[Advaita-l] SAINT GOSWAMI TULASIDAS
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Thu Mar 29 00:57:51 EDT 2018
Dear Friends, Ramacharitamanasa is the most excellent piece of work of goswamiji. Sri Ramacharitamanasa of Goswami Tulasidas enjoys a unique place among the classics of the world literature. It is one of the best poems of the world. This book is an excellent specimen of ideal duties of a sovereign, ideal household life, ideal conjugal life and other ideal rights of human beings. It is quite impossible to find some other literary work in the world which contains highest level of devotion, knowledge, renunciation, dispassion etc. The book represents the wonderful example of divine sport displayed by the Lord in human form. It is universally accepted by all classes of people. In the age of Kali neither Yoga (concentration of mind), nor the performance of sacrifices nor spiritual wisdom is of any avail, one's only hope lies in singing Śrī Rāma's glories. Giving up all other hopes, whosoever worships Śrī Rāma and fondly chants his glories undoubtedly crosses the ocean of transmigration. It is certain & going to happen as the Lord shiva is the witness for this.The power of the Name is thus manifest in the age of Kali. The Kali age possesses another sacred virtue: in this age mentally projected thoughts of virtues acts are rewarded, but projected thoughts of sins are not punished. Tulasidas Ji concludes Ramacharitamanasa with a beautiful conversation between the servant of Vishnu i.e Garuda and the great enlightened sage KakaBhusundi in the body of crow.
Sri Ramacharitamanasa published from Gita Press is considered to be authentic as there is no interpolation/extrapolations in it. Procedure of recitation of verses, brief biography of Goswamiji, and the Arati have been given in all the editions of Ramacharitamanasa.
I have of the opinion that If not all the days, one should recite it at least once in Life Time.
Sri Guru Padaravindarpana MastuKameswara
On Friday, 16 March 2018 12:16:17 pm IST, Kartik Vashishta <kartik.unix at gmail.com> wrote:
Thank you very much. Very beautiful.
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