When Siddhartha was tempted by Mara that night before the awakening, I have a little confusion who exactly was Mara. Is it Siddhartha's other side? Is he the deepest dark element of the Buddhas mind? or simply an evil realm of the mind. As I understand, Mara is not like Satan mentioned in Christianity. Could anybody give insights as to who and what Mara was?
There is one documentary showed that when the Buddha faces Mara - He faces himself and found himself strong equanimity. Are we in the same path as the Buddha? That one day will will eventually face our own mara?