Ramcharit Charcha DLXXIX

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

कोसलेस दसरथ के जाए । हम पितु बचन मानि बन आए।।
नाम राम लछिमन दौउ भाई। संग नारि सुकुमारि सुहाई।।
इहाँ हरि निसिचर बैदेही। बिप्र फिरहिं हम खोजत तेही।।
आपन चरित कहा हम गाई। कहहु बिप्र निज कथा बुझाई।।
प्रभु पहिचानि परेउ गहि चरना। सो सुख उमा नहिं बरना।।
पुलकित तन मुख आव न बचना। देखत रुचिर बेष कै रचना।।
पुनि धीरजु धरि अस्तुति कीन्ही। हरष हृदयँ निज नाथहि चीन्ही।।
मोर न्याउ मैं पूछा साईं। तुम्ह पूछहु कस नर की नाईं।।
तव माया बस फिरउँ भुलाना। ता ते मैं नहिं प्रभु पहिचाना।।
दो0-एकु मैं मंद मोहबस कुटिल हृदय अग्यान।
पुनि प्रभु मोहि बिसारेउ दीनबंधु भगवान।।2।।

We covered up to Doha 1 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last and this is further to it.

Hanuman, disguised as a Brahmin student, had wished to know as to who might be the two brothers and had in fact arrived at the right answer also through his intelligent deduction. Since Hanuman had kept his own identity concealed, the Lord too did the same but still revealed what would be true and relevant and answered, “we are sons of Dashrath, honoring his word and following his command, we have come to the forest. My name is Ram and the one with me is Lakshman, we are both brothers. We were accompanied by a young charming women. She, the daughter of King Janak, has been abducted here by some demon. O Vipra, we are now roaming in jungle only to find her trace. We have told you all about our business in jungles and would wish you too to tell us all about youself, O Vipra.”

Hanuman now could surely know that the visitor was really his own Lord and fell down and grabbed His feet. Lord Shankar told his consort, “Uma, the joyful rest and comfort experienced at that point is very difficult to describe.”

(Here Lord Shankar spoke in a manner as if it was him who had experienced that divine joy; which in fact is not entirely untrue, Hanuman is known to be the alter ego of Lord Shiva, a combined form of Shankar and Parvati, who appeared on earth to serve Lord Shri Ram. This moment also signifies the intense sense of relief and immense pleasure for the Jeeva when he is in company of the Lord after a long period of wandering in search of Him.)

Hanuman’s body was now very thrilled with joy and he was unable to verbalize feelings; he only kept looking at this form of Lord draped in an attractive garb at that time. Hanuman composed himself and began to sing in praise of Shri Ram, he was now happy within that he could recognize the Lord (even without his expressly telling, he was however aware of the fact that Lord was to take an avatar). Hanuman however wondered why Lord was reluctant to tell His real identity to him and asked by saying, “it is in a way right for me to have asked you about your identity, my Lord, but why did You asked me like an ordinary human being about my identity. As Jeeva, I have been wandering here and there as an ignorant person only being under influence of Maya (which carries out Your command and wish only); that being the reason I failed to recognize You.

“One side is me, a dumb one who is under delusion (due to Maya), who has adopted skewed ways for petty enjoyment and whose heart is not pure due to absence of real knowledge; on the other side You too have forgotten me, O Bhagwan (the Lord of Universe) although You are known to be a friend of meek and of those who have no means to rescue themselves.”

( We see here Hanuman has told what  we as Jeevas always feel and wonder. This episode also tells us that unless we reveal ourselves what we truly are, we lose our ability to see the hand of Lord in every thing that happens and fail to see his presence which is every where.)

We have now covered up to Doha 2 of Kishkindha Kand.


Krishna Khandelwal


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