Friday, August 7, 2015

The Ramayana

As the spiritual avatar of the Hindus, Rama encompassed a wider perspective of the continuum that makes up humanity, just as the other spiritual teachers from the six other major religions. They are the overview concept of their people and see a very broad perspective, so they can see things that others can't. That role creates a sense of judgment from others who are threatened by their greater understanding, which breeds conflict. The spiritual avatars started a spiritual movement--a new religion-and many people rely on the old structure for their security and support.

Now to Rama and Sita... and Ravana.

Rama and Sita are known as the perfect couple, but that does not mean they were perfect people. It means they were perfect for each other. They were lifepartners, which functions on a higher level than romantic attachments, which eventually turn into genocides because the two people have different goals. Lifepartnerships have the same goals, so both work together, and how they work together is that each has a vocation and an avocation, and one's vocation is the other's avocation, so they mentor each other.

Imagine how jealous it makes those who have not yet established their vocation or found their avocation. Women must be responsible for their own financial support, and first must understand what their talents and gifts are so they are willing to put their efforts into creating a business. Men who have made the wrong choices, based on romantic attachments, can be jealous. They have not been inclined to defend their family because their heart lies somewhere else, which triggers fears within their family and tears it apart, and envious of the man who seems to have more in his life.

In the epic story of the Ramayana, Ravana abducted Sita, and Rama came to rescue Sita, waging a great battle, but afterwards, Rama never trusted Sita again.

Hinduism addresses the security segment of the planning process, so imagine that this odd triangle was created, all based on a sense of judgment.

As you create your life, you must find your lifepartner, too, and will most likely deal with the same issues that Rama and Sita did. You may play any of the roles, but you must pass this test of security before you want move forward to create the life you want.

We think of the avatars as Sons of our Creator, but we are all Sons and Daughters of our Creator. They just came before us and demonstrated the tests that we must pass also. As we go around the year cycle, we learn the principles of each of the tests, which makes it easier for us to pass the test when the time comes.