‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So,
Rama means the Light Within Me..
Rama was born to Dasharath & Kousalya.
Dasharath means ‘Ten Chariots’..
The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs & five organs of action..
Kousalya means ‘Skill’..
The skillful rider of the ten chariots can give birth to Ram..
When the ten chariots are used skillfully,
Radiance is born within..
Rama was born in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya means ‘a place where no war can happen’..
When There Is No Conflict In Our Mind, Then The Radiance Can Dawn..
The Ramayana is not just a story which happened long ago..
It has a philosophical, spiritual significance and a deep truth in it..
It is said that the Ramayana is happening in Your Own Body.
Your Soul is Rama,
Your Mind is Sita,
Your Breath or Life-Force (Prana) is Hanuman,
Your Awareness is Laxmana and
Your Ego is Ravana..
When the Mind (Sita),is stolen by the Ego (Ravana), then the Soul (Rama) gets Restless..
Now the SOUL (Rama) cannot reach the Mind (Sita) on its own..
It has to take the help of the Breath – the Prana (Hanuman) by Being In Awareness(Laxmana)
With the help of the Prana (Hanuman), & Awareness(Laxmana),
The Mind (Sita) got reunited with The Soul (Rama) and The Ego (Ravana) died/ vanished..
In reality Ramayana is an eternal phenomenon happening all the time.