Blindness In the Ramayana Essay

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Blindness In the Ramayana

Webster Journal # 3
Blindness in Ramayana

Temporal Blindness is where we are "time blinded" to what actually is going on in life due
to a focus on what is going on right now at this moment. It is as if we put something
major important in the back of our minds and then our actions are greatly dependent on
that important thing we put in the back of our mind. In the Ramayana, Ravana is temporally
blind when he decides to capture Sita, which ultimately leads to his death.

When Rama, his beloved wife Sita, and his helpful brother Lakshmana are forced to exile
for fourteen years, they encounter many demons. Rama is ultimately put to the test when he
has to find his beloved wife that has been captured by the demon herself, Soopanaka. She
teases Rama and wants him to leave Sita, in favor of her. Soopanaka then runs to her
brothers who ultimately fight for revenge against Rama and his brother. Ravana then is
interested in Sita; by the way his sister Soopanaka has described her. So he then
disguises himself as a beautiful deer and he then seizes on Sita and captures her and
takes her to his home, Lanka. The abduction of his beautiful wife causes him to adventure
out and find her.

Rama goes through a series of sadness when he can no longer think of Sita and what she is
going through. "When he saw foaming, frothing, reddish floodwater rushing down the
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