Shri Ramacharitamanasa – The Holy Lake of the Acts of Rama
By translating Valmiki’s Sanskrit Ramayana into the vernacular Hindi, Tulasidasa created the greatest modern Indian epic that is second only to the Gita and the Upanishads in its spiritual and cultural influence.
This book is recommended for disciples of Shri Anandi Ma and Dhyanyogi. more details in product description
A Treasure for Life
By translating Valmiki’s Sanskrit Ramayana into the vernacular Hindi, Tulasidasa created the greatest modern Indian epic that is second only to the Gita and the Upanishads in its spiritual and cultural influence. Dhyanyogi recommended that disciples read this sacred text during the high energy of Navratri, as well as throughout the year.
It is through the events of his narration that Tulasidasa’s divine fervor reveals the character and glory, the might and power, and the compassion and love of Lord Rama. Through the life and great acts of Rama, Tulasidasa confronts problems of social, political, and family life from the perspective of dharma and religion. Both the scriptures and Tulasidasa state that one intent of Lord Ram’s birth was to teach humanity ideal behavior in all our human relations whether they be relative or friend, king or subject. Rama acted in such a way that for thousands of years after he left, he sets an example of how one’s lifestyle should be guided.
Within the Ramacharitamanasa is a chapter called Sundar Kand that beautifully captures Hanuman’s love and devotion to Lord Rama. The Sundar Kand is a complete scripture within a scripture, and by itself, is a complete anusthan. It was Dhyanyogi’s wish that students recite the Sundar Kand in the form of an anusthan to benefit from its energy.
Ramacharitamanasa reads very much like the Homeric poems that speak of a far-off heroic age where “the gods and goddesses … like the deities of the Iliad, are men and women, stronger and fairer than mortals, able to work wonders and to take any form they please, but not all-powerful or all-wise.” Like the bible, it can be appreciated for both its spiritual principles and its literary contributions that rank Ramacharitamanasa with the works of Dante, Milton, and the classics of antiquity.
The edition has the Devanagari, the transliteration and the Romanized (English) written for each verse. Each page is beautifully decorated with outlining and each chapter has a color print of a miniature to depict the story of the chapter and a bound in page marker.
This book is recommended for disciples of Shri Anandi Ma and Dhyanyogi.
Hardcover from India, 794 pages with five appendixes (one of which includes the Hanuman Chalisa) and glossary