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Video – Story of Sage Valmiki – Upanishad Ganga Serial on Journey of Ratnakar to Valmiki

Upanishad Ganga Series, created by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, brilliantly portrays the transformation of Ratnakar, the robber. Sage Valmiki, the author of Ramayan, led the life of a robber before he became a saint. It is said that in his early life Valmiki was known as Ratnakar. It was a meeting with Sage Narada that changed his life. You can watch the story of Ratnakar on Youtube in the third episode of Upanishad Ganga.

One day Ratnakara attacked Sage Narada in a forest. The sage asked, “Why are you killing and injuring people and robbing them.” Ratnakara replied that all this was for his family. Narada then asked, “Will they pay for your sins.” Ratnakara said that they will as he was doing it for them.

Sage Narada said that no one will share sin. A debate took place between them. Finally, Ratnakara decided to ask his family.

Ratnakara went home and asked his wife and children whether they will share his sins. They said no. His wife said that her job was cook and look after children; and you provide for the family and how you do it is your problem.

Ratnakara realized that he was only responsible for his actions and no one will come to share his sins. That day he gave up the life of a robber and in due course of time became a saint.

Link - Story of Sage Valmiki in Upanishad Ganga Series on Youtube

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