I have been studying the differences of Yaksa, Raksasa, Pisacas. What I understand is there are 3 aspects of the demoniac force in nature. According to 3 planes of existence i.e., Bhuloka, Bhuvaloka, Suvaloka, demoniac energy manifest as these beings. Is there more to substantiate this idea?

  • Hinduism doesn't have concept of demoniac energy or any kind of ontological evil or source of evil etc. Yaksha, Rakshasa and Pishachas are ordinary souls like us, born in these particular yonis as per their past karmas and vasanas. There is nothing inherently evil about them. For all we know, any of us could have been one of them in past life. – Aks Nov 20 '17 at 20:05
  • Okay, but there is a classification difference between sura and asura. My understanding is that these beings belong to the asura category, by nature. Yes, the jivatma is born under those conditions, and you are correct that body is considered not independently, or ontologically evil, but rather I could have said three manifestations of a destructive or malefic type of shakti within the tamo-guna. – Juan Carlos Chavez Nov 20 '17 at 20:16
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    Possible duplicate of Who are Yakshas? – Rakesh Joshi Nov 20 '17 at 22:29
  • What are 3 plane of existence? – Pandya Nov 21 '17 at 0:57
  • Bhuh, Bhuvah, and Svah, or Bhuloka, Bhuvaloka, Suvaloka – Juan Carlos Chavez Nov 21 '17 at 1:34

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