Deities?

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nrose619
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Deities?

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What deities exist in Buddhism? I know Mara is one. Are there any others?
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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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

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Mara, in some interpretations, is more the negative tendencies, hindrances, fermentations or obscurations of each mind than a being.
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Mara is definitely not a deity.
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