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The '''four maras''' (Tib. ''dü shyi''; ''bdud bzhi'') or obstructive forces are:
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The '''four maras''' (Tib. ''dü shyi''; [[Wyl.]] ''bdud bzhi'') or obstructive forces are:
 
#the '''mara of the aggregates''', referring to the [[five skandhas|five psychophysical aggregates]],
 
#the '''mara of the aggregates''', referring to the [[five skandhas|five psychophysical aggregates]],
 
#the '''mara of the [[destructive emotions]]''',
 
#the '''mara of the [[destructive emotions]]''',

Revision as of 17:30, 11 September 2008

The four maras (Tib. dü shyi; Wyl. bdud bzhi) or obstructive forces are:

  1. the mara of the aggregates, referring to the five psychophysical aggregates,
  2. the mara of the destructive emotions,
  3. the mara of the Lord of Death, which is death itself, and
  4. the devaputra mara, which means distraction and desire and attachment.