Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Developing Compassion for All

Today I'm in the midst of taking pictures for my forthcoming book, THE JOY OF MELT AND POUR SOAP CRAFTING. Therefore, I didn't have time to write a blog. 

I want to share a wonderful website with you, especially if you are interested in spiritual warfare. The following information is for people who are currently following the Buddhist path or may want to understand more about it. It's vital for any Buddhist practitioner to have compassion for all sentient beings, including negative spirits. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche writes:

"Think that the spirit is totally overwhelmed by delusion and ignorance, with a totally hallucinated mind, as well as under the power of karma and disturbing thoughts. Think that the spirit is in samsara [cyclic existence], completely overwhelmed by suffering, and generate compassion by reflecting in this way.

Each time the spirit harms you, the spirit creates negative karma, which causes him or her to be reborn in the hell realms, or again as a spirit, hell being, or animal, and to again harm you and others, create negative karma, be continuously born in the lower realms, and experience unimaginable suffering again and again."

To read more about this fascinating subject, please visit http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=352 It's a wonderful and helpful website!

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