Ramcharit Charcha CCLXX

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 277 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that
Ram conveyed to Muni in many ways that Lakshman deserves to be treated with compassion as he is still young, almost a child. He told Muni that those who have known ultimate reality remain in equipose and are patient with people. This made Muni somewhat relaxed but Lakshman again smiled and commented which made Muni tell Ram that Lakshman is not what you say but is crooked by nature and he display his anger too. Lakshman then suggested Muni that anger is worst thing as it leads one to do all unwanted acts troubling everyone in society.

Lakshman kept on lecturing Muni saying, “O Muni, I am indeed your follower and servant, you may now discard your anger and be mercyful towards me. In any case the bow is not going to become mended with your show of anger hence you may sit down and relax for your legs must have become tired now and must be giving you pain.

“If it is so greatly prized by you than let us call some expert to mend it (Lakshman is suggesting that a practical way should be found to deal with a situation rather than get overly worked up as Muni was doing).”

King Janak got frightened on account of what Lakshman was saying (he had known the nature of Muni and knew Muni will not digest any of what Lakshman was saying) hence he called out and said, “stop it now, it not right what you say and is not going to help.”

The people there started trembling in fear (that something untoward was to happen) and thought that this younger prince is to miscievious and naughty. On the other hand repeatedly listening to fearless discourses of Lakshman, Parasuram’s body was burning with rage and this was only resulting in loss of his strength. Muni Parasuram called Ram’s attention and resignedly said, “I am avoiding to do what I intend to do thinking that he is your younger brother. He looks handsome but has a bad inner disposition, it is like being a golden pot that is filled with poison.”

Lakshman again smiled in a special way when he listened to what Muni had said but Ram checked him with His angry look and Lakshman got the signal. He then slyly went near Guru without uttering words intended to hurt.

We have now covered up to Doha 278 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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