2-4-26, 2-4-27, Sanskrit Verse
Kaamam khalu sataam vruttee bhraataa tee bharataha sthitaha
jyeshht`haanuvartii dharmaatmaa saanukroosho jiteendriyaha
kintu chittam manushhyaan`aam anityam iti me matihi
sataam ca dharmanityaanaam krutashoobhi ca raaghava
Dasaratha told Rama to get ready for the Coronation.
Your brother Bharata is a follower of his elder brother (you). He is righteous, empathetic and conquerer of senses. Yet, human mind is unstable. The best of the people can behave impulsively, inexplicably and unpredictably.
2-25-23 , Sanskrit Verse
praaptakaaloo mato mama.
"Before which time Bharata returns from distance, within that time your coronation should happen. This is my opinion."
Why should the coronation take place when Bharata is distant and completed before his return? Dasaratha was expecting impulsive obstruction from Bharata. If Rama did not foresee any obstruction from Bharata and was fully confident of Bharata’s consent, he should have said to his father: ‘Father, please do not doubt Bharata. He will not object to my coronation. Why do you suspect his change of mind?’ Rama does not object. In verse 28, he saluted his father and went home.
Verse 24 provides further clue. Dasaratha said to Rama that his well wishers should guard him alertly from all directions, as for such type of functions, there will be obstacles. Dasaratha is foreseeing obstacles because probably because internecine quarrels for throne were common.
In verse 43 Rama tells Lakshmana: ‘Lakshman`a imaam mayaa saardham prashaadhi tvam vasundharaam’ (Lakshmana! Pl. rule this earth jointly with me). Rama does not say ‘All of us four shall rule this Earth jointly.’ Rama ignores Bharata in ruling the Earth. In Verse 44, Rama entreats Lakshmana to rule the Kingdom and enjoy it.
In Chapter 7, verse 26, Mandhara, Kaikeeyi’s maid alleged that Dasaratha sent Bharata to Bharata’s relatives’ house in the dawn, with a premeditated plan of installing Rama on the throne without hindrance.