Ramcharit Charcha CDLIII

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

अस बिचारि केहि देइअ दोसू। ब्यरथ काहि पर कीजिअ रोसू।।
तात बिचारु केहि करहु मन माहीं। सोच जोगु दसरथु नृपु नाहीं।।
सोचिअ बिप्र जो बेद बिहीना। तजि निज धरमु बिषय लयलीना।।
सोचिअ नृपति जो नीति न जाना। जेहि न प्रजा प्रिय प्रान समाना।।
सोचिअ बयसु कृपन धनवानू। जो न अतिथि सिव भगति सुजानू।।
सोचिअ सूद्रु बिप्र अवमानी। मुखर मानप्रिय ग्यान गुमानी।।
सोचिअ पुनि पति बंचक नारी। कुटिल कलहप्रिय इच्छाचारी।।
सोचिअ बटु निज ब्रतु परिहरई। जो नहिं गुर आयसु अनुसरई।।
दो0-सोचिअ गृही जो मोह बस करइ करम पथ त्याग।
सोचिअ जति प्रंपच रत बिगत बिबेक बिराग।।172।।

We covered up to Doha 172 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Guru Vashishtth while in assembly said to Bharat whom he had seated near himself that it was not right to blame or get angry with anyone for what Ayodhya was now facing and that King Dashrath had during his lifetime done everything that was right and expected of him hence there was nothing to be regretful about him. Muni then gave examples of people from different walks of life who should be felt sorry for i e a Brahmin who neglects study of Vedas and indulges in carnal pleasure, a king who doesn’t govern according to policy and is not protective of his subjects, a wealthy businessmen who doesn’t spend for welcoming a guest or in celebrations of festivals and performing Pujas, a person who should serve yet condemns a Vipra, speaks much though knows little, a woman who doesn’t care for husband and is difficult, quarrelsome and acts according to her own pleasure, a Brahmchari who forgets his resolve and does not obey his spiritual master, a householder who does not lead life of action due to confusion and trance and a monk who remains interested mundane world and forgets to be discreet and is not dispassionate.
बैखानस सोइ सोचै जोगु। तपु बिहाइ जेहि भावइ भोगू।।
सोचिअ पिसुन अकारन क्रोधी। जननि जनक गुर बंधु बिरोधी।।
सब बिधि सोचिअ पर अपकारी। निज तनु पोषक निरदय भारी।।
सोचनीय सबहि बिधि सोई। जो न छाड़ि छलु हरि जन होई।।
सोचनीय नहिं कोसलराऊ। भुवन चारिदस प्रगट प्रभाऊ।।
भयउ न अहइ न अब होनिहारा। भूप भरत जस पिता तुम्हारा।।
बिधि हरि हरु सुरपति दिसिनाथा। बरनहिं सब दसरथ गुन गाथा।।
दो0-कहहु तात केहि भाँति कोउ करिहि बड़ाई तासु।
राम लखन तुम्ह सत्रुहन सरिस सुअन सुचि जासु।।173।।

Muni Vashishttha went on to cover more people who neglect duties and told Bharat, “That a Sadhu, a seeker of God, is deplorable  who leans towards enjoyment and stops to do Tapa (penance); a person who betrays due to unjustified anger his own parents, his own teacher and kinsmen is definitely to be despised; also those who only harm others and serve only their own interests and are heartless are bad people; even those who are not simple by heart and therefore do not become Bhaktas of Lord Hari are to be pitied on.

“In this light the great of king of Koshala i e Dashrath is not to be seen in poor light aon the contrary his influence extended in all fourteen spheres; someone like him has never been born nor is expected to be born in future, his praises have been sung by Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar, even by the lord of gods and the guardians of quarters. O Son, most of all how can a one be glorified enough whose sons are like Shri Ram, Lakshman, Shatrughan and yourself who are so pure of heart.”

(Muni Vashishtth covered all such people who neglect their own duties and hence deserve to be seen as worthless but who still do not command any kind of punishment. He wanted Bharat to see this fine line that a king has to appreciate. In the instant episode none deserved to be punished therefore this message he was being given to the next king to be. The Gurus leave no opportunity to impart knowledge to their disciples, here he was discharging the duty as philosophical guide of the state giving guidance to the next ruler.)

We have now covered up to Doha 173 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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