Monthly Archives: November 2010

bhaaraH – Heavy and unbearable

Raama goes on narrating his observations of “wealth” that is unsteady and fleeting. One key observation made on wealth is, both good and wicked getting wealthy. Wealth taints the minds of even a wise scholar, a hero, a man of … Continue reading

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Viveka, Vichara

In 12th Sarga of Vairagya prakaranam, Lord Sri Raama demonstrates his viveka; the foremost quality required for a fruitful enquiry. (vichara) Verse 6: vivekena parIt├étmA ten├éhaM tadanu svayam | bhoga-nIrasayA buddhyA pravicAritavAn^idam [6] Then he goes to explain the cyclic … Continue reading

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Vairaagya Prakaranam

Dasaratha asks: “What makes you so sad, my son? Dejection is an open invitation to a host of miseries.” Raama replies in a detailed way for this question which makes up the Vairagya Prakaranam. He starts as follows: “Holy sir, … Continue reading

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State of Lord Raama before the discussion – yoga vaasistha

Having understood the difference between vishaada and vairagya, let us briefly see how Raama’s mind appeared to the Chamberlain: nirasthaa ‘stho niraaSo ‘sau niriiho ‘sau niraa ‘spadah na muudho na ca mukto ‘sau tena tapyaamahe bhRSam (Vairagya Prakaranam, 10th Sarga, … Continue reading

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