Tips on Statecraft by Ravana
Tips on Statecraft by Ravana…The most revered Hindu Epic Ramayana sheds light on the life of Lord Rama, the crown prince of Ayodhya who was exiled for 14 years by his father King Dasarath, and stepmother Kaikeyi. Lord Rama, as commanded by his father went to stay in the forest with his beautiful wife Sita and younger brother Lakshmana.
To satisfy his lust, and take revenge for the dishonor of his sister Surparanakha by Rama and Lakshmana, Ravana – the demon king, the mighty ruler of Lanka, abducted Sita by deceit and made her a captive in Lanka, so a war took place between Rama and Ravana in which the latter was killed by Lord Rama and afterwards Vibhishana, the younger brother of Ravana was declared the King of Lanka by Lord Rama.
The Demon king, famous for his erudition was renowned as the greatest devotee of Lord Shiva. He was invincible even by the Gods but was rendered powerless by Rama along with his supporting army of monkeys and bears. While Ravana was about to die, Rama sent Lakshmana on his behalf to learn something about statecraft from Ravana as he was a great ruler and a great scholar with an expertise in political science. Lakshmana went to take tips from Ravana about how to be successful as a ruler. He stood near his head and asked him to impart some knowledge on politics.
Ravana declined the request and Lakshmana returned. Later Rama asked Lakshmana to go again and this time stand near his feet, kneel down, and politely request for the advice. Lakshmana went near Ravana and as directed by Rama requested Ravana to impart tips on how to become successful in statecraft. Ravana said that he wished that he should have been a teacher of Rama instead of opponent and readily gave the following tips for being successful ruler as well as an expert politician :-
Also Read: Education and Human Values Part-2
- शुभस्य शीघ्रम् (One should not postpone a good work). The benefic works should be completed on priority, and only later on, one should engage in other distractions. Ravana planned to make a way from Earth to paradise but delayed it, and meanwhile abducted Sita which became the cause of his annihilation.
- Never underestimate your opponent as Ravana did by underestimating the army of monkeys and bears with Rama.
- Never reveal your secret to anyone even your brother. Ravana’s brother Vibhishana disclosed his secret to Rama resulting in the death of Ravana.
- Try to remain on good terms with your brother, cook, driver and gatekeeper. Enmity with these four might harm you in the future.
- Be careful of your relatives as they have a tendency to rejoice in your misfortunes, grief, or hardships.
- Don’t over estimate yourself in spite of several victories. Overconfidence leads to the fall of a person.
- Have trust in the person who criticizes you and try to check your flaws.
- Don’t appreciate and rejoice flattery.
- Success in statecraft is the result of continuous deliberations with well – informed intelligent people.
- Last but not least, have faith in God. No matter how strong or capable you are but all lies in the stars. No one can outperform the stars.
gdD0G2 Nice post.I enjoyed it,Thanks for information
I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are wonderful! Thanks!
What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
This is one awesome post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.
No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, thus he/she wishes to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here.
Wow, great blog.Much thanks again. Much obliged.
Thanks again for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.
Really informative blog article.Really thank you! Awesome.
I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again
This is one awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.
Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great post.
Spot on with this write-up, I truly feel this web site needs a lot more attention. I all probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!
Respect to post author, some superb entropy.
Spot on with this write-up, I really suppose this website needs much more consideration. I?ll most likely be again to read much more, thanks for that info.
This excellent website really has all of the information I wanted concerning this subject and didn at know who to ask.
There is visibly a bundle to realize about this. I assume you made various nice points in features also.
Relatedjust beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over
Spot on with this write-up, I actually assume this website wants rather more consideration. I all probably be once more to learn way more, thanks for that info.
Of course, what a great blog and revealing posts, I surely will bookmark your website.Best Regards!
Thank you ever so for you article post. Really Cool.
Really enjoyed this blog post.Really thank you! Great.
Muchos Gracias for your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.
There is certainly a lot to know about this issue. I like all of the points you have made.
Very nice info and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thanks
Longchamp Pas Cher Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological world all is presented on net?
This very blog is obviously awesome and also factual. I have picked up a bunch of useful things out of it. I ad love to come back again soon. Thanks a bunch!
visitor retention, page ranking, and revenue potential.
My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!
that would be the end of this report. Here you
Looking forward to reading more. Great blog.Thanks Again. Keep writing.
I will right away grab your rss feed as I can at to find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know so that I may subscribe. Thanks.
My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You cann at imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
I think this is a real great post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.
Very neat blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.
Major thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Will read on
Thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Fantastic.
Well written articles like yours renews my faith in today as writers. You ave written information I can finally agree on and use. Thank you for sharing.
is a very smartly written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your useful
Yeah ! life is like riding a bicycle. You will not fall unless you stop pedaling!!
stiri interesante si utile postate pe blogul dumneavoastra. dar ca si o paranteza , ce parere aveti de cazarea la particulari ?.
of him as nobody else know such designated about my trouble.
Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment
This website definitely has all of the info I needed about this subject and didn at know who to ask.
Thank you ever so for you article post.Much thanks again. Want more.