Ramcharit Charcha DXLVI

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

जब ते राम कीन्ह तहँ बासा। सुखी भए मुनि बीती त्रासा।।
गिरि बन नदीं ताल छबि छाए। दिन दिन प्रति अति हौहिं सुहाए।।
खग मृग बृंद अनंदित रहहीं। मधुप मधुर गंजत छबि लहहीं।।
सो बन बरनि न सक अहिराजा। जहाँ प्रगट रघुबीर बिराजा।।
एक बार प्रभु सुख आसीना। लछिमन बचन कहे छलहीना।।
सुर नर मुनि सचराचर साईं। मैं पूछउँ निज प्रभु की नाई।।
मोहि समुझाइ कहहु सोइ देवा। सब तजि करौं चरन रज सेवा।।
कहहु ग्यान बिराग अरु माया। कहहु सो भगति करहु जेहिं दाया।।
दो0- ईस्वर जीव भेद प्रभु सकल कहौ समुझाइ।।
जातें होइ चरन रति सोक मोह भ्रम जाइ।।14।।

This is further to Doha 13 of Aranya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas which we covered in the last post.

Since after Shri Ram settled at the spot known as Panchvati, the Munis in that region became happy and assured, their troubles and anxieties ended. The beauty and charm of the hills, forest, river and ponds enhanced due to presence of Shri Ram, every passing day. The birds and animals displayed greater charm and cheer and the humming of bees became intoxicating. Naturally, to describe the charms and beauties of the forest where Raghuveer Shri Ram stayed in person would be difficult for even Sheshnaag  (the king of snakes having thousands of mouths would find it difficult because the surroundings there now had reflection of super natural effect, due to presence the Supreme Lord, that went beyond the words).

Once Lord Shri Ram was sitting in comfortable pose; Lakshman chose this time to posed some simple and innocent questions to Shri Ram and said, “O Lord of gods, humans, Munis and other animate and inanimate world, You are my own Lord as well hence I ask to settle some doubts of mine. O Provider, kindly duly explain me some points in a manner that I grasp the meaning of it all and with that understanding lose all interest in every other thing and engage myself only in service of dust of Your feet. You may please give me low down on what is the knowledge that liberates, what really is to have dispassion and detachment and what really is Maya i e Your Mayic power. Further kindly tell me what exactly is that devotion which makes You shower Your grace.”

“I request You to tell in understandable detail also the difference between Ishwara (the God) and Jeeva (the beings) and what kind of relationship they have. When I know and understand all this i will have more affection towards Your feet and all my obsession and attachment for worldly things and relationships will drop as it will remove all kind of doubts and illusive thinking on my part.”

We have now covered up to Doha 15 of Aranya Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Kop Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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