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Post by 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?

Post by 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. ... and_demons" onclick=";return false;
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Re: Deities?

Post by 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' ... /loka.html" onclick=";return false;

"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and develops what is skillful."
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Re: Deities?

Post by 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' ... /loka.html" onclick=";return false;

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

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Re: Deities?

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

Mara is definitely not a deity.

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