By: Sathya Shivakumar

When reflecting on the Ramayana, one encounters many sparkling gems that radiate different aspects of divinity through feminine roles. First and foremost, let’s touch upon Mother Sita.

When Rama first told Sita about his exile to the forest, she willingly decided to join him. Despite Rama’s attempts to dissuade her by explaining the hardships, Sita remained resolute and accompanied him. Throughout the arduous exile, Sita travelled as a true companion, valuing Rama’s presence above all else. Her primary concern was Rama’s well-being, and she accompanied him like an armour of protection into the forests, embodying the essence of a devoted and supportive wife. Anchored in real bliss, untouched by the comforts of the palace or the hardships of the journey, Sita and Ram savoured blissful moments in the forests, visiting the ashrams of sages, and experiencing the joy of being in nature.

In Panchavati, Sita, was captivated by a mesmerising golden deer. Unknown to her, the deer was actually the demon Maricha in disguise. When Sita expressed her desire for the deer, Rama chased after it, leaving Sita alone. Exploiting this opportunity, Ravana abducted Sita and took her to Lanka.

In the subsequent events, Rama, with the help of an army of Vanaras, waged a fierce battle against Ravana’s forces. This culminated in Ravana’s defeat and his eventual demise at the hands of Rama. Following his victory, Rama, as the rightful king, rescued Sita and was joyously reunited with her.

However, Sita’s hardships were far from over. Doubts regarding her purity and chastity arose among some of Rama’s subjects. In order to dispel these doubts, Sita underwent the Agni Pariksha, a trial by fire. Sita passed  through the flames, emerged unscathed, thus proving her unwavering devotion and purity to Rama and to the world.

Mohanji’s interpretation of the Agni Pariksha resonates deeply, portraying Sita as the embodiment of Kundalini Shakti. This divine energy, symbolized by Sita, undergoes trials and tribulations, represented by the fire, to ultimately reunite with the supreme consciousness, symbolized by Rama, at the Sahasrara chakra.

In conclusion, Sita’s journey in the Ramayana stands as a profound example of devotion and sacrifice. Her willingness to endure hardships and trials to reunite with Rama exemplifies the ultimate goal of every spiritual seeker—to merge with the Supreme consciousness. Sita’s story reminds us of the importance of cultivating faith, devotion, and forbearance in our own lives, as we strive to merge our individual consciousness with the divine, just as Sita sought to unite with Rama.

Everybody has to undergo the test of fire before enlightenment…

AGNI PARIKSHA 🔥

“Sita, the SHAKTI element, went through Agni Pariksha (test by fire) before she got united with Rama, the pure CONSCIOUSNESS. 🙏

Thus, Shakti or Sita, that was TESTED and tempted by the 10-headed Raavana (or by the 5 Jnanendriyas and 5 Karmendriyas ; 5 senses of perception and 5 senses of action, thus the 10 heads of our daily temptation) had to CLEANSE herself in fire before she could reach Rama, the pure Consciousness.

Like that, the gross needs to be PURIFIED in fire to attain the pure energy.

KUNDALINI rising up to Sahasrara and Sita attaining Rama mean the same in this context. 

Pure Consciousness did not come down. Shakti had to go up and meet Rama. And heavy CLEANSING must occur before that meeting can happen. 

Sita got released from the clutches of Raavana (Kundalini gets liberated through sadhana and moves up through Sushumna), fire purified Sita (and Kundalini energy) and Rama (the guna-less) accepted Sita.”

Hanumanji burned the prestigious Lanka of Raavana. He in fact burned the ego of Raavana. When ego is hurt, the immediate reaction is violence. The mind becomes violent. When the mind becomes violent, buddhi or viveka (intellect or wisdom) disappear. Ego and emotion destroy man. The same destroyed Raavana. 

Hanuman’s power was unfailing devotion to pure consciousness, Rama. 

Sita was also craving to achieve Rama. Again, Agni played its role. We can even say that Hanumanji became the Agni here: the vehicle.

~ Mohanji

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