“I (Ram) did not fight this war for you (Sita) but for the respect of my lineage. As ghee licked by a dog is not fit for eating, you Sita, are not fit for me."
Is Vikas Divyakirti statement is found in Valmiki Ramayana?
Jai Sri Hari. The Valmiki Ramayan has no such references. I have read the translation by Ramesh Menon. I previously had questions about the Ramayana, especially Ma Sita's abandonment. On Ram Navami, which fell during NavDurga Sadhana, Swamiji gave a small talk on the birth of Sri Ram. When I saw the tenderness and absolute love with which he talked about him, all my questions left me. He described the birth of Rama and how when Ma Kaushlaya saw his divine Swaroop, she begged him to become a child again. While he said all this, Matarani sat near him, and she was beaming and teary. The mother and son bond between Ma Kaushalya and Lord Rama was mirrored in Matranai and Swami's interaction at that moment. After that moment, I never had any questions about Ramayana.
The best way to kill a culture is to smear its heroes and gods. Since we are a tolerant race and our scriptures are open to interpretation, we are especially vulnerable to it. Now I don't analyze the Ramayana. Simply soaking in Rama bhakti using Ramcharitmanas is the best way.
This video is a good starting point if you are interested in how scholars have challenged the Uttar Ramayana. I have personally set a simple benchmark. If it's not something my Swami would ever say to someone, Lord Rama could not have possibly said it.
Remember, Ma Sita is the mother to the whole universe. When he speaks of her, he speaks of the Devi. How is such a statement even possible?
"you Sita, are not fit for me."
Lord Rama told this because she is not mother Sita, she is chaya(shadow) sita, which devas created, you can refer to Swamiji discourse Bhagavat Katha and bannanje govindacharya in his books(Kannada language) also told the same thing.
Ram.. I believe a lot in Hanuman Ji. Yet, I wasn't praying to Lord Ram. I knew of the devotion of Lord Hanuman to Lord Ram, but this wasn't something I noticed. For me, it was always Lord Hanuman.
Your question isn't a coincidence. In a world of hypocrisy, conspiracy theories and constant bashing against the Sanatan Dharma, I also fell prey to doubts. Yet, I was too busy to earn my daily bread to dwell on all that. Quite recently, I caught myself chanting "Ram. Ram, Ram.." over and over again. I felt that I was going to die, thus my consciousness was going haywire.
I also thought that I might have listened to some bhajan. I wasn't chanting mindfully; I am guilty of that. But why was the chanting occurring? I felt an incredible warmth around my chest every time. This is how I noticed the chanting.
I can't imagine Lord Ram crossing the land and ocean to find his wife. Then spurning her just like that. My faith is strong. We are a parcel of divine energy. Our internal voice is ever strong. Does yours have doubts? Ask it again. Deep down Lord Ram is filling your heart with boundless love.
Let go and breathe in the real you
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