Ramcharit Charcha LXXXIII

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

दच्छसुतन्ह उपदेसेन्हि जाई। तिन्ह फिरि भवनु न देखा आई।।
चित्रकेतु कर घरु उन घाला। कनककसिपु कर पुनि अस हाला।।
नारद सिख जे सुनहिं नर नारी। अवसि होहिं तजि भवनु भिखारी।।
मन कपटी तन सज्जन चीन्हा। आपु सरिस सबही चह कीन्हा।।
तेहि कें बचन मानि बिस्वासा। तुम्ह चाहहु पति सहज उदासा।।
निर्गुन निलज कुबेष कपाली। अकुल अगेह दिगंबर ब्याली।।
कहहु कवन सुखु अस बरु पाएँ। भल भूलिहु ठग के बौराएँ।।
पंच कहें सिवँ सती बिबाही। पुनि अवडेरि मराएन्हि ताही।।
दो0-अब सुख सोवत सोचु नहि भीख मागि भव खाहिं।
सहज एकाकिन्ह के भवन कबहुँ कि नारि खटाहिं।।79।।

The last post (as per above) was about Sapt Rishis telling qualities and traits of Shiv to Parvati which seem to be in the nature of showing bad aspects of someone but which give us an inkling of true nature Shiv for which he is actually known as lord of gods, these may be taken as bad qualities in others but become virtues when seen in Shiv. Let’s now bow our heads in reverence before Goswami Tulsidas and enjoy Ram Katha told by him.

The Sapt Rishis carry their dialogue with Uma further telling her to give credence to what they have said and also tell that they have in mind a better suitor for her who is extremely beautiful and pious, who is capable of giving pleasures of life and is very cultured, whose praises and endearing accounts have been sung by Vedas (considered as the timeless store-houses of wisdom).

They tell Uma that they are talking about some one who is without faults and is full of virtues, He is called Shripati (i e husband of Lakshmi called as Shri also, Shri as word means wealth of every kind, so they are telling in a way that He owns all types of wealth and riches)and lives in Vaikunth (heven, as word it also means where there is no sadness,remorse or difficulty).

They also tell Uma that they would be able to make her meet such an outstanding suitor (Sapt Rishis description points towards Lord Vishnu). Bhavani (Uma) laughingly speaks back to them (grounded in wisdom about what they have meant)that you have told all truth considering her as having body brought to life by none other than mountain (or the lord of mountains)which of course would not leave the path it has taken although it may perish in the course (conveying her resolve to them which is rock like).

Uma gives her logic telling that gold is extracted from gold rocks but carries such quality which would not change even though heat treatment. She confirms that she would not deviate from the course suggested by Muni Narad whether it results in destroying her own home. Uma tells Sapt Rishis that those who do not have unwavering trust in words of Guru might never be able to accomplish any thing that they set out to secure, not even in dream leave apart in reality (through out Ram Katha, a very high value has been given to word of Guru, it is impossible to make spiritual progress where there is a lurking doubt at the back of mind of seeker about the possibility of success or there is confusion about existence of God as also doubt about the efficacy of path suggested by Guru and most of all about the intention or competence of Guru. Once a person is taken as a Guru there should not be any occasion to nurse any doubts whatever be the outcome; success is ensured only that way).

Concluding the matter she tells them that may be Mahadev (highest among the gods) i e Shiv is without virtues and may be Vishnu (confirming that she knows whom they had in mind)is abode of all goodness yet they should know that one who engages the mind of some one is the only one who should be the person paid all attention to (this gives a message that in Hindu traditions where there are many different gods with certain peculiarities and a person gets drawn towards one of them due to own special/specific preference, he should remain firm in worshiping that one only while may consider all as esteemed; such an attitude only will reward in the end, this kind of one pointed-ness is essential).

Enjoy reading of original verses from Manas, given below, which have been discussed above:

अजहूँ मानहु कहा हमारा। हम तुम्ह कहुँ बरु नीक बिचारा।।
अति सुंदर सुचि सुखद सुसीला। गावहिं बेद जासु जस लीला।।
दूषन रहित सकल गुन रासी। श्रीपति पुर बैकुंठ निवासी।।
अस बरु तुम्हहि मिलाउब आनी। सुनत बिहसि कह बचन भवानी।।
सत्य कहेहु गिरिभव तनु एहा। हठ न छूट छूटै बरु देहा।।
कनकउ पुनि पषान तें होई। जारेहुँ सहजु न परिहर सोई।।
नारद बचन न मैं परिहरऊँ। बसउ भवनु उजरउ नहिं डरऊँ।।
गुर कें बचन प्रतीति न जेही। सपनेहुँ सुगम न सुख सिधि तेही।।
दो0-महादेव अवगुन भवन बिष्नु सकल गुन धाम।
जेहि कर मनु रम जाहि सन तेहि तेही सन काम।।80।।


Krishna Khandelwal


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