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Re: my pranams to one and all
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 06:01:33 PDT

On Date:    8/13/98 7:44 PM

Smt Kanaka wrote
 there anywhere an example of how a brother and sister's affection or
love should be .
Are we to accept the love of Ravana for Surpanaka , which lead to the
Rama Ravana yuddha  as an example?


     In my opinion, more than the affection Ravana had for Surpanaka it was the
     way in which Surpanaka explained about the beauty of Sita which made Ravana
     jealous and made him to do the Sita apharaNam.

     As the story goes, when Surpanaka told Ravana that Lakshmana had cut her
     nose off, Ravana was certainly enraged and he wanted to destroy Rama and
     Lakshmana just to prove his supremacy. However Surpanaka was not
     satisfied at this and hence she started describing the beauty of Sita,
     thus injecting the poison in the mind of Ravana.

     This was the cause of Ravana steathily going to Panchavati and
     kidnap(!!!) Sita to Lanka.

     So in my opinion it was not the affection of a brother and sister
     which was the cause for the great Rama Ravana yuddham.

     adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan

     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh