Ramcharit Charcha CXXII

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

एहि बिधि जग हरि आश्रित रहई। जदपि असत्य देत दुख अहई।।
जौं सपनें सिर काटै कोई। बिनु जागें न दूरि दुख होई।।
जासु कृपाँ अस भ्रम मिटि जाई। गिरिजा सोइ कृपाल रघुराई।।
आदि अंत कोउ जासु न पावा। मति अनुमानि निगम अस गावा।।
बिनु पद चलइ सुनइ बिनु काना। कर बिनु करम करइ बिधि नाना।।
आनन रहित सकल रस भोगी। बिनु बानी बकता बड़ जोगी।।
तनु बिनु परस नयन बिनु देखा। ग्रहइ घ्रान बिनु बास असेषा।।
असि सब भाँति अलौकिक करनी। महिमा जासु जाइ नहिं बरनी।।
दो0-जेहि इमि गावहि बेद बुध जाहि धरहिं मुनि ध्यान।।
सोइ दसरथ सुत भगत हित कोसलपति भगवान।।118।।

We covered up to Doha 118 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned from Lord Shiv that the delusive state of mind that does not believe in oneness of Ram and the supreme God is like state of dreaming and suffering, Lord Shiv also told the fact of all-knowledgeable God being independent of sense organs for feeling,tasting or doing etc which is as much true in case of Ram although a form is taken and qualification accepted.

Lord Shiv goes on to tell that, “those living beings who die in Kashi before my eyes get rid of any kind of sorrows and this power to free them of sins and sorrows is begotten by me on strength of Ram’s name, who is a superior one among the Raghus and is my master as well is master of all creation whether animate or inanimate, He is witness to all that goes on in minds of people (here Kashi is referred to by Shiv as a geographical location which is supposed to be a city belonging to Him, it means well a state of mind of Jivas when while dying they remain totally established in faith in Him and His teachings and unwaveringly believe in the same way in Ram’s reality. In both ways it becomes natural to be free from sorrows because being in the city of Kashi too one would be naturally mindful and remain conscious of this reality due to effect of atmosphere).

“If Ram Naam is uttered under some compulsion (being in presence of Guru or due to great suffering or pain) then too the sins gathered over many lives get burned (what is recalled under fear or pain makes a deep impression on psyche, when Ram’s name is taken it is natural that one has listened to what Ram stands for and what is He by nature through Kathas and find His name of help in stressful conditions). Those who reverentially remember Him even ordinarily cross ocean of life (continuous state of suffering even if some pleasures are enjoyed which itself become cause of trouble and this fact is realized by the minds that become calm due to name repetition) like one crosses mark made by hoof of a cow. O Bhavani, Ram is that Paramatma (supreme spirit) and for you to say or think that He was under delusion (i e upset due to separation from Sita) is absolutely unwarranted. Harboring such doubts in heart itself is sufficient cause for being bereft of all virtues like dispassion and real knowledge (Lord Shiv reminds Uma that only this confusion had been responsible for her tormented existence in earlier life, this had made her to not pay due attention to Ram Katha being told at the ashram of Rishi Kumbhaj and not pay heed to His own advice later).”

The words of Shiv aimed at breaking the spell of doubt have had the desired effect on Uma who has now shed all sequence of thinking in wrong direction due to misplaced and faulty logic. This has made her place love at feet of Ram and become firm in belief of what Shiv said to her. Now the stark possibility of any unfortunate happening this time too was completely removed.

Girija now grasped the lotus feet of her Master Shiv time and again and then with both of her lotus like hands joined together she began to lovingly pour out words of understanding before Shiv.

We have now covered up to Doha 119 of Balkand.

कासीं मरत जंतु अवलोकी। जासु नाम बल करउँ बिसोकी।।
सोइ प्रभु मोर चराचर स्वामी। रघुबर सब उर अंतरजामी।।
बिबसहुँ जासु नाम नर कहहीं। जनम अनेक रचित अघ दहहीं।।
सादर सुमिरन जे नर करहीं। भव बारिधि गोपद इव तरहीं।।
राम सो परमातमा भवानी। तहँ भ्रम अति अबिहित तव बानी।।
अस संसय आनत उर माहीं। ग्यान बिराग सकल गुन जाहीं।।
सुनि सिव के भ्रम भंजन बचना। मिटि गै सब कुतरक कै रचना।।
भइ रघुपति पद प्रीति प्रतीती। दारुन असंभावना बीती।।
दो0-पुनि पुनि प्रभु पद कमल गहि जोरि पंकरुह पानि।
बोली गिरिजा बचन बर मनहुँ प्रेम रस सानि।।119।।

Girija Shankar Bhagwaan Ki Jai!
Prabhu Shri Ram Ki jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranaam!
Goswami Tulsidas Maharah kI Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandlelwal

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