Mythology says there used be a person named Ram and his life history has been written as Ramayana. But, Who really is Ram?
Ram is not a single person. Ram is the quality of infinite goodness that is possible in every one of us. Ram is there, where there is no Ravan. Ravan is the manifestation of suppressed badness.
The song goes “Mann se Ravan jo nikale, Ram uske mann mein hain”
“The one who removes Ravan from his heart will have Ram in him”.
Again it is foolish to think Ram and Ravan are just persons. Ram and Ravan are personification of Good and Bad.
So how do you remove Ravan? By going to temple and Pray to the idol of Ram, offer him flowers, fruits and some money. Make prasad and distribute it to people who are dieting?
By watching your negative/bad thoughts that arise in your mind, without judging yourself, the thoughts move away from you like a cloud. What remains after that is a shining goodness. You can be a great person performing good deeds and helping people and all that, but it is useless if there are bad thoughts in you that you haven’t let go. They grow in you, in the back of your mind, suppressed and one day when Ram is sleeping, they rise in you with all its powers and bring out the Ten headed monstrous Ravan from you. Ram is needed here in all his greatness to slay this suppressed Ravan.
Let the bad thoughts get away from you, slowly and not allow the Ravan to grow. Ram is already there in your heart permanently, he will just shine freely when there is no Ravan in you.
Here is a more modern analogy – With Ravan, even 1TB of Ram will feel like 256MB, but without Ravan, even 1TB of Ram will feel like infinite TB of Ram 🙂