Ramcharit Charcha CLXXIX

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

मेघनाद कहुँ पुनि हँकरावा। दीन्ही सिख बलु बयरु बढ़ावा।।
जे सुर समर धीर बलवाना। जिन्ह कें लरिबे कर अभिमाना।।
तिन्हहि जीति रन आनेसु बाँधी। उठि सुत पितु अनुसासन काँधी।।
एहि बिधि सबही अग्या दीन्ही। आपुनु चलेउ गदा कर लीन्ही।।
चलत दसानन डोलति अवनी। गर्जत गर्भ स्त्रवहिं सुर रवनी।।
रावन आवत सुनेउ सकोहा। देवन्ह तके मेरु गिरि खोहा।।
दिगपालन्ह के लोक सुहाए। सूने सकल दसानन पाए।।
पुनि पुनि सिंघनाद करि भारी। देइ देवतन्ह गारि पचारी।।
रन मद मत्त फिरइ जग धावा। प्रतिभट खौजत कतहुँ न पावा।।
रबि ससि पवन बरुन धनधारी। अगिनि काल जम सब अधिकारी।।
किंनर सिद्ध मनुज सुर नागा। हठि सबही के पंथहिं लागा।।
ब्रह्मसृष्टि जहँ लगि तनुधारी। दसमुख बसबर्ती नर नारी।।
आयसु करहिं सकल भयभीता। नवहिं आइ नित चरन बिनीता।।
दो0-भुजबल बिस्व बस्य करि राखेसि कोउ न सुतंत्र।
मंडलीक मनि रावन राज करइ निज मंत्र।।182(ख)।।
देव जच्छ गंधर्व नर किंनर नाग कुमारि।
जीति बरीं निज बाहुबल बहु सुंदर बर नारि।।182ख।।

We covered up to Doha 182 0f Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Ravan has set forth to win the whole world, defeat the gods and has prompted his large army and family of great warriors and has indeed brought all to surrender before him. Ravan has even forcibly married many beautiful daughters of all the defeated groups.

Indrajeet (winner of god Indra, son of Ravan, Meghnaad) accomplished all that he was ordered to do by Ravan so fast that it seemed as if it was already done before even being asked. Listen first to what those large bodied sinners who were given the task of going on winning spree by Ravan did. Those groups of demons, the tormentors of gods, raised hell by taking different forms and applying confusing and complex tactics in a way that would uproot the Dharma. They did and forced others to do all that was against the dictates of Vedas. Whichever cities they found the initiated and learned Brahimins (Diwjas) and the cows living they burned them down. The auspicious activities were then unseen, people forgot who were the Vipras and Gurus and therefore stopped respecting them. No body was seen there doing Bhakti of Lord Hari, or performed Ygnas or did Tapa or tried to acquire Gyana (the spiritual knowledge). The recitation of rhymes of Vedic or Poranic origin stopped completely.

The atmosphere could be summarized thus that whenever Ravan learned of muttering of Lord Hari’s names, of practice of Yoga going on, or conduct of sacred fire rituals or dispassionate services being undertaken for larger welfare, he could not stand it and ran after destroying such practices. The conduct of people normally became of lower order, the Dharmic orientation was entirely forgotten, all of those who still had anything to do with Vedas and Poranas by way preaching or practice were exiled.

It can not be fully described what was the extent of wrong doings which those excessively enthusiastic demons indulged in; they had great love for violence and their sins were limitless in scope and intensity.

(This is a sort of description that may be expected when the do’s and don’ts prescribed in Vedas and Poranas are not observed and are given a good bye. The people who are demonic in nature have aversion to such restrictions and duties placed on them because they can’t think beyond the bodily pleasures and only do the efforts required to get such pleasures. They find it not sufficient to ignore it but rather want to destroy all source where it comes from. This leaves no room for reverting to right practices and hence it is God who has to descend on earth to rectify situation by his divine intervention, this is theory behind the avatars of Lord Hari.)

We have now covered up to Doha 183 of Balkand which coincides with the sixth rest when 30 day recital of Ramayan is undertaken.

इंद्रजीत सन जो कछु कहेऊ। सो सब जनु पहिलेहिं करि रहेऊ।।
प्रथमहिं जिन्ह कहुँ आयसु दीन्हा। तिन्ह कर चरित सुनहु जो कीन्हा।।
देखत भीमरूप सब पापी। निसिचर निकर देव परितापी।।
करहि उपद्रव असुर निकाया। नाना रूप धरहिं करि माया।।
जेहि बिधि होइ धर्म निर्मूला। सो सब करहिं बेद प्रतिकूला।।
जेहिं जेहिं देस धेनु द्विज पावहिं। नगर गाउँ पुर आगि लगावहिं।।
सुभ आचरन कतहुँ नहिं होई। देव बिप्र गुरू मान न कोई।।
नहिं हरिभगति जग्य तप ग्याना। सपनेहुँ सुनिअ न बेद पुराना।।
छं0-जप जोग बिरागा तप मख भागा श्रवन सुनइ दससीसा।
आपुनु उठि धावइ रहै न पावइ धरि सब घालइ खीसा।।
अस भ्रष्ट अचारा भा संसारा धर्म सुनिअ नहि काना।
तेहि बहुबिधि त्रासइ देस निकासइ जो कह बेद पुराना।।
सो0-बरनि न जाइ अनीति घोर निसाचर जो करहिं।
हिंसा पर अति प्रीति तिन्ह के पापहि कवनि मिति।।183।।
मासपारायण, छठा विश्राम

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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