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Māra

Māra. A Hindu god of pestilence and mortal disease, lord of the kāma-dhātu: it is the attraction of sensual pleasure which makes humans reckless in what they do. Māra is better known in Buddhism, being the opponent of the Buddha. He is also known as Namuci, the tempter. A collection of stories about Māra is in the Māra-Saṃyutta of Saṃyutta Nikāya.

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Mara

Mara (mâr´ə) [Heb.,=bitter], in the Bible, punning name taken by Naomi out of sorrow.

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