Ramcharit Charcha DCX

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

नाथ नील नल कपि द्वौ भाई। लरिकाई रिषि आसिष पाई।।
तिन्ह के परस किएँ गिरि भारे। तरिहहिं जलधि प्रताप तुम्हारे।।
मैं पुनि उर धरि प्रभुताई। करिहउँ बल अनुमान सहाई।।
एहि बिधि नाथ पयोधि बँधाइअ। जेहिं यह सुजसु लोक तिहुँ गाइअ।।
एहि सर मम उत्तर तट बासी। हतहु नाथ खल नर अघ रासी।।
सुनि कृपाल सागर मन पीरा। तुरतहिं हरी राम रनधीरा।।
देखि राम बल पौरुष भारी। हरषि पयोनिधि भयउ सुखारी।।
सकल चरित कहि प्रभुहि सुनावा। चरन बंदि पाथोधि सिधावा।।
छं0-निज भवन गवनेउ सिंधु श्रीरघुपतिहि यह मत भायऊ।
यह चरित कलि मलहर जथामति दास तुलसी गायऊ।।
सुख भवन संसय समन दवन बिषाद रघुपति गुन गना।।
तजि सकल आस भरोस गावहि सुनहि संतत सठ मना।।
दो0-सकल सुमंगल दायक रघुनायक गुन गान।
सादर सुनहिं ते तरहिं भव सिंधु बिना जलजान।।60।।
मासपारायण, चौबीसवाँ विश्राम
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इति श्रीमद्रामचरितमानसे सकलकलिकलुषविध्वंसने
पञ्चमः सोपानः समाप्तः ।
(सुन्दरकाण्ड समाप्त)

Ocean who had assumed form of a Vipra, promptly addressed Shri Ram’s concern and said, “Lord, there are two, by names of Neel and Nal, in Your army of monkeys who on account of being blessed by a Rishi in their childhood have secured power by which even heavy stones touched by them will float in the sea water, in this also Your glory and influence only would be at work.

“As for me, I also, keeping abreast Your influence, glories and effect, will do every thing by way of help in accordance with my own prowess. O Master, in this manner You may exercise control over the ocean so that Your renown spreads over the three Lokas and people sing praises all over.

“The arrow that You have already placed in readiness over the bow can’t go waste as it never does, the same may be aimed at those vile persons who occupy my northern shore to annihilate them as they are only like piles of sins, O My Lord and Master.”

When the gracious Lord came to know of pain that pricked the heart of sea, He as Shri Ram, the one who never evades when it was time to act in the battlefield, acted with alacrity to remove the cause that troubled the sea.”

The sea observed the extent of strength and tenacity of Shri Ram and became happy and comfortable. Ocean then told all about the mischievous deeds of the villains who were now extinct; it later bowed down at feet of Lord and went back.

Raghupati Shri Ram appreciated the suggestion of ocean who had now gone back to his abode; Tulsidas says that he has related, as much as his capacity allowed, the stories of Shri Ram and has given the account of His approach and conduct, which have potential to destroy the ill effects of Kali’s age. “The virtues and glories of Raghunayak Shri Ram are like home of pleasure, eliminate doubts and subdue anxieties and worries of heart, hence”, Tulsi says,”O My Dumb Self, sing and listen to these continuously shedding all your reliance on other means and nursing false hope.”

The singing of virtues of Raghunayak Shri Ram itself is able to provide all kind of welfare and can ensure nicest of fortune; those who listen with attention do get across the ocean of being without even a ship.

We have now covered up to Doha 60 of Sundar Kand. This coincides with 24th rest for the month long recital.

This is ends of the fifth step into the Ramcharit Manas which destroys all the ill-effects of the Kaliyuga.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

 

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCIX

II Shree Guruvey namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

लछिमन बान सरासन आनू। सोषौं बारिधि बिसिख कृसानू।।
सठ सन बिनय कुटिल सन प्रीती। सहज कृपन सन सुंदर नीती।।
ममता रत सन ग्यान कहानी। अति लोभी सन बिरति बखानी।।
क्रोधिहि सम कामिहि हरि कथा। ऊसर बीज बएँ फल जथा।।
अस कहि रघुपति चाप चढ़ावा। यह मत लछिमन के मन भावा।।
संघानेउ प्रभु बिसिख कराला। उठी उदधि उर अंतर ज्वाला।।
मकर उरग झष गन अकुलाने। जरत जंतु जलनिधि जब जाने।।
कनक थार भरि मनि गन नाना। बिप्र रूप आयउ तजि माना।।
दो0-काटेहिं पइ कदरी फरइ कोटि जतन कोउ सींच।
बिनय न मान खगेस सुनु डाटेहिं पइ नव नीच।।58।।

We covered up to Doha 57 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

When the appeal to the ocean by Shri Ram did not yield result, Shri Ram called out to Lakshman (who had earlier suggested to the Lord to dry up the ocean by His anger and had been assured by Lord to keep patience till the softer option was tried out as was suggested by Vibhishan) to bring the bow to enable Him to dry up the ocean with fire oozing arrow. Shri Ram then addressed all his people present there and said,”it is futile to appeal a stubborn fool to see reason, as it is futile to expect that an skewed person will see reason while being treated politely and lovingly. It is also futile to teach a natural miser to adopt magnanimity as policy, similarly those who are mired in selfish or blind affection won’t listen to call of wisdom and a person too greedy will never ever be made to understand virtues of detachment and dispassion. It is also futile to make an attempt to pacify an angry person and make him see things with equanimity or to make someone lustfully craving to listen to the stories of Lord Hari (which always turns lower desires for mundane pleasure in to higher desires of loving the Lord). In fact all such attempts go waste like sowing seeds in barren land.”

Concluding thus, Shri Ram brought the bow in readiness, Lakshman relished very much the action and approach of the Lord. When a deadly arrow was put on the bow by the Lord, it resulted in a big razing blaze in the very heart of the ocean; it made the crocodiles, snakes and swarms of fishes cringe and cower. The realization that the animals within the ocean were now burning the ocean assumed the form of a Brahmin and shedding all arrogance promptly appeared before the Lord.

Kakbhushindi at this stage told Garuda, “The big leave plantain does not fructify though watered regularly until the time it is cut and pruned, O King of Birds, similarly the a lowly and uncultured person does not care for soft approaches and rather bends his arrogant self only when is scolded and feels threatened,”

This covers up to Doha 58 of Sundar Kand.

सभय सिंधु गहि पद प्रभु केरे। छमहु नाथ सब अवगुन मेरे।।
गगन समीर अनल जल धरनी। इन्ह कइ नाथ सहज जड़ करनी।।
तव प्रेरित मायाँ उपजाए। सृष्टि हेतु सब ग्रंथनि गाए।।
प्रभु आयसु जेहि कहँ जस अहई। सो तेहि भाँति रहे सुख लहई।।
प्रभु भल कीन्ही मोहि सिख दीन्ही। मरजादा पुनि तुम्हरी कीन्ही।।
ढोल गवाँर सूद्र पसु नारी। सकल ताड़ना के अधिकारी।।
प्रभु प्रताप मैं जाब सुखाई। उतरिहि कटकु न मोरि बड़ाई।।
प्रभु अग्या अपेल श्रुति गाई। करौं सो बेगि जौ तुम्हहि सोहाई।।
दो0-सुनत बिनीत बचन अति कह कृपाल मुसुकाइ।
जेहि बिधि उतरै कपि कटकु तात सो कहहु उपाइ।।59।।

Seeing Shri Ram angered and upset at the prospect of creatures living in its depths becoming extinct (the noble worry first for the dependents and for self), the ocean, now in form of a Brahmin, grabbed the feet of the Lord and said, “O Master, kindly pardon me for all my faults but the fact of the matter is that five elements of creation namely sky, air, fire, water and earth are by their very nature inert (i e without any freedom to act on their own); the same are created by Mayic power (the creative power which acts totally as per His will) only for the purpose of bringing this visible world in to existence. However it is only the command of the Lord, specific to each one, which when followed keeps them in a happy state. Lord, you have only been kind in reminding me of the lesson I must always remember but I remained unmoved due to discipline cast for me from Your side only.

“Drums are to be beaten for making sound, a rustic has to be taught to behave rightly, those engaged in service need to be explained how to serve, an animal has to be trained first before it becomes useful and a women has to be kept in sight for her safety; kindly look at me with these principle facts in mind. As for me I am all prepared for getting dried up by influence of Your glorious might and you army will get across, in this I claim no praise or draw satisfaction for being of service to you. The Vedas do declare that the command or will of the Lord can never be flouted hence I am ready to do whatever will please You.”

Listening such humble utterance of ocean the merciful Lord said smilingly, “O Taat (elder, Shri Ram considered it so because it was brought in to existence by His ancestor King Sagar), kindly tell me some means by which this army of monkeys may get across.”

(It may be understood here that matter also has mind but it is placed in a different kind of discipline by nature which is entrusted by Lord to carry out His own will. The Lord thought that He was only going to rescue Sita, the inseparable creative power of His own, hence the water body known as ocean should value His humble request, forgetting for a while that as an element it has a certain obligation to discharge in line with what is basically expected of it. Lord also got reminded of the fact that in His present avatar as Ram, the scion of Raghuvansh, he was not to exercise his supranatural powers. The Lord also gave message that while one may posses punitive power to get others fall in line, it should not be used first; it should only be persuasive soft-approach initially.)

We have now covered up to Doha 59 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krsishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCVIII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

सुनत सभय मन मुख मुसुकाई। कहत दसानन सबहि सुनाई।।
भूमि परा कर गहत अकासा। लघु तापस कर बाग बिलासा।।
कह सुक नाथ सत्य सब बानी। समुझहु छाड़ि प्रकृति अभिमानी।।
सुनहु बचन मम परिहरि क्रोधा। नाथ राम सन तजहु बिरोधा।।
अति कोमल रघुबीर सुभाऊ। जद्यपि अखिल लोक कर राऊ।।
मिलत कृपा तुम्ह पर प्रभु करिही। उर अपराध न एकउ धरिही।।
जनकसुता रघुनाथहि दीजे। एतना कहा मोर प्रभु कीजे।
जब तेहिं कहा देन बैदेही। चरन प्रहार कीन्ह सठ तेही।।
नाइ चरन सिरु चला सो तहाँ। कृपासिंधु रघुनायक जहाँ।।
करि प्रनामु निज कथा सुनाई। राम कृपाँ आपनि गति पाई।।
रिषि अगस्ति कीं साप भवानी। राछस भयउ रहा मुनि ग्यानी।।
बंदि राम पद बारहिं बारा। मुनि निज आश्रम कहुँ पगु धारा।।
दो0-बिनय न मानत जलधि जड़ गए तीन दिन बीति।
बोले राम सकोप तब भय बिनु होइ न प्रीति।।57।।

We covered up to Doha 57 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Ravan first listened to what his agents were to tell but with fear in his heart while apparently smiling (the arrogant people never display real emotions) and later began to loudly speak for everyone to be able to listen, “The younger of the two ascetics (Tapaswies) is trying to grab sky while lying at the level of earth; his message is nothing more than indulgence in word-play (the deceitful never divulge what they really think).”

Shuk, the agent, replied at first in the same manner as his master had done (i e speaking what would please the master knowing fully well that it was patently untrue) and said, “O Master, whatever you speak is just true.” Shuk could not maintain the falsehood (now having seen Shri Ram, the Lord) and reverted to be truthful again and told Ravan next, “Kindly understand and leave your arrogant nature for a while as you would understand only when you have done that. Carefully listen to my words while not being angry. You must stop being an adversary of Shri Ram for he has a tender heart and amiable disposition even when He is the Lord of all the entire universe.

“As soon as you would meet the Lord, He will bestow on you all kind of graces and would not reflect on any of your crimes and sins. In this light you must now return Sita, the daughter of Janak, to Raghunath (to whom she is married). My lord, just care to do this much at least.”

Ravan was quick to respond when he listened to the advice asking him to return Vaidehi Sita, and the fool hit Shuk with his foot. Shuk also wasted no further time and just bowed down and left for the place where Raghunayak Shri Ram was stationed. Doing Pranam to the Lord, he related his own story and assumed his real self with the help of kind graces of Shri Ram; he was in fact a knowledgeable and accomplished Muni but was turned in to a demon on account of curse of great Rishi Agastya. The Muni gratefully bowed down at the feet of Shri Ram, the Lord, time and again and finally stepped in to his own ashram and resumed the practices that he was busy with earlier in accordance with his stage in life when he was cursed, to be finally liberated.

Now on the other side the ocean, as an non-living entity and therefore stubborn, did not appreciate the request of Shri Ram even after the third day of His remaining in meditative stance on the shore. Shri Ram, now developed some anger his heart before He spoke, with realization that the dumb in fact do not yield unless they are instilled fear in heart and that the crucial time had been wasted.

we have now covered up to Doha 57 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Shri Pankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut hanuman ki jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCVII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

Jai Shri Ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

Ram tej bal budhi vipulai I shesh sahas sat sakai na gaaiII

Sak sar ek soshi sat sagar I tav bhratahi puuchheyu nay nagar II
सुनत बचन बिहसा दससीसा। जौं असि मति सहाय कृत कीसा।।
सहज भीरु कर बचन दृढ़ाई। सागर सन ठानी मचलाई।।
मूढ़ मृषा का करसि बड़ाई। रिपु बल बुद्धि थाह मैं पाई।।
सचिव सभीत बिभीषन जाकें। बिजय बिभूति कहाँ जग ताकें।।
सुनि खल बचन दूत रिस बाढ़ी। समय बिचारि पत्रिका काढ़ी।।
रामानुज दीन्ही यह पाती। नाथ बचाइ जुड़ावहु छाती।।
बिहसि बाम कर लीन्ही रावन। सचिव बोलि सठ लाग बचावन।।
दो0–बातन्ह मनहि रिझाइ सठ जनि घालसि कुल खीस।
राम बिरोध न उबरसि सरन बिष्नु अज ईस।।56(क)।।
की तजि मान अनुज इव प्रभु पद पंकज भृंग।
होहि कि राम सरानल खल कुल सहित पतंग।।56(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 55 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The agents of Ravan told, “It is impossible even for a hundred thousand Sheshas to explain Shri Ram’s influence and aura, His strength and might, His intellectual prowess or His immensity in every sphere and scope; just an arrow of His will be able to dry a hundred oceans. In spite of such greatness at His command, Shri Ram, the expert in princely etiquette and diplomacy, asked your brother for suggesting means to cross the ocean.”

Ravan smiled and retorted upon listening to what Shuk had to say, “Oh, it shows the level of his wit that he has preferred to seek help from monkeys and has relied on the word of a one who is by nature a meek and weak person and childishly insist on ocean grating him favor.

“O Fool, why you falsely praise him, I have already gathered what is the reality about my enemy’s strength and wisdom. He has made Vibhishan, a scared soul, his lieutenant, how on earth he expects victory and glory therefore.”

The messenger got annoyed listening to the words of evil minded Ravan and thinking it was now time he produced the letter given by Lakshman and handed it to Ravan and said, “The younger brother of Shri Ram has given this letter, Master, you may now have it read to you and bring comfort to your bosom.”

Ravan too showing disrespect picked it with his left hand and the fool then asked his minister to read it.

The message in it was, “You may not amuse yourself by talks that please you, O Fool, it will only result in total destruction of your entire body of people connected with you. Do not pick up fight with Shri Ram as even Vishnu, Brahma and Shiv would not be able to lend you an helping hand.

“Either follow the path your younger brother took and become bee hovering around the Lord’s lotus feet or be ready to be consumed by fire of arrows of Shri Ram like insects along with your whole family.”

We have now covered up to Doha 56 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsidas ki jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXVI

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

Jai Shri Ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

ए कपि सब सुग्रीव समाना। इन्ह सम कोटिन्ह गनइ को नाना।।
राम कृपाँ अतुलित बल तिन्हहीं। तृन समान त्रेलोकहि गनहीं।।
अस मैं सुना श्रवन दसकंधर। पदुम अठारह जूथप बंदर।।
नाथ कटक महँ सो कपि नाहीं। जो न तुम्हहि जीतै रन माहीं।।
परम क्रोध मीजहिं सब हाथा। आयसु पै न देहिं रघुनाथा।।
सोषहिं सिंधु सहित झष ब्याला। पूरहीं न त भरि कुधर बिसाला।।
मर्दि गर्द मिलवहिं दससीसा। ऐसेइ बचन कहहिं सब कीसा।।
गर्जहिं तर्जहिं सहज असंका। मानहु ग्रसन चहत हहिं लंका।।
दो0–सहज सूर कपि भालु सब पुनि सिर पर प्रभु राम।
रावन काल कोटि कहु जीति सकहिं संग्राम।।55।।

We covered up to Doha 54 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Ravan’s secret agent Shuk further said, “The names, we just recounted, are of those who in comparison are no less than Sugreev, the king. There are many more who fall in the same category; who can count such large number.

“By the grace of Shri Ram, the Lord, they have acquired immense strength and power on account of which they consider the entire universe consisting of three worlds as nothing more than a fragment of grass (it means that they not only can not just win the three worlds, it also means that by being in the company of the Lord they value the opulence of three worlds as useless for themselves).

“O Ravan, I have listened directly some one saying that these monkey stalwarts are as many as 18000 billion in number. In their army there is none who won’t be able to establish win over you in the battle field. They are very very furious and restless, and ready to charge ahead but Raghunath Shri Ram is not permitting them to.

“All of the monkeys were busy proclaiming to dry up ocean along with its creatures, alternatively to fill it with large mountains and then cross over to crush Ravan to ground. Undaunted but with a natural flair they were roaring and acting menacingly as if to gobble up Lanka.

“These monkeys and bears happen to be basically strong and brave besides now they have Lord Shri Ram as their protector and savior hence, O Ravan, they may well defeat even a thousand Yamas (the Lords of Death, supposedly so strong as to win one and all), in a combat.”

(The monkeys had Shri Ram, the Lord, as their master and savior and were out to carry out His command only, the lord of death carries out his duty as directed by the Lord of Universe i e Shri Ram hence if death confronted  these monkeys it will only have to back out and accept defeat. This was the subtle message to Ravan that he should see light of the day.)

We have now covered up to Doha 55 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXV

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

Jai Shri Ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

नाथ कृपा करि पूँछेहु जैसें। मानहु कहा क्रोध तजि तैसें।।
मिला जाइ जब अनुज तुम्हारा। जातहिं राम तिलक तेहि सारा।।
रावन दूत हमहि सुनि काना। कपिन्ह बाँधि दीन्हे दुख नाना।।
श्रवन नासिका काटै लागे। राम सपथ दीन्हे हम त्यागे।।
पूँछिहु नाथ राम कटकाई। बदन कोटि सत बरनि न जाई।।
नाना बरन भालु कपि धारी। बिकटानन बिसाल भयकारी।।
जेहिं पुर दहेउ हतेउ सुत तोरा। सकल कपिन्ह महँ तेहि बलु थोरा।।
अमित नाम भट कठिन कराला। अमित नाग बल बिपुल बिसाला।।
दो0-द्विबिद मयंद नील नल अंगद गद बिकटासि।
दधिमुख केहरि निसठ सठ जामवंत बलरासि।।54।।

We covered up to Doha 53 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The two messengers faced with Ravan, asked him, “O Master, in the same manner that you have been kind in asking what we learned there, be similarly patient in the same manner and without being angry accept what we say.

“As soon as your younger brother Vibhishan met Shri Ram, he was first anointed as the king of Lanka by Shri Ram. When monkeys listened us speaking they could make out we had been sent by Ravan as spies and they tied us and gave us hard time in many ways. They were about to chop off our ears and noses when we asked them to stop in name of Shri Ram and they released us.

“Master, you wished to know about the strength of army of Shri Ram but the fact is that its immensity is hard to describe even by deploying a million mouths. It consists of many hued monkeys and bears who have very dreadful faces and are enormous in sizes.

“The one who had burned down our city and who had killed your son too, is in fact one of the weaker kind among the monkeys. The warriors of great prowess have different names and posses might of innumerable elephants and have large bodies.

“To recount a few by name they are Dwivid, Mayank,Neel, Nal, Angad, Gad, Vikata, Dadhimukh, Kehari, Nisatth, Satth as well as Jamvant (the bear) who is himself powerful in a big way (all these names represent the qualities they possess).”

(Shuk and the other, displaying virtue of a good emissary did not keep any detail from telling and also did not mince words in telling what lay in the interest of Ravan but in a polite and genuine way.)

We have now covered up to Doha 54 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavanai Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXIV

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

Jai Shri Ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

तुरत नाइ लछिमन पद माथा। चले दूत बरनत गुन गाथा।।
कहत राम जसु लंकाँ आए। रावन चरन सीस तिन्ह नाए।।
बिहसि दसानन पूँछी बाता। कहसि न सुक आपनि कुसलाता।।
पुनि कहु खबरि बिभीषन केरी। जाहि मृत्यु आई अति नेरी।।
करत राज लंका सठ त्यागी। होइहि जब कर कीट अभागी।।
पुनि कहु भालु कीस कटकाई। कठिन काल प्रेरित चलि आई।।
जिन्ह के जीवन कर रखवारा। भयउ मृदुल चित सिंधु बिचारा।।
कहु तपसिन्ह कै बात बहोरी। जिन्ह के हृदयँ त्रास अति मोरी।।
दो0–की भइ भेंट कि फिरि गए श्रवन सुजसु सुनि मोर।
कहसि न रिपु दल तेज बल बहुत चकित चित तोर।।53।।

We covered up to Doha 52 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The messengers of Ravan bow down before Lakshman and left for Lanka as soon as they got letter and other instructions from him; they kept recounting with appreciation the whole sequence of events. They reached Lanka while singing praises of Shri Ram all along the way. Coming to the court of Ravan they put their head at the feet of Ravan merely to observe protocol; Ravan in turned smiled and asked what message they brought. Getting no instant answer he asked again, “O Shuk (name of one of the messengers), you seem to be unduly quiet, what’s wrong, are you OK? Also tell the news regarding Vibhishan who seems to have closed distance between his death and himself. The fool decided to leave Lanka while he was enjoying as its ruler; now he will only have the same fate as that of an insect, a bug, in the pile of grain (to be eventually crushed).

“Then also give me details of the army of bears and monkeys who on account of call of the lord of death have assembled there. It is in fact the soft-heartedness of the poor ocean itself that it has kept them alive (by coming in middle of me and them). Lastly also tell about the ascetic brothers who might be feeling miserably on account of fear of mine plaguing their hearts.

“Did you have occasion to meet them or they have returned back after listening to accounts of my fame (as a strong and well equipped person). You seem to be aghast at something (Ravan could not make out that their behavior was different because they had had the glimpse of the Lord, it was hard for them to reconcile between this master who was totally embroiled in selfish pursuits and the other Master, the Supreme Lord of Universe and His magnificence and simplicity, His protective attitude and friendliness).

In the end Ravan came to point of his interest and asked, “why don’t you tell all about the strength and prowess at command of the enemy camp?”

We have now covered up to Doha 53 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsodas Ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXIII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

प्रगट बखानहिं राम सुभाऊ। अति सप्रेम गा बिसरि दुराऊ।।
रिपु के दूत कपिन्ह तब जाने। सकल बाँधि कपीस पहिं आने।।
कह सुग्रीव सुनहु सब बानर। अंग भंग करि पठवहु निसिचर।।
सुनि सुग्रीव बचन कपि धाए। बाँधि कटक चहु पास फिराए।।
बहु प्रकार मारन कपि लागे। दीन पुकारत तदपि न त्यागे।।
जो हमार हर नासा काना। तेहि कोसलाधीस कै आना।।
सुनि लछिमन सब निकट बोलाए। दया लागि हँसि तुरत छोडाए।।
रावन कर दीजहु यह पाती। लछिमन बचन बाचु कुलघाती।।
दो0-कहेहु मुखागर मूढ़ सन मम संदेसु उदार।
सीता देइ मिलेहु न त आवा काल तुम्हार।।52।।

The secret agents of Ravan were so overwhelmed with love for Shri Ram for His ingrained nature (of amiability and acceptance) that they began to sing His praises openly, forgetting that they were in disguised form (this is a natural effect for someone who has had occasion to look at the Lord and His true nature; such a one then sheds all pretenses, a necessity for earning Lord’s love for himself). The monkeys now could make out that they weren’t from among them but were from enemy’s camp hence they tied them up and took in front of Sugreev, their king.

Sugreev in line with his policy told them to maim the demons and send back. The monkeys went overboard listening to Sugreev’s word and took the demons around and began to hit them in different ways. The prisoners gave mercy call but it remained unheeded; lastly they said, “who ever wants to cut our nose and ears, we appeal to him in name of Shri Ram, the King of Kaushala,not to do so.” When Lakshman heard Shri Ram’s name being taken by them, he asked them to come near and smiled, they now deserved to be shown kindness and mercy hence they were set free once again. Since they were now to go back to Ravan, Lakshman gave them a letter to be handed to Ravan with words,”O enemy of your own family, read this message from Lakshman.”

Lakshman further told them, “you may also tell the dumbfounded fool verbally my message of compassion and generosity that he must see us immediately and return Sita otherwise his death is imminent.”

we have now covered up to Doha 52 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman ki jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCXII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

सखा कही तुम्ह नीकि उपाई। करिअ दैव जौं होइ सहाई।।
मंत्र न यह लछिमन मन भावा। राम बचन सुनि अति दुख पावा।।
नाथ दैव कर कवन भरोसा। सोषिअ सिंधु करिअ मन रोसा।।
कादर मन कहुँ एक अधारा। दैव दैव आलसी पुकारा।।
सुनत बिहसि बोले रघुबीरा। ऐसेहिं करब धरहु मन धीरा।।
अस कहि प्रभु अनुजहि समुझाई। सिंधु समीप गए रघुराई।।
प्रथम प्रनाम कीन्ह सिरु नाई। बैठे पुनि तट दर्भ डसाई।।
जबहिं बिभीषन प्रभु पहिं आए। पाछें रावन दूत पठाए।।
दो0-सकल चरित तिन्ह देखे धरें कपट कपि देह।
प्रभु गुन हृदयँ सराहहिं सरनागत पर नेह।।51।।

We covered up to Doha 50 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Shri Ram, by way of appreciation, told Vibhishan, “Friend, you have spoken of a right way to resolve a problem (of this big magnitude where ecological issues are involved, a silent conversation with mother nature may surely help), I intend do like wise provided such is the providence out there to help us.”

This counsel coming from Vibhishan wasn’t liked by Lakshman and he was upset listening to Shri Ram’s words of approval for such a thing. Lakshman told Shri Ram, “Master, should one rely on providence and fate, can they be relied up on. I think You must dry up the ocean by getting angry in Your heart (You are the real Lord of universe and merely Your being angry will shake up the creation forcing ocean to dry).

“It is for the cowardly and weak to look for help from luck etc, for them it might be the sole consolation; also some who are lazy and inactive by nature have been known to wish and call for luck, it is not for us to wait like this.”

Raghuveer Shri Ram instantly smiled at the sort of reaction coming from Lakshman and said, “We will do as you suggest, just have some patience in your heart.” This is how the Lord placated the anxiety of younger brother and pacified him; Raghuraj Shri Ram then went near the ocean. Shri Ram first bowed down reverentially before the ocean (acknowledging its greatness) and then spread a sheet of grass on the shore and set over it (when someone waits for a while to find a solution for a big problem, the word spreads and those who have some knowledge or expertise get time to contact him; rushing in such matters is not advisable, it may turn those who will be affected eventually in to enemies which is never a desirable thing in far away places).

On the other side, Ravan sent his spies to follow Vibhishan as soon as he left Lanka. These sleuths, disguised as monkeys, watched the going on in Shri Ram’s camp from close quarters and appreciated the virtues of the Lord in their hearts and particularly His love for the shelter-seekers.

We have now covered up to Doha 51 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCXI

II Shri Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

अस प्रभु छाड़ि भजहिं जे आना। ते नर पसु बिनु पूँछ बिषाना।।
निज जन जानि ताहि अपनावा। प्रभु सुभाव कपि कुल मन भावा।।
पुनि सर्बग्य सर्ब उर बासी। सर्बरूप सब रहित उदासी।।
बोले बचन नीति प्रतिपालक। कारन मनुज दनुज कुल घालक।।
सुनु कपीस लंकापति बीरा। केहि बिधि तरिअ जलधि गंभीरा।।
संकुल मकर उरग झष जाती। अति अगाध दुस्तर सब भाँती।।
कह लंकेस सुनहु रघुनायक। कोटि सिंधु सोषक तव सायक।।
जद्यपि तदपि नीति असि गाई। बिनय करिअ सागर सन जाई।।
दो0-प्रभु तुम्हार कुलगुर जलधि कहिहि उपाय बिचारि।
बिनु प्रयास सागर तरिहि सकल भालु कपि धारि।।50।

We covered up to Doha 49 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Surely those who worship other than such a Lord (as Shri Ram is) are not humans but are like animals who do have tails and horns. That Vibhishan was accepted as His own devotee and servant by the Lord, such kindness as part of His nature was liked by the monkeys.

Omniscient and omnipresent, appearing in all forms but without being only those forms and being totally unconcerned with or uninterested in what happens or doesn’t happen who took an avatar in human form for the destruction of the race of demons as an upholder of Niti (right rules and right path), such Shri Ram, the Lord, once again began to speak, “Listen, O Sugreev, king of monkeys and listen O Vibhishan, king of Lanka, both of you are brave and now is the time to discuss how to get across this deep ocean which is a challenge in itself; this is home to alligators, snakes and various forms of fishes, it’s depth is unfathomable therefore poses every kind of difficulty in crossing over.”

Lankesh Vibhishan suggested by saying, “O Raghunayak, please listen, though Your arrow is capable to dry millions of such oceans yet the prevalent norm calls for going to the ocean itself and ask for means to cross it. Lord, the ocean is Your Kulguru (the family elder)* hence would most willingly tell us a good way to achieve our goal. In this manner our entire army of monkeys and bears will be able to go across the ocean with out much effort.”

(Sagar was an ancestor of Shri Ram, he had dug up the earth which up on getting filled with water came to be known as Saagar (the ocean); here we must appreciate that such natural entities as ocean etc should not be seen as inanimate objects to be dealt with as pleased. Here they should be seen as living systems that must be explored for our needs in a way that would acceptable to them. Vibhishan here proved to be having quality of a good king who cares to preserves environment as first priority.)

We have now covered up to Doha 50 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal