As Raavana went on speaking thus, tears flowed from Seeta's eyes. She covered her
face with the end of her sari as she did not want her enemies too think that she
Raavana begged and importuned her: "Do
not be shy. There is nothing wrong in accepting me, nothing to be ashamed of. It is laid
down that one should accept the gifts of God. O beautiful one! I bow my head at your feet
and beg you for your grace. I am your slave. Forgetting my greatness and power, I thus beg
for your favour. Never in my life have I bowed in this way before anyone,"
He really thought he could persuade her and
gain her affection.
If one's mind is clear, one can
courageously face any situation. In spite of her grief, therefore, Seeta spoke boldly to
the Raakshasa. She placed a little bit of grass between Raavana and herself before