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Re: Rama's treatment of Sita

From: Shashikanth Hosur (shashi_at_kbsdec2.tamu.edu)
Date: Wed Jan 17 1996 - 18:49:11 PST

On Wed, 17 Jan 1996, Mani Varadarajan wrote:

> To say that Rama was acting in character as a purely rational
> being is also not correct.  After Sita's abduction, Rama was often
> depressed to the point of being suicidal.  He wept deeply at the
> loss of his love, and displayed emotions that any normal, righteous
> human would.

> Mani
Namaskaram
	I am not so as to comment on this issues but these are some of 
my owm opinions on which all are welcome to comment.
Regarding ramayana I am of strong belief that the behaviour of Rama as a 
human being casts a doubt about his divinity.
But In his talks Ramana Maharshi says that the actions of person who has 
realised his self may seem ordinary but he beyond them.  As with respect 
to Rama's behaviour as common man, he has acted as human do in such 
conditions.  As respect to his treatment towards Mother Sita, I feel that 
we cannot comdemn it without the complete knowledge and understanding of 
the scriptures.  I think it is also valid to raise the question that is 
it correct for draupadi to marry five brothers? This questionable in our 
society where the wife of brother is equivalent to a Mother.  
But this doubt can be clarified by a person who is well versed in the 
scriptures.  I had this question cleared from a great learned pundit who 
answered this question on a Telivision interview.

with love
shashi
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