Aug 19, 2018

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DEMONIC TRAITS IN BUDDHIST PRACTITIONERS (Tính quỷ trong người tu)

Demonic traits in Buddhist practitioners First of all, we must understand the definition of a “demonic trait”. It is the extreme greediness for oneself, stinginess toward others, and willingness to commit any possible trickery. Buddhist teachings stated that, in human’s mind, there exist ten Dharma realms – (1) hell, (2) hungry demon, (3) animal, (4) asura, (5) human, (6) god, (7) Sravaka, (8) Pratyeka-buddha, (9) Bodhisattva, and (10) Buddha. In Buddhist terminology, the expression of these Dharma realms is called “trait”. For example, animal traits, demonic traits, godlike traits … This article is specifically about demonic traits. It is understandable for non-Buddhists to accumulate demonic traits, but even Buddhist practitioners are influenced by them. All Buddhist practitioners understand the first of the six Paramitas, which is giving alms to the disadvantaged and making offerings to the sage. They know that making offerings is one of the ten Dharmic activities in Buddhism.


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