Sunday, January 23, 2022

Omnipresent Omnipotent Ram

What an unprecedented piece of world history it was – the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan! Never before in the history of modern civilisation an aboriginal society has been able to come back to reinstate its lost cultural symbolism in a constitutional resolve by a democratic government, while projecting a peaceful and prosperous future for the nation.

PM Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to all Indians from the dias of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan “Lord Rama has taught us how to fulfil our duties. He also taught us how to face challenges and how to seek and attain knowledge. The Ram Mandir should be built with bricks of love, respect & brotherhood. We need to keep in mind that the humanity could progress whenever it kept its faith in Lord Rama, and that it moved towards destruction, whenever it swept away from Lord Rama. We need to respect the sentiments of all. We need to be together, progress together & trust one another. We need to develop a confident and self reliant India with the help of our efforts and resolution.”

As the temple building is taking shape physically in Ayodhya, each Indian is ought to construct a temple in heart which fills one’s personality with strength of character and love for all. History of Mauritius vividly shows us the strength of shaping up one’s life in Ram’s love and devotion. The only hope for the Girmitiya community, group of starving bonded labour brought from Avadhi and Bhojpur speaking India to this African Island nation, was Ramayana i.e. Tulsidas’ RamCharitManas.

Even when subjected to harsh and horrible living conditions, even worse than bonded labours brought from Africa, Girmitiya kept the faith in Ram. Heart wrenching working conditions could not break their spirit to do Bhajans and Satsang ( prayers and story telling) in the evening and somehow get their children literate. The resulting change of power equations is a marvellous piece of history of this Island Nation which allowed landless, penniless bonded labour class brought throughout 1834 to 1920 to rule the state today. This should inspire everyone to have faith in Ram and keep working to build a prosperous and large-hearted future for oneself and generations to come. A life based on HIS Name, HIS Work – a life inspired by Ram!


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