Mara

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Mara (Skt. Māra; Tib. བདུད་, ; Wyl. bdud) — mythologically said be a powerful god who dwells in Tushita, some distance from the city where the main gods dwell. Although he is a god from the form realm, because of his attachment to objects of desire, he dwells in one of the six heavens of the desire realm. He is also the master of illusion who attempted to prevent the Buddha from attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya.

Alternative Translations

  • Malevolent/Beguiling Forces (Dorje & Coleman)

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In Tibetan

  • Patrul Rinpoche, བདུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱུ་བརྟགས་ཏེ་སྤོང་ཚུལ་གྱི་མན་ངག་བདུད་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་, bdud kyi rgyu brtags te spong tshul gyi man ngag bdud las rnam rgyal (Vol. III of The Collected Works of Patrul Rinpoche, published by སི་ཁྲོན་མི་རིགས་དཔར་སྐྲུན་ཁང་, si khron mi rigs dpar skrun khang in 2003, pages 305-337).
TBRC-tag.png བདུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱུ་བརྟགས་ཏེ་སྤོང་ཚུལ་གྱི་མན་ངག་བདུད་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་, bdud kyi rgyu brtags te spong tshul gyi man ngag bdud las rnam rgyal