måmavalokaya krpå pamkaja locana, krpå bilokani soca bimocana |
nila tåmarasa syåma kåma ari, hrdaya kamja makaramda madhupa hari ||1||
jåtudhåna barutha bala bhamjana,muni sajjana ramjana agha gamjana |
bhusura sasi nava brmda balåhaka,asarana sarana dina jana gåhaka ||2||
bhuja bala bipula bhåra mahikhamdita,khara dusana birådha badha pamdita |
råvanåri sukharupa bhupabara, jaya dasaratha kula kumuda sudhåkara ||3||
sujasa puråna bidita nigamågama, gåvata sura muni samta samågama |
kårunika byalika mada khamdana, saba bidhi kusala kosalå mamdana ||4||
kali mala mathana nåmamamatåhana, tulasidåsa prabhu påhi pranata jana ||5||
Lord Hari Relishes the Love Dwelling in Shiva's Heart
O lotus-eyed Lord, who relieves our sorrows just by looking at us with a merciful look! Look at me O Hari! You are dark-hued as the blue lotus, and a black bee relishing the nectar (prem rasa) of the lotus heart of Lord Shiva (the foe of Cupid). You shatter the might of demoniac forces, bestow delight on saints and sages, and are the destroyer of sins. You are like freshly gathered clouds for the thirsty crop of Brahmanas. You are the sole refuge of the helpless and take those in your shelter who are needy. By the might of Your arm You have vanquished the great burden of earth, by deftly killing demons Khara, Dusana and Virådha.
Lord Rama, the Moon of King Dasaratha's Lineage
Hail to the all-blissful Slayer of Råvana, supreme amongst kings, and a moon to the lotus-like lineage of King Dasaratha. Your lovely glory is evident in the Puranas, Vedas and Tantras; congregations of gods, sages and saints sing of its majesty. You are merciful and squash false pride, You are skilled (proficient) in every possible way, and a Jewel of the city of Ayodhyå. Your very name churns the sins of Kaliyuga and destroys affection. O Lord of Tulsidas! Kindly help the person who seeks Your refuge.
prema sahita muni nårada barani råma guna gråma |
sobhåsimdhu hrdaya° dhari gae jahå° bidhi dhåma ||51||
Sage Narada Returning to Brahmaloka
Lovingly recounting the collection of Lord Råma's virtues and enshrining the Ocean of radiant beauty in his heart, sage Nårada returned to Brahmaloka (where Brahma forever dwells).
girijå sunahu bisada yaha kathå, mai saba kahi mori mati jathå |
råma carita sata koti apårå, sruti såradå na baranai pårå ||1||
rama anamta anamta anamta gunåni, janma karma anamta nåmåni |
jala sikara mahi raja gani jåhi,° raghupati carita na barani siråhi° ||2||
bimala kathå hari pada dåyani, bhagati hoi suni anapåyani |
umå kahiu° saba kathå suhåi, jo bhusumdi khagapatihi sunåi ||3||
kachuka råma guna kaheu° bakhåni, aba kå kahau° so kahahu bhavåni |
suni subha kathå umå harasåni, boli ati binita mrdu båni ||4||
dhanya dhanya mai dhanya puråri, suneu° råma guna bhava bhaya håri ||5||
(Lord Shiva continued) Listen, Girija! I have narrated this holy tale in full as per My own good sense. The stories of Lord Råma are hundred crores or beyond bounds and dimensions. Not even the Vedas and Sarada (the goddess of speech) can give their account. Lord Rama is eternal; His virtues are infinite; His birth, exploits and name are endless too. It may be possible to count the drops of water (when it rains) or the grains of sand; but the deeds of Lord Raghunath ( Lord of the Raghus) cannot be narrated in totality. This sacred story enables one to reach the supreme position of union with the Divine and by listening to this story unceasing religious devotion is attained.
Kak Bhusundi Recites the Exploits of Lord Rama to Garuda
O Uma! (says Lord Shiva,) I have told you in full, the beautiful story which Kak Bhusundi recited to Garuda. I have recounted a few of Lord Råma's virtuous traits. O Bhavani! Let me know what am I to tell you next. Goddess Parvati was delighted to hear the auspicious story of Lord Rama. She replied in an extremely tender and soft voice: O Tripurari! (Slayer of demon Tripura) I am truly fortunate to have heard the gunas (account of Rama's life) which get rid of the fear of birth and death.
tumhari krpå° krpåyatana aba krtakrtya na moha |
jåneu° råma pratåpa prabhu cidånamda samdoha ||52(A)||
nåtha tavånana sasi sravata kathå sudhå raghubira |
sravana putanhi mana påna kari nahi aghåta matidhira ||52(B)||
Goddess Parvati, Freed of Delusion after Hearing the Deeds of Lord Rama
O Abode of mercy! By your grace, I have accomplished the purpose my life, now. I have have no delusion ( esp as to the supposed reality of the world) left. O Lord! I have come to know of the greatness of Lord Råma, who is the personification of knowledge and bliss. O Nath! (Husband) The moon of your mouth showers the nectar of Lord Raghuvir's tale. O resolute Lord! My soul is not satiated after drinking the tale through the cups of my ears.