These are just some of the headlines the past few days! While my mom was in the hospital, I was able to write several articles that is good for a month! I have already scheduled them to be automatically posted. However, the headline in the last few days prompted me to squeeze in some time to write and post this short article. As early as November, I have started writing about the bleak financial forecast of the year, and December I posted the full annual forecast that mentioned the possibility of stronger “earth” related calamities this year. And it seems to be happening already.
First, why you should believe the forecasts. It is because these are not conjured by psychic abilities, I do forecast by analyzing the movement of the stars and of the energies. This is done by computing them and analyzing them. In the past years, I have greatly shown some accuracy. I was the only Feng Shui writer who has publicly said that there will be a great calamity and some sort of famine that will happen in Visayas (central part of the Philippines) and that year Typhoon Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) happened. It was the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history. After that I did write about Nepal earthquake, and then some freak weather disturbances, and a lot more. These are all a matter of fact and you can easily check this blog to confirm. I’m writing this not because I want to go through some ego boosting exercise but rather I want to show you the trend of my forecasts for you to understand why I’m worried. At the very least, these forecasts cannot be attributed to my supernatural power because there is nothing supernatural in analyzing and computing the relationship of the elements and the stars of the year. This show my skill computing and analyzing them but it not something that is supernatural.
Anyway, I’m writing this because as you can see there are a lot of signs that what I’ve written are coming true. Global stock market plunges causing panic amongst financial analysts and businessmen. The DOW Jones also plunges by more than 1100+ points! Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency known for its high and good performance also have been steadily plunging down! In the Philippines, Coca – Cola is laying off 600 of its workers, while the official reason is restructuring, it doesn’t take an analyst to know what really cause it given that they made the decision when the TRAIN law took effect. In a country like the Philippines, one has to realized that 600 people doesn’t mean only 600 gets affected. Remember, 99% if not 100% will have somebody fully depending on them or partially depending on them, so 600 at a very conservative estimate means 1,200 people. And we all know that’s not the case because spouses, children, parents, siblings may be depending on these 600 people!!!! On top of that, fuel prices are getting higher. Again, almost everything is depending on fuels and so it won’t be surprising if everything follows suits!
Meanwhile, another forecast seems to be happening also. A few days ago, there was a deadly earthquake in Taiwan. Followed by a significantly strong earthquake in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. However, although not highlighted in the news there have been significantly strong earthquakes in several parts of the world. Some of these countries are Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, several parts of the USA including Alaska. And as I’ve written a few days ago, science to be confirming this forecast. (Earth Could See Twice As Many Big Earthquakes This Year!)
Now I’m writing this not to scare you. But to remind you that while we technically cannot do anything about the earthquakes, we can collectively pray and the power of prayer will definitely help in some way. Who knows it may even prevent the earthquake from happening, although we really cannot know this, it is enough to sincerely pray for this. But please understand that when I said that earth calamities, I’m not referring only to earthquakes but it includes landslides as well and as we all know there was a terrible mudslide that happened in the US. In fact, world famous celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres were both affected. Volcanic eruptions are also counted as earth element calamities because of the lava flow and the inevitable lahar problem.
This is a Kalachakra Pendant designed by Lillian Too. She has included some mandala sands inside the pendant to make it more potent. I personally love this pendant and has one that is made of white gold. 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 for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.
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.
From my personal collection. This Jatukam Ramathep Amulet is from the 4th batch made at Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan. This is the front side.
Regarding the financial crisis, we can also collectively say a prayer. In both circumstances, we should pray everyday the whole year. We should also ensure that we spend money wisely. But I strongly suggest that we should all be protected with wealth amulets like the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET and the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO. It is better if you can have both because these two amulets will actively create wealth luck / financial luck / money luck for you! Carrying the VAJRAPANI RUEL will also aid in protecting you from getting fully affected. Of course, if you know of any other amulets that works you can use that also.
The Vaisavana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet has the consecrated copies of the mantras of King Vaisravana of the Four Heavenly Kings and the mantras of the Five Dzambhalas. Furthermore, there are some special ingredients in powder form that are included to add to the potency of the amulet. Before it is sealed it is furthered consecrated on the image of The Four Heavenly Kings.It is placed in a metal case, not just for its durability and protection but according to the Tantric Buddhist Scripture book where Guru Lama got the instructions for this amulet, it has to be placed in cylindrical metal case to symbolize continuity and stability.
On top of the 12 ‘big’ heavenly money coin, it also has another 5 heavenly money coin on each side of the it’s harness. This further represents that the ‘owner’ of the Pi Yao can harness wealth into his or her life. On each side of its hind legs is the symbol for protection. This represents protection from earthly dangers and envious eyes, and also harmony so that one doesn’t get into a rough, hostile situation is one’s quest to simply get more financial luck to provide for one’s family. Also incorporated is the symbol for longevity to constantly provide good health
It also has fierce but still friendly face, this indicates that while you can be fierce in business or work, you will still gain the support and admiration of the people around you. This also means that you can you charm to get to your wealth luck.
In all these, remember that prayer works! And so pray, pray, pray! I cannot remind you enough of the power of prayers especially these challenging times ahead.
To understand this year’s forecast, you should read all the other related 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecasts:
When I wrote the post entitled – IS THERE A FENG SHUI RELEVANCE TO ALL SOULS DAY – I know that this is really the time for me to write about the topic that I have always wanted to write but has withheld from writing it because I’m not sure whether my readers are ready for it and also if it is the right time.
However, in hindsight this is something that I should have written before I even wrote and posted about the article about the Feng Shui relevance of All Souls Day. But having said that, I still believe that everything works and happened on its right time. And maybe it is really meant for me to write this now.
For Christians, when you die you either go to hell or heaven, maybe purgatory. And there you stay forever, that’s the only rebirth you experience. But in Buddhism, it is said that one goes thru reincarnation or rebirth, and there are different realms that you go to, the first six realms which are considered as the lower realm you go through that several times.
What are these SIX LOWER REALMS?
HELL. To put it plainly this is a realm very similar to what Christians believe in. This is where you undergo punishment for your sins. If I’m not mistaken, in the Bible, hell is described as a lake of fire. In Buddhism, the lake of fire is just one part of hell. There are many different stages and parts of a hell. But needless to say in all those parts you go through retribution by a lot of suffering from your offenses in your other lives.
HUNGRY GHOST. This is somewhat akin to hell, only the difference is that some Hungry Ghost still has the capacity to live amongst humans. You undergo suffering and retribution in this realm by feeling that you have a physical body but are unable to touch physical things. One of these things is food. Technically speaking, Hungry Ghosts may be nice or temperamental. They retain characteristics of human in terms of temperament and personality.
ANIMAL. Simply put you are born as an animal, which is seen as a lesser being because of several attachments and inability to fully discern right and wrong. And most animals have a short life span and also are less fortunate than humans.
HUMAN. This is us. If you are human, it is considered that you have enough good karma for you to be born as one. Because humans have the power to right things and learn new things and learn about the dharma (Buddha’s Teachings). But take note that we are still in the lower realm, and we are not in the highest in the lower realm.
ASURA. Asura’ are unseen being that are better off than humans, they still need to learn things and they have their own realm of existence. They can see us, but we cannot see us. It is said that you are born as an Asura if as a human you are very generous but tends to have foul mouth and a bad temper. I guess one example of this is to take the story of Robinhood. Somebody like will be born as an Asura because he did a lot of good things but at the same time he stole things.
HEAVENLY BEINGS. There are so many stages in Heavenly Beings that I will discuss in the future. But as a heavenly being one has some kind of supernatural power, but one has no physical body. A Heavenly Being lives in a place much like what the Bible described. However, as a heavenly being they still need to learn more about the Dharma. Some of the gods and deities of Taoism are considered as Heavenly Beings in Buddhism. In the lowest realm of Heavenly Beings are the Demons, who guard the lower realms like hell. And heavenly beings can be reborn as an Asura or Human or Animal, but their life span is much longer than that of human. Heavenly beings can help protect those in the lower realms like humans. In fact, in the Sutras a lot of the Lord and Yakshas and ‘Demons’ have committed to protect the people who read and carry or own the Medicine Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra, and the Surangama Mantra Amulet.
Everybody in the lower realm undergoes rebirth. One can go up to Heavenly Beings or go down to Hell depending on one’s karma. As long as we don’t achieve Samadhi we will continue to be born in one of these realms.
We only stop samsara (cycle of rebirth) once we have attained Samadhi. And we enter the 4 higher realms. I will discuss that on my next post.
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