Five People Associated With Rama Who Find Trouble

Krishna's Mercy

[Rama meeting Jatayu]“All of these subjects in the Ramayana seem very pitiable, and they may appear to be very distressing to the reciter, but actually this is not so. Otherwise, why would Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Ramachandra, read daily about the activities of Lord Ramachandra, as described in the Ramayana itself?” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 34)

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“I thought devotional service is known as hari-sharanam? This means receiving the shelter of the Supreme Lord, whose many names include Hari, the one who takes away distresses. In studying the life of Shri Rama, as described in the Ramayana, we see that the closer people are to Him, the more distress they suffer. I thought it should be the other way around. I can give you examples.”

1. Dasharatha

He is the birth-father. The janma of the Supreme Lord is a little different…

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