Taṇhā: Mara’s daughter

Taṇhā is sometimes identified as one of Māra‘s three daughters, along with Arati (Boredom), and Rāga (Passion).

In some accounts of the Buddha’s enlightenment, it is said that the demon Māra sent his three daughters to tempt the Buddha to give up his quest.[28][29]

In a similar fashion, in Sn 436 (Saddhatissa, 1998, p. 48), taṇhā is personified as one of Death’s four armies (senā) along with desire (kāmā), aversion (arati) and hunger-thirst (khuppipāsā).

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via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taṇhā

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