Ramcharit Charcha CCXLI

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 covere up to Doha 249 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that people present at the venue were stunned looking at the unworldy beauty of both Ram and Sita and wished for their getting married to each other and thought that it was foolish on the part of Janak to still stick to his vow while such a decent match was already in sight there. They thought that all would approve this and on the contrary it will be very upsetting to all if not so done. In the mean time Videh Janak called his courtiers to publicly announce his vow (here the contradiction in behaviour of Janak is apperant, as Videh i e someone who is above body related concerns and above physicality is avowed to marry his daughter when a physical condition is fulfilled but thats the way the world is, the gross world has still to be respected in some measure by even those who have become totally enlightened, the Leelas of Almighty Lord who has taken avatar in human form as Shri Ram can only be thus enjoyed).

The announcers declared, ” O Kings, the might of your arms may be like moon but here the bow of Shiv is like Rahu (Rahu the planet responsible for the moon’s eclipse and hence may diminish the might of the arms of kings); it is enormous, heavy and made of hard stuff, you all know it already. Ravan and Banasur whom you know as great warriors have already left after having a look at the bow. It is that strong and hard (difficult to handle) bow of Purari (Shiv) and whoever from among the royal assembly (i e only a person of royal descent) will break it today that person will be declared the winner of three worlds (on account of breaking the bow of Lord Shiv) and Sita would marry that person without any other further considerations.”

Listening to the vow, all the kings became interested but those who had pride in their being brave became much ore inclined. These restless ones got up immediately, tightening their belts and bowing down their heads before their chosen deity (to get the divine blessings too). They tried their hands at lifting the bow very eagerly and agrily but all their labor did not yield any result though they applied all the tricks available with them. Those of the king who had better understanding about what they were faced with did not even go near the bow.

The foolish kings there grabbed the bow with great effort to move it but when it did not move an inch they went away, ashamed about their incapacity. It seemed as if the bow was getting heavier by absorbing the might of each one of the warriors who touched it.

we have now covered up to Doha 250 of Balkand.

Bhavani Shaankar Ki Jai!
prabhu Shri Ram Ki Jai!
Sant Samaaj Ko Pranaam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

Hari Om,

Krishna Khandelwal

(In the world there are many things that belong to God only but we wish for its possession out of our foolishness without deserving it. We compete with each other, all pray for it and want the gods to grant it to us without thinking that how the one’s own god would succeed when equally powerful or the very same god is relied up on by the competitors. It is very necessary to determine what we deserve first and then only be wish for it, only then the God will make conditions for you to get it. When people get power drunk this simple matter is not understood by them and then failures happens and dejection takes place. If on the other hand we simply help and wish for, a person who deserves to get what he deserves so much bad-blood and un-necessary effort can be saved.)

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