Since the last posting on the Introduction & Sharing on Taoist Incantation, Jave have stopped doing posting on it due to Jave was away and got some feedbacks on whether are normal People suitable to do learning on such Incantations?
In here, Jave will like to clarify this enquiry. Yes, you are eligible to learn, practise and used ALL the Mantras/Incantations that you see, found and come-across in this Website, cos ALL these Incantations are mend for ALL Un-official Taoists (regardless of Races) to learn, understand and use it in normal daily life. For those which are not suitable for Un-official Taoists, Jave will only request these Taoists to seek assistances from their Masters or to seek Master-ship under an Official Taoist Priest or Long Shan Men. And one thing for sure, ALL these Incantations that you all can see in Jave’s website are authorised to be posted by China & Taiwan Elders.
Ok, back to the topic on the Introduction on Qi Xing Dou Zhou (七星斗咒).
In Taoism, most of you have already understood, actually Taoists started to honour the Great Dipper Stars (北斗祭祀) far before Taoist Schools were found. When Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張祖天師) reform Taoism in Han Dynasty (漢朝以來), he continued to promote the Culture of Honouring the Great Dipper and last, gathering ALL the necessary Scriptures, Contexts and Incantation to widen the spectrum on the Study/Culture of the Great Dipper.
From then till now, over 2000 Years, Taoism is still surround by the Honouring of the Great Dipper and for sure, Taoism wont be Taoism if the Honouring of Great Dipper is not being practised anymore.
In the following, is another Incantation that is associated with the Great Dipper and this Mantra/Incantation is encouraged to be recited Daily in front of the Altar or at the Main Urn at the House facing the Heaven (or North 向北).
According to Ancient Records on this Incantation, it tells us that by consistent reciting (誠心持誦), it helps to Cease the Misfortune & Obstacles (消災解厄), allowing Oneself to get strengthening in the Cultivation (開啟元陽) and the Balancing of the Inner Energies (調節陰陽), fasten the process of the Positive Requests that Oneself had made to the Spiritual Realms (飛捷回報), increasing of Good-relationships (緣份增強), having Parent’s Life be prolonged (高堂延壽) and last, requesting for a Peacefulness for the Country (國泰民安), etc.
Here goes the Incantation:
七星斗咒 Qi Xing Dou Zhou
Yang Ming Da Kui. Yuan Ji Wen Chang
Brief Translation: These 2 Phrases actually explained that this Incantation is dedicating to The North Dipper aka Bei Dou. Da Kui, the “Head” of the Great Dipper (the initial 4 Stars or referring to the 1st Star) and Wen Chang aka Wen Qu (文曲 the last 3 Stars), the continuous of the Dipper to make it the Original Form of Seven Stars.
Yin Jing Tai Ji. Tai Shang Xuan Ji
Brief Translation: Yin Jing, the 2nd Star & Xuan Ji (shall be Tian Ji 天璣), the 3rd Star in the 7 Stars. Yin Jing & Tian Ji are the 2 Stars that actually Manifest or Transform the “Final Form” of Beings. Tai Ji & Tai Shang refer to the Importance of these 2 Stars, in some contexts, it also explained that Yin Jing & Tian Ji will not be shifted no matter how the whole formation of the Dipper moves.
Fei Gang Yi Xi. Wan Gui Fu Cang
Brief Translation: If Oneself is able to get the “Connection” from the Yin Jing & Tian Ji Star, Oneself’s Physical Body will be protected and any other Negative Entities will not be able to penetrate or get near Oneself.
Xuan Ming Yao Guang. Zi Wei Kai Yang
Brief Translation: These 2 Phrases referring to the 4th – Xuan Ming, 6th – Kai Yang & 7th – Yao Guang, Stars of the 7 Stars.
Dan Yuan Zhi Zhen. Shen Qi Tu Wei
Brief Translation: Dan Yuan refers to the 5th Star of the 7 Stars. By gathering the 4th to 7th Stars’ Energies, Oneself will be shield with a Protection and with proper Cultivation, it will assist Oneself to attain the “Null” status – become Immortal.
Bei Ji Tian Gang. Hui Tong Xuan Shen
Brief Translation: Bei Ji Tian Gang, referring to the Great Dipper. By honouring and staying connected with the Group, Oneself will be able to understand the Miracle part of Taoism and allowing Oneself to merge into the Big Dao, it will assist Oneself to attain a high level of Enlightenment or Wisdom.
Tian Guan Yu Nv. Rong Si Yi Gui
Brief Translation: Once Oneself is able to “understand” and merge with the Dao, the Assistants of the 7th Star Yao Guang, will be there to assist Oneself to ascend into the Celestial Realm.
Hun Zhen Po Shen. Ju Ti Fei Xian
Brief Translation: By then, Oneself’s 3 Souls and 7 Spirits (三魂七魄) will be combined to form the Non-destroyable Energy known as Yuan Shen (元神).
Ji Ji Ru Lv Ling
Brief Translation: With Fast & Immediate effect or order.
After knowing briefly on what the Incantation is, by now, Oneself will tend to want to know when will it be the best timing or day to do the recitation.
If Oneself is able to do it consistently every day, it will be the best, if not, Oneself can do it on the 7th Day when Lord Bei Dou descended (農曆初七日北斗星君下降朝) into the Mortal Realm for inspection or, on every 1st & 15th Day of the Lunar Month (每月朔望日). If not, on every trip that Oneself visit Temples to make your Honouring.