The last stages of the war in Ramayana.
Blood flowing like a river.
The vanquished Ravana lying on the ground, groaning in pain, awaiting his death.
Rama calls brother Lakshmana.
Lakshmana, the ever obedient brother says “Yes Bhatra, what do I have to do”
Dear Lakshmana, I have a very important job for you.
For all his faults, Ravana is still a great man, very learned, full of wisdom.
A great Shiva Bhakta.
A benevolent Chakravati, Singer, Musician, Expert in Veena, knows the Vedas by heart.
Please go to him, pay your respects and request him to share his learning before he departs from this world.
The ever obedient Lakshmana immediately proceeds to the ground where Raavana is lying.
He stood near his head.
Hearing the footsteps and recognising that Lakshmana is standing near his head, Ravana keeps quiet.
Lakshmana waits a long time and returns frustrated.
Reports to Rama what happened.
Rama, the all knowing, smiles.
Lakshmana, when you go to someone for learning, you have to stand at their feet, not sit on their head.
Learn to pay proper respect to Ravana so that he can impart his learnings.
Lakshmana goes back and stands near Ravana’s feet.
Looking at Lakshmana, Ravana smiles and welcomes him.
Dear brother Lakshmana, welcome.
How can I be of service to you asks Ravana?
Lakshmana keeps silent.
Ravana understands the purpose for which Lakshmana has come.
He requests Lakshmana to come near him so that he can whisper in his ears.
Says Ravana, I will teach you the 3 most important things which all must follow in their lives :
1. Please Don’t get hooked to Whatsapp and waste your precious time believing every story on it.
2. Don’t squabble with friends on social media especially on politically motivated topics and spoil your mood .
3. While driving, please don’t talk on your Mobile.
You will succeed in your life.