Who is Ram?

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 RamΒ  πŸ™‚


15 thoughts on “Who is Ram?

  1. Hmm I refuse to believe that “Ram is there, where there is no Ravan”
    I believe that neither Ram was entirely good nor Ravan was entirely bad…Every person has shades of grey. Even gods and even Rakshas.

    1. Go beyond the Personalities, Reema. I wasn’t trying to describe the mythological characters of Ram and Ravan. I am only stating the relevance to the modern day, everything else is just story that may or may not have occured in the past, not needed now.

  2. Your comparison with modern day terminologies is interesting. πŸ™‚
    But man, wasn’t Ravan too good in certain ways?
    Like he was damn intelligent and used all his ‘awesome’ administrative skills to fight with Ram. Though he did lose and his cause was also not nobel.
    Ram became god because he could prove himself against Ravan. That is to say, that Ravan himself was a benchmark.

    1. Intelligence and skills are not Goodness. They are just that – Intelligence and skills. How you use it, makes you what you are. Hitler was intelligent too and so was Gandhi. See the difference.

      Simple explanation is Ravan is suppressed badness, even though he had the good things that you described.
      Ram had reached infinite goodness later in his life that is beyond the normal good and bad that you would call it, by removing the Ravans in his life. Unconditional goodness, being good to anyone without judging.

  3. That was very nice analysis and I agree with you on going on above the characters, and looking deep into what Ram & Ravan have come to mean. Looking into yourself, and trying to cleanse out the dirt in your thoughts & deeds – isn’t this the first step to achieve self realization?

    1. Well said A-Kay, that is the first step, cleansing our thoughts. But there is a step 0, accepting that our so called acquired knowledge is not full, is not everything, Accepting that there are bad thoughts in us. Accepting that there is more to it than what you just see and read about.

      And of course, we have to see more,what is behind the mythological stories. The stories are just clues to the reality, the truth. Analysing the characters in the story is futile brain work. Knowing the true meaning behind them shows us the door to pure knowledge.

      1. Completely agree with you. I think most of these mythological stories should not be taken at face value, but they are filled with symbolism, which if we care (and have the patience) to decipher teaches us lot more than the stories.

        Totally agree with on Step 0, if we don’t accept that what we know is not complete, there is no way we can even begin the path to self-realization.

  4. My God ! What a TB of an example ! That bark was far more than any bite Ram could have ever conjured. Or ask for ! For that matter !

    Superb ! Seems to be a high Tech Ram !

  5. I have never heard of Ram and I believe this to be a very well explained synopsis of Ram & for the matter Ravan.
    Well done.

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