Ramcharit Charcha DXLIX

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

बानर कटक उमा में देखा। सो मूरुख जो करन चह लेखा।।
आइ राम पद नावहिं माथा। निरखि बदनु सब होहिं सनाथा।।
अस कपि एक न सेना माहीं। राम कुसल जेहि पूछी नाहीं।।
यह कछु नहिं प्रभु कइ अधिकाई। बिस्वरूप ब्यापक रघुराई।।
ठाढ़े जहँ तहँ आयसु पाई। कह सुग्रीव सबहि समुझाई।।
राम काजु अरु मोर निहोरा। बानर जूथ जाहु चहुँ ओरा।।
जनकसुता कहुँ खोजहु जाई। मास दिवस महँ आएहु भाई।।
अवधि मेटि जो बिनु सुधि पाएँ। आवइ बनिहि सो मोहि मराएँ।।
दो0- बचन सुनत सब बानर जहँ तहँ चले तुरंत ।
तब सुग्रीवँ बोलाए अंगद नल हनुमंत।।22।।

We covered up to Doha 21 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Lord Shiv told Parvati, “Uma, I have myself seen that massive collection of the troops comprising of moneys, only a fool would want to give a count of them all. All memebers of army came to pay respect at the feet of Shri Ram turn by turn and all of them keenly looked at the charming face of Shri Ram and felt like they now had come under protection of a great master.

“Shri Ram also personally asked welfare of every one of the moneys in the army, none was left out; this is hardly some thing beyond in scope for the Lord. Raghuraj Shri Ram is none other than all pervading Supreme Lord of Universe who appears as the manifested world too.”

(Shri Ram demonstrated here that if total commitment from helpers is expected it is necessary also to have a personal touch with them.)

The moneys than stood at the specified places as per the direction and Sugreev then explained them the task at hand and said, “What we are going to do is for the cause of Shri Ram, the Lord; it my wish as well as command also that the teams of monkeys may now leave here and spread in all directions to trace Sita. You all have to come back withing a period of one month and whoever will be back later than month and still without the whereabouts is going to meet his end at my hands.”

(The instructions to subordinate workers should be clear and the time specified for accomplishment of task should be known to them, as an able administrator Sugreev knew it and practiced too.)

The rank and file of the army of monkeys then left immediately as instructed and later Sugreev summoned his confidants who were high ranking in hierarchy, namely, Angad, Nal and Hanuman.

We have now covered up to Doha 22 of Kishkindha Kand.

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

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLVIII

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

नाइ चरन सिरु कह कर जोरी। नाथ मोहि कछु नाहिन खोरी।।
अतिसय प्रबल देव तब माया। छूटइ राम करहु जौं दाया।।
बिषय बस्य सुर नर मुनि स्वामी। मैं पावँर पसु कपि अति कामी।।
नारि नयन सर जाहि न लागा। घोर क्रोध तम निसि जो जागा।।
लोभ पाँस जेहिं गर न बँधाया। सो नर तुम्ह समान रघुराया।।
यह गुन साधन तें नहिं होई। तुम्हरी कृपाँ पाव कोइ कोई।।
तब रघुपति बोले मुसकाई। तुम्ह प्रिय मोहि भरत जिमि भाई।।
अब सोइ जतनु करहु मन लाई। जेहि बिधि सीता कै सुधि पाई।।
दो0- एहि बिधि होत बतकही आए बानर जूथ।
नाना बरन सकल दिसि देखिअ कीस बरुथ।।21।।

We covered up to Doha 20 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

When Sugreev came face to face with Shri Ram, he first put his head down at the Lord’s feet and then promptly said, “Master, I must not be blamed (for being negligent in my duty unto you). Lord, the Maya of yours is too strong in its influence. O Ram, it spares only those for whom You have merciful stance. All including gods, the humans and the Munis among them, happen to fall prey to attraction of objects of sense gratification, Master, I am but a money, just a poor animal and therefore have such tendencies in great abundance.

“Who can skip the seductive glance of a female, who can keep awake in the dark night of intense anger (i e can keep balance when gripped by extreme anger) and who is not tied by rope of greed (i e who can escape the desire for more and more of something of pleasure) are only to be taken as equal to You, O Raghuraj. I know also that such virtuousness is not possible to be attained by own efforts and only a few who have good fortune of having Your grace showered on them can have that.”

At this point Shri Ram smiled and interjected, “O Brother, You are as dear to me as Bharat. Now collect your mind and strive in manner that will provide some clue about Sita (indicating that Bhakti enables one to have Lord’s grace and capacity to overcome weaknesses).”

(We might wonder here that why would Shri Ram have equal affection for Bharat and Sugreev. In reality Bharat and Sugreev both are same as Jeevas. Bharat could rise to the extent that people could hardly distinguish between him and the Lord Shri Ram just because he conquered his desires, his anger and his greed, so Sugreev was right in that respect. It’s also a fact that Bharat had been enjoying Lord’s favor, guidance and graces as younger brother since birth and had remained steadfast as he had developed ultimate devotion also. Shri Ram’s message was to reassure Sugreev that he lacked nothing and his humility and acceptance of shortcomings enabled him to have grace of the Lord and there was also an occasion for him to be guided by Shri Ram and total devotion would enable him to be as much pure as Bharat and therefore as dear to the Lord as Bharat. All of us therefore should have the courage to acknowledge our weaknesses, be humble, be ready to serve the Lord i e discover Sita (the personified Bhakti) and we too then will have capacity to overcome weaknesses and have benefit of grace of the Lord and be close to the Lord as much as Bharat.)

While Shri Ram and Sugreev were busy talking, Sugreev’s troops, consisting of monkeys, arrived there; they were of differents colors and thronged all sides and directions.

We have now covered up to Doha 21 of Kishkindha Kand.

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

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLVII

II Shree Gruvey 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

चरन नाइ सिरु बिनती कीन्ही। लछिमन अभय बाँह तेहि दीन्ही।।
क्रोधवंत लछिमन सुनि काना। कह कपीस अति भयँ अकुलाना।।
सुनु हनुमंत संग लै तारा। करि बिनती समुझाउ कुमारा।।
तारा सहित जाइ हनुमाना। चरन बंदि प्रभु सुजस बखाना।।
करि बिनती मंदिर लै आए। चरन पखारि पलँग बैठाए।।
तब कपीस चरनन्हि सिरु नावा। गहि भुज लछिमन कंठ लगावा।।
नाथ बिषय सम मद कछु नाहीं। मुनि मन मोह करइ छन माहीं।।
सुनत बिनीत बचन सुख पावा। लछिमन तेहि बहु बिधि समुझावा।।
पवन तनय सब कथा सुनाई। जेहि बिधि गए दूत समुदाई।।
दो0-हरषि चले सुग्रीव तब अंगदादि कपि साथ।
रामानुज आगें करि आए जहँ रघुनाथ।।20।।

We covered up to Doha 19 in Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Angad first put his head at feet of Lakshman and then politely tried to placate his temper. Lakshman thereafter assured Angad to be fearless under his protective arm (as there was no intention to bring harm to any one but let the fear work for betterment of a friend and a devotee). Sugreev, the king of monkeys, also learned of Lakshman coming there in a very angry mood. He became very disturbed fearing badly the consequence of Lakshman being angry and told Hanuman, “O Hanuman, please pay attention, you must now take Tara with you and meet the Prince Lakshman and explain (that our teams have already been sent to discover Sita).”

Hanuman, accompanied by Tara, approached Lakshman and paid respects. Hanuman then remembered Shri ram, the Lord, discussing His glories, His graciousness and immense power that was now known to all (after Bali was killed).” Hanuman then prayed Lakshman to visit Sugreev’s palace and took him there. After washing Lakshman’s feet, Hanuman took him directly to the inner chamber of Sugreev and seated him right on the bed of Sugreev (as if to convey that there is nothing to hide from Lakshman and also to convey to Sugreev that he should not expect to now sleep without fear as the Sheshnaag, the Serpent-god i e has come there and should remain firmly established on course of duty towards the Lord).

Sugreev, the king of monkeys, then bowed down before Laskhman and Lakshman picked him up holding arm and brought him to his bosom. Sugreev told Lakshman by way of an admission, “O Master, the sense gratification through pleasure giving objects causes too much intoxication, even the Munis have been known to instantly come under its influence.”

Sugreev’s truthfulness and humble admission made Lakshman happy and in turn  he gave Sugreev some useful advice (as one who had mastered dispassion). Hanuman then told all that had been done so far and the way the groups of messengers had been dispatched in all directions. Later Sugreev, together with Angad, trusted luietinents and other high ranking ministers proceeded to meet Shri Ram, the Lord of Raghus, keeping Lakshman in the lead (signifying that though he was a king but was now totally under command of Lakshman hence not only Lord Shri Ram but Lakshman too could order him as he wished, displaying his devotion and as also his dispassion, the most essential traits of a real Bhakta).

We have now covered up to Doha 20 of Kishkindha Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLVI

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Rm,

 

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

इहाँ पवनसुत हृदयँ बिचारा। राम काजु सुग्रीवँ बिसारा।।
निकट जाइ चरनन्हि सिरु नावा। चारिहु बिधि तेहि कहि समुझावा।।
सुनि सुग्रीवँ परम भय माना। बिषयँ मोर हरि लीन्हेउ ग्याना।।
अब मारुतसुत दूत समूहा। पठवहु जहँ तहँ बानर जूहा।।
कहहु पाख महुँ आव न जोई। मोरें कर ता कर बध होई।।
तब हनुमंत बोलाए दूता। सब कर करि सनमान बहूता।।
भय अरु प्रीति नीति देखाई। चले सकल चरनन्हि सिर नाई।।
एहि अवसर लछिमन पुर आए। क्रोध देखि जहँ तहँ कपि धाए।।
दो0-धनुष चढ़ाइ कहा तब जारि करउँ पुर छार।
ब्याकुल नगर देखि तब आयउ बालिकुमार।।19।।

We covered up to Doha 18 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Mans of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

While Shri Ram sent Lakshman to Sugreev to remind him his duty that he seemed to have forgotten or was neglecting, Hanuman, the minister of Sugreev, was mindful already of the fact that Sugreev had forgotten his commitment to work for the Lord as already explained to him. Hanuman therefore went to Sugreev and paid respect in line with his position viz a viz him and then explained to him all possible consequences.

(Here we see how a wise and able counsel works fearlessly for the benefit of master without being indecent or arrogant.)

When Sugreev introspected his own conduct he found it to be unbecoming of a friend and improper as an obliged person; that he had failed in hid duty to serve the Lord, he felt very disturbed and fearful of the consequences. He came to realize too that indulgence and pleasure orientation had weakened his discretion and ability to conduct rightly (this a most common affliction converting wise in to fools). He then asked, Hanuman, the son of Marut (the wind-god), to send search parties and troops consisting of monkeys that formed his army; he also asked to convey to out going parties to return within a week to report back failing which they would meet death at his hands (results form people only can be expected when there is a reasonable dead line given and fear of punishment for failure is instilled).

Hanuman then summoned all concerned messengers and detectives and treated them very respectfully (respect from seniors brings out the best in the executives) and then explained them that reward and punishment both await them (no nonsense attitude of the commander works for the lower ranks). All then left after bowing down at the feet of Hanuman to carry out what was instructed.

Immediately afterwards Lakshman showed up in the capital city, very much charged and agitated which made all the monkeys who came across him fly in fear to escape his wrath. Lakshman declared with his bow and arrow in state of readiness that he was going to burn the city totally sending down chill down the spine of all in the city. Noting the citizens’ distress Angad, son of Bali, came forward to meet Lakshman (Angad had been left in care of Shri Ram by his father Bali and had devotion for the Lord hence he did not have any fear).

We have now covered up to Doha 19 of Kishkindha Kand.

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

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DXLV

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

बरषा गत निर्मल रितु आई। सुधि न तात सीता कै पाई।।
एक बार कैसेहुँ सुधि जानौं। कालहु जीत निमिष महुँ आनौं।।
कतहुँ रहउ जौं जीवति होई। तात जतन करि आनेउँ सोई।।
सुग्रीवहुँ सुधि मोरि बिसारी। पावा राज कोस पुर नारी।।
जेहिं सायक मारा मैं बाली। तेहिं सर हतौं मूढ़ कहँ काली।।
जासु कृपाँ छूटहीं मद मोहा। ता कहुँ उमा कि सपनेहुँ कोहा।।
जानहिं यह चरित्र मुनि ग्यानी। जिन्ह रघुबीर चरन रति मानी।।
लछिमन क्रोधवंत प्रभु जाना। धनुष चढ़ाइ गहे कर बाना।।
दो0-तब अनुजहि समुझावा रघुपति करुना सींव।।
भय देखाइ लै आवहु तात सखा सुग्रीव।।18।।

We covered up to Doha 17 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Shri Ram lastly broached with Lakshman the subject of Sita’s disappearance and urgency of this matter,He said, “Taat (beloved younger person), the rainy season is over (on account of which we had to wait) and the good season (fit for expeditions) has arrived; we haven’t had any inkling about where Sita might be (i e no news about her has traveled to us so far). Once I know the whereabouts of Sita, it would be within seconds that I will bring her back, even if it be a fight with the Kaal (the time, which is able to see end of every life). If really she is alive,I will not spare any effort to bring her back.

“I had entrusted Sugreev to begin search of Sita (as soon as its possible for sending out teams) but he seems to have forgotten my cause; may be its because he has got back his kingdom, its treasury, its capital and his woman (Lord meant to point out that whenever the troubles get over and desired things become available, the promises made with Almighty Lord are soon forgotten). I must kill him with the same arrow with which I killed Bali but only tomorrow (indicating that Lord gives enough rope to mend ways and not instantly kills the defaulting servants of His).”

Lord Shiv told Parvati, “Uma, the Lord whose mercy makes people forgo their vile tendencies, should it ever be the thought that He would resort to anger in any way (i e the Lord even if it seems that He has been overtaken by anger hence is harming us is not so, His mercy remains at work even when such is the impression). This aspect of the Lord is revealed to the Munis (who have philosophised to understand it) or to the those who have enriched themselves with ultimate knowledge and is also seen plainly by those who have total devotion for the feet of the lord.”

Lakshman however thought that the Lord was angry and upset at the behavior of Sugreev hence readied his bow and arrow to act out the Lord’s will himself. Shri Ram, ever so merciful and kind, then made Lakshman understand that any kind of extreme step is not needed to bring the one deviated from the right path but inducing a little bit of fear in him will be enough and he will see what is the demand of duty (this is very much our own understanding as ordinary people, we tend to stray when enjoying life but then some events bring us back to senses).

We have now covered up to Doha 18 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavai Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DXLIV

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

सुखी मीन जे नीर अगाधा। जिमि हरि सरन न एकउ बाधा।।
फूलें कमल सोह सर कैसा। निर्गुन ब्रम्ह सगुन भएँ जैसा।।
गुंजत मधुकर मुखर अनूपा। सुंदर खग रव नाना रूपा।।
चक्रबाक मन दुख निसि पैखी। जिमि दुर्जन पर संपति देखी।।
चातक रटत तृषा अति ओही। जिमि सुख लहइ न संकरद्रोही।।
सरदातप निसि ससि अपहरई। संत दरस जिमि पातक टरई।।
देखि इंदु चकोर समुदाई। चितवतहिं जिमि हरिजन हरि पाई।।
मसक दंस बीते हिम त्रासा। जिमि द्विज द्रोह किएँ कुल नासा।।
दो0-भूमि जीव संकुल रहे गए सरद रितु पाइ।
सदगुर मिले जाहिं जिमि संसय भ्रम समुदाइ।।17।।

We covered up to Doha 16 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Shri Ram continued imparting knowledge about some good principles drawing analogy with the season post rains to Lakshman, “The fishes, apart from those which feel restless due to drying up water in the ponds, which happen to be in deep and vast water bodies are happy and comfortable even after the rains are over like those who happen to take shelter under feet of the Lord Hari do not have to face any kind of discomfort or discomfiture ever in life as Lord Hari’s graces are endless and ever bestowed on those who have totally surrendered at His feet.

“With blooming lotus flowers in the pond look as charming as the absolute and invisible Brahman looks charming in form of an avatar.

“The buzzing of bees and the chatter of beautiful birds of many types, mixed together, is divine to listen; at this time Chakravak bird becomes sad upon fall of night in same way as a vile person feels upset looking at the riches possessed by others.

“Chatak bird continuously cries for water remaining excessively thirsty as does someone opposed to Lord Shankar, the Lord of faith (those who have don’t faith have no patience, no hope and have to cry continuously rather than waiting silently).

“The heat of days is stolen by moon in the nights in autumn season like sight of a saint is able to steal sins of those visiting him (as they are able to set them on right course and end agony of directionlessness).

“The group of Chakor birds are looking devotedly with concentration at their darling moon in the same way as the the servants and seekers of the Lord Hari look at Him when they have glimpses of Him.

“The mosquitoes and other biting insects parish with arrival of Sharad Ritu (the autumn) unable to face cold as the whole family of those meets its end who act to displease the Brahmanas and scheme against them.

“The creatures that remain hidden under the earth also have disappeared due to absence of flooding water as soon as autumn arrives in the same way as by availing company of Sadguru (the spiritual guide and master) the doubts and confusion are removed automatically.”

We have now covered up to Doha 17 of Kishkindha Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas K Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLIII

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

बरषा बिगत सरद रितु आई। लछिमन देखहु परम सुहाई।।
फूलें कास सकल महि छाई। जनु बरषाँ कृत प्रगट बुढ़ाई।।
उदित अगस्ति पंथ जल सोषा। जिमि लोभहि सोषइ संतोषा।।
सरिता सर निर्मल जल सोहा। संत हृदय जस गत मद मोहा।।
रस रस सूख सरित सर पानी। ममता त्याग करहिं जिमि ग्यानी।।
जानि सरद रितु खंजन आए। पाइ समय जिमि सुकृत सुहाए।।
पंक न रेनु सोह असि धरनी। नीति निपुन नृप कै जसि करनी।।
जल संकोच बिकल भइँ मीना। अबुध कुटुंबी जिमि धनहीना।।
बिनु धन निर्मल सोह अकासा। हरिजन इव परिहरि सब आसा।।
कहुँ कहुँ बृष्टि सारदी थोरी। कोउ एक पाव भगति जिमि मोरी।।
दो0-चले हरषि तजि नगर नृप तापस बनिक भिखारि।
जिमि हरिभगत पाइ श्रम तजहि आश्रमी चारि।।16।।

We covered up to Doha 16 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

When the rainy season came to an end and autumn arrived, Shri Ram told Lakshman, “Lakshman, the lovely autumn has arrived and there is growth of Kaasa grass all over, its white flowers are signaling that rainy season is old. With rise of Agastya (a constellation) in the sky, the water logging the tracks has dried up in the same way as contentment finishes greed. The water in rivers and ponds is now as clean and pure as the heart of a saint without traces of Mad and Moha (arrogance and delusion). Slowly water in ponds has begun to dry up and in rivers its receding like the possessive tendencies of the insightful and knowledgeable get weakened over time.

“That autumn has arrived, the Khanjan birds have arrived too in the same way as when the time is right the noble deeds of past bear fruit in form of good fortune. The earth looks beautiful as it is bereft of mud as well as of dust in same way as the its shines on account of actions of a righteous and policy oriented king. With dropping water level the fishes have become uncomfortable in the same way as an unintelligent householders feels distressed when he has little wealth (as if only wealth keeps his life going and the provider for the family is only him i e he suffers like one who has no faith in graces of Almighty).

“The sky now without clouds is looking pristine and beautiful like a Bhakta of Lord Hari who has shed all worldly expectations. It does rain a little in some selected pockets like only a few deserving attain my Bhakti.

“Now its also the time when the kings (for winning expeditions), the seekers (for quiet living in jungles), the merchants (for selling and procuring goods) and the vagabond (for begging) leave happily their cities and towns like any one in either of the four Ashramas (Brahmcharya,Grihast, Vanprasth or Sanyas) stop sticking strenuously to any kind of regime after attainment of Bhakti of Lord Hari (i e for Haribhaktas, attachment to the body or home becomes unnecessary).”

We have now covered up to Doha 16 of Kishkindha Kand.

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

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLII

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

दादुर धुनि चहु दिसा सुहाई। बेद पढ़हिं जनु बटु समुदाई।।
नव पल्लव भए बिटप अनेका। साधक मन जस मिलें बिबेका।।
अर्क जबास पात बिनु भयऊ। जस सुराज खल उद्यम गयऊ।।
खोजत कतहुँ मिलइ नहिं धूरी। करइ क्रोध जिमि धरमहि दूरी।।
ससि संपन्न सोह महि कैसी। उपकारी कै संपति जैसी।।
निसि तम घन खद्योत बिराजा। जनु दंभिन्ह कर मिला समाजा।।
महाबृष्टि चलि फूटि किआरीं । जिमि सुतंत्र भएँ बिगरहिं नारीं।।
कृषी निरावहिं चतुर किसाना। जिमि बुध तजहिं मोह मद माना।।
देखिअत चक्रबाक खग नाहीं। कलिहि पाइ जिमि धर्म पराहीं।।
ऊषर बरषइ तृन नहिं जामा। जिमि हरिजन हियँ उपज न कामा।।
बिबिध जंतु संकुल महि भ्राजा। प्रजा बाढ़ जिमि पाइ सुराजा।।
जहँ तहँ रहे पथिक थकि नाना। जिमि इंद्रिय गन उपजें ग्याना।।
दो0-कबहुँ प्रबल बह मारुत जहँ तहँ मेघ बिलाहिं।
जिमि कपूत के उपजें कुल सद्धर्म नसाहिं।।15(क)।।
कबहुँ दिवस महँ निबिड़ तम कबहुँक प्रगट पतंग।
बिनसइ उपजइ ग्यान जिमि पाइ कुसंग सुसंग।।15(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 14 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Shri Ram continued saying, “The sound of croaking of frogs (in rainy season) from all direction seems as pleasing as the rhyming sound of groups of students reading aloud the Vedic hymns.

“The leaves of the trees washed and newly grown seem as pure as the heart of an ascetic up on getting the ultimate knowledge.

“The Ark and Javas trees (which are poisonous) lose their leaves in the same way as under a regime of justice and fairness the wicked happen to forget scheming.

“The dust is not to be found any where like when anger takes over the sense of Dharma disappears.

“The expense of land becomes rich with crop in the same way as wealth of kind hearted and benevolent person is for all in need.

“The darkness of nights when skies remain overcast is being challenged by fireflies in the same way as in the assembly of arrogant they challenge each other and the atmosphere remains heavy for everyone.

“When it rains heavily the embankments here and there get breached like when women get total freedom they tend to stray.

“The wise peasants remain active in picking out weeds from the fields like the noble and wise people keep removing traces of Moha (delusion), Mad (intoxication) and Maan (the false prestige).

“The Chakravak bird remains out of sight as does the Dharma by disappearing in Kaliyuga .

“The barren land have no effect and  has no growth of vegetation when it rains over it in the same way as in heart of devotees of Lord Hari desires do not take root (even when atmosphere is inviting).

“Insects and tiny organisms grow immensely like in the times of benevolent and stable administration the growth of population is much more.

“The wayfarers stay put at one place in the same way as the senses of an enlightened person do not get agitated.

“When the flow of air becomes too strong, the clouds tend to get blown away like upon birth of a vile and unworthy person takes place in a family, all its good tradition and religious culture takes a hitting.

“During the day, sometimes it becomes pitch dark (due to dense clouds overhead) and at other time the sun shines much more brightly (in cloudless and clear sky) in the same way as dawn of knowledge happens in company of saints and noble people and the learning of years gets washed away in company of wicked.”

We have now covered up to Doha 15 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswamin Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLI

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

घन घमंड नभ गरजत घोरा। प्रिया हीन डरपत मन मोरा।।
दामिनि दमक रह न घन माहीं। खल कै प्रीति जथा थिर नाहीं।।
बरषहिं जलद भूमि निअराएँ। जथा नवहिं बुध बिद्या पाएँ।।
बूँद अघात सहहिं गिरि कैंसें । खल के बचन संत सह जैसें।।
छुद्र नदीं भरि चलीं तोराई। जस थोरेहुँ धन खल इतराई।।
भूमि परत भा ढाबर पानी। जनु जीवहि माया लपटानी।।
समिटि समिटि जल भरहिं तलावा। जिमि सदगुन सज्जन पहिं आवा।।
सरिता जल जलनिधि महुँ जाई। होई अचल जिमि जिव हरि पाई।।
दो0- हरित भूमि तृन संकुल समुझि परहिं नहिं पंथ।
जिमि पाखंड बाद तें गुप्त होहिं सदग्रंथ।।14।।

We covered up to Doha 13 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this further to it.

Shri Ram began to describe the rainy season in its various aspects to Lakshman, equating them with various emotions and various other useful principles; He said, “The clouds are thundering big and very arrogantl; this is making my heart cringe in absence of my darling (Sita). The lightening sparks in cloud appear and disappear fast like the affection of a villainous character as per his mood and interest.

“The water bearing clouds bow down and come near earth like the intelligent noble people become humbler when they get learned and educated.

“The hill tops bear the impact of rain drops as happily as Sadhus take the word of the vile and uncultured person, without a trace of irritation.

“In this season the small rivulets overflow quickly as a small minded greedy person behaves abstrusely when he begets just a little more wealth.

“The clean water dropping from above gets muddied as soon as it comes in contact with earth; its like Jeevas getting mired in Maya as soon as they take birth on earth.

“The water coming down from heavens flows down to fill the ponds like good qualities and desirable virtues come to be adopted by the simple and saintly people.

“The river water rushes down to get merged in the ocean water as it final resting place; in the same way as the Jeevas get in to their restful state after attaining nearness to Lord Hari.

“The overgrowth of grass covers the earth in this season making it difficult to find the tracks leading to the desired place like when the holy books of substance and worth disappear when the sectarian and pseudo philosophies abound in a society.”

We have now covered up to Doha 14 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shree Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ki Jai!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXL

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

सुंदर बन कुसुमित अति सोभा। गुंजत मधुप निकर मधु लोभा।।
कंद मूल फल पत्र सुहाए। भए बहुत जब ते प्रभु आए ।।
देखि मनोहर सैल अनूपा। रहे तहँ अनुज सहित सुरभूपा।।
मधुकर खग मृग तनु धरि देवा। करहिं सिद्ध मुनि प्रभु कै सेवा।।
मंगलरुप भयउ बन तब ते । कीन्ह निवास रमापति जब ते।।
फटिक सिला अति सुभ्र सुहाई। सुख आसीन तहाँ द्वौ भाई।।
कहत अनुज सन कथा अनेका। भगति बिरति नृपनीति बिबेका।।
बरषा काल मेघ नभ छाए। गरजत लागत परम सुहाए।।
दो0- लछिमन देखु मोर गन नाचत बारिद पैखि।
गृही बिरति रत हरष जस बिष्नु भगत कहुँ देखि।।13।।

We covered up to Doha 12 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The beautiful forest now inhabited by Shri Ram looked very charming and decorated as it abounded in fresh flowers; the honeybees made humming noise all around expressing their greed for collecting honey. Since Lord Shri Ram set foot here, the roots, the stems, the fruits and the leaves all became interestingly tasty and showed substantial growth. It was on account of the heart stealing beauty of the exclusive hillock that Shri Ram, the lord of gods, decided to stay thereon along with younger brother Lakshman. The gods assuming forms of bees, birds and animals began to serve the Lord as well as the Munis and other accomplished seekers.Right since the Lord of Rama i e Lakshmi, Shri Ram, decided to make this region His home, it became the spot for all kinds of benefits, material as well as spiritual.

Once both brothers set comfortably on a clean white luminous rock; Shri Ram made it an occasion to relate to younger brother many Kathas (the stories that have good message to deliver) covering the topics related to Bhakti, Dispassion, state-craft and discrete wisdom. A little while later the skies were overcast as is wont in rainy season; thundering clouds appealed to the hearts of the two brothers and Shri Ram instantly spoke, “Lakshman, just see the peacocks are dancing after seeing the clouds in the sky, as does a householder who has some interest in dispassion by displaying his joy whenever he comes across a devotee of Lord Vishnu (Vishnu, the Lord of Lakshmi, induces dispassion while Lakshmi, the goddess of riches, is a deity whom a householder worships).”

we have now covered up to Doha 13 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal