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The '''four maras''' (Tib. ''dü shyi''; ''bdud bzhi'') or obstructive forces are:
 
The '''four maras''' (Tib. ''dü shyi''; ''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 afflictions''',
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#the '''mara of the [[destructive emotions]]''',
 
#the '''mara of the Lord of Death''', which is death itself, and
 
#the '''mara of the Lord of Death''', which is death itself, and
 
#the '''devaputra mara''', which means distraction and desire and attachment.
 
#the '''devaputra mara''', which means distraction and desire and attachment.

Revision as of 14:35, 14 July 2007

The four maras (Tib. dü shyi; 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.