Monday, August 23, 2010

7th & 8th Dohas of Sunderkand

Chaupai

sunahu pavanasuta rahani hamåri, jimi dasananhi mahu°jibha bicåri||

tåta kabahu° mohi jåni anåthå, karihahi krpå bhånukula nåthå||1||

tåmasa tanu kachu sådhana nåhi, priti na pada saroja mana måhi°||

aba mohi bhå bharosa hanumamtå, binu harikrpå milahi nahi samtå||2||

jau° raghubira anugraha kinhå, tau tumha mohi darasu hathi dinhå|

sunahu bibhisana prabhu kai riti, karahi sadå sevaka para priti||3||

kahahu kavana mai parama kulinå, kapi camcala sabahi° bidhi hinå||

pråta lei jo nåma hamårå, tehi dina tåhi na milai ahårå||4||


Vibhishana said, “Oh son of the Wind God! Just listen to my plight. I live here in the same way as the poor tongue amidst teeth. Oh dear friend!Will Shri Ramchandraji, the Lord of the Solar Dynasty, ever shower his grace on me knowing that I am an orphan? I have no means of attaining Him since I have a tamas or dark (demonic) form and neither do I have love for the lotus feet of Shri Ramchandra in my mind.But oh Hanuman! But I am absolutely confident now that Shri Ramji is merciful on me because one can not meet saints without the blessings of Hari. You have been adamant to give me darshan only because Shri Raghuvir (valiant Lord of the Raghus) has bestowed his grace on me.


Hanuman said, “Oh Vibhishana!The Lord forever loves his devotee and this is an innate trait of his enigmatic persona.Which noble descent do I come from, tell me? I am just a playful monkey by birth and inferior in every way.So much so that if someone takes our name early in the morning he is sure to go without food that day.


Doha: 7

asa mai adhama sakhå sunu mohu para raghubira|

kinhi krpå sumiri guna bhare bilocana nira||7||


Listen friend! Lord Ramchandra has shown his grace even on me, though I am base in every possible way.” Recollecting virtues of the Supreme Being, Hanumanji's eyes streamed with tears of joy.


Chaupai:

jånatahu°asa svåmi bisåri, phirahi te kåhe na hohi dukhåri||

ehi bidhi kahata råma guna gråmå,påvå anirbåcya bisråmå||1||

puni saba kathå bibhisana kahi, jehi bidhi janakasutå taha°rahi||

taba hanumamta kahå sunu bhråtå,dekhi cahau°jånaki måtå||2||

juguti bibhisana sakala sunåi, caleu pavanasuta bidå karåi||

kari soi rupa gayau puni tahavå°,bana asoka sitå raha jahavå°||3||

dekhi manahi mahu° kinha pranåmå,baithehi biti jåta nisi jåmå||

krsa tanu sisa jatå eka beni,japati hrdaya° raghupati guna sreni||4||


“Why should not those who deliberately forget such a Lord (Shri Raghunathji) and are attracted to worldly pleasures, be unhappy?” Recounting Rama's multifarious virtues in this manner, Hanuman attained indescribable (supreme) solace.Thereafter Vibhishana narrated the entire story of how Janki (an epithet of Sita,daughter of Janaka), had been living there in Lanka. Soon after Hanuman said, “Listen brother! I would like to see Mother Janki.”Vibhishana revealed all the means of getting to see her. That is when Hanuman took leave and left for his mission.


Assuming the same minute form (of a gnat) he went to the Ashoka Grove where she lived. Glimpsing her, he bowed to her in his mind. Listlessly, she whiled away all four pahars (three hour period) of the night. Having become physically frail, she wore a single braid of matted hair on her head. (it was customary for Indian women to wear a single braid of hair when they were separated from their husbands).She kept doing smarana or imaginatively recollected the many virtues of Shri Raghunath in her heart.


Doha: 8

nija pada nayana die° mana råma pada kamala lina|

parama dukhi bhå pavanasuta dekhi jånaki dina||8||


Shri Janki's eyes were focused on her feet (was looking downwards) while her mind was absorbed in the lotus feet of Rama. Hanuman, the son of the Wind God was very distressed on seeing Janki's miserable plight.

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