7. Rama- the Perfect Man
Rama was heir to the throne of Ayodhya. He married the
beautiful Sita and before he could take his rightful place on the
throne he was banished to the forest for fourteen years by his
envious step-mother who wanted her son to be king.
He lived in the forest with his wife, Sita and brother,
Lakshmana. They revealed how a simple and happy life can be lead
without the unnecessary luxuries and conveniences. Rama was the
perfect son, friend, husband and brother.
The demon king, Ravana heard about Sita´s beauty and
decided that he must have her for himself. He sent a magical deer
to lure Rama and Lakshmana away from their cottage and he came
and carried Sita away.
Overwhelmed with grief, Rama and Lakshmana searched everywhere
for her when they met Hanuman, the powerful and supernatural
monkey who helped them find her. Hanuman is the hero of the
Ramayana because, although a monkey, he was the dearest servant
of Rama and Sita.
8. Krishna - Perfect Joy
Krishna dances with the peacocks, splashes in the river, plays
the bamboo flute and spends his time with his friends in the
forest herding cows. Krishna was God living in simplicity in the
forest. Krishna lived in harmony with nature and he adored
From the time he was an infant, he had performed many miracles
and killed many demons including his uncle Khamsa but the
greatest message that Krishna left us is the Gita which he told
Arjuna on the battlefield.
8th Stage of sadhana - after perfection is achieved, it is all
joy ever after. It is the supreme, scintillating, permanent
ecstasy all around him and within him for he has become the
eternal self. This abounding joy is symbolised by the leelas of
the Lord, his enchanting divine pranks which held the Gopis in
thrall. The Krishna Avatar is one where not a tear was shed ever.
The smiling Lord who laughed his way through all his splendid
colourful life of intense activities.