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Ramayana Quotes

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“Lord Ram gave Hanuman a quizzical look and said, "What are you, a monkey or a man?" Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, "When I do not know who I am, I serve You and when I do know who I am, You and I are One.”
Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas

R.K. Narayan
“I came in several times and spoke, but perhaps you were asleep when I thought you were awake.'
'You are very considerate to explain it this way,' Sugreeva said, 'but I was drunk”
R.K. Narayan, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

Samhita Arni
“War, in some ways, is merciful to men. It makes them heroes if they are the victors. If they are the vanquished - they do not live to see their homes taken, their wives widowed. But if you are a woman - you must live through defeat...”
Samhita Arni, Sita's Ramayana

“With the fire of acts, Ravana, is Heaven brilliant and Hell aflame.”
William Buck

“Shri Ram said: “Ever since I have been separated from you, Sita, everything to me has become its very reverse. The fresh and tender leaves on the trees look like tongues of fire; nights appear as dreadful as the night of final dissolution and the moon scorches like the sun. Beds of lotuses are like so many spears planted on the ground, while rain-clouds pour boiling oil as it were. Those that were friendly before, have now become tormenting; the cool, soft and fragrant breezes are now like the hissing serpent. One’s agony is assuaged to some extent even by speaking of it, but to whom shall I speak about it? For there is no one who will understand. The reality about the chord of love that binds you and me, dear, is known to my heart alone; and my heart ever abides with you. Know this to be the essence of my love.”
Tulsidas, Ramayana

Abhijit Naskar
“No text, being human creation, is free from flaws – it is the human mind that should be conscientious enough to accept their good elements and discard the bad ones.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Krishna Cancer

“Abandon pride, which is the same as Tamas-guna (darkness), rooted as it is in ignorance and is a source of considerable pain; and adore Lord Shri Rama, the Chief of the Raghus and an ocean of compassion.

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Tulsidas, Ramayana

“రామాయణం ఒక ఆడదాని ఏడుపు వల్ల జరిగింది, భారతం ఒక ఆడదాని నవ్వు వల్ల జరిగింది.”
Bharath Mamidoju

David Frawley
“No ancient story, not even Homer's Iliad or Odyssey, has remained as popular through the course of time. The story of Rama appears as old as civilization and has a fresh appeal for every generation.”
David Frawley, The Oracle of Rama: An Adaptation of Rama Ajna Prashna of Goswami Tulsidas; with commentary

“You can't protect Dharma if you don't know what it is.”
Vijay Singh Sodhi, The Rise of Rama

Chaitanya Charan Das
“A philosophically informed vision helps us respond to reversals intelligently, not Impulsively, so that we can act to mitigate the situation, not aggravate it.”
Chaitanya Charan Das, Wisdom from The Ramayana: On Life and Relationships

“Yama is that way. Oh Ravana, be gone, I am Kala...I am Time....I am Time...”
William Buck, Ramayana

“Gentle woman, as a man's deeds are good or evil so are the events which follow them, and which the man must face in their time.”
William Buck, Ramayana

“Especially in the midst of battle, when it would be easy to release the arrow that takes a life. That's when you have to be absolutely sure!”
Vijay Singh Sodhi, The Rise of Rama

Chaitanya Charan Das
“To remove thorns from the path of those who have filled our path with thorns - That is the summit of selfless love.”
Chaitanya Charan Das, Wisdom from The Ramayana: On Life and Relationships

Chaitanya Charan Das
“The Ramayana's message is not that we passively give in to Destiny, but that we gallantly stick to Duty.”
Chaitanya Charan Das, Wisdom from The Ramayana: On Life and Relationships

Chaitanya Charan Das
“Destiny is not arbitrary or inimical; it is orderly and reactional. It gives us reactions to our own past actions.”
Chaitanya Charan Das, Wisdom from The Ramayana: On Life and Relationships

Chaitanya Charan Das
“Emotions are the ornaments of life. But we need to choose the emotions that bring out our higher side, not our lower side.”
Chaitanya Charan Das, Wisdom from The Ramayana: On Life and Relationships

Nitya Prakash
“त्याग दी सब ख्वाहिशें, कुछ अलग करने के लिए, 'राम' ने खोया बहुत कुछ, 'श्री राम' बनने के लिए।”
Nitya Prakash

“Rama, as a stingy man cannot enter heaven with no good deeds beside him, so I cannot enter Fair Ayodhya alone!”
William Buck, Ramayana

Ashraf Karayath
“Sage Yajanvalkya's advice to King Janaka: "When everything in the world fails to support you, and when nobody is around to speak to you, you must depend on the illumination that comes from within. Only then will you realize that your Self is your light and your Self your strength, and that there is nothing except your Self when everything else in the world fails.”
Ashraf Karayath, Janaka and Ashtavakra: A Journey Beyond

Ashraf Karayath
“What roles do we human beings play when it comes to controlling our fates?”
Ashraf Karayath, Janaka and Ashtavakra: A Journey Beyond

Rishabh Dubey
“If we are to merely please and be afraid of Gods… what different are those Gods from these demons… who seek only pleasure and fear? - The Young Prince (DEV)”
Rishabh Dubey, DEV

Rishabh Dubey
“To defeat a demon in its sleep is just exploiting an opportunity. This is not a war of power. This is a war of honour… and it shall be fought with it. So, I have decided… if there’s a first soldier to step on the battlefield tomorrow… if there’s the first warrior to slay an enemy… the first braveheart to be wounded… or the first to be martyred in battle tomorrow… that soldier would have fought with honour… and that soldier would be me. - The God Prince (DEV)”
Rishabh Dubey, DEV

Rishabh Dubey
“Space has Galaxies and Planets which generally aren’t a rock’s throw distance from each other. Technically, they can be… considering everything in space is a rock to begin with.”
Rishabh Dubey, DEV

Rishabh Dubey
“I just happened to be at the right place at the right time… or the wrong… I don’t know… But it’s a skill I’m getting used to by now. -Dr. Matlee (DEV)”
Rishabh Dubey, DEV

“Bharata, do not think that I have no sympathy for you in this your predicament. I understand it fully. But, then, my child, no man is allowed to do as he pleases. Man has no freedom. Fate tosses him about in all directions. The game which Fate plays is unpredictable. Nothing lasts in this world. What has been gathered is scattered about. What was once at the top soon reaches the lowest position. Meetings only end in separations and, as for life, it only ends in death. Ripe fruits have but one fear, that of falling down. And even so, man has no fear other than death. Think of a house built sturdily with strong pillars. Even that, in course of time, becomes weak and ancient. Men too become old, lose their power of thinking and death claims them. The night which passes will never come back and the waters of the Yamuna which flow fast, when in flood, towards the sea, will never return. In this world, Bharata, just as the waters on the surface of the earth get less and less, dried constantly by the rays of the sun, man’s life also gets lessened day by day. Your life and mine are fast ebbing away. Think on the Lord, my child. Do not spend your time in the contemplation of another’s life. Death walks with us: and he accompanies us on the longest journey we undertake. The skin gets wrinkled. Hair grows white. Old age makes man weak and helpless. Man delights at the sight of the sun rising and again, the setting sun is pleasing to the eye. But man forgets that every sunrise and every sunset has lessened one’s life on earth by another day. The seasons come and go and each season has a charm of its own. But they come and when they go, they take with them large slices of our lives every time.

On the large expanse of the sea two pieces of wood come together. They float together for a while and then they are parted. Even so it is with man and his relationship with life, child, kinsmen, wealth and other possessions. Meetings end only in separation. It is the law of nature. No one is capable of altering the course of Fate. Weeping for one who is dead will not bring him back to life.”
Kamala Subramaniam, Ramayana