This is d best interpretation I have read about *Rama* and *Ramayana* The Interpretation of *Ramayana*As a *Philosophy of Life*..‘ *Ra* ’ means *light*, ‘ *Ma* ’ means *within me*, *in my heart*. So, *Rama* means the *Light Within Me*..*Rama* was born to *Dasharath & Kousalya*.
*Dasharath* means ‘ *Ten Chariots* ’..The ten chariots symbolize the *five sense organs*( *Gnanendriya* ) & *five organs of action*( *Karmendriya* ) ..*Kousalya* means ‘ *Skill* ’..*The skillful rider of the ten chariots can give birth to Ram*..When the ten chariots are used skillfully,*Radiance* is born within..*Rama* was born in *Ayodhya*.*Ayodhya* means ‘ *a place where no war can happen* ’..When There Is No Conflict In Our Mind, Then The Radiance Can Dawn..
The *Ramayana* is not just a story which happened long ago.. It has a *philosophical*, *spiritual significance* and a *deep truth* in it.. It is said that the *Ramayana is happening in our Own Body*.Our *Soul* is *Rama*, Our *Mind* is *Sita*, Our *Breath* or *Life-Force* ( *Prana*) is *Hanuman*,
Our *Awareness* is *Laxmana* and Our *Ego* is *Ravana*..
When the *Mind* (Sita),is stolen by the *Ego* (Ravana), then the *Soul* (Rama) gets *Restless*.. Now the *SOUL* (Rama) cannot reach the *Mind* (Sita) on its own.. It has to take the help of the *Breath – the Prana* (Hanuman) by Being In *Awareness*(Laxmana) With the help of the *Prana* (Hanuman), & *Awareness*(Laxmana),The *Mind* (Sita) got reunited with The *Soul* (Rama) and The *Ego* (Ravana) *died/ vanished*..
*In reality Ramayana is an eternal phenomenon happening all the time*...