When you're in the midst of a tense situation, the stress can seem like a drumbeat that drowns out everything, including any feelings of peace.💥
Meditation opens you to a profound truth that the deepest part of you already knows: no matter what occurs – stress at work, fights with your loved ones, even death → your essence remains untarnished and eternal. ← Nothing can harm you, not really, and there is nothing to fear. And in the absence of fear lies only peace.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you have this baseline of peace through meditation, you stop yearning for the carefree days of the past, or terrifying yourself with imagined worst-case scenarios in the future. Your eyes are open to the gifts of the present, no matter what chaos may be swirling around you, and you feel deep gratitude for the sheer fact that your heart is beating.
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The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu Valmiki, narrates the life of Rama, the legendary prince of the Kosala Kingdom. It follows his fourteen-year exile to the forest from the kingdom, by his father King Dasharatha, on request of his second wife Kaikeyi. His travels across forests in India with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, the kidnapping of his wife by Ravana, the great king of Lanka, resulting in a war with him, and Rama's eventual return to Ayodhya to be crowned king.
There have been many attempts to unravel the epic's historical growth and compositional layers; various recent scholars' estimates for the earliest stage of the text range from the 7th to 4th centuries BCE, with later stages extending up to the 3rd century CE.
The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verses (mostly set in the Shloka meter), divided into seven Kandas and about 500 sargas (chapters). In Hindu tradition, it is considered to be the adi-kavya (first poem). It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal husband and the ideal king. Ramayana was an important influence on later Sanskrit poetry and Hindu life and culture. Like Mahabharata, Ramayana is not just a story: it presents the teachings of ancient Hindu sages in narrative allegory, interspersing philosophical and ethical elements. The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman, Shatrughna, and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and south-east Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 👁🔥🙏✨ Art: @shounakbt 🎨 ...