That sage knew Raama's prowess. I approached the place to put out the sacrificial
fire with contaminating blood and flesh and then I came up against the boy Raama. What do
you think happened? He let loose an arrow which killed Subaahu on the spot and with
another he swept me off my feet and hurled me into the sea. Raama the boy is now a men,
immeasurably stronger and more skilful in arms!
"Do not incur his wrath. Do not bring
ruin on your people who are now enjoying wealth and pleasure. Do not harbour thoughts
about Seeta and bring down destruction on your rich and beautiful city and certain death
on yourself. If your persist in your foolish project, O Raavana, I see before my eyes the
ruin that awaits you. I see Lanka in flames and her streets littered with death, and her
widows and orphans loud in lamentation. Avoid this great sin. If you are angry with Raama
fight him face to face and meet your death like a hero. Do not follow a fraudulent path
and drag me into it. Go back and be happy with your numerous wives. Do not invite Yama to
your land and race!"