Karinos wrote: ↑Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:46 pm
yes, we may fight half of our lives with enties and demons, beg protectors for protection, read sutras, mantras and dharanis, do rituals etc. There is no end to it. Yet even single Chod practice properly done liberates troubles. Just like that. Why is that so? source of all troubles in clinging to ego, and lack of renounciaction. That's really all
Some of us are all their whole lives busy with their personal fitted methods to combat the negative external forces as well the negative internal forces like conflicting emotions and of course the diminishing of their ego by different methods.
But there exist also the external negative forces like demons etc. which can cause mental as well physical disorders to the humans etc.
These forces are know in the whole world of Buddhism and also outside Buddhism under different names (but stem from the same family)
So i doubt greatly if our ego is the only entity here which is responsible for bad luck, illness, the diminishing of the La /soul, death.
I go more for an inter relationship between ego and the external negative forces.
The Lion a powerful animal goes after weak animals and keep in that way the animals healthy.
The negative forces can enter the body always if the related victim is weak /ill, and enter /visit the person on certain spots.
Also a certain kind of ego , like a very angry mind or proud mind, greedy mind, material, luxury based mind, violent mind (war) etc., is an easy prey for these negative forces, it attracts them.
So there is more between heaven and earth than only our ego.