This is the story of the Lord’s descent on earth as Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, scion of the race of Raghu, pinnacle of human perfection.
Place the name RAMA as a jeweled lamp at the door of your lips and there will be light both inside and out...
Sri Tulsi Dass.
The seventeenth of July Dakshinayanam starts, the 6 months of the year when the sun starts its northward journey. This is a very important month spiritually.The first 7 days are normally given to reading the Ramayana. Vanamali Ashram is grateful to carry on this ancient tradition and offer this reading of Sri Rama Lila, Vanamali’s translation of this timeless legend.--
This is the story of the Lord’s descent on earth as Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, scion of the race of Raghu, pinnacle of human perfection.--
Anyone who reads this wonderful book cannot help but be moved to tears. It will make him or her ecstatic. The beauty of this book is that it is written by one who has great love and devotion for Sri Rama. It touches some subtle chords in the readers heart... The more we read it, the more devotion we develop. --Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, Anandashram, Kanhanghad.--
With prose as verdant as the Indian forest, Vanamali lovingly renders the timeless epic, the Ramayana... Prepare to be transported! -- Richard Schiffman, Author of Mother of All. --
At the conclusion of each Canto, Vanamali Mataji recites a verse from the The Yoga Vasishta , traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana. The Yoga Vasishta is a dialogue between Sage Vasishta and Sri Rama, during which Advaita (the doctrine of non-duality) is expounded.
Vanamali is a contemporary Hindu contemplative, teacher, and author. She lives in a small ashram in Rishikesh, an ancient place of pilgrimage in the foothills of India's holy Himalayas.--
Vanamali Mataji is the author of The Lila Hindu World Heritage Library. Her books include: a translation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Nitya Yoga, a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna Lila, Sri Rama Lila, Sri Shiva Lila, Sri Devi Lila, Sri Hanuman Lila, Lilas of the Sons of Shiva, Gurudeva and The Taste Divine. Sri Devi Lila is published in the U.S. as Shakti: Realm of The Divine Mother , Sri Hanuman Lila as Hanuman: The Devotion and Power of The Monkey God. We invite you to visit www.Vanamaliashram.org
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