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About the Realm of Demons: Lesson 4: Spiritual medium and spiritual power (Linh môi và linh căn)

About the Realm of Demons: Lesson 4: Spiritual medium and spiritual power (Linh môi và linh căn)

About the Realm of Demons (Lesson 4)

As the previous article wrote, Evil can only enter into those who are depraved in the body, speech, and mind, specifically it’s creating bad karma by habitual killing, theft, and mischief in the male- Women, lie to people, abuse substances of addictive substances.

But why are good, honest people also “entered”? This is the reason to refer to a kind of person called “spiritual medium”.

Who is spirit medium?

“Spiritual medium” is a religious term, and in folk beliefs is often referred to as “psychic”, “grandmother” (Ba Dong, Ba Cot, Nguoi Chau Mau) In the South, the word such as “Aunt”, “uncle”, “miss” are often used. We are going to learn the first person in this category.

“psychic”, “grandmother” (Ba Dong, Ba Cot, Nguoi Chau Mau)

There are serious people, due to previous life is one of the royal family of the Devil King, Dragon King, Heaven King, after all the blessings they were born in the evil realms. When the karma is done, they are reborn in people realm, and at that time in their mind there are germs of the past life already. Due to the external influences, the subconscious has risen dimly but the psychic ability is spontaneous, it is called as “spiritual medium”. Spiritual medium means the middleman, the interpersonal communication between human and the “divinity” of the metaphysical world. They accept the teachings, the instructions of the “god” and guide the people to follow.

“psychic”, “grandmother” (Ba Dong, Ba Cot, Nguoi Chau Mau)

Depending on their ancient past of the Devil, Dragon, or Heaven beings, they now have the same powers. Therefore, they often advise others to worship those they have previously honored. For example the spiritual medium of the Devil beings, then they ask disciple to worship the Devil King, similar – Dragon King; Heaven King. Particularly the spiritual medium of the Devil beings, they often do not want to identify themselves as the devil’s relatives, they impersonate high words such as “Gods,” “Fairy,” “Angle”, “Predictor”, “Bodhisattva “… Why? Because they understand that devils are more hurting and more harmful to humankind than good deeds, they avoid using demonic terms.

“psychic”, “grandmother” (Ba Dong, Ba Cot, Nguoi Chau Mau)

In the dawn of history, when humankind was primitive, the power of spiritual medium was easily discovered. Perhaps, at that time, human beings and metaphysical beings were easily connected because human psychology at the time was often frightened, and was dominated by illusions. They tend to worship the gods they imagine. This is a good condition for evil demons, monsters. They rely on the spiritual medium to judge, order. From then on, there were appearances of Master witches, Shamans, worshipers of tribe. Later, when the level of civilization become higher, people use higher words such as “the teacher”, “prophet” “angel”, “wizard”. However, no matter how beautiful words they use, they are still “spiritual medium”.

According to their “superiors” (devils, dragons, heaven), they have the power of the realm. They can rely on that to show some “magic power” as predicted event will happen in the next few days; See what is underground; Communication with metaphysical beings. Therefore, people often fear the spiritual medium, looking at them as holy. In fact, they can only promote their magic power when the “superiors” rely on. Other than that, they are just ordinary people with their own happiness, fury, love, sufferings.

Spiritual medium classification

Spiritual medium is divided into two types. One is the natural spiritual medium, one is the trained spiritual medium.

Natural or random spiritual medium may have mild soul, they have spiritual frequency is nearly correlative or correlative to the “superiors”. One day they enter the temple, shrine, suddenly “superiors” (demon, dragon) integrated, then they achieved psychic ability. Now what is the meaning of the word “psychic”? It means “out”, “feeling”, feeling with the available human senses, such as the sense of smell, taste, sight, hearing, tactile (called the five senses of the eye, Ear, nose, tongue, body). Psychic is the sense beyond the other five things, which the world uses the word “sixth sense.” The psychic ability is so!

The second type is the trained spiritual medium. They are trained by classes, courses, and then become a spiritual medium. It means in the process, by spiritual exercises, they are trained in conditions suitable for the “integration” of the “superiors”, according to the spiritual medium master. From there they could reach the devils, gods and the heaven dragons in mystical rituals, or in the bloody immolation. This is the phenomenon of the Master witches, Shamans, worshipers.

Depending on the spiritual ability of “superiors”, the spiritual medium teaches others in different ways. There are some spiritual medium teach by setting up altar, or other spiritual medium teach behave in good ways. In the religious sects founded by this spiritual medium, there are usually only canon (rules of the law), without the scripture (the central theory of the sect), not even clear development history, this is a spontaneous “religion”, like a “hot pot” spiritual.

There is a type of spiritual medium what is one of the royal families of the Devil King, Dragon King, Heaven King, in the past they were joined LINH SON Dharma conference to listen Buddha’s Dharma talks, this spiritual medium is able to say good things; advising others to do good, avoid evil; they advise people to worship their “superiors” to be fortune, health, publicity … This is the explanation for the sectarian good deeds born in the context of the country history. Although there are certain spiritual benefits from these spiritual mediums, but their teachings do not fit with the essential meaning of Buddhism liberation.

However, you should also know “Nhat Quan Dao” and “Nhat Lien Tong” in Japan; Trai Giao of China, the sect of the Thanh Hai Vo Thuong, is based on the Three Jewels, but in fact they are not true Buddhism. Bear in mind, all other religions and sects, other than Buddhism, preach only (or say, or write) toward the good, upper direction, not discuss the peace (means Liberation). Their logic falls into duality, bias or accept availability, or unavailability, or both. The Buddhist doctrine transcends these attachments, which are called the Emptiness Wisdom, transcending three realms and rebirth. However, based on the power of the “superiors”, they also make a lot of impact for those who are lack of understandings, expecting fame, benefits.

These types of above spiritual medium are called “first generation spiritual medium”. Because there is no scripture, their next generation develops voluntarily, leading to lots of consequences. Since then, there are trained spiritual medium.

This type is selected from young people (teens, or children), put into training. Of course, the trained spiritual medium must have a little “basic spiritual power”, which means psychological sensitivity, illusion, something “adventure”. Later, when they mature, spiritual power becomes stronger, they could replace their previous generation. However, they are no longer as original as the spiritual powerhas declined, the ability is no longer sensitive to the “superior” approach. Mostly, they make a vague judgment, then speak their own words for personal gain, leading disciple to the wrong path that begins superstition. Because the trained spiritual medium are unethical, so demon “enter” easily, which causes many afflictions.

Distinguish to avoid superstition

In The Flower Adornment Sutra and Earth Store Sutra, though referring to the gods, but most of our people have polytheism from the influence of the Chinese culture, not  real Buddhist beliefs. According to the monk Thich Thanh Nghiem, the leader of Phap Co Son pagoda in Taiwan, Buddhism was introduced in China in the Tan Han period, before the Hai Ba Trung period in our country. Before that, the Chinese had polytheism already. They regard the Buddha as a Deity from Tay Truc. By the time the Buddhist scriptures are gradually translated, circulated and assembled into the Tam Tang scripture in Chinese, then they realized that Buddhism is not of folk belief. However, only those who study the Buddhist scriptures and practice Dharma seriously understand. Ordinary people, when approaching the Buddha, Bodhisatta in Buddhism, they also have the same attitude and conception as approaching the tradition of worshiping ancestors, gods, gods in nature (Tree god, Thunder god, Mountain god.). That’s why God and Buddha in the novel, folk story is no different. The Chinese at that time knew the Buddha, Bodhisattva is thanks to folk-style novels such as “Phong Than Dien Nghia”, ” Journey to the west “, “Quan Yin enlightened” v..v..it’s not by reading and understanding Buddhism scriptures (Source: Quan Nghi Buddhism).

Our nation is dominated in thousands years by Chinese, from the An Duong Vuong fall in the Co Loa citadel, to the Hai Ba Trung, and then to officialdom named Khuc. Chinese. To reign of Dinh, Le, Ly and Tran, Buddhism was popular in our country, but it was not able to repel popular beliefs of the people, which had long been influenced. This is a Chinese attempt to assimilate the Vietnamese by disseminating popular folk beliefs. Initially the gods in the myths and historical figures in folk, later popular Buddhism in China, the spirit, the bronze also set up, the ardent swearing Buddhist, Bodhisattva, Arhats . They also fabricated historical figures or gods in their myths, becoming Buddhist monks. For example, they spread the word of mouth in the folk that Quan Cong was enlightened (!), becoming the Gia Lam Dharma guard. Someone named Thien Hau who was created with a “Curriculum vitae” like she had been practicing Buddhism Dharma from her child, then she was worshiped absurdly  by Vietnamese people. Gradually, due to the widespread popularity among the people, Buddhism was viewed as folk beliefs. And in folk beliefs also mixed in the worship of the Buddha, Bodhisattva such as “Tam Cam”, “The hundred-knot bamboo tree tale”, “Quan Am Thi Kinh”.

Therefore, in order to avoid falling into superstition and profiteering of spiritual medium, psychic, we have to use the Buddhist wisdom eye to view. Unrighteous spiritual medium often use supernatural powers, causing others to fear, believe in, and from then on, “paralyze resistance in consciousness.” Their miraculous power is based on the power of the spirit to predict incidents; communicating with the ghost; being able to see what others could not.

In Buddhism, using supernatural power is the most thing need to avoid

The Buddha is a Supernatual master, but he justuses the power of education/ teachings, it means to clarify Buddhism noble trues through dependent origination, cause and effect, thoroughly understand”dukkha, samudaya , nirhodha, magga”. In Buddhism, using supernatural power is the most thing need to avoid, if the holy master, the holy monk, uses, it must be for an unique purpose, that is leading objects toward Buddha. For the spiritual medium, the purpose of using miracles is for personal gain, self-shading, and pulling disciples.

It is important to emphasize that the supernature power of the true Buddhist practitioners is built up from hard training and practice. The power of the natural spiritual medium is made by entering of devil, god, dragon. Therefore, one side always exist, the one side relies on “superior”, so it will usually lose after the “superior” leave.

On the other hand, it is necessary to discern that there are spiritual medium are intellectual. They can compose the poet immediately by mouth. Or they can write poem, or articles, but somehow there areshades such as “arrogance”, “reputation”, ” Amorousness “. To write here, you should remember the books, which cite examples of women and couples story; or the poems of some Buddhist and pagan monks use the words “very colloquial” such as “baby, honey, love, hate”

A few words to help you discern , see you in nextarticle 5.

Phuoc Thanh Village

14 May 2013

THINLEY-NGUYEN THANH

Translated by Mat Thai Duong


Original Vietnamese version: QUỶ SỰ BÀI 4: linh môi và linh căn

About the Realm of Demons:

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 12: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE 

  1. Dear Guru!

    I’m very happy to read your article. After reading your article, I get knowledge about “spirit medium” and their characteristics. In addition, you gave us Buddhist wisdom eye to distinguish between real Buddhist beliefs and superstition. Thank you for your teaching! I am elated by Mat Thai Duong’s translation.

    May you live long for the sake of all sentient beings!

    May Mat Thai Duong achieve all wishes soon!

    May all beings achieve the happiniess of Buddhahood!

    Om mani padme hum!

  2. JeongGeun Mok says:
    Dear Guru

     

    thank you for the teaching

    It’s  Very similar to Korea

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Mật Hồng Vân says:
    Dear Guru!

    I am delighted to read your article.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your teaching.

    I am elated by Mat Thai Duong’s translation.

    May your have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  4. Dear holy Guru.

    I am very happy to read your article. After reading your article I find that the different between “spiritual medium” and “spiritual power”. Due to the external influences, the subconscious has risen dimly but the psychic ability is spontaneous, it is called as “spiritual medium”. Spiritual medium means the middleman, the interpersonal communication between human and the “divinity” of the metaphysical world. Otherwish mostly spiritual power man, they make a vague judgment, then speak their own words for personal gain, leading disciple to the wrong path that begins superstition. Because the trained spiritual medium are unethical, so demon “enter” easily, which causes many afflictions.

    I would like to express my gratitude to for your teaching.

    I am elited by Mat Thai Duong’s translation.

    Her rendering reinforces the Guru’s spreads  over the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Thai Duong achieve all wishes due to her diligent cultivation.

    May the suffering of all beings be pacified.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Thanks guru for sharing this information. Last week on 7 July 2017 I think there entered a spirit medium in my mind. It was telling my mind that it would be last of me driving the car. I was on my way to home from village. Suddenly few minutes later I got into accident with another car. Luckily no one got major injuries in both the vehicles. But I had to pay heavy amount of money for car damages.

    I pray may all beings be protected from getting into such situation. Person driving another car suggested me to offer a goat to spirit god in that area. I smiled but couldn’t do that because if I kill goat for my well being next time I might get into same situation.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

  6. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  7. Tantra Mahavita says:
    Estimado Guru : Muchas Gracias por compartir sus articulos . Que nuestro Amado Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres sensibles disfruten de la felicidad y la raiz de la felicidad. Que puedan ser libres de sufrimiento y de la raiz del sufrimiento. Que no esten separados de la gran felicidad carente de sufrimiento. Que habiten en la gran ecuanimidad , libre de apego y aversion. OM MANI PADME HUM

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