Ramcharit Charcha CCCXXXIII

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

 

प्रथम जाइ जिन्ह बचन सुनाए। भूषन बसन भूरि तिन्ह पाए।।
प्रेम पुलकि तन मन अनुरागीं। मंगल कलस सजन सब लागीं।।
चौकें चारु सुमित्राँ पुरी। मनिमय बिबिध भाँति अति रुरी।।
आनँद मगन राम महतारी। दिए दान बहु बिप्र हँकारी।।
पूजीं ग्रामदेबि सुर नागा। कहेउ बहोरि देन बलिभागा।।
जेहि बिधि होइ राम कल्यानू। देहु दया करि सो बरदानू।।
गावहिं मंगल कोकिलबयनीं। बिधुबदनीं मृगसावकनयनीं।।
दो0-राम राज अभिषेकु सुनि हियँ हरषे नर नारि।
लगे सुमंगल सजन सब बिधि अनुकूल बिचारि।।8।।

We covered up to Doha 8 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that the queens gave away clothes and ornaments to the ones who gave them the news about king’s decision to give Ram the status of Yuvraj; the queens then started to decorate the palace, worship the Vipras, the village deities and gods and ask for their blessing for welfare of Shri Ram. Around the same time the beautiful ladies there began to sing festive songs in their melodious voices. All the citizens also thought that Brahma was now favorably inclined as their own wish was going to become a reality and they began to get ready for the occasion.
तब नरनाहँ बसिष्ठु बोलाए। रामधाम सिख देन पठाए।।
गुर आगमनु सुनत रघुनाथा। द्वार आइ पद नायउ माथा।।
सादर अरघ देइ घर आने। सोरह भाँति पूजि सनमाने।।
गहे चरन सिय सहित बहोरी। बोले रामु कमल कर जोरी।।
सेवक सदन स्वामि आगमनू। मंगल मूल अमंगल दमनू।।
तदपि उचित जनु बोलि सप्रीती। पठइअ काज नाथ असि नीती।।
प्रभुता तजि प्रभु कीन्ह सनेहू। भयउ पुनीत आजु यहु गेहू।।
आयसु होइ सो करौं गोसाई। सेवक लहइ स्वामि सेवकाई।।
दो0-सुनि सनेह साने बचन मुनि रघुबरहि प्रसंस।
राम कस न तुम्ह कहहु अस हंस बंस अवतंस।।9।।

While the preparations were afoot, the king requested Muni Vashishttha to go to the living quarters of Shri Ram and give him some good pieces of advice (king was aware that it was a turning point in the political history of Ayodhya and Ram was supposed to be given some deep and basic advice by the Guru Vashishatth who had long experience in matters of state).

When Shri Ram learned that was Muni Vashishtth was coming to meet him, he rushed to the door and bowed down at the feet of Guru. He honored him by first offering water etc and then brought him inside; there he treated Guru with respect by worshiping in all sixteen ways (it was not that Guru was routinely visiting Shri Ram at his living quarters and hence Ram gave him full honor and attention).

Afterwards  joined by Sita, Shri Ram once again grabbed the feet of Guru and spoke to him keeping His own hands folded, “it is but an occasion that brings all good fortune and eliminates all bad-luck when the master visits the home of his servant but it is also the right practice that the servant is summoned when ever he is required to perform a task, O Master. You have not preferred to be just the master but have shown affection towards me; by your coming here this place has become sacred (for it is good tiding whenever a revered Guru comes in side the home of his disciple). You may now order me to do whatever that would please you. The servant gets good name only when he engages himself in service of master and teacher.”

When the Guru listened to the affectionately spoken words of Shri Ram, he began to praise Ram saying, “why would you not speak in such nice words, you are after all scion of the Sun-dynasty (which family has always been upholding the righteous practices and showed humility to Gurus and elders).”

We have now covered up to Doha 9 of Ayodhya Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!

Shri Janakivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

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2 thoughts on “Ramcharit Charcha CCCXXXIII

  1. Recently we celebrated Teachers Day & there is also to learn from Shri Ram; the way he greeted his Guru. A small piece but highlighting the importance of Guru/Teacher. Very Good!

  2. Exactly, Katha of Shri Ram imparts ‘samskaar’ in very subtle ways, it works on level of spirituality, politics, religion, social conduct, personal interaction, leadership, bravery, family relations, and what not. Thank you that you value it.

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