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Turn your inner demons into friends!

Discussion in 'Buddhism DIR' started by Geoff-Allen, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Geoff-Allen

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    Greetings to all those souls curious enough to click on this little thread of mine.

    Anyway, here's an article you may find useful or enlightening.

    For a taste -

    Feeding our demons rather than fighting them contradicts the conventional approach of fighting against whatever assails us. But it turns out to be a remarkably effective path to inner integration.

    Demons (maras in Sanskrit) are not bloodthirsty ghouls waiting for us in dark corners. Demons are within us. They are energies we experience every day, such as fear, illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and addiction.

    Anything that drains our energy and blocks us from being completely awake is a demon. The approach of giving form to these inner forces and feeding them, rather than struggling against them, was originally articulated by an eleventh-century female Tibetan Buddhist teacher named Machig Labdrön (1055–1145). The spiritual practice she developed was called Chöd, and it generated such amazing results that it became very popular, spreading widely throughout Tibet and beyond.

    Read more here -

    How to Feed Your Demons

    Namaste

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