Tag Archives: Mara

WHAT IS EVIL?

What Is Evil? When a question arises, there is always an answer, but it may a little time to find a way to express this, illustrating how deep we can go in our understanding. We normally think of ‘evil’ as … Continue reading

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MARA IS RELIABLE

Mara Is Reliable The word ‘mara’ is a Sanskrit word for the demonic activity of selfishness in the mind, which is manifested out of ignorance of our true nature of pure compassionate awareness. Mara is expressed by our likes and … Continue reading

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LIFE IS DESIGNED TO GO WRONG

Life Is Designed To Go Wrong We are fed, or we acquire, false information, day in and day out. Understanding the confused world in which we dwell is the path to enlightenment. The world happens outside. Our world happens inside. … Continue reading

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7 BILLION IN ‘THE DEVIL’S’ FOCUS GROUP

7 Billion in ‘the Devil’s’ Focus Group “Don’t wander, don’t wander, place mindfulness on guard” Mass surveillance of our likes and dislikes tells ‘the devil’ how to control us. “Along the road of distraction, Mara lies in ambush. Mara is … Continue reading

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TURNING ARROWS INTO FLOWERS

Turning Arrows Into Flowers On the night that the Buddha attained enlightenment, he sat under a tree. While he was sitting there, the forces of Mara shot arrows at him to distract him from becoming enlightened; he merely turned their … Continue reading

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BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

Better the devil you know Better the devil you know,than the devil you don’t.Better to train the devil.Better to tame the devil.Best to know that the devilnever existed,because the devil is a confidence trick!   Let’s expose this trickery! The … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH DEMONS AND SAMAYA BREAKERS

Dealing with Demons and Samaya Breakers.  Demonic activity is selfish activity. That’s it. Selfishness, self-centredness, self-importance are all demonic activities. We, as sentient beings, are dominated by…’me’ first! However, as sentient beings, we also have the potential for enlightenment, for … Continue reading

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WHY DO THINGS HAPPEN?

Why do things happen?  Do things just happen? Are they created by causes and conditions? Or do things happen by design?  Buddhism says, everything is created by causes and conditions: everything depends on something else. Our present moment of self-identification … Continue reading

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OUR BELIEFS SENTENCE US

Our beliefs sentence us.  Our beliefs sentence us to see the world in a certain way, and that in turn has an effect on us. This is the law of interdependence: situations are created by a series of links comprising … Continue reading

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