Ramcharit Charcha CCLIII

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 260 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Lakshman readied himself as well all others like elephants, tortoise and the serpent (heavy bodies, hard crests and invisible formation like a serpent with many spread out fangs  keep earth like planets and other celestial bodies in a certain orbit and stable, any big application of extra force requires to be countered to keep all the worlds in  order, breaking of bow Shiv by Ram therefore required Lakshman to take care of post event unheaval, it was his assigned duty). The  distress of people, the belied hopes, doubts of some, repentance of Janak, agony of Sita and worrisome attitude of the queen, the foolish arrogance of bad princes etc could have survived only if the bow was not broken but Ram’s absolute strength was not to offer any escape. Ram then saw people stilled in their seats and Sita in very great stress in particular showing sign of the same bodily.

Ram noticed that Vaidehi Sita’s agitation was so much that every moment felt like a Kalpa (time taken in a whole creative cycle of Brahma) to Sita. Ram thought that it would be useless to offer a whole lot of nectar to some one who has died of thirst without getting water. Rain has no meaning when the crop has wholly dried, an action not performed in time would not save a situation even if a lot of repentation is done later.

When Ram looked at Sita with such an impression on His own mind, He too became delighted in heart, He had noticed that Sita’s love for him was no ordinery kind of love.

Ram then made obeisace to Guru inside His heart (Ram is demostrating that at all times God should be remembered, God only is the real doer, Guru is supposed to be representing God only) and picked up the bow with utmost dexterity and finesse, the bow shined like a flash of lihtening in the sky when Ram grasped it. The bow then became similar to a circle in the sky but no body could actually see Ram picking it, stringing it and pulling it, in the very same instant Ram broke it in to two parts; this filled whole space with harsh and thunderous sounds of very high decibles.

The harshness of this high sound was so great that the horses carrying Rath of Sun strayed from their assigned path, the elephants holding the quarters trumpeted and the earth itself shaked; the tortoise, the serpent and the boar (perceived to be stablizing the spheres in distant horizons) also restlessly changed postures. The gods and the demons and the Munis, all pressed their hands on their ears and thought out the effect of the event with concerns according to their own internal make up and they all shouted that Ram has broken the bow and praised Him for His great victory (even the demons could not check themselves and praised Ram’s this accomplishment).

All those feelings that were riding on bow like on a ship to cross over the ocean-like strength of Ram, drowned as they had been born out of ignorance and foolishness without having any base (all had seen Ram as having divinity and unparalleled charm, beauty and strength, in one way or the other).

(The bow of Shiv represnted ego of all in the universe, the bow could not have been broken by any body in the whole creation of which Shiv is the first among gods. If any body tried to break the unversal ego, the sense of doership, he would have had to first negate his own ego which no body understood and tried his hand at breaking the bow of Shiv. Lord Ram is the Supreme God providing basis of ego of all, hence also ego of master of all egoistic entities, He only therfore could break the Bow of Shiv. This is the importance of this Yagna and conveyor of this ultimate reality.)

We have now covered up to Doha 261 of Balkand.

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


Krishna Khandelwal


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