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From Dharma flow wealth, From Dharma flows happiness,The only thing is meant to uphold and implemented in Life i.e Dharma Aranya Kand Valmiki Ramayana I have only one single word for This finest and unaltered English version of Valmiki Ramayana is Splendid Generally, each year I read almost two and three books based on Ramayana from different writers But this one will be on my Bookshelf for most honest interpretation of Lord Rama Life Ramayana itself a story of men who uphold Dha From Dharma flow wealth, From Dharma flows happiness,The only thing is meant to uphold and implemented in Life i.e Dharma Aranya Kand Valmiki Ramayana I have only one single word for This finest and unaltered English version of Valmiki Ramayana is Splendid Generally, each year I read almost two and three books based on Ramayana from different writers But this one will be on my Bookshelf for most honest interpretation of Lord Rama Life Ramayana itself a story of men who uphold Dharma and implemented it in the very practice of his life that he becomes upholder of Dharma He raised his stature even above than Gods of Heaven A mere human who upholds dharma is most practical way can become God, an ideal human for societies Irrespective of Great commentary on Valmiki Ramayana, I loved the ways its hold you I am not pleased with myself for completing such wonderful book in 20 days because of my work schedule Moreover, Kumdua Reddy has done fair justice with this book by not indulging her own interpretation for Ramayana.Rama, The young prince of Ayodhya upholds dharma above than any mere earthly relation For him, His father and Old age person from his state are held equal values For Him, Dharma is the only thing which guides human for an ultimate goal of salvation with the divine For him, Dharmasastra is only guided to live righteous way He is a prince who upholds honor over luxuries, Righteousness over greed, Rule over Love, Kindness over politics and Dharma over humans He was the men of High Vedic principle The Rama, itself took the vow of ascetic along with his wife and brother due to a single promise was given by his father to his stepmom He has overthrown the greed, Kingdom, Power, Luxuries, and relations for holding the highest Vedic principle of righteousness Many of westerners misguided by thinking that Ramayana is the story of Rama victory over Ravana But actually, Ramayana is the story of righteous emotions, action, advice, logic, and lifestyle It is a story of a devoted husband who fights for her wife at last corner of Bharata The story of a brother who throws everything for serving his elder brother in Jungle The story of Servent who has given worshipedthan Rama itself A story of King, who after having knowledge of Vedas and Power loses to mere men for his ego and stealing his wife It is a story of a human struggle who live in a righteous way in this world Ramayana is a gift to Humanity by Ancient India It s a tale of a prince who upholds the principle of righteous living by adhering dharma Mahatma Gandhi This book is a new favorite The writing is beautiful and in no way intimidating, making it an enjoyable story for people of all ages There is no dull moment and has rich imagery Once you start reading, it is hard to put the book down once you get started I definitely recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a gripping story. This is my second time reading this great religious epic of India Several years ago, I read Krishna Dharma s version, but I like this version by Egenes Reddy better The language is contemporary, yet lyrical, and the narrative is highly readable, yet maintains the profundity of its allegorical and spiritual meanings The Ramayana is truly epic is both the modern and ancient sense There are thousands of mythological beings, numerous enchanted locations, harrowing adventures, mammoth battles, This is my second time reading this great religious epic of India Several years ago, I read Krishna Dharma s version, but I like this version by Egenes Reddy better The language is contemporary, yet lyrical, and the narrative is highly readable, yet maintains the profundity of its allegorical and spiritual meanings The Ramayana is truly epic is both the modern and ancient sense There are thousands of mythological beings, numerous enchanted locations, harrowing adventures, mammoth battles, magical powers and weapons, political intrigue, heroic and villainous characters, multiple plotlines, and romance It is a classic story of good versus evil, and of good triumphing over evil But unlike other epics, the Ramayana is a sacred text The central protagonist, Rama, is an incarnation of Vishnu, come into the world to vanquish the demon Ravana Rama is perfect in every way, and worthy of both praise and emulation His main purpose in life is to uphold Dharma But this isn t easy, either for him or for the other characters in the story indeed, much of the narrative conflict arises because characters either deviate from Dharma, or must sacrifice greatly to adhere to Dharma Thus, the Ramayana serves a guide to living according to Dharma, and of finding divine aide in doing so through Rama No comment necessary on the source material, it is one of the unquestioned great epics of human civilisation I enjoyed this version by Egenes and Reddy I appreciated their effort to punctuate the story with the source verse material I am not able to comment on the Sanskrit translation, but I have read a great deal of epic verse in translation and this seems to follow high quality convention As a first time reader of the tale I liked the clear storytelling voice which retained many of the hal No comment necessary on the source material, it is one of the unquestioned great epics of human civilisation I enjoyed this version by Egenes and Reddy I appreciated their effort to punctuate the story with the source verse material I am not able to comment on the Sanskrit translation, but I have read a great deal of epic verse in translation and this seems to follow high quality convention As a first time reader of the tale I liked the clear storytelling voice which retained many of the hallmarks of epic in translation, such as recurring descriptive rhetorical devices it makes the reader feel connected to the source material The retelling conveys a vibrant sense of wonder, which is a great credit to Egenes and Reddy Highly recommended This is my new favorite ancient epic, even above Homer s Iliad and Odyssey It is one that Western readers are probably less familiar with, though, as it forms the foundation of Sanskrit literature, but it is still beloved and sacred to Hindu readers all over the world today.I love how passionate and human this story is, revolving around the love of family members and spouses At the same time, it is grand and epic, dealing with gods and immortals and terrible demons no one well, almost no one This is my new favorite ancient epic, even above Homer s Iliad and Odyssey It is one that Western readers are probably less familiar with, though, as it forms the foundation of Sanskrit literature, but it is still beloved and sacred to Hindu readers all over the world today.I love how passionate and human this story is, revolving around the love of family members and spouses At the same time, it is grand and epic, dealing with gods and immortals and terrible demons no one well, almost no one can slay.Sure, it has its goofy, over the top moments, but that kind of comes with the genre When you re reading a story like this, you just have to accept rules like there are talking monkeys who can swell to giant sizes and hurl mountain tops at their enemies If you can t, you ll be missing out on a lot of fun Perhaps the most interesting thing about this story is it s not just an epic it is also a revered religious text imbued with thought provoking moral messages And this had an impact on me while reading it More than once I was stirred to consider my own moral stances What did I believe about this or that What were issues I would never compromise on I found myself confronting some of my own cognitive dissonance, merely as a result of reading this story I think the experience has made me a slightly better person That s pretty powerful I also want to give a special shout out to the character of Sita She is, in my view, a stellar archetype of feminine strength She s a damsel in distress who never once felt weak to me She chooses to be pursued, which I found interesting Sita has autonomy and an iron will she never compromises on her values or betrays the one she loves And yet, there is also something so sweet and gentle about her I couldn t help feel both respect and affection for this character.Admittedly, the feminist in me would critique a number of the messages this story gives to women There are some super unfair things that happen to Sita, as a result of purity esque cultural attitudes, that had me saying out loud What That s fucked up But even still, Sita takes everything that happens to her with a divine, queenly grace that s hard not to admire.I know I ll be treasuring this story for a while, and I expect I ll read it again Sorry if this is sacrilegious to some but this is my honest opinion as someone who did not grow up knowing either story deep breath I feel that the story of the Ramayana pales in comparison to that of the Mahabharata First of all I don t like the good vs evil narrative, it s simplistic compared with the Three Kingdoms or Mahabharata models If you know the one line summary of this story, The exiled prince Rama rescues Sita from the demon king Ravana, with the help of the monkey Hanuman , then Sorry if this is sacrilegious to some but this is my honest opinion as someone who did not grow up knowing either story deep breath I feel that the story of the Ramayana pales in comparison to that of the Mahabharata First of all I don t like the good vs evil narrative, it s simplistic compared with the Three Kingdoms or Mahabharata models If you know the one line summary of this story, The exiled prince Rama rescues Sita from the demon king Ravana, with the help of the monkey Hanuman , then I feel that very little happens in the full text that will really surprise you.Perhaps it s most similar to Journey to the West, where I was also pretty annoyed by the fact that all the gods and deities sided with the pilgrims, it was never a fair fight, and there were innumerable occasions where some deus ex machina came to the heroes rescue But the characters in Journey to the West were also hilariously flawed Monkey and Pigsy and even Tripitaka were continually called out for their arrogance, violence, laziness, debauchery, and cowardice I don t find either Rama or Sita to be likeable nor interesting characters because they are supposedly so perfect in every way.I know I m probably missing the point , because both stories are about a spiritual journey and it s about looking at the bigger picture or whatever, but the conflicts were repetitive and not compelling enough in the Ramayana The only saving grace in this story was view spoiler the twist at the end, where Rama puts Sita throughsuffering due to his dharma as a ruler hide spoiler There were often false dichotomies, and the wrong courses of action were often quite obviously stupid For example, a too large proportion of the Ramayana is spent contemplating suicide, in this template O name of brother son father wife husband , do not leave me Without you I cannot live, not even for an hour I will surely die of grief and go to join name of deceased father mother etc Then what will happen to my poor mother father wife without me to care for them They will surely die too That being said, I might have enjoyed the storyif I liked the translation better The writing in this Egenes Reddy translation manages to somehow be both childish and stiffly melodramatic at the same time, not terribly pleasing to the ear.Anyway, I might consider revisiting the Ramayana with the Ramesh Menon translation in future, but my final verdict is that if you re a modern reader just looking for an adventure story, with no interest in the spiritual aspect of this epic, then I would recommend you read the Mahabharata for the interesting stories or just pick up one of those gigantic tome contemporary fantasy novels instead The Journey of Rama Since I was reading a scrolling electronic version of the book, I don t know if it was 100, 500 or 1,000 pages long, and it didn t matter Every page was like strolling along flower lined and fragrant paths one doesn t easily become bored by beauty The story is that of Rama, the seventh avatar of Hindu supreme God Vishnu Vishnu agrees to be born as a human so that the invincible demon Ravana can finally be defeated and mankind returned to the path if Dharma If, like me, The Journey of Rama Since I was reading a scrolling electronic version of the book, I don t know if it was 100, 500 or 1,000 pages long, and it didn t matter Every page was like strolling along flower lined and fragrant paths one doesn t easily become bored by beauty The story is that of Rama, the seventh avatar of Hindu supreme God Vishnu Vishnu agrees to be born as a human so that the invincible demon Ravana can finally be defeated and mankind returned to the path if Dharma If, like me, you have a very sketchy idea of what the Hindu concept of dharma is, by the end of the book it will be made pretty clear.In my Western mind I think of it as Right Action Situational Ethics, if you will, since life is a series of situations, each presenting a choice Every page of this book shows the consequences of right and wrong choices Rama, as the Perfect Man, is the model Some right choices are painful All right choices include kindness, compassion for the weak and unwavering love and support between brothers, spouses and true friends.There are many retellings of Ramayana available This is a good one &Read Book ⇨ The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic ⇰ A delightfully straightforward and lyrical retelling of the ancient Indian epic of loyalty, betrayal, redemption, and insight into the true nature of life one of history s most sacred ethical works, rendered with completeness and sterling accuracy for the modern readerHere is one of the world s most hallowed works of sacred litearture, the 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Ramayana is one of the foundations of Hindu literature and one of humanity s most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works This new version is so simply and beautifully written it will stir the soul David Lynch This is a superb telling of this classic Ancient Hindu tale The language is poetic, casting hypnotic rhythms into a clear and readable prose that shimmers with radiance like the arrival of a celestial intervention from the Devas So sincere at times, it s corny to my innate GenX cynicism, yet it also is unfathomable that such joyful and kind hearted humans could have existed ever Well, R ma wasn t really a human as much as the god Vishnu playing human to give the humans a good story Plot twis This is a superb telling of this classic Ancient Hindu tale The language is poetic, casting hypnotic rhythms into a clear and readable prose that shimmers with radiance like the arrival of a celestial intervention from the Devas So sincere at times, it s corny to my innate GenX cynicism, yet it also is unfathomable that such joyful and kind hearted humans could have existed ever Well, R ma wasn t really a human as much as the god Vishnu playing human to give the humans a good story Plot twists are full of Deus Ex Machina devices at every turn, but still the story is wayengaging than any animal poaching Netflix atrocity Sit surely suffered farthan those imbued with celestial weapons and magical herbs, but hey, the caste system is rigid Hanum n and his V nara brethren stole the show for me, and I will certainly reread this work and will seek to read some everyday from now on Shri Hanum n Shri R ma Works of historical importance get three stars They are good I m viewing this story from a modern, Western point of view of course With that context, there are things in here that don t really resonate Rama being flawless and what happens to Sita, notably But other elements in the structure really have aged well I like that Rama is forced to ally with monkeys to defeat the demons the guy is overpowered, but at least he has to make some less overpowered alliances The main character b Works of historical importance get three stars They are good I m viewing this story from a modern, Western point of view of course With that context, there are things in here that don t really resonate Rama being flawless and what happens to Sita, notably But other elements in the structure really have aged well I like that Rama is forced to ally with monkeys to defeat the demons the guy is overpowered, but at least he has to make some less overpowered alliances The main character being cast into the woods has clearly influenced tons of stories that came later And the fighting here is also kind of fun, although everybody is invincible and can shoot ten thousand arrows with the blink of one of their million eyes Sort of hard to picture, sometimes