How Mara Is Connected to the Emergence of the Buddha

Describe how Mara is connected to the emergence of Siddhartha Gautama as the Buddha.

Read about Buddhism in “The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil” by Paul Carus. This article on Buddhist mythology depicts Mara as the evil principle or the devil (the tempter). Evil is personified in Mara, the Buddhist Devil, who represents temptation, sin, and death. He is identified with Namuche, one of the wicked demons in Indian mythology with whom Indra struggles.