Evicting an Asura

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Re: Evicting an Asura

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Re: Evicting an Asura

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Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby Kaji » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:23 am

Do you, or anyone in your group, have pūrvanivāsānusmṛti (the supernatural power to see into the past and previous lives of yourself and others)? If so, for those persons most affected by this asura you may want to see into their past lives to see their interaction with him (in his present or past lives). Connections between an asura and humans don't just appear out of nowhere all of a sudden.
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Re: Evicting an Asura

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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby zangskar » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:05 pm

How did you establish that this is definitely an entity and more specifically an asura?
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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby Andrew108 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:45 pm

You know Son that it's possible these Asura exist for you but not for others. If other people don't see them, then really they are not a problem. If they are a problem for you then you will have to learn how to ignore them. Use your considerable meditative ability to remain indifferent. If other people see them then remain indifferent to that person too. In this case big indifference is the best strategy.
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby y1010 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:20 pm

What we assume to be real is the way we look at the world.
So If you know the Heart Sutra, you know that we like to divide and the reality is not divided.

Why do you tell, they are half bro and sis?
Is it important?

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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby Kaji » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:34 am

Ah, the asura is still bothering people? Perhaps you could ask the affected people to try one of these simple solutions.

Recite the name of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva many times. The Sanskrit sentence is pronounced as "Nama ārya-avalokiteśvarāya bodhisattvāya". Deducing from the text from Universal Gate, this practice can make you invisible to non-human beings trying to harm you.

Chant the mantra "Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ" many times. This can also protect you from harm by most non-human beings.

Please remember that the mindset for both methods should be to request protection from harm, not to remove or drive away the asura.

And, Son, given your affinity and association with deva, have not any deva advised you on how to deal with or live with the asura?
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Evicting an Asura

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Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Evicting an Asura

Postby Kaji » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:28 am

Feel free to extend my invitation to the preta to have a meal when I do preta-dana at my home tonight at around 11pm to midnight, which would be approx 6 to 8 hours from now. Or same time tomorrow.

I don't know if deva and asura can enjoy my food offering. If they can, please extend my invitation to them as well.
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!


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