如何生個孝子孝女How to give birth to a filial child
Many of my female clients got pregnant this year. Some had already preempted me that they would want me to pen a good Chinese name for their child, giving them a head start. I am grateful for their vote of confidence.
Expectant ladies can chant the Buddha’s name as a form of pre-natal education. If you are clueless on how to start, I would encourage you to chant the name of the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva or Namo Di Zang Wang Pu Sa). It is good to chant it daily 7 times, 21 times, 49 times, but preferably 108 times and dedicate the merits to the unborn child all the way till birth.
According to the Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra, or The Sutra of the Fundamental Vows of the Earth-store Bodhisattva, it tells of how Kṣitigarbha was born a filial daughter in several past lives, rescuing her mother from the depths of Hell with her huge amount of merits. By daily chanting of His Name, you can seek blessings from the Bodhisattva for a safe delivery. The child, born filial, will be blessed with good health, and a dignified look that draws adoration from all around.
I will sigh at times with a sense of sympathy when I read the birth charts of my clients’ children. The parents treat the child as their most precious possession, not knowing that this child is actually their karmic debtor. Future problems await, e.g. the child often falls sick, fares poorly in studies, starting a relationship when still young, is unwilling to heed parents’ teachings, is disrespectful, not supporting the parents financially, causing endless worries to them.
Once, I was at Punggol doing a Feng Shui audit. The child followed the father closely and would make a ruckus every time I gave my Feng Shui analysis to the client. When I stopped talking, the child quietened down as well. I knew for sure that this child was the karmic debtor of my client, and didn’t want him to benefit from my Feng Shui advice at all and have a better life!
Do give a serious think through before conceiving. Many couples want to have a child but lack the patience and love to properly teach the child. The parents themselves have a poor sense of right and wrong and set substandard examples of manners and moral values, creating many social issues subsequently. Haven’t you read the news lately? There were several mass killings reportedly committed by young people.
A child inherits the genes of the parents. Both the good and the bad. If the parents failed in their business ventures, the child will too. If the parents are gambling addicts, the child will too. If the parents committed adultery, again, the child will too. If the parents are dishonest, the child will too. And the list goes on.
Penning a good name for the child and creating a harmonious environment through Feng Shui can help make up for any deficiencies in the birth chart of the child. But if the birth chart is good, it will be easier. If you wait till the child is born, you will have lagged far behind.
I have a young female client, whose birth chart had low fortune and indicated that she would not have filial children. I advised her to recite the Buddha’s name during her pregnancy in a bid to alter her fate. But alas, her lazy attitude ultimately put paid to my good intentions. Indeed, the birth chart of her new born child did not complement her parents’ and vice versa, creating many problems.
Should you wish to have a good child, please give the little one a head start. Recite the Buddha’s name to clear your karmic hindrances and increase your wisdom!
With my hand drawn portrait of Old Master Q, I wish all a Happy Dragon Boat Festival （Double Fifth Festival）.