The Power of the RAMAYANA

By Stephen Knapp

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            The Ramayana is one of the world’s oldest and most highly regarded classics of Indian literature. It tells the spiritual adventures of Lord Rama and His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana as They battle the mighty demon Ravana. But it is not only an emotional thriller, but it is also a book filled with ancient wisdom that is as valid today as in olden times. And this introduction to the Ramayana uses numerous verses from it to give direct examples of what it has to offer.

            Some of what you will find includes:

            A summary of the Ramayana, which shows why it has kept its popularity for thousands of years.

            The Ramayana on the need for a proper ruler, and how to recognize such a person, and the results of when a country has no qualified leader.

            How Lord Rama is described as the same as Lord Vishnu, which enlivens all Rama devotees.

            How the Ramayana can uplift anyone from the troubles of human existence.

            Lord Rama: fact or fiction, and the evidence that shows Him as an historical person and when He actually existed.

            Descriptions of the sites associated with the Ramayana found in India and in Sri Lanka, and how you can see them. 

            This introduction is a key to understanding the many levels of knowledge and wisdom the Ramayana provides and how to experience it, and gives evidence that shows the reality of its history and spiritual power. This book is a short read, written in a way anyone can understand.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE:  

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RAMAYANA

 

CHAPTER TWO:  

THE RAMAYANA SUMMARIZED

 

CHAPTER THREE: 

THE RAMAYANA ON THE NEED FOR A PROPER RULER

            The Results of a Leaderless Society * What the King is Meant to Be * Some of the Symptoms of Ramaraja: A Country with a Qualified Ruler * The King is Forced to Accept 1/6th of the Karma of His Subjects                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

CHAPTER FOUR: 

HOW LORD RAMA IS DESCRIBED AS THE SAME AS LORD VISHNU

Sri Rama Enters the Divine Luster of Lord Vishnu * Lord Rama’s Teachings for One Who Surrenders to Him

 

CHAPTER FIVE: 

THE POWER OF THE RAMAYANA

            The Troubles in Human Life * How the Ramayana can Benefit Everyone Simply by Listening or Reciting This Spiritual Epic

 

CHAPTER SIX:  

LORD RAMA: FACT OR FICTION

            Footprints of Lord Rama on the Sands of Time

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: 

HOLY SITES OF THE RAMAYANA IN INDIA

            Touring Ayodhya * Janakpur * Sitamarhi * Tiruchirappali (Trichy) and the Ranganatha Temple * Touring Chitrakut * Nasik * Hosapete (Hospet) & Hampi * Anegundi * Touring Ramesvaram * Deva Prayag (or Deoprayag)

 

CHAPTER EIGHT:  

HOLY SITES OF THE RAMAYANA IN SRI LANKA

            Sita Taken From Sita Kotuwa to Ashok Vatika * Search for Sita* Hanuman Meets Sita at Ashok Vatika and is Captured by Ravana * Sita is Hidden After the Visit of Hanuman * Tunnel Network * Preparing for Battle * War Breaks Out * The Fall of Ravana * After the War * Other Places of Interest Connected to the Ramayana in Sri Lanka

 

CONCLUSION   

 

GLOSSARY            

INDEX  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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