catmoon wrote:Just opinion here but....
The only demons that exist are creations of the mind. As we become attached to these creations, as we gain a stake in their being real, they gain power over us. As we realize their imaginary nature, they lose power completely. No one fears Santa Claus, because they realize his imaginary nature. Some people are terrified of the Devil, simply because they are very convinced he is real and have staked their integrity, sanity and reputations on the idea. Someone who has done this will have great difficulty relegating their demons to the land of imagination.
Nosta wrote:LastLegend, probably thats true, specially for highly advanced masters and meditators. But what about buddhists with no skills, could there be mantras powerful enough against demons?
Shariputra, what do you think? Why is it called Sutra which all Buddhas protect and bear in mind?
Shariputra, if a good man or good woman hears this Sutra and upholds It, and hears the names of all these Buddhas, this good man or good woman will also be one whom all Buddhas protect and bear in mind, and will attain non-retreat from anuttara samyak sambodhi. Therefore, Shariputra, all of you should believe and accept My words and the words all Buddhas speak.
“Inexhaustible Intention, one who receives and upholds the name of Guanshiyin Bodhisattva obtains the benefit of blessings and virtues as limitless and boundless as those.”
“Inexhaustible Intention! Guanshiyin Bodhisattva has accomplished merit and virtue such as this and, in all manner of forms, roams throughout the land, saving and liberating living beings.”
“Therefore you should all single-mindedly make offerings to Guanshiyin Bodhisattva. Guanshiyin Bodhisattva Mahasattva can, in the midst of fear, crisis, and hardship, bestow fearlessness. That is why in this Saha World, all call Him the “Bestower of Fearlessness.”
“Inexhaustible Intention, such is the self-mastery and spiritual power of Guanshiyin Bodhisattva, who roams throughout the Saha World.”
I shall now tell you in brief,
That for those who hear His Name or see Him,
And who are mindful of His Name unceasingly,
He can extinguish the suffering of all realms of existence.
Living beings are beset with hardships,
And oppressed by limitless sufferings.
The power of Guanyin’s wondrous wisdom
Can rescue the world from suffering.
Complete with the power of spiritual penetrations,
Vastly cultivating wisdom and expedient means,
Going throughout countries in the ten directions,
He manifests everywhere in all places.
The various evil destinies,
Those of the hells, ghosts, and animals,
And the pain of birth, old age, sickness, and death
Are all gradually wiped away.
In thought after thought we have no doubt.
Guanshiyin is pure and sagely.
In times of suffering, agony, danger, and death,
He is our refuge and protector.
Yeah, right, for sure it's not crap!Nosta wrote:But what if the attack come from weapons, real weapons from high tecnology? Thats not crap:
You obviously need to spend more time practicing and less time obsessing with this garbage. You see the Buddha talked about a range of meditation and contemplation subjects that are not conducive to liberation. I imagine if he was around now conspiracy theories would definitely be on his lists of "don't waste your time" subjects!If such news are real, its scary! Would an Amitabha follower be capable to resist?