Greatness of Rama as said by Ravana
Here is a very interesting story that provides yet another glory to Rama’s greatness. The authenticity of this story is not known but it is very helpful in providing a good moral to us about the character and greatness of Rama. Ravana indeed though he was not a good character due to his bad thoughts. There are some references available that explains the greatness of Ravana as well. This particular short story is all about the greatness of Rama as experienced and expressed by Ravana.
Sita is now in the custody of Ravana in Ashokavanam. Ravana was worried on how to attract Sita make her fulfill his desire. Whatever Ravana do, Sita doesn’t even care about it. Ravana is a person capable of doing all maya activities. He was well versed in Ashta Maha sidhis. One such sidhi is the act of changing his form to another form. Ravana tried approaching Sita by taking several forms like Manmadha, Indra, Handsome King, Warrior etc. Unfortunately Sita didn’t even turn up. Ravana was worried and was roaming inside his palace thinking how to attain Sita.
Ravana’s minister approached Ravana and asked him why he seem to look worried. Ravana explained the situation to his minister. Hearing this minister told him that, Sita is always in the thought of Rama so why don’t you take the form of Rama and approach Sita. Ravana replied, “This thought came into my mind long back. I tried taking the form of Rama. But as soon as I take the form of Rama, the thought of attaining other person’s wife goes away from my mind. My mind is fully filled with Righteous thoughts.”
So this is the power of Rama.