Ramcharit Charcha CCXXI

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 278 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Lakshman kept telling Muni about the futility of being angry as the broken bow would not be mended by showing but if it is so dear let an expert be called who would mend it. He advised Muni to sit down and stop being angry but there was no possibility of Muni relenting and Janak therefore asked Lakshman to refrain from talking furher. Muni had noted that Lakshman was always speaking fearlessly and this enraged him further and it heated up his body resulting in loss of energy and he told Ram angrily that I am leaving him unhurt as he is your brother but he is callous by nature. Ram assessed situation and admonished Lakshman by a gesture who went near Guru without further speaking any thing.

Ram knew that Muni was too much worked up and therefore He now addressed Muni very
humbly and in soft tone that would pacify Muni while folding both hands in reverence, “O my master, wisdom is part of your personality and therefore you should not be paying any attention to what a child says. You are aware that children and wasps behave in a similar way hence saints do not look for faults in them. Also the act is that he (Lakshman) has not spoiled any thing liked by you, its me who is to blame for it. You have freedom to deal with me as your servant whether you show mercy, be angry with me, kill me or imprison me as you are my master.

“Please tell me forthwith what would kill your anger (you seem to be badly afflicted and upset with it which is harming you only), O the leader of Munis I would attempt to do the same.”

Muni Parasuram paid sacnt attention to what Ram saying rather he was looking in direction of Lakshman and said, “O Ram, how my anger may go, your younger brother is still looking with contempt and if I still don’t slit his neck with my weapon what purpose I have been angry and wrathful.

“The consorts of kings drop their fetuses up on listening to news of my weapon being at work; my weapon is still sharp and undamaged and strangely I am still seeing the son of a king alive.”

(We should note here that one who is angry does not even realize that what he got angry for. When Ram told in no unclear terms that it is He who should be central to Muni’s anger but Muni still does not realize that he should not be concrned with Lakshman now but since he had hurt his ego he is more concerned with Lakshman and not so much with the initial cause i e his Guru’s broken bow. Thus anger misguides, results in loss of strength and eventually leads to own reputation getting spoiled by looking foolish to observers, without anykind of gain. Any effort by others to cool them down fail and thus an a situation that is impossible to deal get created.)

We have now covered up to Doha 279.

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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