At present we see around us in our country and elsewhere in the world; the gridiron cline in the moral values. People are abandoning the core values of life for the sake of some undeserving Benefit /advantage and are getting accustomed to polished pretence of purity and truth. Adikarma, the hood and passion are growing. Corruption andfraudareffurishing. It appears as though the work fish virtually living in a night mare of destruction. Innocent and common man in these days is bewildered mystified, perplexed, puzzled and is at a loss not knowing what to do.
Ramayana Abounds with innumerable lessons and antidotes for the present ills in human behavior and actions. It gives a complete rule of and Attends entirely to the good of mankind If people follow the lessons of life embedded in it, they five happy, with sumptuous peace and contentment. Its wisdom dawned welwishers of humanity who mastered Srimad Ramayana and other ancient scriptures of great and explanation the with their enlightened discourses, try to reform the society in their own humble way. Writers and scholors spread the message emgeadin Ramayana to Bring about positive change. Those people who study Ramayana reverentially try to regulate their life. The regular and devoted readers of Ramayana aim at leading fife with mental peace and contentment.
This gook title Srimad Ramayana it’s a glance' written By Dr. . . .A.S_Rtyd _Rao, in a lucid style of English, can be read easily even By the Busiest persons, youth and people who find no leisure time to go through the voluminous original Valmiki Ramayana text. _Long descriptions and it’s have Been condensed nicely in this good, without scaring any material that is sacredly significant. Even, the Appendices (with eight items) is quite informative, painstaking prepared gym the author, is worth the reading. It provides great deal of values information. I am sure, readers enjoy seeing his paintings.
The effort of Dr. Naja Sao in writing this Book Both as an Author and Artist is commendable. I am sure the readers enjoying through the pages of this Book with interest and enjoy to the lees, seeing the paintings drawn By him relating to Ramayana. I am happy, it is yet another good TTD Publication.
May great Sage Valmiki, the virtuous and ideal couple, Lord Rama and Devi Site the embodiments of purity, truth and karma, in thought wore and tree; and the mighty sincere and sagacious hanuman and other prime characters shower their choicest Blessings on all of you?
Ever since it was composed by Maharishi Valmiki, it was, it is and it will continuously be a living force in the inner depths of Indian consciousness.
Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, the glorious epic of great antiquity, containing the magnificent and compassionate story of a virtuous, noble and ideal human couple, the embodiments of purity, truth and Dharma, in thought, word and deed. Ramayana is an epitome of Vedas and Upanishads. It sheds light on the science of life and the art of living with great and eternal values. It stresses the moral sovereignty. The humane poet, Maharishi Valmiki skillfully woven the story of the couple with his blissful beauty of poetic grace and excellence. Though written thousands of years back, it is relevant even today and will be relevant even after thousands of years to come. It has loomed large for centuries over the destinies of billions of people and it continues to do so for centuries to come.
I am one to believe, every human being however highly educated one is and how ever great position or profession one is holding, irrespective of one’s citizenship, caste, creed, religion, - his /her life is not full, without reading Ramayana, as it is for learning the values of life. Ramayana is not a religious book. It is a book of universal appeal and values eternal.
Having enjoyed and experienced the unique and exquisite taste and flavor of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, I could not resist my temptation to share my ecstasy and bliss with the like-minded people, by writing the book in my own humble way.
I started writing this tiny book titled "Srimad Valmiki Ramayana - At a Glance", knowing pretty well it is an adventurous and challenging task like that of a cat trying to drink the entire milky ocean; and like that of a chirping bird trying to swallow the entire water flowing in the sacred river Gang!
I did not write this as a poet. I did not write this as a scholar. I wrote this to share my bliss with people, especially the youth and busy persons. I wrote it for my satisfaction. I wrote it in a simple and lucid style of English, enabling even a common person to study, understand and enjoy. I wrote it with devotion. I wrote it praying Lord Sri Rama to make use of me as his dependable instrument. I began writing this with a profound belief that the great Rama dote Hanuman, who made the amazing legendary leap across the vast ocean, a simple feat, would extend the most needed support, competence and assistance to me, necessary to complete this sacred task.
The imaginary paintings I have drawn not as a professional artist but as an armature. I did not study in any school of Art. Experience and observation has been my teacher. I developed painting as a hobby and I am still a learner.
This book is meant for the youth in India and those residing in other countries and for the busiest of the busy persons especially youth, for whom leisure appears scarce. As the youth now-a-days are obsessed with curriculum books attending marathon classes and special coaching classes, as their mind set is tuned to face the growing competition in achieving their cherished goals. They may complete reading this book for a change, while in travel, within a short time.
This small book may be read easily by the youth and even the busiest of the busy persons who find no time to go through the voluminous original books on Ramayana. This certainly provides a fair view of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana. Keeping such readers in mind, I wrote this small book giving as many details as possible. I stressed the story and the prime characters without sacrificing any material that is sacredly significant. Every care is taken to bring the essence of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana and made it readable, enjoyable and gently discussable. If this small book stimulates, my targeted readers and motivates them to go through the original! translated books on Ramayana in all detail, I earnestly feel, my effort in writing this book, is amply rewarded.
I write this as my duty to express my love and reverence for the sacred story of Ramayana that helped me navigate through my own life, in thick and thin. In all humility and earnestness, I wish my targeted readers would read this book with interest and enjoy to the lees, seeing the paintings.
Keeping the limitations of time, space, age, (beyond meridian), health (suffering from Cardiac Problem and Parkinson’s disease and other aging problems), yet younger in spirits with all enthusiasm and zeal, to provide as many details as possible, I wrote this book and to present the best in me in a fixed capsule of time. Under any circumstances fail not to see and enjoy the paintings and also the rare detailed facts given in Appendices.
Glory to the blessed immortal poet Maharishi Valmiki; Glory to Srimad Ramayana the most sacred and inspiring epic in the world ! Glory to Sri Rama ! Glory to Devi Site ! Glory to the great Ramadoota Hanuman ! Glory to all the other sublime characters of this epic. May their choicest blesingss be showered upon all of us.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages