Is there such a thing as devil in Hinduism?
Devil means evil. Evil is always there with Good, but we call it "devil." Anger, greed, jealousy, hatred, lusts, pride,
inferiority complex, these are all the devil. Therefore anyone who has these characteristics is a devil to that
degree. Man has both divine and
devilness in him. So the devil does not have
any religion. The devil is not to be looked upon as a person like Ravana or some
power that will destroy us. The devil is
these characteristics of lust, greed, etc. Ignorance is the greatest devil of all. So the devil exists in that respect.
-- Swami Radhanandaji
Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 April 2007 )