Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Taoist Sword Mudra (道家开剑诀)
This is one of the Lushan (闾山) way to charge Taoist sword mudra but you must have the permission first.
The Taoist sword mudra (TS) is very different from the sword mudra of Hindu and Buddhist tantric systems. Taoist sword mudra is used to command and punish disobedient spirits. However, TS mudra must be charged according to certain steps before it can be used effectively. Of course, this remains as Taoist secret until today.
Basically Taoists are not afraid of ghosts as they have many methods to ‘treat/kill’ ghosts but Taoist magic may have some problems when facing demonic spirits of higher order. Thus, ghosts should not be killed without proper reasons.
Traditionally, killing ghosts is the final resort. A ghost should be warned two times before being destroyed. If a ghost makes troubles, then it should be warned and then let go. But if this ghost persisted, then mild magic ritual is used to exorcise this disobedient spirit. It is only on the third time that a Taoist resort to use more severe punishment on this ghost.
I once had late a Taoist brother from Taiwan who was fond of using sword mudra to treat victims possessed by spirits:
A young girl was possessed by a wandering spirit while she was cycling during lunar 7th month. She was brought to a doc but the doc could not help the poor girl. When this girl was then brought to my Taoist bro, she was already unconscious and her mother had to carry the girl into the temple.
Surprisingly speaking, when my bro asked the girl to sit upright in a chair, she did what was told. Without speaking too much, my Taoist bro suddenly empowered his sword mudra and pointed towards the girl; she at once dropped onto the floor and fainted.
The assistants propped up the girl and gave her a cup of tea and she recovered miraculously. That was just one of many examples.
Sadly speaking, one day my Taoist bro suddenly said to his wife:
“It is my time!”
And he dropped onto the floor. He was pronounced dead on arrival to local district hospital.
Other Taoist seniors thus warned all that no ghosts should be harmed simply without any reasons.
Believe it or not, I have this ritual to charge sword mudra to share!