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The Giant, the Ogre or Devourer of the world; <ref></ref> a being of vital hunger; the fierce giant Powers of darkness; the Veilers in Night; <ref></ref>beings of the middle vital plane who are in opposition to the gods. <ref></ref>
The Rākṣasa is the supreme and thorough-going individualist, who believes life to be meant for his own untrammelled self-fulfilment and self-assertion. A necessary element in humanity, he is particularly useful in revolutions. The Rākṣasa is not an altruist. If by satisfying himself he can satisfy others, he is pleased; but he does not make that his motive. If he has to trample on others to satisfy himself, he does so without compunction. <ref>,p3</ref>