In Buddhism, is Mara the creator of Samsara?
Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh believes God is Nirvana.
"If you touch the phenomenal realm deeply, you touch the ultimate realm which is the realm of no birth and no death. The ultimate is nirvana, it is God, and it is available to us twenty four hours a day." -Thich Nhat Hanh
So who is the ruler of Samsara?
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
Maya is Satan (Sin flesh illusion delusion) - Samara is the unconscious ocean or worldly pursuits.
Samsara ~ Dharma, Artha & Kama = Karma ~ (Pertained of or incommensurable with and inextricably linked by two of the three Guna's rajas and tamas, not sattva)
Keter - Crown Divine Plan.
Satan was called Lucifer and he lived in heaven.
Lucifer was above every other angel in heaven. His appearance was beautiful and dazzling. He radiated light and glory. He was covered with gold and shimmering jewels. Lucifer was the Chief Covering angel and he worked in the throne room of God. http://www.markbeast.com/satan/history-of-satan.ht...
The Veda's 3500 years+ of which Hinduism is derived refer to this as being caught up in Samsara pervaded my Maya ~ The Malevolent illusion, and the Greek word "Cosmos" ~ Meaning "In the world" - When we read of the "world" in the New Testament, we are reading the Greek word cosmos. Cosmos most often refers to the inhabited earth and the people who live on the earth, which functions apart from God. Satan is the ruler of this "cosmos" (John 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 5:19). And according to early Christian gnosticism (("Seraphims" Keter - Crown Divine Plan ~ The Angel of Death (Read John 7:7)) - One of two "gods" — A malevolent God in charge of all material things held responsible for all the atrocities in the Old Testament http://www.nobeliefs.com/DarkBible/darkbible3.htm (And the rising of empires which marched upon Judea) – And still do.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
"Nothing is as it seems. Nor is it otherwise."
Lankavatara Sutra - Mahāyāna Buddhism
There is no greater mystery than this; that being the reality we seek to gain reality.
Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950)
Plato’s cave analogy.
Inprisoned inside the cave (Us), prisoners see the shadows on the wall and mistakenly view the shadows as reality. Every now and agian someone awakens to the truth and tries to tell others (Us), but the others respond with anger.
Greek word "cosmos" Meaning "In The World" functioning apart from God
And according to Early Christian gnosticism - "Seraphims" Keter - Crown Divine Plan ~ The Angel of Death. (Read John 7:7) Satan is the ruler of this "cosmos" (John 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 5:19)
The Surah takes its title from the sentence, Wa anzalna' l-hadida, of verse 25.
(A study of its subject matter)
Surah Al-Hadid (its title meaning, 'the iron') talks about the reality of the transient life of this world.
Hinduism. (Caught up in Samsara – Maya ~ The Malevolant illusion)
In which this universe like a snake on a rope imagined appears.
15. He who sees the universe may try to deny it. What has the desireless to do? He sees not even though he sees. ASTAVAKRA SAMHITA – Chapter XVIII – P136
- Anonymous6 years ago
There is no creator in Buddhism.
There might BE a Creator, but Buddha never talked about creation.
All he talked about was how we are the creators of our own suffering (samsara), and what we can do to stop making ourselves unhappy.
Since "creation" was not part of Buddha's "lesson plan", he never discussed it.
As for Mara, Mara is the representation of our own ignorance. Mara is not an entity or being ... only a figurative metaphor for what our lack of understanding does to us.Source(s): Over 14 years of weekly lessons in Tibetan Buddhism from one of the Dalai Lama's senior monks who lives in my city.
- Fake GeniusLv 76 years ago
No. He's a god in the sixth world of gods. There are six worlds of gods. Above them, there are 20 worlds of brahmas. There are 31 realms of existence. In every universe, or universal formation, there are 31 worlds of existence. World here is plane or realm - like we call earth our world.
Google: "31 planes of existence" and "mara nathaputta"
9. The Last Days of Moggallana
- Vinni and beerLv 76 years ago
I used to go out with someone who wore that stuff - samsara - very pungent and floral