On this day, the 8 or August 2021, I wish to state what I feel is the essence of Hinduism.

Most Hindus rely on the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and it is regarded as a kind of Holy Book of the Hindus. Ramayana is often forgotten in the confusion.

But the essence of what a human being should be like in living one's life is what is important, not seeking justice per say as the Mahabharatta teaches us, namely to fight in the material world for our rights as perceived by those who feel that they have suffered injustices.

Injustice in the material world is a relative term. What one perceives as injustice is not what others perceive as injustice. They all have their points of view. So fighting against another human being for the sake of material welfare is a false narrative and causes more harm than good. It is certainly not to be taken to be the guiding light on which to conduct one's affairs.

I have realised from personal experience of resisting the defamation that I suffered from is that the way of life has to be perfect. One should approach the state of being of being like Ram in the epic the Ramayana. This is to fulfil one's duties to Creation that is the work of God, or Bhagawan. Duties and righteous actions must be truth-accommodating and based on the highest ideals of conduct and justification as if one is God Himself as Bhagwan. This is what is meant when we describe Rama as Maryada Purushottame Bhagwan Ram.

Maryada means dignity, the dignity that is attained when one conducts oneself perfectly in Creation. This means duties to one's parents throughout one's life, duties to the State that one lives under throughout one's life, duties to Nature in its biodiversity throughout one's life; all of which is based on self-sacrifice, that is sacrificing all one's desires, ego, wants, hopes, ambitions, missions, etc. One must take care, be hypersensitive in truth-accommodating. This requires knowledge and total awareness of ones circumstances as one traverses through Brahma-Nature, navigating one's path towards one's destiny that should only be determined by God, Sri Krishna.

Ram as I see it was Bhagwan Sri Krishna as an avatar or incarnation. The epic of Ramayana is ancient and from the Valmiki origin was duplicated in a serene manner in Sri Tulsi Das's Ram Charit Manas. It is full of duties and righteous actions that people looked up to Ram for from start to finish. Rama battled with Ravana in Sri Lanka to get his wife Sita back, as was his duty. And Sita was the ideal wife although aspersions have been cast against her that I do not fully know about. The epic of Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Bharata teaches us how to deal with one's adversaries, and go through one's life in pain and agony in the process.

For truth always pays dividends. One needs to seek the truth and find ways of accommodating the truth. The truth of the existence of God in our psyche that provides the scope to live like God in this material world of vyavaharika, the living reality. There can be no superior objective for when one worships God intensely every moment of the day then one is bestowed with inspiration to do what is necessary to live like a Maryada Purushottam Bhagwan Ram.

It is wrong to try and find out from the scriptures of the Bhagawad Gita what Krishna is like as the Supreme Almighty God. This is a false way of living. The scriptures can be very misleading: one must be one's own guru and learn from experimentation and discovery what one's life has been all about, and especially if it was all preordained and preorechestrated in the scheme of things. So like Ram, a human being as purushottama, we should worship God Sri Krishna in the most distanced manner not assuming anything about His intentions for one, just seeking one's own fate and destiny through truth-accommodation process of satya-advaita yoga, in which we are performing the ideal karma in sanatan dharma, like Ram performed and was in term celebrated when he returned from Lanka to his kingdom, and the fact has been marked with the Festival of Diwali in the Hindu calendar since time immemorial.


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