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7. Ramayana- importance to humanity Ramayana is a Dharmagrantha, or religious text that illuminates the path of righteousness, offering a code of moral or ethical conduct to develop personal character and sustain relationships.
Shows that worthwhile relationships must be based on values recognized as building blocks of character: love, respect, loyalty, honesty, dignity, self-control of senses and emotions, valor, skill in action, accountability, charity, intellect and knowledge, physical strength, refinement, etc.
Not by exhortation, but by weaving a beautiful story in which the characters are tested to their limits in their adherence to these values.