Friday, January 27, 2017

Epified: Virtuous Demons

The word "demon" is often used to translate the Sanskrit term rakshasa and also the term asura, although it's not really entirely accurate in either case, but there are not really any good English equivalents for either of those Sanskrit terms. This video from Epified is useful in reminding people that the rakshasas and asuras are not part of a simple good-evil equation, and there are indeed good rakshasas and good asuras, "virtuous demons," some of whom you will learn about in this video:

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