Index for Mara's Letters

Welcome to my realm, human! Hope you are enjoying the sense pleasures. Sorry about birth, old-age, sickness and death. But hey! Nobody's perfect.

If you want to find out how to keep "enjoying" my little merry-go-round click on the list below.


  1. Sense Pleasures
  2. Boredom
  3. Hunger and Thirst
  4. Craving
  5. Sloth and Accidy
  6. Cowardice
  7. Uncertainty
  8. Malice and   Obstinacy
  9. Honour, Renown and Notoriety
  10. Self Praise and Denigration of Others

[Marilyn Monroe image changing into a skull]

Mouse over here, baby, to see the real me


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Canonical Texts about Mara

Texts about Mara from the Samyutta Nikaya, posted on the Access to Insight site.

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