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What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:32:52 pm »
Are there any specific Buddhist methods to remove demons?  Is there a sutta, or a chant I could play off of youtube?

I know the heart sutra is in that ballpark

thanks!

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Re: What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 03:30:24 pm »
Are there any specific Buddhist methods to remove demons?  Is there a sutta, or a chant I could play off of youtube?

I know the heart sutra is in that ballpark

thanks!

There are none.

No, not even the Heart Sutra.

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Re: What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 11:08:38 pm »
Are there any specific Buddhist methods to remove demons?

If one perceives demons a doctor would be more appropriate.

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Re: What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 05:10:58 am »
Are there any specific Buddhist methods to remove demons?  Is there a sutta, or a chant I could play off of youtube?

I know the heart sutra is in that ballpark

thanks!
If you mean some of the stuff that can happen during meditation, I had a similar problem. In the end I developed my own version of a white mist visualisation. You imagine that everything you experience turns into a white mist, one that is ultimately harmless to you. You end by including yourself, your own body dissolving into a white mist too. Nothing can harm you, and the unsettling stuff simply disappears. Maybe you can invent your own version?
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

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Re: What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 06:14:59 pm »
Are there any specific Buddhist methods to remove demons?  Is there a sutta, or a chant I could play off of youtube?



This might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5JAVk3Qwi8


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Re: What Buddhist methods are there to remove demons/evil spirits?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 01:15:08 am »
Not sure if you are experiencing any haunting. Not sure if there are ghosts, but you can try reading and following this sutta:  https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/pv/pv.1.05.than.html. It says that giving donations of good food and drinks in the memory of the deceased people may benefit the hungry spirit (ghosts). 

 


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