After I sent the request for the plaques [on behalf of the entire Assembly for the upcoming One Week Buddha Recitation Dharma Assembly]. I felt a weird presence even in my meditation as well. It feel sort of not bright and smells a little like drain…I wonder if I did anything wrong, or retribution for giving other chance to make incense offering. That’s my guess, I don’t have much of what’s going on…
DT, Artesia, California
Your act of kindness and sincerity earned you a timely test.
Unfortunately, your lifelong attachments still are in the way.
Remember the Chan [meditation] dictum:
[While meditating] If the demon comes, shoot him; if the Buddha appears, kill him.