indian baby names  

   Baby Girl   
      Name      

   Baby Boy   
      Name      

     Twins     
      Name      

   Names by  
      Rashi      

   Regional   
     Names     

International
     Names     

     Family     
     Names     

    Top 100    
     Names     

   Rhymes &   
     Stories     

     Photo     
     Gallery     

   Parenting   

 
 Buddhist Fables 
Loading
       Home >> Short stories Tools  FAQs 
Short stories  
     Story of Mara


Mara is believed to be the representation of Death; the Evil Force; or the Tempter in the Buddhist tradition. He may be understood as evil spirit or devil in popular terms.

Mara, when was considered as one-fold he refers to the ‘adulteration’ or death only. He is classified as five-fold by way of Khandha, Kilesa Mara, Abhisankhara Mara, Macchu Mara, and Devaputta. In the older texts he is believed to be the representation of five aggregates of the mind-body complex.

Mara is also called as ‘Namuchi’ as no one can escape from him. He is called ‘Vasavatti’, because “he rules all”. Whenever, he finds some one walking on the path of skills, he creates blockage and difficulty. For example, in the Shresthi-Jataka when a king thought of giving alms to a Paccheka Buddha, who had entered the palace: Mara put the obstacle of creating a very deep hell measuring many work out in width, with several horrible sights with terrible sounds and quavering flames.

 

Advertisements
 

Advertisements
 

Home       Site map       FAQs       Tools       About       Contact us       Privacy policy       Disclaimer       Bookmarks