Magic SEA Underground targets to be a catchall for all popular magic rituals across the Southeast Asia regions. Most of the introductory materials are copied from the intranet just to make a point, or translated into English and provided as it is under one roof to ease your reading. This blog materials are for light reading purpose only. By 'underground' means this is a black box blog, no references to original sources will be provided.
The Chinese Mahapritaka (大藏经)
contains many rituals belong to Kriya Yoga (事瑜伽)
from Chinese Mantrayana Tradition. The best part is of course these rituals are
free-of-charge provided that you can surf the Net and understand quite a bit
about Chinese. In that case you should be able to search for various rituals
which such convenience was quite impossible a few years back.
It is also conversely true that not all free stuffs are
good, there are down falls as well. Provided that you aware of them. The major
problem with Chinese Mahapritaka is the localization of Sanskrit terms. It was
translated in such a way that not only the Chinese do not quite understand what
a term means; left alone the non-Chinese!
怛儞也(二合)他 = TADYATHA=Speaking
According to phonetic: Dá
Now it is obvious the difference is quite obvious doesn’t
Let me take another example：
阿失缚噜麽 = ASHVARUMA=Horse hairs
What is that？ā
shī fù lū mó？
is supposed to mean‘ASHVA' ，and‘噜麽’ in Sanskrit means‘RUMA' or ‘hairs’！
Such variations in localized Chinese mantra funny and yet pathetic
as it sounds; no wonder the Chinese Mantrayana already going downhill now days.
A friend asked me, is there a mantra that can bestow luck
and happiness to ladies in this hostile society?
I think there indeed is one amongst the many Vedic mantras
that is suitable to be recited by all ladies. According to record, this mantra
can make a lady lucky and happy for her whole life. This mantra is:
“Om Om Hreem Om Krinm Hreem Om
It is said that any ladies who is consistent in reciting
this mantra according to her abilities, then all types of family problems and
other obstacles shall be removed and resolved. The soul of this person shall be
empowered with strength and this energy will be stored inside her body. During
emergency, this energy will be released automatically.
Another poser of this mantra is the protection from evil
spirits and black magic. The person who recites this mantra with consistency
shall be protected.
It is my hope that in this chaotic world, anyone who recites
this mantra shall be in peace, happy and lucky.
The moon is worshipped in many cultures. In the West,
witches performing the drawing down of the moon for spell casting. In ancient
China, animals and Taoists use breathing exercises to draw moon energy into
their bodies for magic work or for healing. In India making offerings to moon
may also make your wish come true.
First we need to prepare a big jar of fresh water, some
milk, some sugar and rice. It is said that for best result, it is best to use Ganga Jal or sea water. For general wishes, then this ritual should be
carried out on the second night after the black moon.
When the time is right, pour the milk, sugar and rice into a
jug of fresh water. Now go to a quite place where you will not be disturbed.
Stare at the moon for a while and now hold the jug with both hands and raise it
above your head. Now make a wish and pour down the water in the jug. While you
are pouring down the water, look at the moon through the flowing water while
thinking of your wish.
After the ritual, give thank to the moon and go back
immediately without looking back. You may perform the ritual on the same time
next month until your wish is fulfilled. It is also believed that whoever makes
this ritual a routine will be prosperous and rich even without asking.
Have you ever thought that holy Bo tree can attract ghosts?
Believe it or not, you can make friend with a ghost!
First you must fast for one day or if you cannot stand
fasting then you may only eat fruits. Now you must also keep your mind pure:
see no evil, talk no evil, hear no evil and think no evil. Only then the ghost
who answers your call will be a noble one.
You must perform this ritual on a dark night, i.e. no moon
visible in the sky.
Go to a Bodhi Tree (Ficus Religiosa) and offer 5 betel nuts,
5 green leaves of Bodhi tree, black sesame and some flowers. You should burn
some Benzoic incense and sprinkle some rose water onto the Bodhi leaves.
Now, chant the below mantra for 1188 times while standing:
Kalachakra Tantra is the most controversial tantra of all
Buddhist tantras. It is the last known tantra ever compiled before the collapse
of Buddhism in India. Critics doubted the authenticity of Kalachakra Tantra as
Buddhist works as there are too many Hindu elements contained inside.
Personally, I see whoever compiled Kalachakra Tantra tried
to squeeze all Hindu and Buddhist elements into it and makes the practice of
Kalachakra extremely difficult and time consuming. This is perhaps a desperate
move to save the best of Hinduism and Buddhism before Islamic invasion somewhere
around the 11th century in medieval India.
I have particular interest in Kalachakra because of my
interest in Feng Shui, Astrology and Traditional Medicine. All the former
elements evolve with time and it is my personal interest in deciphering secrets
hidden in Kalachakra Tantra system.
Those one who practices Kalachakra long sadhana will know
that, around 720 deities are invoked to dwell in Kalachakra Mandala. Not many
gurus are willing to point out that this Kalachakra Mandala actually symbolises
the human body and the Deity Kalachakra represents the illusion body. All of
the 720 deities, mainly from Hinduism are placed in all of the major-minor and
minor-minor chakras and linked by 180 major and minor nadis.
This gives a complete and accepted view of an individual in
Hinduism and Buddhism. In the past tantras such as the Chakrasamvara and
Yamantaka, emphasize is not put on human body as it is thought to be
impermanent and not important. But in Kalachakra tantra, it is deemed necessary
to put much importance on human body as a sick body is of no use in producing
an illusion body. Hence by including all of the patron gods and goddesses of
Hindu pantheon together with all chakras and nadis; not only Kalachakra Tantra
can be accepted by the Hindu, it also serves as a teaching tool for Hindu and
Buddhist Medicine at that time.
Another use of Kalachakra is in the Astrology. Do you know
that Astrology actually calculates the flow of human life force inside the
naval chakra? Our naval chakra has 64 petals, with 60 petals forming the 12
houses in Astrology and 4 void petals. So, by calculating this energy flow, we
will know our future. If the life force is blocked, then we will be facing with
troubles. And that’s all to the relation of Astrology with Kalachakra.
It is perhaps fair to say that the Kalachakra generation
stage symbolises the world of Hinduism. The real separation between Hindu and
Buddhist ideology happens in the Kalachakra completion stage. The practice of
completion stage is related to the formation of ‘empty body’. Unlike other
Buddhist tantra in that other tantras said that one’s illusion body can only be
formed during dying process; the ‘empty body’ of Kalachakra forms when a person
is still alive. This is something like the ‘rainbow body’.
I actually like such arrangements in Kalachakra as I can
appreciate the Hindu wisdom as well as keeping the Buddhist elements without
having to mask out the core value of both of the ancient beliefs in this world!
I think this ritual is perhaps the forerunner of Malaysian
Hantu Raya or servitor spirits.
It is believed that Chauraha Wali Mata, said to be the
goddess of cross roads is a form of goddess Maha Kali. If anyone makes her
happy, then she will send her powerful witches to fulfil one’s desires.
This ritual should be done after 9pm onwards starting on
Saturday or Tuesday for a consecutive of 21 Saturdays/Tuesdays. After that, one
should maintain the offering on all Saturdays/Tuesdays.
First one must prepare some offerings:
·2 cloves, 5 types of dishes, 5 pieces of roses,
2 bundi ladu and 1betel leaf.
When everything is ready and the time is right, put everything
onto a piece of white paper and bring a mug of fresh water. Go to a quiet cross
junction, put the items beside the junction and pour the water onto the ground.
Now, go home without looking back.
The person should feel a presence in his/her house after a
few tries. When the presence is felt, then a pact can be made to establish the
master and servant relationship.
I post this article specially aim at those friends lost in
the world of Buddhism:
Many people stumbled into Buddhism and expect all Buddhist
schools are created equal would experience a culture shock of their lives. The
fact is that teachings in various schools can go to both extreme ends; unlike
the highly standardized teachings in other standard religions. Basically
Buddhism is subdivided into two schools: the Mantrayana and the Sutrayana.
Mantrayana or Tantric Buddhism as we know it today consists
of two major schools: the Indo-Tibetan and Sino-Japan. The Sino-Japan is grouped
under the lower 3 stages while the Indo-Tibetan system takes up the upper 6
stages of all 9 stages of Buddhism. The difference between the two system lies
in that the Anuttara Tantra which is an important part of Indo-Tibetan system
and the related sex yoga failed to spread in China and Japan due to
Sutrayana can also be subdivided into the Mahayana and Theravada
Buddhism. Mahayana is the Buddhism that spread from India to China, Japan,
Korea and Vietnam which is also known as the ‘Northern Tradition’. The Theravada
Buddhism spread from India down south to Sri Lanka, to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Now comes the fun part: the arguments of which school is
authentic never ceased until today:
·Within general Buddhism, Sutrayana attacks
Mantrayana especially the Indo-Tibetan system as not Buddhism because of the
worships of Hindu deities and yab-yum deities (two deities hugged together
·Within the Sutrayana: the Mahayana said that
their teaching can achieve enlightenment while the Theravada teachings cannot.
·Indo-Tibetan systems also have many
controversies on the practice of ‘liberation by slaughtering’ and the
consumption of meat and alcohol.
Of course, time has changed now days as all Buddhist schools
are treated as one. Everyone try to be politically correct and all practices
are accepted as one Buddhism as a whole. Having said so, confusions remain as
this liberty causes more confusion:
·Do I eat meat or do I not?
·If I pray to Buddha and get fortune, can I
donate to charity organizations of other religions?
·Can I worship Taoist deities together with
So, how does one go about in choosing which school is
·Study the history of Buddhism thoroughly and
understand the special traits of each school.
·Follow just one school of thought that is if you
believe that Buddhism is created all equal.
Finally, whatever you do, please don’t ask yourself this question:
“Have I regretted in following this school of thought?”