The Ultimate Liberator!

For the seekers of knowledge
Can there be a knowledge?
better than
The Knowledge of The Divine, Shri Rama!

The one who liberated
Even the blades of grasses
And all the swarms of ants

Leaving none behind
That ever existed
In the Good City of Ayodhya

And placed them in
An exotic heaven
Created exclusively for them
By the Great Grandshire Brahma!


Ramayanam is Agriculture
Bhagavatham is Harvest

The twin-syllable, Rama
When a devotee exalts!
The Birth-Death cycle
It permanently halts

Goodness and Wealth
It everyday brings
Sin and poverty
It cleanses and shrinks


Goodness Honesty Sweetness Simplicity
Gentleness Strength Humility Bravery
Valour Talent Prowess Success
Memory Trustworthiness Heroism Genuinity
Such adorable qualities and so much more
By chanting Rama's name you will score!


My Lord's Story: Goodness Incarnate

Ramayanam in English poetry.

The Supreme Lord of the Universe was once born on this earth as a Human Being, faced challenges and had His share of pain and pleasure going through both good and bad times like any of us. Like any of us He too, took His turn in laughter and cry.

This humility of The Lord, that makes Him come down to earth and share with us our difficulties to show us a way to handle them is what I admire in Him. This quality of Him, makes me surrender to Him unconditionally and makes me want to sing His Glory on and on and on.

My Lord's Story is an out pour of my devotion that seeps out in gratitude for the pains He took to be a lighthouse for us, to cross the ocean of Samsara.

Links to all the posts have been provided in an order on the right side column.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sumitra’s Support for Lord Rama

Sita, Rama and Lakshman went to Kausalya’s chamber
Which was now, very dull and somber
Sumithra was consoling Kausalya, as much as she could
She was Lakshman’s mother, a glory to womanhood

She greeted the trio with spirits high
And appreciated their decision without a sigh
“Rama, the stance you have taken is worthy of you
Sita, your kind of women, are very few”

“You will add to the glory of the solar dynasty
My pride, in having such children, knows no modesty
Lakshman, from now onwards Rama is your father
And virtuous Sita will be your mother”

“Serve them, as a servant would serve a King
With your service at hand, they mustn’t miss anything
Serve Rama, as a devotee would serve his God
For Sita, your mother, you always be at guard”

“After fourteen years, when you three return
To see Sita is what my eyes would first yearn
Then they would search for Ram, my beloved son
Only then would they seek you, my dear son”

“Rama and Sita are worthy of your soul
To protect them must be your only goal
In that cause, even if you happen to die
My pride, not sorrow, would soar very high!”

Speaking thus Sumithra, blessed the three of them
Of all wives of Dasaratha she was a rare-found gem
She faced the situation with much wisdom and calm
The very way that would delight her noble Ram

Though she too was in distress, she was well composed
She knew that was the way to face, what fate imposed
She then encouraged Kausalya to bid farewell
Ensuring that, events at the end would turn out well

Seeing Sumithra, Kausalya stopped her tears
And kept at bay unwanted worry and fears
Both of them blessed, The Noble Three
Rama’s concern for His mother became free

Thus Rama was encouraged by His Second Step-Mother
That for His parent’s welfare, He need not bother!
For she was the mother of a valorous lion
And her intellect was firm like that of iron!

Now Rama’s heart was truly free
For Sumitra’s support, He knew, He had no fee
He pressed, with gratitude, His forehead on her palm
Jai Shri Ram! Jai Jai Shri Ram!!


In Love With Krishna said...

Beautiful poetry! You envisioned it to artistic perfection!!
It's really a big lookover, come to think of it, but most people don't talk about Sumitra's feelings at all. But you did a really nice job.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks. All by His relentless grace. Jai Shri Ram!

Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Beautifully written!

lakshmi said...

Such noble thoughts places her high above than the rest...

venus66 said...

It's a beautiful and meaningful poem. Thank you for sharing it here.God Bless.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Dear Soumyaranjan, Lakshmi and Venus...

Thank you so much for the wonderful support.

Jai Shri Ram!

Radha said...

beauty beauty and beauty ! :-)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...


Rhapsody B. said...

very very interesting, thanks for sharing...

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hello Rhapsody,
Welcome here. Thanks!