The success mantra of a true fighter defined by Shri Ram

Ramayan is an epic of unending inspirations and ideals which help us fight even the most difficult situations in life. The strength behind this is that Shri Ram just not was a preacher, but a fighter himself. Facing difficulties at every point of life, yet never giving up on them, he fought with great courage and belief in self, which is the most needed success mantra for everyone and everything in life. In the great battle of Lanka, Shri Ram inspires a worried Vibhishan with the same conviction that it is not weapons which make a fighter, but it is the grit and courage which defines him.


Right from crossing the hundred Yojan Ocean to the sorcery fight with Indrajeet, Shri Ram along with his mighty army faces all obstacles courageously and achieves success in vanquishing the evil demons. In Lanka, Ravan is left alone as its final defender who comes for his final confrontation with Shri Ram.

Ravan mounts a chariot which has all kinds of weaponry and missiles pulled by eight great horses ready to crush whoever comes on the way with their hoofs. With an excellent charioteer who knew all the skills to ride the chariot in all circumstances, Ravan leaves to the battlefield. Shri Ram along with the company of Lakshman, Sugriv, Vibhishan, Hanuman and others sets out to confront Ravan.

But Vibhishan who sees Shri Ram walking barefoot to the battlefield gets worried. Vibhishan, who was well versed with the weaponry and the added facilities Ravan had, gets pretty disturbed that Shri Ram does not even have a chariot to ride for the battle. He gets perturbed that it would not be a fair fight where Ravan fights from a chariot and Shri Ram is on the ground. Vibhishan mentions the same to Shri Ram and wonders how he would conquer a great warrior like Ravan without neither having a chariot nor armour to cover his body.

With an enchanting confidence, Shri Ram pacifies the worry of Vibhishan mentioning that the true chariot which leads to success is quite a different one, and not the one Ravan rides. Valour and courage being the wheels of the chariot, truthfulness and good conduct are its banner and staff. The four horses which drive the chariot are strength, will power, self- control and benevolence which have been joined together with chords of forgiveness, compassion and stable mind. Faith in God is the rider which rides the chariot, which leads to success.

Shri Ram mentions the true armour of a warrior is calmness and contentment is the sword. The great weapons the warrior yields are charity as the axe, reason as the spear and wisdom as the great bow. The pure mind is the quiver and self-discipline and spiritual adherences are the arrows. Shri Ram mentions finally that with prayers, belief and faith in God, the warrior who is in possession of such chariot and weapons can conquer an invincible enemy.

Listening to the confident and wise words of Shri Ram, Vibhishan’s heart is filled with great happiness for learning the true weapons needed for success of any kind. Shri Ram reminds us that where one fights with unforeseen circumstances and troubles, it is these virtues which help us overcome the challenges, but not any miracles, boons or super powers. For the confidence, he fills with his wisdom, Shri Ram special to all, through which he inspires us to belief in self.