Ramcharit Charcha CCXXXIV

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

We covered up to Doha 242 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Shri Ram was seen at the arena by different people as per their own backrounds; for knowledgeble He was representing the cosmic whole, for Janak’s family memebers He was some one dear and related, the God-realized people saw Him as the same ultimate reality which is pure, placid, equipoised and affulgent from within and naturally, the Bhaktas of Lord Hari saw Him as their own Ishtdev, Sita however saw Ram in a different way than all others saw Him (this signifies the fact that God is so many things for so many people, He being dimensionless and attributeless as also with uncountable qualities, this is but natural; it is therefore pointless to contradict one another on this account. It was also true however that all saw Him very eye catching and beautiful and most out-standing (this much is the observation of all who have glimpse of God whether believers or even non-believers, who love Him or ingnore Him).

Naturally attractive, both brothers did make the ten million cupid’s inferior in comparison. The full-moon in the month of autum could only be rated poorly before the facial charm of the brothers (although the moon in autum month shines most brightly because of clear sky). Their lotus like eyes endeared heart’s of people; their stylish way of glancing was capable of even stealing the heart of Kaamdev (god of love), it was so endearing as can not be described.

The pendents wore in the ears touched their beautiful cheeks while swinging; their chins and lips were nice too and speech very soft. The moon’s rays in whose light the Kumudini flowers bloom would have felt defeated by their smile. Their eye-brows were arched and nose was perfect too. On their broad foreheads appeared a Tilak mark, the locks of hairs around it shamed the gracious flow of the bees in curved lines i e seemed alive when moved losely.

They wore rectangular caps of yellow shade which was embroidered with in patters of buds and flowers. The neck showed some lines as appear on a conch-shell and it rose up like it too, it seemed to be touching the limit of the level of maximum charm posible in three worlds.

The pearls obtained from the fore-head of elephants was tied in a string around their neck and on their breasts hungs a string prepared with the beads made of wood obtained from plant of Tulsi (basil). With shoulders sloping like that of a bull, posture of standing like a lion, and with long arms they looked storehouse of might and strength.

(We can clearly note that Tulsidas has almost repeated how the two princes, Ram and Lakshman looked. He has most imaginatively described their charm and riveting beauty saying that what ever simlies have been used do not justfy their use and the beauty of Lord and His younger brother surpassed them all. In fact God is most beautiful of all possible things of beauty, we should undertand this and also those who incline to contemplate on Ram in their meditative exercises should have the picture of Him drawn on the slate of their hearts. It is said that when the picture of Lord is seen continuously in heart at some point in time in practice unbroken and unwavering, it is almost a sign of God realization. This is achieved with first looking at picture of Lord and reminding the details mentally and chanting a mantra related to this form of God i e of Dashrath Nandan Ram (Ram, son of Dashrath) and later fixing gaze on His form within. Its possible with perfect discipline under guidance of Guru and with utmost belief that success will be achived in the end.)

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

HariOm,

Krisshna Khandelwal

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