Inducing intention into passive consciousness

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana


धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि
पौरुषे च अप्रतिद्वन्द: शरैनं जहि रावणिं 

प्रत्यक्ष गद्यार्थ =  हे शर: यदि  दाशरथि: राम: धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्ध: च पौरुषे अप्रतिद्वन्द्व: चास्ति , तर्हि एनम् रावणिं जहि |

Context : At the end of 3 days (and nights) battle between Lakshmana and Indrajith, just when all divine weapons of Lakshmana seems to be  neutralized by equally potent counterparts by Indrajith, he invokes this covenant on an already powerful Aindraasthra (arrow with destructive powers of Indra/personification of electricity).

This is a wonderful sloka with multiple meanings, as viewed from perspective (or spiritual state) of the reader. Most relevant in age of Kali when all efforts to maintain order in mind and the world seems to fail, and men need help from supreme consciousness even to moderately follow Dharma.

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