The Ramayana is also an allegory for the principles of Yogic living. Lord Rama was the supreme Yogi: firmly wedded to Dharma, or Righteous Living; an upholder of satya, or Truth at all costs. A supreme ascetic, or tapasin, he was firmly in control of his senses. His one-pointed mind manifested itself in his ‘skill in action’ as a warrior, a king, a husband, a son, a friend and a companion. Lord Rama is the role model for all yogic qualities.