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Indeed I do
believe that animals are more spiritual than the human. There are stories now
and then that surface in news paper or intranet that dogs refuse to eat upon
the deaths of their masters. These animals rather starve themselves to death
than become the sole survivors. I am sure the all famous Taiwanese ‘十八王公’ is but one
of the classical examples out there:
told me something he heard from an old Cantonese woman a long time ago, as
During mourning period of a deceased family
member, our pet dog or cat has to put on a white ribbon its neck. If not, our
pet would be followed to heavenly kingdom, too. It was considered as part of
our family member.
he read a similar article written by a pet communicator. It goes like this:
Little Thomas was very close to his little pet
dog, as much as a member of his family. His dog knew that Thomas would be
crossed over to the other side. Soul of his dog planned a sudden unreasonable
physical death so that, it could welcome Thomas in the light to keep on their
like that an animal is more spiritual than we do.
better known as ‘transference of consciousnesses' is predominantly a Tibetan
ritual aimed to transfer ones consciousness to a ‘pure land’ so that the soul
will not be reborn again.
all of the Tibetan Buddhist schools have Powa rituals; they are not created
equal. For majority of the Buddhist schools, the ‘final destination’ is the
pure land of Vajradhara (金剛總持), for some it will be the pure land
of Amitabah (阿彌陀佛) while for the Dzongchen (大圓滿), the final
destination will be the center of Dharmadhatu (法界心中心). Whatever
system one follows, ‘Powa’ is based on the theory of emptiness. In another
words, that is to say, let all the souls rest in the state of ‘AH’. This is
basically a state of ‘no-born’.
offering a free Powa service for the deceased human or pets for accumulation of
merit purposes on the 1st and 15th days of Lunar Calendar.
The term and
service is provided for the ones that have not been blessed in any deliverance
ceremonies. The reason is: we don’t want to pull a deceased from the heaven and
then to another ‘pure land’.
send in the name (indicate if the named is a pet or human), your relationships, gender, date of
deceased and age to me: email@example.com
. I will not check if the names are real, or the persons are still alive etc. I
will stop this service on reaching 1000 name count.
avoid sending the name of the still living… I don’t know what will be the
effects if you decided to play a prank on a living person. I believe the karma
is equal to that of killing a living person.
you have sent in your request, please donate some money or food to your preferred
charities on behalf of the deceased. I will not check if you will be doing so,
as the merits are solely yours, not mine.
This is a
Buddhist deliverance service for my merit accumulation exercise, so it is mainly
meant for Buddhists. Your details will be deleted upon the completion of the
ritual and will not be disclosed in public.
A decade ago, I consulted an American psychic about my
spirit sensitivity. He said I am naturally a sensitive soul, and having a very
bright aura that easily attracts animals and spiritual beings. Below are some
·I always am the first one who suffers from any
infection (popular disease) and recovers fast under proper treatment.
·If I go somewhere outdoor, strayed cats and dogs
would get closer to me for food (if I have). They seem know that I am
compassionate and generous! The can read my aura.
·A Tao master told me that I have 仙骨, though it is not my
interest to become a spiritual medium.However, I had seen a local Chinese female who was a Christian but,
helplessly and fully works as a medium.She was wanted by certain spirit as a messenger.
·I could easily sense the emotions of a person,
or what one is about to speak out (only in several occasions).
Yes, I am easily get attracted by spirits, too.Below are my initial experiences with
When I was a 6-year-old kid, mom bought a second hand wooden
bed for us. After sometimes, there was just a face (without full body) of a
female appeared in front of my bed, much like a facial image projected from a
movies projector. She looked friendly with a smiling face, and appeared just
before I fell asleep. I shouted up whenever she appeared. She just disappeared
once dad turned on his torch light to me. As a little, simple minded boy, I
never knew that she was a spiritual being. This happened just few times and
disappeared naturally. She was not as scary or as harmful as I later thought.
This never happened to brothers who slept on the same bed.
Later, I had visits from a female goodness, and earth sprit
from home altars.
A neighbouring old woman was under cancer treatment at a
local hospital. I dreamt that I met her eldest daughter. She was crying at the
pharmacy Unit and I awoke immediately. I knew that this old woman would pass
away. She did few days later.
I had an Indian friend who was a taxi driver. His aged
mother was warded in hospital due to extremely low blood pressure. I dreamt
that a Malay man at the taxi station said “Mother of our Indian taxi driver has
passed away……”.As soon as I arrived at
the hospital a couple of days later, his sister cried out loud. His mother just
passed away. Later, I told the taxi driver that I dared not scare them by
telling what I dreamt about his mother. Vivid dreams around 4 am would mostly
When this taxi driver passed away, his unmarried sister
stays all alone. She dreamed that her brother asked her not to eat “roti
canai”. She took her brother’s advice seriously, as her cholesterol level is
high. Don’t you see that, our deceased loved one still concern about us!
As I get older, I have only visits from deceased LOVED ONES
OR CLOSE FRIENDS in my dreamland. The “madame” I used to mention earlier was
NOT a stranger. She knew me ever since I was a kid.
Sending them to light
I did talk to a toast master from a Chinese temple in Johore
when visited by “grandmamma” and “madame”. He said unless they had unfulfilled
wish and requested to be done on my part….”
I think they only have visits, without being attached or
lingered around, much like whenever we have seasonal offerings to our
ancestors. I am sensitive enough to sense them, if they are around all the
time. “Oo mi tou fo” (Amitabah Buddhaya) in Buddhism made an oath to guide and
send them (spiritual entities who just left their physical bodies) to light. I
prayed to “oo mi tou fo” for my pet who just crossed over. I even asked my
ancestor to help my pet, as it was part of my family member.
View points from a
Christian and other whites
I talked to a local religious Christian who said “It was not
Madame who tried to contact me, but other ghost appeared to be in “madame”
form. Another example was advice from my deceased Indian friend for her sister-
not to eat “Roti Canai”. In Christianity, all spiritual beings other than the
mighty God are evil. Altar set up of for our ancestors at home is strictly
against their teachings.
Personally, I disagreed that these evil ghosts were from low
realm. They were just visits from our deceased loved ones. I don’t think an
unknown ghost would advice her for not to eat “roti canai”, but surely her
brother did. In the West or US, lots of researches have done about afterlife. I
know quite a number of them who could communicate with our deceased loved ones,
including pets. They are not religious, but all are open minded intellectuals.
So do most Whiteman I used to work with in few international firms over the
Many of the
Indochinese ethnics are ancestral worshippers. If a person follows the traditional
Thai magic systems, he or she would probably aware that ancestors and related
spirits are summoned in the Waikru ritual. Without this ritual, one’s power is
said to have no foundation and malevolent spirits may harm the person than
helping him or she. Likewise the traditional Chinese would have an ancestral
shrine dedicated to them such as the Lim Ancestral shrine just to name one
that one has been worshipping his or ancestors so far and this person has no
relation or training in magic what so ever, then he or she can request the help
from his or her ancestors in many ways:
Avoiding a divorce or family problems
offerings to the ancestral shrine. After you have presented the offerings, take
two joss sticks; plug off the wooden legs. Light both ends of the incense and
put them horizontally in the incense holder then ask for your ancestors to
Prolong one’s lifespan
life is deemed ending, then one can light an oil lamp in front of the ancestral
tablets in the shrine and beg for the ancestors to help prolonging one’s life.
After that the person must ask some rice from 100 households. When the rice
collection is completed, he or she can burn some incense in front of his or her
house and then throw the rice out as a present to the spirits. Or the rice can
be donated to charity as a means to accumulate merit for our ancestors.
Blessing a child
child is born, it is customary to go to an ancestral shrine and light an oil
lamp there. This gesture is to inform the ancestors that the child is part of
the family member and that the ancestors should help and protect this child
until his or her coming of life.
believe that if the spiritual linkage between a person and his ancestor spirits
is severed, then he will be facing hardship and lonely in life. So if ancestor
worship is part of your culture, and that you aren’t doing too well in life;
try praying to your ancestors for help!
Mr. Ong has kindly sent me this additional ritual:
My dad left mom in China to earn a living in Malaysia alone.
My grandmother performed a ritual with mother during seasonal offering to our
ancestors. Both of them uplifted the offering table and made a 360 degree
turn-around, and prayed for dad’s comeback. Few weeks later, dad went back to
China, and came with mom to Malaysia through Singapore. Mom said similar ritual
could be used to soften the heart of any family member who ran away to return
This is a
true story of Thai black magic victims that has gone across three generations
told by my guru sometime ago. It suddenly resurfaced in my mind as I was
reading my Thai magic notes.
a century ago, perhaps around the 50’s, there was a Hong Kong business man by
the name Lee came to Singapore to do business. Somehow Lee decided to marry a
Singaporean lady and then settled in Singapore though Lee already has a wife
and son in Hong Kong. It was said that Lee later has about 10 children in
well until Lee was terminally ill and all of his children in Singapore have
forsaken this old man. Since poor old Lee has no one to turn to; he decided to
call his son, Albert in Hong Kong in the hope his son will come and pay Lee a
refused to comply with his father’s last request as he hated his father, Lee
for abandoning his mother and himself for a better live in Singapore. So Lee
died alone but before his death, he cast a curse on Albert and all his
descendents. I can’t answer you why a father would cast a curse on his sons and
grandchildren, but this is how the story goes.
A few years
after Lee’s death, strange things started to happen to Albert. Fleas were seen emerging
from Albert’s body openings: private parts, asshole, ears etc. So, Albert had
to use elephant gum to catch these fleas one by one every night until he also died
after vomiting large amount of blood one night.
Now it was
Albert’s son Eric who came to my guru for help as the same symptoms exhibited
with Eric too. After listening to Eric’s complaints, my guru told Eric that his
plight and his father’s was due to the curse of Lee, his grandfather.
awful it may sound, the cure for such a curse was pretty simple. My guru only
boiled some chicken feathers and hair of pigs in a large earth urn. After that,
Eric was asked to dip inside the big urn until water cooled down completely.
When this is done, the whole of Eric’s body was covered with a piece of black
cotton cloth. They were surprised to find many find grayish needle like
substances poking onto the black cloth despite the chicken and pig’s hair.
with my guru for a few days and he returned to Hong Kong when no other
abnormalities were found. I was attracted to this case as I was wondering what
kind of grandfather Lee was until he wanted to see all his descendents suffer a
three generation curse?
It would be
a great surprise if I say that for many people, death does not come in a
sudden. Well, there certainly are many tools to give you telltale signs of an
approaching death: astrological reading, geomancy, premonition etc. These
telltale signs would give an indication of approaching death of approximately
18 months’ period according to my own experiences.
do so and spare some time for your family members and stop staring at your
tablets or smart phones. Try to observe the behavior of your elders closely but
not too intensely. It is best just sit diagonally across them and pay
particular attention to their eyes. If not significant changes on their eye
sights, then you can relax for now. However, if you find pattern changes; then
death would probably be around the corner. Just a point to note is that the
glimpse would only lasts for a few seconds, but it will strike you deep inside
your heart to be awaked.
experience with my late father was that around one and half years before he
passed away; his would give me a sudden and very deceptive stare from the
corner of his eyes that resembles that of a dishonest man. Just to tell you
honestly, my father was a teacher for over 30 years and known for his honesty
and we secretly dubbed him ‘Confucius II’. So it would indeed be extremely
weird for such a person to give me such a sinister look. I felt that that was
another person that was staring at me altogether.
of approaching death was that during this period would be hearing of noises at
night. I would akin this call to be somewhat resembles the call of Banshee from
Irish folklore. I used to hear a creepy and disembodied voice of my late
grandmother during midnight calling: “Ah Ying… Ah Ying…” (My father).
thing is please also pay particular attention to behavior change of the person:
a calm and polite person suddenly changed into a rude and violent person; or a
vegetarian turned into a meat eater etc. So if one day, your beloved father
suddenly stared at you as if you were his greatest enemy for no reasons; be
the above behaviors can also be found with younger ones as there are occasionally
news interviews on parents of youths who died in automobile accidents saying: “We
knew something would happen to him because his behavior was not normal before
he left the house…”
It is not
very difficult to understand the concept of ‘emptiness’ in Buddhism. The word
‘emptiness’ doesn’t mean that everything is entirely ‘empty’ functionally and
in characteristic. The gist of it only refers to the existence of an object,
such as a stone; does not exist because of you and me. The stone will always be
there with or without you and me.
words, if someone pick up the stone and hit me on the head; my head bleeds.
This shows that the stone is not empty as it is harder than my skull; hence its
function is not empty.
bring in the concept of ‘dependence arising’ (緣起).
‘dependence arising’ has no essence (緣起性空無自性) means ‘emptiness’ (空性). This ‘emptiness’ refers to the happening of
an incident has no specific characteristics, hence it is essentially ‘empty’.
elaborate further with an example of the above stone:
that you and I have the opportunity to come across the specific stone means
this relationship was built in some previous years or lifetime. Without this
relationship; we would not even notice the stone amongst other pebbles on the
it is not by chances that you drop in this blog; the relationship was
established in the past lives where we have probably established as friends or
foe. This connection will only exist as long as the past relationship endures.
After the attraction is over, we will part and never to meet nor talk again.
the concept of ‘emptiness’ is essential in spirit deliverance ritual (超度) or not only
the spirit that is intended to be delivered will not depart; it will hang on to
the master himself.
It is also
precisely this concept of ‘emptiness’ that draws a thin line between Buddhist
Tantric practices with Hindu Tantric practices. Both of them has the same name;
quite differ in gist. As the saying goes:
(A millimeter’s difference
in the beginning, but ended with a kilometer’s error.)
of older magical traditions in this world deal with spirits to do their
biddings. After years of experiences dealing with these spiritual entities, I try to list down
some lesser known traits that I think are interesting to talk about.
refers to human spirits specifically or some may like to call them ghosts.
Spirits are fuzzy entities
spirits are stubborn and blurred. Well, the clever ones already gone with the
light within 49 days’ duration.
put us in their shoes (only if they have feet …) and think what we would do if …
One day when all our familiar belongings: houses, family, car, money etc. are
no longer belonged to us; all our complaints are unheard and no food to eat.
Say that a
bugger comes and says to us:
pity soul. How are you?”
how come you die so young?”
marry you if you’re still alive …”
We will definitely
stick to this person 99% of the time as he or she has shown sympathy to us add
to that we have nowhere to go, wouldn’t we?
Spirits will not leave voluntarily
spirits get comfortable with their ‘hosts’, it is quite difficult to make them
leave voluntarily. There is a Chinese saying:
(It is easy to invite
ghosts, but difficult to send them away.)
So you see, once these
invisible beings are with you; they are definitely sticking to you for as long
as they can. Unless of course, the hosts die and there is no more energy to be
Spirits feed on energies
Spirits rely on energies to
survive. If your household electrical appliances especially the lights break
down pretty often, then this is one of the indications that a spirit is around.
Likewise, spirits will also
consuming energy of human and animals.
I was told by a fellow Taoist
practitioner that the dying process of a person can be prolonged by simply
attaching spirits onto the person. In doing so, the person will keep grasping
for air but will not kick the bucket. This is done when his or her life is to
be prolonged while waiting for the love ones to arrive.
When spirits attached
themselves to human beings, I call them “parasites”. Of course, in magic
traditions, spiritual parasites are used as a means to achieve invulnerability
and 6th sense.
parasites can bring more harm than good:
parasites are sucking energies from their hosts, the hosts will experience mood
swing, tired, palpitation etc.
parasites can ‘mask’ out actual illnesses and cause a tumor not to be shown in
x-ray photo and more often than not, discovery of the real cause is often a
little too late.
·Illnesses such as
cancers, diabetes, high blood etc. are said to be partly attributed to
Spirits cannot change the world
Majority of the spirits are
ignorant and helpless. If anyone says that spirits can save the world, then that
must be a lie. Most of the time, they need to be taught on what and how to do a
task. Perhaps there are good ones around, but after browsing through available
magic traditions; I have yet to see one. A simple pendulum will certainly give
the skeptics a very good sample.
So here you are, our
invisible friends in a nutshell. I think the best attitude towards these
invisible friends is:
(Respect the spirits, but
keep them at a distance.)