Justice from Lord Rama

There is a very beautiful story about Rama in the Nyaya Puranas from Lord Rama. In ancient times there was a very famous monastery in the northern part of this country which was known as Kalinjar. Kalinjar Math was a famous monastery of that time. This is before the Ramayana period. Ramayana means, about 5000 years ago. Even before the arrival of Rama, Kalinjar Math was well known. Rama was considered a very just and welfare king. He used to sit in the court every day and try to solve the problems of the people. One day in the evening, when the day was approaching, he had to wrap up the proceedings of the court. When he had heard the problems of all the people, he asked his brother Lakshmana, who was his great devotee, to go out and see that no one else was waiting. Lakshman went out and looked around and came back and said, 'There is no one. Our work for today is over. are saying. So Lakshmana went again and looked around, there was no one there. He was about to come in, when he saw a dog sitting with a very sad face and a bruise on his head. Then he saw the dog and asked him, 'Are you waiting for something?' The dog started saying, 'Yes, I want justice from Rama.' So Lakshmana said, 'You come in' and he took her to the court. carried in. The dog came and bowed to Rama and started speaking. He said, 'Oh Ram, I want justice. I have been subjected to unnecessary violence. I was sitting quietly, this person named Sarvathasiddha came and without any reason hit me on the head with a stick. I was just sitting quietly. I want justice.' Ram immediately sent for Sarvathasiddha, a beggar. He was brought to the court. Ram asked, 'What is your story? This dog says that you killed him without any reason.' He said, 'Yes, I am guilty of this dog. I was starving, I was angry, disappointed. This dog was sitting in my way so I unnecessarily hit this dog on the head in frustration and anger. You can give me whatever punishment you want.' Then Ram put this matter in front of his ministers and courtiers and said, 'What punishment do you want for this beggar?' They all thought about this and said, 'Wait a minute, it's a very complicated matter. First of all, there is a human and a dog involved in this case, so the laws we know in general would not apply to this. Therefore it is your right as the king to pass judgment.' Then Rama asked the dog, 'What do you say, do you have any suggestion?' The dog said, 'Yes, I have a suitable one for this person. The punishment is.' 'What is that, tell me?' Then the dog said, 'Make him the chief Mahant of Kalinjar Math.' Rama gave him an elephant, the beggar, being very pleased with this punishment, climbed the elephant and happily went to the monastery. The courtiers said, 'What kind of decision is this? Is this a punishment? The man is very happy.' Then Rama asked the dog, 'Why don't you tell me what this means?' The dog said, 'In the previous life I was the chief Mahant of Kalinjar Math and I went there because I wanted to do my spiritual welfare. and was sincerely devoted to the monastery, which had an important role in the spiritual well-being of many others. I went there with the resolve of spiritual well being for myself and everyone else and I tried it too. I tried my best. But as the days passed, gradually other sporadic thoughts began to affect me. The name and fame that came with the post of Chief Mahant started affecting me somewhere. Many times not me, my ego used to work. At times I used to enjoy the general acceptance of people. People started seeing me as a religious leader. Within myself I knew that I was not a religious leader, but I started behaving like a religious leader and started demanding the facilities that a religious leader should normally get. I didn't try my full transformation but started showing off it and people supported me too. Such things kept happening and gradually my commitment to my spiritual well-being began to dwindle and the people around me began to diminish. Many times I tried to bring myself back but seeing the overwhelming acceptance around me, I lost myself somewhere. This beggar Sarvatsiddha has anger, ego, he is also frustrated, so I know that he will punish himself as I have given. So this is the best punishment for him, let him become the chief mahant of Kalinjar Math.'