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  Chapter 6 : Reunion of Rama and sita after slaying of Ravana.

This Chapter takes us back to the Rama-Ravana conflict and describes, in Sita’s words, very delicately, the reunion of Rama and Sita after the slaying of Ravana. In this Chapter, Rama spells out the subtle aspects of human duty.


Hark Ye’ Oh! Army of ‘Vanars’ (Ape Men)
You have indeed performed a blessed deed,
Take ye’ this gift of progress,
Man shall worship you as the Monkey-God indeed.

Let not evil grow any more,
The wife of others, treat her like your mother,
Let Dharma (righteous duty) alone prosper,
May people through DUTY flower.

Let all beings find sanctuary,
May spiritual knowledge lead to right conscience
Little children, may they always find affection,
Treat elders with reverence.

Be Ye’ humble to your teachers,
Drink the nectar of wisdom,
Adopt good conduct forever,
Uphold family values as solemn.

Husband and wife are like two wheels of the same chariot,
Keep each other’s company as you progress spiritually,
Be ready to help the downtrodden,
Sow the seeds of good deeds perpetually.

Nature is mine and I am of nature,
Let this be in your heart and mind,
The shackles of time shall then fall asunder,
You shall meet and converse with souls sublime.

Always perform ‘Sat-Karma’ (good-deeds),
Hold the welfare of the community at your heart,
Give your life for divine plans,
Be Ye’ unified with the good Lord.

Let the above tenets for all living beings,
The basis of Dharma (Duty) form.
To spread this enlightenment,
Know Oh! Man, to earth you are born.

Monkey-God Hanuman (Monkey God) , one of the forest dwellers -called Vanars (ape-men) who devoutly helped Rama win over Ravana, is worshipped in India as a God. He bears the appearance of a monkey and signifies ‘Strength.’


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