“It is not possible for that best of men to be moved by danger. I know well of His energy, like Shachi knows with Indra.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.15)
na sa śakyaḥ tulayitum vyasanaiḥ puruṣa ṛṣabhaḥ |
aham tasya anubhāvajñā śakrasya iva pulomajā ||
Indrari. Surari. These are Sanskrit words used to address the bad characters from ancient times. There was a dividing line when the species first came to be. Two sisters were the origin. Diti and Aditi; the good guys sprung from Aditi and the bad from Diti.
The good guys are known as suras. A few English translations for this word are “god” and “demigod.” In scientific terms people of this category live mostly in the mode of goodness. Since they possess goodness at such a high level, the suras can…
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