Exorcism of Evil Spirit

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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby oceanmen » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:51 am

when we insist to judge, what we refuse to accept/understand, as "superstitious" without keeping an open mind to further investigate its connection to reality,
and when we insist to judge what we accept to accept/understand as "reality" without keeping an open mind to further investigate its connection to reality,
....we might deviate from reality/truth, hereby coming closer to illusions and facilitating the ego to expand!!
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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:20 am

I think you all need a dose of Richard Dawkins

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:30 pm

Ben wrote:I think you all need a dose of Richard Dawkins



I really enjoy Dawkins. I also feel that at the core Buddhism is a highly practical secular philosophy for self discipline and cultivation which should be studied and look at as such, while leaving the superstition out of it. I think everyone would benefit from this more than have water dumped over their heads and screaming.....unless of course they needed a bath then the water would be useful.
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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:01 am

I couldn't agree more Thaibebop!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby suriyopama » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:23 am

Maybe that splash of cold water had the same (or better, healthier and faster) effect on that woman as a long western style psychiatrician therapy with chemical drugs. Like the Ajahn Chah Exorcist story. Who knows :smile:
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Re: Exorcism of Evil Spirit

Postby Thaibebop » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:04 am

I just came across this talk by Ajahn Brahm on superstitions. I thought it was in line with this thread so I thought I would share.
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