What is Mara to you?

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Re: What is Mara to you?

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:13 am

ground wrote:Maybe yes, maybe no. Does not make a difference. View is view is consciousness' home. :sage:
What is "maybe"?

"Come and see"
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: What is Mara to you?

Postby ground » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:33 am

Hanzze wrote:
ground wrote:Maybe yes, maybe no. Does not make a difference. View is view is consciousness' home. :sage:
What is "maybe"?

A word.

Hanzze wrote:"Come and see"

There is seeing. Coming or going, no difference. :sage:
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Re: What is Mara to you?

Postby Caraka » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:14 pm

bodom wrote:This is an interesting article for further study:

The Buddha's Encounters with Mara the Tempter:
Their Representation in Literature and Art

by
Ananda W.P. Guruge

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el419.html

:anjali:


Great link, thanks.
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