the power of Buddhist amulets, and has some harsh words for me.
Late last year, Sean’s mom who is a regular reader of this blog contacted me because his son is migrating to Singapore to work. She warned me that she is the only believer of Feng Shui in her family and that her husband and three children (2 sons and 2 daughter) does not believe in Feng Shui and are actually against her believing in it, they only indulge her because of their love for her. However, she said she wants to ensure her eldest child’s safety and success in Singapore that she decided to call me and request for the Vajrapani Ruel.
We decided to meet at a mall, and Sean’s mom, VT is really nice and was excited to meet me. She was with Sean, her eldest who is leaving for Singapore in a few weeks to work there. She was excited to get the Vajrapani Ruel for her son and along the way she has decided to get another one for herself. However, her son without directly saying anything has started to question me about the Vajrapani Ruel. Well, in some way it felt like he was interrogating me. If VT didn’t warn me against the possible attitude of her son, I might have taken an offense, and in reality, I did got a little irritated about how Sean has acted. At the middle of our conversation, I noticed that VT sent an sms to somebody and after awhile Sean checked his phone. I realized that she might be reprimanding Sean thru text; a fact that she recently admitted to me was the case.
After Sean got the message from VT, his ‘interrogation’ intensified, and I felt it will be useless for me to keep on defending the Vajrapani Ruel. For me, it’s either you believe it or you don’t. It’s effectiveness and real essence is not dependent on our belief, and so I told Sean and VT that maybe they should not get the Vajrapani Ruel because I don’t want them to be getting anything that they don’t like. At this point VT insisted that she wants to get it for them. Told her that she should let Sean decided for himself and if she wants she can just get one.
In the end, she got one for herself and then just before we parted Sean told me point blank that he doesn’t believe in Feng Shui or amulets. Apologized for ‘if I was offensive’ and shook my hand.
Last March, I got a call from VT again, who told me that she needs to get another Vajrapani Ruel because she has decided to send her Vajrapani to Sean. Why? Because things were not working out for him. He had a job and was fired, and had two other jobs but was also let go. Out of desperation, when VT to him to try the Vajrapani Ruel, he agreed. After about 2 weeks, I got a call again from VT telling me that her son has found another job.
A few days ago, I got a call from an unknown number. I ignored it because I don’t usually answer calls from unknown numbers. And then got an sms from the same number. The message is in Filipino – English but you can read to see what Sean has to say but allow me to share what happened.
According to Sean in a phone conversation, he got really depressed and worried about what is happening with him. He was on the verge on coming back to Manila when he met another Filipino who is a regular reader of my blog. It was this person who convinced him to give the Vajrapani Ruel a try, since Sean mentioned to him that VT knows me and wanted to get the Vajrapani Ruel for him. So when his mom mentioned that Vajrapani Ruel to him again, he decided to give it a try.
Sean said he got another job, his last chance for himself, two days after he received the Vajrapani Ruel. But the greatest news was after a little more than a month, he was offered a permanent job with a salary that’s above his expected salary! He just got back home for a week because he has to get some papers and documents that he needs for his new job. Unfortunately, when he went home, I was not in Manila. He said he has a gift for me that I have yet to get when I meet with VT.
VT wanted Sean to personally share with me the story so that he can also properly express his gratitude but more than that VT knew that I was slightly offended with how Sean reacted in front of me. She said she intentionally made that so that Sean can make – up for the unintentional rudeness he showed.
The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.
Sean’s story is much sweeter because he is a non – believer. This only shows that the Vajrapani Ruel works whether you believe it or not.
You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel: