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About the Realm of Demons – Lesson 11: “THE TRICKERS” IN EXORCISMS (Những con sâu trong phi vụ trừ tà)

About the Realm of Demons – Lesson 11: “THE TRICKERS” IN EXORCISMS (Những con sâu trong phi vụ trừ tà)

Lesson 11: “THE TRICKERS” IN EXORCISMS.

Cases of exorcism have arisen a thought of the shaman, magus, warlock or Buddhist monk. Some religious activities such as hand mudras, mantra recitation and chanting…are often seen in the rituals of exorcism in our country or other Eastern countries. There are also spiritual mediums who exorcise demons from victims. According to spiritual terms, the exorcists who are the followers of Taoism, Buddhism or Catholicism, have their own method. They are instructed and well trained by their teachers and they carry out an exorcism for helping others and they do not ask anything in return, whereas spiritual mediums make use of demonic power as a way to drive away the demons spontaneously, but they have not been trained by any teachers.

I, “THE TRICKERS” IN EXORCISMS.

Above is the theory, but, in fact, exorcists (shaman, magus, warlock or Buddhist monk…) may confuse the symptoms associated with physical or mental illnesses, such as hysteria, mania, psychosis with demonic possession. The reason firstly lies in the affirmation that their children (grandchildren, brothers..) are possessed by the evil forces. Whereas, the exorcists do not have any standards to distinguish demonic possession from the symptoms associated with physical or mental illnesses, such as hysteria, mania, psychosis. In addition, it is important to know that a type of “worm” in exorcism always focuses on threatening victims or revealing that someone or someplace is possessed by evil forces. So that they conduct an exorcism. This is the fast way for evildoer to earn more money in spiritual activities. Some naive people fall into the case of “spending money on a quack doctor and only get worse” and they have to suffer from the bad consequences.

“A young warlock” beat to death the victims in an exorcism

Receiving tens of million dong from her friend for exorcism, Ms. Duyen drove out demons from her friend’s mother by hitting her strongly, causing her to die of multiple injuries.

Receiving tens of million dong from her friend for exorcism, Ms. Duyen drove out demons from her friend’s mother by hitting her strongly, causing her to die of multiple injuries.

On 19th April 2012, the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City (Appeal Court) dismissed the appeal, keeping the sentence of four years in prison for Huynh Thi Huu Duyen (26, from Binh Dinh) for superstitious practice. The defendant compensated the victim’s family 65 million dong.

According to the Court, the offense of Duyen has caused serious consequences. However, the cause of the victim’s death is the superstition of the victim’s family in which they agreed Duyen to beat the victim to death.

The pregnant woman nearly died of the exorcist rituals.

Ms. N.H.N. (24 years old, living in Dong Nai, pregnant in the sixth month) was forced to meet the exorcist. After numerous slamming hits on her back and chest by the exorcist, N. had to transfer to Tu Du hospital in a critical condition.

Provided that she was possessed by demons, her family forced her to meet the shaman who was living in Ba Ria – Vung Tau for exorcism. According to the information from her family, during exorcism, the pregnant woman was wearing a spell and “the exorcist” gave numerous hits on her back and chest. The hits was so strong that the woman writhed in pain.

Leaving from his house, the pregnant woman’s health was worse and worse, she found it unable to breath, she experienced extreme nausea and dizziness. Her face became pale, her family was fearful and drove her to the emergency room in Tu Du hospital.

Through the diagnosis, the doctor discovered that the patient’s diaphragm was broken, causing the stomach, spleen, and intestinal organs to expand into and cover the chest cavity. Her heart was tilted to the right because of being pressed by other organs. Doctors in Tu Du hospital immediately discussed with officials in Cho Ray hospital and they at once conducted the operation in emergency.

After the organ was reorganized, the diaphragm was gradually improved. Fortunately, the “accident” of the pregnant woman did not affect much on the fetus so the child was still safe. After the operation, the woman was transferred to Cho Ray Hospital for following up. Due to the exorcism, the woman nearly died.

Deceiving the rich lady by the dirty trick of exorcism.

Hua Thi Dieu (Ut Tu, 49)

The couple Ut Dieu declared that they had ability to conduct an exorcism, they took over 5 billion dong and a large amount of foreign currency from overseas Vietnamese in Australian.

On July 16, the police in Soc Trang province completed the investigation, prosecuted Hua Thi Dieu (Ut Tu, 49) and her husband Cao Van Anh (52 years old, Hoa Tu 2 commune, My Xuyen) for fraud to appropriate property.

According to investigations, Ut Dieu worked as fortune telling and deceived many people, she declared that she was “a divine man” and she had the ability to “exorcise.” Two years ago, Ms. Linh (37 years old, overseas Vietnamese in Australian.) returned Vietnam for charity, and she was introduced to Dieu by the acquaintance. She made a phone call to ask for Dieu’s help.

Authorities said that with superstitious words, Ut Dieu affirmed that overseas Vietnamese women was suffering from the failure in love and business by the evil force. To be safe, Ms. Linh should send money to “a divine man” for exorcism. Between June 20, 2010 and March 6, 2012, the couple Ut Dieu received $ 5.9 billion and over $ 91,000 from Ms. Linh.

The couple Ut Dieu used the large amount of money to buy 2 cars, invested in real estate, bought a lot of jewelry … they also sent 900 million to a bank, lent their relatives 1 billion and a business trading on shrimp in the market Kinh, Hoa Tu 2 loaned them 1.3 billion.

According to the shaman’s advice, the victim used dynamite for exorcism.

Friday, 22nd March 2014, 10:52 – Source: GiaDinh.net.vn

Because of ignorance, Ngo Van Tuy was sentenced to 12 months in jail.

The shaman said a malevolent presence possessed his wife. In order to have a happy family, his wife was claimed to have freed from the demon. Tuy, her husband thought out a new way of exorcism.

After getting the Court’ statement in which the defendant Ngo Van Tuy (born in 1969, from Cua Thon, Hai Ninh, Quang Ninh) was convicted of illegal possession of explosives and sentenced to 12 months in jail, he regretted believing in the shaman’s saying and using homemade mines for exorcism.

People in the village of Cua Thon, Hai Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province all knew his situation. Ngo Van Tuy was low-educated, he worked as a laborer for living daily. Once, he delivered fish for others by boat, a local fisherman gave him a homemade mine, 7 detonators and 2 slow firing cables. He did not know when he used such a mine, but he did not want his wife and children to discover it, then he kept it in the drawer behind the altar and locked it.

On 13th November 2012, Tuy prepared the big meal for worship on the occasion of groundbreaking ceremony. He also invited the shaman for worship. While the worship in process, he asked the shaman to give fortune- telling about his wife’s life. The shaman said a malevolent presence possessed his wife. In order to have a happy family, his wife was claimed to have freed from the demon. Tuy at once thought out a new way of exorcism.

Tuy took the explosives from the drawer and put it into the cans and made a self-generated mine. Later on, he stood in the foundation of new house, he lit it fire and threw the mine away for exorcism. The explosion was just over, the police force was present to arrest him and accused him of storing and using explosive materials illegally.

The day his new house finished was also the day when Ngo Van Tuy stood in front of the horseshoe rim. There were a large number of his relatives and neighbors in the court that day. They came to the court to request a sentence reduction with the reason of that Tuy was low-educated, superficial and thoughtless; in addition, the consequence was not serious.

When the Court asked him about the motivation for hiding mines, and his knowing about the harm of mines. The defendant Ngo Van Tuy replied: “the defendant did not know that using mines for exorcism was delinquent. I simple thought that I only was criminal when I used mines to kill people”. After listening to the chairman’s explanation, Tuy understood about his wrong doings.

Due to lack of legal knowledge, many people become a crime as a direct result of the superstitions and following the shaman’s words. Above is one of typical cases.

Seeing the temporary psychological instability as the status of demonic possession is the dirty trick of “exorcists” in spiritual activities whereas spiritual activities are considered to be a way of leading to the ultimate end. We should be careful in determining the demonic possession in order not to harm relatives and family as well as to avoid from the dirty trick of the spiritual pursuers.

II/ WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PERFORM AN EXORCISM?

Different religions in the world have norms to determine the authority for exorcists to dispel demons. Catholicism requires that the exorcist must be a priest. According to the 10 golden rule promulgated by the Vatican on January 26, 1999, it goes:

The priests must be authorized by the local bishop.

  • The priests must be highly educated, compassionate and devoted.
  • The local bishop can nominate priests for exorcism in certain cases.
  • The priests should connect tightly with the physician or psychologician for necessary cases.

When the Lord Buddha instructed all beings on the path to enlightenment, he did not use his miraculous powers to exorcism. He also advised his followers not to perform an exorcism. He encouraged the devotees to practice the Dharma. It is the best method to keep away from demons. In addition, Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, stated that the practitioner who gets enlightenment, from the stage of “the path-seeing” (Darsanamarga) has the authority to perform an exorcism (quoted from Dakini teaching). His teaching implied much profound knowledge. Here are the reasons:

1, to differ Buddhist practitioners from other non-Buddhist practitioners, especially, the followers of Bon religion who focuses on worship and exorcism for their own purposes.

2, to avoid Buddhist devotees from “spiritual services”, from the worldly business which has bad effect on the vow of liberation.

3, to keep Buddhist devotees from abusing an exorcism for their own motivation.

4, to avoid Buddhist practitioners who does not have enough power from performing an exorcism. As a result, they may be harmful by the evil forces while involving in exorcism.

5, Those who get the stage of “the path – seeing” (Darshanamarga) enable always to control their actions of body, speech and mind on the right path, basing on Bodhichitta, therefore, their exorcism gets the good result and benefits for others.

Those who get the stage of “the path – seeing” (Darshanamarga) enable always to control their actions of body, speech and mind on the right path, basing on Bodhichitta, therefore, their exorcism gets the good result and benefits for others.

However, if they have not obtain “the path – seeing” (Darshanamarga), Tantric practitioners are able to perform an exorcism, basing on the article no. 9 of general tantric percepts: “if they have completed the meditation retreat of the appropriate Buddha-figure”. It reveals that although Tantric practitioners have not got the stage of “the path – seeing”, they have diligently done the Yidam practice of meditation retreat. Then they have the authority to perform an exorcism if their motivation base on Bodhichitta for others’ benefit, not for their own worldly purposes. According to the Bodhichitta vow no. 45 “using miraculous powers, if one possesses this ability, in order to stop others from doing unwholesome actions”, the Tantric practitioners have the authority to perform an exorcism to help all beings to take refuge in the Three Jewels.

the Tantric practitioners have the authority to perform an exorcism to help all beings to take refuge in the Three Jewels

From this standpoint, we are easy to know that ordinary monks, shamans, evil Buddhist practitioners do not have authority to perform an exorcism. So that they cannot drive out demons from human beings due to their bad quality. If they get successful in some cases, the victims are in state of the temporary psychological instability, not in the status of demonic possession. And they have pretended to dispel demon for their personal gain.

Buddhist practitioners do not have the authority to perform an exorcism, let alone shamans, fortune-tellers, spiritual mediums. Because of lack of knowledge and of wrong view and of their naïve and fear, the victims increase in demand for spiritual medium’s help, so that they fall into the state of “spending money on a quack doctor and only get worse”. Such cases like the victims of “shaman Nam Hau” in Cu Lao road, Phu Nhuan district, HCM city were posted on newspapers recently.

Such cases like the victims of “shaman Nam Hau” (VTC News)

How do high-rank monks perform an exorcism? How to prevent from demonic possession in the visual state and in subtle state? I would like to make clarification in lesson 12.

Phuong Thanh village, 23rd June, 2013

THINLEY NGUYEN THANH.

Translated by Mat Dieu Hang


Original Vietnamese version: QUỶ SỰ BÀI 11: những “con sâu” trong phi vụ trừ tà

About the Realm of Demons (12 lessons):

DEMONIC POSSESSION

Lesson 1: WHO IS A DEMON?

Lesson 2: REINCARNATED OR POSSESSED?

LESSON 3: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEMONS AND THE DEAD’S SOULS

Lesson 4: Spiritual medium and spiritual power 

Lesson 5: BELIEVE BUT DO NOT UNDERSTAND MEANS TO DEFAME DHARMA

Lesson 6: IDENTIFYING AND PREVENTING DEMONIC POSSESSION

LESSON 7: “BLACK WHEN NEAR THE INK…”

Lesson 8: SOME STORIES ABOUT EXORCISE DEMONS 

Lesson 9: Need to determine by right view

Lesson 10: Notice manifestation of demonic possession from raw to sophisticated elements

Lesson 11: “THE TRICKERS” IN EXORCISMS

Lesson 12: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE 

 

  1. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerable Guru;

    It’s astonishing what just axplaened Venerebol GURU; I just can’t understand our people can full them selfs asking a shaman to perform an exsorsesm, but also who is the person in which can decide that person needs on exsorsesm for me to understand souch events it’s tomouch mundane I just can’t perceive souch scams and bad beaver;  sometimes I ask how lucky we are not to be involved in souch way of life, and also to take rifuge in the three Jules,and reliy in our spiritual guide. OM MANI PADME HUNG……

    Faithfully.

     

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của bạn đọc Salvatore Antonio Fois sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Thưa Thầy, sau khi đọc những luận giảng của Thầy con rất ngạc nhiên về những sự việc xảy ra trong việc trừ tà. Con không hiểu tại sao mọi người lại có thể nhờ thầy cúng về trừ tà cho người thân của mình đến nỗi gây ra hậu quả; đồng thời con cũng ngạc nhiên vì có thầy cúng dám tuyên bố người khác bị quỷ nhập và cần phải trừ tà. Con không thể chấp nhận những thủ đoạn lừa đảo cũng như những hành vi tà vạy này. 

      Sau khi đọc xong, con hiểu rằng mình may mắn vì con không dính vào những chuyện mê tín như vậy, và con cũng đã Quy Y. May mắn nữa là hiện nay con còn được nương tựa vào lời dạy của Thầy thông qua các bài viết của Thầy. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy!”

  2. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerable Guru;

    How sad that a shaman as beaten a prignent woman to that point she needed on Urgent operations to save here life and the baby’s life! I think the shaman needs the exsorsesm for doing that pour mother.

    OM MANI PADME HUNG…… Faithfully.

  3. JeongGeun Mok says:

    Dear Guru

    thank you for the teaching

     

    may myself focus on practicing dharma so I grow ‘path seeing’ and do not need any other external exorcism

     

    Om MaNi PadMe Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của bạn đọc Jeong Geun Mok sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ:

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy con.

      Con cầu nguyện bản thân con tinh tấn hành pháp để không cần bất kỳ loại trừ tà nào.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  4.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru : Muchas gracias por compartir estas enseñanzas. En la practica del Dharma ..evitaremos todo mal …Maravilloso Dharma…Que el Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir mucho tiempo para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes . Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas . Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y sus causas. OM MANI PADME HUM

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