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, December 30, 2011

Lord Rama's hidden Divinity

For more than seven weeks, Lord Rama stayed in that place
The disturbing demons saw wisdom in giving up their ways
In one place for long, Lord Rama did not want to be held
Though the sages with Lord Rama, like relatives, gelled

Lord Rama approached the sages and told His wish politely
Though they were sad, being wise men, they took it lightly
“Dearest Rama! You do not belong only to us but all
Numerous sages await Your shadow, in their places, to fall

Respectful, humble and loving, You are a delightful Lad
We feel, while You go, the torment suffered by Your dad
But even this sorrow You give, by leaving us
Somewhere deep within soothes, by touching us

Even for a moment, in anyone’s life, when You enter
You walk into their heart and sit right in the center
You are truly that Love, which oozes in every heart
You leave us with beautiful memories while You depart

You melt our ego so much, we want nothing more
Your image, the highest wealth, our hearts would store
Giving up things, for nothing, is always fake
One can give up pleasure for higher happiness sake

You are the One, who gives us such happiness in abundance
Before which, all pleasures go to a state of redundance
Thank You Rama! For being so wonderful and good
For our inspired minds, Your thoughts are fuel and food

Your Wife and brother taking pains to be with You is no wonder
Only missing a chance to be in Your presence would be a blunder”
Saying thus, the sages gave leave for The Noble Three to go
Their heart’s love came out as tears as if to see the departure show

The Noble Three were accompanied by a group of sages
Who wanted to serve as guides, expecting nothing material for wages
The Noble Group headed by Lord Rama went past landscapes
Where teemed a number of animals like deer, boars and apes

As they were walking, they came across a beautiful lake
Where cranes flew in and out for the tasty fishes’ sake
They heard musical sounds of sitar, drums and flute
One blending with the other in a rhythmic suit

“Mandakarni is having fun!” One of the sages said
To laughter amidst the sages, this statement led
With a curious look, Lord Rama turned His head
About Sage Mandakarni, for Lord Rama, some light they shed

“Sage Mandakarni was a man of exceptional strength
He performed difficult penance for a century’s length
To intensify his penance, on this lake’s water, he stood
He consumed only air, renouncing water and food

In Indra’s heart, fear of loosing his position, started to grip
He wanted sage Mandakarni, from his determination, to slip
Indra sent five seductive diva’s near sage Mandakarni to seduce
Hoping sage Mandakarni’s attention on penance would reduce

But sage Mandakarni, to be tricked, was too wise
To give up his penance, from Indra, he demanded a price
He wanted those divas for himself by lawful wedding
And a permanent palace with servants to do his bidding

Indra created for him such a palace under this lake
And said any wealth from heaven was his to take
Now the sage lives happily there having unlimited fun
Blessed with a youthful body, his age will never run”

The Noble Three were surprised on hearing the account
Which was proof, on penance, one could always count
Talking about such wonderful stories The Noble Group went
Trying to understand what those stories deeply meant

The Noble Three thus embarked on a long pilgrimage
Which added, to each one of them, ten years of age
From one ashram to another, They continuously coursed
Every time They left, to stay, They were repeatedly forced

They stayed in some ashrams for a year’s half
They were not just guests but also working staff
They stayed in some ashrams for months, four
Being studious students of the Vedic lore

Like this, They went from one ashram to another
Each had practices entirely different from the other
But wherever They went, They were treated royally
The Noble Three adapted to the ashram’s ways cordially

The most interesting aspect of the pilgrimage was
The types of penances and ascetics they came across
Some ascetics sat under trees for years like stones
Some bent their bodies as if they had rubber for bones

They saw Siddhas who acted as if they were possessed
Occult powers, named siddhis, these Siddhas possessed
They saw Valakilyas with bodies, only a thumb’s size
Who hung head down from trees, opening their eyes

The Noble Three saw Marishibas, who lived by the energy of light
They derived their energies from sun and moon light
The Noble Three saw Samprakshalagas, who always did cleansing
Their bodies with water they were relentlessly rinsing

They saw ascetics, who sat encircled by five fires
They also saw ascetics, who only wore wet attires
They saw ascetics, who chanted mantras that were sacred
They also saw ascetics, who sat silently as if guarding a secret

Some ascetics to perform penance on water, stayed buoyant
Some shut their eyes, nose and ears to become clairvoyant
Some ascetics, for food, specifically ate only a few types of leaves
But they never saw an ascetic, who about his path, regrets or grieves

Lord Rama was both overwhelmed and surprised on seeing
Most of the sages considering Him as Vishnu, The Supreme Being
Lord Rama felt entertaining such thoughts would not be wise
Anyway, due to this, His humility and dutifulness was on the rise

Lakshman considered being Lord Rama’s brother as his luck
From being a brother, he changed to a devotee and strongly stuck
Mother Sita did not feel or show any difference at this thought
Lord Rama was anyway Her God, whether He was Vishnu or not

Thus the pilgrimage had, on The Three, different effects
However they were affected, only their Greatness it reflects
Though, like all humans, to their identity, Their eyes were tied
Their love for all beings They created, spread far and wide

Like the hidden fire’s heat spreads out
Like the hidden flower’s fragrance spreads out
Lord Rama’s hidden Divinity’s Love spread out
Realising which, those wise sages’ faith became stout

Though Lord Rama did not know, the sages knew, He was God
To their lives, souls and bodies, they knew, He was The Lord
Until then, they thought of God as a person of phenomenal ability
But when He came to them in human garb, they realised His humility

This humility melted them more and more
And melting, in spiritual pursuit, is the highest score!
Thus Lord Rama, wherever He went, uplifted everyone
Though he did not realise, He was The Supreme One

Both human ignorance and divine wisdom co-existed in Ram
This is why, The Greatest Human ever lived is Ram!
This is why, The Greatest God ever worshipped is Ram!
This blend is the true beauty of Ram! Jai Shri Ram! Jai Jai Shri Ram!!


Dilip Subramanian said...

Very nice reading.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thank you very much. Keep coming back for more. Jai Shri Ram!