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    Ramayana Flaws

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    The Struggle of Perfection Most religions look up to their Gods as if they were the epitome of all things right. In the Ramayana, the Gods are often portrayed as perfect beings that show a standard of what humans should strive for. Despite the story constantly reminding the readers that the Gods can do no wrong, we see throughout the novel Rama repeatedly showing his faults and mistakes. These lapses in perfection guide the readers to identify with Rama even if he is divine, and therefore are more likely to learn the lessons that Rama does, throughout the novel. Perhaps the biggest lesson Rama displays is the lesson that everyone makes mistakes, even gods. Rama shows three of the most important attributes of the Gods: patience, love, and piety. While he is mostly good, there are bursts of anger, pride, and pettiness that readers can not overlook. When Rama is fighting Ravana he shows patience for his opponent, allowing for a fair fight instead of an easy win: “‘It is not fair warfare to attack a man who is in a faint. I will wait. Let him recover’” (146). This does set an example to all of Rama’s followers and seems godlike. He is showing an an enormous amount of strength at this moment, and is doing what is right. This may seem like he is perfect, too noble and good to have an unfair fight, but in the end, it is prolonging the war. His feat, although he is right for fighting the power hungry man, costs lives. Another place where he shows his divinity is when he first set…

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    Sita Sings The Blues

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    It was the first time that I heard and watched this movie---Sita sings the Blues. This animated movie won the best-animated feature on the Annecy International animation festival, and it also got the award nomination of the independent spirit of the 24th American independent filmfest. There is no doubt that this film is a wonderful film otherwise it cannot win and get these honors and awards and the focus from so many people around the world. But there are still many people think this film is a…

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    A battle was announced and the Magadhan army was drawn from the city to a distant battlefield to engage Maurya's forces. Meanwhile, Maurya's general and spies bribed the Nanda's corrupt general and created an atmosphere of civil war in the kingdom, which culminated in the death of the heir to the throne. Upon the civil unrest in the kingdom, Nanda resigned and disappeared into exile. Chanakya contacted the prime minister, Rakshasa, and convinced him that his loyalty was to Magadha, not to the…

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    At the end Vasu dies like Bhasmasura with a blow of his first on his own head and the novel concludes with the words of Sastri as, “Every demon appears in the world with a special boon of indestructibility. Yet the universe has survived all the Rakshasa that were ever born. Every demon carries within him, unknown to himself, a tiny seed of self destruction and goes up in thin air at the most unexpected moment. Otherwise what is to happen to humanity? He narrated again for Nataraj’s benefit the…

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    Significance Of Diwali

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    the throne and hand the reign over to his eldest son Rama, the other Queen Kaikeyi desired for her son to be the next king instead of Rama and to fulfil this desire, Queen Kaikeyi used the vows King Dashrath once made to her. These two vows were; her son will be the next King of Ayodhya even though Rama was the eldest and Rama would be exiled with his wife Sita, to the forest for fourteen years. Queen Kaikeyi’s son, Bharata was against this wrong doing as Rama was the next rightful king of…

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    Cosmogenic Return Essay

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    everything born on earth undergoes the same process of destruction to be reborn as another manifestation of life. However there is an irony; in spite of being dissolved in the celestial spirit of cosmic destruction, one’s karma continues till divine grace mediates. In a group re-creation exhibits the interrelation or connection to life and with each other. All beings connect on a same level and the myths establish a connection to everyone. For instance: gods, demons ,birds, animals and all…

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    Shurpanakha for marrying a Danava the affirmed enemies of Rakshasas and was about to punish her but Mandodari conviced him to respect the wish of his sister,thus Ravana accepted Shupanakha, her husband and danavas as relatives officially.At the time of conquering Rasatala (the underworld), her brother, Ravanadecided to visit her newly married sister,where he confronts Vidyutjihva's true motives to marry Shurpanakha to kill Ravana,in Shurpanakha's absence Vidyutjihva attacked Ravana in defence he…

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    in order for true justice. Plato says that “desires in the common many are mastered by the desires and the prudence in the more decent few.” (109). Both of these authors saw desire as a dangerous thing, capable of throwing a soul out of balance. The ideal individual would keep a balanced life. Plato also defines justice as the result of individual specialization, where each citizen in a perfect city would fill the function that they were best suited for (Plato). While Plato saw this as good in…

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    Sajivini Vidya Analysis

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    A key element in its plot is the Sanjivini Vidya – the art of reviving the dead which promises release from the limitations of the fleeting life this self is trapped in. The gods and the rakshasas have been killing each other from the beginning of time for the possession of this art. Humans have been struggling to master it. Sadly, we aspire to become immortal but cannot achieve the lucidity necessary to understand eternity. Death eludes definition. Time coils into a loop, reversing the order of…

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    Essay On Neolithic Women

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    their own heirs. And while the need of marriage was strictly a social need. As Christianity grew, they tried to love in an agape way, or to love their spouse the same way they would love God, a romantic love, where they loved the women for her instead of just a physical attachment. In India, most marriages were arranged in one of the with types of marriages recognized. Author Reilly lists them as, “Brahma, the giving of a daughter by her father to the groom he has chosen; prajapatya, the giving…

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