Ramcharit Charcha DCXIX

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Rm Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

पूरब दिसि गिरिगुहा निवासी। परम प्रताप तेज बल रासी।।
मत्त नाग तम कुंभ बिदारी। ससि केसरी गगन बन चारी।।
बिथुरे नभ मुकुताहल तारा। निसि सुंदरी केर सिंगारा।।
कह प्रभु ससि महुँ मेचकताई। कहहु काह निज निज मति भाई।।
कह सुग़ीव सुनहु रघुराई। ससि महुँ प्रगट भूमि कै झाँई।।
मारेउ राहु ससिहि कह कोई। उर महँ परी स्यामता सोई।।
कोउ कह जब बिधि रति मुख कीन्हा। सार भाग ससि कर हरि लीन्हा।।
छिद्र सो प्रगट इंदु उर माहीं। तेहि मग देखिअ नभ परिछाहीं।।
प्रभु कह गरल बंधु ससि केरा। अति प्रिय निज उर दीन्ह बसेरा।।
बिष संजुत कर निकर पसारी। जारत बिरहवंत नर नारी।।
दो0-कह हनुमंत सुनहु प्रभु ससि तुम्हारा प्रिय दास।
तव मूरति बिधु उर बसति सोइ स्यामता अभास।।12(क)।।
नवान्हपारायण।। सातवाँ विश्राम
पवन तनय के बचन सुनि बिहँसे रामु सुजान।
दच्छिन दिसि अवलोकि प्रभु बोले कृपा निधान।।12(ख)।।

Lord, philosophizing in light mood, further said, “it has its dwelling in mountain cave in the direction of east, its strength and glory is represented by its great luminosity; this lion in form of moon is walking through ski pompously after smashing the pot of thick darkness that was there resembling a mad elephant. The stars in sky are spread like pearls as if they are there to enhance the beauty of the elegant ladylike night.”

Asking all to join in the Lord said, “what is this darkness that appears on face of the moon, all of may explain it to me according their own judgement.” Sugreev was first to make his point and said,”O Raghuraj Shri Ram, listen to my idea, it is reflection of earth that appears on the moon (as earth has dark green cover of vegetation).”

Another one replied saying, “it is wound caused by Rahuwhen it hit the moon that has become dark.” Yet another said, “when Bhrahma came to give Rati (the beautiful consort of Kaamdev) her face he procured the needed material from the heart region of moon, it is that gap through which the blue sky is lurking.”

The Lord Shri Ram also put his own view across saying, “the moon has poison as his brother (they both were born when the Samudra Manthan i e the agitation of sea by gods and demons had taken place) and is therefore very dear to him and he has placed him right in his heart. Its rays mixed with this poison spread all over making the separated men and women suffer intensely the pangs of separation (Shri Ram indicated that what one intensely feels reflects in all his thinking).”

Now Hanuman came forward and said (confirming that dominant emotion reflects in ones’ thinking), “Listen My Lord, moon is your own servant and dear to you too; he keeps your image in his heart all the time and it is that bluish tinge of yours reflecting there.”

Listening to words of Hanuman, the son of wind-god, the all-knowing Shri Ram smiled and looked in the direction of south before speaking further (establishing that in war-like situation all directions should be paid attention to).

(We must note here that Shri Ram established that good leaders do not wear their badge of superiority on lapel all the time, they are open to share lighter moments like a friend with all alike occasionally.)

This covers up to Doha 12 of Lanka Kand and brings us to seventh rest for a nine day long recital of Ramayan.

देखु बिभीषन दच्छिन आसा। घन घंमड दामिनि बिलासा।।
मधुर मधुर गरजइ घन घोरा। होइ बृष्टि जनि उपल कठोरा।।
कहत बिभीषन सुनहु कृपाला। होइ न तड़ित न बारिद माला।।
लंका सिखर उपर आगारा। तहँ दसकंघर देख अखारा।।
छत्र मेघडंबर सिर धारी। सोइ जनु जलद घटा अति कारी।।
मंदोदरी श्रवन ताटंका। सोइ प्रभु जनु दामिनी दमंका।।
बाजहिं ताल मृदंग अनूपा। सोइ रव मधुर सुनहु सुरभूपा।।
प्रभु मुसुकान समुझि अभिमाना। चाप चढ़ाइ बान संधाना।।
दो0-छत्र मुकुट ताटंक तब हते एकहीं बान।
सबकें देखत महि परे मरमु न कोऊ जान।।13(क)।।
अस कौतुक करि राम सर प्रबिसेउ आइ निषंग।
रावन सभा ससंक सब देखि महा रसभंग।।13(ख)।।

Shri Ram told Vibhishan, “Look towards south, thick clouds are gathering and profuse lightning is noticeable. The intense clouds seem to be making soft sounds and it might rain and even turn in to hail storm.”

Vibhishan then replied, “Listen O Merciful Lord, it is nither lightning nor it is chain of clouds. It is an arena right on top of the high hill in Lana where Ravan, the ten shouldered one, is enjoying events of dance and music. He has a big overhead canopy that looks like dark low lying water laden cloud chain.

“Lord, what looks like flash of lightning is the brightness of ornaments that hang in the ears of Mandodari. The sound coming of different musical instruments is giving impression of soft rumbling in distance, O King of gods.”

Shri Ram, the Lord, now could make out that it was all display of arrogance by Ravan (that he was showing carefree attitude though the army of his enemy had now settled nearby) and He sent forth an arrow placing it on the bow (in most cases the Lord ensures that egoist persons have a cue to impending disaster and be wiser before the event).

That single arrow brought down Ravan’s crown, his umbrella and also the ornaments worn by Mandodari in her ears, to the ground in a flash and none could make out what had happened.

Performing such a miracle the arrow of Shri Ram came back to rest in the quiver itself. The whole assembly of Ravan, now askance, watched the big spoilage of the great entertainment orgy.

We have now covered up to Doha 13 of Lanka 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 DLXXIII

II Shree Guruvey Manah 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

त्रिजटा सन बोली कर जोरी। मातु बिपति संगिनि तैं मोरी।।
तजौं देह करु बेगि उपाई। दुसहु बिरहु अब नहिं सहि जाई।।
आनि काठ रचु चिता बनाई। मातु अनल पुनि देहि लगाई।।
सत्य करहि मम प्रीति सयानी। सुनै को श्रवन सूल सम बानी।।
सुनत बचन पद गहि समुझाएसि। प्रभु प्रताप बल सुजसु सुनाएसि।।
निसि न अनल मिल सुनु सुकुमारी। अस कहि सो निज भवन सिधारी।।
कह सीता बिधि भा प्रतिकूला। मिलहि न पावक मिटिहि न सूला।।
देखिअत प्रगट गगन अंगारा। अवनि न आवत एकउ तारा।।
पावकमय ससि स्त्रवत न आगी। मानहुँ मोहि जानि हतभागी।।
सुनहि बिनय मम बिटप असोका। सत्य नाम करु हरु मम सोका।।
नूतन किसलय अनल समाना। देहि अगिनि जनि करहि निदाना।।
देखि परम बिरहाकुल सीता। सो छन कपिहि कलप सम बीता।।
सो0-कपि करि हृदयँ बिचार दीन्हि मुद्रिका डारी तब।
जनु असोक अंगार दीन्हि हरषि उठि कर गहेउ।।12।।

 

We covered up to Doha 12 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Grief stricken Sita joined hands and told Trijata, “O Mother, you have become my companion in these trying times and adverse circumstances. Now help me in shedding life and find some means to do it. The separation from Lord is unbearable for me now hence bring some dry wood and prepare a pier and light it for me to clime over it. In this way prove your affection for and let me prove my love for the Lord, O Wise Lady, who has capacity to hear piercing words (of Ravan).”

Trijita listened to what Sita said, grabbed her feet and then replied, “O Sukumari (Lady of Tender Age), in hours of night it is difficult to find fire,” and left for her own abode without waiting for response (she knew that best way to deal with someone with suicidal wish is to buy time and postpone discussion on issue).

Lamenting over her condition Sita began to talk to herself saying, “Brahma, the creator, seems to have turned hostile to me, in absence of fire I can not put an end to my strife. Up above in sky there are a lot of balls of fire but none of those stars comes down to earth for me. The moon itself is burning but does not spew fire as if it has taken my fate as sealed. Ashoka (name means end of sorrow) Tree, you may at least come forward and steal my grief and justify your name. Your tender leaves bear resemblance to flame, you may therefore be source of fire and provide the solution.”

Hanuman, the monkey sitting on the tree concealed by leaves watched all that was happening there but this moment of Sita’s  acute pain of separation from Lord was equal to an age for him. Hanuman then pondered for a while and dropped the ring given by the Lord which Sita grabbed happily thinking that Ashok Tree had dropped lighted wood heeding to her request.

We have now covered up to Doha 12 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Janki Vallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

 

 

Ramcharit Charcha DLXXXIX

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

उमा राम सम हित जग माहीं। गुरु पितु मातु बंधु प्रभु नाहीं।।
सुर नर मुनि सब कै यह रीती। स्वारथ लागि करहिं सब प्रीती।।
बालि त्रास ब्याकुल दिन राती। तन बहु ब्रन चिंताँ जर छाती।।
सोइ सुग्रीव कीन्ह कपिराऊ। अति कृपाल रघुबीर सुभाऊ।।
जानतहुँ अस प्रभु परिहरहीं। काहे न बिपति जाल नर परहीं।।
पुनि सुग्रीवहि लीन्ह बोलाई। बहु प्रकार नृपनीति सिखाई।।
कह प्रभु सुनु सुग्रीव हरीसा। पुर न जाउँ दस चारि बरीसा।।
गत ग्रीषम बरषा रितु आई। रहिहउँ निकट सैल पर छाई।।
अंगद सहित करहु तुम्ह राजू। संतत हृदय धरेहु मम काजू।।
जब सुग्रीव भवन फिरि आए। रामु प्रबरषन गिरि पर छाए।।
दो0-प्रथमहिं देवन्ह गिरि गुहा राखेउ रुचिर बनाइ।
राम कृपानिधि कछु दिन बास करहिंगे आइ।।12।।

Lord Shiva, while narrating story of Ram for benefit Bhawati Parvati, told, “Uma, there is none who thinks and does all that is for the welfare of one and all like Shri Ram does; even Guru for disciple, father and mother for son, brother for brother or master for subordinate can’t do it as much as Him, no one for the other in the entire world can do so.

“The gods, the ordinary people and even the Munis, basically have some kind of their own interest when extend love for other. Sugreev ran here and there in fear of brother Bali in a distressful state, whose body was hurt and whose heart and mind suffered due to worries, such a one was made king of moneys by Shri Ram (i e helped someone who was, in any way, competent to help another). There is no doubt that Shri Ram, the brave one among Raghus has very gracious and kind nature.

“After knowing Shri Ram to be such a kind master if someone would still avoid Him, why then he will not fall in calamitous cow-web as a prey.”

Lord Shri Ram, after the ceremony, called Sugreev and gave him rich advice regarding the matters of state and policies to be followed by kings. Shri Ram refused invitation of Sugreev to visit Kishkindha saying that He had been forbidden to visit towns for a period of fourteen years (this suggests that vows should never be broken).

Shri Ram further told Sugreev, “now the summer season is over and rainy season has set in, I would therefore stay on the a hill which is not far (Lord wished to assure Sugreev that he should not fear any more as he had a fearful nature. This also tells us that venturing out even for an essential cause in four months of rainy season should be avoided, when conditions are right only, the expeditions should be undertaken. Safety and success both need this kind of attitude and not foolhardiness).

“Till then you and Angad together carry out what is needed as responsible ruler and should constantly be mindful of what you have to do for me (the Lord meant to say that while He doesn’t wan’t anyone to be neglectful of his duties as per assumed role but should also constantly keep in mind  where, when and what needs to be done for the sake of the Lord).”

Sugreev then returned to his palace, Shri Ram put up at Prabarshan Hill (the hill in the region that had substantial rain); over this the gods had already prepared a neat cave there as they knew that Shri Ram who is ever merciful, would come to stay here for some days (while progressing to accomplish the gods’ own task).

We have now covered up to Doha 12 of Kishkindha Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXLIV

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

 

एवमस्तु करि रमानिवासा। हरषि चले कुभंज रिषि पासा।।
बहुत दिवस गुर दरसन पाएँ। भए मोहि एहिं आश्रम आएँ।।
अब प्रभु संग जाउँ गुर पाहीं। तुम्ह कहँ नाथ निहोरा नाहीं।।
देखि कृपानिधि मुनि चतुराई। लिए संग बिहसै द्वौ भाई।।
पंथ कहत निज भगति अनूपा। मुनि आश्रम पहुँचे सुरभूपा।।
तुरत सुतीछन गुर पहिं गयऊ। करि दंडवत कहत अस भयऊ।।
नाथ कौसलाधीस कुमारा। आए मिलन जगत आधारा।।
राम अनुज समेत बैदेही। निसि दिनु देव जपत हहु जेही।।
सुनत अगस्ति तुरत उठि धाए। हरि बिलोकि लोचन जल छाए।।
मुनि पद कमल परे द्वौ भाई। रिषि अति प्रीति लिए उर लाई।।
सादर कुसल पूछि मुनि ग्यानी। आसन बर बैठारे आनी।।
पुनि करि बहु प्रकार प्रभु पूजा। मोहि सम भाग्यवंत नहिं दूजा।।
जहँ लगि रहे अपर मुनि बृंदा। हरषे सब बिलोकि सुखकंदा।।
दो0-मुनि समूह महँ बैठे सन्मुख सब की ओर।
सरद इंदु तन चितवत मानहुँ निकर चकोर।।12।।

This is further to Doha 11 of Aranya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas which we covered in the last post.

Lord, the Ramaniwas (abode of Rama, as Lakshmi is known and the Lord who resides in heart of Rama) delightfully granting the Muni what he wanted said, “so be it,” and happily proceeded to meet Rishi Kumbhaj. Sutikshna accompanied Lord Ram too and retorted, “It has been long since I have seen my Guru (Rishi Kumbhaj) after coming to this ashram. I will come with You, my master, to visit him and it is for this reason that I am going with You, there is nothing that I ask You by way of help.”

Shri Ram, the gracious one, noted the smartness of Muni and both brothers laughed but took him along. On the way Shri Ram, the one who is above the gods, explained to Muni the uniqueness and benefits of the Bhakti at His own feet and finally reached Muni’s ashram. Sutikshna, wasting no time, rushed to see his Guru and told him while prostrating, “O Master, the suns of the King of Ayodhya, the same who provides the basis for survival of the world i e Shri Ram and the other who holds the earth as its base i e Lakshman have come to meet you. Shri Ram, accompanied by younger brother and  Bhagwati Sita, is right out there whom you all the time remember and do Japa for, O My Benefactor.”

Listening to these words, Muni Agastya rushed out side and finding Lord Hari right before him, he had tears in his eyes. The two brothers fell at the feet of Muni as soon as they saw him and Rishi Agastya lifted them up with great affection and brought them close to heart. The learned Muni then respectfully inquired of their welfare and also made them sit at nice seats. Then Muni paid homage to the Lord by worshiping Him in many ways and said, “there is none as lucky as me.” All the Munis who had gathered there felt very pleased at having Darshan of the Lord who at this moment was a like bundle of joy and pleasure for them.

The Lord now seated facing the Munis was being looked at with concentration by Munis  as if a group of Chakores were looking at the moon in the clear skies of night in month of autumn.

(The background of the story is that Sutikshna as young disciple had once been entrusted by Muni Agastya to take care of Shaligram (a small black stone that is worshiped as a form of Lord Vishnu) while he was going out. Up on his return Muni found that Sutikshna had misplaced it. Enraged Muni then asked Sutikshna to leave ashram and come back only when it was found. Sutikshna therefore lived in forest since then only expecting that one day he will have occasion to meet his Guru and it was today that occasion had come; he could not be able to find that small stone which he had misplaced but now had with him the same Lord in person whose presence it symbolized. Thus he had right to report back to Muni and introduce the Lord to him. In this light we can see how Muni Agastya put a non-serious disciple on course to find the Lord and also the determination of the disciple, his faith in Guru and high level of his patience.)

We have now covered up to Doha 12 of Aranya Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha CCCXXXVI

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

बाजहिं बाजने बिबिध बिधाना। पुर प्रमोदु नहिं जाइ बखाना।।
भरत आगमनु सकल मनावहिं। आवहुँ बेगि नयन फलु पावहिं।।
हाट बाट घर गलीं अथाई। कहहिं परसपर लोग लोगाई।।
कालि लगन भलि केतिक बारा। पूजिहि बिधि अभिलाषु हमारा।।
कनक सिंघासन सीय समेता। बैठहिं रामु होइ चित चेता।।
सकल कहहिं कब होइहि काली। बिघन मनावहिं देव कुचाली।।
तिन्हहि सोहाइ न अवध बधावा। चोरहि चंदिनि राति न भावा।।
सारद बोलि बिनय सुर करहीं। बारहिं बार पाय लै परहीं।।
दो0-बिपति हमारि बिलोकि बड़ि मातु करिअ सोइ आजु।
रामु जाहिं बन राजु तजि होइ सकल सुरकाजु।।11।।

We covered up to Doha 11 of Ayodhya Kand in Rmacharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that while the whole city of Ayodhya was happily celebrating and people were eagerly awaiting for accomplishment of their heart-felt desire, the gods were upset at the prospect of Shri Ram’s coronation. They prayed before Goddess Saraswati to find a way whereby Shri Ram would go to jungles rather than become the king of Ayodhya (here we can very well see that the Supreme God, that Shri Ram is actually is, is not interfering in the affairs of Ayodhya or at the level of gods. Events are taking place without His guidance or even His prior knowledge. This is how cycle of worlds go on, it is how the neutrality of God remains while people do as per their basic nature).

सुनि सुर बिनय ठाढ़ि पछिताती। भइउँ सरोज बिपिन हिमराती।।
देखि देव पुनि कहहिं निहोरी। मातु तोहि नहिं थोरिउ खोरी।।
बिसमय हरष रहित रघुराऊ। तुम्ह जानहु सब राम प्रभाऊ।।
जीव करम बस सुख दुख भागी। जाइअ अवध देव हित लागी।।
बार बार गहि चरन सँकोचौ। चली बिचारि बिबुध मति पोची।।
ऊँच निवासु नीचि करतूती। देखि न सकहिं पराइ बिभूती।।
आगिल काजु बिचारि बहोरी। करहहिं चाह कुसल कबि मोरी।।
हरषि हृदयँ दसरथ पुर आई। जनु ग्रह दसा दुसह दुखदाई।।
दो0-नामु मंथरा मंदमति चेरी कैकेइ केरि।
अजस पेटारी ताहि करि गई गिरा मति फेरि।।12।।

Goddess Saraswati listened to the prayer of gods and stood with a sense of remorse that she was going to be like the cold night for lotuses i e she thought she would be acting to upset the applecart in Ayodhya. When the gods saw Saraswati in somber mood, they beseeched her by saying, “she needed not worry for she was not going to get bad-name or be faulted for it. The superior among the Raghus is never inclined to be dejected or rejoice in any manner regarding any matter (they indicated that Almighty God practices equanimity in all situations). More than any one else it is you who knows the real nature of Shri Ram (Saraswati being the goddess of learning and knowledge). The Jeevas (the living beings, here the humans as beings) get whatever becomes ordained as good or bad, pleasure or pain according to their actions (actions that become potent on account of motives and interests behind the actions). You must go to Avadh simply for the sake the gods (who have been suffering on account of excesses of demons and wrong-doers).”

The gods grabbed the feet of Saraswati and ultimately she went ahead with reluctance but thinking about the Vibudhs (the gods who had special intellect) for their having skewed and selfish understanding (always thinking to protect their high status). She thought that these gods lived in higher realms but were inclined to do lowly acts. They, by their very nature, can’t stand the welfare and well-being of the others (this time of the citizens of Ayodhya). Saraswati then concentrated on the task ahead and expected that the Kavis (the enlightened historians and the enlightened poets) would understand her predicament and make known the real reason behind what she was going to do and keep her interest in mind. Now relieved of the burden of bad thoughts, Saraswati happily visited the city ruled by King Dashrath, making her way in like the stars and planets move to form a combination that’s brings unbearable pain (this signifies how powerless one becomes when the stars become unfavorable and suffers worst kind of fates helplessly on account of the positioning of stars in which he has no role. It must therefore also be understood that while events may take place which are unfavorable but the real suffering comes because of one’s own mind-set, the inclinations and preferences. We will see later how some remain unruffled and some suffer immensely for the same set of events).

Reaching Ayodhya, Goddess Saraswati selected the personal maid-servant of Queen Kaikeyi, who was known as Manthara (meaning one who moves at slow speed) and who was dull-witted or rather had rather bad kind of temperament, to accomplish what she intended to do for the sake of gods. The goddess of speech Saraswati used her power and corrupted the mind of Manthara, making her a bundle of tarnished image or container of ill-repute.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha XV

II Shri Guruvey Namah II

Jai Sri Ram,

With grace of Pujya Gurudev and with Ram Kripa we have come to this point and move further to take in decisive advice of Goswamiji. Tulsi says that in present age, that is referred to as Kaliyug and which is a time that has all kinds of disorders, people may disguise themselves in garb of Hamsa but they have all deeds that are like that of a crow. Such people follow wrong path ingnoring path showed by Vedas and are no more than the pots filled with the bad things that abound in this age. Some of them call themselves as dvotees of Ram but in reality they have no such inclination. Such people have the malacious liking for the gold  (i e for wealth due to Lobh), have ill temper (Krodh) and are a bundle of desire (Kaam). Kaam, Krodh and Lobh are primerily responsible weakness thaat push people in wrong direction as all these have power to make the itellect unfunctioal ad paralized. Tulsi now admits that he has had traces of these weknesses at one time and the same have still be there in some measure, so he says that he may be surely counted one rom amongst those as referred above. This humble declaration by Tulsi is to finish off the criticism that may be there by those who see any such trace. Tulsi expects that with this admission that he is also a human being and not a person who can claim to be a one who hasn’t been born with any such weknesses. This implies hat although one may be weak in that respects but there is hope for improvement always. With a request to get over the feeling of suspicion and shedding fixed mind set, Tulsi says that his utterings are according to his own understanding without any claim for special knowledge. The powerful winds of worldly charms have capacity to move mountains of wit and wisdom. He considers his own wisdom and intellect much lighter and hence the danger is all the more. Here again he is rying to convince the ordinary people not to shy away as he is no better and has still mugged up courage to tell the immeasureable glory and power of Ram, the God Supreme.

He has further given an idea about the undefinable qualities of God, the supreme all pervading power who has taken Avatar as son of Dashrath. All the gods who are considerd to be having deep knowledge like Saraswati, Brahma and Shiv are not able to tell it all about Ram as also the sacred books and Vedas have failed to speak all about Him and therefore have to contend with saying ‘not this’ ‘not his’ i e through a process of elemination they want to speak of His uniqueness.

I hope you have captured the essense of what Tulsi has meant to convey, if not, its my constraint in bringing forth the real meaning and any inconsistancy in his narration. The referred lines are reproduced  below:

जे जनमे कलिकाल कराला। करतब बायस बेष मराला।I
चलत कुपंथ बेद मग छाँड़े। कपट कलेवर कलि मल भाँड़ें।।
बंचक भगत कहाइ राम के। किंकर कंचन कोह काम के।।
तिन्ह महँ प्रथम रेख जग मोरी। धींग धरमध्वज धंधक धोरी।।
जौं अपने अवगुन सब कहऊँ। बाढ़इ कथा पार नहिं लहऊँ।।
ताते मैं अति अलप बखाने। थोरे महुँ जानिहहिं सयाने।।
समुझि बिबिधि बिधि बिनती मोरी। कोउ न कथा सुनि देइहि खोरी।।
एतेहु पर करिहहिं जे असंका। मोहि ते अधिक ते जड़ मति रंका।।
कबि न होउँ नहिं चतुर कहावउँ। मति अनुरूप राम गुन गावउँ।।
कहँ रघुपति के चरित अपारा। कहँ मति मोरि निरत संसारा।।
जेहिं मारुत गिरि मेरु उड़ाहीं। कहहु तूल केहि लेखे माहीं।।
समुझत अमित राम प्रभुताई। करत कथा मन अति कदराई।।
दो0-सारद सेस महेस बिधि आगम निगम पुरान।
नेति नेति कहि जासु गुन करहिं निरंतर गान।।12।।

HariOm,

Krishna khandelwlal