Episode 51 – Sage Vishwaamithra tries to convince king Dasharata further!

In the previous episode we witnessed that Sage Vishwamithra asks king Dasharata to send his eldest son, Rama along with him to the forest so as to protect the “Yaaga” that he is supposed to perform. When he sees king Dasharata in a state of shock after his request, he tries to convince him byContinue reading “Episode 51 – Sage Vishwaamithra tries to convince king Dasharata further!”

Episode 50 – Sage Vishwaamithra tries to convince King Dasharata

In the previous two episodes we have been witnessing that Sage Vishwaamithra enters Ayodhya at a time when king Dasharata was pondering over with his ministers about the marriage plans of his four sons. Upon the arrival of the great Sage, king Dasharata is extremely happy and welcomes him inside the palace. Sage Vishwaamithra explainsContinue reading “Episode 50 – Sage Vishwaamithra tries to convince King Dasharata”

Epsiode 49 –Sage Vishwaamithra’s request beautifully portrayed by Valmiki Maharishi!

In the previous episode we witnessed the arrival of Sage Vishwaamithra at Ayodhya and meeting king Dasharata, and king Dasharata was extremely happy in receiving the great sage. Upon giving Sage Vishwaamithra all the due respects, king Dasharata promises that he would offer anything according to the Sage’s wish! What did Sage Vishwaamithra ask for?Continue reading “Epsiode 49 –Sage Vishwaamithra’s request beautifully portrayed by Valmiki Maharishi!”

Episode 48 – Sage Vishwaamithra asks Dasharata for Rama – Significance of “Donation”

In the previous episode we witnessed the beautiful explanation given by Valmiki Maharishi on the occasion of the arrival of the great Sage Vishwaamithra at Ayodhya. The moment king Dasharata comes to know that Sage Vishwaamithra as arrived, he immediately runs to the entrance of his palace with utter joy and happiness and welcomes theContinue reading “Episode 48 – Sage Vishwaamithra asks Dasharata for Rama – Significance of “Donation””

Episode 47 – Sage Vishwaamithra enters Ayodhya!!

Till the previous episode we have seen the purposes of birth of the four brothers. Rama was born in this world so as to restore the “Dharma” (Righteousness), Lakshmana was born to teach a form of Bhakthi (Devotion) called “Seshathvam”, Bharata was born to teach another form of Bhakthi called “Paarathanthriyam” and Shathrugna was bornContinue reading “Episode 47 – Sage Vishwaamithra enters Ayodhya!!”

Episode 46 – “Paarathanthriyam” – A more refined form of Bhakthi?

In the last couple of episodes we discussed in detail, the two major forms of “Bhakthi” (Devotion) that are stressed upon in the Valmiki Ramayana. The first form of “Bhakthi” is being a blind follower of Bhagawan and being totally engrossed into the service (Seva) to the Lord and this is called “Seshathvam”. The secondContinue reading “Episode 46 – “Paarathanthriyam” – A more refined form of Bhakthi?”

Episode 45 – The second form of Bhakthi as per Valmiki Ramayana – “Paarathanthriyam”

In the previous episode, we discussed the deeper meaning of “Seshathvam”, a very important form of Bhakthi, and it’s applicability to modern day life. In the course of the discussion we also saw one of the main reasons why people today suffer from mental depression. We discussed the significance of giving equal priority to bothContinue reading “Episode 45 – The second form of Bhakthi as per Valmiki Ramayana – “Paarathanthriyam””

Episode 44 – An extended discussion on “Seshathvam” – Why do many people suffer from mental depression today?

In the previous episode, we started to look into the main purposes of the birth of the four brothers – Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna, and in the course of yesterday’s discussion we saw the significance of Lord Rama and Lakshmana’s birth. In a nutshell, Lord Rama’s purpose behind taking birth at Ayodhya was toContinue reading “Episode 44 – An extended discussion on “Seshathvam” – Why do many people suffer from mental depression today?”

Episode 43 – Two main forms of “Bhakthi” as described in Valmiki Ramayana – The form of “Seshathvam”

In the previous episode we witnessed that Lord Rama along with his three brothers took birth at Ayodhya as the sons of King Dasharata. In that course we discussed a very important significance of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Rama. Also, towards the end of the last episode we witnessed quicklyContinue reading “Episode 43 – Two main forms of “Bhakthi” as described in Valmiki Ramayana – The form of “Seshathvam””

Episode 42 – Rama at the “Gurukula” of Sage Vasishtaacharya!

In the previous episode we had seen that King Dasharata was blessed with four sons and the naming ceremony for the newborns were held in grand fashion at Ayodhya. The babies were named “Rama”, “Lakshmana”, “Bharata” and “Shathrughna” by Sage Vasishtacharya, the “Kula Guru” of the entire Ikshvaaku Dynasty. Hence, with the request of theContinue reading “Episode 42 – Rama at the “Gurukula” of Sage Vasishtaacharya!”