Lesser Spirits (Demons) Lie In Ambush

Demonic activity in the world comes in many shapes, levels and intensities … and teachings. From the point of view of consciousness, ‘Mara’ – or demonic activity – has nothing to do with external events; it concerns the reactive response in our own mind. Our likes and dislikes which have no reality.

Our lesser spirit lies in ambush, waiting to feed off situations, and so we only have to be aware of reaction in our own mind. Mara activity is absolute teaching!

“Don’t wander, don’t wander, place mindfulness on guard:
Along the road of distraction, Mara lies in ambush.
Mara is this mind, clinging to like and dislike,
So look into the essence of this magic, free from dualistic fixation.
Realise that your mind is unfabricated primal purity.
There is no Buddha elsewhere; look at your own face.
There is nothing else to search for; rest in your own place.
Non-meditation is spontaneous perfection, so capture the royal seat.”

Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche 1st.

Demon: from Latin daemon, from Greek daimōn ‘deity, genius’; also from Latin daemonium ‘lesser or evil spirit’.







This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.