Ramcharit Charcha DCVIII

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

तब लगि हृदयँ बसत खल नाना। लोभ मोह मच्छर मद माना।।
जब लगि उर न बसत रघुनाथा। धरें चाप सायक कटि भाथा।।
ममता तरुन तमी अँधिआरी। राग द्वेष उलूक सुखकारी।।
तब लगि बसति जीव मन माहीं। जब लगि प्रभु प्रताप रबि नाहीं।।
अब मैं कुसल मिटे भय भारे। देखि राम पद कमल तुम्हारे।।
तुम्ह कृपाल जा पर अनुकूला। ताहि न ब्याप त्रिबिध भव सूला।।
मैं निसिचर अति अधम सुभाऊ। सुभ आचरनु कीन्ह नहिं काऊ।।
जासु रूप मुनि ध्यान न आवा। तेहिं प्रभु हरषि हृदयँ मोहि लावा।।
दो0–अहोभाग्य मम अमित अति राम कृपा सुख पुंज।
देखेउँ नयन बिरंचि सिब सेब्य जुगल पद कंज।।47।।

We covered up to Doha 47 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Vibhishan continued to pour out his feeling before the Lord (which also suggests that he was a thorough thinker and had learned from right sources), “O Raghunath Shri Ram, the villainous group known as Lobha (greed), Moha (misplaced interest), Matsar (jealousy and grudge), Mada (arrogance and overbearance), and Mana (false pride) can stay in ones’ heart only till You don’t remain there, duly equipped with Your arrows, bow and the quiver tied to Your waist (i e in readiness to kill the villainous tendencies mentioned earlier).

“The ownership in form of mine-ness is that profoundly dark night which makes for the delight of owls like Raga (attachment) and Dwesha (aversion) and they can make devotee’s heart their home only till the time the sun of Your glories and virtues does shine in his heart, O Lord.

“I am now perfectly safe and all my fears have gone, after I have had occasion to observe Your lotus feet, O Shri Ram. You are that gracious Lord who by His favors and kindness obliges a sufferer making him escape the three pronged heat generated on account of worldly living.

“I would admit to being a demon with very vile character who never ever could practice righteous behavior or maintain a benefic living style (Vinhishan did not transfer blame on conditions and pressures). Now the same Lord who eludes to oblige the Munis by His appearance in their meditative state, has brought me close to heart with pleasure and willingness.

“What better fate can I expect, it is the maximum, and Ram, You are very committed in extending Your kindness and are in fact concentration of the divine pleasures; haven’t i had the opportunity to look at Your lotus like two feet which are served by none other than Brahma (the creator) and Shiv (the principal among gods).

We have now covered up to Doha 47 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ki Jai!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCVII

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

अस कहि करत दंडवत देखा। तुरत उठे प्रभु हरष बिसेषा।।
दीन बचन सुनि प्रभु मन भावा। भुज बिसाल गहि हृदयँ लगावा।।
अनुज सहित मिलि ढिग बैठारी। बोले बचन भगत भयहारी।।
कहु लंकेस सहित परिवारा। कुसल कुठाहर बास तुम्हारा।।
खल मंडलीं बसहु दिनु राती। सखा धरम निबहइ केहि भाँती।।
मैं जानउँ तुम्हारि सब रीती। अति नय निपुन न भाव अनीती।।
बरु भल बास नरक कर ताता। दुष्ट संग जनि देइ बिधाता।।
अब पद देखि कुसल रघुराया। जौं तुम्ह कीन्ह जानि जन दाया।।
दो0-तब लगि कुसल न जीव कहुँ सपनेहुँ मन बिश्राम।
जब लगि भजत न राम कहुँ सोक धाम तजि काम।।46।।

We covered up to Doha 46 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Shri Ram noted the manner in which Vibhishan had lastly lay prostrate before him in spirit of total surrender and the Lord promptly got up with great delight in His heart (Lord always feels very happy when a Bhakta comes to Him; He happily saves the Bhakta from the afflictions of the worldly living should he come without pretensions).

The Lord appreciated what Vibhishan had said with total humility and related his woeful state of mind and therefore He extended His long arms to bring Vibhishan close to his bosom. After Lord met him to his entire satisfaction Himself and Lakshman too, He made Vibhishan sit close to Himself and said such words that would steal fear from heart of a Bhakta i e Vibhishan, “Tell, O King of Lanka (Lord addressed him as king because a as King of Lanka he would have no fear of Ravan and gave him idea about what was in store), your welfare and of your family, I know that you are placed in wrong surroundings. You have to live in the midst of villainous and crooked people, how then you are able to discharge obligations that your Dharma demands (Lord knew that the inability of noble people in carrying out Dharmic activities and responsibilities is the biggest discomforting feature of their stay in wrong places and among wrong people), O Friend.

“I know your ways of living and your manner totally (nothing misses the Lord’s attention ever), you are very much an expert in matters of policy and don’t like wrong approach regarding any thing at all. O Taat, to live in hell is better than having to spend time in company of the vile and wicked, may Vidhata forsake prescribing such hard luck to any one (Lord meant than company of bad people is sure to spoil the good people too and away from bad company one has chance to be liberated at some time).”

Vibhishan, up on listening to comforting words of the Lord, said, “Now its all well after having seen your feet, O Raghuraj Shri Ram, particularly when You have looked at me mercifully considering me as your own servant and devotee.

“The fact of the matter is that Jivas have no scope of being well and safe and have no chance of having rest and peace in their hearts until the time they remember and worship Ram (i e You who is the Lord Supreme Himself), leaving aside the desires and cravings which in reality are the abode of sorrows and troubles (i e the source of all conflict and troubles flows from mundane desires which never end and never get satisfied; leave apart the covetous and lustful desires, the ordinary desires also do not stop streaming up one after the other, fulfillment doesn’t break this cycle hence the mind is disturb always however when the mind is engaged in thought of Ram, the Lord, the generation of new desires slows and even stops).

We have now covered up to Doha 46 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivllabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko PranamI

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCVI

II Shree Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram 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

सादर तेहि आगें करि बानर। चले जहाँ रघुपति करुनाकर।।
दूरिहि ते देखे द्वौ भ्राता। नयनानंद दान के दाता।।
बहुरि राम छबिधाम बिलोकी। रहेउ ठटुकि एकटक पल रोकी।।
भुज प्रलंब कंजारुन लोचन। स्यामल गात प्रनत भय मोचन।।
सिंघ कंध आयत उर सोहा। आनन अमित मदन मन मोहा।।
नयन नीर पुलकित अति गाता। मन धरि धीर कही मृदु बाता।।
नाथ दसानन कर मैं भ्राता। निसिचर बंस जनम सुरत्राता।।
सहज पापप्रिय तामस देहा। जथा उलूकहि तम पर नेहा।।
दो0-श्रवन सुजसु सुनि आयउँ प्रभु भंजन भव भीर।
त्राहि त्राहि आरति हरन सरन सुखद रघुबीर।।45।।

We covered up to Doha 44 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this further to it.

The monkeys returned with Vibhishan keeping him in front of themselves to present him before Shri Ram, the merciful lord of Raghus. The two brother, Shri Ram and Lakshman, saw them coming and Vibhishan too saw the two brothers from distance who were delightful in appearance and gave immense pleasure to his eyes. Later Vibhishan could concentrate on persona of the Lord Shri Ram who looked very charming to him, almost the very home for beauty to stay permanently; sight of Shri Ram made Vibhishan stunned and stilled and he forgot to bat his eyelashes for a while.

He was able to notice the long arms of the Lord, the eyes red lotus like, the body dark-hued and He looked like the one who could remove all kind of fears from mind of the asylum seeker. Coming closure, Vibhishan could see that Shri Ram’s shoulders were like lion’s and His chest region broad and shapely; he found the face of the Lord captivating and displaying beauty of innumerable Kaamdevs (cupids).

Now Vibhishan had his eyes tearful and his body very much thrilled; controlling himself Vibhishan patiently uttered these soft words, “Lord, I am brother of Dashanan Ravan. i have been born in the family of demons, O Savior of gods. it is only natural for me to have body that has prominence of Tamas (the Guna which represents stupor and lethargy) and inclination for vile things along with interest in sinning, very much like an owl loves darkness (Vibhishan did not wish to say any thing even remote untrue displaying the first plus point of a person truthfully surrendering and seeking shelter).

“But I have heard of your famous glories with my own ears (in this way Vibhishan made it known that he had been enjoying company of saintly people otherwise who else will speak of virtues of the Lord and His kindness) that the Lord is the one who can smash the hold of world which generates fear in one’s heart. Raghupati Shri Ram, kindly save me, help me, You are the one to end troubles and distresses. I know that only those find real pleasure, real peace and comforts of all kinds who come under Your shelter and protection.”

we have now covered up to Doha 45 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsias ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCV

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

कोटि बिप्र बध लागहिं जाहू। आएँ सरन तजउँ नहिं ताहू।।
सनमुख होइ जीव मोहि जबहीं। जन्म कोटि अघ नासहिं तबहीं।।
पापवंत कर सहज सुभाऊ। भजनु मोर तेहि भाव न काऊ।।
जौं पै दुष्टहदय सोइ होई। मोरें सनमुख आव कि सोई।।
निर्मल मन जन सो मोहि पावा। मोहि कपट छल छिद्र न भावा।।
भेद लेन पठवा दससीसा। तबहुँ न कछु भय हानि कपीसा।।
जग महुँ सखा निसाचर जेते। लछिमनु हनइ निमिष महुँ तेते।।
जौं सभीत आवा सरनाई। रखिहउँ ताहि प्रान की नाई।।
दो0=उभय भाँति तेहि आनहु हँसि कह कृपानिकेत।
जय कृपाल कहि चले अंगद हनू समेत।।44।।

We covered up to Doha 43 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The Lord told also, “Even if someone is guilty of killing millions of Vipras (the learned Brahmins), I do not refuse him extension of my protection should he come seeking refuge in me. The fact is that when someone comes face to face with me without any pretensions and plainly accepts what he has been, right then all his sins committed over innumerable past lives get destroyed.

“Those who are still mired in sinful activities and sinful thoughts, as per their very nature they do not like to worship me, remember me. If one retains a callous heart and keeps thinking of evil designs, would he ever want to come face to face with me (so Vibhishan must not be a vile person in reality).

“Those who have pure hearts and wish to be my servant and devotee, they do get to come near me and attain me; the moot point is that I do not like deceit, artifice or attitude of finding faults in others.

“Even if it is presumed that Dashanan Ravan has sent Vibhishan to find out our secrets, then too there is nothing to worry about any loss or have fear of any thing. My brother Lakshman is capable of slaying all the demons in the entire world in matter of seconds (Lord meant that demons have all the faults because of their passions and vile interests and Lakshman is the one who is dispassion personified, so those tendencies can’t stay in front of him and bereft of such tendencies none is a bad person any more). Reversely, if he has come to seek my shelter due to some kind fear plaguing his mind, then I would like to protect him as one protects own life.”

After explaining the logic behind His view the merciful Lord laughed and said, “Let him come to me, whatever the case be.” Immediately afterwards all including Hanuman and prince Angad went back hailing the merciful Lord, to bring Vibhishan.

(Here we can see that though in very high position as a member of a King’s family and as the Lord of universe, Shri Ram did not just give an straight order to his people to bring Vibhishan to meet Himself. He explained the logic behind his view in detail for there was not any constraint of time at the present juncture. This is how the respect of the people is earned and this is how they get to be educated and trained.)

We have now covered up to Doha 44 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hauman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj KO Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCIV

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

एहि बिधि करत सप्रेम बिचारा। आयउ सपदि सिंधु एहिं पारा।।
कपिन्ह बिभीषनु आवत देखा। जाना कोउ रिपु दूत बिसेषा।।
ताहि राखि कपीस पहिं आए। समाचार सब ताहि सुनाए।।
कह सुग्रीव सुनहु रघुराई। आवा मिलन दसानन भाई।।
कह प्रभु सखा बूझिऐ काहा। कहइ कपीस सुनहु नरनाहा।।
जानि न जाइ निसाचर माया। कामरूप केहि कारन आया।।
भेद हमार लेन सठ आवा। राखिअ बाँधि मोहि अस भावा।।
सखा नीति तुम्ह नीकि बिचारी। मम पन सरनागत भयहारी।।
सुनि प्रभु बचन हरष हनुमाना। सरनागत बच्छल भगवाना।।
दो0=सरनागत कहुँ जे तजहिं निज अनहित अनुमानि।
ते नर पावँर पापमय तिन्हहि बिलोकत हानि।।43।।

We covered up to Doha 42 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

While Vibhishan had been thinking of irresistible sweet times ahead when he would meet the Lord in person, he quickly came across the sea. The monkeys noticed Vibhishan coming and thought he might be some special messenger form the side of Ravan hence they put him under watch  and came to their king Sugreev to convey to him this news. Sugreev in turn told Shri Ram, “O Ram, please note that brother of Dashanan Sugreev has to see you (Sugreev emphasized on the fact that he was someone close to Ravan hence must be as much an enemy).”

Lord Shri Ram took the news with equanimity and responded by saying, “O Friend, what is there to take confirmation from me, just get him here.” Sugreev, not taking the opinion of Shri Ram as considered one reverted, “O King of Men (addressing Lord as an ordinary king in the present circumstances only to make Him see the worldly side of the possibilities), the Mayic ways (i e the stealth and deceit) of the demons are hard to be known; it is therefore difficult to judge what for this Kamruup (a person with capacity to assume desired forms and personalities) has come here. This hard nosed fool might have come to explore and get our secrets, to assess our strengths. What i prefer is to keep him here tied and watched over.”

Shri Ram appreciated the point of view and replied, “Friend, you have applied the appropriate principles of policy but i am resolved to steal the fear of those who seek my shelter.” This statement of the Lord amused and pleased Hanuman (as he was aware of the real character of Vibhishan) and thought that Bhagwaan Shri Ram has not forgotten to be soft and affectionate towards those who seek His shelter (in His avatar form too).

The words of the Lord that reverberated through mind of Hanuman were, “It is in fact even ordinarily so that  those who shun and turn away those seeking refuge from them fearing that it might not be in their best interest, such poor people are the worst sinners themselves; it is harmful even to look at them (i e it is futile even to try and find some good in their refusal to help the asylum seeker).”

We have now covered up to Doha 43 of Sundar 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 DCIII

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

अस कहि चला बिभीषनु जबहीं। आयूहीन भए सब तबहीं।।
साधु अवग्या तुरत भवानी। कर कल्यान अखिल कै हानी।।
रावन जबहिं बिभीषन त्यागा। भयउ बिभव बिनु तबहिं अभागा।।
चलेउ हरषि रघुनायक पाहीं। करत मनोरथ बहु मन माहीं।।
देखिहउँ जाइ चरन जलजाता। अरुन मृदुल सेवक सुखदाता।।
जे पद परसि तरी रिषिनारी। दंडक कानन पावनकारी।।
जे पद जनकसुताँ उर लाए। कपट कुरंग संग धर धाए।।
हर उर सर सरोज पद जेई। अहोभाग्य मै देखिहउँ तेई।।
दो0= जिन्ह पायन्ह के पादुकन्हि भरतु रहे मन लाइ।
ते पद आजु बिलोकिहउँ इन्ह नयनन्हि अब जाइ।।42।।

We covered up to Doha 42 of Sundar kand in Ramcharit Mans of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Right after Vibhishan left Ravan’s place, badly hurt and dishonored, declaring as he did lastly, all the ones left behind had their fate sealed, only awaiting the impending death. “It isn’t unusual, Bhavani (Parvati), ” said Lord Shiv, “whenever a Sadhu (saint) is ill treated and brushed off disrespectfully, it invariably results in loss of every thing and takes away all kind of blessings. Ravan, in that light, became devoid of all his opulence, riches and power immediately up on forsaking Vibhishan in an undeserved manner.”

Vibhishan on the other hand set on a course, with great aplomb and delight, to meet Raghunayak Shri Ram; he nursed very many heartfelt wishes for this occasion. He hoped to have a glimpse of lotus feet of Shri Ram which he knew would be pinkish being unsullied and soft and which always are source of immense pleasure for servants and devotees. Vibhishan was reminded of the episode when Ahalya, consort of Rishi Gautam, got liberated after touch of those feet of the Lord which had sanctified the cursed Dandak forest while He walked across. He hoped to see the very same feet of the Lord which Janaksuta Sita used to rest on her bosom and keeps in her heart all the time; which also chased the deceptive deer (up on Sita’s insistence). He praised his own luck at the prospect of having look of the same feet of the Lord which remain present like lotus in the heart’s lake of Lord Shiv.

Vishishan’s resolve was only this that he would fix his gaze on those feet of the Lord which had worn those sandals which gave Bharat reason to stay back in Ayodhya and helped his heart find solace (in times of separation and resulting hardship).

(Vibhishan relished the Leelas of the Lord in his heart while going to meet the Lord. The various actions and deeds of Shri Ram have a deep meaning and mark of righteousness and the ultimate Dharma but all this reflects in ones’ heart when pondered over and over again. When this is done i e the Katha of Shri Ram is remembered continuously, a time comes when the devotee happens to meet the Lord.)

We have now covered up to Doha 42 of Sundar 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 DCII

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

बुध पुरान श्रुति संमत बानी। कही बिभीषन नीति बखानी।।
सुनत दसानन उठा रिसाई। खल तोहि निकट मुत्यु अब आई।।
जिअसि सदा सठ मोर जिआवा। रिपु कर पच्छ मूढ़ तोहि भावा।।
कहसि न खल अस को जग माहीं। भुज बल जाहि जिता मैं नाही।।
मम पुर बसि तपसिन्ह पर प्रीती। सठ मिलु जाइ तिन्हहि कहु नीती।।
अस कहि कीन्हेसि चरन प्रहारा। अनुज गहे पद बारहिं बारा।।
उमा संत कइ इहइ बड़ाई। मंद करत जो करइ भलाई।।
तुम्ह पितु सरिस भलेहिं मोहि मारा। रामु भजें हित नाथ तुम्हारा।।
सचिव संग लै नभ पथ गयऊ। सबहि सुनाइ कहत अस भयऊ।।
दो0=रामु सत्यसंकल्प प्रभु सभा कालबस तोरि।
मै रघुबीर सरन अब जाउँ देहु जनि खोरि।।41।।

We covered up to Doha 40 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Though Vibhishan told Ravan all those finer points of Niti (policy) which would find endorsement from the wise as well as mention in the Puranas and the Vedas too (which are taken as final word) yet Dashanan Ravan got up much angered and said, “O Rascal, it seems your end has come near; you have lived always with my support and have enjoyed life because I let you enjoy, O Stupid. Now, you, a dimwit, find the stand of my enemy as good. Why don’t you, O Fool, tell who is left to be won over by the might of my arms.

“You live in my kingdom but have affection for those ascetics, why not then you, a dumb fellow, go and join them and tell what is right policy to follow.”

Saying so (and abusing Vibhishan in every sentence) Ravan hit Vibhishan with his foot but Vibhishan, the younger brother, on the contrary kept trying to hold his feet showing reverence. Lord Shiv tells Parvati at this point, “O Uma, this is way of saints (which is appreciated all over) that they wish to ensure welfare of also those who treat them horribly (their intention remains to extend positive help even to those who hurt them and belittle them).”

At last Vibhishan could only say, “You have hit me (and I take no offence) as I hold you no less than my father but I would still say, O Master, that your well-being and your real interest lies only in adoring and worshiping Lord Ram.” With these words Vibhishan left along with his confidant taking sky route and telling loudly for everyone to listen also, “Ram is the same Lord who is ever resolved to uphold truth while your entire court is now in grip of death (for siding with what is against the essence of truth); I am leaving you and going to seek shelter under Rabhveer Shri Ram, you must not ever blame me for this in future (the worldly providers may go against any time, the real protection comes from only the Lord).”

We have now covered up to Doha 41 of Sundar 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 DCI

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

माल्यवंत अति सचिव सयाना। तासु बचन सुनि अति सुख माना।।
तात अनुज तव नीति बिभूषन। सो उर धरहु जो कहत बिभीषन।।
रिपु उतकरष कहत सठ दोऊ। दूरि न करहु इहाँ हइ कोऊ।।
माल्यवंत गृह गयउ बहोरी। कहइ बिभीषनु पुनि कर जोरी।।
सुमति कुमति सब कें उर रहहीं। नाथ पुरान निगम अस कहहीं।।
जहाँ सुमति तहँ संपति नाना। जहाँ कुमति तहँ बिपति निदाना।।
तव उर कुमति बसी बिपरीता। हित अनहित मानहु रिपु प्रीता।।
कालराति निसिचर कुल केरी। तेहि सीता पर प्रीति घनेरी।।
दो0-तात चरन गहि मागउँ राखहु मोर दुलार।
सीत देहु राम कहुँ अहित न होइ तुम्हार।।40।।

We covered up to Doha 40 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

There was a minister by name of Malyavant (he was an elder relative of Ravan through his mother) and was very insightful and intelligent, he felt very happy listening to words of wisdom coming from Vibhishan and said, “O Taat, your younger brother Vibhishan is like an outstanding ornament in your family and understands the crux of policy (at personal level as well as state level) hence you must take seriously what he has said and accept it.”

The words of Malyavant enraged Ravan and he shouted, “These two fools remain busy only in spelling out the greatness and superiority of my enemy, is there some one there to remove them out of my sight.” This was enough of a signal for Malyavant to leave the place and therefore he left for home. But Vibhishan being younger, once again came forward with hands folded to tell Ravan, “Master, wisdom and sense as well as stupidity and bad ideas form part of every one’s psyche, the Vedas and Puranas so speak; where there is wisdom and sense there awaits riches and prosperity but reversely where there is inept and nonsensical attitude ruling one’s heart the result ought to be as only bad and misfortune to be faced in the end.

“In your own heart the wrong kind of thinking has become embedded only to bring adversity to the fore; you have taken what is in your interest as some thing against your interest and therefore you now take those who love you and are affectionate towards you as enemies of yours. You have become obsessed with Sita who in fact is like the night of death for the family of demons.

“O Brother, I grab your feet and beg you to give respect to my affection for you; I only wish that return Sita back to Shri Ram so that no harm or hurt comes your way.”

(Here we can see that those who really love, particularly a family member, will never let harm come to the loved ones but there is limit to what they can do in absence of total lack of wisdom and appreciation at the other end.)

We have now covered up to Doha 40 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shanakr ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranaam!

Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DC

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

तात राम नहिं नर भूपाला। भुवनेस्वर कालहु कर काला।।
ब्रह्म अनामय अज भगवंता। ब्यापक अजित अनादि अनंता।।
गो द्विज धेनु देव हितकारी। कृपासिंधु मानुष तनुधारी।।
जन रंजन भंजन खल ब्राता। बेद धर्म रच्छक सुनु भ्राता।।
ताहि बयरु तजि नाइअ माथा। प्रनतारति भंजन रघुनाथा।।
देहु नाथ प्रभु कहुँ बैदेही। भजहु राम बिनु हेतु सनेही।।
सरन गएँ प्रभु ताहु न त्यागा। बिस्व द्रोह कृत अघ जेहि लागा।।
जासु नाम त्रय ताप नसावन। सोइ प्रभु प्रगट समुझु जियँ रावन।।
दो0-बार बार पद लागउँ बिनय करउँ दससीस।
परिहरि मान मोह मद भजहु कोसलाधीस।।39(क)।।
मुनि पुलस्ति निज सिष्य सन कहि पठई यह बात।
तुरत सो मैं प्रभु सन कही पाइ सुअवसरु तात।।39(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 38 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Vibhishan further told Ravan, “O Brother, Ram is not just a man as he appears nor is just a satrap; He is the Lord of universe and more than that he is the one who is master of time itself, the time might last but he remains. He is the Brahman who has no afflictions or weakness of any kind, He is the same unborn person whom we know as God; so therefore He pervades all over, is unwinnable, has no beginning or an end. The real purpose of His coming as avatar on earth in the form of a human is to save the earth itself (who once prayed taking form a cow to be protected from excesses of the wicked), to save also the Brahmins, the cows, and the gods and ensure their welfare and why not He is the ocean of mercy (and therefore can never remain unconcerned regarding the woes of all those mentioned earlier).

“As Ram He delights people and particularly His devotees and is always ready to destroy the spell of the immoral and perverse. Know Him to be savior of the spirit of Vedas and the Dharma enshrined in them, My Dear Brother. You must drop the attitude of animosity towards Him and must bow down to Him; He as Raghunath, the Superior one among Raghus, always removes the woes and troubles of those who take refuse under Him.

“O Master, send back Vaidehi Sita to her Lord and worship Shri Ram who is affectionate towards all without expectations. Not only this He is such a Lord who never shuns a person who comes to take shelter under Him even if he be a big sinner like a tormentor of masses. Whose name itself is enough to destroy afflictions of all three type (of body, of mind and related to environment), the same Lord has manifested Himself as Ram, understand this thoroughly, O Ravan (here Vibhishan did not mince words to convey to Ravan what Vibhishan thought really was i e the one at the root of all troubles of all in those times).”

Vibhishan then applied balm to the hurt ego of Ravan thinking that angered too much he might not take the advice by politely saying, “O Dashsheesh Ravan, I am ready to bow down at your feet time and again and tell you most humbly that you must get over your vanity, your stupor and delusions and pray to Shri Ram, the Lord of Kaushala (Vibhishan practically demonstrated before Ravan that though he knew his reality but was still bowing down to him subsiding his own ego, an act of a well wisher).

“Muni Pulatsya (our grand sire), had conveyed this to me through one of his disciples and I have told the same message promptly to you, My Master, finding an opportune moment (Vibhishan acted as a gentleman by disowning to be an author of this message of wisdom though what he said was his own view and belief too, and also for Ravan could reject it out rightly taking it be an advice from a junior and a younger relative. Such thinking is sign of a real wellwisher).”

We have now covered up to Doha 39 of Sundar 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 DXCIX

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

सोइ रावन कहुँ बनि सहाई। अस्तुति करहिं सुनाइ सुनाई।।
अवसर जानि बिभीषनु आवा। भ्राता चरन सीसु तेहिं नावा।।
पुनि सिरु नाइ बैठ निज आसन। बोला बचन पाइ अनुसासन।।
जौ कृपाल पूँछिहु मोहि बाता। मति अनुरुप कहउँ हित ताता।।
जो आपन चाहै कल्याना। सुजसु सुमति सुभ गति सुख नाना।।
सो परनारि लिलार गोसाईं। तजउ चउथि के चंद कि नाई।।
चौदह भुवन एक पति होई। भूतद्रोह तिष्टइ नहिं सोई।।
गुन सागर नागर नर जोऊ। अलप लोभ भल कहइ न कोऊ।।
दो0- काम क्रोध मद लोभ सब नाथ नरक के पंथ।
सब परिहरि रघुबीरहि भजहु भजहिं जेहि संत।।38।।

We covered up to Doha 37 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last and this is further to it.

The practice of listening to what Ravan wished for became the order of the day and everyone of his minister kept pleasing him by praises and misplaced appreciation. Vibhishan however was one who was different type and came forward finding a suitable moment and bowed down at feet of his brother Ravan; he then bowed again standing up before taking his seat.

Vibhishan first sought permission to speak and then began to advice Ravan, “O gracious brother, in response to what you have wanted us to give opinion about, i will explain it according to what I believe in and what would be in your interest and welfare. Who ever wishes to ensure his well being and auspicious times, his fame and righteous wisdom stay unharmed and his continued welfare and comforts, should shun attraction for the forehead of a woman belonging to another, my lord, it should be seen as inauspicious as the moon of the forth night of waxing period (as it is commonly considered to be bringing bad luck and bad name).

“A sole master and lord of the fourteen spheres also has never been able to stay safe and happy by resorting to harm and harass the subjects and living beings.. A person might be an ocean of virtues and very civilized, he would still not be called a gentleman and honorable if he has even a slight touch of greed in his personality.

“O Master, lust, anger, arrogance and greed etc are verily such ways that lead to hell only hence get over all these appalling defects and engage in worship of Raghuveer Shri Ram who is adored by the saints all the time.”

we have now covered up to Doha 38 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal