Let us follow Shree Rama's Footsteps !!!25/12/2008 15:13:53 Krishnadaya
Hare Krishna ! Dear Devotees,
In the *Ayodhyakandam* chapter of Sreemad Ramayanam , king Dasaratha reviews the characteristics of son Shree Rama to verify his eligibility to the post of Crown Prince.
In the outset itself it is seen that , Shree Rama shines with unlimited supreme qualities and he is adored by Citizens as the embodiment of their LIFE . King Dasaratha observes the following major characteristics of his son :
Formal education in the Vedas , Shastras and Martial arts from qualified Gurus - Well trained by Rishis , the masters and custodians of the Vedas - Never forgets the attained Knowledge .
Pure Bhakthi-Yoga , strong basics and steady mind .
Memorized all vedic scriptural injunctions ; strictly follows it in day-to-day life. And interprets it very well to others .
No irrelevant talk , laziness , jealousy or unnecessary anger .
Diligently follows the virtuous path of His noble Ancestors . Is the *Crown-jewel* and Role Model of the famous clan ( Surya-Vamsa) .
In war strategy , better than His famous Father .
Self satisfied with perfect moral conduct .
Fulfils promises given by Him .
Possesses brilliant Ideas and superb Logic .
Knows that , only from Vedic *Dharma* the four *Purusharthas* could be attained.
Humble in front of the noble Persons .
Knows very well , how to keep the secrets. The undertaken tasks are kept confidential from the eyes of others until it's successful conclusion.
Has reliable well wishers . Knows well how and when to seek their service.
Aware about the difference in the characters of individuals . Knows that the weaknesses of self , others too have weaknesses .
If desires to have friendship with a particular person , he is verified thoroughly prior to accepting him as a close friend . Respects suchchosen friends .
Superb ability to spot and accept Vedic authorities from various places ; and protecting them to promote Vedic dharma .
Expert in crushing the wicked enemies of dharma , at the first opportunity itself .
Skilful in earning wealth through *dharmic* means . Knows well when to exercise strict control over the wealth . Expertise in dividing the country's income and expense correctly in the right proportion . Spends justifiably for everyone .
Lives happily according to vedic *Dharma* and *Artha* . Never waivers from *Sva-dharma* ( prescribed duties) . Totally unninterested in forbidden pleasures.
Skilful in playing music instruments , to live with joy .
Technical knowledge of sculpturing .
Expertise in riding horses and elephants .
Never humiliates devotees and servants .
Knows well where to show anger and never hesitates where it is required .
Absolutely unselfish .
Maharishi Valmiki states in Sreemad Ramayaneeyam that Shree Rama is the abode of all above supreme attributes . Maharishi urges all to follow the footsteps of Shree Rama.
Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya !!!!