Archive | November, 2014
The Buddha resists the temptations of mara and unwholesome thoughts.

How is the word “nightmare” related to Buddhism??

HOW IS THE WORD NIGHTMARE RELATED TO BUDDHISM? The word nightmare doesn’t come from the idea of horse, but folklore term “mare” in Middle English meaning a evil spirit (like a succubus or hag). It’s origins go back to the Proto-Indo-European word “mer” meaning to “rub away” or “to harm.” It is found in various […]

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