‘ 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 ‘ 10 Chariots ’..
The ten chariots symbolize the 5 sense organs*( *Gnanendriya ) & 5 organs of action*( *Karmendriya ) ..
Kousalya means ‘ Skill ’.. *
The skillful rider of the 10 chariots can give birth to Ram*..
When the 10 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*..