The Ramayana is not just a story that happened long ago; it has a philosophical and spiritual significance and a deep truth in it. The words ‘rays’ and ‘radiance’ come from the Sanskrit root word ‘ra’. ‘RA’ means light. ‘MA’ means within me, in my heart. So ram means the light within me. That which is radiant in every particle of the being is the ram. Ram was born to Dashrath and Kaushalaya. Dashrat means “TEN Chariots.” The 10 chariots symbolize the five sense organs and five organs of action. Kaushalaya means “skill”. The skillful rider of the 10 chariots can give birth to Ram. When the 10 are used skillfully radiance is born within. Ram was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya means ‘a place where no war can happen.’ When there is no conflict in our minds, then the radiance can dawn. This is why Ramayan is not just a story that happened long ago; it has a philosophical and spiritual significance and a deep truth in it. It is said that Ramayan is happening in your own body. Your soul is Ram, your mind is Ram, your mind is Sita, your prana, breadth, breath or life-force is Hanuman, your awareness is Lakshman, your ego is Ravan. When the mind was Stolen by Ravan, the ego, then the sout, got restless. Now the soul got restless. Now the soul cannot reach the mind on its own, it has to take the help of the prana. With the help of prana, the mind got reunited with the soul, And the ego vanished.
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