Ramchrit Charcha DLXXXI

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

ब्रह्मबान कपि कहुँ तेहि मारा। परतिहुँ बार कटकु संघारा।।
तेहि देखा कपि मुरुछित भयऊ। नागपास बाँधेसि लै गयऊ।।
जासु नाम जपि सुनहु भवानी। भव बंधन काटहिं नर ग्यानी।।
तासु दूत कि बंध तरु आवा। प्रभु कारज लगि कपिहिं बँधावा।।
कपि बंधन सुनि निसिचर धाए। कौतुक लागि सभाँ सब आए।।
दसमुख सभा दीखि कपि जाई। कहि न जाइ कछु अति प्रभुताई।।
कर जोरें सुर दिसिप बिनीता। भृकुटि बिलोकत सकल सभीता।।
देखि प्रताप न कपि मन संका। जिमि अहिगन महुँ गरुड़ असंका।।
दो0-कपिहि बिलोकि दसानन बिहसा कहि दुर्बाद।
सुत बध सुरति कीन्हि पुनि उपजा हृदयँ बिषाद।।2o।।

We covered up to Doha 19 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Meghnad used the weapon given by Brahma against Hanuman, who fell down under its impact but ensured that his big body crushes a whole army while it falls. Meghnad then noted that the monkey had fainted and therefore he promptly tied him down in Naagpaash (in a manner that incapacitates the victim like snakes do) and carried him to his father. Isn’t it strange that by chanting whose name people have been known to drop the all kinds of bondage of the temporal world, the messenger of the same should come to be tied down in this way; it is just that the monkey allowed himself to be tied down to further the cause of the the Lord (the true servants and devotees of the Lord do not come under spell of attraction of any thing in this mundane world but many times they seem to be as vulnerable as any one else, this should not be seen as their weakness, it is just so that they fit themselves in larger scheme of things that Lord has in mind).

The news spread that that the monkey had been caught and all the demons rushed to the court of Ravan to enjoy the dramatic moments. Monkey also saw the court of the ten-headed demon which represented immense power and influence as also the riches under his command. He saw there that the guardians of the four quarters and other gods were standing there meekly with hands folded and when Ravan used to work his eyebrows they felt threatened. But the display of power and riches had little effect on the psyche of the monkey; he stood there as unruffled as would stand Garuda (the king of birds) in the midst of the serpents (which it preys on at will).

When Ravan saw the money, at first he laughed and said some demeaning words but a little while later he felt remorse that this was the same monkey who had killed his son (the Ravan who was accustomed to take every enemy and every attempt to hurt him lightly was now face to face with a possibility of dire consequence; the messenger of the Lord had reversed all that by a single act of his).

We have now covered up to Doha 20 of Sundar kand.


Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas ki jai!



Krishna Khandelwal


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