Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )
Nevertheless, they are principles, and the masses do not live on principles.
When we talk or when we move about in the streets, we do not think of the principles behind speaking and walking.
We work with the peculiar manifestation of our personality which is spontaneous in its nature.
Principles somehow have the aroma of fixity and rigidity.
They cannot be changed.
But, emotion seeks a spontaneous expression of itself and this feature, this peculiarity of human nature, was taken notice of by the sages of the Vedic times.
In the Srimad Bhagavatam, one among the eighteen Puranas, at the very commencement itself we are told that Vyasa felt the necessity of composing the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam.
And for a similar reason was the Ramayana composed.
We believe what we see with our eyes, what we hear with our ears, what we perceive with the other organs, and what we feel from our hearts.
We are incapable of believing anything else.
Pure principles, though they may be eternal facts, are incapable of evoking the emotion of man.
To be continued ...