Ramacharitmanas

84. Shri Rama’s Great Game

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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83. A Mothers Love For Her Child

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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82. The Naming of Shri Rama

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is like an ocean of love and bliss and

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80. Rama’s Voice

To Brahmas beautiful prayer, Rama responded by saying: ‘Do not be fearful.  For all of the good and saintly people of the world, for all of the Yogis, for all of the Gods and for righteousnesses, I shall come.  I shall be born as a human on Earth. In the glorious solar dynasty, I shall

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77. Lanka, Our Own Kingdom of Desires

Mandodari, the daughter of Maya, married Ravana.  As part of this marriage Maya constructed for them a majestic fortress on the island of Lanka. It was greater than anything that existed on Earth.  Decked with gold, silver, and precious jewels, even the fortress walls shone resplendently.  The oceans surrounding the island kissed the Kingdom’s golden

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76. The Nature of Ravana’s Desire

By means of a Brahmana’s curse, the once virtuous King Pratabhandu was reborn as the terrible demon King Ravana. Ravana had two brothers, Kumbhakarana, who was a powerful giant, and Vibhishana, who was Ravana’s minister.  All though each of them performed exactly the same yogic austerities and various kinds of penances, due to their individual natures, they

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Ramacharitmanas 65. The Third Eye

Kama nervously approached Shiva who was majestically seated in perfect meditation.   Just has he had done with every living being on Earth, Kama assumed he could bring Shiva under his sway. He prepared his weapons of intoxication. When he saw Shiva he began to tremble, he was awestruck, but it was too late to turn back

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