Ramcharit Charcha CLXXII

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

अस कहि सब महिदेव सिधाए। समाचार पुरलोगन्ह पाए।।
सोचहिं दूषन दैवहि देहीं। बिचरत हंस काग किय जेहीं।।
उपरोहितहि भवन पहुँचाई। असुर तापसहि खबरि जनाई।।
तेहिं खल जहँ तहँ पत्र पठाए। सजि सजि सेन भूप सब धाए।।
घेरेन्हि नगर निसान बजाई। बिबिध भाँति नित होई लराई।।
जूझे सकल सुभट करि करनी। बंधु समेत परेउ नृप धरनी।।
सत्यकेतु कुल कोउ नहिं बाँचा। बिप्रश्राप किमि होइ असाँचा।।
रिपु जिति सब नृप नगर बसाई। निज पुर गवने जय जसु पाई।।
दो0-भरद्वाज सुनु जाहि जब होइ बिधाता बाम।
धूरि मेरुसम जनक जम ताहि ब्यालसम दाम।।।175।।

We covered up to Doha 175 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that family of King Pratapbhanu has been exterminated by the enemy kings after he had tried to pursue the dream of never ending life of living luxuriously. This kind of longing made him lose faculty of discrimination resulting in the this kind of end. The ones who cursed him also had been nursing an ego of wrong kind which did not let them see reason. The providence thus had its play.

In due course of time the same monarch got reborn as Nishachar (the demons that are afflicted by Tamas and Rajas, the Gunas that force one have to desire oriented personality and pushes to darkness in life) along with his associates. He had ten heads and twenty arms (i e he wanted to have enjoyment through all ten senses and worked with twenty times effort to assemble all that is required to fulfill the desires). His name was Ravan and he was brave and believed in extreme actions. The younger brother of Pratapbhanu, whose name was Arimardan came to be called by name of Kumbhkaran; he had great bodily strength. The minister of monarch called Dharmruchi also got born as the step younger brother of Ravan and came to be called by name of Vibhishan; he was endowed with spiritual knowledge and therefore was Bhakta of Lord Vishnu (Dharamruchi did not have too much interest in pleasures of the world but since he kept a wrong company he had also to suffer the next birth albeit retained the virtuous nature of earlier life. It is important to have right kind of company and the wrong company should be disowned at very first opportunity, is the lesson). The sons of monarch as also his servants were born too as fierce group of demons. These demons had capacity to take forms as they desired to have, were evil by nature and possessed various different qualities. These wicked and awesome crop of demons did not have power of discretion and were ruthless, violent and sinful. These tormenters of the world can’t be fully described.

Though Ravan and his brothers were born in pious and untainted family OF great Muni Pulatsya yet due to the effect of curse of Mahisuras (the gods of earth, the Brahmins of learning) they were like embodied sins.

We have now covered up to Doha 176 of Balkand.

काल पाइ मुनि सुनु सोइ राजा। भयउ निसाचर सहित समाजा।।
दस सिर ताहि बीस भुजदंडा। रावन नाम बीर बरिबंडा।।
भूप अनुज अरिमर्दन नामा। भयउ सो कुंभकरन बलधामा।।
सचिव जो रहा धरमरुचि जासू। भयउ बिमात्र बंधु लघु तासू।।
नाम बिभीषन जेहि जग जाना। बिष्नुभगत बिग्यान निधाना।।
रहे जे सुत सेवक नृप केरे। भए निसाचर घोर घनेरे।।
कामरूप खल जिनस अनेका। कुटिल भयंकर बिगत बिबेका।।
कृपा रहित हिंसक सब पापी। बरनि न जाहिं बिस्व परितापी।।
दो0-उपजे जदपि पुलस्त्यकुल पावन अमल अनूप।
तदपि महीसुर श्राप बस भए सकल अघरूप।।176।।

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Prabhu Shri Ram Ki Jai!
Sant Samaaj Ko Pranaam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!


Krishna Khandelwal


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