Episode 285 – Lord Rama cautions Lakshmana – “Control your anger”!!!


In the previous episode we had witnessed that Lakshmana returns to normal condition after the Sanjeevani herb takes effect in his body. This brings cheers to the entire Vaanara camp and all of them are up on their feet! Obviously Lord Rama is in tears of joy as he hugs his brother with all his love and affection for him! Eventually, Rama turns to Hanuman and acknowledges his great effort of bringing in the entire cliff containing the Sanjeevani herbs. Lord Rama does not mince his words to thank Hanuman for his selfless service!

As everybody settle down again, Lord Rama turns towards Lakshmana in a bit of anger. He has some strong words to be delivered to Lakshmana now. Lord Rama says to Lakshmana, “Oh Lakshmana! I know and understand that you are trying your best to protect me in all ways possible. However, you should remember that you don’t give any room for anger to take over. This is your weakness – You are extremely skilled and powerful, however, the anger in you pulls you down sometimes! If you get too much angry, you would lose your thinking ability! Indirectly you are giving in to Indrajith’s trap! He is trying to provoke you in every way possible and you should be aware of that! Why did you go and attack Indrajith without my permission? Don’t you know that Indrajith is an expert in luring people and killing them?”

Lord Rama continues, “Oh Lakshmana! If you had been dead, what answers would I give to Mother Sumithra, Mother Kaushalya and Mother Kaikeyi? What would I say to your wife Urmila? Did you think of all that? Hence from now onwards, each and every move of ours are important. We need to be extremely cautious. The moment Indrajith comes to know that you are alive again, he would surely plot something to lure both of us. You should use your “Viveka” (Wisdom) rather than getting carried away by your anger!”

What an important message for all of us – Controlling our anger is of prime importance in whatever we do in life! This particular episode in the Ramayana is only to illustrate this very important point of “Anger control”. Even in today’s life we are witnessing innumerable incidences wherein we are provoked and tempted to show out our anger and frustration. However, we should remember always that by getting angry at someone, we are falling into the enemy’s trap. The more we maintain our calmness, the more probability for us to succeed! We should always remember that it becomes very easy for the opposition to defeat us if we are angry, and it becomes extremely tough to defeat us if we maintain our calm! Hence let us ponder over this important point today and try to reflect upon our daily lives, to control our anger! 🙂

Moving on further, upon hearing from Lord Rama, Lakshmana realizes his fault and apologizes to his brother straightaway. Now, Rama and Lakshmana are back again to fight out the Raakshasaas. Sugriva, Hanuman, Jaambhavaan and Angadha are also up on their feet to fight out whoever comes next!

In the midst of all this, Ravana comes to know that Lakshmana is back to life and is ready again to fight. He is stunned! Indrajith has failed him again! His carelessness is going to cost Ravana dearly. Now that one of his most powerful persons, Kumbhakarna has been killed, whom is Ravana going to send next? Let us wait till the next episode to find out!

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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