Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.22

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nara-devatvam āpannaḥ
sura-kārya-cikīrṣayā
samudra-nigrahādīni
cakre vīryāṇy ataḥ param

Next He performed superhuman activities in controlling the Indian Ocean and having assumed the form of a divine human being [Râma] in order to act for the sake of the godly beings.

[ Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.22 ]

The Beauty of Sri Ramachandra is that he knows his limit. His limitation of knowing when to act and when not to act in the principles of dharma is well known. Even-thru he was Narayana himself, he acted with limitations accordingly how a man should be in this mortal world of exploitation. He was well respected by everyone therefore he is also known as maryada purusottama. He came to establish the methodology of idealism. He is an ideal friend, an ideal father, ideal son, ideal brother, ideal husband all of which within the fold of Vedic dharma. The Atheist Ravana was in controlled of the three known regions, the upper realms of the gods, the middle realms of the humans and the lower realms thus the gods prayed for Lord Narayana to descend. Being too powerful Ravana can only be killed by the Supreme Lord himself and the battle at Lanka ensures the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama.

Written by Sankarshan Das  

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