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Satan’s Daughter No.1

Satan’s Daughter No.1

The painting presents impermanent formations (or sankhara) relating to five cravings for sensual pleasures – forms, taste, scents, sounds, and atmosphere. All are the most difficult defilements human beings can get released themselves from. This painting is from one part of Lord Buddha’s life when Mara’s three daughters unsuccessfully seduced him because the Lord ignored them and signified that these five cravings— beautiful appearances, liquor, fragrant scents from garlands of flowers, beautiful music from musical instruments, and charming atmosphere— were only impermanent formations.