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Towards a Psychology of the Māras, Part II

Māras in the Sutrayana  Lotus Sutra  The Lotus Sutra’s interpretation of Māra is similar to his portrayal in the Pali Canon. He is an evil deva who occupies a prominent place in the Cosmos and who seeks to wreck-havoc on those who adhere to the Buddhadharma. In Chapter XXVI of the Lotus Sutra, the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra vows to protect practitioners of the Dharma so that they will not be harmed by, "Māra the Evil One, nor the sons of Mara (Māraputrā), the angels called Mārakāyikas Read more [...]