Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Satanic Book for Children & Satanic Paraphernalia Found at Walmart.com & Amazon

Satanic Books Tailored For Children And The Dangers

Hello everyone. I pray you're having a great week. Most of all, I hope everyone is healthy.

I have to bring this to your attention. When is it considered acceptable to teach children how to summon demons? There is a book about demons and what their jobs are. Or what their power is. It’s not a game. It’s truly a satanic tool for kids. As a demonologist with many years of experience, I believe that demon summoning instructions can be very dangerous. It’s not healthy for young kids to get involved in that stuff. Nothing good can come from it. Not one thing. There's no age limit. No adult needed. This is not okay. Children will be so confused. And the more you go against them having it the more they want it! I remember being a kid and the more my parents pushed something the more I wanted to do it.

The many accounts of evil spirits in Scripture affirm the reality of powerful spiritual forces of wickedness. These evil spirits are very depraved and VERY familiar with all our human weaknesses and desires. They know them very well. Some are more vile than others. Spirits speak to all of us to inject ungodly beliefs into us. These are thoughts that steer us away from our identity in Jesus Christ. For some people these supernatural voices are far more destructive and can cause harm to the individual hearing them. For some individuals, hearing these thoughts can be just utter torment trying to convince them to commit suicide or to kill another person. Demonic oppression and depression mimic each other in many ways. At times, many are written off as highly depressed, now that evil can stay for life with no fear of being exposed!

Random comments from breakingisraelnews.com on this subject:

Cindy says:

‘People think this is all fun and games. Because they think demons are just make believe. Whether you think there is a spiritual world or not this kind of thing is unhealthy and dangerous. If you don't believe demons are real and think it is just silly then don't let your kids spend time on it. I have known a few people who really had some mental and emotional issues after playing with a ouija board. This is not good for a young childs brain.’

Donna said:

I am disappointed that Walmart and Amazon would carry this book however docile they think it is. I don't think bringing a demon into a child's life at any age is something we need to encourage. They will find it out all too soon with things that come across their every day life. So I don't think we need to 'introduce' them to them! Look at what is going on with the Harry Potter Book. They introduced how to make a curse in their first paragraph in the first book. Now we have it wall to wall on television.

Article from Offthegridnews.com:

‘Did you know that the devil is as close as your phone or computer? Want to know why? Well, the shocking truth is that Walmart sells Satanic paraphernalia online. For instance, Walmart.com sells the Satanic Bible for $31.16 and a Baphomet necklace for $12.99. To clarify, Baphomet is a god or demon that Satanists supposedly worship. Importantly, Baphomet idols and necklaces are among the Satanic paraphernalia that Walmart sells, as Churchmilitant reports.

Additionally, Walmart sells Satanic paraphernalia that includes Baphomet statues, church of Satan goblets, and clothing with Satanic symbols. However, some of Walmart’s Satanic paraphernalia is downright silly. For instance, they sell Satanic cheerleader costumes.’

Remember how children have imaginary friends? They want a place set at the table for their new ‘friend’. Some of that has been a bit more to it. Is the law of attraction working in this particular manner? Possibly. You give something enough attention and you can’t control it will become very dangerous because you just don’t know what is really lurking. There’s nothing Jesus Christ can’t handle. Satan's time is near folks. Just look at the condition of the world we live in. The bad guys are looked at as the ‘good ones’.

Jesus left us with the power of The Holy Spirit to cast down devils and demons in his name. We do not have to tolerate any harassment from Satan or his kingdom. There are many spiritual warfare prayers. Contact me if you would like any. Your privacy is always protected. It’s never as bad as it seems. Remember nothing ever lasts forever, whatever it is you're going through right now.

Please use your stimulus checks for bills and getting on track. Many I see just going shopping like it was just extra cash and no big deal. That’s not fair. Don’t take advantage of this. Pay your power bill, car payment etc...

Until next time may your pleasures be many and your worries be few.

Email address: biblicaldemonologist@gmail.com

Written By Jennifer Auld

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Lucifers Damned Good Pizza & DON'T Summon Demons

Well I sure hope everyone is doing well and staying well. Lockdowns make you realize what you take for granted being so busy. Florida is very slowly opening up little by little. I pray all this is in the past soon for everyone. There’s so much going on in our country I don’t know where to start.........

So here is, yet another shady pizza restaurant like Comet Ping Pong Pizza. Pedophilic and demonic art is displayed on the walls. How in the heck is Lucifers Damned Good Pizza considered a family place? That really blows my mind. It’s just SO obvious, too. Just that alone should be a red flag. Who would want to expose their children to this imagery? From my researching they seem like a proper business that does very well. They even have four locations in the Los Angeles area. But the choice of art really bugs me. One of the Why? Why is this okay and so blatant to have these types of imagery on the walls? Something fishy about some of these pizza-themed restaurants. Something's not right.

Never Attempt Contact With A Demon

No one should EVER call on a demon for help. Lucifer is not cool. He isn’t your friend and never will be. Only call on Jesus Christ. And if you have a calling and have The Lord's hedge of protection as the Bible (KJV) tells us. You see how these movies are and people believe it to be true. As if you need to summon a dangerous demon for help. That’s a terrible idea floating around all over the internet and YouTube. It’s dangerous and it's becoming highly popular. So are pedophiles on YouTube. I hear they are in plain sight! All over social media. There are so much bad and dangerous things to learn online. It’s very scary. It’s truly so much dangerous information.

The world is bad enough without letting demons have a legal right to enter your life. You really don’t want those problems. They are very hard to fix. Our country is going through enough right now. You have not seen anything yet when these entities attach to or possess a person and their life. It’s done in stages. It’s done in such a manner you don’t realize how far down you have fallen. You are not crazy, either. They’d like you to think so. I have a lot of ground to cover diving in deeper on these subjects to give you more information.

Possible Dangers of Summoning A Demon

Oppression
Depression
Possession
Suicidal Thoughts

Hearing scary voices is yet another problem. But you get the picture as far as the point I’m trying to make. It’s just way too dangerous on so many levels. They will act like your best friend but trust me DEMONS HATE HUMANS! Remember this. People forget that a lot. They always turn on you at some point, usually when you least expect it, or when you're at your lowest point. Then it will try and kill you. They only obey Satan. I’ve said that many times too. They don’t obey humans. Not until you are fully trusting this entity that it’s true colors will show.

You don’t have to put up with any harassment. Speak to them with strong loud authority! Let them know it won’t be an easy fight for them. It’s all about gaining souls. Stand your ground. Remain calm during sleep paralysis. Remember it doesn’t last long. Cry out to Jesus. Or think Jesus over and over. It worked for me one night. I kept dreaming I was awake and I wasn’t. It was terrifying and confusing. Sleep paralysis is very terrifying. We our more open when sleeping and it makes it more easy for attack.

I know this blog was about a couple of things that had nothing to do with the title. But when I feel led to put something out I just do it. There is so much I have to share with you! So stay tuned for my next blog. Also I’m on Twitter as well. @1Demonologychic

There’s just so much going on in the world right now....I don’t know where to start! It’s so sad. This wonderful country is in trouble. It all comes out in the wash. The truth will always surface. So whatever our government is doing will be exposed. Just know that.

I was sick for a while but I’m recovering pretty good. I’ll share that experience very soon. I thought I was going to die. Trying to breathe felt like small sharp pieces of glass shooting in my lungs. But I had pneumonia from a bad upper respiratory infection. I had a strand of influenza that was bad. Not seen often. I was quarantined. I’ll share that experience with you soon. It was scary.

Until next time may your pleasures be many and your worries be few. God bless each and all of you.

Written By Jennifer Auld

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Worshiping Satan On Stage Or Just Harmless Entertainment?

Happy Easter! Hello everybody. I pray everyone is feeling great and everyone you love is safe and doing well. This lockdown due to the coronavirus is crazy. I sure hope this passes soon. I think they hype it up a bit in my humble opinion. I’ve stayed inside other than to visit the doctor. In Orlando, no one can be on the roads unless it’s absolutely necessary. I hope this isn’t some conspiracy. I just don’t trust our government.

I’d first like to say that I’m not claiming all metal music is Satanic. Everyone likes different types of music. Freedom of choice. I’m only speaking of the obvious ones who brag about Satan or ones that serve him while on stage. Doing actual rituals with a crowd of thousands cheering it on can’t be healthy. That opens the door to anything, and I mean anything. They show people in the audience doing mosh pits standing near the stage hoping to get spit on. Yes. I said spit. One sings and talks like a demon while singing. I can’t make out a single word as hard as I tried.

These bands get together for Hell Fest every year. It’s like their Comi-con. There’s a band called Baphomet and they are definitely not Christians. The satanic rituals are done in plain sight! I can’t tell what they are saying/singing due to all the screaming. However, it’s very obvious who they serve.

Behemoth is another satanic band. The lead singer is very proud of their satanic ways. Please feel free to research what I’m talking about. But will this music be healthy for those who listen? Does it open doors that you don’t want opened? Possibly. Jesus Christ loves them. And He will accept them with open arms if they stop living and promoting their Satanic lifestyle. Jesus will protect them. They can’t take the name of Jesus. It’s one thing demons can’t control. We have authority in Jesus's name don’t forget it. We don’t have to fear. Fear is not of God. I don’t judge rock music. I just worry about death metal.

No one should summon or call on a demon for help. Like I said before....call on Jesus Christ and His hedge of protection from any evil. This is what the Bible (KJV) tells us. See how these movies are and people believe it to be true. As if you need to summon a dangerous demon for help. It’s horrible that it is going around. It’s dangerous and becoming highly popular. All over social media you can learn so much dangerous information. People are learning dark magic from a self-proclaimed high Satanist. There’s many out there offering information for under-age people as well as adults.

What does the name Behemoth mean?

HISTORICAL USAGE OF BEHEMOTH

The original behemoth is found in the Bible. Job 40:15-24 describes a land-dwelling beast having mythic proportions (a tail like a cedar tree) and supernatural characteristics (bones like bars of brass and iron). The Hebrew word that is used ( bəhēmōth ) is the augmentative plural form of the word for “beast” or “animal.” Normally, bəhēmōth would translate as the plural noun “beasts,” but as it is used to describe a singular being, the interpretation is that of a mighty or monstrous animal.
Much folklore has arisen around behemoth. One story has it that behemoth, separated from its aquatic counterpart leviathan at the dawn of creation, will be reunited with it in an epic battle on Judgment Day in which each will slay the other. Following this biblical King Kong vs. Godzilla match, both animals will be served up as a feast for the remaining faithful.

Behemoth makes an appearance in such classics of literature as John Milton's Paradise Lost, Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, and James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake. Today we use it to apply to anything large, powerful, and often unwieldy.

‘An animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24.
Also any creature or thing of monstrous size or power. I think we all
know Baphomet is another name for Satan. Lucifer Morning star who fell.

I received a couple of emails from concerned parents about those bands. This world is becoming more demonic everyday. We can’t be ignorant to Satan's devices. I truly hope and pray this blog helps some people who are lost or feeling stress about the Corona Virus. Trust in Jesus Christ. Satan's time is limited.

They gave Lucifer his own PIZZA chain. I will dissect that for next Sunday.

I pray you all are safe and have food, shelter.

Written By Jennifer Auld

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Can You Will Something Into Existence?

Hello everyone! I pray all of you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. As always.

I’ve been asked this question at least a couple hundred times in the last 10 months. I can’t give a definitive answer because we can’t even prove the Supernatural exists. I feel however, it’s a very good possibility obsessing over something enough it could very well be created by your own obsession. Just like a poltergeist. But on the other side of that coin sometimes I feel if enough people give something enough of the right attention could very well possibly ‘Will’ it to life. I did a lot of researching in addition to just my humble opinion. There isn’t a whole lot of information but I am sharing what I found.

FYI: Another McKamey Blog coming soon. This TORTURE TRAP (as many call it) will never go away. Just switches to a new dump.

Speaking negatively can take a toll on you. You might hear “Oh I'm not as good at work as Susie.” so I should beat myself up because that voice starts messing with you. The human mind is the devils playground. Don’t allow him to drag you down. Take authority In Jesus name. Command them to flee at once. Stand your ground.

When one is for lack of better words having trouble, negative self talk is said to be one's inner thoughts you have with yourself. It’s not healthy either. Any bad thoughts will hinder you through life. that diminishes you and confidence in your ability to do so. Because of this, negative thoughts of yourself just get worse. It’s easier said than done.

Tulpa (Wiki)

“Something related to this subject is called a Tulpa. It’s said an entity created in the mind, acting independently of, and parallel to your own consciousness. They are able to think, and have their own free will, emotions, and memories. In short, a tulpa is like a sentient person living in your head, separate from you. It’s currently unproven whether or not tulpas are truly sentient, but in this community, we treat them as such. It takes time for a tulpa to develop a convincing and complex personality; as they grow older, your attention and their life experiences will shape them into a person with their own hopes, dreams and beliefs.

“You’ll create a tulpa by imagining a person in your head, and treating them as a person. The exact mechanism is unknown, but as you give a tulpa attention, and believe it can be a sentient person, it will grow into one, and act independently of you. At first, you will be narrating to your tulpa—speaking to it, and visualizing it in your mind—and with time, you’ll be able to communicate through various methods, which will be described in the next section. Keep in mind that when a tulpa starts talking, it doesn’t mean that they are complete, or finished by any means. Like any person, a tulpa is never “done”, and you shouldn’t be going for a finished tulpa, when you make one. You should be focused on nurturing and teaching your tulpa, and allowing them to grow as a person with you, while at the same time you learn about yourself, and grow as a person in turn. It takes time and effort to make a tulpa into a self-sufficient and balanced individual, and their independence and personality will grow and flourish over time, like any regular human being’s. Creating a tulpa means committing to raising and living with another person.” I could go further into it but I’ll do another blog on Tulpas. It was very interesting.”

So can we will something into existence? I do not know? I can’t answer that however, nothing would surprise me. I’ve seen a lot in my life so I’m not surprised but it’s too dangerous. We need Jesus. In his name we are safe. Not everyone has bad intentions. Some just don’t realize there is a supernatural world that really exists.

Remember imaginary friends? Some of that has been a bit more to it. Is the law of attraction working in this particular manner? You give something enough attention and you can’t control it will become very dangerous because you just don’t know what is really lurking. There’s nothing Jesus Christ can handle.

Until next time may your days be bright and your thoughts be bright.

Written By Jennifer Auld

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Is McKamey Manor Haunted with Demonic Activity?

The McKamey Manor Dare

Just when I thought I’ve seen and heard it all. This torture manor, as I call it, has been around a while. Going back to 2013 or more. So there are many complaints from people claiming they were not let out after using the safe word. I’ve heard of signing waivers but not paperwork from one's doctor and psychiatrist stipulating they can handle the hands-on interaction. Oh yes, you have to provide a letter from your primary doctor saying you passed the physical. Plus one from a psychiatrist stipulating you’re mentally well enough to handle this level of being traumatized--for lack of better words. That has to be an awkward conversation with these doctors. They have to wonder......you know they do. They claim they call to verify the letters are authentic from both doctors. He talks with people a long time (usually on Skype) before this event happens. That’s how extreme this is. It simulates a lot of popular sinister horror movie scenes. I can’t imagine, and don’t want to. I don’t want to open any doors. That’s just me.

All the fear and torment at a place like this would have to attract the demonic. It’s a perfect storm. I can’t imagine it would be a ‘pleasant scary experience’. I use to LOVE haunted houses as a teenager around Halloween. The thrill of being scared. My father hated it. Lol. He hated that I loved those. He was a Pentecostal Minister so you can imagine. But he didn’t stop me. I was never forced to do anything like go to church and things to that nature. He didn’t shove it down my throat. So I never thought twice about going. I’m getting off the subject here. Forgive me. Also a note that possible water boarding will be done in this haunted house. I hear it’s not even a manor. Just a regular everyday home. I’m not sure how that title got slipped in?

The Bible speaks about things that fall into this category. This again.....is just my humble opinion and observation from a biblical point of view. I understand completely that not everyone will agree and that is just fine. I put out information that I think some might want to know. I want to make this very clear. I received an email about this so I wanted to get it out there. These blogs are for everyone. I’m not attacking anybody. I’m concerned. Satan is a slick snake in the grass and his time is near. He knows it too. So let’s descend into morbid, diabolical anarchy! Oh he’d love that. Well the power of Jesus supersedes Satan. On every level. The devil will always up the level. That’s my point to this blog really.

Look at all these horror movies coming out and all the ones that are on Netflix. That is just so scary to me. So many people watch Netflix including me. God only knows what that kind of viewing does to a person on some of these movies.

They are already advertising demonic movies for 2020. This is how the enemy works. He is so very slick. He works on his time. He’d love it if the entire world didn’t believe in him. Oh he could run amok. He could possess anyone and they wouldn’t know it at first. And he never would have to worry about someone resisting.

Jesus loves you. He does not want you tormented by these dark beings. That’s not His plan for us but sometimes free will gets in the way. These dark things hate human beings. They hate our guts. Remember this when you feel you can’t go on. Reach for Jesus Christ when sadness hits. Especially this time of year. Don’t give the enemy any room. He will try but remember the truth, Jesus is King. Satan cannot overtake him. The book of Revelations is worth reading about end times.

When I researched this subject and how this all year around haunted attraction worked I was literally sickened. It is currently not in business but I’m not sure why? It was first in San Diego, California, but it's now in Summertown, Tennessee. I pray for the owner and anyone else influenced by it and anyone hurt by it. It’s just not right. That’s my humble opinion. When haunt participants asked to be let out aren't, the tormenting goes on. If that’s true. I don’t know for sure. But think twice before doing these extreme haunted houses that are year round or just in October. Someone had a heart attack, which the owner of McKamey Manor said “It was pretty cool”. He said it on a YouTube clip. He’s fueled by attention and loves it. Please pray he adjust things so everyone can be happy. No one getting hurt or coming out mortified.

Below is a comment I found from usatoday.com:

"You get a lot of people who think it's going to be easy money," Kris Smith, a 37-year-old Michigan native who works as a volunteer remotely for McKamey's tours, told USA TODAY. Smith was first introduced to the operation years ago as a contestant. During his first go-around, he didn't make it past signing the waiver, which details all the physically painful, high-stakes and grotesque things that could happen along the way.

"I read it and I quit," Smith said. "I got to the last page and turned around and went home.... There's so much. You have to pull out your own teeth, there's a chance of getting a tattoo, a chance of your fingernails getting pulled out. It's really overwhelming. There's a chance of death. Accidents do happen."

The Washingtonpost.com: I found this random comment to a article about this haunted event.

“Except YOU lose if you touch them, though they CAN touch you. Most of this is set up to make you fail. You basically aren't allowed to defend yourself. Plus you start with a small set of "cards" that you need to be in the positive to "win", he arbitrarily assigns the amount of cards you can lose to said "challenge" so technically, if he thinks you may win, he just sets the amount of card loss to higher than you have and make some ridiculous challenge. You can start with more cards if you hang out in their city for 2 weeks before the game and do a bunch of sightseeing crap. I wouldn't trust him to play fair even if you did every degrading thing asked of you.”

Lord, I shouldn’t be surprised...Feel free to do your own research. Different opinions on this that’s for sure.

Until next time may your pleasures be many and your worries be few.

Written By Jennifer Auld

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Crystal Meth And Demons, Part 3

This has been on my heart for a long time to discuss this again. I’ve received a lot of feedback from a lot of different people from the first two blogs in 2014. Some contacted me privately. Somebody also mentioned there was something called the meth Bible. It contained directives on reaching three different realms or dimensions. It was something to that nature. That is a very dangerous tool to play with. Researchers believe sleep paralysis is caused by a very rapid eye movements because it mostly happens as people are falling into or coming out of REM sleep. During this stage, the brains normally paralyze their muscles anyway so they don't act out their dreams.

So what is still making people see demons and such demonic things only when on crystal meth? Below will be a few testimonies that I found at random websites. A lot of testimonials out there since 2014, people still going through this and it’s not getting better. The following are testimonies from random websites about this:

“Meth is the devil's drug and it ruins lives and takes away everything that ment so much to you everyone that you love will leave you and move away far away and sometimes you do finally see the light its to late but don’t let that discourage you God will always forgive and will be by your side just believe in him and his plan for you. I lost a great woman one of a kind and a great son over this. I miss them so much there’s not a second that goes by that I don’t think of them. But as long as they are happy and safe it puts a smile on me and yes I will always want them back but when im a 100% better but when that time comes and it’s to late I will accept it I love you guys and miss you so much”

“My daughter was using meth for 6 years. There were two incidents where she attacked me and tried choke the life out of me. She was screaming I will kill you bitch! I saw her face and it was not my childs. Her eyes were black and her features were strange, I saw the devil in my childs face. I could feel the presence of pure evil….I started praying Psalm 23: the Lord is my sheperd, I shall not want…..somehow I was ablec to alert my son in thecother room and he stooped hercfrom killing me. Whencshec got clean, her facial feautures became softer more like my childs. Very scary and heartbreaking to watch someone kill themselves.”

“You have Satan and you have the demons that he controls. All the other drugs are pretty much the demons. Methamphetamine is Satan itself,” he said. “I mean, I don’t think you can get any more evil than meth.” At StAugustine.com

“Plain and simple meth is an evil drug. Those using it for many years end up just a shell of their former selves. We've all seen the “Faces of Meth” pictures. Which include a person's initial picture and then pictures throughout their use. And you can just see them disintegrating. Also in some cases people who have been awake for days and days on end will end up in a kind of psychosis. Uncontrollable movements, can't understand what they're saying at all or what they are saying is just nonsense. Plus all the physical damages the person's inflicted upon themselves from picking.”

Please choose life! Choose God. He will bring you out of this if you truly want that. It’s a awful dark place to be. Don’t you want light and happiness? Don’t let Satan take over your mind because he will if he can. Even inadvertently he can sneak in. Be obsessed with angels, peace and praise in the Lords Glory! The enemy will always have his demons out to thwart our calling but even the devil knows he can’t defeat the word of God. They must flee at the name of Jesus! Speak loud with authority! Your life is so very valuable and Jesus will bring you through.

[SATAN: "The profoundly evil adversary of God and humanity, often identified with the leader of the fallen angels; the Devil. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions): chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell."]

MANY who are struggling with, or have overcome, methamphetamine addiction often speak of being plagued by demons, or of “possession” by negative forces preying on their weakened state. They flatly deny dreaming or hallucinating, insisting that their experiences are lucid, sober and objective. lifeordeath.com

"Professionals have diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, but although a doctor can say what you're experiencing isn't real, to me it is as real as any object I can reach out and touch." Lifeordeath.com

There are so many more but you can research for yourself. Very many stories and testimonies. This is so very upsetting. The Lord will help you. Reject Satan and all his devices. We cannot be ignorant to satans devices. The mind is the enemies playground. They can torture you worse than any physical pain. Trust me I know. This is a very serious issue. My first blog was in 2014 on this subject. Now there is so much more information and knowledge then there was before. And this drug is running ramped all over the United States. Why aren’t the authorities not worried about it? It’s worse than opiates. I know I had a OxyContin addiction I shared with you in a blog from my early 20’s battling Endometriosis when no one ever heard of it. It’s a female ailment. It triggered pre-cancer cells. Anyway, all drugs will make you hallucinate. And they will make you see things but what is it about crystal meth that seems to be the absolute worst? Not all these people are lying.

Halloween is almost here. Please, people no creeping around cemeteries please? Demons love those places due to the tears shed from loved ones passing and others paying respects to their loved ones who has been passed on already. That’s a lot of emotion and energy for the perfect storm! You think I’m playing? I sat in the devil's chair in the cemetery at 17. Cassadaga is a small town known to be haunted. Police usually patrol this location all year round. Thank God. It’s a beautiful town. But we all know looks can be deceiving. And yes, I was stupid to do what I did. I’m sharing it now so others learn from my ignorance. Being a preacher's kid, I’ve seen others fall victim to that urban legend that was brought into existence in my opinion. Talk about it enough it can create its own negativity. Like a poltergeist. Willed into existence as some would say. But that’s a whole other blog.

Bring in all your animals on Halloween. I don’t think I need to explain why. If you're confused I’ll clear it up. Just leave a comment. Everyone reading this, you can be anonymous and share your story in the comments section. Read part one and two as well if you haven’t already. I can be contacted personally as well. That happens a lot.

Until next time may your pleasures be many and your worries be few.

Written By Jennifer Auld

Read the blog that started it all: http://eyeontheparanormal.blogspot.com/2014/02/demons-and-meth-door-to-darkness.html

Part 2: https://eyeontheparanormal.blogspot.com/2016/03/meth-and-demons-part-two.html

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dalai Lama on The Middle Way

Teaching Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland of the Middle Way’



Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India - The sun shone in a clear sky this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked from his residence to the Tsuglagkhang, the Main Tibetan Temple. He greeted members of the public gathered in the yard and around the temple on his way, stroking a child’s cheek here, exchanging a few words there and waving to those beyond his reach. Once in the temple he respectfully saluted the former Ganden Throneholder, Rizong Rinpoché before taking his seat on the throne. A recitation of the ‘Mangala Sutta’ in Pali by Thai monks was followed by the chanting of the ‘Heart Sutra’ in Chinese.

The more than 7500 people gathered in and around the temple included individuals from 61 countries. Of these, the principal students were 1127 from Taiwan belonging to 21 organizations under the umbrella of the Taiwan International Tibetan Buddhist Association. Largest among these various groups was ‘Bliss and Wisdom’ and its 850 members.

After reciting the customary verses of homage, His Holiness addressed the congregation.

“Today, Chinese from Taiwan and elsewhere have come to listen to this teaching. We are here to learn how to transform our minds. The Buddhist tradition in general and the Nalanda Tradition in particular teach about the mind using logic and reason. They explain how to counter destructive emotions like anger and jealousy, which has the additional physical benefit of boosting our immune systems.

“We have to identify what disturbs our peace of mind and learn how to counter that, much as we take the appropriate medicine when we are sick. When we are angry, we should ask why. Note that anger may cause you to see someone as an enemy, but that can change. Someone who seems like an enemy today may be a friend tomorrow. When someone criticizes you, if you get angry it doesn’t relieve your irritation, whereas if you remain patient and calm, you don’t get upset. Anger, arrogance and jealousy disturb your peace of mind. They spoil your health and disturb your friends.

“Peace of mind is important because we all want to be happy. Cultivating and preserving it is not so much a religious practice as taking a practical step towards being happy. All religious traditions teach love and compassion because as human beings we are social animals. Our well-being depends on the members of our community. Generally, a child brought up by a loving mother grows into an affectionate adult. In the past, people lived with their families in relatively small groups, but today, we are all dependent on each other. All 7 billion human beings make up one human family. Therefore, it’s crucial that we take account of the oneness of humanity.

“Buddhists talk about helping all mother sentient beings, but those who we can really help are human because we can communicate with them. It’s much more difficult to help animals who have no language. If our brains are slaves to afflictive emotions, they’re not of much use, but if we cultivate love and compassion for others we can achieve happiness. As Shantideva writes:

And so, today, within the sight of all protectors,
I summon beings, calling them to Buddhahood.
And, till that state is reached, to every earthly joy;
May gods and demigods and all the rest rejoice.

“If you cultivate the awakening mind of bodhichitta, all beings will be your friends. You’ll see all as amiable and none as foes. On the other hand, if you only think of yourself, everyone will seem like a threat. The scriptures tell us that this human life is hard to find and precious because it enables us to fulfil the aims of others and ourselves.”

His Holiness talked about how all religious traditions commend us to be warm-hearted, although they take different philosophical approaches to this goal. Some theistic traditions, like Judaism, Christianity and Islam place their faith in a creator god, seeing other beings as children of that god and so as brothers and sisters. Non-theistic traditions in India, such as a strand of the Samkhya tradition, Jains and Buddhists see happiness and suffering as dependent on our actions. This point of view gave rise to the idea of non-violent conduct promoted first by Jains, but also adopted by the Buddha.

His Holiness clarified that the Buddha’s foundational teaching was given openly, in public and was later recorded in the Pali language. This tradition is followed in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Later teachings were recorded in Sanskrit, a more scholarly language. He mentioned that since the terms Hinayana and Mahayana, implying a lesser vehicle and a greater vehicle, can be viewed as discriminatory, he prefers to speak of the Pali and Sanskrit traditions. Monks of the Pali tradition maintain good monastic discipline. Scholars of the Nalanda Tradition that exemplifies the Sanskrit traditions emphasized the use of reason and logic. Its members investigated the Buddha’s teaching without taking it for granted.

The Buddha himself encouraged his followers to examine his teaching carefully in the way a goldsmith tests gold. When Nagarjuna and his followers did this, they classified what the Buddha had taught into definitive and interpretable instructions, after subjecting them to analysis akin to a scientific approach.

Reiterating the importance of cultivating and maintaining peace of mind, His Holiness stressed that it is not necessary to be religious to do so. What is important is learning how to tackle disturbing emotions. He mentioned that he has been encouraging the introduction of social, emotional and ethical learning to the education system.

Although he considers Buddhism to have some of the profoundest understanding of reality, what he is particularly interested in is for Buddhists to use that knowledge to help others. He observed that while philosophical and psychological ideas were introduced and explained in religious literature, they can be well employed in an objective, secular and academic context.

His Holiness reported classifying the content of the 300 volumes of the Kangyur and Tengyur, the collections of translations of the Buddha’s teachings and subsequent Indian treatises, under the following headings---science, philosophy and religion. These materials have been compiled into separate books in Tibetan and translated into Chinese, English and other languages. Work on the volumes dealing with science is complete, while work on the philosophical volumes is underway.

His Holiness discussed different ways in which the selflessness of persons and phenomena are explained within the Buddhist tradition.

“The Mind Only School assert that no phenomena exist externally, they are but reflections of the mind. They speak of non-dual emptiness. The Middle Way School allow no kind of essential or intrinsic existence. For them nothing exists independently. Things exist merely as designations.

“In the ‘Heart Sutra’ Shariputra asks "How should a child of the lineage train who wishes to engage in the practice of the profound perfection of wisdom?" Avalokiteshvara tells him, “'Whatever son or daughter of the noble lineage wants to train in the profound discipline of the perfection of wisdom should consider things in the following way. First, he or she should clearly and thoroughly comprehend that the five aggregates are empty of any inherent nature of their own.” Although things appear to have a solid, independent existence, they do not actually exist that way. Form is empty means that it does not exist the way it appears.

“Because things are conditioned by other factors, they exist as mere designations, labelled by language. When we critically examine form, it is empty of intrinsic existence. But when we accept what appears, form exists on a conventional level. “Emptiness is not other than forms and forms are not other than emptiness.”

“Mind exists as a series of moments, moments of consciousness.

“Nagarjuna’s ‘Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way’ explains in Chapter 26 how we are brought into unenlightened life in the cycle of existence. Chapter 18 deals with selflessness, and Chapter 24 clarifies the Four Noble Truths. There are commentaries on ‘Fundamental Wisdom’ by Buddhapalita and Chandrakirti. Je Tsongkhapa read these and other classic texts in preparing for his own commentary. At a certain point he had a vision of Manjushri who gave him an answer to a question that he found difficult to understand. Manjushri then advised him to engage in further study and practice. Eventually, it was when he was reading Buddhapalita’s commentary that he achieved a correct insight into emptiness.”

His Holiness remarked that when he gives someone a statue of the Buddha, he explains that the Buddha was a teacher. Consequently, what’s important is to study his teachings. He observed that the Buddha’s teachings reached China before they reached Tibet. However, since the pilgrim Xuanzang studied at Nalanda before returning to China, and Buddhism was introduced to Tibet by the foremost Nalanda scholar Shantarakshita, both Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism belong to the Nalanda Tradition. The difference is that while the key works on logic and epistemology by Dignaga and Dharmakirti were translated into Tibetan, they were not translated into Chinese.

Declaring that he had intended to read the first chapter of Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland of the Middle Way’ today, His Holiness summarized its contents. The chapter distinguishes between being born with high status and achieving definite goodness. “High status is considered to be happiness, Definite goodness is liberation.” It is necessary to transform the mind, employing wisdom and analysis in order to achieve definite goodness, but that is only possible on the basis of life as a human being. His Holiness emphasized that transforming the mind does not come about in a short time, but if you keep up your effort, you’ll achieve your goal. Whatever you read or hear, you must reflect on it over and again, to gain conviction. Through meditation bring about experience of what you’ve understood to transform the mind.

As he brought the session to an end for the day, His Holiness encouraged his listeners to attend the opportunity to review what he had been talking about. He told them not to sit quietly, but to ask questions to settle whatever doubts they might have. He will resume his explanation tomorrow.

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