Inner And Outer Demonic Activity
Demonic activity is anything that creates obstacles. This is especially relevant to spiritual practitioners as subtle distractions take attention away from our path to liberation, and back to the mundane. How often do we just switch off?
Inner demons are our own likes and dislikes.
Outer demons are others’ likes and dislikes
that activate our likes and dislikes.
‘Demonic’ is being evil-spirited, and lacking compassion. It is said that the more spiritual we become, the more we are attacked. So we can take much comfort from this! 😀
It is demon activity that wakes us up:
demons keep us attentive and alert.
There’s the unity of wisdom and evil again!
At the moment of his enlightenment,
the Buddha defeated the forces of hostility and seduction (Mara),
by uttering the words:
“I see you, Mara …”