greatness of Sri Rama's life is that it is an intensely human story, where the Lord had
assumed the human form, and shown us the correct path of rectitude which we should adopt
in the day to day conduct of our lives.
its sacred appeal, Sri Rama as a human being has an unique appeal, in which his character
as an ordinary mortal with an uncompromising adherence to the correct code of conduct at
the cost of anything that may happen to him, serves as a beacon light of guidance for us.
The reactions of Sri Rama to any set of circumstances,
whether they be prosper- ous or adverse, are themselves a guide of conduct for ourselves
in our human inter- relations.
The character of Sri Rama progresses stage by stage as the
story of Sri Rama unveils itself.
The brotherly affection of Lakshmana to Rama, the fidelity of
Sita to Rama, and the adherence to his father's word of honor by Rama, even at the cost of
his own king- dom, and his adherence to the great Dharma of a true warrior in war fare,
where he would not kill his enemy Ravana when he was dis-armed, but asked him to go and
come the next day fully prepared and armed, his adherence to the demands of social customs
so that even Sita herself had to demonstrate her fidelity by such a terrific ordeal like
the fire ordeal etc., all show a humanness of approach to the problem of life, and
steadfast adhe- rence to the rules of ethics, that they move us even to this day by their
essentially human appeal.
In addition to all these, Sri Ramachandra, with Sita, Lakshmana
and Hanuman has been the theme of innumerable poets and has been the object of veneration
and devotion of thousands of devotees.