And so be agreed to the proposal.
He said: "I have given you good
advice, but you will not listen. If I carry out your wishes, I am sure to die, but not
more sure than that you will also perish, not long after with all that is yours. So will
our race. Some enemy of ours wishing our destruction has set you on this course, someone
who envies you. I would rather be killed by a foe whom I respect than by you. Come, let us
go to Dandaka."
Raavana was overjoyed and embraced
Maareecha saying, "Now you are again my dear old Maareecha."
The two ascended the chariot and proceeded
towards the Dandaka forest. They flew over cities, mountains, rivers and kingdoms.
Reaching Dandaka, they espied Raama's aashrama in a banana garden.
They alighted at a distance and Raavana
took Maareecha by the hand and, pointing to the aashrama, told him to do his part
according to their plan.