BlueLotus wrote:Thank you so much. I got all confused.
But Mara is one person right? In another sutta I saw Mara entered the belly of Ven Moggallana and tried to harass him. I am thinking how an entity like that harass an enlightened being? If Mara can harass an enlighten one can Mara harass us too? We are more unenlightened people. Can Mara's forces divert us from the path?
Mara also may refer to many devas, like brahma. Of course he can harass us, but don't worry too much, there are billions people in the world, if I am Mara I would have a hard time finding my target. If you read more suttas, you will see Mara failed on many occasions. Because he only has a few tricks, if you keep your mind opened, listen to reasonable words with right attitude, I don't see Mara can divert you or anyone from the path.