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Interment or Cremation: A Feng Shui Perspective!

Published Nobyembre 1, 2016 by jptan2012

I understand that the Roman Catholic Church now allows cremation provided that there is going to be a proper interment after.

Some of you, especially my regular readers, would know that I’m a big advocate of cremation. Why? Because this takes out a lot of the possible problem of Yin Feng Shui.

Yin Feng Shui is the branch of Feng Shui that has to do with the Feng Shui or burial sites or cemeteries. I myself am not very familiar with this because this is a critical branch of Feng Shui, something that may cause harm to the one who does this. My Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong is a certified Yin Feng Shui consultant, and my Guru Lama himself without explicitly telling me is somebody who knows how to handle Yin Feng Shui. But again this is a very delicate branch of Feng Shui. In fact, in Hong Kong there is a famous Feng Shui consultant, one who is adept in doing Feng Shui and who is quite famous because he has attracted some of the richest people in Hong Kong as his clientele. However, when he did a delicate Yin Feng Shui and went to the cemetery, he died right there and then while he was doing it when a landslide happened and buried him alive. I’m sure my readers from Hong Kong and Taiwan would know whom I’m talking about, just as those who are familiar with Feng Shui.

But no matter how delicate Yin Feng Shui is, one has to do it if one opts for an interment, because a Yin Feng Shui, for example wrong placement of the tomb, or wrong direction can lead to really tremendous bad luck to the descendants of the person. Or the person itself might go to the lower realms like Hell or Hungry Ghost or Animal Kingdom or it may make your life next life as a human really bad.

But I repeat, doing Yin Feng Shui that is why I never fully studied about it except for some basic guidelines. And throughout my life as a Feng Shui practitioner, I have never attempted to do Yin Feng Shui except maybe thrice. One is when we have to correct the burial site of my paternal grandmother because the first Feng Shui consultant who did it made a mistake, but in effect I didn’t do it myself because all the decisions were made by my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong and all I did was to relay details to him. But even I was just a conduit I made sure that I’m absolutely protected.

Then the second time was when my good friend practically begged me to help him correct his father’s burial site. Again this was done with the help of my Feng Shui teacher and Guru Lama and I again act as conduit.

Last time was when BM who has minor burial site with her mother’s tomb, my Guru Lama guided me what to do. In fact, I really don’t want to do it at that time but my Guru Lama said that I owe it to BM to do it and so I went to Davao and did it. But again, with BM it was just a matter of placing a Vajrapani Ruel and a special amulet and doing some ritual and again I made sure that I’m totally protected. In fact, I even have to wear a special ritual robe for it, which was later burned.

You see a wrong burial or interment process, or bad Yin Feng Shui will cause all sorts of problems to the ones left behind. But, as mentioned, also to the ones that was buried.

What are these problems? Well, it can range from extreme financial bad luck or grave ill health, or even turbulent and chaotic relationships. I know of a person who is unable to have a child only because of an alleged mistake in the burial site of her husband’s grandfather. Another loss all his family’s wealth when he didn’t have the proper direction of his mother’s tomb.

We can get rid of all these problems and potentials issues if one resorts to cremation. Of course, one has to consult a Feng Shui as to what is the best time to cremate a person, but that is the only concern one has to deal with, because with cremation, you actually take out the entire chi left by the consciousness of the person who passed away. In a way, you also get rid of the vessel and in the process you take away the entire chi also. That is why, when Westerners cremate and throw the ashes on the sea or mountain or even Niagara Falls, there is no bad luck that is created because there is no chi that comes with it.

 

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The Last Supper (Part 3): A Reader Responds And What To Do With The Image of The Last Supper.

Published Oktubre 29, 2015 by jptan2012

last supperA reader emailed me in response to my post about THE LAST SUPPER being a bad Feng Shui image. For those who are not familiar with it, please click on the title of the post so that you can understand what we are talking about here.

  1. ‘The Last Supper’ in the Dining Room: Good or Bad Feng Shui (Part 1)
  2. ‘The Last Supper’ in the Dining Room: Good or Bad Feng Shui (Part 2)

I did not alter any of his statement and is posting them here verbatim. I have inserted ( ) wherein I felt the word needs clarification.

   Hi Bro,

Enjoyed all your post and will continue to do so.

I’m a born Roman Catholic but I’ve come to practice Buddhism at the same time.

So my humble take with regards to the last supper and feng shui:

1. Different ppl (people) interpret art differently.  One man may say, betrayal, sorrow, pain ets.. Another may say good or bad family is family no matter what, others may say well that sacrifice was  a pivotal part of history to which we would now not be enjoying what we have. Also there’s the artist take on what he wanted to depict and why.

A question if you don’t mind, what happens if a good feng shui item which does good but makes the owner doubtful or perhaps a painting that makes him sad or fearful?

But I must agree with you that if the general consensus in an area or the owner has a negative interpretation  about something it’s best removed.

If something brings a positively reinforced feeling then surely it can do no harm.

Growing up I feared the look of certain Buddhas due to wrathful appearance and different peoples opinion but having come to understand for myself I have come to find I’m no longer fearful instead I see why and the beauty of it.

In the end, it is my humble belief that much more than beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.

TP, the reader who sent me this email raised some valid points that are totally worth considering.

I also would like to share that I did get a lot of email and text messages informing me that since they had their image of THE LAST SUPPER, they or their family did experience a lot of betrayal. If you remember BM, she is somebody that I have written about several times on this blog. She has a beautiful wood carving of THE LAST SUPPER and she said that true enough she experienced betrayals from her staff, from people that she nurtured and taken care of. While these betrayals are not bad enough to ruin her business, for BM it hurt more because she sincerely cared for these people. Another reader also emailed me that they were a happy family until the father had a fling, she felt betrayed, and she said the relationship they found out started about a year ago. She said they have a fairly new image of THE LAST SUPPER that they bought in Italy about 18 months ago. (Please note that date of posting does not necessarily reflect date of writing.)

A lot of people were asking me also on what to do with the image of THE LAST SUPPER. Most people would want to take it off. But what to do with it? I suggest donating it to a church or religious institutions.

However, one particular reader still lives with her parents and she can’t take it out because her mom does not believe in Feng Shui. If this is the case, I suggest putting a powerful protective amulet behind the image, such as the Vajrapani Ruel, Surangama Mantra Amulet, or the Kalachakra.

Pure Land Buddhists believes that when you wear a Surangama Mantra Amulet, heavenly beings that has an affinity with you will hover over you.

Pure Land Buddhists believes that when you wear a Surangama Mantra Amulet, heavenly beings that has an affinity with you will hover over you.

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.

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.

The Kalachakra Symbol is a powerful protection symbol. It is actually ten syllable mantra compressed into one symbol. The mantra is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, it is usually chanted with OM AH HUM thus making the complete mantra as OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. It is because off this that I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.

The Kalachakra Symbol is a powerful protection symbol. It is actually ten syllable mantra compressed into one symbol. The mantra is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, it is usually chanted with OM AH HUM thus making the complete mantra as OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. It is because off this that I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.

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