An angry Lakshman went back to Ram, "He is as arrogant as he always was, too proud to share anything."
Ram comforted his brother and asked him softly, "Where did you stand while asking Ravan for knowledge?"
"Next to his head so that I hear what he had to say clearly."
Ram smiled, placed his bow on the ground and walked to where Ravan lay. Lakshman watched in astonishment as his divine brother knelt at Ravan’s feet. With palms joined, with extreme humility, Ram said, "Lord of Lanka, I bow to you and request you to share your w
isdom with me.
To Lakshman’s surprise, Ravan opened his eyes and raised his arms to salute Ram, "If only I had more time as your teacher than as your enemy. Standing at my feet as a student should, unlike your rude younger brother, you are a worthy recipient of my knowledge. I have very little time so I cannot share much but let me tell you one important lesson I have learnt in my life. Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently. But things are actually good for you fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination. That is why I was impatient to abduct Sita but avoided meeting you. This is the wisdom of my life, Ram. My last words. I give it to you." With these words, Ravan died.
HAPPY DUSSEHRA to all of you.....be good and avoid bad...:):)