Adumbra wrote:To be brief: it seems that every time I renounce something I suddenly find myself drowning in it. I give money away and people start offering me $20 bills or I find lesser denominations blowing about in the wind. I resolve to eat only one meal a day, and suddenly I get free food without so much as hinting that I am hungry. I tell the chicks to frak off and teenaged girls all say hi to me with big dumb smiles on their faces whenever I walk by and fondle each other with the clear intention of enticing me.
Has this happened to anyone else? Is Mara really out to get me (and if so, how much should I hold out for)?
Hold out for dancing dakinis
If more money turns up you have more to give away
One meal a day, you must be a worse glutton than me. Try fasting, if too much food turns up.
Basically the more you do, the more you are supported by mara, not tempted.
If this is proving difficult for you I can use my Buddhist vampire powers to suck away Mara and his wily daughters.