Ramcharit Charcha CXCVI

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

काम कोटि छबि स्याम सरीरा। नील कंज बारिद गंभीरा।।
अरुन चरन पकंज नख जोती। कमल दलन्हि बैठे जनु मोती।।
रेख कुलिस धवज अंकुर सोहे। नूपुर धुनि सुनि मुनि मन मोहे।।
कटि किंकिनी उदर त्रय रेखा। नाभि गभीर जान जेहि देखा।।
भुज बिसाल भूषन जुत भूरी। हियँ हरि नख अति सोभा रूरी।।
उर मनिहार पदिक की सोभा। बिप्र चरन देखत मन लोभा।।
कंबु कंठ अति चिबुक सुहाई। आनन अमित मदन छबि छाई।।
दुइ दुइ दसन अधर अरुनारे। नासा तिलक को बरनै पारे।।
सुंदर श्रवन सुचारु कपोला। अति प्रिय मधुर तोतरे बोला।।
चिक्कन कच कुंचित गभुआरे। बहु प्रकार रचि मातु सँवारे।।
पीत झगुलिआ तनु पहिराई। जानु पानि बिचरनि मोहि भाई।।
रूप सकहिं नहिं कहि श्रुति सेषा। सो जानइ सपनेहुँ जेहि देखा।।
दो0-सुख संदोह मोहपर ग्यान गिरा गोतीत।
दंपति परम प्रेम बस कर सिसुचरित पुनीत।।199।।

We covered up to Doha 199 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned of the beautiful description of Shri Ram as a child, His endearing activities, the adornments and ornaments decorating His dark blue body, attractive facial features and attention paid by Mata Kaushalya to every detail. The Supreme God, that Ram in fact is, gave fitting reward to the royal couple for their love and devotion.

In this way the father (as the provider of seed of consciousness) and mother (as the provider of all that is needed for sustenance) of the universe Lord Ram kept the citizens of Ayodhya enthralled; those of them who had their love placed at the feet of the Lord of Raghus, had this kind of treatment meted out to them (all the Ayodhya citizens were like this only, also it is the condition of such people whether in Ayodhya or else where).

The fact is that no body who is not inclined to have this kind of love and devotion towards the Master of Raghu clan, Shri Ram, can ever expect to be shedding the state of bondage that any one is faced with in the world due to effect of Maya who keeps every one in her total control (by creating delusive atmosphere), however, the Maya is always in awe of the Lord (and has her existence by His courtesy) so those who have an orientation towards Shri Ram find an escape route. It is very simple to understand that the Lord who sways Maya just by movement of His eyebrows is the only worthy master of us all to be prayed, remembered and worshiped.

If He, the great Raghu Shri Ram is remembered and praised in thought, in action and in speech without a trace of cunningness, the Lord too showers his graces.

The Lord did all child-like activities in a sporting manner that kept the citizens of Ayodhya Nagari drawing pleasure and be delighted. Maa Kaushalya would now take Ram in her arms and dangle and now she would put Him back in cradle and rock backwards and forth.

Mother Kaushalya remained absorbed in love of Shri Ram for many many days without even noticing when the nights came and day-breaks happened. Kaushalya used to sing lays of Ram’s childhood before people as routine under spell of affection for Him.

(The Bhaktas too should learn to sing the Bal-charit of Ram in a manner Kashalya used to do, this will fill the heart with pure kind of love for Lord Ram and then the course of life will go on un-noticeably and pleasureably. The Lord when loved as a child, naturally expectation of reward will take a back-seat and purity of love will be more. When the Lord is remembered as a powerful one, then one may incline to ask for help, mitigation of woes etc forgetting the fact that God knows what we require and gives without demanding, this makes attention slightly weakened.)

We have now covered up to Doha 200 of Blakand.

एहि बिधि राम जगत पितु माता। कोसलपुर बासिन्ह सुखदाता।।
जिन्ह रघुनाथ चरन रति मानी। तिन्ह की यह गति प्रगट भवानी।।
रघुपति बिमुख जतन कर कोरी। कवन सकइ भव बंधन छोरी।।
जीव चराचर बस कै राखे। सो माया प्रभु सों भय भाखे।।
भृकुटि बिलास नचावइ ताही। अस प्रभु छाड़ि भजिअ कहु काही।।
मन क्रम बचन छाड़ि चतुराई। भजत कृपा करिहहिं रघुराई।।
एहि बिधि सिसुबिनोद प्रभु कीन्हा। सकल नगरबासिन्ह सुख दीन्हा।।
लै उछंग कबहुँक हलरावै। कबहुँ पालनें घालि झुलावै।।
दो0-प्रेम मगन कौसल्या निसि दिन जात न जान।
सुत सनेह बस माता बालचरित कर गान।।200।।

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


Krishna Khandelwal


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