The Great Quest

A dramatic feature film based on the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

13. The Final Battle

Siddhartha sits full lotus floating ABOVE WATER beneath a fuzzy sky. Lightning strikes in front of him with a huge thunder BOOM. Water splashes everywhere.
MARA  (O.S.)
No!
Siddhartha sits motionless.
MARA  (O.S.)
I said, no!!
Lightning strikes behind Siddhartha with another thunder BOOM. To his right, BOOM, his left, BOOM, in front, BOOM.
MARA  (O.S.)
Never!
Siddhartha opens his eyes. Mara stands defiantly on the water thirty feet away.
SIDDHARTHA
Mara, you will build this house no longer.
MARA
My house will always be my house!
Mara swirls and transforms into a gruesome demon.
MARA
You will get up, Siddhartha. Now!
Siddhartha rises slowly.
SIDDHARTHA
Yes, but only to finish you off. This is the battle I was born to win.