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Need to imbibe Lord Rama's message and mission in life
As Diwali is drawing near, Vishva Hindu Parishad, RSS and some leaders of BJP have started demanding that government should bring in a legislation in the winter session of the Parliament for a constitutional and lawful way of sorting out Ram Mandir issue since the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case has been shifted to first week the year 2019 by the Supreme Court.

However, this is also the time to learn from the life of Lord Rama as described in the scriptures regarding how to ethically and fairly face the difficult circumstances and moral dilemmas in life. The scriptures depict the life story of Rama, Sita and their companions along with the duties, rights, model behaviour and social responsibilities of an individual.

Rama is especially important to Vaishnavism founded on the inspiration from the ideal life lived by Him as described in the texts such as the Adhyatma Ramayana  and the Ramcharitmanas, which are deemed as spiritual and theological treatise revered by millions of Hindus.

Here are some teachings of Lord Rama said in an acrostic and haiku

Acrostic on RAMA

R: Raghu's descendent (Raghava) and son of Dasharatha (Dashrathaputra), Rama, who was

A: Aware about the higher truth and

M: Managed life and kingdom blissfully (Ram-Rajya) with his presence and

A: Appearance that was always charming (Rama) and pleasing as an ideal person (Maryada-Purushottam) and Sita's husband (Siyaavar)

Haiku based on the life of Lord Rama

Look beyond shortfalls, / Look at possibilities. / Strive and be happy.

 Keep eyes on goal./ Obstacles will disappear,/ No more visible.

Know who you're really. / Be yourself and trust yourself / To live life wisely.

Learn to give only. / Give love, you will receive love. / Give, real will come in.

Live pro-actively / Desire not what you have not / To cleanse your mind-n-soul.

Believe in pro-action / To cleanse and elevate mind, / Liberate yourself.

The Divine Life Society, while urging 'Let Rama be Your Ideal' writes on its website, "The noblest lesson embodied in the Ramayana is the supreme importance of righteousness in the life of every human being. Righteousness is the spiritual spark of life. Cultivation of righteousness is the process of the unfoldment of the latent divinity in man. The glorious incarnation of the Supreme Being, as Lord Rama, has exemplified through his own life, how to follow the path of righteousness. Let mankind follow in his footsteps and practise the ideals cherished by Him, for it is only thus that there can be everlasting peace, prosperity and welfare in this world."

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Y is Rama a Role Model ? Y are the Hindoo soldiers unable to protect their women ? It is because they are offspring of Rama the Limpdick AS PER THE VALMIKI RAMAYANA – Rama said that he saved Seeta for HIS MAN HOOD and not HER HONOUR ! https://dindooohindoo.page.tl/Rama-says-he-fought-for-his-ego-_-not-Sita.htm Book VI : Yuddha Kanda – Book Of War Chapter [Sarga] 115 विदितश्चास्तु भद्रं ते योऽयं रणपरिश्रमः | सुतीर्णः सुहृदां वीर्यान्न त्वदर्थं मया कृतः || ६-११५-१५ रक्षता तु मया वृत्तमपवादम् च सर्वतः | प्रख्यातस्यात्मवंशस्य न्यङ्गं च परिमार्जता || ६-११५-१६ “Let it be known to you that this endeavor in the shape of war, which has been successful carried through, due to the strength of my friends was not undertaken for your sake. Let there be prosperity to you! This was done by me in order to keep up my good conduct and to wipe off the evil-speaking from all sides as well as the insinuation on my own illustrious dynasty.” यत्कर्तव्यं मनुष्येण धर्षणां प्रतिमार्जता | तत्कृतं रावणं हत्वा मयेदं मानकाङ्क्क्षिणा || ६-११५-१३ “I, wanting for an honour, have done this particular act, which ought to be done by a man, in killing Ravana and thus wiping away the insult meted out to me.” निर्जिता जीवलोकस्य तपसा भावितात्मना | अगस्त्येन दुराधर्षा मुनिना दक्षिणेव दिक् || ६-११५-१४ “You have been won by me, whose mind stands purified by asceticism as the southern quarter, which was difficult to be approached by the world of mortals, was conquered by the Sage Agastya.” गतोऽस्म्यन्तममर्षस्य धर्षणा संप्रमार्जिता | अवमानश्च शत्रश्च युगपन्निहतौ मया || ६-११५-३ “I have come to the end of my indignation and my outrage has been completely requited as also the contempt against the enemy have been wiped out, all at once, by me.” अद्य मे पौरुषं दृष्टमद्य मे सफलः श्रमः | अद्य तीर्णप्रतिज्ञोऽहं प्रभवाम्यद्य चात्मनः || ६-११५-४ “Now, my manly strength has been seen by all. Today, my toil has borne fruit. Now, I have fulfilled my promise. Today, I am the master of myself.” REPLY
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Y is Rama a Role Model ? Y Ramayaana ? Rama was an impotent Pansy as per Seeta Maiya in the VALIMKI RAMAYA Book II : Ayodhya Kanda – Book Of Ayodhya Chapter[Sarga] 30 किम् त्वा अमन्यत वैदेहः पिता मे मिथिला अधिपः | राम जामातरम् प्राप्य स्त्रियम् पुरुष विग्रहम् || २-३०-३ “What my father, the king of Mithila belonging to the country of Videha, think of himself having got as so-in-law you, a woman having the form of a man?” अनृतम् बल लोको अयम् अज्ञानात् यद्द् हि वक्ष्यति | तेजो न अस्ति परम् रामे तपति इव दिवा करे || २-३०-४ “It is a pity if these people of Ayodhya through ignorance tell the falsehood that excellent valour is lacking in Rama as in a blazing sun.” किम् हि कृत्वा विषण्णः त्वम् कुतः वा भयम् अस्ति ते | यत् परित्यक्तु कामः त्वम् माम् अनन्य परायणाम् || २-३०-५ “For what reason are you cast down or whence fear in you, for which you are willing to desert me, for whom there is no other recourse.” यम् तु भार्याम् कौमारीम् चिरम् अध्युषिताम् सतीम् | शैलूषैव माम् राम परेभ्यो दातुम् इच्चसि || २-३०-८ ” Oh, Rama! I am a young girl, lived for a long time with you, a chaste woman and your wife. How would you like an actor intend to deliver me to others by your own will?”
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