Three Times The Undefeated Was Defeated

Krishna's Mercy

[Sita-Rama]“I shall go with you today to the forest. There is no doubt about it. I cannot be prevented, O greatly fortunate one. I am ready to go.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 27.15)

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In Sanskrit the prefix of “a” is used for negating a word. This usage is prominent in words describing that person who is beyond description. The Almighty, God, the Deity, the Divinity – these help to distinguish a person from the population of mortals, but there are further ways to describe, which glorify at the same time.

One name for Him is Ajita. This means “never conquered.” It makes sense, since a person being conquered reveals a flaw, a blemish, a vulnerability. Even if an athlete, warrior, politician, ruler, or other person in a position of prominence has a one hundred percent success record…

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