Japa – His Name
Summary of last session (May 1) By Shri Mohan Khandekar
23:1 Shri Ram lived a grueling life for the devotees however they can get His blessings by simply reciting His name (Ram Naam Japa)
23:3/4: Stories of various characters in Ramayana who were recipients of boon from Shri Ram. Just like sun eliminates darkness His name will destroy sorrows, attachments and avulsions. (Vijayji’s comments: Shivji’s Bow (धनुष्य) may be compared to the ignorance (अज्ञान) within us and will be broken by Ramnaam).
23:4 Tulsidas Ji compares the Dandak forest (दंडकारण्य) to the Kaliyug. Just like He destroyed the evil forces from the forest, reciting His name will eliminate the sins.
Doha 24: Sant-ji continues with the stories of devotees like Shabri and Jatayu who were liberated with the blessings of Shri Ram. (Selfless service offered with devotion will set you free from bondage).
Jai Shri Ram