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Monday, February 19, 2007
Man's inherent nature
Our nature is pure goodness. Being born as a human is by itself a huge plus.
Enligtenment is our birth right, and we should have it. This is a wonderful example, read on....
Source: A divine discourse by Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Context: After Ravana abducts Sita in the Hindu epic Ramayana
Though Ravana successfully abducts Sita and brings her to Lanka, he could not make her like him. As part of several attempts to impress her, Ravana changes several appearances all of which fail against Sita’s pure heart dedicated only to Rama and always contemplating on him.
Seeing her husband’s attempts going in vain, Ravana’s pious and steadfast wife, Mandodari suggests Ravana that there is no point in using these impersonations to impress Sita. She suggests that the only way to do that is to take Rama’s form. Ravana then explains to her that Rama is the embodiment of dharma and his power is such that whoever takes his form will infact become like him mentally too. He goes on saying that if he takes Rama’s form, he will lose his natural danava (demonic) instincts and thus will no longer be himself and would not even think about Sita as she would then be someone other than his wife (Mandodari). Thus he reveals that he is well aware of Rama’s power and sanctity and that he revers Rama a lot though Rama is his arch nemesis in that particular incarnation. But his unrelenting demonic pride proved fatal for him at the end as we all know.
It is a well known fact that Ravana’s wisdom is at par with many sages and saints of that time though he is a demon by birth. This is just one instance of Ravana’s wisdom through which Swami suggests that being born as a Nara (Human) is so fortunate and sacred that we are destined to live according to the Manava dharma and lead an ideal life by contemplating on our true nature.
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This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!
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