Day 6 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Fate
To Mithila the trio came
Sita's Swayamvar to attend
Citizen's in awe of Rama's fame
To Sita they did tell
Sita wondered why his name
Quickened her beating heart
Perhaps this meeting was her fate
Was he her life counterpart?
Swayamvar - practice in ancient India of choosing a husband, from among a list of suitors, by a girl of marriageable age (from Wikipedia)
Having completed their education, Vishwamitra had one more task to complete - to unite Rama and Sita. So to the court of King Janak in Mithila they arrived as was destined.
By now Rama had grown into adulthood and was a handsome, well rounded young man. Many battles the young prince had taken part in and won, he had learned the consequences of anger and the need to forgive (this is through the freeing of Ahalya and Gautam Maharishi). He had earned the right to be a protector and in observing his father King Dashrath interact with his mother Queen Kaushalya and his other queens, he had also gleaned the highs and lows of marriage. Contrary to belief that Rama and Sita were very young when they married, my instinct tells me they were young adults, mature and responsible.
Sita had a knowing, a great faith, that her prayers to Lord Vishnu to grace her halls and be the one for her would be answered. Instinctively she felt that inner bond with Him and believed that her fate lay in an association with Divinity.
Though we may act independently and look separated, we are in fact all connected by invisible strands of energy. Sita was instinctively tapping into Lord Vishnu's energy (as Rama). The eternal bonds between us are never broken. But we have forgotten how to tap into and trust our instincts. We have forgotten to connect to that Divine place that Sita instinctively reached.
The meeting of Sita and Rama was fated and circumstances were created for their meeting. What is fated cannot be escaped. Divine love for us is also fated. We have just forgotten that. We have chosen to believe that Divine love is selectively given. It is not, it is there for us constantly.
I often hear people say "God helps those who help themselves". Do you really think we would have an all loving God who would play favourites? God loves us all equally and helps all us constantly. However whether we choose to accept His love and help and act on it, is purely our choice.
Is love in the air for Sita? And what of Rama? Check out tomorrow's post.
Love is in the air. May we always feel that Divine love and know that it is fated, it is there for us constantly.
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Written for: AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge
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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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