Mara belongs to which category?

It seems many Suttas mentioned about the Mara , which category referred as Mara ?

Devas Wielding Power over the Creation of Others (paranimmita-vasavatti deva)>
These devas enjoy sense pleasures created by others for them. Mara, the personification of delusion and desire, lives here.>

Mara is not such a bad chap after all.

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lol what? why do you say that?

He is the top of my class.

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The valedictorian of samsara!

Various definitions are available here

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Ha ha , So, each of us also Mara . We enjoy the creation of others (iPhone 8) and this forum (created by bhante Sujato etc) !


Not really.
It is a long story.
I hope Bhante @sujato will chip in here.

Not sure what I’m supposed to be chipping in on …

What do you think about the statement that the SC is the creation of Mara?
I hope I have not misunderstood something here.

Interesting that nobody yet considered consulting the dictionaries on SuttaCentral :slight_smile:āra


The following link gives my favorite description of Mara.

Letter from Mara.

Hi Mara and associates,
(Ps . just being humorous)
we are equipped with the ten fold army similar to the Mara , don’t we ?!

<< the first consists of the Lusts; the second is Aversion; the third Hunger and Thirst; the fourth Craving; the fifth Sloth and Indolence; the sixth Cowardice; the seventh Doubt; the eighth Hypocrisy and Stupidity; Gains, Fame, Honour and Glory falsely obtained form the ninth; and the tenth is the Lauding of oneself and the Contemning of others. >>


Ps. Apologies if above humor is not a right speech !