Ravana was known for being the most treacharous and fearsome Asura in Indian Mythology. His terrible stories are known by all starting from old to young. Then why on the earth did Valmiki – the great poet, describe him going out of his way? He has said him to be admirable, seductive and enchanting. Wow! unexpected right? We have a very good example of his intellect, featured in this article. Just give a read and I’m sure you will start judging him in a different manner than you always have.
We had already written an article on some SURPRISING WISHES RAVANA HAD. You can read it here.
Very few know that this famous demon was one of the most intellectual and witty among all. We will give you proofs as well. When Ravana was lying on his death bed and taking his last few breaths, Lord Ram asked Laxman to go to him and receive whatever knowledge he could share. These 5 things were very beautifully quoted pieces of knowledge shared by the great scholar.
“One should always keep on delaying the inauspicious works and should try to complete the good deeds as soon as possible without any second thought.”
“Never underestimate your enemy, even if you are winning all the time. Else, they may attack you at the weakest situation of yours.” Ravana had underestimated Hanuman.
“Doesn’t matter if you love or hate God. But, whatsoever it is, it should be immense and strong.”
“Never share your secrets with everyone. It may somewhere or the other be a setback for you.” Ravana did his greatest mistake by sharing his death secret with Vibhishan.
“Do not be enemy or very rude to people who work closely with you like your gatekeeper, cook, caretaker, charioteer etc. They may harm you anytime.”
Ravana was for sure a demon king and had done the greatest mistake of kidnapping the wife of Lord Ram. But, his hold on knowledge was outstanding and could not be compared to any other great personality existing. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva as well and had acquired recognition. His advice are like diamond for us and can be really helpful if followed properly.