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Some thoughts on Kamba Ramayanam
« on: April 27, 2009, 01:47:31 PM »
Again Kambar says in his Tamil Ramayanam, that four great persons
met with misery by not taking the good advices of women or by
taking bad advices of women.

1  The first prize goes to Dasarata.  He listened to his wife Kaikeyi's
words and in the process he lost his son to the forest and met with
his own death.

2. The second is Lakshmana.  He listened to Sita about Rama's
possible injury at the hands of Maricha but hesitated saying that
Rama will not be injured like that and he is safe.  But at Sita's
insistence, he went and both the brothers lost Sita to Ravana.

3. Vali was advised by Tara.  Tara is a Jnani.  She told Vali to give
back his land and wife to Sugriva.  He did not listen.  And in the
process he died.

4. Ravana was advised by Surpanaka.  She said there is no woman
who will be a match to Sita and even celestial girls would not compare with her.  She said that such a beauty should be with him.  Ravana
heard this ill-advice and met with his own end.

Arunachala Siva.