6 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Ramayana

6 Life Lessons From Ramayana That Will Help You Lead A Better Life!

Ramayana, the mythological Hindu cult that defines the code of conduct (Dharma). The tale defines the ideal models of various relationships. Even today, kids are taught about this epic so that they can learn and inherit all the good lessons in life. However, with the rapid evolvement, it has become a rare thing where you find a family reciting Ramayana to their kids. The stories of Ramayana may sound dramatic to newest generations as they are more interested in practical life and technology but there are many things that we can learn from Ramayana for good. I still remember as a kid my Grandfather used to recite parts of Ramayana to me every evening. He always told me to read between the lines of the tale, he said: “It’s not important if you don’t remember the whole story but if you can remember the morals of the story, you would lead a happy life”.

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With time the tale has faded away from my memory but there are 6 life lessons from Ramayana that are still there in my mind and every now and then they help me see through difficulties. People may or may not believe in Mythology but these lessons are enlightening and they do make life easier.

Here are 6 Life Lessons From Ramayana That Will Help You In Your Life.

1. Truth Triumphs

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The basic teaching fo Ramayana is that no matter how powerful evil is, it will always be defeated by Good. Truth always wins, no matter how vicious or poisonous lie is because even a bitter truth oozes with positivity and the sweetest lie has the darkest agenda behind it. The win of good over evil is a universal fate. So a person should always have a noble heart and good values. That is how Lord Rama defeated the most knowledgeable person in history Ravana.

2. Unity Can Overcome Any Difficulty In Life.

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Dashratha has three wives and four sons, all of them loved each other immensely and when life put them through tough times, their hearts were united even when they were apart physically. You should always stand by your family because when together a family can win over any difficulty. The fruits of togetherness give the power to sail the ship when the tide seems higher than the sky.

3. Relationships Are Valuable Than Money.

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The relationship between Rama, Laxman, and Bharat is the perfect example why you should always value your relationships. Every relationship should be above than greed, anger or treachery. When Lord Rama was sent to van-vaas for fourteen years, Laxman accompanied him and supported him in good and bad. Bharat, who was given the Kingdom, never considered himself as a king instead he played an acting king till Lord Rama returned home and handed over the Kingdom to Rama. Thier love for each other was greater than money or property and that made them exemplary in history. If we hold love higher above anything else in a relationship, the value and respect increases and your soul stays pure.

4. Treat Everyone Equally

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Lord Rama treated everyone equally and that’s how he earned the love and respect among everyone. No matter if a person was younger or elder, poor or rich, he was the same person for everyone. Even when Sabri (the sage’s daughter) offered him the already tasted berry fruits he ate them without giving a second thought. He was always kind and humble to people. We should toe inhere this quality. We should always treat everyone with equality and should not discriminate on the basis of status, sex, age, or cast. We should treat animals equally as the true human being is the one who knows that everyone deserves an equal treatment.

5. We Should Always Keep Good Company.

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It is said that your company shapes you into a person you are. We have been told to keep good company since childhood and Ramayana too emphasizes on the relevance of good company. Queen Kaikeyi, the third wife of Dashratha loved Rama more than her own son but her handmaiden, Manthara poisoned her thoughts with negative feed, in result Kaikeyi asked for Rama’s fourteen years of exile. A negative person can brainwash all the good inside you, that is why we should always keep a healthy circle so that we become better with time.

6. Forgiveness Is Greater Than Revenge.

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When Ravana learned that Laxman has insulted his sister Supnakha, he went to seek vengeance and abducted Sita. Now he was lured into his own trap of anger and ultimately he signed his death warrant. He was well-versed and knowledgeable but the feeling of revenge cost him his life, therefore, we should always keep a forgiving nature because vengeance and revenge do not bring any good. They bring a downfall in our life. Keeping an attitude of forgiveness brings peace and harmony.

While there are many things you can learn from Ramayana, these 6 are the most important lessons of all. If you can incorporate these in your life, it will be more peaceful and happy. Ramayana is filled with such lessons that will help you find the right path of Dharma and Karma, I hope these 6 lessons will change how you look at life right now.

9 August 2017
Avni S. Singh