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

पूँछहीन बानर तहँ जाइहि। तब सठ निज नाथहि लइ आइहि।।
जिन्ह कै कीन्हसि बहुत बड़ाई। देखेउँûमैं तिन्ह कै प्रभुताई।।
बचन सुनत कपि मन मुसुकाना। भइ सहाय सारद मैं जाना।।
जातुधान सुनि रावन बचना। लागे रचैं मूढ़ सोइ रचना।।
रहा न नगर बसन घृत तेला। बाढ़ी पूँछ कीन्ह कपि खेला।।
कौतुक कहँ आए पुरबासी। मारहिं चरन करहिं बहु हाँसी।।
बाजहिं ढोल देहिं सब तारी। नगर फेरि पुनि पूँछ प्रजारी।।
पावक जरत देखि हनुमंता। भयउ परम लघु रुप तुरंता।।
निबुकि चढ़ेउ कपि कनक अटारीं। भई सभीत निसाचर नारीं।।
दो0-हरि प्रेरित तेहि अवसर चले मरुत उनचास।
अट्टहास करि गर्जéा कपि बढ़ि लाग अकास।।25।।

We covered up to Doha 24 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Giving vent to his feelings for Hanuman, Ravan further told, “When the monkey without a tail will go back to his master then may be this fool brings him back here. This will give me an occasion to see the substance and glory of the one whom the monkey had so profusely praised.”

Hanuman, the monkey, laughed within when he heard Ravan speak thus and concluded that the Goddess Saraswati has been kind to him (that Vibhishan and others uttered suitable words which Ravan valued, this must be taken as divine intervention only because none planned or practiced what happened there).

The demons began to carry out exactly what their master Ravan had just told (none cared to weigh the consequences, one man show has this kind of weakness). All available oil and Ghee (butter-oil) in city was collected without leaving a drop even and also the rags in the same manner and whole of it was used up in wrapping the tail. The monkey also playfully extended his tail. The citizens came from all over to watch the spectacle and rejoiced by kicking the monkey. They beat the drums and clapped in unison. They later took the monkey all around the city and then put fire to his tail. When Hanuman saw the flames of fire, he assumed quite small form instantly to wriggle out and taking a high jump he climbed the roof top of the golden mansion. This made the female demons cringe with fear.

Winds of all assumed kinds (forty-nine types) began to blow gustily as per will of Hari, the Lord; the monkey too made a big noise through his loud laugh and began to grow to touch the skies.

We have now covered up toDoha 25 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Gosami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DLXXXV

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

जदपि कहि कपि अति हित बानी। भगति बिबेक बिरति नय सानी।।
बोला बिहसि महा अभिमानी। मिला हमहि कपि गुर बड़ ग्यानी।।
मृत्यु निकट आई खल तोही। लागेसि अधम सिखावन मोही।।
उलटा होइहि कह हनुमाना। मतिभ्रम तोर प्रगट मैं जाना।।
सुनि कपि बचन बहुत खिसिआना। बेगि न हरहुँ मूढ़ कर प्राना।।
सुनत निसाचर मारन धाए। सचिवन्ह सहित बिभीषनु आए।I
नाइ सीस करि बिनय बहूता। नीति बिरोध न मारिअ दूता।।
आन दंड कछु करिअ गोसाँई। सबहीं कहा मंत्र भल भाई।।
सुनत बिहसि बोला दसकंधर। अंग भंग करि पठइअ बंदर।।
दो-कपि कें ममता पूँछ पर सबहि कहउँ समुझाइ।
तेल बोरि पट बाँधि पुनि पावक देहु लगाइ।।24।।

We covered up to Doha 23 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this further to it.

Though Hanuman, the monkey, delivered Ravan some piece of very beneficial and just advice which contained lessons in Bhakti, Vivek (wisdom and discretion) and Virati (dispassion) yet Ravan, the one who happened to be totally egoistic and under spell of very heightened arrogance, announced laughingly, “Oh, i find before me a money as a very enlightened Guru,” and then told Hanuman, “O Rascal, seems your death has come very near to you that you, a lowly creature, has undertaken to sermonize me.” To this Hanuman replied by saying, “the reverse might happen, i clearly see you deluded in mind.”

Listening to words of the monkey (Hanuman), Ravan became greatly annoyed and peeved, and shouted, “why not someone end the life of this fool.” The demons in court of Ravan rushed to kill him but stopped seeing Vibhishan making an entry at that precise moment. Vibhishan bowed his head before Ravan and beseeched him much that an envoy should not be killed for it will be against the state’s policy and diplomatic norm; he said, “O Great Master, better punish him in some more suitable manner.” Vibhishan’s opinion was backed by many and Ravan too agreeably laughed and said, “Alright, maim and disfigure the monkey and send him back.

“Let all understand that a monkey has special attachment to its tail hence wrap it in cloth drenched in oil and then put fire to it.”

(Hanuman felt obliged within and thought that it was only true that as a monkey he was very much attached to his tail and Ravan has only devised to end that attachment too; he knew attachment to any thing is only bad.)

We have now covered up to Doha 24 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivllabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DLXXXIV

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

 

राम चरन पंकज उर धरहू। लंका अचल राज तुम्ह करहू।।
रिषि पुलिस्त जसु बिमल मंयका। तेहि ससि महुँ जनि होहु कलंका।।
राम नाम बिनु गिरा न सोहा। देखु बिचारि त्यागि मद मोहा।।
बसन हीन नहिं सोह सुरारी। सब भूषण भूषित बर नारी।।
राम बिमुख संपति प्रभुताई। जाइ रही पाई बिनु पाई।।
सजल मूल जिन्ह सरितन्ह नाहीं। बरषि गए पुनि तबहिं सुखाहीं।।
सुनु दसकंठ कहउँ पन रोपी। बिमुख राम त्राता नहिं कोपी।।
संकर सहस बिष्नु अज तोही। सकहिं न राखि राम कर द्रोही।।
दो0-मोहमूल बहु सूल प्रद त्यागहु तम अभिमान।
भजहु राम रघुनायक कृपा सिंधु भगवान।।23।।

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

Hanuman gave Ravan low down on many more points by saying, “You may keep imprinted the feet of Shri Ram on your heart and rule over Lanka without break for a long long time (as the kingdom of Lanka is not at the bottom of conflict). You must not be blot on the clean and moon like shining fame and glory of Rishi Pulastya (Ravan’s ancestor). You will realize that nobody’s speech is liked or is worth if its not laced with Ram-naam, the name of the Lord but this realization will come only when you shun arrogance and obsession; O Surari, the enemy of gods, a woman though very well ornamented does not look decent. If one is opposed to Ram, the Lord, all his wealth and majesty goes away, it should be seen as gone right when it is acquired, in such a case.

“The rivers which don’t have a perennial source of water of their own get dried right after rain is over. Listen O Dashkanttha (demon having ten throats (here Hanuman meant that Ravan might have tens of arguments to make), I tell you just this by taking one stand and pledge that for the one who is inimical to Shri Ram, none can be his savior. Innumerable Brahmas, Vishnus and Shakaras (one of whom you have pleased with your penance) can’t save you simply because you have chosen to be hostile to Shri Ram.

“Lastly, learn that at the root of delusion which causes innumerable pricks is the false price born of Tamas (the Guna that keeps in darkness and stupor) and it should be got over with; you must instead begin to worship and remember Raghunayak Shri Ram, who is none other than the most merciful Lord Himself.”

We have now covered up to Doha 23 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 DLXXXIII

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

जानउँ मैं तुम्हारि प्रभुताई। सहसबाहु सन परी लराई।।
समर बालि सन करि जसु पावा। सुनि कपि बचन बिहसि बिहरावा।।
खायउँ फल प्रभु लागी भूँखा। कपि सुभाव तें तोरेउँ रूखा।।
सब कें देह परम प्रिय स्वामी। मारहिं मोहि कुमारग गामी।।
जिन्ह मोहि मारा ते मैं मारे। तेहि पर बाँधेउ तनयँ तुम्हारे।।
मोहि न कछु बाँधे कइ लाजा। कीन्ह चहउँ निज प्रभु कर काजा।।
बिनती करउँ जोरि कर रावन। सुनहु मान तजि मोर सिखावन।।
देखहु तुम्ह निज कुलहि बिचारी। भ्रम तजि भजहु भगत भय हारी।।
जाकें डर अति काल डेराई। जो सुर असुर चराचर खाई।।
तासों बयरु कबहुँ नहिं कीजै। मोरे कहें जानकी दीजै।।
दो0-प्रनतपाल रघुनायक करुना सिंधु खरारि।
गएँ सरन प्रभु राखिहैं तव अपराध बिसारि।।22।।

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

Hanuman further told Ravan, “I know about your lordliness and about your valor, once you had occasion to fight with King Sahasbahu (and lost) and then you became famous after engaging in war with Bali (when you lost to him too).”

When Ravan listened to the monkeys sarcastic references to his encounters where he had tasted defeats, he simply laughed to ward off his embarrassment. Hanuman then came to the point ‘why he did what he did’ and said, “O Master, i ate the fruits in order to satiate my hunger and it was just the display of my natural temperament that the trees were destroyed too. Everybody loves his body the most, O Swami, and those who tread on wrong path mostly began to inflict injuries on me. Who hurt me were hurt back by me and were killed in the process but your son has still captured me (though I retaliated in self-defense which never is an offence).

“Getting tied with ropes is not something I am ashamed of, the fact is that I want to accomplish the task of my own Lord (which includes having an interaction with you), I therefore submit humbly to you that you listen to my beneficial advice without being arrogant and stubborn (which subdues the capacity to grasp the substance of the matter). Just look at your family (who should remain safe) and decide; just get over the your delusion and worship the one who dispels the fear of the Bhaktas (i e the Supreme Lord). It is Him who is feared by even the Kaal i e death; the death which devours gods, demons as well as other things and beings whether moving or stationery, with passage of time.

“You must not ever make Him your enemy and taking my advice you must return Janki Sita (i e return the Mayic power of the Lord which only should remain with the Lord, those trying to capture it will only see their own destruction; to think that total control can be established over the natural power of the Lord is to call for own destruction).

“Raghunayak (the leader of Raghus) Shri Ram, is savior of those who seek refuge under Him, He is abundantly merciful and is known to have killed demon Khar (literal meaning of Khar is evil character); if you come under His protection and shelter you will be kept unharmed and safe, and your sins and misdeeds will be forgotten by Him.”

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

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabhi Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DLXXXII

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

कह लंकेस कवन तैं कीसा। केहिं के बल घालेहि बन खीसा।।
की धौं श्रवन सुनेहि नहिं मोही। देखउँ अति असंक सठ तोही।।
मारे निसिचर केहिं अपराधा। कहु सठ तोहि न प्रान कइ बाधा।।
सुन रावन ब्रह्मांड निकाया। पाइ जासु बल बिरचित माया।।
जाकें बल बिरंचि हरि ईसा। पालत सृजत हरत दससीसा।
जा बल सीस धरत सहसानन। अंडकोस समेत गिरि कानन।।
धरइ जो बिबिध देह सुरत्राता। तुम्ह ते सठन्ह सिखावनु दाता।
हर कोदंड कठिन जेहि भंजा। तेहि समेत नृप दल मद गंजा।।
खर दूषन त्रिसिरा अरु बाली। बधे सकल अतुलित बलसाली।।
दो0-जाके बल लवलेस तें जितेहु चराचर झारि।
तासु दूत मैं जा करि हरि आनेहु प्रिय नारि।।21।

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

Ravan, the king of Lanka, though worried and sad,  wished to know many things from monkey hence asked, “O Monkey, who are you, under whose authority did you destroy the orchard and the plantation. Have you never had occasion to hear about me; I find you totally dumb and very careless and unconcerned. What wrong had my people committed that you killed them. O Fool, just tell if you did not have fear for your own life.”

Hanuman replied coolly, ” Listen, O Ravan, who grants the strength and ability to Maya with which she creates the universe; whose power is behind Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh enabling them to create, sustain and destroy; with the power of whom the Seshnaag is able to balance over head the various planets including the mountains and forests; who comes taking myriad forms (as avatars) to rescue the gods from troubles and to teach tough lessons to fools like you: who broke the tough and rigid bow of Lord Shiv and in the act stole the pride  of the whole body of kings; who killed your brothers Khar, Dushan and Trishira and who killed Bali too, all of whom were known to be immensely powerful; with a fraction of whose power you have won over the entire lot of beings whether moving or stationery, I am the messenger and scout of the same one. You have abducted the beloved spouse of Him only.”

(Hanuman conveyed to Ravan that he had acted against none other than the Almighty Lord who routinely takes avatars to help gods and punish the arrogant wrong-doers like him, giving him subtle advice to mend ways as otherwise it will end in Ravan’s own annihilation too.)

We have now covered up to Doha 21 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

 

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!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DLXXX

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

सुनि सुत बध लंकेस रिसाना। पठएसि मेघनाद बलवाना।।
मारसि जनि सुत बांधेसु ताही। देखिअ कपिहि कहाँ कर आही।।
चला इंद्रजित अतुलित जोधा। बंधु निधन सुनि उपजा क्रोधा।।
कपि देखा दारुन भट आवा। कटकटाइ गर्जा अरु धावा।।
अति बिसाल तरु एक उपारा। बिरथ कीन्ह लंकेस कुमारा।।
रहे महाभट ताके संगा। गहि गहि कपि मर्दइ निज अंगा।।
तिन्हहि निपाति ताहि सन बाजा। भिरे जुगल मानहुँ गजराजा।
मुठिका मारि चढ़ा तरु जाई। ताहि एक छन मुरुछा आई।।
उठि बहोरि कीन्हिसि बहु माया। जीति न जाइ प्रभंजन जाया।।
दो0-ब्रह्म अस्त्र तेहिं साँधा कपि मन कीन्ह बिचार।
जौं न ब्रह्मसर मानउँ महिमा मिटइ अपार।।19।।

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

Ravan, the King of Lanka, so far confident, now became angry when he listened of the demise of his son; he then asked Meghnad, the tenacious and tough son of his, to go and confront Hanuman and instructed further saying, “O Son, you may better not kill him straight away, rather bring him tied down before me. I want to see where this monkey has come from (Ravan had never felt threatened by humans and monkeys but Hanuman had defied his conception of a monkey).”

The peerless warrior Indrajit ie Meghnad left there; he was already furious knowing that his brother had been killed by the monkey. Hanuman, the monkey, noted that this time a formidable fighter had come; grinding his teeth and roaring, Hanuman also rushed towards him holding a big tree, uprooted it from the ground. Striking with that tree Hanuman destroyed the chariot of the son of king of Lanka i e Meghnad and brought him down on the ground. Hanuman crushed also the accompanying soldiers with limbs of his own body, later he engaged himself with Meghnad. Both of them began fighting like two king elephants fight in the jungle. Hanuman then struck a forceful blow with his fist which made Meghnad go unconscious for a while. Regaining sense, Meghnad resorted to his Mayic tricks but Hanuman, born of wind, proved non-conquerable.

At last, Meghnad trained Brahmastra (the weapon given by Brahma) which made Hanuman rethink; Hanuman thought if he doesn’t respect the arrow of Brahma it will spoil the glory of Brahma (Hanuman as avatar of Lord Shiv did not want to belittle the influence of fellow member of trinity Brahma by refusing to remain unaffected by his weapon while on earth).

We have now covered up to Doha 19 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 DLXXIX

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

चलेउ नाइ सिरु पैठेउ बागा। फल खाएसि तरु तोरैं लागा।।
रहे तहाँ बहु भट रखवारे। कछु मारेसि कछु जाइ पुकारे।।
नाथ एक आवा कपि भारी। तेहिं असोक बाटिका उजारी।।
खाएसि फल अरु बिटप उपारे। रच्छक मर्दि मर्दि महि डारे।।
सुनि रावन पठए भट नाना। तिन्हहि देखि गर्जेउ हनुमाना।।
सब रजनीचर कपि संघारे। गए पुकारत कछु अधमारे।।
पुनि पठयउ तेहिं अच्छकुमारा। चला संग लै सुभट अपारा।।
आवत देखि बिटप गहि तर्जा। ताहि निपाति महाधुनि गर्जा।।
दो0-कछु मारेसि कछु मर्देसि कछु मिलएसि धरि धूरि।
कछु पुनि जाइ पुकारे प्रभु मर्कट बल भूरि।।18।।

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

Once Sita gave permission to eat the fruits, bowing his head before Sita, Hanuman entered the orchard and began to eat fruits as well as damage and uproot them too as per the nature of the creed he belonged to (Hanuman might have thought to stop the supply of nourishment to demons). The host of guards who were there to protect the place were either killed by Hanuman or ran away crying for help (Hanuman must have thought to pick a fight deliberately to test their strength).

The soldiers who escaped from there informed Ravan that a big monkey had come and had destroyed the Ashok Vatika and that while eating fruits he had also uprooted the trees and many of the guards were crushed to death by him. This prompted Ravan to send many more warriors to deal with Hanuman. When Hanuman saw them coming he made big roaring sound and finished them all but some nearly dead went back crying. Ravan now took it as a challenging event and sent his own son Akshaykumar (‘akshay’ literally means indestructible) who went there accompanied by a big contingent of warriors. Hanuman confronted him holding a big tree as soon he saw Akshaykumar and after finishing him too Hanuman roared and boomed in a big way once again.

Rest of the warriors were either killed by Hanuman or were crushed to ground and smeared with dust. Only a few escaped the fury of Hanuman and informed Ravan saying, “Master, the monkey’s power is immense and matchless.”

We have now covered up to Doha 18 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 DLXXVIII

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

मन संतोष सुनत कपि बानी। भगति प्रताप तेज बल सानी।।
आसिष दीन्हि रामप्रिय जाना। होहु तात बल सील निधाना।।
अजर अमर गुननिधि सुत होहू। करहुँ बहुत रघुनायक छोहू।।
करहुँ कृपा प्रभु अस सुनि काना। निर्भर प्रेम मगन हनुमाना।।
बार बार नाएसि पद सीसा। बोला बचन जोरि कर कीसा।।
अब कृतकृत्य भयउँ मैं माता। आसिष तव अमोघ बिख्याता।।
सुनहु मातु मोहि अतिसय भूखा। लागि देखि सुंदर फल रूखा।।
सुनु सुत करहिं बिपिन रखवारी। परम सुभट रजनीचर भारी।।
तिन्ह कर भय माता मोहि नाहीं। जौं तुम्ह सुख मानहु मन माहीं।।
दो0-देखि बुद्धि बल निपुन कपि कहेउ जानकीं जाहु।
रघुपति चरन हृदयँ धरि तात मधुर फल खाहु।।17।।

We covered up to Doha 16 of Sundar kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Sita now was fully satisfied after listening to monkey’s speech which was laced with Bhakti for the Lord and mentioned His magnanimity, glory and power; she gave her blessings to Hanuman now fully aware that he was most dear to Ram, the Lord and said, “O Taat, may you posses a lot of strength and be very virtuous. O Son, may you become indestructible and immortal besides having host of good qualities and may the leader of Raghus, Shri Ram, have immense affection for you and shower graces on you.”

As soon as Hanuman listened to Sita speak the words “May you haves graces of Lord showered on you”, he became totally dependent on Lord whatever be the circumstances and lost in enjoying His love for himself. Hanuman, the monkey then put his head down at the feet of Sita time and again and spoke with folded hands, “O Mother, what I desired ever to achieve in life is now granted to me as your blessings never ever are found to be inadequate or failing.

“But, O Mother, i must tell you also that i am feeling hungry in a big way right now as i am seeing beautiful fruit hanging on the trees around (here Hanuman indicates that even the greatest of Bhaktas who mainly have hunger for spirituality, have the need to feed the body too).”

Sita then replied by saying, “O Son, the demonic soldiers of immense strength are guarding this garden of fruits (here Sita did not say that the fruits or trees belonged to the demons establishing the principle that natural resources are to be used by the needy and if someone lays claim over them it is to be resisted and revolted against).”

Hanuman took the cue and told, “O Mother, I don’t have any fear of them, if you (as the real provider of all) feel pleased within.”

Janki Sita, observing the wisdom, strength and the expertise of Hanuman, lastly told him, “O Taat, go and enjoy the sweetness of fruits but be aware to have the attention fixed at the feet of Raghupati Shri Ram in your heart (indicating that in fact its the Lord who is the real provider).”

We have now covered up to Doha 17 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 DLXXVII

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

जौं रघुबीर होति सुधि पाई। करते नहिं बिलंबु रघुराई।।
रामबान रबि उएँ जानकी। तम बरूथ कहँ जातुधान की।।
अबहिं मातु मैं जाउँ लवाई। प्रभु आयसु नहिं राम दोहाई।।
कछुक दिवस जननी धरु धीरा। कपिन्ह सहित अइहहिं रघुबीरा।।
निसिचर मारि तोहि लै जैहहिं। तिहुँ पुर नारदादि जसु गैहहिं।।
हैं सुत कपि सब तुम्हहि समाना। जातुधान अति भट बलवाना।।
मोरें हृदय परम संदेहा। सुनि कपि प्रगट कीन्ह निज देहा।।
कनक भूधराकार सरीरा। समर भयंकर अतिबल बीरा।।
सीता मन भरोस तब भयऊ। पुनि लघु रूप पवनसुत लयऊ।।
दो0-सुनु माता साखामृग नहिं बल बुद्धि बिसाल।
प्रभु प्रताप तें गरुड़हि खाइ परम लघु ब्याल।।16।।

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

Hanuman then went on to tell Sita, “If Shri Raghuveer Shri Ram had an inkling about your whereabouts, the king of Raghus would not have let time pass and delay happen; O Mother Janki, the dark forces of demons would not have any existence right when the sun like RanvaaNN, the arrow of Shri Ram, would appear on the horizon.

“I would have taken you along to Shri Ram right away,O Mother, alas I have don’t have permission of the Lord to do so, I tell you this swearing by Shri Ram. O Janani (biological mother, Lord’s Maya is no less than a biological mother in reality too as our bodies are created by material produced by Maya of the Lord), have patience for just a few days and Shri Raghuveer will come along with army of monkeys; He will then kill the demons and would take you back. Narad and other Munis will sing glories of the Lord in all three worlds by telling the account of His win over the demons.”

Sita was still skeptical and expressed her doubt saying, “O Son, all the monkeys would be like you only while the demons are much more powerful as soldiers. This generates doubt in my heart.” As soon as Hanuman, the monkey, heard this, he displayed his expended body which looked like a mountain of gold, looked as formidably ferocious to fight and having immense power. This convinced Sita and Hanuman, the son of wind god, then assumed his normal self and said,

“Listen O Mother, i am still an animal jumping about the tree branches and therefore i don’t have an intellect or strength to talk about; it is just so that through the power, grace and influence of the Lord’s, a tiny snake can devour a Garuda, the king of birds (its the power of the Lord behind big accomplishments by small people).”

We have now covered up to Doha 16 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