Ramcharit Charcha DCXXVI

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

We covered up to Doha 22 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

फूलहिं फरहिं सदा तरु कानन। रहहि एक सँग गज पंचानन।।
खग मृग सहज बयरु बिसराई। सबन्हि परस्पर प्रीति बढ़ाई।।
कूजहिं खग मृग नाना बृंदा। अभय चरहिं बन करहिं अनंदा।।
सीतल सुरभि पवन बह मंदा। गूंजत अलि लै चलि मकरंदा।।
लता बिटप मागें मधु चवहीं। मनभावतो धेनु पय स्त्रवहीं।।
ससि संपन्न सदा रह धरनी। त्रेताँ भइ कृतजुग कै करनी।।
प्रगटीं गिरिन्ह बिबिध मनि खानी। जगदातमा भूप जग जानी।।
सरिता सकल बहहिं बर बारी। सीतल अमल स्वाद सुखकारी।।
सागर निज मरजादाँ रहहीं। डारहिं रत्न तटन्हि नर लहहीं।।
सरसिज संकुल सकल तड़ागा। अति प्रसन्न दस दिसा बिभागा।।
दो0-बिधु महि पूर मयूखन्हि रबि तप जेतनेहि काज।
मागें बारिद देहिं जल रामचंद्र के राज।।23।।

In the times when Shri Ram, the Lord, ruled over Ayodhya, the trees in the forests were always laden with flowers and fruits; in it the lions and the elephants lived without fearing each other. The birds and the animals forgot their innate aggression towards each other, they rather tended to enhance love between them. the birds sang melodiously while the animals moved about in herds to celebrate and make merry. The fragrant and cool breeze used to flow slowly and the humming bees carried substance from flowers that converts in to honey. The creepers and the trees used to offer sweet juices right when asked for and needed, and the cows used to ooze milk as much as required. Crops enriched the lands all round the year, it was an atmosphere resembling the Sat-yuga in this Treta-yuga. The hill then revealed the mines of Manis and other kinds of precious stones knowing that the very soul of the world, the Paramatma, was now the reigning king of the world. It was a time when the rivers flowed carrying clean and cool water which tasted best and gave immense pleasure when drunk. The oceans never breached the shores and kept within limits and rather left the precious stones on the shores which people happily picked up. The bed of lotuses always covered the ponds, in a way all the departments of nature and the directions now had happy stance.

The moon covered earth with its cool and shining rays in nights and during days the sun gave as much of heat as needed; the clouds rained when ever wished for by the people in the regime ruled over by Shri Ram, the Lord.

We have now covered up to Doha 23 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

Harim,
Krishna Khandlwal

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Ramcharit Charcha DCXXV

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

We covered up to Doha 21 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

भूमि सप्त सागर मेखला। एक भूप रघुपति कोसला।।
भुअन अनेक रोम प्रति जासू। यह प्रभुता कछु बहुत न तासू।।
सो महिमा समुझत प्रभु केरी। यह बरनत हीनता घनेरी।।
सोउ महिमा खगेस जिन्ह जानी। फिरी एहिं चरित तिन्हहुँ रति मानी।।
सोउ जाने कर फल यह लीला। कहहिं महा मुनिबर दमसीला।।
राम राज कर सुख संपदा। बरनि न सकइ फनीस सारदा।।
सब उदार सब पर उपकारी। बिप्र चरन सेवक नर नारी।।
एकनारि ब्रत रत सब झारी। ते मन बच क्रम पति हितकारी।।
दो0-दंड जतिन्ह कर भेद जहँ नर्तक नृत्य समाज।
जीतहु मनहि सुनिअ अस रामचंद्र कें राज।।22।।

The entire earth that is surrounded by seven seas had just one real king to speak of and He happened to be Raghupati Shri Ram reigning over Kaushala. Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord of Universe has many worlds in just a single pore of His skin, what then is great about His having this status. The one whose knows and understands this glorious phenomenon about the Lord and describes Him just as the sole sovereign of earth is in fact greatly belittling His glory. Kaakbhushundi further said, “O King of Birds, who know this glory of Lord, they too love this story about the Leelas of Shri Ram; to learn of this Katha is in fact the reward of knowing Him as the Lord of entire universe, so tell the Munis of great knowledge and authority.”

In fact the pleasures and riches available in Ram-Raj is beyond description for even Sheshnaag and Goddess Sharda; there, all were generous to the core and ever inclined to help and serve others besides being ever ready to serve the feet of the Vipras. All the men had interest in just one woman individually as partners and those who married them also took up on themselves to serve the cause of their husbands in thought, speech and deed.

Danda (scepter) was only held by Jatis (a certain kind of Sadhus) and Bheda (distinction, difference in style) was only known to the class of dancers. The word ‘victory’ was only mentioned with reference to winning the mind as contest and conflict was absent from society.

We have now covered up to Doha 22 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXIV

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

We covered up to Doha 20 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

दैहिक दैविक भौतिक तापा। राम राज नहिं काहुहि ब्यापा।।
सब नर करहिं परस्पर प्रीती। चलहिं स्वधर्म निरत श्रुति नीती।।
चारिउ चरन धर्म जग माहीं। पूरि रहा सपनेहुँ अघ नाहीं।।
राम भगति रत नर अरु नारी। सकल परम गति के अधिकारी।।
अल्पमृत्यु नहिं कवनिउ पीरा। सब सुंदर सब बिरुज सरीरा।।
नहिं दरिद्र कोउ दुखी न दीना। नहिं कोउ अबुध न लच्छन हीना।।
सब निर्दंभ धर्मरत पुनी। नर अरु नारि चतुर सब गुनी।।
सब गुनग्य पंडित सब ग्यानी। सब कृतग्य नहिं कपट सयानी।।
दो0-राम राज नभगेस सुनु सचराचर जग माहिं।।
काल कर्म सुभाव गुन कृत दुख काहुहि नाहिं।।21।।

Ram Raj (the kingdom of Ram) was such that none was afflicted by the fevers (troubles) born of body, of providence and of physical atmosphere. All the members of public loved each other and all followed the Dharma (duties) prescribed for them under Vedas and never deviated from righteous policies enshrined there (Vedas tell us the path that is ultimately beneficial and never leads to problems).

The four fold Dharma (consisting of truth, purity-within and without, compassion and charity) was to be seen everywhere and there was not a trace of the sin being committed. All, whether men or women, were engaged in Ram-Bhakti (devotion towards Ram, the Lord) and deserved to have the path of ultimate liberation. None had death before the ripe age neither anyone suffered pain before death; all of them had beautiful and healthy, disease less bodies. None was broke or deprived, none desperate or miserable. None was senseless or dumb and none was short of welcome qualities or bereft of talent.

No one was arrogant or pretentious and all were followers of path of Dharma and engaged in performance of noble deeds. Everyone, man or woman, was wise and virtuous and understood and appreciated what were the worthy and desirable qualities, all were Pundits (learned people who had complete knowledge in some particular field) and were knowledgeable. All had sense of gratitude and none displayed attitude of cunning and cheating.

Kaakbhushundi told Garuda, “O Master of Skies, in Ram-Raj (reign of Shri Ram) the entire world of moving and unmoving beings none suffered on account of troubles born out of matters related to Kaaley (time that consumes), Karm (past and present deeds), Swabhav (character, basic nature) or Gunas (modes of moods and leanings).”

We have now covered up to Doha 21 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXIII

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

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

पुनि कृपाल लियो बोलि निषादा। दीन्हे भूषन बसन प्रसादा।।
जाहु भवन मम सुमिरन करेहू। मन क्रम बचन धर्म अनुसरेहू।।
तुम्ह मम सखा भरत सम भ्राता। सदा रहेहु पुर आवत जाता।।
बचन सुनत उपजा सुख भारी। परेउ चरन भरि लोचन बारी।।
चरन नलिन उर धरि गृह आवा। प्रभु सुभाउ परिजनन्हि सुनावा।।
रघुपति चरित देखि पुरबासी। पुनि पुनि कहहिं धन्य सुखरासी।।
राम राज बैंठें त्रेलोका। हरषित भए गए सब सोका।।
बयरु न कर काहू सन कोई। राम प्रताप बिषमता खोई।।
दो0-बरनाश्रम निज निज धरम बनिरत बेद पथ लोग।
चलहिं सदा पावहिं सुखहि नहिं भय सोक न रोग।।20।।

Merciful Lord then summoned Nishad Guha and rewarded him with ornaments and garments as blessings and said, “Now you must leave for your place, for your home, but do remember me regularly; besides you must conduct in a manner that the cause of Dharma is served in thought, deed and speech.

“You are brother to me like Bharat is, you must keep visiting this town frequently without reservation (Shri Ram took enough care that Nishad does not feel a stranger while visiting town, this shows the level of acceptance by Him for humble people from small places).”

Nishad felt a surge of joy listening to the words of Shri Ram, he then fell down at His feet with tears in eyes. Placing the lotus feet of the Lord in his heart, Nishad left for home and reached there; there he mentioned to his kith and kin about the nature of the Lord and the treatment he received from Him.

The citizens of Ayodhya were very pleased to observe the what Raghupati Shri Ram was doing for them and they thanked wholeheartedly the Almighty Lord from whom the abundance of joy flows. When the kingdom of Lord Shri Ram got established in Ayodhya, it brought a sense of happiness and absence of sadness in the entire three worlds. None now had any animosity towards others because the bitterness had entirely ended under influence of Lord Shri Ram, the king.

All began to observe Dharma (duties) according to there respective status and according to the stage of life they were in, as enshrined in the Vedas as the prescribed course available to them individually and as class which ensured their happiness and kept them away from sorrows and saved them from diseases.

(The Vedas prescribed Varnashram Dharm for all to excel as per their comfort zones and specific abilities. It never was advocated to compartmentalize them to favor or to disfavor.)

We have now covered up to Doha 20 of Uttar Kand.

Harim,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXVII

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

We covered up to Doha 18 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

भरत अनुज सौमित्र समेता। पठवन चले भगत कृत चेता।।
अंगद हृदयँ प्रेम नहिं थोरा। फिरि फिरि चितव राम कीं ओरा।।
बार बार कर दंड प्रनामा। मन अस रहन कहहिं मोहि रामा।।
राम बिलोकनि बोलनि चलनी। सुमिरि सुमिरि सोचत हँसि मिलनी।।
प्रभु रुख देखि बिनय बहु भाषी। चलेउ हृदयँ पद पंकज राखी।।
अति आदर सब कपि पहुँचाए। भाइन्ह सहित भरत पुनि आए।।
तब सुग्रीव चरन गहि नाना। भाँति बिनय कीन्हे हनुमाना।।
दिन दस करि रघुपति पद सेवा। पुनि तव चरन देखिहउँ देवा।।
पुन्य पुंज तुम्ह पवनकुमारा। सेवहु जाइ कृपा आगारा।।
अस कहि कपि सब चले तुरंता। अंगद कहइ सुनहु हनुमंता।।
दो0-कहेहु दंडवत प्रभु सैं तुम्हहि कहउँ कर जोरि।
बार बार रघुनायकहि सुरति कराएहु मोरि।।19(क)।।
अस कहि चलेउ बालिसुत फिरि आयउ हनुमंत।
तासु प्रीति प्रभु सन कहि मगन भए भगवंत।।!9(ख)।।
कुलिसहु चाहि कठोर अति कोमल कुसुमहु चाहि।
चित्त खगेस राम कर समुझि परइ कहु काहि।।19(ग)।।

Bharat his younger brother Shatrughan, and Lakshman, son of Sumitra, all then went ahead to see off Angad, they were aware of the level of devotion of Angad and his services. Since Angad had very profound love in his heart for Shri Ram, he kept turning his glance to look at Shri Ram. Angad also fully prostrated before Shri Ram expecting that He may lastly ask him to stay back. Angad was reminded continuously of manner of looking, talking, walking and always meeting smilingly.

Realising what really was in mind of the Lord, Angad just humbly prayed and went ahead keeping the memory of the Lord’s feet in heart. After seeing of the monkeys, Bharat and other brothers returned back. Hanuman on the other end now grabbed feet of Sugreev and pleaded politely in many ways to convince to allow Hanuman to serve Raghupati Shri Ram’s feet for a few days more and confirmed that he would be soon be back to serve Sugreev (Hanuman knew that if he went back to Ram to serve him, he won’t be accepted as servant unless his master Sugreev relieved him of duty to serve Sugreev). To this Sugreev responded by saying, “O Son of Pawandev, you have abundance of Punyas (good deeds in service of the Lord), you must go back to serve Shri Ram, the very store-house of mercy.

The monkeys then went ahead but Angad still had some words to say to Hanuman and he said, “O Hanuman, I submit to you to convey to the Lord that Angad sends his respects to Him, also you must keep Raghupati Shri Ram reminded of me occasionally.” Saying so son of Bali went his way and Hanuman returned back. Hanuman told Shri Ram the about the affection and regards sent by Angad through himself which made Shri Ram, the Lord, very delighted and pleased.

Kaakbhushundi tells Garuda, “O King of Birds, who can really describe the stern-ness of Shri Ram’s heart which is tougher than a hard-stone and its softness which is more tenderer that the softness of a flower, as none has been able to estimate it.”

We have now covered up to Doha 19 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankaar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXVI

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

We covered up to Doha 17 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

सुनु सर्बग्य कृपा सुख सिंधो। दीन दयाकर आरत बंधो।।
मरती बेर नाथ मोहि बाली। गयउ तुम्हारेहि कोंछें घाली।।
असरन सरन बिरदु संभारी। मोहि जनि तजहु भगत हितकारी।।
मोरें तुम्ह प्रभु गुर पितु माता। जाउँ कहाँ तजि पद जलजाता।।
तुम्हहि बिचारि कहहु नरनाहा। प्रभु तजि भवन काज मम काहा।।
बालक ग्यान बुद्धि बल हीना। राखहु सरन नाथ जन दीना।।
नीचि टहल गृह कै सब करिहउँ। पद पंकज बिलोकि भव तरिहउँ।।
अस कहि चरन परेउ प्रभु पाही। अब जनि नाथ कहहु गृह जाही।।
दो0-अंगद बचन बिनीत सुनि रघुपति करुना सींव।
प्रभु उठाइ उर लायउ सजल नयन राजीव।।18(क)।।
निज उर माल बसन मनि बालितनय पहिराइ।
बिदा कीन्हि भगवान तब बहु प्रकार समुझाइ।।18(ख)।।

Angad said, “Listen O All-knowledgeable Lord, You are an ocean of mercy and pleasure while You specially help the poor and meek and are like a friend to the people suffering and in trouble. While dying my father Bali had therefore left me in Your care and guardianship. Respecting Your well known vow and commitment, kindly do not shun me O benefactor of devotees; for me You only are my Lord, Guru, father and mother hence where else may I go leaving Your lotus feet behind.

“O King and master of people, think over it and advise. What is the need or cause for me to stay home leaving You behind O Lord. Knowing me to be a child who has neither any wisdom nor sense nor strength, keep me sheltered as an humble devotee with Yourself O Lord. I would happily run errands for You as a servant in Your home and having occasions to look at Your lotus feet there I will be able to cross over this ocean of being.”

Speaking thus Angad fell at the feet of the Lord and repeated, “I seek Your refuse, never ever tell me to go home, O Lord and Master.”

Listening to the polite and submissive words of Angad, Raghupati Shri Ram, the very limit of mercy and kindness and the Supreme Lord in reality, lifted him up and embraced him having tears in lotus eyes. Putting the garland that Shri Ram Himself wore, around the neck of Bali’s son Angad, and dressing him with clothes and ornaments the Lord formally bid him farewell but only after preaching and instructing him in various ways (reminding that he had duty towards his own people as the prince of the state etc; Lord never asks for neglecting duty because performing duty is also service un to Lord and heart may still remain devoted towards Him).

We have now covered up to Doha 18 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXV

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

We covered up to Doha 16 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharitmanas of Tulsids in the last post and this is further to it.

सुनि प्रभु बचन मगन सब भए। को हम कहाँ बिसरि तन गए।।
एकटक रहे जोरि कर आगे। सकहिं न कछु कहि अति अनुरागे।।
परम प्रेम तिन्ह कर प्रभु देखा। कहा बिबिध बिधि ग्यान बिसेषा।।
प्रभु सन्मुख कछु कहन न पारहिं। पुनि पुनि चरन सरोज निहारहिं।।
तब प्रभु भूषन बसन मगाए। नाना रंग अनूप सुहाए।।
सुग्रीवहि प्रथमहिं पहिराए। बसन भरत निज हाथ बनाए।।
प्रभु प्रेरित लछिमन पहिराए। लंकापति रघुपति मन भाए।।
अंगद बैठ रहा नहिं डोला। प्रीति देखि प्रभु ताहि न बोला।।
दो0-जामवंत नीलादि सब पहिराए रघुनाथ।
हियँ धरि राम रूप सब चले नाइ पद माथ।।17(क)।।
तब अंगद उठि नाइ सिरु सजल नयन कर जोरि।
अति बिनीत बोलेउ बचन मनहुँ प्रेम रस बोरि।।17(ख)।।

The words of the Lord charmed and beguiled the monkey friends and they rose above the body centric consciousness; they just kept looking at the Lord with total concentration and were unable to speak due to being excessively under spell of love for the Lord. The Lord took note of the extreme level of love they had for Him and imparted them with some exclusive kind knowledge in various ways to make it sink in. The monkeys remained silent finding themselves unable to speak before the Lord and had their glance fixed on the lotus feet of the Lord.

Later, the Lord asked for exclusive ornaments and clothes of different colors and first offered them to Sugreev and Bharat personally helped him to put on. Then Lakshman prompted by the Lord dressed up the king of Lanka with items selected by Raghupati Shri Ram (it is not enough to offer costly gifts to friends, they have to be respected too while doing so). Angad however kept sitting still and Lord also did not disturb him finding him to be lost in love for Himself.

Jamvant and Neel, and others were specially helped by Raghunath Shri Ram who keeping the image of Shri Ram, the Lord, in heart left the place after bowing down at His feet.

It was time now for Angad to rise up and to speak with his head bowed down, eyes wet, and hands joined together; he uttered words of submission having them dipped in the juice of his love for the Lord.

We have now covered up to Doha 17 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXIV

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

We covered up to Doha 15 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

बिसरे गृह सपनेहुँ सुधि नाहीं। जिमि परद्रोह संत मन माही।।
तब रघुपति सब सखा बोलाए। आइ सबन्हि सादर सिरु नाए।।
परम प्रीति समीप बैठारे। भगत सुखद मृदु बचन उचारे।।
तुम्ह अति कीन्ह मोरि सेवकाई। मुख पर केहि बिधि करौं बड़ाई।।
ताते मोहि तुम्ह अति प्रिय लागे। मम हित लागि भवन सुख त्यागे।।
अनुज राज संपति बैदेही। देह गेह परिवार सनेही।।
सब मम प्रिय नहिं तुम्हहि समाना। मृषा न कहउँ मोर यह बाना।।
सब के प्रिय सेवक यह नीती। मोरें अधिक दास पर प्रीती।।
दो0-अब गृह जाहु सखा सब भजेहु मोहि दृढ़ नेम।
सदा सर्बगत सर्बहित जानि करेहु अति प्रेम।।16।।

The monkeys forgot about their homes and did not have even dreams about homes like there is no presence of an idea to harm others in the minds of the saints (the idea to damage others should there be conflicting interest of ones own against others’ is very natural to all like staying in own home; only the saints can get over this tendency). Raghupati Shri Ram called the monkey friends after a period of six months had passed; all came and respectfully bowed heads. Lord Shri Ram made them sit near Himself displaying great love for them and spoke words that would please the hearts of devotees. Lord said, “you all have remained engaged in serving me with great attention, it is however difficult to praise you right while you sit right in front of me. To tell you frankly, you have been very dear to me because for my sake you forgot the pleasures of your own homes (a servant can really be devoted when he has forgotten the comforts of home).

“It is on this account that my younger brothers, my kingdom, the wealth, even Vaidehi Sita including my own body, my family at large and those who love me or whom I love are all dear to me but not as much as you all are dear to me; don’t think it to be a hollow talk with out substance, in fact this is my principled stand (Shri Ram meant that all others have some personal interest involved in Him and He in them but monkey friends had no personal interest in Him but still served most; this kind of service is most valued for the Lord). It is very commonly seen that people love their servants but I have more affection and love for the servants of mine than is ordinarily expected.”

Lastly Lord Shri Ram told monkeys, “Friends (because Lord does not look down up on servants rather treats them like friends; He only expects them to align with His cause while serving), now go to your respective homes and remember and worship me keeping a fixed and regular routine, and you must also first know me to be present in everyone and everywhere and that my cause is only to ensure the benefit of all together and all alike and then love me (loving all and caring for all is in fact loving the Lord only).”

We have now covered up to Doha 16 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko PRanam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXIII

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

We covered up to Doha 14 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

सुनु खगपति यह कथा पावनी। त्रिबिध ताप भव भय दावनी।।
महाराज कर सुभ अभिषेका। सुनत लहहिं नर बिरति बिबेका।।
जे सकाम नर सुनहिं जे गावहिं। सुख संपति नाना बिधि पावहिं।।
सुर दुर्लभ सुख करि जग माहीं। अंतकाल रघुपति पुर जाहीं।।
सुनहिं बिमुक्त बिरत अरु बिषई। लहहिं भगति गति संपति नई।।
खगपति राम कथा मैं बरनी। स्वमति बिलास त्रास दुख हरनी।।
बिरति बिबेक भगति दृढ़ करनी। मोह नदी कहँ सुंदर तरनी।।
नित नव मंगल कौसलपुरी। हरषित रहहिं लोग सब कुरी।।
नित नइ प्रीति राम पद पंकज। सबकें जिन्हहि नमत सिव मुनि अज।।
मंगन बहु प्रकार पहिराए। द्विजन्ह दान नाना बिधि पाए।।

Kaakbhushundi tells Garuda, “O King of Birds, this story of Ram is very purifying, it has capacity to save the world from three kinds of afflictions and from the fear of it. The enthronement of the Shri Ram is a welfare oriented and beneficent event; listening account of how this took place bestows people with qualities of detachment and discretion. Even those who have some desires to fulfil and listen to it and also tell others, get contentment and riches of many kinds. They happen to enjoy pleasures in this world that are not available even to the gods and when its end of life they go straight to the abode of Raghpati Shri Ram, the God. The ones who are totally liberated already, those who have no interest left in the world and even those who still have interest in the pleasures of the world, become more devoted, find right path and get wealthier in the desired kind of qualities and possessions.

“O King of Birds, I have narrated Ram-Katha according to my understanding of the same, it must be surely good for ending agony of existence in the world and of ending sadness; it must also strengthen dispassion, wisdom, and devotion towards the Lord enabling one to cross over the river of false understanding like a decent boat.”

There were now renewed bouts of rejoicing in Ayodhya, entire populace was happy; their love for the Lord’s lotus feet increased daily, the same very feet that are bowed down to by Lord Shiv, Munis and Brahma, the creator. The baggers were provided various kinds of clothes to wear and the Dwijas were given offering and gifts of various kinds.

दो0-ब्रह्मानंद मगन कपि सब कें प्रभु पद प्रीति।
जात न जाने दिवस तिन्ह गए मास षट बीति।।15।।

The monkeys also enjoyed the ultimate kinds of pleasure in company of the Lord, since they too had love for His feet, they did not notice the days flying past and a period of six months passed in this manner (as corollary, time flies for those who have love for Lord’s feet).

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

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Janki Vallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXII

II Shri 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

We covered up to Doha 13 of Uttar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

छं0- जय राम रमारमनं समनं। भव ताप भयाकुल पाहि जनं।।
अवधेस सुरेस रमेस बिभो। सरनागत मागत पाहि प्रभो।।1।।
दससीस बिनासन बीस भुजा। कृत दूरि महा महि भूरि रुजा।।
रजनीचर बृंद पतंग रहे। सर पावक तेज प्रचंड दहे।।2।।

Lord Shiv began his prayer un to Ram, “Jai to you O Shri Ram, You are the one who pleases and gets pleased by Rama (Sita), You are the one to end the woes of the world, take care of Your scared servants who come to seek Your shelter; O Lord of Avadh, O Guardian of gods, O Lord of Rama, O All-pervading and All-powerful Lord, I have come to seek refuge under You, protect me too.

The ten headed monster Ravan with his twenty arms was bane for the world in a big way and has been destroyed by You. The other night roaming demons though numerous and flying like insects were all burned down in the fierce fire of Your arrows.

महि मंडल मंडन चारुतरं। धृत सायक चाप निषंग बरं।।
मद मोह महा ममता रजनी। तम पुंज दिवाकर तेज अनी।।3।।
मनजात किरात निपात किए। मृग लोग कुभोग सरेन हिए।।
हति नाथ अनाथनि पाहि हरे। बिषया बन पावँर भूलि परे।।4।।

You are the one to covert this sphere called earth in to more interesting and charming place and hold decent a bow, a quiver and arrows. You are one to end the darkness of night caused by arrogance, false attachment and ownership like a sun with its army of rays.

The desire born of mind is like a hunter to kill the human dears with the arrows of wrong kind of enjoyments aiming at their hearts. O Master, kindly save the people who have none to care for as these poor ones have entered the forest abounding in objects for satiating desires under delusion, by killing the tendency of sensual desires it self (born out of mind).

बहु रोग बियोगन्हि लोग हए। भवदंघ्रि निरादर के फल ए।।
भव सिंधु अगाध परे नर ते। पद पंकज प्रेम न जे करते।।5।।
अति दीन मलीन दुखी नितहीं। जिन्ह के पद पंकज प्रीति नहीं।।
अवलंब भवंत कथा जिन्ह के।। प्रिय संत अनंत सदा तिन्ह कें।।6।।

The people are suffering on account of many kinds of afflictions and separation from their dear ones though it results due to ignoring and not respecting enough Your feet. Those who have fallen in this big ocean of being that’s difficult to be crossed over are the ones who do not have love for Your lotus feet.

They only are very helpless and in pitiable condition, have lost shine and are unhappy to the core at all times who have no affection for Your lotus feet, however, those who have taken support of the Kathas (guiding stories)) of Bhagwaan (the God, the Lord Shri Ramchandra) find that the saints and Sheshnaag (Anant, the Lord of Time) are their beloved and loving friends.

नहिं राग न लोभ न मान मदा।।तिन्ह कें सम बैभव वा बिपदा।।
एहि ते तव सेवक होत मुदा। मुनि त्यागत जोग भरोस सदा।।7।।
करि प्रेम निरंतर नेम लिएँ। पद पंकज सेवत सुद्ध हिएँ।।
सम मानि निरादर आदरही। सब संत सुखी बिचरंति मही।।8।।

Such people have no attachment or cravings, have no greed, no egoistic pride and no arrogance rather they enjoy prosperity and good times, and face lack of means and adversity with equanimity considering both as two faces of same coin. Due to their interest in Yous Kathas, Your servants remain happy and the Munis forget about getting things and nurse no hopes for the same.

Such people having love for You in heart at all times and following righteous routine, serve Your lotus feet with a pure heart; all the saintly people give equal importance to honor and disgrace and therefore move about happily in this world of contradictions.

मुनि मानस पंकज भृंग भजे। रघुबीर महा रनधीर अजे।।
तव नाम जपामि नमामि हरी। भव रोग महागद मान अरी।।9।।
गुन सील कृपा परमायतनं। प्रनमामि निरंतर श्रीरमनं।।
रघुनंद निकंदय द्वंद्वघनं। महिपाल बिलोकय दीन जनं।।10।।

O Raghuveer, You are very patient and unwinnable on the battle front, the Munis keep their mind continuously focused on You like a bee keeps on lotus. I repeat You name continuously and bow down to You O Hari; You are the enemy of the worldly afflictions and the big-time arrogance (Lord Shiv tells us that none other practice can end the arrogance and the impact of the worldly woes like Japa that is muttering the name of the Lord and the surrender to the Lord).

I respectfully bow down to You at all times, O Delighter of Shree, You are the real abode of virtues, benign attitude and decency, and of grace and compassion; O Raghunand Shri Ram, end the formidable duality embedded in mind, end the attitude of conflict by glancing at this poor servant and devotee of Yours, O Kind Ruler of the Earth.

दो0-बार बार बर मागउँ हरषि देहु श्रीरंग।
पद सरोज अनपायनी भगति सदा सतसंग।।14(क)।।
बरनि उमापति राम गुन हरषि गए कैलास।
तब प्रभु कपिन्ह दिवाए सब बिधि सुखप्रद बास।।14(ख)।।

“I ask the same boon repeatedly and grant me that O Lord of Shree, I ask for unwavering Bhakti (devotion) for the lotus feet of Yours and of continuous benefit of the company of the saints.”

Shiv, the Lord of Uma (Parvati), thus sang the virtues of Shri Ram and happily went to his abode on Kailash. Later Lord Shri Ram arranged for very comfortable stay of the monkeys in Ayodhya.

We have now covered up to Doha 14 of Uttar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

Harim,
Krishna Khandelwal