What Defines Humanity?
Humanity is loving, laughing and living.
Demon or Rakshasa?Are rakshasas truly demons? They are not innately evil, there have been rakshasas who do good. Vibhishana, for example, turned on his rakshasa family and joined Rama. Because of him Rama won the war and was able to defeat Ravana. They can love, laugh and live just as we do.
Vibhishana bowing before Rama
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The idea of these two stories (a 6 word story and a 50 word story) was from thinking about the different rakshasas we have read about who are obviously not evil. For example Vibhishana in the Ramayana tries to prevent the war at the end of the story by telling Ravana that he should return Sita to Rama. There is also the part in the Mahabharata where a rakshasi wants to help the Pandavas (after falling in love with one of them). These really show that rakshasas are not evil and so I picture them to be just like any other people, just a different race.
Ramayana, Public Domain Edition by M. Dutt, R. Dutt, Gould, Griffith, Hodgson, Mackenzie, Nivedita, Oman, Richardson, and Ryder. Web source