Ramcharit Charcha CCLXXVI

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 283 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Parasuram kept telling Ram how fiercely he had combatted to defeat the whole community of kings of the day and Ram is being proud for just breaking a bow. The gap in Muni’s logic was then brought to his notice by Ram that if the breaking of the bow so immaterial then why Muni was badly angry and rightly there was no need to be proud of it for Him. Ram also said that besides it, who is there in the entire world who He would want to be shamed by calling him a Vipra as all the brave people on earth have been shown their worth by doing what they couldn’t (i e break the bow of Shiv).

Ram further explained to Muni Parasuram, “Of the gods, demons, kings or whoever may be considered as good warrior, whether he is an equal of more strong then us and challenges us on the battle-field, we would fight with pleasure even when death stares in our eyes.

“Those who are born as Kshatriyas and still behave meakly when the time to fight has arrived are blot on their family’s name and such worthless ones are different and not worthy of talking about.

“Please listen, what I say is just a description of our nature and is not to eulogize our family and it is that members of Raghu’s race do not fear even when the fight is against death itself (i e when the death is a certainty).

“But on the other hand, those born in the family of Vipras have such great honor and authority that those who are afraid to displease you become fearless (as not bad and unrighteous act will ever be performed by them which may generate fear in them, Vipras are conscience keeprs of society).”

Listening to the soft words of Ram which were impregnated with deep meaning, the layers covering the intellect of Muni got removed (i e the sentiment of anger got subsided and the ability to reflect on reality regained). He then asked Ram saying, “O Ram, O Lord Of Rama (Lord Vishnu, Ram is known as Avatar of Lord Vishnu, this fact was now well understood by Muni), take my bow in your hand, draw it so my confusion goes away (he wanted his ego to be killed by Ram which was coming in way of his knowing the Lord) but the bow went in to hands of Ram automatically without an effort being made and this surprised Muni (it means that when one is confronted with God and knows that too, as Muni now knew, the ego can’t be maintained, the knowledge that He is the real doer and the real cause behind everything that happens leaves no room for individualistic ego in raw form, it gets refined and become representative of the collective ego).

Muni now had full understanding about the glory of Shri Ram and this his whole body thrilled and became joyful. He then folded his hands and tried to speak with a heart that was overflowing with love for Ram.

We have now covered up to Doha 284 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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