is written in the Tantra Embodiment
of Awareness, a
Nyingma tantra belonging to the root tantras of the Anuyoga cycle:
beings feed on flesh and gore,
Dreadful and foul-reeking food,
Evil wraiths that live on smells,
Sniffing out the stench of blood,
Will steal away their vital strength
And rob them of their radiance and their health.
Why do these people thus indulge themselves?
Shabkar says: If indeed one craves the five great substances, for
example, blood, considering them as truly existent, one will be
reborn as a dangerous spirit that lives on the stench of blood and
takes the terrifying form of one of the seven mothers. Anyone who
drifts into such a dependency will wander in the land of Lanka in
the form of a dreadful, flesh-devouring demo ness.
FB, p. 70)