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Ass Headed Demons—Do You Have Them In Your Life?

Above are ass-headed demons that are on display at the British Museum in London. This ceramic plaque is from 15th century Burma.

The ass-headed demons were sent by Mara, the god of death, to distract the Buddha from his course of enlightenment.  Mara was defeated after the Buddha asked the Earth-goddess to see how hard he was working for enlightenment. The Earth-goddess sent a giant earthquake and Mara retreated.

I bet we all have people in our lives we see as ass-headed demons.

Some might be well-known political figures or others in the news, while others might be people we’re forced to deal with each day in life.

November 10, 2008 - Posted by | Art, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. […] But the reason I looked into it? The hilarious title on a posting of it over at Texas Liberal, called “Ass-headed Demons. Do You Have Them In Your Life?“ […]

    Pingback by Ass-Headed (Buddhist) Demons « deathpower | November 10, 2008

  2. i am the only ass headed demon in my life.

    Comment by bill brady | November 10, 2008

  3. Bill—Sounds like a good life you have in that case.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 11, 2008

  4. no complaints here

    Comment by bill brady | November 11, 2008

  5. And who might we see the Earth Goddess as being? -sending the earthquake (rocking the world) to defeat Mara. We all have demons in our lives (sometimes they are ourselves) but I believe the strongest lessons in life come from those demons.

    Comment by Shannon | November 13, 2008

  6. I hope the Earth Goddess is Salma Hayek.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 14, 2008

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