Ramcharit Charcha CCVIII

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

कहहु नाथ सुंदर दोउ बालक। मुनिकुल तिलक कि नृपकुल पालक।।
ब्रह्म जो निगम नेति कहि गावा। उभय बेष धरि की सोइ आवा।।
सहज बिरागरुप मनु मोरा। थकित होत जिमि चंद चकोरा।।
ताते प्रभु पूछउँ सतिभाऊ। कहहु नाथ जनि करहु दुराऊ।।
इन्हहि बिलोकत अति अनुरागा। बरबस ब्रह्मसुखहि मन त्यागा।।
कह मुनि बिहसि कहेहु नृप नीका। बचन तुम्हार न होइ अलीका।।
ए प्रिय सबहि जहाँ लगि प्रानी। मन मुसुकाहिं रामु सुनि बानी।।
रघुकुल मनि दसरथ के जाए। मम हित लागि नरेस पठाए।।
दो0-रामु लखनु दोउ बंधुबर रूप सील बल धाम।
मख राखेउ सबु साखि जगु जिते असुर संग्राम।।216।।

We covered up to Doha 216 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that King Janak wonders whether the two brothers (Ram and Lakshamn) are embodiment of Supreme God Himself whom he has known to be abstract and wonders all the more that he is absolutely dispassionate by nature why then his heart and mind are so engrossed looking at the beauty of them. Muni Vishwamitra endorses his view saying that they have such qualities which make all the beings love them and gives an account of how they bravely upheld the cause of Munis.

King Janak tells Muni,”I can’t speak of the reward that I have received for all my good deeds which makes you come here, makes me sit near your feet. You have brought the two brothers who are dark and fair complexioned (this is to mean in a way that they represent the whole spectrum of being) and they have such impact and aura that it gives blissfulness to even the bliss itself (the God is defined as the storehouse of total bliss and whatever the bliss we find in the mundane world is reflection of just a tiny part of it, this is what Vedas say and Janak knows).

“They seem to have pure love between themselves which attracts the mind as well as calms it.”

king Janak is upbeat and continues saying,”O’ Master, they seem to have a natural relationship of attachment and affection that exists between the Jeevas (beings) and the Brahma, the God (because one being whole and the other a part of it, in pure state both can’t have difference, when we see Jeeva in conflicting and troubled in his state as Jeeva it is due to impurity attached to it on account of Mayic influence).”

After pouring his heart out the king started to look back and forth at Lord Shri Ram, bodily thrilled and heartily bubbling (with joy).

King Janak then made Muni Vishwamitra and the two brothers settle down for stay in a house that was comfortable through out the day and night and all the four seasons of the year (i e a big comfortable place made according to seasonal requirements etc). He then worshiped them in many ways and served them well and then left for his own home taking leave of them.

The gems of the Raghu family and Muni had their meals and enjoyed afternoon siesta. When Lord Shri Ram got up after relaxing he was joined by brother and it was still a good part of the day left before the sunset.

(Lord Shri Ram used to have a disciplined way of living, after the meals in the afternoon its OK to rest for a while but not until its end of the day. Tulsidas has taken care to mention the routine of Lord Shri Ram very oftenly to give an idea as to what is proper for the humans to follow. At no stage Lord Shri Ram displays negligence of the normative conduct.)

मुनि तव चरन देखि कह राऊ। कहि न सकउँ निज पुन्य प्राभाऊ।।
सुंदर स्याम गौर दोउ भ्राता। आनँदहू के आनँद दाता।।
इन्ह कै प्रीति परसपर पावनि। कहि न जाइ मन भाव सुहावनि।।
सुनहु नाथ कह मुदित बिदेहू। ब्रह्म जीव इव सहज सनेहू।।
पुनि पुनि प्रभुहि चितव नरनाहू। पुलक गात उर अधिक उछाहू।।
म्रुनिहि प्रसंसि नाइ पद सीसू। चलेउ लवाइ नगर अवनीसू।।
सुंदर सदनु सुखद सब काला। तहाँ बासु लै दीन्ह भुआला।।
करि पूजा सब बिधि सेवकाई। गयउ राउ गृह बिदा कराई।।
दो0-रिषय संग रघुबंस मनि करि भोजनु बिश्रामु।
बैठे प्रभु भ्राता सहित दिवसु रहा भरि जामु।।217।।

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


Krishna Khandelwal


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