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Unformatted text preview: everyone…” This doesn’t sound like 3000 year old poetry, which is why I like it. The Indians looked at Ramayana as a “model” person, or someone everyone should strive to be like. We look at Jesus as a perfect human being, and he serves as our “model.” I really admired his humbleness; especially the fact that he remained in exile out of respect for his father. This also reminded me of the biblical story of King David. David lived in the wild and in caves, because God told him to. Even though he could have went and killed Kind Saul at anytime and taken the throne. I really enjoyed the Ramayana, and the fact that it is still praised for its brilliancy proves that it is a profound piece of literature. I think that everyone should study these ancient stories, and pieces of literature. I really enjoyed them. However, I did find the Ramayana hard to understand and take in at times. Maybe there is a better translation of the poems in existence....
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- Fall '06
- Poetry, Vedas, Hindu texts, David Alan Devor, Dr. Stolz