“Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 10.41)
यद् यद् विभूतिमत् सत्त्वं
श्रीमद् ऊर्जितम् एव वा
तत् तद् एवावगच्छ त्वं
yad yad vibhūtimat sattvaṁ
śrīmad ūrjitam eva vā
tat tad evāvagaccha tvaṁ
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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