Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:24 pm
Why doesn't Mara decide to become enlightened? I mean, he has met Buddha and seen his happiness, etc.
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That makes sense, thanks.David N. Snyder wrote:If he is a real being (and yes, it is always a he -- male being), then yes, he can get enlightened. According to the story / mythology, it is an "office holder" position, not a permanent being. Someone just as deluded in desire and ego will come along to take his place. All beings in all realms are subject to samsara and the titled positions change as one goes up or down and another "person" takes his place.