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There are so many characters, events and personalities who play a very important role in making the whole story of Shri Rama into Ramayana. We have a very little knowledge about such personalities, their wisdom and thought process. We usually hear some remarks that “Ravana was a very well read, intelligent and wise King”, but how do we know about it? We know about Hanuman as a very brave and strong personality. We are totally ignorant about his intellect, his skills as a diplomat and similar other qualities. We know that Vibhishana tried to reason with Ravana before leaving him, but what were his arguments on morality? In this book an attempt has been made highlighting twenty such personalities who play a very significant role in the shaping of various events and happenings in Ramayana. Such personalities were very wise, sensible and mature, yet we hardly know anything about them. Even some of the personalities in the kingdom of Ravana were also very intelligent who shared their sensibRead More
In our daily life, so many irritating incidents occur and a question comes to our mind is that are we really literate, well-educated and civilized ones? Have we really progressed to be sincere and responsive citizens? If the education and literacy levels are going up then is the system making the individuals better human beings also? If not, then who is to be blamed? Why everything right from festivals to religion and even patriotism has become market driven? Do we have no role models now-a-days? The bigger question is that if as a human we have grey matter, is it to make us emotionally, intellectually and morally more strong or not? With these disturbing issues bothering everyone, this compilation of articles is a food for thought for every literate and rational thinking person.Read More
The rich reservoir of ancient knowledge contains the wisdom which can help solve our present day problems. The seven traits of Rama are ingrained in every human being as a son, brother, husband, warrior, a bit of ruler and a rishi; the blending where of leads to perfection. The author deplores the intellectual bankruptcy which is creating a vacuum in the personal, social and political lives resulting in mediocrity projecting itself as the savior of mankind and thereby befooling generations.
Rama, the ‘Maryada Purushotama’, as an epitome of perfection provides an ideal and a reliable source of inspiration, through the life he lived, to resolve issues pertaining to inter-personal problems and make the society a place worth living. It is a bold endeavor to elevate the great epic, Ramayana, to a higher pedestal which takes it way beyond just depicting through Ramleelas, TV serials or keeping wrapped and worshipped as a matter of routine. The reader is sure to benefit from this precise and tRead More