Whenever we’re to think of a hero, he’s the one that comes to mind. Maybe not because of what we’re taught about him, but because something in us tells what he’s actually trying to convey. As we’re computing back historically, the things which we called till now as Epics are now eventually becoming as our distant history and the heroes in them are getting as tangible as the person next to you. There has been a great conspiracy that ever existed is that Divinity is enjoyed by a few Avatars. The concept of Avatars is always questionable in the face of Advaita which tells ‘everyone’ is divine, and Quantum Mechanics which proves every human is an Observer.

So, what is Ram then? Is he real? Did he perform divine acts? Just for the sake of a materialistic perspective, we shouldn’t diminish the divine abilities of our heroes. They are real. They mastered humanity to an extent that a bunch of greedy human societies tried to exalt them as Avatars to a degree that they didn’t want the rest of humanity to become that. But becoming great is an immutable aspect of human existence and it has the potential to be self conquerors and totally transmute oneself into a divine being.

Ram is the ancient name for God within and Ram is also the name of the fierce warrior king and the world’s first emperor, who conquered notorious tyrants and freed people. The festival of Dussehra is chiefly associated with Lord Ram being the great Vicar over human ignorance and conquered himself to an extent that he’s called as the Victorious Man. When we say he’s a God, we try to attribute all the divine qualities to him. When we say, no, he’s a man, and then the human ignorance tries to tag him with what a cloistered man couldn’t overcome. But why not vice-versa? That Ram is a man like everyone but became what he is by being a self conqueror and then became an Ascended master! Now this gives clarity and credence to the grand statement given by Vedas: Deho Devalayo Prokto, Jevo Deva Sanatanah. “Our Body is Temple and the Life Force is God.” Wonderful, isn’t it?