Ramcharit Charcha DXCVI

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

प्रभु पद पंकज नावहिं सीसा। गरजहिं भालु महाबल कीसा।।
देखी राम सकल कपि सेना। चितइ कृपा करि राजिव नैना।।
राम कृपा बल पाइ कपिंदा। भए पच्छजुत मनहुँ गिरिंदा।।
हरषि राम तब कीन्ह पयाना। सगुन भए सुंदर सुभ नाना।।
जासु सकल मंगलमय कीती। तासु पयान सगुन यह नीती।।
प्रभु पयान जाना बैदेहीं। फरकि बाम अँग जनु कहि देहीं।।
जोइ जोइ सगुन जानकिहि होई। असगुन भयउ रावनहि सोई।।
चला कटकु को बरनैं पारा। गर्जहि बानर भालु अपारा।।
नख आयुध गिरि पादपधारी। चले गगन महि इच्छाचारी।।
केहरिनाद भालु कपि करहीं। डगमगाहिं दिग्गज चिक्करहीं।।

We covered up to Doha 34 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The mighty bears and monkeys bowed their heads down at the lotus feet of the Lord and made roaring noise. Shri Ram first took stock of the army of monkeys and then looked at them with a gracious glance with His lotus eyes. Armed with the grace of Shri Ram the monkeys became mountain like and looked like they now had wings. Shri Ram then happily set out along with His army of monkeys when many auspicious omens occurred and why not as an expedition of some one whose all actions involve good of all is ought to signal only good times ahead in the end.

Vaidehi Sita also had inkling about the commencement of Lord’s journey, all her left side limbs began to throb confirming the same.  While left limbs of Janki throbbed and were good omens for her being a woman, the left side limbs of Ravan also throbbed but were bad omens for him being a man (as popular belief is like that only). The army that was on march was of immense proportion and beyond description; the members of that army, the bears and monkey, made an unending roar all through. These warriors had nails, trees and mountain rocks as arms and moved as if flying in all directions as they willed. The roaring of bears and monkeys like lions made the divine elephants, standing as guards in all directions, trumpet loudly as response.
छं0-चिक्करहिं दिग्गज डोल महि गिरि लोल सागर खरभरे।
मन हरष सभ गंधर्ब सुर मुनि नाग किन्नर दुख टरे।।
कटकटहिं मर्कट बिकट भट बहु कोटि कोटिन्ह धावहीं।
जय राम प्रबल प्रताप कोसलनाथ गुन गन गावहीं।।1।।
सहि सक न भार उदार अहिपति बार बारहिं मोहई।
गह दसन पुनि पुनि कमठ पृष्ट कठोर सो किमि सोहई।।
रघुबीर रुचिर प्रयान प्रस्थिति जानि परम सुहावनी।
जनु कमठ खर्पर सर्पराज सो लिखत अबिचल पावनी।।2।।
दो0-एहि बिधि जाइ कृपानिधि उतरे सागर तीर।
जहँ तहँ लागे खान फल भालु बिपुल कपि बीर।।35।।

The guarding elephants trumpeted, the earth began to rock and the oceans churned on account of march of the army of Shri Ram. This made the Gandharvas, the gods, the Munis, the Nagas and the Kinnars joyful for they now felt that end of their troubles was in sight. Monkeys as formidable soldiers numbering millions ground their teeth as they rushed to climb up and down. They sang the glories and virtues of Koshalnath Shri Ram and hailed Him for His immense influence, might and valor in their own way.

The powerful Sheshnag, the king of serpents, found himself insufficient to balance the earth disturbed on account of movement of troops and got confused every now and then (as it was phenomenon never experienced by him) and time and again wanted to catch hold of the back of the celestial tortoise but failed as it was hard to pierce. The scratch mark on the back of tortoise seemed to be scripting the lovely and sacred story of the expedition of Raghubeer Shri Ram as a permanent imprint.

This is how the most merciful Lord arrived at the sea shore and camped there; the large bodied bears and monkeys, all of them brave, saw it an occasion to satiate hunger and began eating fruits.

We have now covered up to Doha 35 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 DXCIV

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

बार बार प्रभु चहइ उठावा। प्रेम मगन तेहि उठब न भावा।।
प्रभु कर पंकज कपि कें सीसा। सुमिरि सो दसा मगन गौरीसा।।
सावधान मन करि पुनि संकर। लागे कहन कथा अति सुंदर।।
कपि उठाइ प्रभु हृदयँ लगावा। कर गहि परम निकट बैठावा।।
कहु कपि रावन पालित लंका। केहि बिधि दहेउ दुर्ग अति बंका।।
प्रभु प्रसन्न जाना हनुमाना। बोला बचन बिगत अभिमाना।।
साखामृग के बड़ि मनुसाई। साखा तें साखा पर जाई।।
नाघि सिंधु हाटकपुर जारा। निसिचर गन बिधि बिपिन उजारा।
सो सब तव प्रताप रघुराई। नाथ न कछू मोरि प्रभुताई।।
दो0- ता कहुँ प्रभु कछु अगम नहिं जा पर तुम्ह अनुकुल।
तब प्रभावँ बड़वानलहिं जारि सकइ खलु तूल।।33।।

We covered up to Doha 32 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Lord (Shri Ram) attempted to lift up Hanuman time and again but Hanuman had been totally absorbed in love for the Lord holding Lord’s feet in his hands that he didn’t like to be lifted; Lord’s lotus hands could only rest on head of the monkey; Shankar, the Lord of Gauri, who had been telling the story of Ram also got lost for a while visualizing the interesting scene that he was describing. Lord Shankar then brought his mind back to attention to narrate the story further and resumed telling the interesting and beautiful story of Ram to Parvati.

Ultimately, the Lord lifted up the monkey and took him in close embrace. Holding hand of Hanuman, Shri Ram made him sit very close to Himself (devotees like Hanuman have a right to remain close to the Lord without any gap between them). Now Shri Ram wanted to know about the happenings back in Lanka, therefore asked, “O Monkey, Lanka is under protection of Ravan himself, how could you burn down the impregnable and strong fort there.”

Hanuman, the monkey, could now make out that the Lord was pleased and happy but taking care that his answer might show some trace of arrogance hence carefully replied,”the only valor a monkey can claim lies in his capacity to jump from  one branch of a tree to another. Jumping across the sea, i could burn down the golden city and later killed the army of demons and as a fall out the orchard got spoiled; it is all due to Your glorious might and influence, O Raghuraj Shri Ram. Master, none of my own abilities or competence is at the back of it.

“The fact of the matter is that, O Lord, nothing is beyond achieving for a one who is favored by You; it is Your glory only that a shred of cotton can burn a raging forest fire (back in Lanka the same thing had happened, the ignited cotton shreds tied to tail of Hanuman had been the cause of the big fire that engulfed Lanka).”

(Hanuman has presented a good example of not letting arrogance hit the head even after an achievement that can’t have a parallel.)

We have now covered up to Doha 33 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 Charha DXCIII

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 सीता दुख प्रभु सुख अयना। भरि आए जल राजिव नयना।।
बचन काँय मन मम गति जाही। सपनेहुँ बूझिअ बिपति कि ताही।।
कह हनुमंत बिपति प्रभु सोई। जब तव सुमिरन भजन न होई।।
केतिक बात प्रभु जातुधान की। रिपुहि जीति आनिबी जानकी।।
सुनु कपि तोहि समान उपकारी। नहिं कोउ सुर नर मुनि तनुधारी।।
प्रति उपकार करौं का तोरा। सनमुख होइ न सकत मन मोरा।।
सुनु सुत उरिन मैं नाहीं। देखेउँ करि बिचार मन माहीं।।
पुनि पुनि कपिहि चितव सुरत्राता। लोचन नीर पुलक अति गाता।।
दो0-सुनि प्रभु बचन बिलोकि मुख गात हरषि हनुमंत।
चरन परेउ प्रेमाकुल त्राहि त्राहि भगवंत।।32।।

We covered up to Doha 31 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Up on listening to woes of Sita from Hanuman, the Lord, who is known to be the very home of bliss, had tears in His lotus eyes and wondered, “the one who has faith in me as savior and depends on me while speaking through mouth, doing with body or while thinking, can he ever be in trouble even in a dream.”

Hanuman then replied back, “O Lord, the trouble in reality is only that which poses practical difficulty in remembering you through disturbance by mischief makers and physical constraint in worshiping You (which Sita is facing and in fact all Bhaktas find it a big impediment); in those moments when one misses to think of you, the trouble that in reality might not be trouble becomes an agonizing phenomenon (to save themselves from such situations Bhaktas have to cry badly and seek Your attention and help).

“Lord, the demons have no power to speak of otherwise; You must kindly therefore defeat the enemies of Janki Sita and bring her back.”

Shri Ram, now fully aware of what Sita has been facing, told Hanuman, “O Monkey, i now realize that none, whether a god, an ordinary person or even a muni, or any other being having a body, could have done me a favor like you have done. I find myself totally helpless in doing such a favor in return and therefore mentally i find myself unable to face you as an equal (such is the extent of the worth of a real devotee in eyes of the Lord, as they trace Bhakti and present an occasion for Him to meet it).

“O Son, I can never be free from my indebtedness to you (for what you have done); i have come to this conclusion after pondering over it (Hanuman had never married, he therefore could never have been helped by Shri Ram in a similar way in the event of being separated from wife).

Shri Ram, who descended on earth as savior of the gods, kept looking back at the monkey with eyes filled with tears and body thrilling.

Hanuman too looked at the face of the Lord with whole of his body displaying an inner joy after he listened to the words of the Lord; charged with intense love for the Lord, Hanuman fell at the feet of the Lord and kept calling out ‘save me, save me’ (as he was put on a high pedestal by the Lord and feared falling from that position i e he wished to be saved from any kind of thought of self-aggrandizement and being egoistic).

We have now covered up to Doha 32 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 DXCII

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

चलत मोहि चूड़ामनि दीन्ही। रघुपति हृदयँ लाइ सोइ लीन्ही।।
नाथ जुगल लोचन भरि बारी। बचन कहे कछु जनककुमारी।।
अनुज समेत गहेहु प्रभु चरना। दीन बंधु प्रनतारति हरना।।
मन क्रम बचन चरन अनुरागी। केहि अपराध नाथ हौं त्यागी।।
अवगुन एक मोर मैं माना। बिछुरत प्रान न कीन्ह पयाना।।
नाथ सो नयनन्हि को अपराधा। निसरत प्रान करिहिं हठि बाधा।।
बिरह अगिनि तनु तूल समीरा। स्वास जरइ छन माहिं सरीरा।।
नयन स्त्रवहि जलु निज हित लागी। जरैं न पाव देह बिरहागी।
सीता के अति बिपति बिसाला। बिनहिं कहें भलि दीनदयाला।।
दो0-निमिष निमिष करुनानिधि जाहिं कलप सम बीति।
बेगि चलिय प्रभु आनिअ भुज बल खल दल जीति।।31।।

Hanuman then handed Shri Ram the crest jewel saying that this was given by none other than Sita; Raghupati Shri Ram promptly grabbed it and touched his heart with it. Hanuman gave further account to Shri Ram, of what transpired between him and Sita, “O Lord, the daughter of King Janak has uttered some words to be conveyed to You with her both eyes oozing tears,  she told also that I first grab feet of You, the Lord and also of your younger brother, both of whom are friends of the meek and the troubled and are capable of stealing the woes of those seek their shelter. She has wished to convey thus on her behalf,’I am devoted to Your feet in all manner of thoughts, deeds and words, for what fault of mine have You, My Lord,  have disowned me leaving me alone. I concede to be wrong on one count i e my life-breath hasn’t yet left my body in spite of being separated from You, but Lord, it is more to do with my eyes which have strongly come in way of life leaving body. In fact my body itself is like cotton while separation from You is fire; with the help of blow of air of my breathing it could have burned body in matter of seconds but my eyes for their own greed (to see You back again) continuous rain water coming in way of fire of separation from burning down my body.’ So, O Deendayal (the benevolent one to the poor in resource), the trouble and distress of Sita is very intense and immense, it is best not to speak of it.”

Hanuman lastly added, “Every moment passes like a Kalpa (a long unit of age) for her, O Karunanidhi (abundantly merciful one); kindly rescue her by leaving from here instantly and defeating the evil and immoral forces with the might of Your own arms, O Lord.”

(Prayer made to the Lord is a sure means of getting His blessings and of getting even direct help from Him. It may be by self or by others for someone.)

We have now covered up to Doha 31 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 DXCI

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

जामवंत कह सुनु रघुराया। जा पर नाथ करहु तुम्ह दाया।।
ताहि सदा सुभ कुसल निरंतर। सुर नर मुनि प्रसन्न ता ऊपर।।
सोइ बिजई बिनई गुन सागर। तासु सुजसु त्रेलोक उजागर।।
प्रभु कीं कृपा भयउ सबु काजू। जन्म हमार सुफल भा आजू।।
नाथ पवनसुत कीन्हि जो करनी। सहसहुँ मुख न जाइ सो बरनी।।
पवनतनय के चरित सुहाए। जामवंत रघुपतिहि सुनाए।।
सुनत कृपानिधि मन अति भाए। पुनि हनुमान हरषि हियँ लाए।।
कहहु तात केहि भाँति जानकी। रहति करति रच्छा स्वप्रान की।।
दो0-नाम पाहरु दिवस निसि ध्यान तुम्हार कपाट।
लोचन निज पद जंत्रित जाहिं प्रान केहिं बाट।।30।।

We covered up to Doha 29 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Mnas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Jamvant, the senior one in the team, told, “O Ragunayak Shri Ram, who ever is bestowed upon kindness and graces by You as Lord, enjoys good times and remains safe through out; the gods, the fellow beings and also the munis remain happy with him. He only then becomes victorious, remains modest even after winning and therefore is an ocean of virtues. Such a one only gets his good name and fame expanded over the three realms. It is only the grace of the Lord that all that was needed has been done and we feel as if our lives have borne fruits of success. O Lord, what Pawansut Hanuman could achieve is not possible to be described even with a thousand mouths.”

In this manner the lovely deeds of Hanuman, the son of wind-god, were related to Shri Ram by Jamvant. The merciful Lord also liked them very much and in turn He happily brought Hanuman close to His bosom and asked, “O Taat (son), tell me how Janki Sita is passing days and is saving her own life.”

Hanuman then answered saying, “Your name guards during days and nights and Your thought (and meditating up on Your form) is the door that is locked by keeping gaze fixed on own her own feet by her, how then the life-breath can find an opening to escape.”

(In the worst of the times if Lord’s name is muttered and His form is concentrated up on, even the most challenging and depressive situation might not become a threat to life.)

We have now covered up to Doha 30 of Sundar Kand.

Bhavani Shanmkar ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DXC

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 न होति सीता सुधि पाई। मधुबन के फल सकहिं कि खाई।।
एहि बिधि मन बिचार कर राजा। आइ गए कपि सहित समाजा।।
आइ सबन्हि नावा पद सीसा। मिलेउ सबन्हि अति प्रेम कपीसा।।
पूँछी कुसल कुसल पद देखी। राम कृपाँ भा काजु बिसेषी।।
नाथ काजु कीन्हेउ हनुमाना। राखे सकल कपिन्ह के प्राना।।
सुनि सुग्रीव बहुरि तेहि मिलेऊ। कपिन्ह सहित रघुपति पहिं चलेऊ।
राम कपिन्ह जब आवत देखा। किएँ काजु मन हरष बिसेषा।।
फटिक सिला बैठे द्वौ भाई। परे सकल कपि चरनन्हि जाई।।
दो0-प्रीति सहित सब भेटे रघुपति करुना पुंज।
पूँछी कुसल नाथ अब कुसल देखि पद कंज।।29।।

We covered up to Doha 29 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Sugreev concluded that if his team of monkeys had not been able to find the whereabouts of Sita, they wouldn’t have dared to eat the fruits of Madhuban; while such thoughts were engaging the mind of the King Sugreev, the leaders of the team arrived along with the team members. All of them then paid obeisances unto the king; the king in turn met everyone with affection. Upon Sugreev enquiring their welfare they said, “we are only well after looking at your feet and particularly because we have done what we set out to do, all due to grace of the Shri Ram, the Lord. O Master, it is Hanuman who did it and therefore it is him who has saved the lives of us all (none wanted to falsely claim to be the one behind success and none wished to be thankless; this attitude is what keeps teams united and let’s them remain committed to the objective).”

Listening about the accomplishments of Hanuman, Sugreev met him once more and accompanied by all he went to see Raghupati Shri Ram. When Shri ram saw the group of monkeys coming towards him he could make out that the task had been done and therefore felt most happy withing his heart.

(Shri Ram had known about the time limit of one month granted, to monkeys to return, by Sugreev, failing which if they returned without the news of Sita they stood to be killed; monkeys coming, alive, to see him now though beyond the time limit indicated success and caused happiness all the more. The deadlines are necessary to report failures but if success comes beyond the deadline then the deadline itself loses relevance, for even the strictest of bosses).

Both brothers, Shri Ram and Lakshman, had been sitting on crystal rock when the monkeys fell at their feet and they were met with love and concern by abundantly merciful Raghupati Shri Ram. Here too the monkeys responded saying that they were well and safe after seeing the lotus feet of the Lord when their welfare was inquired about by Shri Ram (success or failure, the real welfare lies in looking back at the Lord’s feet after every round of worldly or divine endeavor; if this happens then successes and failures become just a routine as per the scheme of things laid down by the Lord and none then leaves any extreme adverse impact on psyche of doers).

We have now covered up to Doha 29 of Sundar Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Gswami 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

चलत महाधुनि गर्जेसि भारी। गर्भ स्त्रवहिं सुनि निसिचर नारी।।
नाघि सिंधु एहि पारहि आवा। सबद किलकिला कपिन्ह सुनावा।।
हरषे सब बिलोकि हनुमाना। नूतन जन्म कपिन्ह तब जाना।।
मुख प्रसन्न तन तेज बिराजा। कीन्हेसि रामचन्द्र कर काजा।।
मिले सकल अति भए सुखारी। तलफत मीन पाव जिमि बारी।।
चले हरषि रघुनायक पासा। पूँछत कहत नवल इतिहासा।।
तब मधुबन भीतर सब आए। अंगद संमत मधु फल खाए।।
रखवारे जब बरजन लागे। मुष्टि प्रहार हनत सब भागे।।
दो0-जाइ पुकारे ते सब बन उजार जुबराज।
सुनि सुग्रीव हरष कपि करि आए प्रभु काज।।28।।

We covered up to Doha 27 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

While leaving Lanka, Hanuman made such deafening sound that made the pregnant female demons miscarry their unborn (this may not seem right thing to happen but let us see here intent of the Lord as the Lord would have killed only the demons and not their female counterparts and the unborn children of the demons would have prolificated in to vast numbers again only to lead a miserable and unworthy life; it should be appreciated that on part of Hanuman, it wasn’t intentional but a fall out of his enhanced anger due only to the demons). Hanuman returned to the other side jumping across the sea and made ecstatic noise out of sheer happiness (as he had accomplished what he set out to do and something more than that but more because the lives of his companions would be saved now; also his expression of happiness was like life-saving medicine to dying monkeys and life saving drug should be immediately administered). All of those waiting for return of Hanuman rejoiced having set their sight on him and also took it to be their rebirth (for they had almost lost hope of living and had weakened badly; once again a servant of the Lord had proved to be the savior of life of them). The cheerful face and shining body of Hanuman (for a one who has had blessings from mother Sita, i e Bhakti incarnate, this is a natural out come, his face lights up and body gets charged) indicated to them that Hanuman had successfully accomplished the task entrusted by Shri Ramchandra to him.

They all met him and felt happy and relieved in the same manner as would a fish feel when put back in water after suffering badly for want of it. All of them then proceeded to report to Shri Ram and along the way they exchanged news and discussed what had recently happened. In the last leg they entered Madhuban, the forest of honey, and enjoyed the sweet fruits there after receiving consent of Angad, the prince of Kishkindha. The guards there too objected to this but were dealt with blows by monkeys and made to run away. They promptly conveyed to Sugreev that the garden is being ruined at the instance of the young prince but Sugreev was happy for it as he could make out that the Lord’s concern had been addressed and the mission was now accomplished (the bosses do not mind their winning teams to go over-board particularly after successfully doing a difficult job).

We have now covered up to Doha 28 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 DLXXXVIII

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
मातु मोहि दीजे कछु चीन्हा। जैसें रघुनायक मोहि दीन्हा।।
चूड़ामनि उतारि तब दयऊ। हरष समेत पवनसुत लयऊ।।
कहेहु तात अस मोर प्रनामा। सब प्रकार प्रभु पूरनकामा।।
दीन दयाल बिरिदु संभारी। हरहु नाथ मम संकट भारी।।
तात सक्रसुत कथा सुनाएहु। बान प्रताप प्रभुहि समुझाएहु।।
मास दिवस महुँ नाथु न आवा। तौ पुनि मोहि जिअत नहिं पावा।।
कहु कपि केहि बिधि राखौं प्राना। तुम्हहू तात कहत अब जाना।।
तोहि देखि सीतलि भइ छाती। पुनि मो कहुँ सोइ दिनु सो राती।।
दो0-जनकसुतहि समुझाइ करि बहु बिधि धीरजु दीन्ह।
चरन कमल सिरु नाइ कपि गवनु राम पहिं कीन्ह।।27।।

We covered up to Doha 26 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Mnas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Hanuman stood before Sita reverentially but was aware that it was time to leave and it was needed too that he had some thing by way an identification to show to Shri Ram that he had really met Sita as tricksters abounded in Lanka and a doubt could always might lurk in this respect otherwise. Hanuman therefore asked Sita, “O Mother, you may also hand me some thing as a token in the same way that Raghunayak Shri Ram had given me for you to believe that I was really his messenger.”

Sita then obliged Pawansut Hanuman by handing him the gem she had been wearing over her head and Hanuman took it with pleasure for it was to serve a purpose (as otherwise no son would ever want a piece of jewelry worn by mother even in most difficult of circumstances faced by himself but here it was needed to serve the mother and the father, the Lord Himself; normal customs might be broken in service of the Lord).

Sita then told Hanuman,”O Son, you may convey my salutation and regard to the Lord with the following message of mine, ‘Lord, You never have unfulfilled desires yourself and have capacity to fulfill all desires of your Bhaktas; You also have a reputation that You always have mercy for dreary suffers, upholding it You may bring an end to my gravest sufferings too, O Master.’ Son, you may also relate the story of son of Lord Indra who for a small misdemeanor had been punished by him by sending an arrow chasing him while on the run, You must explain how much power His arrow is packed with. Lastly you must also tell that if the Lord doesn’t come within 30 days from now to rescue me, He would only find me dead.”

Breaking down now because the moment to separate from the son was near, she told Hanuman, “Son, you too are asking leave, how would I be able to continue to breathe (separation from son is also not easy for a mother). When I had chance to eye you, I felt some relief and my burning heart cooled down; I am now faced with the grim prospect of having the same tough to pass days and nights.”

Hanuman then pacified Janaksuta Janki in many ways and gave her reasons to be patient; bowing down at the lotus feet of mother Sita, the monkey returned back to see Shri Ram.

(Bhakti is like mother, a mother is always ready to give something to the son like Sita gave Hanuman a gem, when she is served well, the Bhaktas become competent and deserving candidates to receive graces of the father, the Lord, as Hanuman will receive in abundance on getting back.)

We have now covered up to Doha 27 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 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