In Buddhist myth, Mara is also known as "The Evil One," a tempter, through the deceit of regarding the mundane and negative as alluring, and personifies unwholesome impulses, unskillfulness and the "death" of the spiritual life. In many religions that incorporate the cosmology of the Hindu originated Trailokya, Mara is said to sit atop at the Sixth Heaven of the Desire Realm that includes the mortal world, and is said to be both that which ensnares souls in Samsara by deceiving them with promises of happiness in the Desire Realms, and who is the ultimate obstacle of any who desire to achieve enlightenment into nirvana and sunyata. Feeling threatened by the enlightenment the Buddha was trying to bestow upon humanity, he attacked Gautama Buddha when he was meditating beneath the bodhi tree. He was defeated when the Buddha simply touched the tips of his fingers to the earth, whereupon all the gods descended in a tremendous roar to pay homage to him. Though Mara was defeated that time, he still lingers in the world, hoping to seize the souls of the dying and unenlightened.
I just finished my first run through of the game, and it's my first time playing any Persona games. I gotta know. What's the deal with Mara? Is it a running joke of the series? Is there some secret ending involving dick chariots and tentacle hentai?
Kazuma Kaneko , the main artist behind the Megami Tensei franchise, is known for his unique and often provocative designs for the literally hundreds of gods and creatures the series has seen over the years. Humanity often takes pause at the events that define who we are. You may not recall when you first saw him, but by then his image had already been ingrained into your psyche forever. Truly, a power reserved only for the best of the best. Time has been rough on Mishaguji.
He is the tempter that causes people to regard the mundane and negative as attractive. Mara personifies unwholesome impulses, unskillfulness, and the death of the spiritual life. Mara deceives those who travel through Samsara by using promises of happiness in the Desire Realms.