Influence of Ramayan in Asian Countries

Discussion in 'Ramayana' started by garry420, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Ramayana came to Southeast Asia by means of Tamil Indian traders and scholars who traded with the Khmer kingdoms (such as Funan and Angkor) and with Indonesian Srivijaya empire, with whom the Indians shared close economic and cultural ties. This is one of the wonders of human history that syncretism has taken place without any violence, bloodshed, colonisation, slavery, anarchism, decimation, abduction of women, burning of libraries and towns, that the world has seen when the west invaded Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and when the Arabs and Turks invaded Europe, Africa and Asia.

    The Tamils went everywhere with the message of Ramayan, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (World is one Family) or as the Tamil sayings go ‘Yadum Ure, Yavarum Kelir’ (All belong to my village), ‘Yaam Petra Inbam Peruga Ivvaiyagam’ (Let the world enjoy the Bliss we have enjoyed) and ‘Inbame Suzhga Ellorum Vaazhga’ (Let everyone live happily). The destructive concept of ‘Get, Get and Forget’ was replaced by the Hindu concept of ‘Give, Give and Forgive’. The same faith was reposed by the English historian, Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889–1975) when he said,
    “It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race... At this supremely dangerous moment in history the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian Way. Here we have the attitude and spirit that can make it possible for the human race to grow together in to a single family”.

    Ramayan whether true or false still gives immense hope to humanity’s future (i believe that its true and I have given researched proof in the forum)

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