VITZ Self-esteem is a deeply secular concept, and not one with which Christians should be particularly involved.
Its evident from the facts that Sir Rama was not only an Indian legend but a global phenomenon. There can be nothing more shameful than living in India and yet denigrating one of its greatest role models. Kindly read and circulate widely on eve of the Ayodhya judgement: Nowadays, the issue of Ramsetu is highly talked about by many people.
The government filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court which clearly denies the historical existence of Shri Rama on this earth. However, the strong opposing political parties, and other Hindu activists forced that the givernment withdrew the affidavit.
Some Hindu organizations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad, claim that posing questions relating to the existence of Rama cannot be simply answered by scientific or historical data.
Therefore, no government or any other party can deny the existence of Rama. Nevertheless, they were supported from unexpected quarters like the Hurriyat conference from Kashmir.
Hurriayat also claimed that scientific or historical evidence is not the yardstick to judge various issues related to religion.
Hence, whether Rama existed or not cannot be decided on basis of scientific or historical findings. This is basically associated with religious sentiments of millions of people around the world, and therefore the interference of any government or political party is undesired.
As of now, many scientists, based on astronomical data, have propounded that Rama existed around BC. In such a perplexing situation it becomes very difficult for common masses to arrive at any conclusive view regarding the existence of Rama.
Hence, we have to first analyze various facts regarding Rama, and his epic, Ramayana, before arriving on any final verdict. Maharishi Valmiki, in order to guide the future generations, decided to write a historical epic that can help everyone follow a path of morality and righteousness.
He ended up in a dilemma regarding this issue. Later on, he consulted Narada Muni, who in return suggested him to write about Rama, the son of Dasratha, who was born in the clan of Raghu.
Similarly, Mahakavi Kalidas wrote Raghuvansham. This book throws light on the lineage of Raghu, and also states various kings who ruled after Rama. In present times various books dealing with stories of Rama are prevalent in India and around the world. We will throw light on this issue in the latter part of this article.
Before dwelling onto this point, we have to understand that our great Maharishies have systematically divided the period of shristi into Manvantars.
Each Manvantar is further divided into chaturyugis. Each chaturyugis consist of Krita satyugatraita, dwapar, and kaliyuga. The present Manvantar is Vaivast Manvantar. So far, twenty-seven chaturyugies have already been passed. Right now, it is the 28th chaturyugi, and we are still in the first charan period of this chaturyugi.
It is a well-known fact that Rama was born during the latter part of traita.
Hence, if we assume that Rama was born in the present chaturyugi, then it means that he was born at least 1, years ago. The period of his birth will probably be more than this. However, Vayu purana provides us the correct chronological period of Ramayana. Hence, we can easily conclude that the period of Rama in the time scale is at leastto 8, years.
This particular view is also supported by the fact that when Hanuman travelled to Shri Lanka in the search of Sita, over there he saw elephants having four teeth.
When the two brothers returned to Ayodhya from their maternal home, they crossed many places covered by snow, and were also dressed up in clothes made of wool. Now, the location in which this episode took place is yet to be ascertained. So, those who claim that Rama is only a mythological character have been proven wrong since we have provided them with so much evidence in this article.
We will also establish that before the advent of Christianity and Islam, Rama was revered throughout the world as an international cult figure. The Deccan Herald, on 15th Decemberon its front page gave the news in which it stated that a story relating to Ramayana was published in Elista, capital city of Kalmyk, in Russia.
The news further stated that various legends of Ramayana were popular among people of Kalmyk. Many versions of Ramayana are already stored in the libraries of Kalmyk.
The news clearly stated that legends of Ramayana were extremely popular since time immemorial. Domodin Suren, a Russian writer, has mentioned various legends that were popular among Mongolian and Kalmyk people.
This book deals with various legends popular along the Coast of Volga River, and its manuscript is in the Kalmyk language. Last, but not the least, in Leningrad, a great number of books dealing with stories of Ramayana are still available and preserved even today in Russian and Mongolian languages.In later life, self-esteem can be undermined by ill health, negative life events such as losing a job or getting divorced, deficient or frustrating relationships, and a general sense of lack of.
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