Sri tks Sir
I appreciate your point, but at the same time, probably you missed to see my point also.
My point is that whatever sangom Sir has pointed out citing some few Verses from Valmiki Ramayana, must have been read by many Sanskrit Scholars, but NONE OF THEM criticized Sri Rama and His Divine attributes;
Surely sangom sir is not the only one and first person who is mastered Valmiki Ramayana.
If Sri Rama is not Divine and only a Hero, Why there is not much against Sri Rama as divine written by any
well known writers.
This is my point.
Can he write his views about Sri Rama in Newspapers and other publications?
what are his other publications?
Has he done any research work and published any articles about Sri Rama based on his knowledge of reading Valmiki Ramayana?
I did not miss your point.
First the sanskrit translation Sri Sangom provided are from legitimate sources. It is not his own and he did not make them up.
I am not a scholar, but I am not sure if you read that I went to the same sources, responded with specifics and answered his interpretations to show how they can be looked at.
I am not asking anyone to change their mind because religion is a personal thing.
The scholars of the past and today do not see any issues with any of the verses that Sri Sangom quoted (or I quoted). I actually gave reasons why there are no issues. You may want to re-read them.
The real question is - Are you bothered by the translations? Do they affect your image of Sri Rama as described in Valmiki Ramayana? why so?
You may not want to delve deep into Valmiki Ramayana verses and that is perfectly fine.
If we want to read and understand, then the verses will make us think as to what is implied. I have minimally provided some explanations why the verses do not pose any issues and how Sri Rama can still be viewed as a personification of Dharma.
There are lot of blind believers in the world. Discussions of specifics are not suited for everyone.
Writing in newspapers does not prove anything because there are too many views.
The contrary views actually enhance our understanding in any topic. But we cannot bad mouth a person for providing differing views.
The source scriptures can be misinterpreted easily and hence one needs a qualified teacher to get the correct understanding.
For most people, blind belief is harmful and belief with some understanding is probably most beneficial.
With this in mind I can say that one must follow Dharma to the best extent in order to truly worship Sri Rama. The other thing is to stay away from source scriptures without the guidance of proper teachers.
In the end only you can answer as to what bothers you about the translations provided