6. MARA, THE EVIL ONE, PERSUADING THE FUTURE BUDDHA TO
ON THE POINT OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE CITY
At midnight, he arrived at the gate of the city. At this moment Mara the Evil One, who is the tempter and the lord of the world of passion, came and wanted to persuade him to turn back. But Siddhartha said that he had already made up his mind and that his only wish was to become a buddha and to save the world.