To all truth-seeking PBKs.
Sharing some interesting notes about Ravan which i read on the internet.
The description about Ravan in bhakti-marg below perfectly fits on the ravan-partdhari in Sangamyug.
Lord Brahma's son is sage pulastya. sage Pulastya's son is Visrasrava. Visrasrava's son is Ravan. Since Ravan is Brahma's great grandson he is also called Ravana Brahma. Ravan has written 'Ravan Samhita' which details astrology, various mantras and also tantras for curing diseases. The famous Shiva tandava stotram is written by Ravan only.
Lord Shiva himself told that Ravan is the greatest bhakt among all his disciples. In other words, the status of greatest Shiv bhakt to Ravan was granted by lord Shiva only. ( Baba Dixit is the greatest shiv-bhakt in the Godly family as he was the first soul to study/churn/understand the Murlis of Shiva and realised his part, that he is destined to play the role of Ravan.)
While often thought of mainly as the infamous 10-headed demon, Ravana was also a notable scholar of the Vedas (Sakar Murlis). A widely known metaphorical interpretation of Ravana's having ten heads is that the heads are a symbolic way to show the world about his knowledge. He was fully aware of the contents of the Shastras(Sangamyugi scriptures). His knowledge of the six Shastras as well as his knowledge of the four Vedas, ten Holy Scriptures in all, is by this interpretation considered the inner meaning of the belief that Ravana had ten heads. (this perfectly fits on the ravan-partdhari Baba Dixit who is a notable scholar of Sakar Murlis (vedas of the behad ka drama)
Ravana even knew that Rama was Narayana (Lord Vishnu) himself, who had come in human form. However, since there was no other way for him to reach to Narayana, he had to cultivate wanton wickedness, violence and hatred, and invite Ram to kill him. Of course, this might be called a type of devotion that is stupid and infamous. But his inner aim was to cross the ocean of birth and death, through that act of self-abnegation and surrender to Narayana. (this also perfectly fits on ravan-partdhari who invented false, wicked, body-conscious Advanced Knowledge, which sparked voilence and hatred between the BKs and PBKs )
Ravana was a cross of Brahmin and Daitya thus attaining a status of BrahmaRakshasa. Even though he was partly Brahmin and partly Rakshas, Rama praised Ravana as Mahabrahmin. (this also a rememberence of ravan-partdhari in Sangamyug, who became a Brahmin by birth(reading the Murlis) , but by his wicked actions and preaching body-conscious Advanced Knowledge, he became a daitya(demon) and so attained the title of Brahma-rakshasa.)
(interpretations in blue are my views.)