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Dusshara – 2

Let us burn the vices of Ravan and embed values of Ram within us…

Let the Ram within, win today and from today onwards forever…

Let us all prepare to welcome Ram into our lives and accept our limitations as Good Humans…

The day of “Seemolanghan” (सीम्मोलंघन). It literally means to cross the borders. Not the borders drawn on the maps but the borders drawn in our society and in our minds.

Biggest border in our life is

I Can’t Do“.

Next is

I Can’t Accept“.

And the last is

I Cannot Change“.

We have set these limitations in our lives and live with them. Today is the day to remember that “I CAN”. Let us all recall, remember and understand that Bhagwaan Ram had Vaanar’s to fight on his behalf. Vaanar means the one who is not sure about being Human. Ram took them together, revived their spirit and fought with their help to win the war. We all are like the Vaanars. Let us recognise the Ram within. The day we shed our inhibitions, we too will win the war.

Let us all remember, recite and learn the Shlok given below. It talks about the Surya. The problems he has and yet how He keeps on working.
रथस्येकं चक्रं भुजगयमित सप्ततुरङ्गः

निरालम्बो मार्गह चरनरहितह् सारथिरपि।
रविर्यर्तेवन्त्यं प्रतिदिनंमुपरस्य नरभस्यः

क्रियसिद्धि सत्वे भवति महतां नोपकरणे ।।

(The sun in the sky travels everyday with all odds against him, like a chariot with one wheel, seven horses trod by serpents and the driver without legs. Great people don’t depend on their accessories. They achieve their goal by their spirit and determination)

Let us all remember that it is the spirit within which keeps us going. So on this Dusshara, let us pray to God that He removes this vice of “I Can’t Do” from our lives and lead us to the light of “I Can Do“.

Second I cannot accept. Can we imagine ourselves accepting our own enemy? No we dont. We dont even accept our own, if they do wrong to us. But when we study Ram’s life, we learn to accept. He not only accepted the self doubting Vanars but also the brother of his enemy, Vibhishan. He accepted him with full faith and crowned him the King of Lanka, the day He accepted him.  If He can, can we not?

I would say let us begin with accepting our small mistakes in life. Let us begin by accepting the vices within us. Let us accept the people as they are and not what we like them to be. I know it’s difficult but it’s a border which we need to cross in our lives. We need to crossover from I cannot accept to I can accept. Let us keep Bhagwaan Ram as our ideal.

Last is I cannot change. We talk about it next time.

Wishing you and everyone in your family and friends a very Happy Dusshara…

सोनं घ्या आणि सोण्यासारखे व्हा व रहा…

शुभ दशहरा।

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

8 thoughts on “Dusshara – 2

  1. पता हैं, 
    वानर सबसे अनुशासनहीन जंतुओं में से एक हैं, एकदम अल्हड़ मिज़ाजी और सेना सर्वाधिक अनुशासन चाहती है। कहने को तो इन दोनों बातों में कोई समानता या संश्रय नही दिखता !!

    पर जब मैं वानरों को उधम करते देखता हूँ तो श्री राम में मेरी आस्था और प्रगाढ़ हो जाती है। वह कितने क्षमतावान नेतृत्वकर्ता हैं कि वानरों की सेना बना लेते हैं !!

    फ़िर यही श्रीराम हैं जो विजयश्री प्राप्त करते हैं….

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