208. cakravarththiyaippOlE izhakkaikuRuppu.
Sri PBA Swami's Sarartha Deepikai:
Attachment to other means will result in loss of goal is also seen through another example.
Dasaratha stuck to the satya dharma and lost the goal of living with Sri Rama. As in "rAmo vigrahavAn dharma:", he should have stayed with Rama who is dharma personified and given up the ordinary dharma of keeping his word. Instead he decided to keep up the lowly dharma of fulfilling his promise. Therefore, he lost the Lord.
Similarly, sticking to the lowly means will result in losing the great goal of being with Him who is dharma ("krushNam dharmam sanAtanam").