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How does one become a "Māra"?

Abhisankhāra-māra - The Karmic force Kleśa-māra, or Ma̋ra as the embodiment of all unskillful emotions. Mṛtyu-māra, or Māra as death, in the sense of the ceaseless round of birth and death....
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How does one become a "Māra"?

The current Mara was Mara Dusi's nephew back in the days of Buddha Kakusandha. So it seems that there's a waiting list in the Paranimmita-vasavatti heaven. There are some people in the world who do ...
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Heaven and Hell in Buddhism

Yes, there are 31 realms of existences. From top to bottom: 4 immaterial realms 16 fine material realms 6 heavens human realm Asura hell ghost hell animal hell Niraya(hells of unimaginable ...
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Progressive rebirth from one heaven to a higher heaven

The opportunities for doing good deeds are extremely rare in the deva realm. The deva realm is hard to imagine just as it is hard for the devas to comprehend the problems faced by human beings. The ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk!” He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience. “Teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

i feel compelled to reply reading the answers. Hell and heaven are very much real in the Buddhist religion, as well as in every other religion that i know of. There might be slight differences in ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

In my understanding, heaven and hell may exist for real, but they definitely exist in terms of our state of mind. For example, A person born in poverty who due to circumstances gives rise to excess ...
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How does one become a "Māra"?

There are no stories within the Pāli canon that I know that describe how one becomes a Mara though there are accounts of others who have been maras in a previous life (Moggallana being one of them. ...
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Lord Yama's identity

It is in the dependent origination. SuyamaDeva born by KusalaVipakaCitta, wholesome resultant, only. That citta is the resultant consciousness, viññāṇa, of the wholesome frabrication, sańkhaāra. ...
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Devas' Mortality

A yakkha is a type of deva, that is tree-dwelling. They live in the plane of the Devas of the Four Great Kings (catumaharajika deva). Udana 4.4 tells the story of a yakkha, who despite being warned ...
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Devas' Mortality

Deva can die by own angry mind. See Dha.A.2 appamāda-cittavagga Sāmāvatīvatthu (ghosakadevaputta).
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Is there any God or Satan in Buddhism? Is there any heaven or hell in Buddhism?

Yes but no. I think that a feature of Abrahamic religions was prophets -- a prophet said, "This is what God wants, these are God's laws for us." And then the people agree that that is a real prophet (...
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Is there any God or Satan in Buddhism? Is there any heaven or hell in Buddhism?

God and Satan are concepts invented by humans to personify our ideas about the qualities of omniscience and omnipotence (god) and ultimate evil to do harm (Satan). We ourselves can embody qualities of ...
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Is there any God or Satan in Buddhism? Is there any heaven or hell in Buddhism?

First of all, Buddhism can be thought of as more of an an agnostic religion, rather than a theistic religion, and certainly not a monotheistic religion. In Buddhism (Lotus Sutra sects excepted), the ...
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Is there any God or Satan in Buddhism? Is there any heaven or hell in Buddhism?

There are 31 planes of existence according to Buddhism. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html
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How does one become a "Māra"?

Mara is the most powerful being in all the sensual realms, He resides in the highest sensual adobe called paranimmita-vasavatti. where one day is equal to 1600 earth years. It is not easy to become ...
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