23. Rama Navami-4.
Lord Rama was the best of men with a sterling character.
He was the very image of love.
He was an ideal son, an ideal brother, an ideal husband, an ideal friend and an ideal king.
He can be taken to embody all the highest ideals of man.
He led the ideal life of a householder to teach the tenets of righteousness to humanity.
He ruled His people so well that it came to be known as Ram-Rajya, which meant the rule of righteousness, the rule which bestows happiness and prosperity on all.
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 unfoldment of the latent divinity in man.
The glorious incarnation of the Supreme Being in the form of Lord Rama has exemplified the path of righteousness.
Let mankind follow 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.
To be continued .....