Chapter [Sarga] 105

Introduction

Bharata requests Rama to oblige him by accepting the kingdom of ayodhya, being offered by him back to Rama with the concurrence of Kaikeyi, evnthough bestowed on him by thier deceased father. Rama consoles Bharata, saying that death is inevitable for living beings and they should not grieve for their deceased father. Rama asks Bharata to control his grief and go back to Ayodhya to shoulder the burden of rulership there in order to the command of their deceased father and that Rama himself would obey his father's command by staying back in the forest.


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tt> pu; isMhanam! v&tanam! tE> sud g[E>,
zaectam! @v rjnI hoen VyTyvtRt. 21051

1. tataH= then; taiH= (while) those; puruSa simhaanaam= lions among men; vR^itaanaam= surrounded; suhR^idgaNaiH= by a host of friends; shochataameva= were still lamenting; rajanii= (that) night; vyatyavartata= elapsed; duHkhena= with a much difficulty.

While those lions among men amidst a host of friends wre lamenting, that night elapsed with a much difficulty.

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rjNyam! su-atayam! atr> te sud v&ta>,
mNdaikNyam! tm! jPym! kTva ramm! %pagmn!. 21052

2. suprabhaataayaam= at the beautiful day-break; rajanyaam= of the night, te bhraataraH= those brothers; suhR^idvR^itaaH= along with their firends; kR^itvaa= having amde; hutam= offering; japyam= and muttered prayer; mandaakinyaam= in the River Mandakini; upaagamam= and approached; raamam= Rama.

When the beautiful dawn broke, Rama's brothers along with their companions, having made their offerings and recited their prayers on the banks of River Madakini, approached Rama.

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tU:[Im! te smupasIna n kit! ikiMcd AvIt!,
-rt> tu sun! mXye ram vcnm! AvIt!. 21053

3. te= they; samupaasinaaH= sat; tuSniim= silently; na kashchit= no one; kimchit= whatsover; bharatastu= Bharata, however; abraviit= spoke; vachanam= (the following) words; raamam= to Rama; suhR^inmadhye= amidst those companions.

Sitting in silence, no one uttered a word. Bharata, on his part, amidst his companions, addressed Rama as follows:

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saiNTvta maimka mata dm! raJym! #dm! mm,
td ddaim tv @v Ahm! -uNv raJym! Ak{qkm!. 21054

4. maamikaa= my; maataa= mother; saantvitaa= has been restored, harmony; idam= this; raajyam= kingdom; dattam= was given; mama= to me; aham= I; dadaami= am giving; tat= that kingdom; tavaiva= to you indeed; bhuuNkSva= enjoy; raajyam= the kingdom; akaNTakam= without hindrance.

"My mother has been consoled (by you) by giving this kingdom to me. I am giving back that kingdom to you. Enjoy it without hindrance!"

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mhta #v AMbu vegen i-> setur jl Aagme,
ravarm! Tvd ANyen raJy o{fm! #dm! mht!. 21055

5. idam= this; mahat= great; raajyakhaN^Dam= continent of kingdom; setuH iva= as a dam; bhinnaH= breached; mahataa= by a great; ambuvegena= on rush of water; jalaagame= during a rainy season; (cannot be repaired); duraavaaram= cannot be defended; tvadanyena= by any one other than you.

"As a dam breached by a great on-rush of water during a rainy season cannot be repaired so easily, this great continent cannot be defended by any one other than you."

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gitm! or #v ASy tayRSy #v pti[>,
AnugNtum! n zir me gitm! tv mhI pte. 21056

6. na= there is no; shaktiH= capability; me= for me; anugantam= to follow; tava gatim= your path; khara iva= as a donkey; gatim= the tempo; ashvasya= of a horse; patattrNaH iva= or an ordinary bird; taarkSyasya= the movement of Garuda, a kind of falcon; mahiipate= O, lord of the world!.

"As a donkey cannot emulate the tempo of a horse, or an ordinary bird the movement of Garuda (a kind of falcon), neither can I follow in your footsteps, O, Lord of the world!"

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sujIvm! inTyz> tSy y> prEr %pjIVyte,
ram ten tu jIRvm! y> pran! %pjIvit. 21057

7. raama= O, Rama!; tasya= his; sujiivam= is a good life; yaH= who; nityashaH= upajiivyate= is relied upon; paraiH= by others; yaH= whoever; upajiivati= is dependent on; paraan= others; tenatu= however; durjiivam= (leads) a difficult life.

"O, Rama! Know his life to be blessed forever, on whom others depend Life is, however, difficult for him who depends on others for this life."

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ywa tu raeiptae v&]> pu;e[ ivvixRt>,
Svken raraehae F SkNxae mha Ԃm>. 21058
s yda pui:ptae -UTva )lain n ivdzRyet!,
s tam! n Anu-vet! Iitm! ySy hetae> -aivt>. 21059
@;a %pma mha bahae Tvm! AwRm! veum! AhRis,
yid Tvm! ASman! \;-ae -taR -&Tyan! n zaix ih. 210510

8, 9, 10. yathaa= as; vR^ikSaH= a tree; ropitaH= planted; puruSeNa= by a man; vivardhitaH= and grown; mahaa drumaH= as a great tree; ruuDha shandhaH= with an immense trunk; duraarohaH= became inaccessible; hrasvakena= to a dwarf; yadaa= when; vR^ikSaH= the tree; bhuutvaa= came to; puSpitaH= be flowered; yathaa= for instance; na vidarshayet= does not bear; phalaani= fruits; saH= he; naanubhavet= doest not experience; taam priitim= that pleasure; yasyaaH hetoH= for which purpose; praropitaH= it was planted; mahaabaaho= O, mighty armed!; arhasi= you ought; vettum= to understand; tam artham= that import; eSaa= of this; upamaa= simile; vR^iSabhaH= (and being) the distinguished; bhartaa= Lord (of all); na- should not; tvam= you; shaadhihi= guide; asmaan= us; bhR^ityaan= your servants.

"As a tree planted by a man may grow and with its great branches and immense trunk, become inaccessible to a dwarf, yet though it may come to flowering, does not bear fruit, it yeilds no pleasure for him. O, mighty armed! You ought to understand the import of theis simile and being the distinguished Lord of all, may you guide us, your sevants!"

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e[y> Tvam! mha raj pZyNtu A!(a> c svRz>,
tpNtm! #v AaidTym! raJye iSwtm! Airm! dmm!. 210511

11. mahaaraaja= O, emperor; arindamam= the conqueror of foes!; agrya= (May) the foremost; shreNayaH= series (of people); pashyantu= behold; tvaam= you; pratapantam= shining resplendent; sarvashaH= on all sides; aadityam iva= like the sun; sthitam= seated; raajye= on the throne!.

"O, emperor, the conqueror of foes! May all behold you, shining resplendent on all sides like the sun, seated on the throne!"

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tv Anuyane kakT:w ma ndRNtu kNjra>,
ANt> pur gta nayaeR nNdNtu susmaihta>. 210512

12. kaakutthsa= O, Rama!; kuJNjaraaH= (May) the elephants; mattaaH= intoxicated with ichor; nardantu= be heard trumpeting; anuyaane= (on the highway) when you do return; naaryaH= and the women; antaHpuragataaH= of the inner apartments; nandantu= rejoice; susamaahitaaH= all happily joined together.

"O, Rama! May the elephants, intoxicated with ichor be heard trumpeting on the highway, when you do return and the women of the inner apartments rejoice, all happily joined together."

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tSy saxu #Ty! AmNyNt nagra ivivxa jna>,
-rtSy vc> uTva ramm! Tynuyact>. 210513

13. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; tasya bharatasya= of that Bharata; anuyaachataH= who was (thus) appealing; raamam prati= to Rama; vividhaaH janaaH= the various people; naagaraaH= of the city; amanyanta= in approbation, said saadhu= iti; "Excellent! Well said!"

Hearing the words of Bharata, who was thus appealing to Rama, the various people of the city in approbation, said "Excellent! Well said!"

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tm! @vm! hiotm! ey ivlpNtm! yziSvnm!,
ram> kt AaTma -rtm! smaasyd AaTmvan!. 210514

14. raamaH= Rama; aatmavaan= the prudent man; kR^itaatmaa= whose spirit was disciplined; prekSya= on seeing; tam yashasvinam= that illustrious; duHkhitam= and sorrowful; bharatam= Bharata; vilapantam= lamenting; evam= thsu; samaashvaasayat= consoled (him as follows)

On seeing the illustrious and sorrowful Bharata thus lamenting, the prudent and self-conposed Rama began to console him as follows:

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n AaTmn> kam karae AiSt pu;ae Aym! AnIr>,
#t> c #trt> c @nm! kt ANt> pirk;Rit. 210515

15. ayam= this; puruSaH= man; naasti= is not able; aatmanaH kaamakaaraH= to do what he wills; aniishvaraH= (he is) not the Master; kR^itaantaH= a fixed form or name; parikarSati= drives; enam= him; itashcha itaratashcha= hither and thither.

"Man is not able to do what he wills. He is not the Master A fixed form or name drives him hither and thither."

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sveR ]y ANta incya> ptn ANta> smuG?ya>,
sMyaega ivyaeg ANta mr[ ANtm! c jIivtm!. 210516

16. sarve= all; nichayaaH= that is piled up; kSayaantaaH= is finally disbursed; samuchchhrayaaH= what rises; patanaantaaH= ends in a fall; samyogaaH= union; viprayogaantaaH= ends in separation; jiivitam= life; maraNaantam= ends in death.

"All that is piled up, is finally disbursed. What rises, ends in a fall. Unio ends in separation. Life ends in death."

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ywa )lanm! pKvanam! n ANy ptnad -ym!,
@vm! nrSy jatSy n ANy mr[ad -ym!. 210517

17. pakvaanaam= ripe; yathaa= how; phalaanaam= fruit; na= does not fear; anyatra= for anything other; patanaat= than falling; evam= so also; narasya= a man; jaatasya= once born; na= does not; bhayam= fear; anyatra= for anything other; maraNaat= than his death.

"How a ripe fruit does not fear for anything other than its falling, so also a man once born, does not fear for anything other than his death."

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ywa Agarm! F SwU[m! jI[Rm! -UTva AvsIdit,
twa AvsIdiNt nra jra m&Tyu vzm! gta>. 210518

18. yathaa= how; dR^iDhasthuuNam= (even) a stron-pillared; agaaram= house; jiirNam bhuutvaa= gets worn out; avasiidati= and decays; tathaiva= so also; naraaH= human beings; siidanti= perish; jaraa mR^ityu vashamgataaH= having been subjected to the old age and death.

"As a house that is solidly contructed ultimately falls into decay, human being too is subject to age and death."

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ATyeit rjnI ya tu sa n itinvtRte,
yaTyev ymuna pU[aR smumudkaklm!. 210519

19. rajanii= the night; yaa= which; atyeti= has passed; saa= that; na pratinivartate= does not return; puurNaa= and the bountiful; yamunaa= River Yamuna; yaatyeva= just marches on; samudram= towards the ocean; udakaakulam= which is (again) full of water.

"The night that has passed, does not return and the buntiful River Yamuna just marches on towards the all-sufficient abounding in water."

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Ahae raai[ gGCAiNt sveR;am! ai[nam! #h,
AayUiM; ]pyNTy! Aazu I:me jlm! #v AMzv>. 210520

20. gachchhanti= the passing; ahoraatraaNi= days and nights; iha= in this world; aashu= quickly; kSapayanti= decrease; aayuumSi= the life-span; sarveSaam praaNinaam= of all living beings; griiSme iva= as in the summer; aamshavaH= the rays of the sun; (dry up); jalam= the water ( in a pool).

"The pasing days and nights in this world quickly decrease the life-span of all living being as in the summer, the rays of the sun dry up the water (in a pool)."

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AaTmanm! Anuzaec Tvm! ikm! ANym! Anuzaecis,
Aayu> te hIyte ySy iSwtSy c gtSy c. 210521

21. sthitasycha= even while you stay (at home); gatasya cha= or departed (to another place); yasya= which; te= your; aayuH= life-span; hiiyate= gets shortened; tvam= you; anushocha= grieve; aatmaanam= for yourself; kim= why; anushochasi= do you grieve for; anyam= another?;

"You grieve for yourself. Why do you grieve for another? Even while you stay at home, or departed to another place, your life-span gets shortened."

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sh @v m&Tyur jit sh m&Tyur in;Idit,
gTva sudI"Rm! AXvanm! sh m&Tyur invtRte. 210522

22. mR^ityuH= Death; vrajati= walks; sahaiva= just with us; niSiidati= (we) sit; saha mR^ityuH= along with death; gatvaa= and having travelled; sudiirgham= a very long; adhvaanam= distance, nivartate= (we) return; saha mR^ityuH= along with death.

"Death walks just with us (as we walk) and sits with us (as we sit). Having travelled a very long distance (with us), death returns along with us (as we return)."

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gae;u vly> aa> eta> cEv izrae ha>,
jrya pu;ae jI[R> ikm! ih kTva -avyet!. 210523

23. valayaH= (When) folds; praaptaaH= have appeared; gaatreSu= on limbs; shiroruhaashchaiva= and even hari; shvetaaH= have turned grey; kim hi= on what expedient; puruSaH= can a man; kR^itvaa= having got; jiirNaH= decayed; jarayaa= with age; prabhaavayet= come to the original splendour?

"When folds have appeared on limbs and hair have turned grey; on what expedient can a man having got decayed with age, come back to the original splendour?"

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nNdNTy! %idt AaidTye nNdNTy! AStm! #te rvaE,
AaTmnae n AvbuXyNte mnu:ya jIivt ]ym!. 210524

24. manuSyaaH= people; nandanti= are delighted; aaditye= when the sun; udite= has risen; nandati= and delighted; ravon= when the sun, astamite= has set; naavabudhyante= and are not able to know; aatmanaH= their; jiivitakSayam= loss in life-span.

"People are deligted when the sun has risen and also when the day ends. But they are not able to perceive the waning in their life-span."

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:yNTy! \tu muom! va nvm! nvm! #h Aagtm!,
\tUnam! pirvteRn ai[nam! a[ sM]y>. 210525

25. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; R^itumukham= the onset of the season; hR^iSyanti= people rejoice; aagatam= as though it has come; navam navam= fresh and new; parivartena= but the succession; R^ituunaam= of the seasolns; praaNa samkSayaH= devours the life; praaNinaam= of living beings.

"Seeing the onset of season, people rejoice, as though it has come something newly. But the succession of the seasons devours the life of being."

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ywa kam! c kam! c smeyatam! mha A[Rve,
smeTy c Vypeyatam! kalm! Aasa* kMcn. 210526
@vm! -ayaR> c pua> c Jnaty> c vsUin c,
smeTy VyvxaviNt uvae ! @;am! ivna -v>. 210527

26, 27. yathaa= how; mahaarNave= in a great ocean; kaaSThamcha= a drift-wood; kaaSThamcha= and another drift-wood; sameyaataam= meet; sametya= together; aasaadya= getting; kamchana= a certain; kaalam= time; vyapeyaataamcha= and separate; evam- in the same manner; bhaaryaashcha= wives; putraashcha= children; jJNaatayashcha= relatives; dhanaanicha= and riches; sametya= come toghether; vyapadhaavanti= and separate; eSaam= their; vinaabhavaH= parting; dhruvohi= is indeed inevitable.

"As pieces of drift-wood floating on the ocean coe toghether for a span, so wives, children, kinsmen wealth and property come together for a while and part with us. Their parting in deed inevitable."

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n A kid ywa -avm! a[I smi-vtRte,
ten tiSmn! n samWyRm! etSy ASTy! Anuzaect>. 210528

28. atra= here; na kachchit praaNii= no being; samabhivartate= can escape; yathaabhaavam= its destiny (in the form of birth and death); tena= for that reason; saamarthyam= the power; tasmin= to avert his own death; naasti= does not ingrain; anushochataH= in a man mourning; pretasya= for a dead person.

"Here, no being can escape its destiny ( in the form of birth and death). For that reason, the power to avert his own death does not ingrain in a man mourning for a dead person."

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ywa ih sawRm! gGCANtm! Uyat! kit! piw iSwt>,
Ahm! APy! Aagim:yaim p&tae -vtam! #it. 210529
@vm! pUvERr gtae magR> ipt& pEtamhae uv>,
tm! Aap> kwm! zaeced ySy n AiSt Vyitm>. 210530

29, 30. yathaa saartham= as a caravan; gachchhantam= is passing; pathi= on a raod; sthitaH= one stationed at the way-side; iti bruuyaat= thus says; ahamapi= I too; aagamiSyaami= will come; pR^iSThataH= behind; bhavataam= you; evam= in the same manner; behind; bhavataam= you; evam= in the same manner; dhruvaH= (we should) inevitably (follow); maargaH= the path; gataH= taken; pitR^ipaitaamahaH= by fathers, grand fathers; puurvaiH= and ancestors; katham= why;shochet= distress; aapannaH= by the man who obtained; tam= that path; yasya= for which; naasti= then is no; vyatikramaH= return?

"As a caravan is passing on a road, one stationed at the way-side says, I too will come behind you. In the same manner, we should inevitably follow the path taken by fathers and fire fathers. Why a man who obtained that path, for which there is no return, distress himself.

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vys> ptmanSy aetsae va AinvitRn>,
AaTma suoe inyaeVy> suo -aj> ja> Sm&ta>. 210531

31. vayasaH= (while) the age; patamaanasya= reshes on; anivartinaH= without return; srotasovaa= like a stream; aatmaa= one's self; niyoktavyaH= should be emplyoed; sukhe= in a pursuit leading to blessedness; smR^itaaH= It is said; prajaaH= that beings; sukhabhaajaH= are meant to be happy.

"While the age reshes on, without any return like a flowing river, one's self should be emplyoed in a pursuit leading to blessedness. It is said that beings are meant to be happy?"

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xmR AaTma s zu-E> kTE> tui-> c Aa di][E>,
xUt papae gt> SvgRm! ipta n> p&iwvI pit>. 210532

32. saH= that; pR^ithiviipatiH= king; dasharathaH= Dasaratha; naH= our; dharmaatmaa= pious minded; pitaa= father; kR^itsnaiH= (performed) almost all; shubhaiH= auspicious; kratubhiH= sacrifices; aapta dakSiNaiH= and paid plentiful sacrificial fees (to the officiating priests and Brahmins); gataH= and went; svargam= to heaven.

"The king Dasaratha, our pious minded father performed almost all auspicious sacrifices and paid plentiful sacrificial fees (to the officitaing preists and Brahmins) and went to heaven."

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-&Tyanam! -r[at! sMyk janam! pirpalnat!,
AwR Aadanac! c xameR[ ipta n> iidvm! gt>. 210533

33. naH= our; pitaa= father; bharaNaat= for maintaining; bhR^ityaanaam= the servants; samyak= well ; paripaalanaat= for protecting; prajaanaam= the subjects; aadaanaat= and for realising; arthaanaam= the taxes; dhramena= in the manner prescribed by scriptures (from them); gataH= reached; tridivam= heaven.

"Our father reached heaven because he maintained his servants properly, protected his subjects and realised the taxes in the manner prescribed by scriptures from them."

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kmRi-Stu zu-EirE> tui-aVtdi][>,
Svg dzrw> a> ipta n> p&iwvIpit>. 210534

34. naH= our; pitaa= father; pR^ithiviipatiH= the king; dasharathaH= Dasaratha; praaptaH= obtained; svargam= heaven; shubhaiH karmabhiH= because of his auspicious acts; iSTaiH kratubhishcha= and performing sacrifices; aapta dakSiNaiH= involving heavy sacrificial fees.

"Our father, the king Dasaratha obtained heaven because of his auspicious acts and perfoming sacrifices involving heavy sacrificial fees."

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#va bivxEr yJnEr -aegaM> c AvaPy pu:klan!,
%mm! c Aayur Aasa* Svr gt> p&iwvI pit>. 210535

35. pR^ithiviipatiH= the king Dasaratha; iSTvaa= having performed; bahuvidhaiH= many types; yajJNaH= of sacrifices; avaapya= enjoying bhogaan= wordly pleasures; puSkalaan= abundantly; aasaadya= and having obtained; uttamam= a virtuous; aayushcha= long life; svargataH= reached heaven.

"Having perfomed many types of sacrifices, enjoying worldly pleasure abundantly and having obtained a long and virtuous life, king Dasaratha reached heaven."

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Aayummasa* -aeganip c ra"v>,
s n zaeCy> ipta tat SvgRt> sTkt> stam!. 210536

36. taata= O, dear brother!; pitaa= our father; sa raaghavaH= that King Dasartha; na shochya= is not to be pitied; satkR^itaH= who was treated with respect; sataam= by virtuous men; aasaadya= and got; uttamam= excellent; aayuH= life span; bhogaanapi= and enjoyments.

"O, dear brother! King Dasaratha, our father who was treated with respect by all virtuous men and who secured excellent life-span and enjoyments, is not to be pitied."

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s jI[Rm! manu;m! dehm! pirTyJy ipta ih n>,
dEvIm! \im! Anuaae laek ivhair[Im!. 210537

37. naH= Our; pitaa= father; saH= that King Dasaratha; parityajya= having abandoned; jiirNam= his worn out; maanuSam deham= human body; anupraaptaH hi= indeed has attained daiviim= the celestial; R^iddhim= prosperous state; bhramaloka vihaariNiim= by which he can stroll in thre realm of Brahma ( the highest heaven).

"King Dasaratha, our father, having abandoned his worn-out human body, indeed has attained the celstial state, by which he can stroll in the realm of Brahma (the highest heaven).

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tm! tu n @vm! ivx> kit! aJn> zaeictum! AhRit,
Tvd ivxae yd ivx> c Aip utvan! buimr>. 210538

38. na praajJNaH= now wise; shrutavaan= learned; buddhimattaraH= and exceptionally clever man; kashchit= whosoever; aarhati= ought; shochitum= to weep; evam vidhaH= in such a manner; madvidhashchaapi= such as I and; tvadvidhaH= you; tam= about the emperor.

"No wise, learned and exceptionally clever man, would weep in such a manner, such as I and you, about the emperor.

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@te b ivxa> zaeka ivlap idte twa,
vjRnIya ih xIre[ svR AvSwasu xImta. 210539

39. dhimataa= the wise; dhiireNa= who are steadfast; varjaniiyaaH hi= should indeed relinquish; ete= these; shokaaH= sorrows; tathaa= and; vilaapa rudite= lamentations; weepings; sarvaavasthaasu= and such states of miksery.

"The wise, who are steadfast, should indeed relinquish these sorrows, lamentatious, weepings and such other states of misery."

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s SvSwae -v ma zaecae yaTva c Aavs tam! purIm!,
twa ipa inyuae Ais vizna vdtamu vr. 210540

40. bhava= be; svasthaH= composed; saH= such of you; vara= the most; vadataam= eloquent of orators!; maa= do not; shokaH= lament; yaatvaa= go and; aavasa= take possession; taam puriim= of that city; asi= you were; niyuktaH= commanded; tathaa= thus; pitraa= by our father; vashinaa= the subduer of senses.

"Be composed, O Most eloquent of orators! Control your grief, return to the City of Ayodhya in order to obey the command of our father, the subduer of his senses."

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y Ahm! Aip ten @v inyu> pu{y kmR[a,
t @v Ahm! kir:yaim iptur AayRSy zasnm!. 210541

41. ahamapi= I also; kariSyaami= will fulfil; shaasanam= the command; pituH= of our father; aaryasya= the venerable man; tatraiva= in that very place; yatra= where; nuyuktaH= I have been ordered; (to stay); tenaiva= by the king Dasaratha, PuNya karmaNaa= of virtuous deeds.

"I also will fulfil the command of our father, the venrable man in that very place, whre I have been ordered to stay by that king Dasaratha of virtuous deeds."

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n mya zasnm! tSy Tym! NyaYym! Airm! dm,
tt! Tvya Aip sda maNym! s vE bNxu> s n> ipta. 210542

42. arindama= O, Bharata the Vanquisher of Foes! na nyaayyam= It is not justifiable; mayaa= for me; tyaktum= to give up; shaasanam= the command; tasya= of our father; tat= It; maanyam= is to be honoured; sadaa= forever; tvayaapi= by you too; saH= he; bandhuHvai= is the kin; naH= for us; saH= he; pitaa= is our father.

"O Bharata the Vanquisher of Foes! It is not justifiable for me to violate the command of our father. You also must honour it to the end, for it comes from our father, out own blood."

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tc> ipturevah< sMmtm! xmRcair[>,
kmR[a paliy:yaim vnvasen ra"v. 210543

43. raaghava= O, Bharata!; tat= that is why; aham= I; paalayiSyaami= shall conform; sammatam vachaH eva= just to the honourable word; pituH= of our fahter; dharmachaariNaH= the practiser of virtue; karmaNaa= by the act; ranavaasena= of dwelling in the forest.

"O, Bharata! Hence, I shall conform to the honourable word of our father, the practiser of virtue, by my act of dwelling in the forest."

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xaimRke[an&z<sen nre[ guvitRna,
-ivtVy< nrVyam! prlaek< ijgI;ta 210544

44. naravyaaghra= O, Tiger among men!; dhaarmikeNa= who is pious; anR^ishamsena= who seeks to harm non; nareNa= by a man; jigiiSataa= who aspires to conquer; paralokam= the higher world; bhavitavyam= must act.

O, Tigher among men! Thus should a pious man act, who seeks to harm none, who is obedient to his elders and who aspires to conquer the higher world."

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AaTmanmnuit Tv< Sv-aven nr;R-,
inzaMy tu zu-< v&< iptudRzrwSy n> 210545

45. nararSabha= O, excellent among men!; nishaamya= seeing; shubham= the virtuous; vR^ittam= conduct; pituH= of our father; dasharathasya= Dasaratha; anutiSTha= act in conformity to; aatmaanam= your own; svabhaavena= nature.

"O, excellent among men! perceiving the virutous conduct of our father, the King Dasaratha, act in conformity to your own nature."

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#Tyevmuva vcnm! mhaTma,
iptuinRdezitpalnawRm!,
yuvIysm! atrmwRv,
-umuRtaRirram ram>. 210546

46. uktvaa= having uttered; muhuurtaat= in about an hour; arthavat= these meaningful; vachanam= words; ityevam= in this manner; yaviiyasam= to his younger; bhraataram= brother; pituH nideshaparipaalanaartham= ont he need of obedience to his father's will; mahaatmaa= the magnanimous; prabhuH= and mighty; raamaH= Rama; viraaraama= became silent.

Having uttered in about an hour, these meaningful words in this manner to his younger brother on the need of abedience to his father's will, the magnamous and the mighty Rama became silent.

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye AyaeXyaka{fe paerzttm> sgR

Thus completes 105th Chapter of Ayodhya Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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June 2005, K. M. K. Murthy