Monday, 4 May 2015

263. Sugreeva consoled Rama.

            Seeing the worried face of Rama, Sugreeva comforted him with "Oh, my brave friend! Why are you lamenting unnecessarily as a docile, submissive and spineless man? Do not worry about crossing that ocean. Abandon your worry like an ungrateful man abandons friendship. As the most crucial information, to wit, where Seetha is kept is now known to us, I do not indeed see any valid reason for your grief. Oh, Rama! You are a wise person, very knowledgeable about sacred works, an intellectual and an eminently learned man. Give up these apprehensions of an ordinary man. We shall make our way up to Lanka. If nothing else is plausible, we can build a bridge with large crocodiles.
         "All actions get dissipated by a person who is a pessimist, unenthusiastic, depressed or disturbed with grief. Such a person gets into troubles, almost on every occasion. These leaders of vanaras are gallant and efficient in every way. They won't hesitate even to enter a fire for your sake. I am positive about this from their joy. You ought to think and act in every way that we would be able to get back Seetha after destroying Ravana, the enemy of sinful deeds.
           "Let us consider the best way as to how a bridge can be constructed across the sea to reach that city of the king of rakshasas. Be certain that Ravana would be killed, once he faces you in a battle on that city of Lanka standing on a peak of the Trikuta Mountain.
        "It is obvious that without building a bridge across the sea, Lanka cannot be defeated even by devas,  including Indra and asuras. I assure you that when the whole of my army crosses the sea over the bridge built across it, they will come out victorious. You are already aware that these vanaras are able to change their form at will and are valiant in battle. Therefore, expel your apprehensions, which destroys any enterprise. Cling to the practice of boldness, which is resorted to by any successful person. It will produce competence without doubt to the doer quickly. Prevail upon the strength with alertness at this moment, Oh highly intelligent prince! Grief for something lost or destroyed consumes all resources of even the strong and magnanimous men like you. You are the foremost among the intelligent and the knower of all sacred texts. Hence, you ought to defeat the enemy, with me as your ally. I do not indeed see any one who can withstand you in a battle field in the three worlds, when you are armed with a bow. Oh Rama! Your work duly entrusted to the vanaras will definitely be completed with utmost promptitude. You shall behold Seetha ere long by crossing the sea. Oh, Lord of the earth! Desist from this melancholy. Yield to your legitimate indignation. Unadventurous Kshatriyas  never win honor but all fear the wrathful. You with your resourceful mind, along with us together, ponder over now a design to cross the sea. Know victory to be certain, once the sea has been crossed by the army. Verily when all my forces have passed over the sea our triumph is assured! These vanaras, the courageous soldiers who are able to change their form at their volition, will crush their opponents with an avalanche of rocks and trees. Once we have crossed the sea by whatever means employed, Ravana will definitely be killed before my eyes, Oh exterminator of enemies! What is the use of all these words? By all means, you will be a victorious man. I see good omens and my heart is over- thrilled with joy."

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