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Who is Mara? - Dhamma Wheel
A Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of the Theravāda
The Buddha suggests frequently (in Tipitaka) to overcome Mara. But who is Mara? Reading the Suttas I get impression that Mara is a real evil being. I am looking for a clear and concise answer, but I would welcome any of your inputs regarding this question. Thank you.
---The trouble is that you think you have time--- ---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe--- ---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
A wise decision suriyopama. The mythos of Mara son of Kali may have served a purpose in ancient Bharat, but imo that same mythos now serves to people of a different time and culture as a potential obscuration.