Ramcharit Charcha DXVII

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

रानि राय सन अवसरु पाई। अपनी भाँति कहब समुझाई।।
रखिअहिं लखनु भरतु गबनहिं बन। जौं यह मत मानै महीप मन।।
तौ भल जतनु करब सुबिचारी। मोरें सौचु भरत कर भारी।।
गूढ़ सनेह भरत मन माही। रहें नीक मोहि लागत नाहीं।।
लखि सुभाउ सुनि सरल सुबानी। सब भइ मगन करुन रस रानी।।
नभ प्रसून झरि धन्य धन्य धुनि। सिथिल सनेहँ सिद्ध जोगी मुनि।।
सबु रनिवासु बिथकि लखि रहेऊ। तब धरि धीर सुमित्राँ कहेऊ।।
देबि दंड जुग जामिनि बीती। राम मातु सुनी उठी सप्रीती।।
दो0-बेगि पाउ धारिअ थलहि कह सनेहँ सतिभाय।
हमरें तौ अब ईस गति के मिथिलेस सहाय।।284।।

We covered up to Doha 284 of Ayodhya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Kaushalya Ji requested Sunayana Ji to try and convince King Janak in her own way the concern of Kaushalya Ji regarding Bharat and if king be pleased then to send Bharat along with Shri Ram and Lakshman staying back. All then praised Kaushalya Ji for her straight thinking and her sober nature. Now all the queens became quiet observing this development; Sumitra Ji then patiently reminded that it was now pretty late in the night, takin the cue Kaushalya Ji gracefully rose up and submitted before Sunayana Ji that she might well retire for the night and added that for her and for others on her side it was only left to bear what the fate had in store and depend on the King of Mithila for needed help.

लखि सनेह सुनि बचन बिनीता। जनकप्रिया गह पाय पुनीता।।
देबि उचित असि बिनय तुम्हारी। दसरथ घरिनि राम महतारी।।
प्रभु अपने नीचहु आदरहीं। अगिनि धूम गिरि सिर तिनु धरहीं।।
सेवकु राउ करम मन बानी। सदा सहाय महेसु भवानी।।
रउरे अंग जोगु जग को है। दीप सहाय कि दिनकर सोहै।।
रामु जाइ बनु करि सुर काजू। अचल अवधपुर करिहहिं राजू।।
अमर नाग नर राम बाहुबल। सुख बसिहहिं अपनें अपने थल।।
यह सब जागबलिक कहि राखा। देबि न होइ मुधा मुनि भाषा।।
दो0-अस कहि पग परि पेम अति सिय हित बिनय सुनाइ।।
सिय समेत सियमातु तब चली सुआयसु पाइ।।285।।

Listening to benign words of Kaushalya Ji and noticing her affectionate concern, Sunayana Ji got up and grabbed the sacred feet of her and said, “O Devi, you have rightly made your humble suggestion, and why not since you are mother of Shri Ram (who is always concerned with other’s comforts) and you are consort of great King Dashrath. The real great and powerful people always treat with honor even those who happen to be inferior to them or lower in status; isn’t it that fire keeps the smoke over itself and grass etc is allowed grow over its top by mountains. My husband, King Janak, is a servant of yours, be it in words, deeds or the thoughts, as for one who can help you are Lord Mahesh (Shiv) and Parvati, who are know to be always ready for helping the distressed (she meant to say that faith is the real savior in tough times). Your own strength (moral and physical in terms of your state’s power) is such that it can’t practically be enhanced by any one in the same way as a lamp can’t shine up the sun (in this way Sunayana Ji expressed her own humility while also committing to remain by side of Kaushalya Ji).

“Shri Ram would surely come back and rule over Ayodhya for a long long time albeit after He has spent time in jungles and has accomplished what the gods expect Him to do (i e kill demons). The gods, the Nagas and the ordinary citizens, all will then be staying in their own places without fear and live happily because of the strength of Shri Ram’s arms (as then none would pose threat to them seeing them protected by Shri Ram).

“I am saying this because Muni Yagyavalkya foretold this and the sages of such high order don’t speak untruth (as they are competent to know future).” Concluding in this way, Sunayana Ji fell down at feet of Kaushalya with great love and respect and also expressed herself politely to send Sita along with her. When she had permission of Kaushalya ji, mother of Sita left for her own camp taking sita along.

We have now covered up to Doha 285 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki Jai!

Krishna Khandelwal


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