Ramcharit Charcha DLIII

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

इहाँ बिचारहिं कपि मन माहीं। बीती अवधि काज कछु नाहीं।।
सब मिलि कहहिं परस्पर बाता। बिनु सुधि लएँ करब का भ्राता।।
कह अंगद लोचन भरि बारी। दुहुँ प्रकार भइ मृत्यु हमारी।।
इहाँ न सुधि सीता कै पाई। उहाँ गएँ मारिहि कपिराई।।
पिता बधे पर मारत मोही। राखा राम निहोर न ओही।।
पुनि पुनि अंगद कह सब पाहीं। मरन भयउ कछु संसय नाहीं।।
अंगद बचन सुनत कपि बीरा। बोलि न सकहिं नयन बह नीरा।।
छन एक सोच मगन होइ रहे। पुनि अस वचन कहत सब भए।।
हम सीता कै सुधि लिन्हें बिना। नहिं जैंहैं जुबराज प्रबीना।।
अस कहि लवन सिंधु तट जाई। बैठे कपि सब दर्भ डसाई।।
जामवंत अंगद दुख देखी। कहिं कथा उपदेस बिसेषी।।
तात राम कहुँ नर जनि मानहु। निर्गुन ब्रम्ह अजित अज जानहु।।
दो0-निज इच्छा प्रभु अवतरइ सुर महि गो द्विज लागि।
सगुन उपासक संग तहँ रहहिं मोच्छ सब त्यागि।।26।।

The monkeys in the group thought that the time allotted to them to discover Sita was now about to end and their goal remains distant. They discussed among themselves that unless they find out about Sita no purposed would be served. Angad also now had tears in in his eyes (as a more responsible member of the team he worried for rest) and said, “we have to die in both ways, spending time here without finding Sita we don’t have much resource to stay alive and if we return also our king will kill us. In fact he (Sugreev) would have killed me right after my father’s death but Shri Ram, the Lord, saved me; he therefore doesn’t deserve the credit for the same.” In this manner Angad kept repeating that death was now a certainty for them. The brave monkey warriors listened to what Angad said and could not contradicts him while tears kept flowing from their eyes too.

For a while all of them remained engaged in deep thought; then all of them concluded and said to Angad, “O Yuvraj (crown-prince), you are an able person, we would not go back without meeting Sita (as brave leaders they thought why should they accept defeat before dying)”

With this resolve all of them set down on the shore of the sea of saline water (which offered them no hope to stay alive). Jamvant, the old intelligent bear, took note of Angad’s dilemma and began to give sermons to him, “O Taat (young man), you must not mistake Ram as just a human being; you must know Him to be the same Supreme Lord of Universe whom we know as never born, non-conquerable and formless.

“He has taken avatar on this earth under His own sweet will for the sake of gods, earth, cows and the Dwijas (the twice born i e Brahmins). Those who worship Him as embodied in His avatari form, remain attached to Him and enjoy His presence not caring for Moksha (i e liberation from cycle of birth and death which will deny them pleasure of His company as a Lord with whom thy can more easily relate).

(When the momentary weakness develops in the seekers of Sita i e Bhakti, and it seems end of the road, the Katha helps to regain confidence which is what wise Jamvant thought to help them with. Those who are able to keep faith even in death like situations by listening to Lord’s glories, do succeed in the end as the help arrives.)

We have now covered up to Doha 26 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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