Great people are always humble

Lord Raama, the paramaathma, was ofcourse the greatest warrior ever. Lord Krishna in Bhagavadgita remarks “I am Raama among warriors”. He learnt all the Shastras and unparalled Dhanurvidya under the guidance of the great Vasishtha. He was also given super-human powers like bala, ati bala by the great Vishwamithra, the Rishi of Gayathri manthra. Vishwamithra maharshi also taught him all the secret astras that ever existed, which only he in this whole universe knew (he originally learnt it from Lord Shiva). In addition to these, Agasthya mahamuni gave him many additional powers.A few glimpses of Lord Raama’s valour:

  1. With one arrow Raama kills taataki, the mighty raakshasi.
  2. With two simultaneous arrows he kills subaahu and throws Maaricha seven seas away.
  3. Effortlessly lifts the Shiva dhanush, which was pulled to the court by around 50000 well built people.
  4. Raama kills Khara, Dhushana, their 1000 brothers and their army in 14 minutes single handed.

Despite being such a great warrior, he never displayed in strength on his own to show others. The anger on the samudra stands as a good example for this quality of Raama:

Raavana gives 30 days time to sita maata to decide if she will marry him, else will kill her. Bharata took word from Raama saying that if he does’nt return on the next moment of 14 yrs of aranyavaas, then he will sacrifice himself. Raama and his army reaches the shores of ocean with barely 30 days in hand. They have to cross the ocean, defeat Ravana & his army, take sita back to ayodhya in around 30 days time. With such a press for time and given the strength of Raama, Lakshmana suggests Raama not to spend time asking ocean God for way, but to order him.

What Raama does is unbelievable. Though he had the strength and power to control the ocean God, he did not do it. He did penance on the shores of the ocean for 3 long days to give them a way. Finally after 3 days Raama gets angry on the ocean and to make remember his duty, aims an astra at him and immediately ocean God appears and suggests a way of crossing him…

Raama's anger

Morals in the Story:

  1. We, for our small petty achievements in life, are very proud (ahankaar) and given a chance, display our strengths. The way of great people is quite different as shown by Lord Raama.
  2. One must never use the strength or powers just because they exist with him, but judiciously use them for the benefit of everyone, upliftment of Dharma.

Message:

  1. Controlling one’s ahankaar is one the most difficult things. If it is controlled we will see a more peaceful world.
  2. Always people who are humble and obedient are only respected by others. If Lord Raama Himself is so humble, as mere normal human beings imagine how much obedient we must be to our elders and parents.
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  1. morality is what now needed to be practiced.to have a well satisfied life every person and every family had to understand what is rama?

    a complete man.dharma and karma .loyality and sincerity is his qualites.love all his nature.justice is eaual for all.

    hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
    hare krishna hare krishna krisna krishna hare

  2. Yes we all need to be humble, rather we all should realize we already are humbled with the way we are all born, right?

    The education needs to be more en-richened, so much that to create great human souls and minds on this earth we need to submit ourself totally to God and remembering Him must do the most responsible task on this earth which is of bringing another human with good soul to this earth.

    This should be done for real and not only lips service or talking great but in actual the deeds are nowhere near to being great. So let us first look deep within us, how many of us do sex remembering God and believing to be accountable for our action in the form of high species to be born on this mother earth through the submission of mother human to the creator’s father human?

    Here is where we all need to give serious thought to, this is what sexual education should be based on, that we as good humans ought to be responsible and do the procreation activity with purity of mind and deeds and not with lust and greed.

    We also need to learn a lot more from the millions of creations of God on earth and in the sea. We even stand to learn from the humbles ant and the spider, as well as from the lion and the elephant. Education is a never ending process and bring honest like Maharaja Harish Chandra and Brave and Humble like Kind Rama should be every human’s aim and ideal.

    Finally wish to share the great truth of True Religion in this World : Honestly believe it or not, it is directly from God’s own Words : “your truest love is dearest to Me leave the rest unto Me” this was in answer to which is the truest religion in this world to be closer to God?

    So dear human beings; now it is upto you to draw your own conclusion as to what religion really means to God and what is the truest religion of all to be closer to God.

    Long Live the Truth!

  3. Looking forward to hear from very well learned scholars, Pandits, Philosophers and Master Genius to help in easing the confusion and uncalled for miseries in this world of today at least on the religion front.

    When the truth about religion is well known that is God asks all humans to exhibit their truest love for Him, how are we going to pass on this message to all the masses and what name can we attribute to this truest religion that is described as “Truest Love for God” ?

    Those who trust this very true and honest message of God to mankind, would surely find a solution to remove the race, religion and so many artificial differences and discrimination among all human beings and unite them all under one umbrella and one foremost goal of exhibiting truest love to God. Amen!!!

  4. Jai Shri Ram!!!!

  5. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

  6. nice story

  7. thanks for running this website. I read some stories and really feeling thankful to you. god bless you

  8. Shastras and wise men say we have to respect and listen to our elders, what about elders who manipulate youngsters, I am a person who believes in non- violence but the people around me drive me insane. My father in law wants me to save his son (my husband’s) money and expects help from my father.Just because of the fact that our family is not up to his status he insults me to this day.What advice is there for such kind of elders.
    they say one must behave with compassion to young and old, my sister in law comes to my house and creates such high ruckus, i tolerated as much i could but eventually my whistle blows out, no matter how much i try to control my anger the thought of their behavior makes me feel betrayed. I strongly believe that there is a god and he watches from above, but in this case my sister in law has all the success and she shows so much about her wealth.
    how much can one ignore? and just to please one elder should i put my parents through debts, i have a sister who is younger to me as well

    • MAM
      WHATEVER MAY BE YOUR PAIN ALWAYS HAIL LORD NARAYANA. HE WOULD ALWAYS BE WITH U AND MAKE YOUR PAINS BEARABLE. TRUST ME.

    • There will be a day where you might see a light in your life. The most powerful word ‘Sri Rama’ will bring change to the environment and have the power to change the surrounding. Feel the word from your heart and believe in it, see what it brings to your life.

  9. This a good website which can teach us a lot and inspire us about how we have to lead our life

  10. hai your blog is very nice .. and stories also superb. I want to know one thing how u made link to your same blog Pl help me

  11. it’s really a pleasure to have these stories on net in which we can move ourself in the right direction as we forget in our daily routine. thank to all of you to show us a mirror to do as better as we should. And most imp every-body should accept that we are wrong or right that gives a peace and reality which will make your future better to forward.

  12. Human kind must take FULL responsibility for their actions.

    When one can look back (in complete honesty) on their life and feel proud, then one’s life has been full and complete and worthy of living.

    When one looks back (in complete honesty) and realises that there are many things left unsaid, many things left undone, that the mission of this life is incomplete, then shame will be taken to the grave.

    What purpose your life?

    Seek out and find your purpose,
    live for your purpose,
    share your purpose,
    recruit help to complete your purpose,
    be true and faithful to your purpose.

    Without your purpose there is no purpose.
    There is only shame.

  13. hi i really liked all the stories they are nice and gives a good moral

  14. these story’s are brilliant i think you need to put lots of new ones.

  15. the stories are very good but it would better if you write even brief and not only the history.

  16. jai siaram……..

  17. jai siarama..

  18. Wonderful are stories as the characters mentioned here above.Rama has been the idol of sadbhavna ,prem ,samanbhav.A true hero in all spheres ,a master dhanurdhar and a agayakari putra who stepped back on his word.
    SIYAVAR RAMA CHANDRA KI JAI!!!

  19. Shree ram jai ram jai jai Ram…..

  20. True great men have always done great deeds in a humble way !!

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  22. These are very nice stories


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