sevahi sånakula saba bhåi, råmacarana rati ati adhikåi |
prabhu mukha kamala bilokata rahahi,° kabahu° krpåla hamahi kachu kahahi° ||1||
harasita rahahi nagara ke logå,karahii sakala sura durlabha bhogå ||2||
ahanisi bidhihi manåvata rahahi,° sriraghubira carana rati cahahi° | °
dui suta sumdara sitå jåe, lava kusa beda purånanha gåe ||3||
dou bijai binai guna mamdira, hari pratibimba manahu° ati sumdara |
dui dui suta saba bhråtanha kere, bhae rupa guna sila ghanere ||4||
Lakshman, Bharat & Shatrughna Serve Lord Rama
Ma Sita Gives Birth to Lava & Kusha
Sita gave birth to two lovely sons, Lava and Kusha who have been described by the Vedas and Purnas. Both these boys were triumphant (famed warriors),the abodes of tenderness and virtues, and extremely handsome. They seemed the very reflections of Lord Hari (Råma). All the other brothers Lord Råma had two sons each who were so very good looking, endowed with virtues and had a good disposition.
gyåna girå gotita aja måyå mana guna påra |
soi saccidånamda ghana kara nara carita udåra ||25||
Lord Rama is a Manifestation of the Absolute Supreme Brahman
The same Brahma who is beyond (Vedic) knowledge, speech and perception of senses, and is unborn; surpasses maya (the illusory world as perceived by the senses), the mind and the gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas,the three constituents of nature, the very same God who is Sacchidanand ( Ultimate Being, thought and bliss), enacted the lila or divine play of an ideal human being.
pråtakåla sarau kari majjana, baithahi sabhå° samga dvija sajjana |
beda puråna basista bakhånahi,sunahi råma jadyapi saba jånahi ||1||
anujanha samjuta bhojana karahi,° dekhi sakala janani° sukha bharahi° |
bharata satruhana donau bhåi,sahita pavanasuta upabana jåi ||2||
bujhahi baithi råma guna gåhå, kaha hanumåna sumati avagåhå |
sunata bimala guna ati sukha påvahi, bahuri bahuri kari binaya kahåvahi ||3||
saba ke°grha grha hohi purånå, råmacarita påvana bidhi nånå |
nara aru nåri råma guna gånahi, karahi divasa nisi jåta na jånahi ||4||
Sage Vasistha Narrating the Vedas & Puranas to Lord Rama
After bathing in the Sarayu River early in the morning, the Lord sat with Brahmanas and holy men in the assembly. Sage Vasistha narrated the tales of the Vedas and Puranas while Lord Rama listened intently, even though He knew everything. He took meals along with His younger brothers and all the mothers were over-joyed at the sight .
The two brothers, Bharata and Shatrughna, would accompany Hanumana, the son of the wind-god, to some grove, and sitting there ask Hanuman to tell the stories based on Lord Rama's virtues. Hanumana would dive with his sensible intellect into the ocean of His virtues and then give a detailed account of them. The two brothers obtained much joy from the sermon on His immaculate virtues and begging humbly, had it repeated over and over again. At everyone's place and in every house, people recited the Puranas and narrated the various holy exploits of Lord Rama. Everyone, both men and women sang the glories of Lord Rama and steeped in this delight, were unaware of the days and nights passing by.
avadhapuri båsinha kara sukha sampadå samåja |
sahasa sesa nahi kahi sakahi jaha° nrpa råma biråja ||26||
Lord Vishnu Resting on Sheshnaag
Not even a thousand Sesas could give an account of the multifaceted happiness and prosperity of the people of Ayodhya, where Lord Rama is resplendent Himself as the King.