Siya ke Ram Analysis

This is just a comparision not meant to hurt anybody

Rules don’t make ram
Both Ramayana and Mahabharata are about human society and about rules. In the Ramayana, Ram follows the rules but in the Mahabharata, Krishna breaks the rules. We are told both are righteous. Both uphold dharma. Both are forms of God. Both fight corruption. How can that be?
In the Ramayana, the villain breaks rules. Neither Surpanaka nor Ravan respect the laws of marriage. Surpanakha uses force to get rid of competition and get herself a desirable mate. Ravan uses cunning to steal another man’s only wife, despite having many of his own. In contrast, in the Mahabharata, the villain does not break a single rule. No one – neither Bhisma nor Drona nor Karna nor the Pandavas – cry foul when a woman is dragged and disrobed in public, as technically Duryodhan has not broken a single rule in the gambling hall. A rule-following Ram can combat a rule-breaking Ravan. But would he succeed against a rule-following villain like Duryodhan? That is why even God had to change his avatar, and become Krishna, who bends the laws of nature, and gets cloth to materialize to rescue Draupadi from her shame
Ram vs pandavas.

It is curious that the forest-exile is central to both Ramayana and Mahabharata, the twin epics of India. In the Ramayana, Ram goes into exile so that his father can keep his word to his step-mother, Kaikeyi. In the Mahabharata, the Pandavas go into exile following an agreement with their cousins, the Kauravas, when they lose their kingdom in a gambling match.
The reaction to the exile in both epics is starlingly different. In the Ramayana, Ram keeps saying that neither Kaikeyi nor his father should be blamed and the moment should be accepted as an act of destiny. In the Mahabharata, Pandavas keep blaming Kauravas and their uncle, Shakuni, for fraud and trickery.

Ram looks calm and peaceful, even though he is clearly the victim of palace politics. The Pandavas on the other hand are angry and furious, never once taking responsibility for the fact that they gambled away their kingdom.
The loss of kingdom and exile into the forest is a metaphor for misfortune. But the approach to it distinguishes Ram from the Pandavas and makes the former a king worthy of worshipThe former take responsibility for a situation, even if they are not to blame. The latter do not take responsibility for a situation, even if they are to blame.

Credit to: sanjana

17 comments

  1. Lily

    Hi sanjana I liked ur analysis very much….but I would like to point out on one matter that in mahabharata whatever kaurvas did was with the help of deception n never came face to face to pandavas n challenge their authority n get back their claimed rights…..They always cheated n their means of doing the things were wrong i.e they were double standard so for righteous pandavas it wasn’t easy to face them as we all know how righteous yudhishthir was n so we needed someone as smart as them who could beat them in their cunningness without stooping to their level n we have our Lord Krishna…….whereas in ramayana theirs no deception whatever people feel they do just do it without thinking of the rules so people weren’t double standard so their thoughts n actions were together so we have Lord Ram who is righteous n doesn’t need to bend the rules like Krishna……so according to situations both r correct……just my opinion….no offence pls…..I hope u won’t take in negatively

    • Sanjana

      Completely agree with u lily
      No offence
      I posted it to get ur opinion in fact thks a lot

      • Supreetha (Soups)

        So true Sanjana! Very well written dear 🙂 if you don’t mind, can I call you Sanju?

      • Supreetha (Soups)

        I’m new to the skr family. I’m yet to get introduced so you might not know me 🙂

    • WELLWISHER (WW) SIYA KE RAM FAN

      u r absolutely correct……. during ram’s time adharma was followed by RAKSHASA…….. in Mahabharta adharma was followed BY HUMAN BEINGS………… and actually what u said only sanju also said………… but ya there s a quit difference between both epics………

  2. Sara

    Hi- pl don;t fight over Ramayan & Mahabaratha -both happened in different YUGA . So different circumstances , different background.
    About rules – YOu must read the MAHAbratha again. Duryodhna was always trying to harm Pandavas and always tried to KILL THEM. Once he added poison in Bheem ‘”s kheer during childhood. Then He sent Pandavas into Laskshagreha &wanted to burn the pandavas including KUNTI. – after that Pandavas were in forced exile /disguise for some period of time before Draupadi sawayambar etc . Also yes Duryodhana invited for dice game but he didn;t play -that was RULEW broken , his uncle sakuni played with magical dice. How could Sakuni played -even Arjun objected. And in friendly game -nobody asks to put Rajya on stake -second rule broke .
    And About Dhrama -you must read THE GITA . Following rule by the books don’t help. That’s why Ram had to send Sita for second Vanvas. He suffered and Sita too suffered. He is a great being but suffered a lot .
    don’t fight -Rather learn the good things that we can follow in our life from Ramayan & Mahabaratha . Shri Krishna taught us one great lesson that following rules blindly is not right especially in KALI YUGA that’s indirectly helping adhrama -it doesn’t help rather boost adhrami/evil people.

    • WELLWISHER (WW) SIYA KE RAM FAN

      true di…… but pandavas were too in fault……. they could have at any time saved draupadi….. arjun n bheem can rescued her rather than bothering their brother’s order……. now a days who listens???? it sounds quit funny….. brothers fight a lot…… but one can learn how u should ur elders through this…… but should know when n whom to respect………… AND YA AS TIME PASSES RULES AND LAWS NEEDS TO BE MODIFIED…… HOPE OUR PARLIAMENT READS THIS COMMENT……… INDIA NEEDS TO BE MODIFIED……….. PRAY THAT KRISHNA ARRIVES BACK AND HELP US IN CHANGING………

  3. WELLWISHER (WW) SIYA KE RAM FAN

    Sanju really awesome…… i really loved ur comparison chellam……….. keep doing………

  4. Hai sister! Ur analysis is just awesome! Unna nenacha perumaiya iruku ma! Oru pondy ponnu ivlo superah analyse panni ellarkum puriyavekariye! Hatsoff to u!

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