Ramcharit Charcha CCXVI

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

पुर पूरब दिसि गे दोउ भाई। जहँ धनुमख हित भूमि बनाई।।
अति बिस्तार चारु गच ढारी। बिमल बेदिका रुचिर सँवारी।।
चहुँ दिसि कंचन मंच बिसाला। रचे जहाँ बेठहिं महिपाला।।
तेहि पाछें समीप चहुँ पासा। अपर मंच मंडली बिलासा।।
कछुक ऊँचि सब भाँति सुहाई। बैठहिं नगर लोग जहँ जाई।।
तिन्ह के निकट बिसाल सुहाए। धवल धाम बहुबरन बनाए।।
जहँ बैंठैं देखहिं सब नारी। जथा जोगु निज कुल अनुहारी।।
पुर बालक कहि कहि मृदु बचना। सादर प्रभुहि देखावहिं रचना।।
दो0-सब सिसु एहि मिस प्रेमबस परसि मनोहर गात।
तन पुलकहिं अति हरषु हियँ देखि देखि दोउ भ्रात।।224।।

We covered up to Doha 224 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Ram and Lakshman have gone to visit the arena being prepared for Swayambar of Sita. The boys with them are happily taking them around and explaining the details of the site. The younger kids are very thrilled to be with Ram and Lakshman, they are so drawn towards them that they touch their bodies as if to confirm what they felt by looking at them.

The young boys noted that Lord Ram is equally under spell of their love for Him and they kept telling Him about the places and building showing their love. The boys called them in different directions to show those parts of city which they preferred; the two brothers didn’t mind going along expressing their own affection for them.

Ram as elder brother showed younger brother Lakshman around the construction site detailing softly in interesting and affectionate manner all related aspects.

Ram who is the almighty God Himself and under whose command Maya creates the entire universe in a fraction of a scond, the same Lord being merciful towards the weak and humble is readily looking around the arena fixed for the event with all interest and expressing His astonishment and admiration (the Ram demonstrates here that He enjoyes and appreciates what the men create as much as He expects the men to appreciate what the nature creats).

Having seen the wonders there Ram and Lakshman wished to retrace their way back to Guru but as it was now late Ram was slightly upset fearing that it migh not be liked by Guru Vishwamitra. Isn’t it surprising that the Lord who is feared by the fear itself (i e by whose remeberance the fear of the devotee goes away without daring to resist; the relationship between Bhagwaan and Bhaktas is such that both fear upsetting each other is the message here) is showing that the ones who are devoted to Him (like Guru Vishwamitra) have such an influence on Him that He wishes not to upset them at all.

Ram then took leave of the boys speaking to them pleasingly.

Reaching at the place of stay near the Guru with a sense of fear, love and submissiveness the two brothers meakly touched feet of their Guru with their heads and up on being directed took their respective seats.

We have now covered up to Doha 225 of Balkand.

सिसु सब राम प्रेमबस जाने। प्रीति समेत निकेत बखाने।।
निज निज रुचि सब लेंहिं बोलाई। सहित सनेह जाहिं दोउ भाई।।
राम देखावहिं अनुजहि रचना। कहि मृदु मधुर मनोहर बचना।।
लव निमेष महँ भुवन निकाया। रचइ जासु अनुसासन माया।।
भगति हेतु सोइ दीनदयाला। चितवत चकित धनुष मखसाला।।
कौतुक देखि चले गुरु पाहीं। जानि बिलंबु त्रास मन माहीं।।
जासु त्रास डर कहुँ डर होई। भजन प्रभाउ देखावत सोई।।
कहि बातें मृदु मधुर सुहाईं। किए बिदा बालक बरिआई।।
दो0-सभय सप्रेम बिनीत अति सकुच सहित दोउ भाइ।
गुर पद पंकज नाइ सिर बैठे आयसु पाइ।।225।।

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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