Hi, my account "job_talk" was banned for "Soliciting for funds". I was trying to share a Dhamma resource that I built and I assume that the "Contribute @ github..." was the reason for banning? I wasn't looking for funds, I was hoping others would contribute source code
The opening of the heart and the counter-attacks of Mara is very scary indeed when it happens. Two months and two weeks I had to endure the vicious evil thoughts that attacked me me. The teaching of anatta had saved me from becoming under the spell of those thoughts. Now hwever those thoughts have ceased, with a few burps here and there
Hello Anandv, Friend it is the same experience that happened to me also. That black shadow is Mara, the thing to do now is to stay calm and don't allow yourself to lose yourself in emotions. The same experience happened to me beginning this year, and I still see the black shadow around me, trust me friend there is no need to fear. It counter-attacked me with fear and resentment also, but it has no power over you. Never forget that the shadow is no match against the light that has arisen in your heart, just keep paying attention to the heart and you will notice that the so called "power" this shadow has will go away. You should be joyful my friend, you have opened the heart, wisdom amd Dhamma are rising. You are actually seeing Mara and this is the same process that the Buddha himself and all the Enlightened beings experienced.
Hello , My first posting here. If someone married with children under 18 wants to become a forest monk, would he be ordered to pay child support? Suppose if gave all his possessions to his family how does that come in to play?
I have been meditating since last 4 years and flowers of joy have opened my heart , i have also been aware of a dark shadow waiting by my side, ready to strangle my growth and imprison me its cold grip, sometimes it has been only half seen, sometimes absent, now 10 days back it has leaped with a colossal force to the front of my consciousness and revealed itself as fear and resentment, i am feeling like drowning in this darkness,i am scared of sleeping also, if i keep it back in the day it, it comes in the night, please help me come out of this space, my own light feels very small and helpless, it really urgent and important.