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nrose619
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Deities?

Post by nrose619 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:23 pm

What deities exist in Buddhism? I know Mara is one. Are there any others?
"A silver bird
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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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:B ... and_demons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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saturated with joy,
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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'
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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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'
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.

Mike :smile:

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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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Re: Deities?

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

Mara is definitely not a deity.

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