Ramcharit Charcha CCCCIV

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

सुनत तीरवासी नर नारी। धाए निज निज काज बिसारी।।
लखन राम सिय सुन्दरताई। देखि करहिं निज भाग्य बड़ाई।।
अति लालसा बसहिं मन माहीं। नाउँ गाउँ बूझत सकुचाहीं।।
जे तिन्ह महुँ बयबिरिध सयाने। तिन्ह करि जुगुति रामु पहिचाने।।
सकल कथा तिन्ह सबहि सुनाई। बनहि चले पितु आयसु पाई।।
सुनि सबिषाद सकल पछिताहीं। रानी रायँ कीन्ह भल नाहीं।।
तेहि अवसर एक तापसु आवा। तेजपुंज लघुबयस सुहावा।।
कवि अलखित गति बेषु बिरागी। मन क्रम बचन राम अनुरागी।।
दो0-सजल नयन तन पुलकि निज इष्टदेउ पहिचानि।
परेउ दंड जिमि धरनितल दसा न जाइ बखानि।।110।।

We covered up to Doha 110 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that all the people living around the banks of Yamuna rushed to see Shri Ram forgetting what they were engaged with and after beholding the beautiful visitors i e Shri Ram, Sita and Lakshman they appreciated their own good luck. They wished to know all about them but were reluctant to do so but some of the intelligent elders could make out who were they and told whole story about them listening to which they felt remorseful and all thought poorly of the queen and the king for what they had done. Right at that moment an ascetic in robes of a Sanyasi appeared and fell at the feet of Shri Ram with his body thrilled; he was bright and of young age but apparently was a profound devotee of Shri Ram and nothing more could be ascertained about him.

राम सप्रेम पुलकि उर लावा। परम रंक जनु पारसु पावा।।
मनहुँ प्रेमु परमारथु दोऊ। मिलत धरे तन कह सबु कोऊ।।
बहुरि लखन पायन्ह सोइ लागा। लीन्ह उठाइ उमगि अनुरागा।।
पुनि सिय चरन धूरि धरि सीसा। जननि जानि सिसु दीन्हि असीसा।।
कीन्ह निषाद दंडवत तेही। मिलेउ मुदित लखि राम सनेही।।
पिअत नयन पुट रूपु पियूषा। मुदित सुअसनु पाइ जिमि भूखा।।
ते पितु मातु कहहु सखि कैसे। जिन्ह पठए बन बालक ऐसे।।
राम लखन सिय रूपु निहारी। होहिं सनेह बिकल नर नारी।।
दो0-तब रघुबीर अनेक बिधि सखहि सिखावनु दीन्ह।
राम रजायसु सीस धरि भवन गवनु तेँइँ कीन्ह।।111।।

Shri Ram lifted the young Tapaswi with love and brought him in embrace with delight; for the ascetic it was like a man without means getting Paras i e philosopher’s stone (ascetic now considered it a turning point in his life, the touch of the body of Shri Ram could make him immortal from being just a one who suffered death and rebirth routinely as Paras converts ordinary metal in to gold). It seemed to people there as if the embodied love was now joined with the ultimate object of his love, the devotee had the fortune of being one with his Isht (the extremely loved deity). Later the young Sadhu touched the feet of Lakshman in reverence and was lifted up by him too with promptness and affection. He then put the dust of Sita’s foot over his own head and was rewarded with blessings by Sita in a manner that a mother would do. When Nishadraj Guha bowed down before the sage he gladly met him too knowing him to be close to Shri Ram. The hermit then kept drinking the nectar of Rupa-Darshan (the beautiful sight of form of Shri Ram present there) of Shri Ram using eyes as cups and became happy in the same way as a hungry person becomes up on eating tasty and healthy food.

On the other hand the people who had gathered there kept discussing as to what type of parents would they be who had nerves to order such tender children of theirs to go to forest; looking at attractive and tender forms of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita all those people felt very distraught and sad.

Shri Ram then sermonized His friend Guha in many ways (as it was needed to give Him some real knowledge to make him see what was expected of him at that point and to make him learn to get over the grief felt up on separation from Himself which would be just that there physical bodies would be moving away hence required no real suffering) and Guha too honoring the instructions of Shri Ram left for home.

(Shri Ram meant to convey that while in world and living an ordinary life one should not shed or forget the duties required in the role being played even when it requires to get separated from physically serving the Lord. The God can still be remembered and kept company with in thoughts. So until the time one relinquishes his worldly attachments and relations and becomes a Sanyasi, it not expected of him to neglect the duties connected with the gross world lived in).

We have now covered up to Doha 111 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki JaiI
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

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