रााज्यं पालयितुं शक्यं न तीक्ष्णेन नशाचर । न चापि प्रतिकूलेन नाऽविनीतेन राक्षस ॥

— श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अरण्यकाण्डे एकचत्वाारिंशस्सर्गः (११ श्लोक)

“A king who is cruel, whose subjects are against him, and who, loosing control over his indriyas, performs adharmic activities cannot rule his kingdom”, said Marrecha to Ravana and accordingly requested him not to perform the maha-paapa of abducting mother Sita.

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