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Friday, November 05, 2010

Rama and nothing else...

निर्दस्युरभवल्लोको नानर्थः कंचिदस्पृशत्l
न च स्म वृद्धाः बालानाम् प्रेतकार्याणि कुर्वतेll 
सर्वं  मुदितमेवासीत्सर्वो धर्मपरोऽभवत्।
 राममेवानुपश्यन्तो नाभ्यहिंसन्परस्परं।
आसन्वर्षसहस्राणि तथ पुत्रसहस्रिणः।
 निरामया विशोकास्च रामे राज्यं प्रशासति।
रामो रामो राम इति प्रजानामभवत् कथाः।
रामभूतं जगदभूत् रामे राज्यं प्रशासति
श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे  उपसंहारश्लोकेभ्यः
nirdasyurabhavalloko nānarthaḥ kaṁcidaspṛśat
na ca sma vṛiddhāḥ bālānām pretakāryāṇi kurvate 
sarvaṁ  muditamevāsītsarvo dharmaparo'bhavat|
 rāmamevānupaśyanto nābhyahiṁsanparasparaṁ|
āsanvarṣasahasrāṇi tatha putrasahasriṇaḥ|
 nirāmayā viśokāsca rāme rājyaṁ praśāsati|
rāmo rāmo rāma iti prajānāmabhavat kathāḥ|
rāmabhūtaṁ jagadabhūt rāme rājyaṁ praśāsati
śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇe  upasaṁhāraślokebhyaḥ
Today is Deepavali.  Many legends are attached to this national celebration.   Killing of Narkaasura is one of them.  It is also  believed that when Rama came back to Ayodhya  in all glory after his sojourn in the woods for fourteen years, the affectionate subjects decorated the whole kingdom with lights to herald the arrival of the greatest hero of all times.
To wish all my friends a happy Deepavali I quote below the extracts from Vaalmikiraamayanam describing the long saga of life of welfare enjoyed by the people of our country when Rama was Ruling.
"There were no thieves.   No untoward incidents happened in the lives of any of the subjects. There arose no occasion for an elderly person to perform the last rites of small children. Happiness was everywhere.  There was no  aberration from virtues. Taking Rama  as the role model no one could even think of being acrimonious to others.  People lived for thousand years with thousands of pro genies, all without illness and without any reason to be unhappy.  The talks among the subjects was always in praise of the one and only Rama.  Thus the entire world became the embodiment of the greatest of the great, Rama."

No honour or celebration can be superfluous  when it  is in the name of Rama.  Rama is above any caste creed or religion and is for the entire universe.

Wish you all a very happy and blessed Deepavali
in the name of those cherished memories of Rama.

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

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