Ramcharit Charcha XLVI

II Shri Guruve Namah II

Jai Sri 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

Goswami Tuslidas in his characteristic style of humility speaks that although he may be a troubled, humble, pressured and small man, the pure water of the pond of Ram Katha remains as likable as it should be. The noise/sound generated by this body of wonderful water due to air currents is capable of imparting reliefs of many kind. It meets aspirations and quenches the thirst for worldly things as also for the spiritual gains and washes of the weakness due to maligning of heart.

It nourishes with the help of Ram’s love and love for Ram, by this the effect of remorseful actions generated by Kali Yuga’s forceful impact also gets eliminated. This has a calming effect on stress generated by toiling for pursuits in the world.

Its capable of satisfying even the satisfaction it self i e its the ultimate as far as feeling of fulfillment goes. The misfortune of facing miseries and poverty etc is subsided as it is killer of tendencies of anger,lust, false ownership and drunkenness while it increases non-covetousness, discretionary power and straight thinking.

By drinking this water of Ram Katha and by taking holy dips in it, the remorse and sin get washed away. Those who have not used this water for the cleaning of Manas (the mind)are really the people having weakness of character due to influence of Kali Yuga. the condition of such people becomes like that of a deer running after the mirage for water while having dying thirst. This running is fruitless and further pushes in to difficulty.This is the reality of the worldly lures.

Now Tulsi declares to set upon the course of telling the beautiful Ram Katha after his own mind has been awash with the pure serene water and remembers Lord Shiva and Bhavani (Maa Parvati). He he has placed the lotus feet of the Lord of Raghus i e Ram in his heart and is ready with the his narration of the very same ram katha that had been the topic of dialogue between Muni Bhardwaj and Rishi Yagyavalkya at the confluence of two holy rivers, the Gnaga and the Yamuna where a third invisible river called Sarsavti also is present.

The original lines from the text of Manas are reproduced below:

आरति बिनय दीनता मोरी। लघुता ललित सुबारि न थोरी।।
अदभुत सलिल सुनत गुनकारी। आस पिआस मनोमल हारी।।
राम सुप्रेमहि पोषत पानी। हरत सकल कलि कलुष गलानौ।।
भव श्रम सोषक तोषक तोषा। समन दुरित दुख दारिद दोषा।।
काम कोह मद मोह नसावन। बिमल बिबेक बिराग बढ़ावन।।
सादर मज्जन पान किए तें। मिटहिं पाप परिताप हिए तें।।
जिन्ह एहि बारि न मानस धोए। ते कायर कलिकाल बिगोए।।
तृषित निरखि रबि कर भव बारी। फिरिहहि मृग जिमि जीव दुखारी।।
दो0-मति अनुहारि सुबारि गुन गनि मन अन्हवाइ।
सुमिरि भवानी संकरहि कह कबि कथा सुहाइ।।43(क)।।
अब रघुपति पद पंकरुह हियँ धरि पाइ प्रसाद ।
कहउँ जुगल मुनिबर्ज कर मिलन सुभग संबाद।।43(ख)।।

HariOm,
krishna Khandelwal

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