To balance Dharma in the Universe, there are two aspects are important. While one are the morals, virtues and principles on which mankind has to base their life upon, the other is the possession of might and strength to eradicate the evil forces. Sometimes, it becomes necessary for the good people to yield weapons to eradicate the evil doers hindering the Dharma and restoring peace to the world. Balancing both the aspects of virtues and weapons, Shri Ram proves that not everyone who fights is bad, and the one who fights for the protection of Dharma is a warrior.
When Rishi Vishwamitr commands Shri Ram to kill Tadaka, one wonders how he can slay a woman. But Shri Ram accepting his guru’s command kills Tadaka. There were two reasons for this. The first being, he obeyed the command of his father to follow Rishi Vishwamitr’s order and the second being Tadaka was an evil demoness who was troubling the sages who were devoted to peace and penance. Man or woman, the one who destroys Dharma is to be punished and hence he kills Tadaka and relieves the sages of her harassment.
In Mithila, Shri Ram yet again faces a challenge of lifting the Shiv Dhanush to win the hand of his beloved Sita. When he breaks it on the order of Rishi Vishwamitr, the entire world rejoices, but Bhagwan Parashuram gets angry and rushes to punish Shri Ram. But Shri Ram calmly mentions that as a warrior he displayed his skill on the command of his guru and the given challenge, but it was never out of audacity. Shri Ram makes Bhagwan Parashuram understand that a warrior never brags, but when the need arises, simply does what is needed to balance Dharma.
During his exile in the Dandak forest, Shri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman lead the life of ascetics. Yet, Shri Ram does not forget his responsibility as a protector. He yields the bow and arrows in the protection of the sages of the Dandak forest who were harassed by the demons. When Mata Sita asks him whether it was right to take up arms when he was leading a life of an ascetic, Shri Ram explains to her that he was first a Kshatriya and his prime duty was to protect the oppressed. Although he was away from the comforts of a palace, Shri Ram fulfilled his duty as a warrior by killing the demons and threw a warning call to Ravan that as a saviour of Dharma, he had arrived.
Shri Ram kills Bali from behind a tree. When Bali questions this action of his, Shri Ram clears his doubt that as a representative of Dharma, he had protected Sugriv who was oppressed by Bali for reasons all wrong. It was important as Bali was taking advantage of his boon of taking away the strength of the opponent and winning, and hence Shri Ram shot an arrow from behind. For a warrior, protection of Dharma is the most important and an intellectual warrior plans in all ways necessary to protect it.
In the battle of Lanka, Shri Ram fights all the veil forces of Ravan with no miracles, but will power, confidence and determination. His warrior skills and stand for Dharma gives him immense strength to fight the powerful demon. He proves that with the proper balance of virtues and strength, one is sure to emerge successful in the fight of Dharma.