Mara in the Chinese Samyuktagamas, with a Translation of the Mara Samyukta of the Bieyi za ahan jing (T.100)


  • Marcus Bingenheimer



Māra the Bad, Āgama literature


This article addresses some philological and structural-narrative issues concerning the suttas on Mara the Bad in Agama literature. Included is a translation of the Mara Samyukta of the Bieyi za ahan jing, which includes such famous passages as the suicide without further rebirth of Godhika.

Author Biography

Marcus Bingenheimer

Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan


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How to Cite

Bingenheimer, M. (2007). Mara in the Chinese Samyuktagamas, with a Translation of the Mara Samyukta of the Bieyi za ahan jing (T.100). Buddhist Studies Review, 24(1), 46–74.