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Ravana Is Alive

Is Ravana still alive? Yes very much. Ravana is still alive this is the reason why there is so much of pain, anger and troubles on earth. Lack of peace is the result of Ravana among human beings. Stories in Hinduism are symbolic. They are universal. Evil continues to grow on earth only through human beings in numerous forms.

Ravana symbolically represents
  1. Ego
  2. Pride
  3. Anger
  4. Greed
  5. Infatuation
  6. Lust
  7. Hatred
  8. Jealousy
  9. Selfishness
  10. Attachment
When Rama’s arrows peeled off the negative qualities, Ravana attained moksha.

Similarly, modern man is afflicted by lot of negativities. We have to peel them off through the devotion of Lord Rama.

Because we think we are the body We imagine that Heaven exists Somewhere afar. The pure, bright world Of Siva is not a place to go to.Nowhere but in your heart alone It is. (The Garland of Guru’s Sayings, Muruganar. v.197, p.37. 1996.)

What does one gain, you well may ask, By giving up the wealth immense Of worldly pleasure and seeking only Mere Awareness? The benefit of true Awareness Is the unbroken prevalence Of peace within the heart, the bliss Of one’s own natural being.  (The Garland of Guru’s Sayings, Muruganar. v.77, p.15. 1996.)

If towards the Lord you take One single step, then with much more Than a mother’s love He takes Nine steps towards you to accept you. Such is the Guru’s grace. (The Garland of Guru’s Sayings, Muruganar. v.965, p.185. 1996)

When ego ends, then one becomes a true devotee. When ego ends, One becomes a knower too. When ego ends, one becomes supreme being. When ego ends, grace fills all space. (The Garland of Guru’s Sayings, Muruganar. v.161, p.31. 1996.)