The Ramcharitmanas is undoubtedly one
of the greatest lyrical compositions in world
literature. Writing in the sixteenth century,
Tulsidas chose to pen verses in Awadhi rather
than Sanskrit, thus breaking with literary
tradition and, importantly, making Lord
Ram more relatable to the lay person.
Pavan K. Varma, author of the bestselling
Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism s Greatest Thinker, has
selected some of the most evocative stanzas
offering a succinct commentary for each
that capture the very core of the original.
While centering the philosophical aspect
of the Ramcharitmanasthe immutability
of the soul over the merely corporeal; the
transience of worldly pleasures; the placing
of wisdom above knowledgeThe Greatest Ode
to Lord Ram describes a devoted son, a loving
sibling, a committed lover, an ideal ruler
and also a human, almost bereft of divinity.
Indeed, Ram is a god and a man;
he is comprehensible.
Tulsis seminal work employs a unique
poetic linguistic tool that unravels even
the most profound concepts with utmost
simplicity, blending philosophy with
breathtaking verse. Varmas compelling new
selection and commentary achieves this
effect by combining the aesthetics, romance
and imagery of the original work with the
unadulterated spirituality that sparkles
through the conduct of a great god.
|| THE GREATEST ODE TO LORD RAM
||Pavan K. Varma
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