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Old 16-06-2014, 07:27 PM   #367
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The word "Mara" comes from the Proto-Indo-European root *mer meaning to dye, and so it is related to the European Mara, the Slavic Marzanna and the Latvian Māra. Mara in Latvian mythology means the Mother of Earth and has positive meaning; she is wise and generous..In traditional Hinduism Mara meaning "He who wounds" is one of the several names for the Vedic God of love and desire Kamadeva..Early Buddhism acknowledged both a literal and "psychological" interpretation of Mara. Mara is described both as an entity having a literal existence, just as the various deities of the Vedic pantheon are shown existing around the Buddha, and also is described as a primarily psychological force- a metaphor for various processes of doubt and temptation that obstruct spiritual practice..."Buddha defying Mara" is a common pose of Buddha sculptures. The Buddha is shown with his left hand in his lap, palm facing upwards and his right hand on his right knee.. The fingers of his right hand touch the earth, to call the earth as his witness for defying Mara and achieving enlightenment.. This posture is also referred to as the 'earth-touching' mudra..Maras as manifestations of the 5 skandhas are described in the Śūraṅgama Sūtra.. In its section on the 50 skandha-maras, each of the 5 skandhas has 10 skandha-maras associated with it, and each skandha-mara is described in detail as a deviation from correct samādhi..Some stories refer to the existence of 5 Daughters, who represent the 3 Poisons, Attraction, Aversion and Delusion, accompanied additionally by Pride and Fear.."Dybbuk" is an abbreviation of dibbuk me-ru'aḥ ra'ah ("a cleavage of an evil spirit"), or dibbuk min ha-hiẓonim ("dibbuk from the outside"), which is found in man.. "Dybbuk" comes from the Hebrew word "דיבוק," which means the act of sticking from the root "דבק," which means cling..The term first appears in a number of sixteenth-century writings,though it was ignored by mainstream scholarship until Ansky's play The Dybbuk popularized the concept in literary circles.. Earlier accounts of possession (such as that given by Josephus) were of demonic possession rather than that by ghosts..In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk(Yiddish: דיבוק, from Hebrew adhere or cling) is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person.. It supposedly leaves the host body once it has accomplished its goal, sometimes after being helped..There are other forms of soul transmigration in Jewish mythology. In contrast to the dybbuk, the Ibbur (meaning "impregnation") is a positive possession, which happens when a righteous soul temporarily possesses a body.. This is always done with consent, so that the soul can perform a mitzvah..Gilgul/Gilgul neshamot/Gilgulei Ha Neshamot (Heb. גלגול הנשמות, Plural: גלגולים Gilgulim) describes a Kabbalistic concept of reincarnation. In Hebrew, the word gilgul means "cycle" and neshamot is the plural for "souls." Souls are seen to "cycle" through "lives" or "incarnations", being attached to different Human Bodies Over Time..

The dybbuk box, or dibbuk box (Hebrew: קופסאת דיבוק, Kufsat Dibbuk), is a wine cabinet which is said to be haunted by a dybbuk. A dybbuk is a restless, usually malicious, spirit believed to be able to haunt and even possess the living..During September of 2001, I attended an estate sale in Portland Oregon. The items liquidated at this sale were from the estate of a woman who had passed away at the age of 103. A grand-daughter of the woman told me that her grandmother had been born in Poland where she grew up, married, raised a family, and lived until she was sent to a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.. She was the only member of her family who survived the camp. Her parents, brothers, a sister, husband, and 2 sons and a daughter were all killed. She survived the camp by escaping with some other prisoners and somehow making her way to Spain where she lived until the end of the war. I was told that she acquired the small wine cabinet listed here in Spain and it was one of only 3 items that she brought with her when she immigrated to the United States. The other two items were a steamer trunk, and a sewing box..The common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) is a species of lizard with a large distribution in Europe and well-established introduced populations in North America, Where it is also called the European Wall LizArd...'s stuck, that's what it is.. He's in between worlds.. You know it happens sometimes that the spirit Gets Yanked out so fast that the essence still feels it has work to do here.. I got married to the widow next door. .She's been married se7en times Before..Why don't you go dance around the Maypole or something...

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