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  • n. Plural form of Asura.

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Examples

  • Those souls who simply harm others for their own selfish gains are called Asuras and their behavior is described as tamasic, meaning “lost in ignorance.”

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • The Asuras were the elder, and the gods the younger brothers.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Do thou tell us all those names that are applied unto Him who is called Vabhru or vast, Him that has the universe for his form, Him that is the illustrious preceptor of all the deities and the Asuras, that is called Swayambhu (self-creating) and that is the cause of the origin and dissolution of the universe.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

  • Cow in India to be slaughtered and their flesh to be given to the Untouchables for their divinity to be restored that was stolen from them: the Aryan race itself which is that of the Asuras; the angels who are demonized as devils in a society in which men starving must die while the Cow of Isis walks past and steps over their dying bodies.

    Printing: The Jihad Against India: the True Holy War of Islam

  • Among all of these beings were the very highest Devas and the most evil Asuras.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • But the Mahabharata takes place as the door to the age of quarrel is about to open, and in this thick, psychologically complex epic, the Devas and the Asuras were born into the same family—and both forces were related to the Ultimate Avatar.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Vishvamitra stood in front of King Dasharatha and delivered his stunning message: that the Asuras from Lanka had begun a series of raids upon the forest-dwelling yogis, destroying altars and sacred areas and killing milk cows and destroying crops.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Because of his intense love for Ram, King Dasaratha, and indeed all the court who loved Ram so, was horrified to think of the young prince facing evil and dangerous Asuras in battle.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Once the nobles reached the monastery, deep in the forest, the evil Asuras soon appeared.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • When Ram saw the Asuras, he asked Lakshman to guard Sita and stood before the dark army twanging his bow.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

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