|'This will keep
me bound for only one muhoorta (four fifths of an hour)', he said to himself. 'I run no
real risk. Let me see what the Raakshasas do to me while I lie bound and help less. I
might find here a further opportunity to function as a messenger.'
As instructed by Brahma when he gave him the gift of immortality, he
surrendered himself to the Brahmaastra and lay down on the ground, inactive but in full
possession of his faculties.
When they saw Hanumaan thus lying helpless on the ground the Raakshasas who till then
stood at a distance in fear, surrounded him and danced with joy and called him insulting
names and praised their prince.
" We shall cut you to pieces!" they shouted. "Let us eat him up."
"We shall drag him to the throne of our Raavana." Thus and in many other ways