Blindness in Ramayana Essays

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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,
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Ravana was temporally blind into seeing this occurring in the future because of his overwhelming obsession with Sita; at the time Soopanaka was in love with Rama. Ravana could have prevented his death by not capturing the love of Rama, which causes Rama to go on the ultimate quest into finding her and by doing so he kills the evil Ravana in revenge of him steeling Sita. He also could have prevented his death by letting Sita go back to Rama, so his life wouldn’t be in such danger.
Temporal blindness can also be seen in my life today. I would say that our country and our president were blind on September 11. I think we could have prevented it from happening if we had paid attention to what was actually going on in life. I think many people here in the United States took their life for granted. The attacks on September 11 put everyone’s life into perspective and opened their eyes from that blindness that was blocking them from seeing what was actually occurring in the real world. I think many people before September 11 were just living it up. I think we all believed we lived in this perfect world where everything was going just right, until there was a pit stop that changed our lives forever. The stock market then went

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