Why Didn’t Ravana Ask For The Boon Of Defeating God

Krishna's Mercy

[Rama arrow]“Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 10.41)

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यद् यद् विभूतिमत् सत्त्वं
श्रीमद् ऊर्जितम् एव वा
तत् तद् एवावगच्छ त्वं
मम तेजो-ऽंश-सम्भवम्

yad yad vibhūtimat sattvaṁ
śrīmad ūrjitam eva vā
tat tad evāvagaccha tvaṁ
mama tejo-‘ṁśa-sambhavam

Friend1: It is so interesting that asuras and Rakshasas still worship a higher authority, as documented in Vedic literature.

Friend2: What do you mean by “still”?

Friend1: Oh, because they are known atheists. They deny the existence of God, and yet they still worship.

Friend2: You mean like towards Mahadeva, asking him for powers to destroy the world and the like? Worship in the mode of ignorance.

Friend1: Specific reference to Hiranyakashipu and Ravana. I know there are different variations to the story, since the creation goes through endless cycles of manifestation and destruction…

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