[Advaita-l] Ramopakhyana of Mahabharata vs. the Uttara Kanda of Ramayana

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu May 5 00:45:07 CDT 2016

On Tue, 3 May 2016, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l wrote:

> Certainly, we understand that Samsara is an ocean, consisting of BOTH 
> pleasure AND pain. But when Rama, the Ruler of the Universe, has full 
> control over His subjects, it is hard to believe that there should be 
> sorrow on earth, as the Ramayana itself says, describingthe Rama Rajyam:

The lesson of samsara is not there is no pleasure in it.  As you say there 
is both pleasure and pain.  The lesson is that both pleasures and pains 
are _finite_.  While it lasted Rama Rajyas was like Heaven on Earth.  But 
it had to end as all Heavens and Hells eventually end.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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