(Mother Divine) is present in both and . Otherwise, Ravana (the demon king of Lanka) would not have had the power to stand up against Lord Rama. He was strong and powerful, which is why he could gather might to stand against Lord Rama.
In the same way, if the demon did not have any power, he would not have been able to face Goddess Durga. Is it not so?
A war always takes place between opponents of equal power and skill. A 50-year old man would not wrestle or fight a five year old child.
When the (referring to the event of the churning of , the great ocean by the demigods and the demons) took place, there were the (demigods) on one side, and the (demons) on the other side. It is because they were both equal to each other in power that they could churn the ocean using the great serpent . If the power of the had been greater than that of the , then they would have simply pulled the to their side. And if the had been mightier, then the would have gotten pulled to their side. But that is not so. They are both equal in strength, which is why sometimes the win, and sometimes it is the Asuras win.
Sometimes triumphs, and sometimes triumphs. It depends on who wins. When wins over , we say that it is (the Golden Age; the epoch of time characterized by goodness and prevalence of morality).
When triumphs, we say that it is (the Dark Age; the epoch of time characterized by immorality and downfall of human values).
Who wins in the end of this conflict is decided by (time).
When the (wisdom and righteousness) is more, then surely wins over . When there is predominance of (activity and passion) and (negativity and inertia), then wins in the end.
A conflict implies a battle between two equals. Now, the (referring to the Mother Divine as the primordial energy that creates and sustains all of creation) transcends this conflict and is much higher than it. What is ? It is One without duality or conflict. .