Ramcharit Charcha CCLXIX

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 276 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Lakshman made many references from the life of Muni Parasuram and also told that Muni could be shown his right place but that his being a Brahmin, he was avoiding it. Parasuram was then seen to be shifting his weapon to strike and the assembly of people panicked and cried loudly to avert this confrontation. Ram sensed the mood and thought to intervene in the matter and subtly gave signal to Lakshman to be quiet. Ram then wished to subside Muni’s anger which had become deadly on account of Lakshman’s sharp replies to Muni and began to  speak in sweet words in cool manner.

Ram said to Muni, “O Master, please be compassionate towards this child. He is simple and still survives on milk (i e has not seen enough of the world yet) hence may be spared from facing your wrath. Had he known your high status as a great master, then he would not have dared to be an equal of you. If children play pranks, the elders like their teachers and parents take pleasure in it; hence please show mercy on him knowing him as your servant who is still a child. You are a realized one and knowladgeable Muni and therefore are balanced, benign and patient by nature (here Ram conveyed to Muni that you think yourself to be a realized one, naurally you will have the qualities mentioned but you haven’t kept cool so look back at yourself whether there is room to know more).”

When Muni Parasuram listened to Ram’s words he colleced himself but right at that moment Lakshman once again said something and smiled.

When Muni saw Lakshman smiling a surge of anger covered his entire person and he told Ram, “your brother is a very wicked, he has white skin but a black heart; he must be having deadly poison not milk with his mouth (and is oozing the same).

“He is by nature a tricky person and does not seem to follow you (in terms of decency of behavior), this lowly fellow doesn’t see my presense here like coming of his death.”

Lakshman once again laughingly said to Muni, “O Muni, pay attention to what I say; anger is at root of all sins, its anger that prompts people to commit sins because it blunts the thinking capacity which results in one following the path which leads them to do all that is against all in the world (even against one’s interest).”

(One gets angry when his desired objective or a goal is missed, an angry person suffers memory loss and loses the faculty of thinking and without it, it becomes difficult to determine what is right and proper. Thus actions too become irrational and disturb everyone which harms the self of the angry person too.)

We have now covered upto Doha 277 of Balkand.

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


Krishna Khandelwal


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