lessons from Ramayan

Lessons from Ramayana

 

The victory of Good over Evil

The biggest lesson of Ramayana is that good always triumphs over evil. The way Ravana cast a bad eye on Mother Sita and finally, Lord Rama defeated Ravana and regained Sita. The essence of the story is that no matter how powerful or great the evil is, but due to good intentions and virtues, truth prevails.

Unity in Diversity

A major lesson of Ramayana is unity in diversity. In this epic, the three queens of King Dasharatha and the four sons have different characters. But despite this diversity, the kind of solidarity that remains in them is a lesson for every family to come out of times of grief.

Relationships beyond opulence

Such love of brothers where greed, anger or betrayal could not make any place is a great example. While Laxman spent 14 years in exile with brother Ram, the other brother Bharat -Kaikeyi’s son turned down the throne. Instead, he urged Lord Rama to forgive him and take over the reins because Rama had the right over it. This learning of brothers’ love motivates us to value relationships rather than greed and worldly pleasures.

Importance of good company

Kaikeyi wanted Ram more than her own son Bharat, but get distracted by evil thinking that maid  Manthara filled in Kaikeyi’s mind against Ram. Manthara made her think that her son Bharat will get the throne of Ayodhya if they can remove ram from the way. So Kaikeyi wished for 14 years of exile for Ram from King Dashratha. We should keep a good company with us so that negativity does not dominate us.

True devotion and dedication

Hanuman Ji showed unwavering faith and love towards Lord Rama. His immense devotion and selfless service to Lord Rama taught us how to help a friend in times of need. It tells us that we should surrender ourselves without any doubt at the feet of our Lord. When we surrender ourselves at the feet of that omnipresent, we get nirvana or salvation and get rid of the cycle of birth and death.

Forgiveness is a better character than revenge

Ravana was a learned man but kidnapping Mata Sita caused his downfall. This shows that we burn ourselves in the fire of revenge in order to harm others. Ravana, thinking of his sister Surpanakha being insulted by Lakshmana, tries to teach his brother Rama a lesson and gets himself entangled in his own web of anger, betrayal, and vengeance. Therefore, we should adopt the nature of forgiveness instead of reprisal, egoism, and anger.

Treating everyone equally

The humble conduct of Lord Rama and giving respect to everyone, elders, and young ones, teach us a lesson. We should treat all with equal respect irrespective of status, age, color, gender, etc. We should also treat animals with the same love and kindness. The true human being is the one who behaves with kindness and has respect for all equally.

True service to God

There is a dialogue between Lakshmana and his mother Sumitra before he goes with  Rama to the forest. she teaches Lakshmana about his conduct towards  Rama and Sita. She explains why one should serve God with a true mind, as it is the door to salvation. Sumitra says that you may stay with Rama and Sita anywhere, but remember where there is Rama, there is complete Ayodhya. She tells Lakshmana to serve the Lord to the best of his ability because that is the greatest purpose of life.

The power of faith in God

The bridge between India and Sri Lanka built by Rama, Laxman, and the Vanara Sena (monkey army) is a sign of a miracle. The way stones began to float just by writing the name of God on them. It is also big learning, the way by taking the name of God, they crossed the ocean from that miraculous bridge, in the same way, by taking his name, we can cross this journey of life and get victory in every field of life.

Love and Mercy

Lord Rama is the epitome of love, kindness, and positivity and if any of us take even 10 percent of it in our daily life then we can lead a happy and content life. His calm and compassionate discharge of the responsibilities as a son, husband, brother, and a king makes us aware of human qualities such as mutual love and respect.

We need to learn the Ramayana in today’s times to conquer the evils of society.

Jai Siya Ram !!

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