Ramcharit Charcha CCLII

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 Diha 259 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Sita is at pains to control her state of great unease and eventually prays God saying that He knows what goes on in Her mind, He would give her opportunity to serve Lord Ram as it always happens that a true love results in union ultimately. Sita then looked at Ram with love and became statue like, Ram, abode of mercy,did know all that was going on in Sita’s mind (He is Himself God Supreme and would naturally know every thing but here Sita’s physical condition also was telling the condition of Her heart). To give a comforting signal to Sita Ram looked at the bow as would Garuda look at a small serpent. Lakshman observed that Ram was now ready and hence took the precaution of pressing his foot down firmly to keep the universe stable (i e as ever vigilent Sheshnaag he is ought to be ready when any big event is going to take place and breaking of bow of Shiv is no ordinery event).

Lakshman ordered the guarding elephants in all directions, the tortoise on whose back earth rests and the serpent on whose fang the universe remains placed to be patiently holding the earth without letting confidence shake at any point in time as Ram is now ready to break the bow of Shiv. He asked them all particularly to be vigilent after listening to his command.

On the otherside, when Ram reached near the plateform where the bow was placed, all those present prayed gods and staked their good deed (for fulfilment of their desire that Ram breaks the bow).

The doubts of some regarding Ram breaking the bow, ignorance of others (about Ram’s real nature), the arrogance of bad kings, the prententious attitude of Parasuram (a great sage in line of Bhrigu) about the bow of Shiv being very big and heavy, the display of weak sentiments by gods and Munis, Sita’s great anxiety, the King Janak’s remorse and the queens unbearable agony, all such matters rested on the big bark of bow of Shiv for remaining valid but without any body to sail it across the vast ocean like strength of Ram’s arms which is indeed undefeatable (this means that Ram’s atrength and capacity was far more and all the people’s anxiety,doubts and distress had no scope of remaining valid in view of it).

When Ram looked around He saw all people as painted on a canvass ( i e motionless and static keenly observing what was going to happen with total concentration) and then He glanced at Sita. Ram, the gracious one, knew at once that Sita was in greatly disturbed mood (hence she required instant relief now).

We have now covered up to Doha 260 of Baklkand.

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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