zangskar wrote: Son wrote:
zangskar wrote:How did you establish that this is definitely an entity and more specifically an asura?
I felt his presence like most people can. Then, I came under his influence one night, as some people may. Then, I heard him as few people can. Finally, I saw him and communicated with him, as very few people have the ability to. Based on clear perception of feeling, and focused reasoning, one discerns what an object it is. An apple, a flower, a fish, a person, a deva.
You ask a very basic ("Beginner") question about how to deal with an asura, yet at the same time you seem to have the confidence of a professional that you know the exact nature of what is going on. I obviously don't know anything much about you or the situation but it seems a bit paradoxical that you can be so sure yet lacking basic knowledge at the same time. Based on what you wrote here and lacking any other knowledge about your situation,
whoa. Wait, what
"basic knowledge" am I lacking that pertains to this situation...? What is the "other knowledge about my situation" that I do not have?
I think you should find someone with more experience in this field who can give a second opinion before going too much in to this, especially considering that you mention your friend is vulnerable.
Firstly, very few people at all can perceive or deal with asuras. Secondly, most of those people are nowhere near myself geographically--and "mysteriously" those who may or may not be on this forum don't seem to have taken notice of my thread. What's more, second opinions is half the purpose of me posting this topic.
If that means psychologically unstable then starting to talk about malicious entities might not be the best idea if it's not absolutely necessary and also when you don't know how to deal with them.
Most people who don't practice mental cultivation are psychologically unstable in some ways. I'm familiar with her
mental situation, and addressing the presence of the asura was definitely a good call in regards to and respect toward this subject. I have the sensibility and perception to deal with them, due to practice and past divine affinity. I have simply never had to nor have I heard of someone "baptizing" or evicting an asura from a household. I have been very open and inquiring in this thread, but that's because I came here for input, experience, and reference--not because I'm ignorant of the situation essentially.
Also consider that many problems are not best resolved by aiming for their most immediate manifestation,
Aren't I Buddhist? Aren't we both? That is of course the Buddhist approach, and rest assured I have been approaching the situation that way.
... but by fixing all sorts of underlying causes and conditions. This probably entails approaching the problem from many different angles at the same time, and also on recognising that while prayers and ritual may support good actions, they usually do little to correct wrong actions.
The reason I have not addressed this in topic, is because it's already established in what I'm doing. The REASON I seem to have the "confidence of a professional" is because all these factors are already given, and the inquiring I've made is specific and subtle, not a "beginner's question." Working with them in this way is slow and cannot be forced, and since it is 80% of the solution, naturally I am dealing with it and don't need to ask questions in that regard (ergo, beginner questions).
Anyway, whatever you choose to do, I wish you and your friends a swift solution to the problems!