How can we experience the essence of Ramayana in our daily life? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.
In each person’s life, Ramayana is happening: Rama is the son of Dasaratha — One with ten chariots! What do you think are these ten chariots? They are the senses: the five sense organs of action and five organs of perception. Truth (Satya), righteousness (dharma), peace (shanti), and love (prema) are the four sons — Rama is truth, Bharata is righteousness, Lakshmana is love, and Shatrughna is peace. Take as your ideals these great characters depicted in the Ramayana. You will see how your life will be filled with peace and joy if only you dwell on these ideals. Ramayana is to be experienced in the heart, not investigated as a mental phenomenon. As you go on reading and ruminating, the inner meaning will flash on you when the mind is cleansed by the elevating ideas therein. Do not exaggerate the importance of things that have but material utility; they fade even while you grasp them by the hand.
– Divine Discourse, Apr 25, 1961.