Ramcharit Charcha DXIV

February 5, 2016

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

जे महिसुर दसरथ पुर बासी। जे मिथिलापति नगर निवासी।।
हंस बंस गुर जनक पुरोधा। जिन्ह जग मगु परमारथु सोधा।।
लगे कहन उपदेस अनेका। सहित धरम नय बिरति बिबेका।।
कौसिक कहि कहि कथा पुरानीं। समुझाई सब सभा सुबानीं।।
तब रघुनाथ कोसिकहि कहेऊ। नाथ कालि जल बिनु सबु रहेऊ।।
मुनि कह उचित कहत रघुराई। गयउ बीति दिन पहर अढ़ाई।।
रिषि रुख लखि कह तेरहुतिराजू। इहाँ उचित नहिं असन अनाजू।।
कहा भूप भल सबहि सोहाना। पाइ रजायसु चले नहाना।।
दो0-तेहि अवसर फल फूल दल मूल अनेक प्रकार।
लइ आए बनचर बिपुल भरि भरि काँवरि भार।।278।।

We covered up to Doha 278 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and learned that the great saints on the side of both , Ayodhya and Janakpur, who had full understanding relating to matters of the world and of the spiritual matters gave sermons to all the people who were sitting at Chitrakoot mourning death of King Dashrath. Muni Kaushik related many old stories and tried to placate the agitated minds of people. Lord Shri Ram then felt concerned about the people who had gone without food and water yesterday and brought Munis’s attention to it; Muni Kaushik responded by saying that what Ram had told was true and that it was already well past the noon time. King Janak put forward the view that it wasn’t right to expect grain based preparations at that place and in those circumstances. Shortly thereafter people went about having bath in Mandakini obtaining consent of the king and in the mean time the local forest dwellers brought loads of eatable raw vegetarian stuff on their own with being prompted by any one.

कामद मे गिरि राम प्रसादा। अवलोकत अपहरत बिषादा।।
सर सरिता बन भूमि बिभागा। जनु उमगत आनँद अनुरागा।।
बेलि बिटप सब सफल सफूला। बोलत खग मृग अलि अनुकूला।।
तेहि अवसर बन अधिक उछाहू। त्रिबिध समीर सुखद सब काहू।।
जाइ न बरनि मनोहरताई। जनु महि करति जनक पहुनाई।।
तब सब लोग नहाइ नहाई। राम जनक मुनि आयसु पाई।।
देखि देखि तरुबर अनुरागे। जहँ तहँ पुरजन उतरन लागे।।
दल फल मूल कंद बिधि नाना। पावन सुंदर सुधा समाना।।
दो0-सादर सब कहँ रामगुर पठए भरि भरि भार।
पूजि पितर सुर अतिथि गुर लगे करन फरहार।।279।।

By the grace of Shri Ram, the Lord of Universe, the Chitrakoot mountain became Kamad i e the provider of all that was wished and assumed a form which was capable of stealing all the sorrow just when looked at. The rivulets, the ponds, the forest land and all its other departments oozed bliss out of love and fondness. The creepers and the trees flowered richly and became laden with fruits. The bees, the birds and the animals made lovely and agreeable sounds. The whole forest region seemed very zealous to have found devotees of the Lord within its folds. The breeze having all three pleasing qualities flowed and comforted all the people. The attraction and charm of the place at this time was difficult to describe. It looked as if the entire expense had become ready for the welcome of King Janak (on behalf of Shri Ram who as his son-in-law desired it).

The people who had now taken bath came back and after seeking permission of Shri Ram, King Janak and Muni Vashishttha they settled themselves with calm and composure under different trees according to their preference. The pure stuff consisting of fruits, roots, pulp and stems etc which was tasty like nectar, was sent by Guru of Shri Ram, Muni Vashishttha with due care and attention and request to all to have them as pleased. The people also first made ritual offerings to the departed ancestors and to the gods and then also offered to the their guests and the elders present there and then began to have meal consisting of plant origin in its raw form.

We have now covered up to Doha 279 of Ayodhya Kand.

एहि बिधि बासर बीते चारी। रामु निरखि नर नारि सुखारी।।
दुहु समाज असि रुचि मन माहीं। बिनु सिय राम फिरब भल नाहीं।।
सीता राम संग बनबासू। कोटि अमरपुर सरिस सुपासू।।
परिहरि लखन रामु बैदेही। जेहि घरु भाव बाम बिधि तेही।।
दाहिन दइउ होइ जब सबही। राम समीप बसिअ बन तबही।।
मंदाकिनि मज्जनु तिहु काला। राम दरसु मुद मंगल माला।।
अटनु राम गिरि बन तापस थल। असनु अमिअ सम कंद मूल फल।।
सुख समेत संबत दुइ साता। पल सम होहिं न जनिअहिं जाता।।
दो0-एहि सुख जोग न लोग सब कहहिं कहाँ अस भागु।।
सहज सुभायँ समाज दुहु राम चरन अनुरागु।।280।।

In this way people spent the next few days; the surroundings reflected the beauty of the Lord and the Lord Himself was present before their eyes in person in the form of Shri Ram; men and women were ecstatic to watch the spectacle. The people on both sides also had this as an established view point in their hearts that returning without Sita and Shri Ram would not be desirable and also not conducive to their own well being, they had already seen that staying in jungle along with Sita and Shri Ram was more comforting and rewarding than stay in the city of gods even as they felt that their mere presence provided all that they needed by way of sustenance and also the joy that only their presence could provide (that the nature rose up to meet their needs in that remote place is what they had experienced first hand).

It became the people’s firm resolve that leaving Vaidehi Sita and Shri Ram behind, who ever preferred stay in homes back in Ayodhya and Janakpuri surely had invited ire of the Brahma, the creator. They thought that because when the fate happens to be on right side of some one, only then is it possible to stay near Lord Shri Ram in forest (where there is less of the world of contradictions and more of divinity all around).

“We are lucky that we bathe and cleanse our souls at three propitious times of the day and then have most enjoyable, benefiting and rewarding Darshan of Lord time after time; stay at the mount with Shri Ram and company of the saints and seekers in the forest lands while we have the meals of uncooked raw vegetarian stuff which is most conducive to spiritual upliftment. The period of exile of 14 years (which looks small if seen as sum of two parts of seven years each like day divided in to night time and day time and counting it in terms of days past passed and later as days remaining will not exceed the count of days in one term of seven years) will pass like seconds in the presence of the Lord.

“We people don’t deserve this kind of pleasure nor this kind of union with the Lord,” most people talked in this way and with such understanding the people on both sides developed a natural temperament that kept them engaged in profound affection for the feet of Shri Ram.

(When natural surroundings visited with mind settled in thought of the Supreme Lord and practice of living with nature with what it provides, prepares one to undertake Tapa for a long period of time which passes very quickly as atmosphere of peace ensures peace of the heart. It is for this reason that the Yogis go and settle in such places.)

We have now covered up to Doha 280 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXIII

February 2, 2016

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

बोरति ग्यान बिराग करारे। बचन ससोक मिलत नद नारे।।
सोच उसास समीर तंरगा। धीरज तट तरुबर कर भंगा।।
बिषम बिषाद तोरावति धारा। भय भ्रम भवँर अबर्त अपारा।।
केवट बुध बिद्या बड़ि नावा। सकहिं न खेइ ऐक नहिं आवा।।
बनचर कोल किरात बिचारे। थके बिलोकि पथिक हियँ हारे।।
आश्रम उदधि मिली जब जाई। मनहुँ उठेउ अंबुधि अकुलाई।।
सोक बिकल दोउ राज समाजा। रहा न ग्यानु न धीरजु लाजा।।
भूप रूप गुन सील सराही। रोवहिं सोक सिंधु अवगाही।।
छं0-अवगाहि सोक समुद्र सोचहिं नारि नर ब्याकुल महा।
दै दोष सकल सरोष बोलहिं बाम बिधि कीन्हो कहा।।
सुर सिद्ध तापस जोगिजन मुनि देखि दसा बिदेह की।
तुलसी न समरथु कोउ जो तरि सकै सरित सनेह की।।
सो0-किए अमित उपदेस जहँ तहँ लोगन्ह मुनिबरन्ह।
धीरजु धरिअ नरेस कहेउ बसिष्ठ बिदेह सन।।276।।

We covered up to Doha 276 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that the two streams of people, from Janakpur and from Ayodhya, met and merged with each other while they were both under spell of intense grief. Their intellectual strength and their training failed them in keeping patience in the trying times faced by them and the local people watched these travelers from far away places quite helplessly. There remained no sense of propriety or of restraint when both sides happened to meet at mount Chitrakoot grieving over the sad demise of King Dashrath whom they remembered by recalling his various virtues, his civility and his impressive personality. They were deeply saddened and they angrily blamed the creator for the events that had taken such bad turn. Videh Janak’s plight was such that the gods, the realized people, the seekers and the Yogi Munis could not remain untouched by his display of affection at this juncture. The Munis did give sermons to people in general to pacify them and Muni Vashishttha personally asked King Janak to calm down and to regain composure.

जासु ग्यानु रबि भव निसि नासा। बचन किरन मुनि कमल बिकासा।।
तेहि कि मोह ममता निअराई। यह सिय राम सनेह बड़ाई।।
बिषई साधक सिद्ध सयाने। त्रिबिध जीव जग बेद बखाने।।
राम सनेह सरस मन जासू। साधु सभाँ बड़ आदर तासू।।
सोह न राम पेम बिनु ग्यानू। करनधार बिनु जिमि जलजानू।।
मुनि बहुबिधि बिदेहु समुझाए। रामघाट सब लोग नहाए।।
सकल सोक संकुल नर नारी। सो बासरु बीतेउ बिनु बारी।।
पसु खग मृगन्ह न कीन्ह अहारू। प्रिय परिजन कर कौन बिचारू।।
दो0-दोउ समाज निमिराजु रघुराजु नहाने प्रात।
बैठे सब बट बिटप तर मन मलीन कृस गात।।277।।

That Muni Vashishttha had to console and comfort King Janak, whose knowledge in known to be like sun for ending the night like darkness of stupor and ignorance of those who remain centered in this world for enjoyment, and whose words of wisdom are like those rays of the sun of his knowledge that make the lotus like Munis find themselves grow in to greater wisdom, is not to be seen as King Janak falling prey to delusive thinking and attachment; its just so that his affection for Sita and Ram is so intense and so profound that it resulted in his temporarily becoming someone who is affected by emotions and is driven by sentiment (since Sita and Ram are in reality representative of the Maya and Brahaman only, love for them can’t ever be a reason to pull down in to pit of ignorance).

There are three types of Jeevas according to Vedas i e those who remain interested in carnal pleasures only, the seekers who engage in pursuit of wisdom and realization and lastly those who have already known the reality; but the one whose heart is full of the juice of affection for Shri Ram and whose mind enjoys most in such condition is the one who is most honored by the entire body of Sadhus, the saintly people. The knowledge that is not laced with love for Shri Ram (the avatar of the Supreme Lord) does not find favor with Sadhus and is like a ship that is without anyone to steer and guide (and such knowledge is likely to fail at some stage).

After Muni Vashishttha finished to console and convince King Janak, in many different ways, to enable him to regain his composure and control over emotions, all the people went to Ramghat on the bank of Mandakini and took bath. People from both sides were under deep sense of remorse and they decided to spend the day without having food and without even having water. The birds and animals too remained upset that day went without food, what is then to speak of the family members from both sides.

The next morning all, from side of Raghus and from the side of Nimis, had bath and assembled under the Vat Tree while their minds were strained and upset and their bodies were weak and frail.

We have now covered up to Doha 277 of Ayodhya Kand.

जे महिसुर दसरथ पुर बासी। जे मिथिलापति नगर निवासी।।
हंस बंस गुर जनक पुरोधा। जिन्ह जग मगु परमारथु सोधा।।
लगे कहन उपदेस अनेका। सहित धरम नय बिरति बिबेका।।
कौसिक कहि कहि कथा पुरानीं। समुझाई सब सभा सुबानीं।।
तब रघुनाथ कोसिकहि कहेऊ। नाथ कालि जल बिनु सबु रहेऊ।।
मुनि कह उचित कहत रघुराई। गयउ बीति दिन पहर अढ़ाई।।
रिषि रुख लखि कह तेरहुतिराजू। इहाँ उचित नहिं असन अनाजू।।
कहा भूप भल सबहि सोहाना। पाइ रजायसु चले नहाना।।
दो0-तेहि अवसर फल फूल दल मूल अनेक प्रकार।
लइ आए बनचर बिपुल भरि भरि काँवरि भार।।278।।

When all set together under the Vat Tree, the the Brahmins i e the gods on earth from the city of King Dashrath and from the city of King of Mithila, the Guru of the family known as Hans Bansh i e the descendants in Sun’s family and also the revered gurus of King Janak, all of whom had thoroughly understood and tested the paths of leading life in the world and the paths needed to be followed in pursuit of the ultimate goal of life, gave sermons which included the subjects of Dharma, regarding the right policy in affairs of state, of teachings regarding dispassion and non-engagement with the mundane world and that impart core wisdom and discretion. Muni Kaushik told many old stories in his sweet voice to make the people understand in a simple manner the intricate matters regarding life and death.

Seeing an opportune moment Shri Ram sought attention of Muni Kaushik and said, “O Master, all observed fast yesterday and did not even have water.” Muni readily responded and said, “Raghuraj, You have rightly brought this matter up and today also it is already well past mid-day.”

Picking up cue from what Muni said, Janak,the King of Terhut, said, “It would not be right to have preparations of grains here in such circumstances (as it was neither desirable nor the provisions for it ware available).” This view of the king was appreciated by all and they left for having another round of bath as is customary in Teerthas near the river after getting permission of the king.

The forest dwellers in the mean times brought big loads of fruits and eatable flowers, stems and roots of various kinds considering it their duty to offer whatever they could to the guests from cities without any one having to instruct them.

We have now covered up to Doha 278 of Ayodhya Kand.

BHavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXII

January 20, 2016

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

भाइ सचिव गुर पुरजन साथा। आगें गवनु कीन्ह रघुनाथा।।
गिरिबरु दीख जनकपति जबहीं। करि प्रनाम रथ त्यागेउ तबहीं।।
राम दरस लालसा उछाहू। पथ श्रम लेसु कलेसु न काहू।।
मन तहँ जहँ रघुबर बैदेही। बिनु मन तन दुख सुख सुधि केही।।
आवत जनकु चले एहि भाँती। सहित समाज प्रेम मति माती।।
आए निकट देखि अनुरागे। सादर मिलन परसपर लागे।।
लगे जनक मुनिजन पद बंदन। रिषिन्ह प्रनामु कीन्ह रघुनंदन।।
भाइन्ह सहित रामु मिलि राजहि। चले लवाइ समेत समाजहि।।
दो0-आश्रम सागर सांत रस पूरन पावन पाथु।
सेन मनहुँ करुना सरित लिएँ जाहिं रघुनाथु।।275।।

We covered up to Doha 275 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Shri Ram left His Ashram to receive King Janak. King Janak also reached at the foothill and respectfully bowed down looking at the sacred hill and got off his chariot; none in Janak’s party felt any kind of fatigue or other bodily discomforts even after a long journey for they had been longing for the glimpse of Shri Ram and their minds were with Ram and Sita rather then with them. Both parties came face to face and the people looked at each other with love and they all met showing mutual respect. King Janak first honored the great Munis who were accompanying Shri Ram and Shri Ram also first bowed down reverentially before the Rishis in Janak’s party. Afterwards Shri Ram met with Janak along with His brothers and led the whole distressed party from Janakpur to take to His own Ashram, the abode of peace and tranquility.

बोरति ग्यान बिराग करारे। बचन ससोक मिलत नद नारे।।
सोच उसास समीर तंरगा। धीरज तट तरुबर कर भंगा।।
बिषम बिषाद तोरावति धारा। भय भ्रम भवँर अबर्त अपारा।।
केवट बुध बिद्या बड़ि नावा। सकहिं न खेइ ऐक नहिं आवा।।
बनचर कोल किरात बिचारे। थके बिलोकि पथिक हियँ हारे।।
आश्रम उदधि मिली जब जाई। मनहुँ उठेउ अंबुधि अकुलाई।।
सोक बिकल दोउ राज समाजा। रहा न ग्यानु न धीरजु लाजा।।
भूप रूप गुन सील सराही। रोवहिं सोक सिंधु अवगाही।।

The stream of sad people which had continuous flow of water of rivulets and tributaries merging with it in the form of wailing and sorrowful utterances, it therefore overflowed to drown the banks on both sides that were formed by the wisdom and knowledge one side and the attitude of dispassion on the other i e none could remain composed, their minds were filled with an excess of sorrow. Troubling thoughts and sighs of sorrow worked like the air current which uprooted the tree of courage and patience that had stood on the bank for a long time. Its swift current formed of agonizing regret. The confusion and fear constituted its spiral flow and whirlpools. The wise people who tried to ferry people across in the big boat of their knowledge and learning failed to do so having no idea how to. The tribesmen and the forest dwellers watched it like harassed travelers on its bank losing all hope of advancing further i e they watched the people go past themselves helplessly.

When this stream flowed in to the calm ocean that was the Ashram of Shri Ram, it also saw disturbing waves rise high. The groups of people of both the kingdoms were too upset with the impact of the heart breaking event (of passing away of King Dashrath) and had become totally bereft of capacity to think wisely and had completely lost patience now; they no more had any kind of reserve or felt shameful for displaying their emotional weakness. Praising King Dashrath for his handsomeness, virtuosity and congeniality they kept crying taking dips in the ocean of sorrow.

छं0-अवगाहि सोक समुद्र सोचहिं नारि नर ब्याकुल महा।
दै दोष सकल सरोष बोलहिं बाम बिधि कीन्हो कहा।।
सुर सिद्ध तापस जोगिजन मुनि देखि दसा बिदेह की।
तुलसी न समरथु कोउ जो तरि सकै सरित सनेह की।।
सो0-किए अमित उपदेस जहँ तहँ लोगन्ह मुनिबरन्ह।
धीरजु धरिअ नरेस कहेउ बसिष्ठ बिदेह सन।।276।।

The people from both sides gave thought about what was to happen next, with deep distress after sinking in the ocean of their woes. They blamed the providence angrily for its adverse turn and resulting in to their sorry plight.

Tulsi mentions here that the gods, the realized Mahatmas, the recluse and seekers were all unable to get across that river of passionate love of Videh i e King Janak (i e everyone of them became overwhelmed for the event that routinely happens in the world in spite of their having practiced to keep balance in such situations while knew that the king himself was most qualified in this respect).

The great Munis from both sides gave many sermons to people to calm them down. Muni Vashishttha specifically addressed Viheh Janak saying, “O lord of people, regain your composure and have patience (so rest might also learn to do the same).”

We have now covered up to Doha 276 of Ayodhya Kand.

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXI

January 18, 2016

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

सुनि सनेहमय पुरजन बानी। निंदहिं जोग बिरति मुनि ग्यानी।।
एहि बिधि नित्यकरम करि पुरजन। रामहि करहिं प्रनाम पुलकि तन।।
ऊँच नीच मध्यम नर नारी। लहहिं दरसु निज निज अनुहारी।।
सावधान सबही सनमानहिं। सकल सराहत कृपानिधानहिं।।
लरिकाइहि ते रघुबर बानी। पालत नीति प्रीति पहिचानी।।
सील सकोच सिंधु रघुराऊ। सुमुख सुलोचन सरल सुभाऊ।।
कहत राम गुन गन अनुरागे। सब निज भाग सराहन लागे।।
हम सम पुन्य पुंज जग थोरे। जिन्हहि रामु जानत करि मोरे।।
दो0-प्रेम मगन तेहि समय सब सुनि आवत मिथिलेसु।
सहित सभा संभ्रम उठेउ रबिकुल कमल दिनेसु।।274।।

We covered up to Doha 274 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that the people of Ayodhya prayed for Shri Ram’s rule over Ayodhya with intense love for Him and for it to last till the end of their lives. The Munis and the Gyanis considered their own stern practices of Yoga and dispassion etc inferior to this kind passion aimed at achieving salvation. These people had made it their daily practice to do Pranam to their beloved Shri Ram daily immediately after their morning routine; it was common among all classes of people who used to have Darshan of Shri Ram in their own way and were honored likewise by Shri Ram with due care and attention. The people praised their merciful Lord knowing that Shri Ram was benignly disposed towards them mindful of their respective positions and their love for Himself. They appreciated the uncomplicated character of the great Raghu Shri Ram who had most lovely face and eyes. Loving Shri Ram in this way they also thanked themselves for having done noble deeds some times in their past lives on account of which they had good fortune of having closeness with Shri Ram now. When all were enjoying their affectionate mood, they came to know of arrival of King Janak which prompted Shri Ram along with others to get up and receive him but with a sense of trepidation.

भाइ सचिव गुर पुरजन साथा। आगें गवनु कीन्ह रघुनाथा।।
गिरिबरु दीख जनकपति जबहीं। करि प्रनाम रथ त्यागेउ तबहीं।।
राम दरस लालसा उछाहू। पथ श्रम लेसु कलेसु न काहू।।
मन तहँ जहँ रघुबर बैदेही। बिनु मन तन दुख सुख सुधि केही।।
आवत जनकु चले एहि भाँती। सहित समाज प्रेम मति माती।।
आए निकट देखि अनुरागे। सादर मिलन परसपर लागे।।
लगे जनक मुनिजन पद बंदन। रिषिन्ह प्रनामु कीन्ह रघुनंदन।।
भाइन्ह सहित रामु मिलि राजहि। चले लवाइ समेत समाजहि।।
दो0-आश्रम सागर सांत रस पूरन पावन पाथु।
सेन मनहुँ करुना सरित लिएँ जाहिं रघुनाथु।।275II

Raghunath Shri Ram went first ahead followed by His brothers, the ministers, Guru Vasgishttha and other citizens. King of Janakpur, head of clan known as Janakas, reverentially saluted the great mountain (known as Kamadgiri) as soon as he sighted it and got off his chariot. King Janak and others with him had been eager and yearned for having the glimpse of Shri Ram hence none felt any kind of stress or fatigue after journeying over the long distance. Their heart was with the great Raghu Shri Ram and Vaidehi Sita and when the mind was not with them how could they have been aware of the pains and comforts of the body i e they had risen above the body centeric thoughts, a natural outcome of placing attention to thought of Ram, the Lord of universe, and His inseparable power Vaidehi Sita. Totally engrossed in thoughts of love for Sita and Ram, Janak and his people kept progressing apace.

When the two parties (from Ayodhya and from Mithila) came near each other, they exchanged glances with love and began to meet with due respect individually. King Janak paid respects to the Muinis from Ayodhya and the scion of Raghu family Shri Ram respectfully received the Rishis who accompanied King Janak. Afterwards Shri Ram and His brothers met with King Janak and guided him and the congregation towards the Ashram on the hill.

Raghunath Shri Ram seemed to lead the stream of passionately sad people to His abode i e the Ashram that was like the ocean filled with pure water of quietude and peace and make them enjoy the similar calmness and serenity (where there is presence of the Lord, the absolute abundance of joy and peace has to be there and all who visit that place will also enjoy it in fullest measure losing all sadness like the water of streams merging in to ocean lose all its previous characteristics).

We have now covered up to Doha 275 of Ayodhya kand.

BHavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DX

January 16, 2016

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

गरइ गलानि कुटिल कैकेई। काहि कहै केहि दूषनु देई।।
अस मन आनि मुदित नर नारी। भयउ बहोरि रहब दिन चारी।।
एहि प्रकार गत बासर सोऊ। प्रात नहान लाग सबु कोऊ।।
करि मज्जनु पूजहिं नर नारी। गनप गौरि तिपुरारि तमारी।।
रमा रमन पद बंदि बहोरी। बिनवहिं अंजुलि अंचल जोरी।।
राजा रामु जानकी रानी। आनँद अवधि अवध रजधानी।।
सुबस बसउ फिरि सहित समाजा। भरतहि रामु करहुँ जुबराजा।।
एहि सुख सुधाँ सींची सब काहू। देव देहु जग जीवन लाहू।।
दो0-गुर समाज भाइन्ह सहित राम राजु पुर होउ।
अछत राम राजा अवध मरिअ माग सबु कोउ।।273।।

We covered up to Doha 273 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Kaikeyi, the wicked queen of Ayodhya, thought very poorly of herself in Chitrakoot for what she had done but did’t have any one to blame or speak to when she learned of arrival of King Janak. People of Ayodhya however felt happy now, seeing possibility of further stay with Shri Ram and relaxed for the whole day that day. Next morning after bathing and worshiping their preferred deities they prayed for granting of their wish that Shri Ram’s rule gets established in Ayodhya for a long unbroken period till their death making Ayodhya the capital of limitless joys and happiness and also wished that Bharar be declared crown prince of Ayodhya by Shri Ram (considering him to be as much competent as Himself).

सुनि सनेहमय पुरजन बानी। निंदहिं जोग बिरति मुनि ग्यानी।।
एहि बिधि नित्यकरम करि पुरजन। रामहि करहिं प्रनाम पुलकि तन।।
ऊँच नीच मध्यम नर नारी। लहहिं दरसु निज निज अनुहारी।।
सावधान सबही सनमानहिं। सकल सराहत कृपानिधानहिं।।
लरिकाइहि ते रघुबर बानी। पालत नीति प्रीति पहिचानी।।
सील सकोच सिंधु रघुराऊ। सुमुख सुलोचन सरल सुभाऊ।।
कहत राम गुन गन अनुरागे। सब निज भाग सराहन लागे।।
हम सम पुन्य पुंज जग थोरे। जिन्हहि रामु जानत करि मोरे।।
दो0-प्रेम मगन तेहि समय सब सुनि आवत मिथिलेसु।
सहित सभा संभ्रम उठेउ रबिकुल कमल दिनेसु।।274।।

The love drenched call of people of Ayodhya wishing Shri Ram to rule over them could make practices of Yoga and observation of dispassion etc look inferior in the eyes of Munis and the Gyanis (they saw that these most ordinary people were slated to achieve the same fate as them after death only due to their love for  Shri Ram and His presence before them as their king at the time of their death, a definitely a more easy and laudable means to achieve Nirvana).  It became routine for the citizens of Ayodhya to do Pranam to Shri Ram daily with their bodies thrilling with joy. The men and women, of high middle or low status, used to have Darshan of Shri Ram in their own specific manner without inconveniencing any one or disturbing the social order but with the intensity of devotion which was individually their own (this signifies that how one keeps his nearness to the Lord in physical terms is not that very important but the nearness of the heart is more important which is independent of status and opportunity). All used to be recognized and given honor  by the merciful Lord and all used to praise Him very devotedly. They had seen that the great Raghu Shri Ram since His childhood observed the highest level of conduct and best manner of speaking while he answered every individual giving weight to level of their affection for Himself.

Here in Chitrakoot also they discussed the politeness, the noble refrain to be found in good measure in His personality. They appreciated the good looks of Shri Ram and also His attractive eyes besides the simplicity of character. With mention of very many qualities of Shri Ram in this manner the people became very affectionate towards Shri Ram and celebrated their being very very fortunate. They had a feeling that they were rich in terms of having done noble and righteous deeds and there are only a few with such qualification in the world, as a result of which they were taken by Shri Ram to be His own (and rightly so, it is not the fortune of every one to be born in Ayodhya in times when Shri Ram, the Lord of Universe, takes a form as avatar in human form and relates to Jeevas in ordinary course. Only Bhakto-bhaav is needed for Bhakti i e for devotion only devotional trait is what is needed, rest is secondary).

Right when all the people were engrossed, feeling great love for Lord Shri Ram who was present before their eyes, they received news of arrival of the king of Mithila there and immediately Shri Ram, the one who was like sun for the lotus like members of the sun-race, rose with concern along with others while air of suspense hung in the atmosphere.

We have now covered up to Doha 274 of Ayodhya Kand.

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DIX

January 13, 2016

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Ramcharit Charcha DVIII

January 12, 2016

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

कोसलपति गति सुनि जनकौरा। भे सब लोक सोक बस बौरा।।
जेहिं देखे तेहि समय बिदेहू। नामु सत्य अस लाग न केहू।।
रानि कुचालि सुनत नरपालहि। सूझ न कछु जस मनि बिनु ब्यालहि।।
भरत राज रघुबर बनबासू। भा मिथिलेसहि हृदयँ हराँसू।।
नृप बूझे बुध सचिव समाजू। कहहु बिचारि उचित का आजू।।
समुझि अवध असमंजस दोऊ। चलिअ कि रहिअ न कह कछु कोऊ।।
नृपहि धीर धरि हृदयँ बिचारी। पठए अवध चतुर चर चारी।।
बूझि भरत सति भाउ कुभाऊ। आएहु बेगि न होइ लखाऊ।।
दो0-गए अवध चर भरत गति बूझि देखि करतूति।
चले चित्रकूटहि भरतु चार चले तेरहूति।।271।।

We covered up to Doha 271 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that the messenger from Janakpur, while giving an account of what happened in Janakpur after the news of happenings in Ayodhya were known, told Muni Vashishttha that learning of the sad demise of King Dashrath all in Janakpur became almost mad due to excessive grief and Videh Janak also could not could help but was upset and lost his power of thinking rationally, particularly, on account of Queen Kaikeyi’s mischievous intents that made Shri Ram leave for jungle though King Janak was known to have risen above the worldly matters. They said that Janak sought opinion of his ministers and other wise people regarding what was right for him to do in such circumstances but all failed to advice sensibly and lastly Janak himself thought of sending his emissaries to secretly find out the political atmosphere in Ayodhya and Bharat’s leanings etc; the agents of Janak then went there and saw how Bharat had reacted and that he was in fact leaving for Chitrakoot to bring back Shri Ram from exile; they therefore returned to Janakpur instantly to report back to king Janak.

दूतन्ह आइ भरत कइ करनी। जनक समाज जथामति बरनी।।
सुनि गुर परिजन सचिव महीपति। भे सब सोच सनेहँ बिकल अति।।
धरि धीरजु करि भरत बड़ाई। लिए सुभट साहनी बोलाई।।
घर पुर देस राखि रखवारे। हय गय रथ बहु जान सँवारे।।
दुघरी साधि चले ततकाला। किए बिश्रामु न मग महीपाला।।
भोरहिं आजु नहाइ प्रयागा। चले जमुन उतरन सबु लागा।।
खबरि लेन हम पठए नाथा। तिन्ह कहि अस महि नायउ माथा।।
साथ किरात छ सातक दीन्हे। मुनिबर तुरत बिदा चर कीन्हे।।
दो0-सुनत जनक आगवनु सबु हरषेउ अवध समाजु।
रघुनंदनहि सकोचु बड़ सोच बिबस सुरराजु।।272।।

The messengers further told Muni, “up on their return from Ayodhya the fact finders told everything related to Bharat’s reaction and plan of action to the responsible people in Janakpur, as they viewed it all; their report pushed Guru Shatanand, the members of Janak household, the ministers and King Janak himself, in to deep thought and great emotional turmoil due affection for Bharat and the rest in Ayodhya.

“King Janak then praised Bharat profusely and regaining his composure he promptly summoned his trusted warriors and chariot drivers. Entrusting first the security of the houses of people and the entire city to competent watchmen and soldiers, the king instructed to make ready the horses, elephants and vehicles for the journey and left at the propitious time within that very part of the day itself, as soon as it was ascertained by astrologers. Without halting anywhere on way the king reached Prayag this very morning and having holy bath there and while moving towards Yamuna when all were engaged in crossing it he sent us ahead to gather further information.”

With these words the messengers touched the ground with their forehead in reverence and expected Muni to give them instruction and message for Janak’s party. Muni then asked a few of the local tribesmen to accompany the messengers for help and sent the messengers back. The news of arrival of the Janak’s party made the people of Ayodhya very happy and pleased (they felt that King Janak would guide them and guide even Shri Ram in a way that would end their predicament as they had seen the Janak’s influence and his concern for themselves when they had been in Janakpur at the time of wedding of Shri Ram and Bhagwati Sita). The fresh developments however made Shri Ram, the one who always amused the Raghus, see Himself in some awkward and perplexing situation (Shri Ram thought that he was bound by word of his own father and now if father of Sita whom he regarded no less then His own father gave him instruction that were at variance, then he would be in a very tight spot). Lord Indra, the king of gods, also became suspicious of the possible outcome now and therefore very worried.

(Here the message for us is that a father should be prompt in reaching out to share the grief of a married daughter, he should not be hasty to interfere if there is some conflict in the her daughters family without learning the full facts. King Janak also establish the need to avoid direct interference in affairs of other friendly state but be inclined to render help of every kind.)

We have now covered up to Doha 272 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami RTulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DVII

January 6, 2016

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

भरत बचन सुचि सुनि सुर हरषे। साधु सराहि सुमन सुर बरषे।।
असमंजस बस अवध नेवासी। प्रमुदित मन तापस बनबासी।।
चुपहिं रहे रघुनाथ सँकोची। प्रभु गति देखि सभा सब सोची।।
जनक दूत तेहि अवसर आए। मुनि बसिष्ठँ सुनि बेगि बोलाए।।
करि प्रनाम तिन्ह रामु निहारे। बेषु देखि भए निपट दुखारे।।
दूतन्ह मुनिबर बूझी बाता। कहहु बिदेह भूप कुसलाता।।
सुनि सकुचाइ नाइ महि माथा। बोले चर बर जोरें हाथा।।
बूझब राउर सादर साईं। कुसल हेतु सो भयउ गोसाईं।।
दो0-नाहि त कोसल नाथ कें साथ कुसल गइ नाथ।
मिथिला अवध बिसेष तें जगु सब भयउ अनाथ।।270।।

Wr covered up to Doha 270 of Ayodhya Kand in Rmacharit Manas of Tulsidas in the lat post and learned that Bharat declared his total submission to Lord’s will as it would be in best interest of all but this upset the people of Ayodhya on one hand and pleased the gods and the Sadhus and forest dwellers on the other hand. Shri Ram found Himself a little puzzled and He remained quiet which made whole assembly of people somewhat skeptical. At about the same time the messengers of King Janak reached there and were summoned by Muni; the messengers offered their respects to Muni and when they looked at Shri Ram attired in garb of Munis they felt very saddened. Muni inquired of the welfare of the messengers as well as of Muni which the messengers found difficult to answer at first but later told him that Muni’s asking with concern itself was now reason for their good otherwise with passing away of King Dashrath, Mithila and Awadh were now masterless along with rest of the world.

कोसलपति गति सुनि जनकौरा। भे सब लोक सोक बस बौरा।।
जेहिं देखे तेहि समय बिदेहू। नामु सत्य अस लाग न केहू।।
रानि कुचालि सुनत नरपालहि। सूझ न कछु जस मनि बिनु ब्यालहि।।
भरत राज रघुबर बनबासू। भा मिथिलेसहि हृदयँ हराँसू।।
नृप बूझे बुध सचिव समाजू। कहहु बिचारि उचित का आजू।।
समुझि अवध असमंजस दोऊ। चलिअ कि रहिअ न कह कछु कोऊ।।
नृपहि धीर धरि हृदयँ बिचारी। पठए अवध चतुर चर चारी।।
बूझि भरत सति भाउ कुभाऊ। आएहु बेगि न होइ लखाऊ।।
दो0-गए अवध चर भरत गति बूझि देखि करतूति।
चले चित्रकूटहि भरतु चार चले तेरहूति।।271।।

The messengers further said, “the news of demise of King of Ayodhya and particularly the reason of his passing away had left the entire population of Janakpur almost mad due to intense grief. King Janak, (also known as Videh literally meaning who had risen above body centeric perceptions and thoughts; Janak had known the reality of world hence never grieved over the happenings in the mundane world) had also been greatly distressed and whoever happened to look at his condition now thought that his being called Videh wasn’t any more justified. The one who carried responsibility of all his subjects was now like a snake who had lost its Mani i e was totally without any vision and was unable to assess the situation after learning of the mischievous ways of  Queen Kaikeyi. The decision to anoint Bharat as king while plotting to send the great Raghu Shri Ram in to jungle had made the king of Mithila totally disheartened.

“Our king called his ministers and other men of wisdom to seek their opinion regarding what would be right further action in these circumstances. Weighing the dire state of affairs back in Ayodhya they could not say either it was right to leave for Ayodhya or to stay back (as they couldn’t decide without knowing if there was any power struggle going on there between brothers or not). Keeping patience the king arrived at a decision after reflecting himself over the matter and sent four of his expert political agents secretly to Ayodhya with instructions to find facts whether Bharat had good or bad intentions and approach, keep their identity undisclosed and return back promptly.

“These four men reached Awadh and learned of Bharat’s inclination and practically saw what Bharat was up to. As soon as Bharat left for Chitrakoot, the four men returned to Tirhut i e Mithila.”

(We see here that King Janak due to his dispassion could still see what was right thing to do according to various considerations related to state and his personal stake in the matter which his ministers and other wise people could not decide. Those who rise above self develop a natural sense of duty and propriety.)

We have now covered up to Doha 271 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit charcha DVI

January 5, 2016

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

नतरु जाहिं बन तीनिउ भाई। बहुरिअ सीय सहित रघुराई।।
जेहि बिधि प्रभु प्रसन्न मन होई। करुना सागर कीजिअ सोई।।
देवँ दीन्ह सबु मोहि अभारु। मोरें नीति न धरम बिचारु।।
कहउँ बचन सब स्वारथ हेतू। रहत न आरत कें चित चेतू।।
उतरु देइ सुनि स्वामि रजाई। सो सेवकु लखि लाज लजाई।।
अस मैं अवगुन उदधि अगाधू। स्वामि सनेहँ सराहत साधू।।
अब कृपाल मोहि सो मत भावा। सकुच स्वामि मन जाइँ न पावा।।
प्रभु पद सपथ कहउँ सति भाऊ। जग मंगल हित एक उपाऊ।।
दो0-प्रभु प्रसन्न मन सकुच तजि जो जेहि आयसु देब।
सो सिर धरि धरि करिहि सबु मिटिहि अनट अवरेब।।269।।

We covered up to Doha 269 of Ayodhya kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Bharat, learning that he now had the sole burden of saying what needed to be done next, offered some alternatives which were not very cohesively thought and lastly told Shri Ram to do whatever would be in interest of all while expressing his gratitude, also his inability to align with Dharma and Neeti. Bharat said that he said it all with some selfish interest and had lost discretion being under great stress; he said it was not right for him to respond in this way as a servant. Finally Bharat said that he was now of the opinion that Lord’s own view is best and none that would place Him in any quandary, for him the only way was to follow Lord’s advice and direction along with all others as it would only be for the greater good of all concerned. If Lord ordered, with pleasure and satisfaction, some thing for them all to do and it was done with due attention and care by all, every kind of pinch and conflict could be avoided was what he opined in the end.

भरत बचन सुचि सुनि सुर हरषे। साधु सराहि सुमन सुर बरषे।।
असमंजस बस अवध नेवासी। प्रमुदित मन तापस बनबासी।।
चुपहिं रहे रघुनाथ सँकोची। प्रभु गति देखि सभा सब सोची।।
जनक दूत तेहि अवसर आए। मुनि बसिष्ठँ सुनि बेगि बोलाए।।
करि प्रनाम तिन्ह रामु निहारे। बेषु देखि भए निपट दुखारे।।
दूतन्ह मुनिबर बूझी बाता। कहहु बिदेह भूप कुसलाता।।
सुनि सकुचाइ नाइ महि माथा। बोले चर बर जोरें हाथा।।
बूझब राउर सादर साईं। कुसल हेतु सो भयउ गोसाईं।।
दो0-नाहि त कोसल नाथ कें साथ कुसल गइ नाथ।
मिथिला अवध बिसेष तें जगु सब भयउ अनाथ।।270।।

When Bharat’s views were known to the gods, they cheered up; hailing Bharat as a Sadhu they showered flowers on him. This however left the citizens of Ayodhya some what confused (because while Bharat was on verge of getting what he wanted which should have been as per their own wish, he submitted himself to will of Shri Ram), however, the ascetics and forest dwellers felt exhilarated (because they thought Shri Ram was now likely to stay back).

It was a curious moment for Shri Ram and He remained silent being reluctant to speak; on account of this suspense now the whole assembly of people became engrossed in deep thought. Right at this moment the messengers of King Janak arrived there who were promptly asked by Muni Vashishttha to come near. Coming closer they did Pranam to Muni and looked at Shri Ram but were taken aback and felt much grieved noticing His attire. The great Muni then inquired about their condition and about the welfare of King Janak.

The messengers felt somewhat reluctant at first to speak out any thing in response to the query in any sensible way besides bowing down (because while there was nothing wrong with their own side but what had happened was more then enough to badly shaken them up) but shortly these messengers well experienced in art of exchanges on behalf of their king and the state, said with hands folded, “O elderly master, your inquiry showing concern for us is itself now the reason for us to be in good shape and condition.

“Otherwise, O lord, our whole welfare has gone with passing away of the lord of Ayodhya, the entire world is now orphaned, more so are the regions of Mithila and Awadh.”

We have now covered up to Doha 270 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki jai!

Hariom,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DV

December 22, 2015

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

कहौं कहावौं का अब स्वामी। कृपा अंबुनिधि अंतरजामी।।
गुर प्रसन्न साहिब अनुकूला। मिटी मलिन मन कलपित सूला।।
अपडर डरेउँ न सोच समूलें। रबिहि न दोसु देव दिसि भूलें।।
मोर अभागु मातु कुटिलाई। बिधि गति बिषम काल कठिनाई।।
पाउ रोपि सब मिलि मोहि घाला। प्रनतपाल पन आपन पाला।।
यह नइ रीति न राउरि होई। लोकहुँ बेद बिदित नहिं गोई।।
जगु अनभल भल एकु गोसाईं। कहिअ होइ भल कासु भलाईं।।
देउ देवतरु सरिस सुभाऊ। सनमुख बिमुख न काहुहि काऊ।।
दो0-जाइ निकट पहिचानि तरु छाहँ समनि सब सोच।
मागत अभिमत पाव जग राउ रंकु भल पोच।।267।।

We covered up to Doha 267 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manaso of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Bharat gave his message to Shri Ram humbly saying, “O Master, there is nothing much to say for me or for others now, You well know of everyones’ heartfelt desires and are very considerate. When Guru and Master both are agreeable, the disturbing thought have also gone. I feared unnecessarily; mother’s vile acts, my misfortune, adversity and bad times, all got together to attack me but you as savior have stood by me and kept your word (as protector of Bhaktas). This is however nothing new or secret because all know it and Vedas mention it. When world goes against, You are the only one to ensure welfare; and there is none else who in real terms can ensure good other than You. Your nature itself is such that who ever comes near You gets relief and loses anxiety instantly and those who pray to You for anything with unwavering faith get it for which You never put conditions or chose to favor only a select few.”

लखि सब बिधि गुर स्वामि सनेहू। मिटेउ छोभु नहिं मन संदेहू।।
अब करुनाकर कीजिअ सोई। जन हित प्रभु चित छोभु न होई।।
जो सेवकु साहिबहि सँकोची। निज हित चहइ तासु मति पोची।।
सेवक हित साहिब सेवकाई। करै सकल सुख लोभ बिहाई।।
स्वारथु नाथ फिरें सबही का। किएँ रजाइ कोटि बिधि नीका।।
यह स्वारथ परमारथ सारु। सकल सुकृत फल सुगति सिंगारु।।
देव एक बिनती सुनि मोरी। उचित होइ तस करब बहोरी।।
तिलक समाजु साजि सबु आना। करिअ सुफल प्रभु जौं मनु माना।।
दो0-सानुज पठइअ मोहि बन कीजिअ सबहि सनाथ।
नतरु फेरिअहिं बंधु दोउ नाथ चलौं मैं साथ।।268।।

Bharat further told Shri Ram, “Finding that my Lord and my Guru have love and affection for me in every possible way, I have doubtlessly forgotten any kind of remorse. O Merciful One, do only that which would be in interest of people and ensure their welfare while it should not create any kind of apprehension in Your heart or leave scope for misgivings.

“A servant, who leaves his master in a tight spot only to serve his own end, surely possesses demeaning mentality; while in fact a servant’s real interest and purpose lies in serving the lord and therefore he should not have any kind of greed or expect any pleasures for himself while serving him.

“It is definitely so that all of us would be immensely rewarded if You,the Master, return to Ayodhya; it is nonetheless far more desirable for us to carry out Your instructions and obey Your orders, applying even a countless logic, this only will be the right conclusion.

“Submitting to Your will covers the essence of all the material well being as well as of ultimate goal; this is what is to be gained by noble deeds and this is what is most important feature of having the good fortune (i e any act that goes against the will of the Lord brings miseries, leaves no tangible or intangible benefits in hand, spoils life here and life after).

Bharat now prayed before the Lord (because he knew that while commitment should be to act according to will of the Lord, it should never deter one from praying for and making known his own heartfelt wishes), “O the Provider, kindly listen to my prayer and later do whatever You think is right and just. I have brought all that is needed to perform the ceremony of accession to throne and have come with competent people to do it; just let us make the best use of the same, if You kindly approve of it.

“And if it is necessary as per the wish of our father (that his sons go to jungle and establish order there) than I will go with younger brother and You will take charge as master and guide of the people of Ayodhya.

“If however You think that it is only Your primary responsibility then permit me, O Master, to come with You and let the two younger brothers return back.”

(The message for us here is that though we must not suppress any feeling while praying to the Lord yet we must remain flexible and open to yield to the will of the Lord as soon as it is known and known it will be if we remain attuned to catch it, with a simple and uncomplicated heart.)

We have now covered up to Doha 268 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj ko pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal


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