Meaning Of Rama

"Ramayati iti Ramah." "One who attracts is Rama." Sai Baba, SS, 4/96, p. 93


"Rama is the supreme symbol of this power of attraction. 'Ramayati iti Ramah'. Because of his power to please everyone, he is called Rama. This Rama is not the son of Dashratha but spiritual power who is the indweller in every heart (Atma-Rama). The Atma is a universal magnet which attracts everything." Sai Baba, SS, 8/97. p. 200

"The name 'Rama' is not confined only to the son of Dashratha. The Atma that confers bliss is known as Rama. The sage Vasishta gave the name 'Rama' to Emperor Dashratha's son. The name Rama symbolizes the universal attributes of the Divine such as omniscience, omnipotence and omnifelicity." Sai Baba, SS. 4/92. p. 60

Rama's Advent

"Sri Ramachandra was bom on a day when the planet Shukra (Venus) enters Meena (Pisces). The month of his advent marks the beginning of spring (Vasanta Ritu). It is the time when the sun enters the Mesha Raashi (Aries)." Sai Baba, SS. 5/89. p. 122

Rama's Earlier Life

"Rama's life falls into two parts: the earlier and the later. In the earlier part, Rama figures as the heroic warrior who vanquished the powerful persons like Parashurama, Vali and Ravana. Rama excelled not only in physical strength but also in intelligence and character. It is impossible to describe all virtues of Rama." Sai Baba. SS. 5/89. p. 122


Purpose Of Rama's Incarnation

"Sri Rama's incarnation as a human being was for the purpose of promoting peace and happiness in the world.' Rama Vigrahavaan Dharmah.'' Rama is the very embodiment of righteousness.' It was as if righteousness itself had incarnated on earth. Dharma (righteousness) is inseparable." Sai Baba. SS, 5/89, p. 122

Significance Of The Rama Avatar In Treta Yuga

"In the Treta Yuga, the divine elements were on one side and the demonical elements were on the other. At the time of the Rama Avatar the divine elements were in Ayodhya and Kishkinda and demonic forces were in Dandakaranya. The two elements were in separate regions. Rama waged war against the Rakshasas (demons) in Dandakaranya (forest) and protected the Rishis (sages). This is the inner meaning of the Rama Avatar in Treta Yuga-

In Treta Yuga, Rama fought the battle in person. In Dwapara Yuga, Krishna played the role of a witness, using others as his instruments. He did not engage in the battle Himself." Sai Baba, SS. 1987. p. 183