Rain Dance at ‘Oratio Emperata’ para Umulan, Epektibo ba?

Mga ka-Misteryo ngayong may krisis sa tubig ay iba’t iba ang naiisip na paraan. Siyempre dun muna tayo sa mas siyentipikong paraan tulad ng cloud seeding para umulan at may inaayos ding problema ang Manila Water, Maynilad at ang MWSS sa hatian ng tubig sa Angat Dam.

Maging ang Simbahang-Katolika ay nabahala na sa ganitong sitwasyon kung kaya’t mismong si Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ay nagpadala ng liham sa mga parokya na manalangin na para malutas ang krisis sa tubig.

Tinatawag itong ‘Oratio Imperata’ ay katagang Latin ng Obligatory Prayer na inuusal tuwing misa ng mga pari sa panahon ng pangangailangan tulad ng kalamidad.

Kung epektibo nga ba ito ay depende kung sino ang naniniwala sa kapangyarihan ng panalangin, pero kung ako ang tatanungin, kapag bukal sa puso’t isipan ang pagdarasal ay garantisadong magkakaroon ng katuparan.

Narito ang Panalangin para Umulan na ibinahagi ni Cardinal

Tagle sa mga mananampalataya na kailangan pangunahan ng mga pari sa kanilang misa.

“Hilingin natin sa Panginoon na ipagkaloob ang biyaya ng ulan na siyang matinding pangangailangan lalo na sa Luzon ngayon upang ang pinsala sa mga pananim at kabuhayan at ang napipintong krisis sa tubig ay maiwasan. Manalangin po tayo.

Ngayong panahon ng krisis, himukin nawa ng Panginoon ang ating mga puso upang matutong magbahagi sa ngalan ni Hesus at mamulat sa ating pananagutan sa kapwa, at sa lahat ng biyayang ipinagkatiwala sa atin. Manalangin po tayo.”

Bukod sa panalangin ay meron ding iba na gustong subukin ang ‘rain dance’, isang katutubong sayaw para umulan. Ito ay ginagawa ng mga katutubong Igorot, Aeta at iba pa. Tulad ng Oratio Imperata kailangan lamang na bukal at walang pag-aalinlangan ang sinuman pag ito ay ginawa.

Naniniwala ang mga katutubo na sa pamamagitan ng seremonya ng Rain Dance ay agad na tutugon ang Kalikasan at magbubukas ang kalangitan para umulan.

Para sa akin ang Rain Dance ng mga katutubo at Oratio Imperata ng Simbahan bagaman magkaiba ng pamamaraan ay magkatulad lamang ang layunin para hilingin sa Poong Lumikha at Kalikasan para umulan.

Gayunman, hindi naman tayo dapat umasa lamang sa himala dahil dapat umaksiyon din ang tao. Solusyunan ang problema.

Para sa inyong mga suhestyun, mag-email sa misteryophilnet@gmail.com. Bisitahin ang website: www.reytsibayan.com www.tonite.abante.com.ph

Devotion (Traslacion 2019)

Belief strengthens Faith,

Faithfuls travel to witness and experience the Divine,

For healing, protection and strong devotion,

Believe in miracles, believe in the good fortune,

Believe in Divine intervention,

Believe in the Power,

To overcome the obstacles and hardships of Life,

To be peaceful, to be enlightened, to ascend,

With the masters, the guardians, the Divine Creator.

– – Rev. Rey T. Sibayan, B. MSc.

 

Ghosts Are Here Again!

Good day Everyone!

It’s a season again of spooky stories and scary experiences due to this year’s remembrance of our dead relatives and friends.

In Christian belief, we call it All Souls’ Day (November 2), which is normally being observed in the Philippines on the first day of November along with the observance of the All Saints’ Day.

Before the ‘big day’ for all the departed souls, we also observe the Western tradition we call ‘Halloween’ or “All Hallows Eve’, which originated in the ancient Celtic festival known as ‘Samhain’, pronounced as “saw-hin’, derived from the Old Irish ‘Samuin’ meaning “summer’s end”. The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest seasonin Gaelic culture.

The Halloween, the 31st day of October has long been believed by the ancient Gaels believed “the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. To ward off these spirits, the Irish built huge, symbolically regenerative bonfires and invoked the help of the gods through animal and perhaps even human sacrifice” (More readings: http://reytsibayan.com/is-halloween-important/).

As of this writing, me and some of my clairvoyant friends have noticed sudden appearances/manifestations of ghosts and non-physical beings, while others can sense the presence of their dead relatives in their houses and departed colleagues in their work places.

It is a sign that the believed ‘overlapping’ of dimensions between the living and dead are now in the process and we expect frequent manifestations of ghosts as we are approaching the October 31, November 1 and November 2 of this year’s remembering the dead celebration.

If you ask me what to do if you see them (ghosts) and suddenly appeared right before your eyes, either you acknowledge them or just ignore them, it’s all up to you. If you acknowledge them then get ready to be annoyed because they got your attention, maybe they need someone who can talk to them and they need help to ascend to high planes of existence. These are conscious ghosts that we can interact or communicate. The other ghost manifestation is called ‘mechanical’, those are shells of energies attached to places of accidents and appear at certain times.

But if you have the ability to see them, I keep reminding you that it is a ‘great responsibility’ because you have the access to see the world beyond the physical reality. It is not a curse as some could normally label it, but rather it is a gift (not special because everyone can activate this) that we can utilize to help the the departed souls to move on to their evolution.

You can read a story of a clairvoyant http://dzrhnews.com.ph/third-eye-confession-clairvoyant/

Prayers, candles, incense and even food can be offered to the souls of the departed. If we think we can help them, then there’s no reason at all to be scared of them. In the end, we will turn into ghostly-form when the time comes for us to evolve to higher dimensions we call Heaven. #

 

#Throwback: Misteryo sa DZRH Radio Program (Twelve Years Ago)

Twelve years ago, people have heard discussions about Metaphysics over DZRH.

The Original Misteryo was broadcasted via DZRH Radio, DZRH Television and DZRH Live Video/Audio streaming at 4:30-5:30 pm, Saturdays. It was hosted by Rey T. Sibayan,,founder of the defunct Misteryo Philippines Network MPN Group. Misteryo program started it’s radio broadcast on April 22, 2006 until 2011. Most discussed metaphysical topic on Ghosts Hauntings, UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters, Spirituality, Paranormal and Psychic Phenomena events.

It is a reminder to everyone that we always experience the metaphysics in our everyday lives, maybe we cannot normally see these experiences because they exist on alternate realities where psychic senses can only detect them.

Metaphysical experiences are not just ordinary events in our lives because they have something to do with our daily lives like how we deal with our problems, how to learn the lessons of life and eventually could lead all of us to the evolution of our existence on this realm and beyond this life. Just be sensitive and aware of subtle messages thru experiences.

The Buddha’s ‘No Self’ Doctrine

Sharing my thoughts and some facts of the ‘No Self Doctrine’ of Buddhism. You are free to comment or share your insights on this subject. This is my essay submission to the course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology by Professor Robert Wright at Princeton University.

Self, Selfless Or No Self?

It looks like the Buddha’s doctrine of no self is a very controversial subject as it contradicts with the Hindus doctrine on the existence of self. This can be read on the Wikipedia’s explanation of “Anattā and Atman” doctrines: The No Self Doctrine

“Anatta is a central doctrine of Buddhism, and marks one of the major differences between Buddhism and Hinduism. Buddhists do not believe that at the core of all human beings and living creatures, there is any “eternal, essential and absolute something called a soul, self or atman”.[5][6][123] Buddhism, from its earliest days, has denied the existence of the “self, soul” in its core philosophical and ontological texts. In its soteriological themes, Buddhism has defined nirvana as that blissful state when a person, amongst other things, realizes that he or she has “no self, no soul”.

To be honest, I just learned this controversy upon listening and watching the lectures on this course and I want to thank you Professor Robert Wright for sharing your insight and detailed explanation on this subject of the Buddha’s discourse of no self.

As a learner in this course, I am open to the ‘‘no self’ doctrine as I as also agree on the opposite side that there is ‘self’ argument.

In my opinion, both sides of the argument have truths in them because the interpretation of the Buddha’s doctrines depends on the tradition, culture and religious practices of any group – including Buddhist practitioners. In Thailand, Buddhist groups have opposing interpration of Nirvana as true self, while others say Nirvana is the non self. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatta

“In Thai Theravada Buddhism, for example, states Paul Williams, some modern era Buddhist scholars have claimed that “nirvana is indeed the true Self”, while other Thai Buddhists disagree.[76] The Dhammakaya Movement in Thailand teaches that it is erroneous to subsume nirvana under the rubric of anatta (non-self); instead, nirvana is taught to be the “true self” or dhammakaya.[77] The Dhammakaya Movement teaching that nirvana is atta in 1999, has been criticized as heretical in Buddhism by Ven. Payutto, a well-known scholar monk, who added that ‘Buddha taught nibbana as being non-self”.[78] Luang Por Sermchai of Wat Luang Por Sodh Dhammakayaram argues that it tends to be scholars who hold the view of absolute non-self, rather than Buddhist meditation practitioners. He points to the experiences of prominent forest hermit monks to support the notion of a “true self”.[79] Similar interpretations on the “true self” have been put forth by the then Thai Sangharaja in 1939. According to Williams, the Sangharaja’s interpretation echoes the tathāgatagarbha sutras.[80]

I can compare these opposing interpetrations of Buddha’s discourse of no self with the unending debate of Catholics and Christians in the interpretations of the Holy Bible. This arguments will not end because I always believe interpretations are based on the interest and consciousness of any group. I rather recommend influential teacher Ajahn Chah’s statement that “we shouldn’t try to intellectualize about this no self thing,…quit talking about it and just sit down and do it.”

But I like the American Buddhist monk, Bhikkhu Bodhi’s explanation on Buddha’s teaching of non-self, saying “that the Buddha uses different modes of discourse depending on the context. And so when he is speaking within what I would call a contemplative text, within the context of inside contemplation or within the context of the aspiration for liberation, then he takes us at the primary obstacle to the attainment of liberation, is the grasping or clinging to the mental and physical components of our being as a self…the Buddha teaches not that there is no self, but that all of the objects of clinging are not self”

The way I look at it based on monk Bhikkhu Bodhi’s explanation, the Buddha wants us to be aware of our decisions and actions in our daily lives, that we should observe being no self when dealing with everything in this world, to just let go of any issues we are facing and practice being selfless in order to achieve Nirvana.

Please feel free to share your thoughts about this topic. Thank you. Namaste!

Beware of False Prophets

God has warned us about false prophets. These warnings are in the verses of the Holy Bible, and in effect, since the Ancient times up to this date.

Recently, we were disturbed by an alleged ‘mysterious disease’ which occured in Pangasinan – an Ilocos province located at 191 kilometers from  Manila, Philippines. Continue reading

The Subtle Messages of ‘Moon Halo’

Metaphysicists, paranormalists, wiccans and spiritualists including healers use the energy of the Moon according to the intention of their rituals and practices.

The favorite moon phase is FULL MOON, which mostly believe the lunar energies are at full blast during this manifestation. Though other phases like waning and waxing have special purpose.

Moon appearances in the night skies have many interpretations based on the feeling, sense and intuition of the viewer though most of the time we prefer to relate such images in folklore supertitions. Continue reading

11th Day after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan): Dead Victims Need Prayers to Ascend

It is exactly 11th day today, November 19 after Yolanda devastated most areas in Central Visayas on November 8 2013. Two days after the Yolanda devastation, authorities only recorded at least 4 dead but as days pass by, the number of casualties went up to thousands.

As of this writing, it is estimated that the death toll could reach as high as 5, 000 though the official count of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) the confirmed deaths at 3, 982.

Joint Task Force Cadaver says, it recovered 903 more bodies in the past two days and if added to the present figure could reach 4, 885 and more bodies are expected to be recovered in the coming days especially in the remote areas.

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Aparisyon ni Birheng Maria noong ‘Yolanda’

Isang mapagpalang araw mga ka-Misteryo at ka-METRO, Om Shanti.

Kamakailan lang bago tumama sa kalupaan ang super bagyong Yolanda (Haiyan), ay mismong si Marinduque governor Carmencita Reyes ang nagsabing naligtas sila sa pagtama ng kalamidad nang magpakita sa kanila ang imahe ni Birheng Maria.

Mangiyak-ngiyak pa ngang sinabi ng gobernadora na maging ang kanyang mga kababayan na nakakita sa imahe ng Birheng Maria sa kaulapan ay humagulgol sa pag-iyak sa kanilang nakita. Continue reading