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Marital Problem Fixed, Financial Problem Solved with the Unexpected Coming In of a Huge Amount of Money / Problem with Bank Loan Reversed: Two Personal Testimonies of Two Readers with Two Different Sources of Miracles! – And Why Do I Write About Miraculous Personal Testimonies?

Published Pebrero 1, 2017 by jptan2012

If there’s one thing that my experienced with Feng Shui and with my belief in (mainly) Buddhism and Taoism, is that MIRACLES DO HAPPEN! And it happens more often than we realize, it is just a matter of being able to recognize it.

I have so many miraculous stories to share, however, I simply don’t have enough time to write them all, on top of it, I will only share miracles that has been shared with me, either in whole or in part thru sms or email, this is so that I have something to show my readers the authenticity of the stories. Before, in order to protect the identity of my readers, I would not share their names and would only put initials. However, I realized I can share their first name and block out some of the important details to prove their identity, and lately if you notice those are the only personal testimonies that I share.

Anyway, today I would like to share with you not one but two personal testimonies of two different readers. I would have wanted to write about it separately but there are so much more things to write about, and truth be told I don’t think you will be happy if I simply write about miraculous personal testimonies of my readers.

But we all have a lesson to learn from these personal testimonies. It is not simply about the Vajrapani Ruel(1), or the Illness Suppression Amulet(1), or any amulet that I happened to write about, but it is about the experiences of readers who like a lot of you may be going through some problems in life. The problems may be personal that has something to do with relationships like your family or your longing for a partner in life. It can be about your personal growth, it can be about your career. It can be about money or the lack of it. What you are going through right now may be unique, but at the bottom of it, the root is basically the same for most people, and so from their stories we all learn something. And most of all, we are given hope that there is something else that we can do.

Such is the case of Grace. I met Grace because of her sister Mercy who is reader and a believer of Feng Shui. According to Mercy her life while she can still hope for something better is actually fine, and when I wrote about the Traditional Sutra Amulets (1)(Diamond Sutra and The Sutra On the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva) she just felt an affinity with it. Something seems to tell her that she should get it, even though technically speaking the Traditional Sutra Amulet(2) (TSA) is actually a Buddhist religious item and not a Feng Shui item and Mercy is a Catholic. Furthermore, she felt that she should also get one for her sister, Grace, who is actually going through a bad patch in her life.

According to Mercy, her sister Grace got separated from her husband about a year ago, and while Grace and her husband felt that they still love each other, the meddling of the in – laws (mostly the parents of Grace’s husband’s parents) is making things difficult. Grace’s husband is the only son. On top of that, Grace’s business is having some financial problems; she is in danger of losing her business, something that she has strived to build for more than ten years now.

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These are just one copy each of the very limited copies sent to me by my Guru Lama of the THE SUTRA OF THE PAST VOWS OF THE KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA, THE DIAMOND OF PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA and THE MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA. Sutras are also used as very powerful amulets, that is why you will often old Buddhist Chinese houses has a copy of the Sutra on their altar though they might not be reciting the sutra itself.

Mercy decided to get 2 copies of the TSA, she’ll give one copy to Grace. When I met Mercy, Grace tagged along. She obviously wasn’t a believer and it became apparent when she repeatedly questioned me as to how do the TSA’s work and why are they so pricey. I patiently answered all her questions and told her that technically speaking they are not paying for the TSA, which she calls book amulet, but rather the money goes to either feeding of the monks or images of the Buddha or Bodhisattva. I clearly remembered that she said well hope that her sister is shelling out for would not go to ‘statues’ but rather to the feeding of monks or ‘better yet to hungry even if they are not from the temple’. During our conversation, she subtly but repeatedly discouraged Mercy to get all TSAs, both THE DIAMOND SUTRA and THE SUTRA ON THE PAST VOWS OF EARTH STORE BODHISATTVA.

I met them last December, I think it was in the first week of December, and I didn’t hear from them again, not until a few days ago when Grace sent me a message. Apparently, she the non – believe experienced a wonderful miracle, which she attributes to the Traditional Sutra Amulet. Mercy clarified that while she hasn’t had a great miracle she feels that everything seems to be going smoother now.

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Translation for first Filipino Sentence: I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE… Translation of the Second & Third Filipino Sentence: Maybe you noticed that I was bugging you with all those question because I really don’t believe in Feng Shui. But now I’m a believer.

Going back to Grace. When I talked to her on the phone she said that maybe her first miracle was when she and her husband decided to patch things up last Christmas, and they went back to living together again this January. She said at that time she just ignored it and thought maybe it was really just their love that brought them together (and I sort of agree with her, it really is there love that brought them back together). But then a second miracle happened.

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She has a business that should have been doing really well, however, her biggest competitions are the bigger companies that has bigger financial capital thus being able to lower their prices because they can buy things by the bulk and get the items lower and in turn they can pass it on to the consumers at the lower price also. In order to be able to compete with them and in order to survive she needs a big boost on her finances. Her husband’s business while stable is not the liquid to be able to help her, and while her family tried to help, she knows that what they can afford to give her is not enough to help ensure that she will survive the big competitors. At that time that she was given the TSA she was already contemplating shifting to another smaller business or closing it down.

When she and her husband got back together, her husband had a heart – to – heart and man – to – man talk with his father, Grace’s father – in – law. He told him that their meddling with his family is the cause of their marital problem. He also told them the truth that for years, they have treated Grace unfairly, especially his mother who has been quite harsh and critical of whatever Grace do. Surprisingly, the father accepted his mistake and told his son that he will talk to his wife also. At that time Grace’s husband also mentioned the problem of Grace’s business.

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According to Grace that she initially doesn’t believe in the Traditional Sutra Amulet (which she call Book Amulet) but because it was pricey she decided to simply follow my instruction and decided to ‘dump’ it behind the images of her Catholic saints.

After getting back together, Grace’s father – in – law paid them a visit. Her mother – in – law didn’t go with him because she is feeling sour that she was partly ‘blamed’ for what happened to Grace and her husband. But Grace’s father – in – law apologized for how they treated Grace and he also offered to finance the expansion of Grace’s business to make it more competitive!!! Of course, Grace initially said no. But the father – in – law actually said that he would take offense if Grace refuses to accept the money. Best of all when Grace had her lawyer come up with an agreement stating as to when she will pay the ‘loan’ the father – in – law tore it up and told her to pay only when able, and that he will consider it as a payment if Grace will cook for them once a week. Grace said this is funny because they used to criticize, especially the mother – in – law, Grace’s cooking. But Grace said she would be more than happy to do that. What is nice here is that Grace never harbored any ill – feeling towards her in – laws because she understands that they felt like she ‘stole’ their son from them.

Grace considers this as a miracle because of the following:

  1. Although a lot of the ‘bullying’ came from her mother – in – law, her father – in – law is a traditional Chinese patriarch and will never humble himself for the younger generation.
  2. The father – in – law believes that Grace shouldn’t be working, much less having her own business. He feels that she should just help her husband in his business and their family business.
  3. His father – in – law whose money is all hard – earned was never ‘generous’ with money.

Before we ended our conversation, Grace said maybe her mother – in – law would be a future miracle.

Similarly, another reader also shared another miracle. Evelyn is a mother of 4 children and is a wife of an Overseas Filipino Worker. I have met Evelyn once and I simply love the ‘energy’ of kindness and love that she exudes.

Evelyn’s eldest child, his son, lives in Australia. I believe he is doing quite well in Australia. And he recently decided to get his very own home. He applied for a bank loan, but even before he got the approval of his bank loan he decided to pay give the non – refundable down payment to the said house. I believe that the down was a substantial amount.

Then comes the bad news from the bank. It seems like there seems to be a minor technicality and he might not get the loan. This is not an option because he already made a down and it is non – refundable.

Evelyn contacted me to ask for help in terms of what mantras to chant to help his son get the loan from the bank. I gave her the mantras. And he waiting started. I suppose it’s an excruciating, heart – pounding wait for them. But in the end the good news is that he got the loan!

Evelyn absolutely believes that they got it because of the power of the mantras. This is such a simple but profound miracle only because Evelyn’s son savings and better future is at stake her.

Two different miracles, two different channel (one is an amulet and the other one is the chanting of mantras)! Why did I decide to write these two miracles in one article?

This is to show that it’s not all about amulets. Mantras will also work as well, and it works best if you have faith and you sincerely do it and pouring in some love will make it more powerful.

We cannot deny that amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel(2), the Traditional Sutra Amulet(3), the Illness Suppression Amulet(2), etc. are an essential part of Buddhism, Taoism, and Feng Shui. We cannot deny that they work. We cannot deny that sometimes it is essential to have them. We cannot deny that things may work faster to our favor if we have them. But we also cannot deny and has to acknowledge that even without amulets we can still get the things that we aspire for. That’s what the mantras are for. Or that’s why we have the power of the prayers as easy as that!

But remember, whether it is thru amulets, mantras, or prayers, that miracles sometimes doesn’t come in a way we want it to be, or in a way we expect it to be. As I always say we should expect miracles, but do not dictate it!

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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Witchcraft: It Is Not What We Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 2)

Published Nobyembre 14, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post, I talked about how witchcraft is more common than we think. In today’s post I would like to talk about as to how easy it is to do witchcraft and who can do it.

The truth is some people can do witchcraft even without them knowing it. This is more commonly called as Evil Eye or Usog in Filipino. However, for the purpose of this article, let’s focus on the type of witchcraft or sorcery that is done on purpose. Who are the types of people who can do it?

For witchcraft or sorcery to be effective there must be some kind of emotions involve. This emotion is usually either love or anger or both.

Witchcraft or sorcery usually connotes a lot of negative image because we always think that witchcraft is meant to do something bad or harm to a person. Unfortunately, this is the most common reason why witchcraft is done or why people seek to have witchcraft or sorcery is done. However, witchcraft or sorcery is really simply an act wherein you interfere in the flow of energies and set out to put an energy that is meant to manifest physically. Having said that witchcraft or sorcery is simply an act, whether it is good or bad depends on the intention and the final output of the energy set out by the one who propagate or initiates it.

In Taoism, the religion, a Taoist priest is almost always familiar with witchcraft. The burning of Fu or Talisman papers are in so many ways an act of witchcraft wherein you call on an higher entity to set out a task. In my previous posts, I have discussed that in Taoism, the Gods, which are the Heavenly Beings in Buddhism, are like humans in a way that they still have temperaments, they get angry, the love, they get tired. They can also do wrong things. What a Taoist priest or a Taoist medium (somebody who is familiar to tap into the powers of this beings) does is they set out to call on these beings to do their wishes. Sometimes, these wishes may not be very right, or to put it simply I have seen Taoist mediums that may set out to do more harm. Like the story I shared on the preceding post, a Taoist priest or medium is involve in giving Diane’s mother – in – law the tool for her to have power over her son’s and husband’s will. Whether the said Taoist medium knows the intentions are pure or not, although I think if the Taoist medium is powerful enough to make such a tool, he or she will also be powerful enough to see the intentions, is an entirely different matter.

The truth is it is open knowledge amongst most Chinese and Taoist that a Taoist priest or Taoist medium who are familiar in tapping the powers of entities can do either good witchcraft or bad witchcraft.

Having said that, if one is familiar on how to tap into the other realms it is easy to do witchcraft or sorcery. In fact, sometimes you don’t even need to have the technical knowledge, sometimes all you need is a very strong emotion and a strong intent.

You can read the other posts on this series:

  1. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 1)
  2. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 2)
  3. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 3)
  4. Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Evil Eye and/or Witchcraft.

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Amulets, Talismans, and Charms!

Published Setyembre 23, 2016 by jptan2012

Today allow me to share with you a short post explaining the difference between an amulet, a talisman, and a charm or better known as Feng Shui charm.

An amulet is basically an object that has protective power ascribed to it. Note the key word here protective power, so the main purpose of the object is to protect the wearer from danger or harm.

A talisman is an object that contains some special prayer or magical energies that may bring about some luck to the one who possess it. However, it also has the power to protect.

A charm of a Feng Shui charm is basically an ordinary object that represents or symbolizes a certain aspect of our life. Basically a charm uses the power of symbolism and subconscious.

A charm or Feng Shui charm is usually used in Feng Shui. Sometimes a religious image is use as a charm. A charm can also be called as a Feng Shui cure. And depending on the charm use, it may have the capability to protect and or induce or bring about good luck to a person.

An amulet is usually use by Buddhist. Moat Buddhist items whether man – made or naturally occurring are considered as an amulet, meaning it’s primary purpose to protect the possessor from harm, either from physical, esoteric harm or even health, wealth harm. Again, Buddhist mostly makes an amulet rather than a talisman. However, it doesn’t mean that the power is limited to protective powers. A lot of Buddhist amulets also bring about a lot of other miraculous energies. The Vajrapani Ruel, which is considered as the world’s most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon and enjoys a lot of personal testimonies from readers who acquired it is an example of an amulet (although strictly speaking it is above an amulet), The Surangama Mantra Amulet and the Illness Suppression Amulet are other examples of the amulets that may offer other miraculous energies to the one who possess it. An amulet usually follows certain religious rule for one to make it.

A talisman is mostly used in Taoism. There are a lot of talismans that offers different purposes for its wearer. A talisman is usually made by a Taoist priest and has no ‘universal’ guidelines in doing it.

 

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Simple Words Have the Power to Hinder Somebody Else’s Luck & Create Your Own Bad Luck!

Published Hulyo 9, 2016 by jptan2012

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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Financial Luck One After the Other; Wish Fulfilled; Strange Prophetic Dream; And Saved From A Definite Harm or Even Death: Another Overseas Worker Reader Shares Her Miraculous Personal Testimony About the Vajrapani Ruel!

Published Hunyo 29, 2016 by jptan2012

Today, allow me to share with you a miraculous personal testimony of a reader who works in Hong Kong. Her story is so wonderful because while the miracle may not be as fabulous as the other stories that I have posted and that were shared by other readers, DL, as she requested to be called, experienced a series of miracles! For those who can read Filipino, you can personally read her story, the way she wrote it. However, those who can’t understand Filipino, I have taken the liberty to translate it in English. I tried my best to translate it verbatim.

But before I share her story, I just want to share that you may have noticed that lately I try my best to put the actual sms or email sent by the reader who shares his or her miraculous story. This is something that I want to do regularly if possible, but there are still others who wish to just call me and talk to me over the phone about their experiences. But whether they simply call and talk to me over the phone or send a message and allow me to post their message or their testimony, personal testimonies like these are the ones that keep me going.

Some of you might be aware that there are some people who are trying to discredit Feng Shui, Taoism, Buddhism, and the powers of the amulets. Some people will even go as far as bad mouthing the Vajrapani Ruel calling it to be the work of evil or saying it’s fake. I will not even go to discussing about the things that are said against me (depends on how you look at it some may be true, mostly are not). But whatever negativities are going on around there, when I receive some personal testimonies from readers about the miracle they have experienced because of the Vajrapani Ruel, or Surangama Mantra Amulet or Illness Suppression Amulet or the Ing Deng Pay or about doing the recommendations or chanting the mantras that I have written about, it gives me going and it encourages me to write. Of course, now I know that I should be more responsible and I should fully acknowledge that I have responsibilities or I have a responsibility on my readers. Again, when I receive these testimonies I know that why there are still some changes that I should implement, I know that writing this blog is all worth it, because no amount of money can pay for experience one can have when we read these testimonies.

Anyway, DL, I think is a new Filipino overseas worker in Hong Kong. She works as an in – house nanny. I still remember when she first requested the Vajrapani Ruel, and as her written testimony states, there was a delay in the delivery of her Vajrapani Ruel. It took 6 months, I think. I’m not saying this as an excuse but sometimes delays are cause by unseen forces, they want to prevent us from getting the amulet. Or sometimes fate just have the perfect timing for one to have the Vajrapani Ruel, and I think this is the case for DL.

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Please see translation below and proof of the incident she mentioned. I believe also that the picture she sent was recently taken so it explains why it’s clean and only has a burnt off part.

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            I just want to tell you about the ‘miracle’ that I experienced with the Vajrapani Ruel in the short time that it’s with me. I have to give it to my husband because I think he needs it more.

            I ordered the Vajrapani Ruel June and it arrived Dec. 5, 2015 here in Hong Kong. But before even I receive it, I dreamt that there is an old man who rang the doorbell and handed me a brown envelop that contains a bundle of money and a small envelop that contains that Vajrapani Ruel. I (in the dream) even handed the mailman some money.20160614_204154

            (A) few months later I received the Vajrapani Ruel and the guy in my dream was the same guy who handed me the Vajrapani Ruel. One week after having the Vajrapani Ruel something happened. I was sleeping beside my ward who was only 7 months old at that time, my put the Vajrapani Ruel beside my pillow and proceeded to a deep slumber with baby (DL’s ward), I didn’t realized that the socket beside our bed was burning. Just found out about it the following day when I cleaned (the room). It got me wondering as to why it didn’t burn the bed since our bed is right beside to the electrical socket. That’s when I remembered about the Vajrapani Ruel. If it were not for the Vajrapani Ruel ‘baby’ and I would have been burned to death (toasted was the word DL use).

            After that incident I made a wish on the Vajrapani Ruel to give money so I can buy a plane ticket, and that my employers would allow me to go home to the Philippines. I know it was unlikely to happen because one my contract has not yet ended and also because at that time I have two wards to take care of. (Nevertheless) the following morning I talked to my employer to allow me to go home in March because I want to attend my husband’s graduation. He immediately said yes and he even gave me a round – trip ticket! I was really happy at that time. I don’t know how to explain it but the blessings I received seems to be coming one after the other.

            Before I went home (to the Philippines), my employer’s parents found out that I’m going home and his mother gave me HK$ 2,000.00 for my children, and his father gave me HK$ 4,000.00 and further more my employer lend me some money because he knows that I don’t have much since my husband went back to college.

            The last thing I experienced is something that is impossible to happen. It is impossible for my brother to pay me the Php 15,000.00 that she borrowed three years ago. I again made a wish with the Vajrapani Ruel for her to pay me back just before I left for Hong Kong again, so that I can leave that money to my family here. Two days before my flight my sister – in – law sent me message informing me that she will pay me back the money on the day of my flight back to Hong Kong. Told her to just give it to my husband. When my husband drops me off at the airport, my brother called him up to inform him that the money is ready for pick – up. And he did get the money. Those are the miracles that I experienced in the (more or less) three months that the Vajrapani Ruel is with me. It’s a good thing I left this with my husband because my youngest child refuse to go to school, hope that the Vajrapani Ruel can make him go back to school.

            Jp, I’m giving you the right to post these stories, please just use the initial DL. By the way, I’m still chanting the Vajrapani (mantra) so that I can have money again soon to get my own Vajrapani Ruel. So that my husband and I can have one each. I also want to ask when you dream that there are several monk who visited you in your house and offered prayer, what does it mean?

            Thank you. Hopefully I can still share more stories with you. (THIS PART WAS FOLLOWED BY A PERSONAL QUESTION) Thank you again.

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

Vajrapani Ruel

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.


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Why Bad Things Happen To Good People? Is There Really A Good Answer to This?

Published Marso 18, 2016 by jptan2012

Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question that has been asked so many times, in so many situations, and in so many different forms. Sometime we may also ask why do good things happen to bad people.

But is there really an answer to this question? In Feng Shui and Taoism the answer lies in your chart and in fate, and in Buddhism the answer lies in karma. But are these really answers?

I raise this question now because I was asked this question a few days ago. And unlike before I have an immediate answer and the answer would be karma. But sometimes that in itself is a cruel answer.

Because of the sensitivity and involvement of a high profile family, I will not be able to share a lot of details about them. But basically I’ve yet to meet a person who has to say something about this family. From the Patriarch down to the grandchildren, people only have good words for them and my own personal experience with them, although they are really rich to the level of owning private learjets, several buildings, and hectares and hectares of properties, politicians even ‘bow’ to them, they remain to be the most humble and kindest people I’ve ever met, especially the patriarch. Words will not be able to describe how rich they are, but words won’t be able to describe also how nice, kind, and compassionate the whole family is especially the patriarch and the matriarch. Their staffs are relaxed around them but always give them the utmost respect and love.

I’m sharing this because I want you to understand how rich and how nice they are. They’re simply one of the best people you’ll ever meet in this world. And while they’re really rich, they always use their money to help better the lives of other people, but what’s even amazing is that they don’t only use their money to help, they also give themselves to help people. They would devote their time and knowledge and get physically involve in helping people. When they help they really help giving a part of themselves in the process, they don’t just send money.

Then tragedy struck, one of the grandchildren had an accident, was hospitalized for a few days and then eventually passed away.

While they’re technically not Buddhist, they believe in Buddhism, and the first question they have in their mind is why did this tragedy struck their family and why did it happen to a very healthy young man. Somebody else ask the question as to whether the goodness, the kindness, the generosity of the patriarch is not enough for him to go through the pain of losing a grandson!

Well, I can go on and discuss karma, collective karma, and how it is much more difficult to cure and avoid collective karma, but can I? Should I even attempt?

According to BM, my reader and friend, who have been featured in this blog several times, there are things that are not meant to be answered. Is she right about this? Do I agree with her? I personally saw the goodness of this family, and in fact BM said I’m so blessed to have met people like them, especially somebody like the patriarch and matriarch of this family, and so when this tragedy struck I personally saw their pain and although I went there to lend a helping hand, at one time I broke down and cried with them, they don’t deserve the pain that they experienced and is experiencing. But why do bad things happen to good people?

Karma… But then I really don’t know. I’m sure there’s a valid explanation somewhere but right now I don’t have it. And so with all humility after giving it much thought, I have to accept what BM said. SOME THINGS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED. Maybe there are questions that are not meant to be asked.

I called my Guru Lama and posed the same questions, and surprisingly, or maybe not, he said the same thing. SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED, but then he clarifies, SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED OUTWARDLY, SOME QUESTIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANSWERED BY RELIGION OR BY SCIENCE, THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT CAN ONLY BE ANSWERED WITHIN. He clarified that although karma plays a very important role in our lives, it’s never black and white, a short life doesn’t mean bad karma or long one does not necessarily mean bad karma, but he said everything has a good answer from within. Sometimes we have to look for the answers, the lesson from within.

This still doesn’t answer the question as to why bad things happen to good people, but as BM and my Guru Lama said there are questions that are not meant to be answered. But that doesn’t mean that we should stop learning the lesson that can be found from within.

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Sentient Objects (2): What To Do If A Spirit or Otherwordly Entity Inhabits Your Jewelry?

Published Disyembre 9, 2015 by jptan2012

jewerlyIn my preceding post called – SENTIENT OBJECTS: JEWELRIES OR OTHER OBJECTS INHABITED BY SPIRITS! I talked about Sentient Objects. Today, allow me to share with you as to what you can do if you suspect your jewelry or other things such as dolls is inhabited by a spirit or otherworldly entity.

But first allow me to explain that although more often than not it is only the hungry ghost or otherworldly entities that will inhabit or possess an object thus making it a Sentient Object, good entities are also known to do this. In Taoism, Taoist Gods or Deities that are properly blessed are all considered Sentient Objects, it is believe that once an object is blessed, a portion of the consciousness of that particular deity or god will inhabit the said image. Thus it should be treated with reverence because it is considered a Sentient Object carrying the essence or energy or a portion of the Taoist Deity or Taoist God.

In Buddhism, this is more of controversy and there are some arguments about this. All schools and lineage of Buddhism believes that simply making an image of Buddha or a Bodhisattva or a Deity makes the image holy because it will definitely carry the energy of the said Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Deity. However, some believes school and lineages believes that having the images blessed will make it holier. However, some schools and lineages like the Pure Land Buddhism (Pureland Buddhism) believes that blessing the said images will make it a Sentient Object in a sense that the said image will start to carry some energy of the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity. In Tibetan Buddhism this subject is a little bit unclear, but I can surmise that it is accepted concept because Tibetan Buddhist believes that a certain item consecrated under the energies of a certain Buddha or Bodhisattva or Deity should be treated like it’s the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity itself. Although, the claim that it becomes a sentient object is not explicit, it always said that the item, which after consecration has become an amulet, is considered as an extension of the Buddha, Bodhisattva or Deity. This is especially true with the Kalachakra and Vajrapani Ruel. With the Surangama Mantra Amulet, it is a little different because a consecrated (The term I used in writing about the Surangama Mantra Amulet is blessed, but really it should be consecrated not just blessed. I will discuss the difference in a future post.) Surangama Mantra Amulet is believed to attract Heavenly Beings that has an affinity with the wearer. But nevertheless, as mentioned the Pure Land Buddhist believes that a blessed or consecrated image becomes a Sentient Object.

Going back to the topic. Positive Sentient Objects, aside from the Taoist and Buddhist images mentioned, although possible are very rare. I would say sentient objects, with the exception of those that were consecrated on a temple, are 95% that of a hungry ghost or otherworldly entity of negative origin.

It will difficult to identify a sentient object unless you’re sensitive to these kinds of energies. However, some signs will be if you’re house is haunted and the energies are stronger at the area where you put your jewelries. You notice that some bad things, or bad emotions, or a fight happens whenever you wear a particular jewelry, especially if they are made up of diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds set in gold. But let me issue a caveat now and clarify that with the exception of pearls and diamonds, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get these stones. You can continue to use ruby, sapphire, emerald, and gold because the benefit from wearing them far outweighs the possibility of it becoming a sentient object.

Pearl_Oysters

To harvest the pearl, you have to kill the oyster, an shellfish considered to have consciousness.

I said with the exception of pearls and diamonds. Why? Because most diamonds around 85% to 90% of it are blood diamond, meaning it’s a diamond mined with total suffering and hardship maybe even death of those who mined them. In the case of the pearls, pearls are animate beings. Being the are living things that has consciousness, so in effect, when you get a pearl you either kills the shellfish (oyster)or you hurt them, and carrying a pearl is technically dead animate being so the energy is yin. These two, the diamond and pearl, by virtue of it’s history carries some yin psychic impression, and while they are yang energy objects (especially the diamond) with their yin psychic impression, hungry ghosts and otherworldly entities will natural be attracted to them and may inhabit them.

Vajrapani Ruel

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.

If you suspect that your jewelries have turned into a sentient object, I suggest you bring them to a Taoist Priest or a Buddhist Monk who are familiar with exorcising these objects. Depending on how strong the energy is it might take from a month to 3 months to fully cleanse these sentient objects of the negative energy or spirit or entity.

To prevent them from becoming a sentient object you can put a powerful amulet amongst your jewelry. The Vajrapani Ruel or Surangama Mantra Amulet will do. However, if they are already possessed with spirits or entities, they really have to be cleansed by a Taoist Priest or a Buddhist Monk.

Surangama Mantra Amulet N

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

Continue wearing a jewelry that has turned into a sentient object is bad because you might imbibe (permanently) the energy and personality of the spirit or entity. Furthermore, it may bring in some bad luck in your life and worst it might affect your relationships!

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