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    Lessons from ethics - from another angle

    Our India is a country with immense traditional value and named for culture. We Indians have been provided with many ethics irrespective of religions. Every religion telling the same thing but in different ways.
    Ramayan and Mahabharath are main ethics in Hindu religion and not only the heroes but also every character of both ethics are role models of each and every person to lead a good human life.
    Today I heard in one upanyas on Ramayana and the discourse telling person told a new thing which I heard never before.
    Rama when he told to move to forest for 14 years by her step mother as an order of His father, Lord Rama did not refuse or object in any form as it was told by step mother but not His own mother. He obliged. Here the discourse teller told normally every child will hear whatever his or her mother tells and in that way Rama obliged. Here the point to be noted that the mother should tell the child only a good thing and good words as her child obeys blindly. The mother's role here is an important to convey the message or bringing up the child.
  • #755367
    To the moment Manthara disturbed Kaikai with new ideas. she treated Rama as her own son and never treated him differently. In the same way, Rama treated Kaikai as his own mother only and never showed any difference in his behaviour with Kousalya or Kaikai. He used to give respect to the words of his stepmother also.
    That is how Ramayana has become a famous book that tells about the importance of human relations and values. Rama is an example of a good son. Lakshmana is an example of a good brother and Sita is an example of a good wife. This is the book that taught many of us that relations are more important than individual comforts. Today people give more importance to their own comforts and never think about their siblings or parents. So we should teach them the lessons from Ramayana and tell them how important human relations are.

    always confident

  • #755382
    In our holy books and scriptures there are many things from which we can learn a lot of lessons in our lives. Ramayana is also a great book where there are various facades of our lives narrated through the story of Lord Rama. The relationship between a mother and son are very delicate and full of trust. The obedient son will always accept what her mother desires him to do. Lord Rama is a great example of that. The story of Ramayana is full of so many such things and shows the relationship between many other people like brothers, father and son, wife and husband, friends, master and follower etc. It is very true that we learn a great deal from these scriptures and epics of great moral value.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #755383
    When there was no religion, people used to behave wantonly. Later, a few intelligent people in the society laid the foundation of different religions which are nothing but codes of conduct only for humans in their purest form. However, with the passage of time people lost track of the true meanings and intent of religious teachings and reverted back to behaving erratically,

    Thus, all the religious scriptures are loaded with the teachings for the guidance of humans. A few great authors intertwined these teachings or codes of conduct in interesting and absorbing story plots like Ramayana.

    Interestingly enough many learned persons have interpreted and re-interpreted the text of epics like Ramayana repeatedly finding newer meanings each time. Perhaps they could dig deeper even beyond the imagination of the original authors of these epics.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #755386
    The author has brought in a wonderful point of view for discussion. For that matter all the four brothers namely Rama, Lakshmana, Bharadha, Shatrugna never differentiated the mother or step mother. They addressed all of them as mother and that way they have been nurtured. But the author also know that among the mothers Kaikeyi liked Ram very much than the original mother. When ordered Ram to go in exile for 14 years he had no other chance but to obey the mother. Here the character of Ram has been portrayed in well esteem. And when Ram returned to Ayodhya, it was Kaikeyi who sought much pardon from Ram and she would never console herself for being so harsh with order of separation and in that period even Dasarath has died and that was another grief. So there are many things of ethics to learn from the epics.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

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