Ramcharit Charcha CCXXII

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

कंकन किंकिनि नूपुर धुनि सुनि। कहत लखन सन रामु हृदयँ गुनि।।
मानहुँ मदन दुंदुभी दीन्ही।।मनसा बिस्व बिजय कहँ कीन्ही।।
अस कहि फिरि चितए तेहि ओरा। सिय मुख ससि भए नयन चकोरा।।
भए बिलोचन चारु अचंचल। मनहुँ सकुचि निमि तजे दिगंचल।।
देखि सीय सोभा सुखु पावा। हृदयँ सराहत बचनु न आवा।।
जनु बिरंचि सब निज निपुनाई। बिरचि बिस्व कहँ प्रगटि देखाई।।
सुंदरता कहुँ सुंदर करई। छबिगृहँ दीपसिखा जनु बरई।।
सब उपमा कबि रहे जुठारी। केहिं पटतरौं बिदेहकुमारी।।
दो0-सिय सोभा हियँ बरनि प्रभु आपनि दसा बिचारि।
बोले सुचि मन अनुज सन बचन समय अनुहारि।।230।।

We covered up to Doha 230 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Ram heard sweet sounds of Sita’s ornaments while walking and thought as if Kaamdev was blowing trumpet declaring his intention to win over the world by influencing the seat of desire i e the mind . When Ram saw Her He bacame silent and stunned appreciating unurpassed divine beauty of Sita but then collected Himself to address Lakshman maintaining purity of heart and according to demand of the occasion.

तात जनकतनया यह सोई। धनुषजग्य जेहि कारन होई।।
पूजन गौरि सखीं लै आई। करत प्रकासु फिरइ फुलवाई।।
जासु बिलोकि अलोकिक सोभा। सहज पुनीत मोर मनु छोभा।।
सो सबु कारन जान बिधाता। फरकहिं सुभद अंग सुनु भ्राता।।
रघुबंसिन्ह कर सहज सुभाऊ। मनु कुपंथ पगु धरइ न काऊ।।
मोहि अतिसय प्रतीति मन केरी। जेहिं सपनेहुँ परनारि न हेरी।।
जिन्ह कै लहहिं न रिपु रन पीठी। नहिं पावहिं परतिय मनु डीठी।।
मंगन लहहि न जिन्ह कै नाहीं। ते नरबर थोरे जग माहीं।।
दो0-करत बतकहि अनुज सन मन सिय रूप लोभान।
मुख सरोज मकरंद छबि करइ मधुप इव पान।।231।।

Ram explained to Lakshman, His youger brother, that this is Sita, the daugher of King Janak, and that the slated event of Dhanush-Yagna (bow related vow of Janak) was going to take place for marriage of his daughter only.

Ram told Lakshman further, ” Sita was in the garden to worship Maa Parvati along with friends and is roaming about lighting up the place, the garden of flowers, by her very presence; my heart and mind which are by nature pure (God’s heart is ever pure) have become swayed by observing the out of world beauty of Sita (thus confirming that Sita is no ordinary woman but His ever attached Mayic power in human form).

“The reason for my attraction is only known to Vidhata, the creator but there is a good omen that is indicated by my limbs on the right side which have become restive, O Brother.

” The descendents of Raghus are by very nature averse to any kind of unbecoming behaviour and never tread wrong path (the family traits are mostly seen in the future generations is a well known fact to all).

“I have full confidence regarding my mind which has not even in dream coveted a woman who may belong to another (its a principle propounded here by Ram that people of good family back-gound and people with pure heart do not covet others’ women); the descendents of Raghu do not show their back in battle field and never ever throw their glance towards women of others. They do not ever say no to any one coming with a request for help or asks for material support. There are very few in the world to have such disposition of character (here Ram is conveying that when the character of a person is not strong, he may fall prey to weaknesses; one weakness leads to another and therefore one should be watching his step all the time in all situations. Only such a man is brave who is above carnal desires, who is benevolent and who does not care for life when fighting ).”

Ram is thus talking to younger brother but has His heart greedily
drawn towards Sita’s exquisitive charm and is enjoying the facial beauty like a buzz-bee does by drinking the nectar of a lovely lotus flower (bee tastes the Makarand of a flower in such a way that it does’t harm it in any way or makes the flower whither).

We have now covere up to Doha 231 of Balkand.

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


Krishna Khandelwal


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s