It is often said that Rama followed dharma at all times. This is not the correct way of describing Him. He did not merely follow dharma; He was Dharma. What He thought, spoke and did was dharma, is the dharma forever. The recitation of Ramayana verses or listening to the exposition of these verses must transform a person into an embodiment of dharma. His every word, thought and deed must exemplify that ideal. Sraddha (steady faith) in Rama, Ramayana and oneself is essential for success. And for what end? To become good and help others to unfold their goodness.
- Baba -