Of your tricky ways I know,
How on the righteous path to go.
So that then attracted I’ll be,
Pure goodness appealing to me.
Despite of this being aware,
Of the deception not to care.
No matter which way into this came,
Forever now to chant your name.
People of Ayodhya in a throng,
To forest with Rama came along.
Having so pure of heart,
Not ready from Him to part.
Any such in this world today,
Who for God everything cast away?
Those pious souls showing the way,
How life meant for with Lord to stay.
When Rama again will come?
To have His vision again none.
This by wicked Kaikeyi was brought,
Since plan made with deceptive thought.
Fourteen years now for us to wait,
Who in world having more pitiable state?
Still, of Rama’s return keeping a hope,
Our way in these dire days to cope.
Rama swiftly to the forest went,
After orders by wicked Kaikeyi sent.
Not her fault these events to unfold,
Since yogamaya having a hold.
Lakshmana and Sita to Him insisted,
From their plan to follow not desisted.
In this way pleasurable image made,
And in hearts of saints it stayed.
Kaikeyi by Manthara manipulated,
Exile for Rama to Dasharatha stated.
Lord waiting not even for deliberation,
Accepting order without hesitation.
God’s full renunciation in this way know,
Ready for anywhere to go.
Then why in this wretch’s heart can’t He stay?
Standing with bow guiding the way.
Rama in Ayodhya happily living,
Fair punishment to violators giving.
So that not against Him a grudge,
Since knowing His impartiality to judge.
Imagine then what to devotees bringing,
Who His glories with heartfelt love singing.
Good qualities difficult in me to find,
Still that beloved of Janaki in mind.
Shri Rama the Supreme I call,
Superior to avataras them all.
Even defeated Parashurama of raging fire,
Extinguished that warrior’s ire.
Steady in the righteous path going,
Affection for Sita and Lakshmana showing.
Why to any other will I go?
To them I emphatically say “no.”