Ramcharit Charcha CLXXX

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

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

We covered up to Doha 183 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and learned that Ravan and his people have establish a reign of terror and have put obstacles in way of those who wish to follow the path of righteous living and observe the prescribed rituals in the Vedas.

The impact of Ravan’s expeditions resulted in increase of might of bad people, they became thieves and gamblers who coveted wealth and the ladies of others. These people had no respect for the gods or even their own parents. These people forced Sadhus (saints) to serve them (rather then them serving the Sadhus). Those who have such behavior are only to be considered as Nishichars (the oppressors who are active in dark or non-noticeably giving shape to their wrong designs).

Seeing such extremely bad condition of Dharma, the righteous behavior, the earth became very fearful, worried and restless. It thought that a weight of large mountains, of rivers or of an ocean does not feel heavy to me as much as that of a single miscreant and malevolent person does. Earth kept observing every thing going on against the Dharma but could not speak out for fear of Ravan (that Ravan may become all the more troublesome on account of its protest. Mother earth bears as much as she can without protesting while the exploiters carry on their activities but feels pain of it).

Earth gave thought to the problem and took form of a cow went where all the Munis and gods were (in hiding); there she poured heart out which was heavy and burdened but none could offer help or tell a way out (it is symbolic here that when people go against Dharma such conditions emerge that cows (a very benign animal who provides every thing to man kind without stressing resources or spoiling atmosphere) find themselves in trouble almost representing the earth).

Later all of them i e the Gandhrvas, the gods, the Munis got together and reached the Brahma’s Loka (abode of Brahma, the creator), the earth also accompanied in the form of poor cow; they were in great agonizing fear and grieved much. Brahma could gather what still remained untold and gave a serious thought to it in his mind but knew that its all beyond his own capacity to help meaningfully and therefore addressed the earth saying, “it is immortal God whom you serve; it is Him who will be my helper and yours.”

Brahma further said, “O earth, you must have patience in heart and place your attention at feet of Lord Hari. The Lord knows about the woes of His own servants i e Bhaktas and therefore will surely put an end to all these terrible conditions and everyone’s sufferings.”

We have now covered up to Doha 184 of Balkand.

बाढ़े खल बहु चोर जुआरा। जे लंपट परधन परदारा।।
मानहिं मातु पिता नहिं देवा। साधुन्ह सन करवावहिं सेवा।।
जिन्ह के यह आचरन भवानी। ते जानेहु निसिचर सब प्रानी।।
अतिसय देखि धर्म कै ग्लानी। परम सभीत धरा अकुलानी।।
गिरि सरि सिंधु भार नहिं मोही। जस मोहि गरुअ एक परद्रोही।।
सकल धर्म देखइ बिपरीता। कहि न सकइ रावन भय भीता।।
धेनु रूप धरि हृदयँ बिचारी। गई तहाँ जहँ सुर मुनि झारी।।
निज संताप सुनाएसि रोई। काहू तें कछु काज न होई।।
छं0-सुर मुनि गंधर्बा मिलि करि सर्बा गे बिरंचि के लोका।
सँग गोतनुधारी भूमि बिचारी परम बिकल भय सोका।।
ब्रह्माँ सब जाना मन अनुमाना मोर कछू न बसाई।
जा करि तैं दासी सो अबिनासी हमरेउ तोर सहाई।।
सो0-धरनि धरहि मन धीर कह बिरंचि हरिपद सुमिरु।
जानत जन की पीर प्रभु भंजिहि दारुन बिपति।।184।।

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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