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Attacking the Ego

“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 ›

Where’s Your Crown

“O Ravana, all living entities take great pleasure when a short-sighted person of sinful work meets destruction on account of their own deeds.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.13-14) svakṛtairhanyamānasya āvaṇādīrghadarśinaḥ || abhinandanti bhūtāni vināśe pāpakarmaṇaḥ | Download this… Read More ›

A Single Offense

“Just as getting you as their leader, Lanka, though filled with an abundance of the best jewels, will be soon destroyed due to your single offense.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.12-13) tatheyam tvām samāsādya laṅkā… Read More ›

Ruining a Great City

“After obtaining a king who is engaged in bad conduct and whose mind is not controlled, even opulent states and cities will be destroyed.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.11-12) ākṛtātmānamāsādya rājānamanaye ratam || samṛddhāni vinaśyanti… Read More ›

The Ultimate Reality

“Or you do not accept the good words spoken by the wise, as your mind is led towards something false. This will bring the destruction of the Rakshasas.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.10-11) vaco mithyāpraṇītātmā… Read More ›

Mithya

“Or you do not accept the good words spoken by the wise, as your mind is led towards something false. This will bring the destruction of the Rakshasas.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.10-11) vaco mithyāpraṇītātmā… Read More ›

The Saint’s Path

“It must be that either there are no saintly people here to follow or that you do not follow them, for your mind is perverse and devoid of etiquette.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.9-10) iha… Read More ›

Santas to Save Me

“It must be that either there are no saintly people here to follow or that you do not follow them, for your mind is perverse and devoid of etiquette.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.9-10) iha… Read More ›

Slated for Ruination

“To a man who is not satisfied with his own wives, fickle and mean-minded and of diverted senses, others’ wives lead him to ruination.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.8-9) atuṣṭaṃ sveṣu dāreṣu capalam calitendriyam ||… Read More ›

Black Heart Scarring Darker

“To a man who is not satisfied with his own wives, fickle and mean-minded and of diverted senses, others’ wives lead him to ruination.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.8-9) atuṣṭaṃ sveṣu dāreṣu capalam calitendriyam ||… Read More ›