Matthew 12: 43-45
"When an unclean spirit goes out of a man , he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
Then he says, "I will return to my house from which I came. "
And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation."
In church I was always told that this scripture means , when a man starts to live a holy life he should never return back to his sins or else he will be worse off than before.. Which is one meaning.
On a psychological bases, when preforming the Toa meditation, after all of the steps are gone through and the energy is released from the psychological defect, little by little depending on the depth of the ego, isn't it still likely for the consciousness once out of it's bottle still likely to renew , if the consciousness in which it was trapped is not transformed?
Being the fact that the consciousness is still conditioned. Doesn't the consciousness have to be educated little by little on the right conduct? Anything that has been conditioned for so long would bound to have residue, even though it's free from it's filter..
Reeducation of the mind and consciousness over a period of time. I guess this is where the other factors of birth and sacrifice comes in at.. Or am I missing the point all together ? IS this taking about a Bodhisattva who breaks his/her vows ?