Ramcharit Charcha CXLVIII

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

सुनु सेवक सुरतरु सुरधेनु। बिधि हरि हर बंदित पद रेनू।।
सेवत सुलभ सकल सुख दायक। प्रनतपाल सचराचर नायक।।
जौं अनाथ हित हम पर नेहू। तौ प्रसन्न होइ यह बर देहू।।
जो सरूप बस सिव मन माहीं। जेहि कारन मुनि जतन कराहीं।।
जो भुसुंडि मन मानस हंसा। सगुन अगुन जेहि निगम प्रसंसा।।
देखहिं हम सो रूप भरि लोचन। कृपा करहु प्रनतारति मोचन।।
दंपति बचन परम प्रिय लागे। मुदुल बिनीत प्रेम रस पागे।।
भगत बछल प्रभु कृपानिधाना। बिस्वबास प्रगटे भगवाना।।
दो0-नील सरोरुह नील मनि नील नीरधर स्याम।
लाजहिं तन सोभा निरखि कोटि कोटि सत काम।।146।।

We covered up to Doha 146 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and learned that Manu has praised the Supreme God who has appeared before him and wishes to see the Lord in the same form that dwells in the hearts of Bhagwan Shiv, Munis and Bhushundi (i e Manu Maharaj wishes God to appear as Shri Ram. The basic point here is that humans become spiritual and reach on higher planes of understanding about God but still preferably want to have an appearance of Him in human form, the abstract and formless God is too difficult to be reflecting up on and devote ones attention to, Manu has therefore wished like this, has wished for a more relatable God). The Lord then manifested before Manu in desired form, having charming blue color.

The description of the form before Manu continues, He looks to Manu like, “having face of moon that appears in the clear skies in the month of Sharad (post rainy season) and the glow is so much that it is the possible limit of it, the cheeks and chin are very charming, the strong neck is as much charming. The lips are red like the young sun in the morning, He has shining teeth and shapely nose. He laughs in a way that the rays of the moon feel ashamed before its radiating charm. The eyes open like freshly blown lotus and look exquisitely beautiful.

“His glance is very lovely and steals heart. The eyebrows are shaped like the bow of Kaamdev but more beautiful. On the flat forehead a beautiful Tilak (mark with bright colored substance mostly of Sandalwood Paste or Gorochan/Roli) exudes light. His ear-rings are fish-shaped and a crown rests on head. His curly locks dangle like swarm of honey-bees (on flower). He wore a desirably beautiful wreath of sylvan flowers, strings of precious stones and other ornaments consisting of Manis (Mani is a stone that shines even in absolute darkness, i e has its own light not reflected light).

His shoulders are like that of lion and on it is placed the sacred thread that looks charming. His arms are adorned with beautiful ornaments. The long arms are supple like the trunk of an elephant. A quiver is tied around His waste while He is holding an arrow and a bow.

“His yellow colored unstitched garment puts to shame even the lightning streaks, the belly showed three beautiful wrinkle lines (i e had no flab on stomach region). His attractive naval defied the beautiful eddies on the waters of Yamuna River (deep depressions formed in slow moving waters).”

We have now covered up to Doha 147 of Balkand.

सरद मयंक बदन छबि सींवा। चारु कपोल चिबुक दर ग्रीवा।।
अधर अरुन रद सुंदर नासा। बिधु कर निकर बिनिंदक हासा।।
नव अबुंज अंबक छबि नीकी। चितवनि ललित भावँती जी की।।
भुकुटि मनोज चाप छबि हारी। तिलक ललाट पटल दुतिकारी।।
कुंडल मकर मुकुट सिर भ्राजा। कुटिल केस जनु मधुप समाजा।।
उर श्रीबत्स रुचिर बनमाला। पदिक हार भूषन मनिजाला।।
केहरि कंधर चारु जनेउ। बाहु बिभूषन सुंदर तेऊ।।
करि कर सरि सुभग भुजदंडा। कटि निषंग कर सर कोदंडा।।
दो0-तडित बिनिंदक पीत पट उदर रेख बर तीनि।।
नाभि मनोहर लेति जनु जमुन भवँर छबि छीनि।।147।।

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Prabhu Shri ram Ki jai!
Sant Samaaj Ko Pranaam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandlwal

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