My Favourite Book
The world of books is endless. However, only those books that have enlightened and entertained have become the all-time favorites of mankind. One such book is Ram Charitra Manas, written by the great saint and poet Tulsi Das. It is also my favorite. This book is considered to be one of the holiest books of the Hindus. However, this has not stopped people from other religions to read it and realize its importance in our daily lives. On the simple level, it is the story of four brothers namely Ram, Bharat, Laxman, and Shatrughan, and their Kingdom. On a more deep level, it teaches mankind about the value of love, brotherhood, service, truth, and unity. Ram did not question the decision of his father to send him to exile. Neither did Sita question Ram on his acceptance of the order to spend 14 years in exile. She like a true wife stood steadfast to her decision to be at her husband’s side in all circumstances. Laxman followed Rama to the jungle so that he could serve him. Rama fought Ravana for justice and dharma Yet he did not fight Bharat for his kingdom because he believed in the peace and prosperity of his people. Besides, this book gives an important lesson in the art of correct state-craft and how a ruler should behave. It is a book which teaches and entertains at the same time.