Simple virtues lead to great achievements – Shri Ram’s life journey

Simplicity is never a sign of the weak, but an asset of the strongest. It is the simple virtues of life

which help man walk on the difficult and uncertain paths of life, yet achieve victory in his goals.

When it comes to Shri Ram, it is simplicity which defines his individuality. His qualities were not

divine powers, but simple habits of body and mind with which he won the hearts of all.

Living in the Present – Shri Ram was the one who had control over his senses and hence lived always

in the present without brooding over the past or worrying about the future, but only concentrating

on the present. He made the best out of every situation. When he is asked to leave for exile, there is

no resentment even for a single second in his mind, but only the thought that he has to keep up his

father’s promise. This factor teaches that past has gone and future is yet to come and both these are

not in one’s control, hence it is important to focus on the present.

Gentle Talk – Shri Ram with his gentle behaviour and speech was dear to all. He was firm, but polite

when it came to the adherence of Dharma. He spoke gently to all and never used any kind of harsh

words in his talk. Be it making Lakshman understand that rebellion is not good, or in respecting the

wild vulture Jatayu or while talking to the spies of Ravan, the manner of conversation made all

respect and listen to him, but never go against him. Shri Ram teaches talking gently and positively

always has good results.

Clear mindedness – It is very important to keep ourselves clean and pure, be it our surroundings or

our mental health. Shri Ram never had any cluttered thoughts on anybody and there was no hatred

in his mind towards anybody as he knew that hate would not only destroy the other person, but also

self. When Lakshman doubted Bharat, Shri Ram cleared his doubts. He gave refugee to Vibhishan the

enemy’s brother, because he was a person clear in his thoughts. All he knew was compassion and

the only time he drew weapons was when Dharma was hindered. When one keeps the mind pure,

positivity spread not only in self, but also in the others around us making our life better.

Confidence in self – It is very natural for ups and downs in life to occur, but what should remain

steady is the confidence in us. Shri Ram had the great ability to keep his confidence strong in all

times. He knew how to strike a balance in confidence and maintain it. When he was the only one

warrior who broke the Shiv Dhanush, he did not get over confident about his power, nor did he lose

his confidence when he was separated from Mata Sita.

Shri Ram’s simple virtues made him achieve success even in the most difficult adversities. It is not

easy being simple, but when one achieves to be simple, then he gets to reach many milestones with

success. As a human, Shri Ram proved it that being simple itself is the greatest virtue of all and it

leads to many more achievements in life.