Ramcharit Charcha CCLXV

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 272 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and learned that there were some heated exchanges between Lakshman and Muni Parasuram when Parasuram made references to his animosity with Kashtriyas which went to extremes.

Lakshman then softly replied saying, “O High among Munis, you declare yourself to be a great warrior and show your axe like weapon time and again (to put fear of it in my mind) but this attempt of yours is just like wanting to blow away a mountain puffing through mouth. I am not that plant which whithers just when its touched by finger. When I saw you holding bow and arrow and an axe, I also said something laced with pride. I know that you are son of Bhrigu Rishi and also wear sacred thread (a sign of high-born and initiated person) and therefore I have tolerated what you have been saying and have tried to control my own anger. The fact is that in our family tradition the gods, the Brahmins, the Harijans (Bhaktas) and cows are never shown superiority or confronted. We know that its sinful to kill them and it would earn bad-name if defeated hence when attacked by them we fall at their feet. In your case, your words are nothing less then strike like lightening, a thousand times over; you don bow and arrow and other weapon for no reason (when you tounge itself is so sharp and capable of inflicting wounds).

“O great among Munis, if I have said any thing improper on account of impression gathered by looking at you personality then I beg your pardon.”

The words of Lakshman did not pacify the Muni rather the gem of Bhrigu’s family Muni Parasuram began to
answer back angrily and seriously.

(The episod makes us aware as to where the arrogant and proud exchanges lead. They serve no purpose rather result in further such exchanges.)

We have now covered up to Doha 273 of Balkand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Prabhu Shri Ram Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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