Dussehra or Vijaydashmi is the celebration of victory of good over evil, as Lord Rama defeated Raavana on this day. Raavana, who though was a brute person, had immense wisdom and was a great scholar. His ten heads, Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Moha (delusion), Lobha (greed), Mada (pride), Maatsyasya (envy), Manas (mind), Buddhi (intellect), Chitta (will) and Ahamkara (the ego), represented his 10 different qualities. Being a learned man and an owner of bad as well as some good qualities, he was somebody from whom there was a lot to been learned.
It was thus only natural of Lord Rama to ask his brother Lakshmana to go and learn as much as he could from Raavana in his final moments. The learnings Raavana gave to Lakshmana from his deathbed are relevant even today and applicable in our lives as well. On this auspicious day, we present to you the learnings from Ravana's life.
But what we don't about him is that apart from bad qualities Ravana was a powerhouse of good qualities and skills as well. But the bad qualities he possessed dominated the good side of him and hence he died as a cruel, demon King.
And try to take a look at Ravana's life, we will find numerous things about his persona which will inspire us to the core.
So, on this ocassion of Dussehra, WittyFeed is here wit a list of earnings one can get from Ravana's life and personality.
Ravana once performed an intense tapasya to please Lord Shiva, which lasted for several years, because he had faith in his feelings for Lord Shiva. During tapasya, Ravana even chopped his head 10 times as sacrifice for Lord Shiva. Eventually, realising his true emotions Lord Shiva appeared infront of Ravana and blessed him with the celestial nectar of immortality.
Learning: Do you know what is the most important thing one can learn from Ravana? He taught us that power of faith is very important to achieve the goal set for life. If you have faith in your dreams and if you believe in your abilities,then even God will help you to accomplish your dreams and desires.
And possessed knowledge which was equal to the knowledge of 10 heads. He had an immense command over Astrology, Ayurveda and Political Science.
Learning: To achieve success in life and to create a niche, we must focus on pursuing education. Because education helps pave a way towards a great life and also makes you stand apart from the mass.
Do you know that even Lord Ram once addressed Ravana as a Maha Brahmin, because he was well aware about Ravana's knowledge, strength and talent. Everyone knew about Ravana's cruel deeds, but they also acknowledged him as a greatest scholar ever.
Learning: There's always a good and bad side of every human being. Therefore, we must learn to ignore the negatives in others' personality and try to focus on the good in everyone.
According to Hindu mythology, in Ravana's rule, Lanka was called Sone Ki Lanka, coz it experience the golden period in its history. It is said that, Ravana was a great leader and he brought the most prosperous period of Lanka, when he ruled it.
Learning: We must try to excel in every task we try our hands on.
Do you know that Ravana was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. His endless dedication and devotion eventually pleased Lord Shiva and he appeared infront of his greatest deevotee Ravana and gave him a sword, 'Chandrahas.
Where we celebrate the victory of good over evil, let's try to focus on the good side of evils around us and try to be a perfect human being in life.
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