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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

#096, Bharata- Do not BELIEVE WHAT WOMEN SAY

2-100=49 Sanskrit Verse
Ayodhya Kanda
Chapter 100
Kaccit striyaha saantvayasi
kaccit taaha ca surakshitaaha
kaccin na s`raddadhaasya aasaam
kaccid guhyam na bhaashasee.


Context:
Bharata approached Rama in the forest at Chitrakuut` with a request to return to Ayodhya and rule the kingdom. Rama taught him the art of Statecraft.

ENGLISH
Are you keeping the women peaceful? Are you keeping them well-protected? I believe you are not believing the words of these women and telling them your secrets.

BLOGGER'S VIEWS
*69 verses of unasked preaching (2-100-8 to 2-100-76).

*Protect and pacify women. Not believe their words. Not tell them secrets. We can see what sort of respect Rama had towards women.

2 comments:

M G Hariharan said...

Not correct understanding. These things are asked not advised. As elder brother he is supposed to advice. But as Bharatha is a King anointed he cannot be given unsolicited advices. So Rama asks Bharatha if he is following these things? It is a subtle way of Rama’s behavior, and shows his character and nobility. Women do cause misery as Kaikeyi under the advice of Manthara did. Their nature is very short sighted. That is a clear message in Ramayana and mahabharatha. You can of course differ based on women’s equal rights. Just look at Arundhati Roy how she blabbers and tries to cause mischief. You can get more examples. Whether to take Ramayana’s lessons or not is ones option (and repent later?)

M G hariharan said...

Not correct understanding. These things are asked not advised. As elder brother he is supposed to advice. But as Bharatha is a King anointed he cannot be given unsolicited advices. So Rama asks Bharatha if he is following these things? It is a subtle way of Rama’s behavior, and shows his character and nobility. Women do cause misery as Kaikeyi under the advice of Manthara did. Their nature is very short sighted. That is a clear message in Ramayana and mahabharatha. You can of course differ based on women’s equal rights. Just look at Arundhati Roy how she blabbers and tries to cause mischief. You can get more examples. Whether to take Ramayana’s lessons or not is ones option (and repent later?)