posted on Oct, 20 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Valmiki Ramayan AyodhyaKaand Chapter 74 – Rama consoles Bharat
8. Humans are not free to change the occurrences of good and bad events in life. Man is under the power of God (Ishwar) who makes a man dance like a
doll attached to strings, to give results of previous deeds.
9. All collected objects are destroyed, even the progressive human sees the end. The joined (relations) ends in parting (either by death or
separation), and life always end in death.
10. Like a ripe fruit always fears its end in a fall, a man always fears his end in death.
11. Like a palace falls when its strong columns give way to age, a man gets destroyed due to old age and death.
12. The night spent does not come back, as the water of Yamuna that fell into the sea does not come back.
13. The days and nights reduce the life of a man just as sun dries a body of water in the summer.
14. O Bharat! You worry about your spiritual progress, why worry about others? Whether plants, or animals, (or man), time is reducing the age of
15. Death always stays with man throughout life. Then it goes far away (after death), and returns with man. (man here is soul. The death or
‘yama’ is another name of God. The power of God called ‘Vayu’ takes the soul out of the body, and establishes it back into another body)
16. When skin has sagged, hair has become white, and the body has become weak due to age, then how can a man lord over others?
17. A man feels happy at sunrise and sunset, but he does not know that his life is reducing every moment.
18. A man displays happiness at change of seasons, but does not know these are reducing his life.
19,20. As a wood-plank joins with another due to waves in a large sea, and then separates again, similarly a man is joined with woman, son, brother,
relatives, wealth as per given time, and then separates, as separation is definite.
21. O Bharat! No man in this world can become immortal. So even when grieving for a dead, a man is unable to avoid own demise.
22,23. As a person sitting on a roadside gets up and starts when he sees a large group of travelers, saying I also come with you, similarly every man
has to follows his ancestors to death. So what is the benefit of grieving death when it cannot be avoided?
24. As a river always goes ahead, and never returns, similarly a man should spend time in good deeds daily seeing that life is wasting away.
25. King Dashrath has passed away after performing many ‘yagna’ and doing good deeds, and enjoying health and wealth and a long life.
26. The person like you and me who are Learned people should never grieve for King Dashrath.
27. O Bharat! You recover and get back to Ayodhya, and carry out your duties as father instructed you.