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.