23. Rama Navami-5.

    None but the righteous can be truly happy. None but he who has the correct sense of duty and the will for its implementation can be said to live worthily.

One must be imbued with a definite conviction about the supremacy of moral principles, ethical values and spiritual ideals.

These ought to guide one’s day-to-day actions and serve as powerful means for the culture of the human personality.

That is the purpose of life.

That is the way to Self-realisation.

That is the message and the mission of Lord Rama’s fife on earth.

    To a devotee, Sri Rama is not simply a good and a great person, but God Himself.

Rama was the son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya, but He is also the divine omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient God.

The destruction of the ten-headed Ravana signifies the annihilation of the mind or the ten senses.

Worship of Lord Rama is worship of the all-pervading Godhead Himself.

Read the prayers offered by Mandothari and Brahma in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana.

They refer to Rama as the one Creator of the universe, the God of all, the Ruler of the universe.

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  .....

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