Every Buddhist temple I’ve visited in China or Taiwan has one thing in common and it might surprise you.

It’s a barrier at the doorway to keep out negative spirits.

Do you experience negative spirits?

I know I do — and we can learn something from the monks who built these temples.

No matter how spiritual our lives, how noble our intentions, or how pure our ideals we all face negative spirits and it’s a good idea to put up barriers to keep them out.

Today let’s look at how we can prepare ourselves so that when negative spirits arise, we will be both prepared and protected.

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