Shiva answers Devi in the language of love imparting the deepest esoteric secrets of existence through the Adhyatma Ramayana.
Mahadeva says that Rama is actually the innermost soul of all. Rama is the combination of myself (Shiva) and you (Devi) and THE COMBINED POWER TO ATTRACT LIFE ITSELF. Rama is the perfect amalgamation of Shiva, Shakti and Añu. I have heard this from Rama himself because there is really NO difference between us.
Once it happened that the earth was overwhelmed by the load of evil unleashed by the Rakshasas headed by their king Ravana. There is a secret here too; when humans become greedy and too self-absorbed in their own indulgence they become Rakshasas. These types of people truth be told, are actually Rakshasas. They invariable exploit earth and bring it to the point of destruction. The Rakshasas bleed mother earth to the point of no return. They cut forests, mine minerals, divert rivers, pollute the air, poison the soil, disrupt glaciers, kill the seas by over fishing; basically, work against the natural order of the existence itself.
As you know Devi, the balance of nature is extremely delicate and once the threshold of destruction is reached there is no going back. In Sanskrit the flow of universal direction is called Rtà, the Chinese call it the Tao, the Greeks call it Logos; every species, every ethnicity has been innately given fundamental knowledge of the functioning of the universal flow and every sentient innately partakes in the upkeep of the Rtà.
If you look at the ecological pyramid, you will see that the biomass that is the amount of living or organic matter at the bottom is the highest and gradually reduce as the food web goes higher in the prey-predator ratio. Trees produce food from the Sun, which are consumed by the herbivores, then these herbivores are the food for the carnivore and so forth. However, it is important to note that there is a reliable energy transfer through each stage. However, all the energy at one stage of the chain is not absorbed by the organism at the next stage. The amount of energy from one stage to another decreases.
Which means that the organisms at the top of the food web have to conserve the most energy. Humans have been given the unique ability of “Viveka”, the power of pure potential. They can choose to flow along with Rtà to become one with me and grow into Shiva. This flowing with the Rtà is compared to drinking of the nectar of immortality and is called “AmRtà”. When one flows against the Rtà they it is like consuming miasma and is called “AnRtà”.
All the good, righteous and virtuous Sadhus along with Bhu (The name of Earth in Sanskrit, one of wives of Vishnu) when to see the creator Brahma to seek and find a solution to the menace of Ravana and rid his band of Rakshasas from the face of the earth.