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Deities?

Postby nrose619 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:23 pm

What deities exist in Buddhism? I know Mara is one. Are there any others?
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Re: Deities?

Postby James the Giant » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:34 pm

Mate, Google is your friend. There's a whole category of Wikipedia about them.
These include Mahayana and Vajrayana deities too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:B ... and_demons
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Re: Deities?

Postby manas » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:26 am

For a quick run-down of the many realms and planes of existence:

'The Thirty-one Planes of Existence'
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html

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Re: Deities?

Postby Bohemian Seeker » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:03 pm

manas wrote:For a quick run-down of the many realms and planes of existence:

'The Thirty-one Planes of Existence'
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html

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Thanks for that link, that website is really clearly written.

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Re: Deities?

Postby PadmaPhala » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:15 am

Mara, in some interpretations, is more the negative tendencies, hindrances, fermentations or obscurations of each mind than a being.
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Re: Deities?

Postby drifting cloud » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:31 am

Mara is definitely not a deity.
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Re: Deities?

Postby plwk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:07 pm

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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