returned to the Devas and reported his failure.
Then the Devas sent Indra, their King, to the Strange Being.
When Indra went, the Strange Being was no longer to be seen, but in its place stood a
She was Uma, the Goddess of spiritual knowledge.
Indra asked Uma: "Great Lady! Who was that Strange Being that was here!"
Uma replied: "Fool! It was Brahman, the Supreme Being. It was he that won the battle
against the Asuras for you. Not knowing it, you bragged amongst yourselves. He came here
to teach you how worthless your powers are without His grace, and to cure you of your