Life is full of uncertainties, yet we continue to live in hope and wishing for good times. There are unforeseen problems which pull us down, but can never pull away the zeal to live on, and the determination to move on and face the unforeseen problems in a courageous way. The same is taught to us by Shri Ram who faced many uncertainties in life, but he never let them shake his determination to walk on the path of Dharma all his life.
When an unknown situation comes, how one faces it becomes a point of notice to all. On listening to the order of Maharaj Dasarth that Shri Ram has to be sent to exile, Lakshman is furious and gets ready to fight for his brother’s right. But Shri Ram calmly mentions to Lakshman that a warrior’s mettle is proved when at times he does not raise arms and accepts the situation calmly. Shri Ram’s spirit does not deter because he has to go to the exile, but instead he gears up immediately to face the unknown hardships of the forest. With grit and courage, he shows way to his people that standing for Dharma teaches to face any sudden situation in his lifetime. It also shows that he chooses to solve the problem on the basis of what is required to be done for Dharma, but not on personal bias, anger or excitement , all which when not in control lead to disasters.
The forest is not a place of comforts, but an unknown zone. Without even a home, Shri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman roam the forest barring scorching sun, rains and chill winds of the seasons. Although they face a tough time, they prove that being helpful to others is humanity no matter what one’s personal situation is. Instead of worrying about the hardships, Shri Ram turns up as a hero and saviour of the pious rishis of the Dandak forest and eliminates terrifying demons that harassed Dharma. Shri Ram teaches that even in hardships, one can be beneficial towards one self and others, when one stands up for them has the courage to face it.
Even in the forest, Shri Ram does not have a calm life. He breaks down when he is separated from Mata Sita inconsolably. But, with Lakshman’s encouragement, he gets back to his original slef of fighting problems with courage and they start their quest for Mata Sita. Although this was never expected by them, their quest for Mata Sita becomes a mission to establish Dharma in the entire world by bringing end to the tyranny of Ravan. No sorcery, tricks nor deceit works in front of the energy and enthusiasm of Shri Ram and all the evil forces succumb to his fighting spirit. When a leader does not lose spirit in spite of facing worst adversities of life, it becomes the greatest motivation to the entire mankind to fight battle of life with a determination to live and let live and survive the perils of evil.
Facing the unknown is facing all possibilities which come in the course of life. Although many uncertain things happen, when one has a spirited mind and is ready to go ahead, then life is a blessing. With Shri Ram as the driving force, if one gears up for the unknown in life, then all unknown situations are bound to be inspiration steps in the future and every day is a new day.