lots of people call it an epic. others think it a legend. it is both, and more. to me, it is history. for i am sure such a man did walk this earth in flesh and blood. he was the perfect man – maryada purushottama. and he showed the world, nay, demonstrated the perfect living.
happy birthday, dear rama.
some people tend to think the hindus are idol worshippers. we are. but like Swami Chinmayananda says, it is the ‘ideal’ behind the ‘idol’ that is worshipped. we look upto an ideal, and strive to imbibe the ideal in ourselves, hoping to evolve and move ahead in our lives.
wishing every seeker a beautiful journey, and the very best in our effort towards transforming into ramas.
PS: i am not sure which movie it was from, probably swadesh, but there was a verse in a song, which was quite simple and thought provoking. what it conveyed was that ‘if we remove the ravana from our hearts, rama resides’