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Ass-Headed Demons—Long A Part Of Life

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

Thesw 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 who we see as ass-headed demons.

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

As you can see, ass-headed demons have long been a part of life and existence.

September 22, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. I couldn’t pass this one up. I know you were trying to be philosophical and relate these demons to those every-day things that keep deterring us on our daily paths. But you have to admit it’s kind of coincidental that these demons strike a close resemblance, if not identical, to the Democratic Party’s log. Could it be that Dems (democrats not demons) have always tried to keep the truth of enlightenment from reaching mankind?

    I think I have just been enlightened actually. Thanks Neil!

    Comment by Mike | September 23, 2011

  2. If I have enlightened even you Mike than I have accomplished quite a feat.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 23, 2011

  3. The real feat would be to get you to take a moment and ponder some of the comments on this blog and see if you are even on the path of enlightenment. If you are, do you think of yourself as a guide, a traveler or an obstacle.

    Comment by Mike | September 23, 2011

  4. I’m doing my best as I wager you feel you are doinfg as well.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 25, 2011

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