Harold Jaffe’s Dispatches from India – November 20, 2015

Buddha Earth Sitting straightbacked and composed, eyes partially closed, under the imposing fig tree in Bodhgaya, Siddhartha Gautama is menaced by Mara, lord of strife and covetousness, who attempts through deceptions to unseat Siddhartha. That Siddhartha is sitting steadfastly on Mother Earth rather than gazing heavenward poses a special threat to Mara. After attempting without […]