Saturday, 13 June 2015

276. Verbal duel between Vibhishana and Indrajit.

            Eventhough Indrajit, the son of Ravana and the chief of army, was well aware that his uncle Vibhishana was as intelligent as Brihaspati (god Of wisdom and eloquence), but was now unable to agree with him. He countered his uncle "O, youngest uncle! You seem to be blabbering nonsense. I do not understand why you should be so frightened by those humans Rama and Lakshmana. Under the like circumstance, even someone who is not born in our lofty race would neither speak such words nor do such a thing as you say and suggest. In our race, you Vibhishana, my youngest uncle is the only individual lacking in strength, heroism, prowess, courage, valor, vital powers etc. Those two princes are mere human beings and as such can be killed even by one very ordinary rakshash among us. Why are you frightening us needlessly? You are well aware that the competent Devendra, the lord of three worlds, was  tossed down on the floor by me. All the flocks of devas were made to shiver with fright and all of them fled to different quarters. Airavata, which was making noise discordantly, was hurled down by me on the floor. I forcibly extracted its teeth and frightened the entire flock of devas . How can you presume that I, with such a great valor, who suppressed the arrogance of even the devas  and who made the lives of even highly valorous rakshashas miserable, not capable of conquering the two princes who are ordinary human beings?"
       Vibhishana was well aware of the capability of Indrajit as well as all his  triumphant victories over devas, asuras and others. However, he (Vibhishana) was sure from what he had heard about Rama that his dear nephew Indrajit was no match with that all-powerful, invincible and unconquerable Rama possessing great vital power. Vibhishana did not like his dear nephew vanquished or killed in a battle fought for an unreasonable reason. He, Vibhishana, therefore, tried to hammer sense into his head by saying "O, my lad! There is no stability of thought in you. Being a boy, you are still immature in mind. That is why, many a meaningless word was prattled by you. They will only lead to your destruction. Without knowing it yourself, you, in the guise of a son, are acting or behaving like an enemy of your dear papa Ravana.
         "In spite of hearing me if you continue to be so belligerent like that then your destruction at the hands of Rama will be a foregone conclusion.  Please do not blindly agree with your papa and/or his sycophants. I, now consider that your father is fit to be killed for bringing you, a reckless immature boy here today and ushered him foolishly in the proximity of sycophantic counselors for his support. You are a stupid, irresolute, without humility, rude-natured, unwise, inexperienced and highly evil minded young rakshash. You are speaking in this manner because you are an immature boy. Offering riches, precious stones, good jewellery, excellent clothes, bright colored gems AND the god-like Seetha to Rama, let us live here, free from anguish."

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