posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:39 PM
Ayodhyakaanda chapter 1 - Qualities of Shri Rama
7. Shri Rama was very handsome, very strongly built, free of bad qualities, unique on earth, and like his father Dashrath in qualities.
8. He was a happy man, and soft of speech. Even if somebody spoke to him in a harsh voice, he did not respond in the same way.
9. Shri Rama got happy with just one good deed done towards him, but forgave hundreds of bad deeds done towards him. (Means he was a man free of
malice. He took on Ravann as a duty of a King towards the nation, not as a personal vendetta.)
10. He was kind, controlled his anger, gave respect to Brahmins, kind-hearted, follower of Dharm, A winner of 'Indriya', and a pious soul.
12. He was an expert of Shashtra, expert of Veda, and better than his father in weapons knowledge.
This verse says it all. It is extremely difficult for a man to be an expert of Shashtra and Veda (its called supreme intellect - the qualities of the
best Brahmin), and expert of weapons (the qualities of best Kshatriya).
This makes Rama a 'Raja-rishi' - a king who is a rishi as well. This is a unique and very rare person.
13. He was the best in archery, and considered a great warrior. He was excellent in commanding army, and destroying an enemy in the battlefield.
14. King Dashrath decided to make Shri Rama the crown-prince after taking advice from his council of ministers, and on the basis of the qualities of
15. Raja Dashrath invited heads of different cities and countries on this occassion.
This verse clears the federal structure of Aryavrata. The appointment of crown price is an event that requires agreement of other countries as well.