Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

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Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:55 am

How does karma work in relation to so called Demons, Are they subject to it? And what does Buddhism say on how do Demons operate?

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby plwk » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:52 am


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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:29 am

That says that so called Mara the demon is karma. Isn't demon a being with intelligence and karma an impersonal physical law?

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Seishin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:49 am

Early Buddhism seems to point to Mara as metaphorical. IE, our own inner demons. However, when Buddhism spread to other countries Mara was seen as an actual being. I prefer the earlier version personally.

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:06 pm

You know what puzzles me know: Demons are evil. Mara tempted Buddha. Mara is therefore intelligent and evil.

Now, how can people call demons karma when the is good karma wich is hot exclusively evil like demons are?

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Astus » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:52 pm

There are demon-like beings in Buddhism. Mostly they are in the realm of hungry spirits and the lower heavens. These are for example the naga (aquatic serpent demons), yaksha (nature spirits), rakshasa (man-eating demons), pishacha (flesh-eating demons), kimnara (centaurs), asura (warrior gods), mahoraga (subterranean serpent demons).
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Indrajala » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:13 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Indrajala » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:14 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:44 pm

So I can be Mara in my next life if Mara is simply a sentient being? Watch out, I am good at tempting.

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Indrajala » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:53 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:03 pm

Demons are metaphorical and so is my own ego..

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:32 pm

Metaphor for what? Also please, what's the ego metaphor for?

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby Ervin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:58 pm

Yeah, but there is a thing called good or white karma. Now can you call that a demon?

Also, why is white good? It's just a color?

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Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that there exiet so called Demons

Postby lobster » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:59 am

It is a Buddhist belief that all is void.
However most of us are full of it
rather than empty.

Same with demonic questions. :toilet:


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