Ramcharit Charcha DLXXXVI

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

परा बिकल महि सर के लागें। पुनि उठि बैठ देखि प्रभु आगें।।
स्याम गात सिर जटा बनाएँ। अरुन नयन सर चाप चढ़ाएँ।।
पुनि पुनि चितइ चरन चित दीन्हा। सुफल जन्म माना प्रभु चीन्हा।।
हृदयँ प्रीति मुख बचन कठोरा। बोला चितइ राम की ओरा।।
धर्म हेतु अवतरेहु गोसाई। मारेहु मोहि ब्याध की नाई।।
मैं बैरी सुग्रीव पिआरा। अवगुन कबन नाथ मोहि मारा।।
अनुज बधू भगिनी सुत नारी। सुनु सठ कन्या सम ए चारी।।
इन्हहि कुद्दष्टि बिलोकइ जोई। ताहि बधें कछु पाप न होई।।
मुढ़ तोहि अतिसय अभिमाना। नारि सिखावन करसि न काना।।
मम भुज बल आश्रित तेहि जानी। मारा चहसि अधम अभिमानी।।
दो0-सुनहु राम स्वामी सन चल न चातुरी मोरि।
प्रभु अजहूँ मैं पापी अंतकाल गति तोरि।।9।।

We covered up to Doha 8 of Kishkindha Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Bali fell to the ground when Shri Ram’s arrow hit him in heart but he rose back immediately seeing Shri Ram standing in front. He saw his dark complexioned body and his hair locks arranged over the head, he noted that Shri Ram’s eyes were reddish while He held a bow on which an arrow was placed in readiness to shoot. Bali looked at Him a number of times and placed his attention on the feet of the Lord; Bali had now recognized that Shri Ram was none other than the Supreme Lord and now stood right before him (by placing the attention on feet of the Lord one knows what He does with what has in mind, this realization confirms that one is faced with the Lord).

Bali now had surge of love in his heart for the Lord but addressed Him saying harsh words while looking in direction of Shri Ram (having been an arrogant person all his life he was not given to speak politely). He said, “O Master, it is said that You have taken an avatar only to protect Dharma but here I find You hitting me like a hunter hits his prey (without me having done any thing wrong). You as Lord are known to look all evenly without siding with any one still You considered Sugreev as dear to Yourself and took me to be an enemy of Yours; would You tell me, Lord, what fault of mine prompted You to kill me (Bali thought what he did wasn’t wrong as Sugreev’s conduct itself wasn’t neatly perfect).”

Replying to Bali Shri Ram said, “Listen O Fool, wife of younger brother, sister and son’s wife should have similar status as that of daughter in ones’ eyes; who ever looks at them with even bad intentions is to be killed instantly and such killing would not qualify as sin. You are dumb enough to not listen to valuable advice of your wife because you have been by nature too arrogant and egoistic. Besides you had become aware that Sugreev had been taken by me under protection and depended on strength of my long arms. You as an arrogant villain still wished to kill him.”

(Shri Ram established here that any society, even a not fully evolved society of monkeys or other savage communities seeking to improve who aspire to be evolved like humans, could remain stable if its women who would naturally expect protection from someone as an elder in family, are subjected to any vile intention or treatment. In the Lord’s view those, with evil designs for such weak characters who have none other to look at for help, need to be killed instantly for sake of an orderly society. Secondly, to challenge someone who has accepted defeat and stands no more as threat but takes refuge of the Lord Himself, is a bad idea and should be dealt with differently. Thirdly Lord let it be known to Bali that arrogance leaves one from accepting even benign advice hence arrogance should be shunned, at least in case of those who hold natural welfare oriented interest in their hearts.)

This kind of harsh but truthful explanation coming from the Lord made Bali realize his own faults and he said, “Listen O Ram, my cunning and false wisdom can not stand before the Master of all. Lord, would I remain still a sinner when I seek refuge in You in my last hour?”

(We can see here that Bali’s arrogance had been pushing him in wrong direction even though he had good understanding of reality; he however did not fail to surrender when he came across someone superior like Ram. The arrogance of the most powerful leads them to suffer defeat at some point in time and at that stage realization of what lies beyond should come fast for ultimate good happening in life; faced with Lord in spirit of truthful surrender leaves even the most sinner washed off all sin.)

We have now covered up to Doha 9 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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