Tag: Mara

A soldier in Buddha’s army

soldier

Yes, we are indeed at war, and the Buddha has amassed an army of millions that spans the globe. And the way that I see it, like any army, there is a need for leaders. The monks and nuns are…

Are you perverted?

Vipallasa Sutta: Perversions [The Pali word vipallasa is sometimes translated as “perversions”; but some may find this language too strong and prefer the expression “distortions” of the mind.] These four, O Monks, are distortions of perception, distortions of thought distortions…

Nothing to talk about

The more I continue to practice and study the dhamma, the more I am coming to realize that there is nothing to talk about. Even one of the five precepts I have taken states “I undertake the precept to refrain…

How many truths?

How many truths are there, and is your truth different from my truth? Is there one religion that has the real truth, one belief system that is correct? Is there a higher truth, or one truth that is supreme above…

The devil inside

Evil is personified in Mara, the¬†Buddhist Devil, who represents temptation, sin, and death. Many Buddhists believe that Mara is an actual being while others contend that it is really an allegory or a personification of negative states of mind. There…