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Hearing God

“You will hear the twang of Rama’s bow, which is a loud sound resembling the resounding vibration of the thunderbolt thrown by Indra of one hundred sacrifices.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.24-25) rāmasya dhanuṣaḥ śabdaṃ… Read More ›

The Best of the Raghus

“You will get all blessings if you act thusly towards Rama, the best of the Raghus. Doing otherwise you will certainly obtain death, O Ravana.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.22-23) evam hi te bhavetsvasti sampradāya raghūttame || anyathā… Read More ›

Rama’s Mercy

“Do you seek the mercy of this Rama, who is very much affectionate towards the surrendered souls. Always keeping proper attention with me, please do return me to Him.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.21-22) prasādayasva… Read More ›

One Against Twenty

“After having rested on the worshiped arm of the Lord of the world, how can I now take rest on the arm of any other?” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.16-17) upadhāya bhujam tasya lokanāthasya satkṛtam… Read More ›

The Worshiped Arm

“After having rested on the worshiped arm of the Lord of the world, how can I now take rest on the arm of any other?” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.16-17) upadhāya bhujam tasya lokanāthasya satkṛtam… Read More ›

Selling Your Soul

“It is not possible for me to be tempted by opulence or wealth. I am undeviatingly with Rama, like the radiance with the sun.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.15-16) śakyā lobhayituṃ nāhamaiśvaryeṇa dhanena vā ||… Read More ›

You Don’t Know Me

“It is not possible for me to be tempted by opulence or wealth. I am undeviatingly with Rama, like the radiance with the sun.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.15-16) śakyā lobhayituṃ nāhamaiśvaryeṇa dhanena vā ||… Read More ›

Doing Your Homework

“It is not possible for me to be tempted by opulence or wealth. I am undeviatingly with Rama, like the radiance with the sun.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.15-16) śakyā lobhayituṃ nāhamaiśvaryeṇa dhanena vā ||… Read More ›

All Out of Tricks

“It is not possible for me to be tempted by opulence or wealth. I am undeviatingly with Rama, like the radiance with the sun.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.15-16) śakyā lobhayituṃ nāhamaiśvaryeṇa dhanena vā ||… Read More ›

Redemption City

“Thus destroyed by your sinful work, with happiness the people you have brought down will speak of you thus: By good fortune the terrible one has met destruction.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.14-15) evaṃ tvāṃ… Read More ›