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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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