Lord Ram is one of the most revered and beloved figures in Hindu mythology, and the journey of this incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead should be a source of inspiration for everyone, most specifically to our leaders and inspiring leaders.
Dharma: is one of the central concepts in Hinduism, and it refers to the duty or moral obligation that each individual has towards the society and the world. Lord Ram always acted in accordance with his duties and responsibilities as a husband, son, and warrior. As a King, hence a leader, it was important for him to understand and fulfill his dharma and lead without ego and pride.
Integrity: Lord Ram was a person of great integrity, and he always acted in accordance with his values and principles. He never compromised his ideals, even when faced with difficult situations or temptations. As a leader, it is important to have a strong sense of integrity and to be honest and transparent in all dealings to build trust and respect among followers and create a culture of ethical behavior.
Compassion: Known for his compassion towards all beings regardless of their social status or caste which was equally extended to animals and even his enemies, Lord Ram was deeply empathetic and always tried to understand the perspective of others. As a leader, it is important to cultivate a sense of compassion and empathy towards others, and to create an environment that is supportive and caring.
Self-discipline: Lord Ram was known for his self-discipline and self-control, and he always acted with a sense of restraint and moderation. He was able to control his emotions and desires, and never acted in anger. This helped him to make wise and rational decisions. As a leader, it is important to cultivate self-discipline and accountability for one’s actions.
Commitment: Through Lord Ram, polygyny was abolished as he believed that a man should be married only once. He even instructed that Sita Maa’s name to be mentioned before his own name as a sign of respect and reverence for her. This is because Sita Maa is considered to be an embodiment of virtues such as purity and devotion, and she is believed to be the source of Lord Rama’s strength and inspiration, as well as courage and wisdom which he needed to overcome his challenges.