RAM NAVAMI

Wisdom Tetter

Ram Navami is celebrated annually to mark the birth of Lord Rama who was the 7th Incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama descended on Earth for the benefit of humanity, to eradicate negativity and evil, uplift dharma and to evolve the spiritually inclined devotees. Throughout His life, Lord Rama never preached, but lived and exemplified divine virtues and values and set innumerable examples on righteous living for people to follow and imbibe.

Lord Rama displayed 100% acceptance, had an unbiased nature, was extremely noble, merciful and forgiving, placed the needs of others over His own and most importantly He never blamed any person or circumstance for the adversities He faced in life. Despite being sentenced to 14 years of exile by His stepmother Kaikeyi – whom He loved and respected as much as His own mother Kaushalya; Lord Rama never blamed Kaikeyi for any of His difficulties and in fact gave her credit for Ravana’s death. When Lord Rama found that Kaikeyi was guilt ridden and unable to face Him upon His return to Ayodhya, He assured her that it was Goddess Saraswati, who through Kaikeyi sentenced Him for the vanvaas and that Kaikeyi was merely a medium chosen by the Gods to fulfil the preordained act of destiny.

This magnanimous gesture, deep insight and divine perception of Lord Rama teaches us that our lives too could be filled with Kaikeyis and Manthras (medium chosen to corrupt the mind of Kaikeyi) but we must not hold any grudges or resentment against them as they are just playing their role in the settlement of our karmic account. Instead, we should take the blame upon ourselves for the adversities we face and give credit to others for all the good things which happen to us. By doing so we would attract the sympathy and blessings of others, burn away our prarabdha karmas, free ourselves from ego and open the floodgate of blessings, happiness, peace and overall spiritual evolution.

Sadguru Rameshji
House of Enlightenment
Poorna Ananda

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