| Chapter 24 : Union of Rama with His children Lav and Kush|
the end of the anthology, the episode of Lav and Kush unknowingly
catching a sacred horse (of their father ), called Ashwamegh
Yagnya horse is narrated. Wherever the sacred horse goes, the
people of the land have to accept the King Rama as their emperor.
If they do not do so ,then they have to fight the mighty army of the
Lav and Kush fight a battle with the army of Rama . But as they are
children of the Lord himself, every blow of their weapon on the soldiers,
instead of killing them, sends them into a meditative trance called
Laxmana, the brother of Rama, recognises that these twin children
are none other than Lord Ramas children from SITA. Laxmana painfully
remembers that RAMA had sent away SITA into the forests , just based
on doubts of some common citizens. But , how to tell this bitter-sweet
truth to Rama , is the question that rattles Laxmana.
Then Laxmana thinks of a plan .Laxmana invites Rama to the battlefield,
saying that since the children have defeated the army, Lord Rama should
not fight a battle with the children , but instead challenge the children
with Brahma-Gnyan ie. spiritual knowledge of the creator , the soul
etc. , in the hope that,once the children are rendered answer-less,
they will fall at the feet of their father. Meanwhile the citizens
of Ayodhya have got a scent of the events and they turn up in large
numbers to see the unfolding drama.
Finally Lord Rama himself comes to the battlefield. He is overcome
with affection on seeing the brave children and has no desire to fight
them. The children too, when they point their arrows at the heart
of Rama, surprisingly see the image of their own mother SITA in His
heart. Awestruck, their weapons fall to the ground!!
Keeping a deliberate control on his choking voice, Rama then asks
questions of Brahma-Gnyan to Lav and Kush. But Lav and Kush , being
well groomed by their mother, SITA , answer every question flawlessly
and render their father himself speechless.
|| Lords Eye
Oh! bright children tell me, pray ,
How can one perceive the Lords Eye?
Lav and Kush:
With your physical eye,
You see the world in a certain way
With the inner eye
You should perceive its deeper display
There are lakes, mountains and trees,
There are millions of life-species,
But the good Lord oversees them all,
With an eye of Love and sympathy.
|| Passage of the
Lord RAMA :
Oh! illustrious children, tell us all,
What is passage of the soul?
Lav and Kush:
I have travelled across
Over eight million species,
And seen the mystical Universe.
In many a strange bodily forms
I have been born in my traverse.
Sometimes as bird, sometimes as elephant,
Sometimes visible or even invisible.
In many a varied species.
But I became self-realised
Only after the Dharma (duty)
Of that life I fully personified.
Underwater, on the ground ,
in the boundless azure skies,
I listened carefully for
the primordial sound OM,
On listening to the Anahat (beyond sensory limits)
I offered myself unconditionally
to the love of God
In my passage of the soul.