An Adaptation of Rama Ajna Prashna of Goswami Tulsidas with Commentary by David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)
Passage Press (1997)
The Oracle of Rama, is perhaps the greatest Oracle of India, as well as one of the simplest and easiest to use. Like the I Ching, it consists of various verses that one can get to answer one’s questions. While the I Ching uses the symbolism of the world of Nature for providing its forecasts, The Oracle of Rama uses the symbolism of Lord Rama, a Divine incarnation, and the Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) as its symbolism. It condenses the laws of karma into the story of Rama and his noble deeds.
Rama’s story, the Ramayana, is one of the great classics of world literature. The importance of The Oracle of Rama is that Rama, its central presiding symbol, is a figure of heroic proportions – a perfect man. His life is an example of perfect action under every difficulty and misfortune, overcoming all the forces of evil and ignorance. As such, his Oracle is very safe and reliable, and provides the most wholesome and trustworthy guidance.
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the most respected Western scholars of East Indian spirituality. He is the author of over a dozen books and a Vedic astrologer.