Saturday, April 18, 2015

Love is in the Air - Protector



Day 16 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Protector


Forest life largely peaceful
The three made it their home
The wicked should be fearful
With Rama and Lakshman on the roam

Many disturbances often deadly
Rama destroyed them made the forest safe
Lakshman ever watchful and ready
By Rama's side his only place


So why did Lakshman choose to go with them?  Without Rama at the palace, Lakshman's importance would increase as it was Lakshman who accompanied Rama when Vishwamitra took them to continue their education and Lakshman had learned all that Rama had. And then there was Urmilla his wife to think of.

But Lakshman was prepared to sacrifice everything for Rama. He loved Rama with all his heart and soul. He simply could not imagine life without Rama. And he had the perfect counterpart in Urmilla who was the epitome of understanding. Her deep love for Lakshman would never question his decision and she would always stand by his side in the larger interests of others.

But most important of all, Lakshman's purpose on Earth was to assist the Lord. Lakshman was not only Rama's younger brother and devoted in serving him, but also his confidante, his wise counsel and when necessary also his protector. Lakshman took care of the dangers of the forest when Rama and Sita spent their personal time together or when Rama needed a rest after many battles.

Lakshman and Urmilla are true examples of selfless love and understanding who sacrificed their personal lives for the good of others. Urmilla loved her sister Sita dearly and served both Sumitra (her mother-in-law) and Kaushalya (Sita's mother-in-law) with love and care.

And Rama loved them dearly too. Urmilla gave him peace of mind that his mothers Kaushalya and Sumitra would be taken care of by Urmilla. His kingdom would be looked after well by Bharat in his absence and Shatrughan his younger half brother and Lakshman's twin would protect his kingdom until his return.

Even though Kaikeyi hatched the plot for Bharat to be king, Bharat loved Rama so dearly that he refused the kingdom and instead administered it at Rama's request until his return.

But Sita and Lakshman were his dearest. Sita was his cosmic breath, his power and strength, and Lakshman was his armour.

Rama needed them all in his earthly incarnation to bring peace on Earth. Rama started that process by bringing peace to the forest and protecting all who lived in it (creatures great and small) by ending the reign of many evil influences.

But did Did Rama and Sita's love blossom in the forest?  That story brought by the letter Q.

Love is in the air.  May you find love in many forms and may all your relationships be loving and understanding  like Sita and Rama's, like Lakshman and Urmilla's, like Rama and Lakshman's, like Sita and Urmilla's.


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Check my previous posts in this series

Written for:  AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015
And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many bloggers

The Ramayana is a historical chronicle of events during the life of Lord Rama in an ancient time in a land called Bharatvarsh a part of which is now modern day India. 

This year's theme was given to me through meditation. But more than just a theme I was also asked to write this from the perspective of Divine love and not just a recounting of the events as they took place. Hence the essence of my posts is "Love is in the air".

The individual theme and tone of my verses are also given to me. And I try to convey what Spirit wants to say through my poetry and prose. In essence, I only transcribe what is given to me, the author of these posts is my soul, the Universe, God and Goddess.


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26 comments:

  1. In the Ramayan we can read about love, which can be selfless, possessive and many more of its shades. At times such qualities are difficult for us to practise but we can at least try...

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    1. So true Archana. Thanks for reading my post and commenting.

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  2. The line that caught my attention in this is 'Lakshman's purpose on Earth was to serve his Lord'. How true...if only each of us could identify our purpose on Earth and fulfil it, each soul wold be happier.

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    1. Thanks Nisha. I think your passions are definitely on the path to your life purpose. Follow it with faith and trust.

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  3. Urmila and Lakshman were the unsung heroes in this epic tale. Loved your post,like always.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. So true, Lakshman and Urmila played such a crucial role in the epic.

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  4. Urmila was the epitome of sacrifice. I would love to read more about her feelings. These posts are so wonderful Suzy. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Parul. Urmila is one of my favourite characters in the Ramayana. There is just such a sweetness about her.

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  5. A beautiful example of brotherly love. Even the greatest of heroes need their trusted lieutenants to stand by them.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia and well said. No one can do it alone.

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  6. To give your life completely to someone else, or for someone else... I guess it is selfless unconditional love - where you love without expecting anything back - just to good to others..Its very inspirational:-) Beautiful read, Suzy:-)

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    1. Thanks Eli. yes both Urmila and Lakshman gave with no expectations, just pure love.

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  7. Lovely post about Lakshman playing Rama's Protector. Beautifully penned Suzy :)
    You are welcome to check my a-z posts here: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Sundari. It/s a perspective that's often missed.

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  8. You write so beautifully. You have analyzed Ramayana in depth. That is some selfless love and bond between all four.

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    1. Thanks Janu. That's such a nice compliment. Yes, all 4 brothers and all 4 sisters were examples of selfless love.

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  9. So much goodness in Lakshman and Bharat. I love reading these stories again :)

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  10. Rama and Lakshmana - the ideal brothers :-)

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  11. Beautifully written piece on the pure bond of love:)

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  12. Lovely verses there! Lakshman and Urmilla are truly epitome of selfless love!

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  13. Lovely post, Suzy. The sacrifice of Ram & Sita (in giving up their kingdom) is spoken about a lot. However, the role Lakshman & Urmila played is often not given as much attention/importance. In this post, you did justice to their sacrifice and unconditional love.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  14. Such amazing devotion as displayed by Lakshman and Urmila is rare in modern times. Wonderful story!

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