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Ram Navami Thoughts and Quotes – Sri Rama Navami

Rama means ‘Sarveshu Ramante Iti Ramah’ – that which revels in everyone of us, the pure light of consciousness, the Atman, the Self, the Atma–Rama. This spiritual essence in us can come out only as a son of Dasaratha, one who has conquered all the ten indriyas – five Gnanedriyas and the five Karmendriyas. (Swami Chinmayananda) it man, woman or ‘one lacking the characteristics of both’ or for the matter of that, any living being whatsoever, of the animate or the inanimate world, he who adores Me with all his being, giving up all guile is supremely dear to Me.. (Uttarkanda, Doha 87, Lord Rama says)

Rama functioned in the world outside with a perfectly controlled mind; the result had to be a ‘Rama Rajya’, as he created beauty around him. (Swami Chinmayananda)

A peculiarity noticed in the personality of Lord Rama is that he is seen to be carrying his bows and arrows at all times. The wielding of the bow and arrows symbolizes his preparedness and strength to maintain peace and justice both within and outside.

Disturbances may arise within one’s bosom or reach him from the external world. Rama is ever prepared to face such challenges with strength. He is ideal of aggressive goodness as opposed to weak and passive goodness. He would not passively accept anything that is inconsistent with or contrary to morality and righteousness. He stands for righteousness and opposes and destroys all that is unrighteousness. (Sri A. Parthasarathy)