Celibacy/Abstinence/Meaning behind mythological stories
1) In Hinduism all stories have great meaning and are related to know the self, in the case of Ramayana I read is like, Dhasharathan (body have 10 indriyas(5 karmendriya+5 jnanendriya) ,who have 3 wives namely kausalya(icha sakti) kaikeyi(kriya sakti) sumitra (jnan sakti) and 4 childrens namely Ram(stoola sharira Lakshman (sukshma) Bharath(Karana) and Shaktrukna (Thuriya),, Stoola (RAM) got Sita(brahmavidya) by connecting the rope of bow(kundalini passing through backborn), Mandodhari and Shurpanaga denotes vasana which activated through Kriya sakthi (kaikei), Thadaka denotes Kama, Ravan(Rajass) Kumbakarnan (Thamass), Vibeeshnan(Swathikam) , Hanuman (Brahmacharyam(mind is like monkey but mind have the ability to keep brahmacharyam have great power like Hanuman) Bali (avivekam) Sugreve (avivekam) Ayodya (Place have no war- pure Soul) Kishkinda (Place for decision making- Budhi) Lanka (place of war -Mind), Raman (Stoola Sharira) have to go through Arnyagam (Samsar) and control the indriya (Panjavadi- control of 5 indriyas) , and he have to distroy mind(lanka) and get back to Ayodhya (Soul)
Sir in this type of study is the need of the hour, amd more hepful for knowing the value of scriptures, what is your point of view sir?
Sarwam Kalvidam Brahman
All the mythological stories in the various cultures of the world symbolize the tug of war between good and evil (the dualities of Samsara). The fights denote the effort one has to apply in overcoming the world and Ego illusion. The wars fought in both the 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' denote the fight an aspirant has to put up against Avidya (ignorance) which works through the tentacles of Maya.
Thus, these stories are an interesting and symbolic way of depicting the course of action to be taken by an aspirant striving to realize the self by annulling the Ego blocking the same. The Lord initiates and guides the aspirant, as symbolically depicted by Sage Vasista (Lord in the form of the Guru advising Rama) in the Ramayana & Lord Krishna guiding Arjuna in the Mahabharata.
ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)