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Ramayan - In Depth
Ramayan - A Scripture written by Goswami Tulsidas Ji.
In India, Dusshera to Diwali is a month of RAM. Ramayan is scripture written by Goswami Tulsidas. And the depth inside is one that we can seldom touch. Plan to write what ever I understood about this beautiful scripture. But one single post can’t do justice. It needs a series to fully understand. So will be doing a series of topics.
There are many Ramayans written by many Rishis and people. Mostly three stand out – Valmiki Ramayan, which was supposedly written ten thousand years before actual Ram was born. Adhyatam Ramayan written by Rishi Vashishtha. Both are in Sanskrit. And then in Avadhi language Raamcharit Manas popularly known as Ramayan by Goswami Tulsidas ji. Generally this one is accepted by Hindus and worshiped as holy scripture.
Interestingly, not many know about second birth of Goswami Tulsidas ji, as Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, who was Enlightened being. Sant Tulsi Sahib in His book “Ghat Ramayan” tells us that He wrote Ramayan in His previous birth as Goswami Tulsidas to tell all the secrets about RAM. But He suffered huge opposition from Pandits at that time. He then hid the original Ramayan And again wrote simple but allegorical Ramayan. And not many still understand the secrets told in RAMAYAN, till now.
As written in “Ghat Ramayan” –
रामायण मे कीन बखानी, यह सब घट मे भाखि सुनाई, अंधे जीव अंते ले जाई। ( Hindi Script)
Meaning - That He tried to tell us about that story of Ramayan, where everything is inside our body. Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Dashrath, Ravan even Ayodhya is inside us. But we the blind ones take it as all the happenings in this physical and world of illusion. And try to find everything, in this physical world.
The Depth Inside Ramayan
When in this light we again read RAMAYAN. The whole new meanings starts emerging. And a new story unfolds right in front of our eyes. Each and every scripture yields a complete new meaning, when we try to find that meaning inside us. And we learn they all are talking about same ONE CREATOR, ONE GOD.
As it is said in Ramayan –
रामचरित सर ( ocean ) गुप्त सुहावा। ( Hindi Script )
Meaning - The reality inside Ramayan is a lovely hidden ocean.
And also -
राम कथा के तेई अधिकारी , जिन्ह के सत संगति अति प्यारी । ( Hindi Script )
Meaning - Only those can understand the reality depicted in Ramayan, who have love, devotion and passion for true Satsang and surrender for True Master.
Ramayan has Seven chapters. According to Santdas Maheshwari ji, from Soamibagh Agra, who wrote deep study on Ramayan – The secrets of Ramayan – these are stories of seven steps of inner realms. The lower chakras are demonic. So he doesn’t count three chakras of lower realms. Two lower doors and one in belly button. He starts from heart chakra, then Kanth chakra, then the Third Eye center, Sahasradal Kaval, Trikuti and then Sunna Shikhar. The uppermost door of Third realm. Which is also entrance of Bhavar gufa. The seven chapters of Ramayan are actually the fight and winning of these seven steps or Chakras or Realms. And that too inside our own body.
With these secrets in mind. We will start and try to understand Ramayan and what this scripture wants to teach us.
Short Synopsis Of Story Of Ramayan
For those who don’t know the story of Ramayan. Here is short synopsis – RAM was prince of Ayodhya. HE won the bet for winning Sita’s hand in marriage. And they got married. But when the time came for Him to become King, His step mother forced her husband King Dashrath to send Ram to forest for fourteen years, while making her own son- Bharat as king. While in forest, the king of Lanka called Ravan, kidnapped Sita. Ram, with His brother Lakshman and the Monkey king Sugriva fought a war to free Sita. In the end killing Ravan and returning back to His kingdom Ayodhya. But the actual meaning behind this whole story is – As MYSTICS teaches us is deeply spiritual. And that is what we will try to explore in very short. Because if we go too deep. We can literally publish a book on deep spiritual secrets in Ramayan.
In another part -- we will start with the most important question ---
ACCORDING TO GOSWAMI TULSIDAS RAMAYAN --- WHO IS RAM ?
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