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Qualities in the Ramayana indicating Ram as ideal man (Maryada-Purushottam), for others to follow as role model (not seek boons)

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Post by Seva Lamberdar Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:50 pm

Valmiki, according to sage Narada’s narration, depicts Ram as a highly principled, virtuous, conscientious, redeemer, truth-teller, self-determined (no-nonsense type) person, brilliant, not jealous, highly valorous, resplendent, steadfast, controller of vice and vile including his own senses, very adept, moralist, learned and propitious*;

Ram also is the knower of rectitude, bidden by the truth, has concern in the welfare of subjects (people), is proficient in prudence, clean in his conduct, is self-controlled and diligent, guards probity, is gentle, level-headed and clear-headed, and treats everyone equally**.

*  The Valmiki Ramayana (Bala Kanda: Sarga 1 - Shloka 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)

** The Valmiki Ramayana (Bala-Kanda: Sarga 1 - Shloka 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20)

Ref.: http://creative.sulekha.com/a-comment-on-sita-s-exile-and-story-of-lava-and-kush-in-the-ramayana-from-a-previously-published-blog_638346_blog
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:04 pm

As for the story in the Uttara Ramayana (Uttarakanda), a post-Valmiki addition to the Ramayana, about Shree Rama sending away his wife Seetha in exile to teach a lesson in society about the king required to be above suspicion, that makes no sense in the light of above qualities of Rama. The incident of Seetha's exile probably never took place in reality, as explained in the link referred to above.

Anyway, Shree Rama was / is 'Maryada-Purushootam' due to his possessing the above qualities of honesty, righteousness etc. according to the Balakanda in the original Valmiki Ramayana, and not because he threw out his innocent wife Seetha into exile to pacify some doubting people to establish himself as a ruler above suspicion as claimed spuriously in the later Uttarakanda (Uttara Ramayana).
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