Comment: Antagonism betweeen Mara and Buddha

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Antagonism betweeen Mara and Buddha

In Buddhism, Mara is the devil and Tathagata is another name for the Buddha.

And while it is true these deeds of Mara are bound to arise, a great many agencies will arise in their turn that oppose the faults of Mara. Those who decide to learn, study and write this perfection of wisdom have been swayed by the Buddha's might, by his sustaining power, by his grace. For whereas Mara, the Evil One, will make great efforts to cause obstacles, the Tathagata in his turn will send help.

-- The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines