Sita and the Moon

The following is one of the incidents from Ramayana (Shri Ramcharitmanas) penned by Tulsidas.  I don’t think so wise of myself to even write on it, but due to my fascination, I am inclined to write.

How beautiful it is when our creator Lord Rama sees Devi Sita for the first time in her abode Janakpur. How mesmerised and spellbound he gets looking at her beauty, charm and ineffable elegance.

How for a moment, he compares her inexpressible beauty with Moon’s.

And how suddenly, the next moment he blames himself for doing the same.

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The moon takes its birth from the ocean; it has poison as its sibling,

It shines vanishes during daytime, and the scars embedded on its silver disc in the form of dark spots,

Thus, Moon has various flaws in its face and nature. How it could ever be matched with the perfect face of holy goddess Sita?

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The Moon waxes and wanes during its lifetime, its presence saddens those who are dejected in love from their beloved,

Rahu devours the moon when it tries to cross him, Moon torments the Chakvi,

Flower lotus closes and withers with Moon’s appearance, hence the Lotus’ enemy,

Therefore, Oh Moon, your beauty can never be tantamount to Sita’s sacred and immaculate elegance.

God Shri Ramachandra thinks Sita’s beauty moon-faced and is moonstruck with it, but the very next moment, he thinks differently and he tells himself;

Despite the brightening beauty of Moon, it is the one who is generated from the larruping salty seas, thus it is poisonous (Moon was born when Gods and demons created a celestial ocean in search of Amrit, and during the churning, one of the things created was poison known as “Halaahal”). Moon though disseminating its silver charm in the darkness of night but being sad and invisible at daytime, its glory fades and it disappears. That is, Moon has various unremitting defects in its existence. It has no resemblance with Sita’s flawless beauty and grace.

Moon is being never constant except for once in month as it keeps on waxing and waning all around the year. Thus, its beauty does not remain steady, it keeps on changing with every night. It gives sorrow to the beloved hearts. The Rahu devours it and take Moon in its possession when moon tries to cross its path. The beautiful element of nature, flower lotus is so active at daytime but as the moon comes, it causes lotus to wither and close, hence Moon is inimical to the lotus.

Thus poor moon’s beauty can never be compared to Sita’s extreme level of constancy, brilliancy and perfection.

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Splendid Night

In the darkness of night, the asterism of the glittering sky shine like a new ray of hope embedded in a distressed mind, thus unveiling the hidden mysteries. The  miraculous galaxies spell magic over the land and add a magnificent touch to the whole world. In the serenity of night, the zillions of stars dominate the earth, shower its love to it like a zealous admirer.

Brida by Paulo Coelho – Book Review

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Title: Brida

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication date: 1990

The book is named after a twenty one year old, Irish Girl, Brida who is in quest for spiritual knowledge and wisdom. She wants to discover herself, know things more lucidly and wisely for which she learns magic. She is engaged in a normal everyday life; her house and job yet she doesn’t feel complete in herself unlike everyone. She wants to explore natural and spiritual aspects for which she considers going to one who can give her realistic explanations of world and teach her techniques so that she can listen to her inner voices and attain meaning of love, life and other significant things.

She meets Magus, who is worldly renowned for his knowledge of magic and spirits from whom she came to learn about “Tradition of Sun” and “Tradition of Moon”. But he leaves her alone in the forest in night to make her learn about fears and dangers. She doesn’t consider it right and approaches a woman witch/teacher named Wicca who makes her meet and understand many things which comprises of “Tradition of Moon”. Meanwhile she meets Magus twice or thrice to learn about “Tradition of Sun”. Author Paulo Coelho tells us how the girl faces vulnerability and suffers disappointments when she doesn’t get used to the new world of techniques. And at times, thinks to quit.

Coelho has beautifully amalgamated various factors in the book comprising of Sun, Moon, body, sex, nature and everything. And most importantly, things are not described as in physical act but in a spiritual manner. The main theme of the book being searching and recognition of your soul mate.  As Brida continues her learning, she comes to realize Magic is a bridge that allows us to walk from the visible world to invisible world, and to learn the lessons of both these worlds, we need to discover our ways by ourselves. One of the quotes in the book says,

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

The book is engrossed with such many quotes one of them being, “The process of finding ourselves is called love.” to which I completely agree. The writing style is smooth and easily understandable. Being an animist, I loved the plotting of scenes which most of the times, includes wild forest and winds and mountains. The book teaches to have faith in ourselves and connect you to God. ‘Brida’ is a light read and all about self enlightenment. Though, in the last part of the book, theory gets a bit impractical and thus out of interest in some cases. Yet if one wants to enhance his immaterial knowledge, it’s a good pick.

My rating: 3.5/5

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part 18

And the Unconditional Love Series goes on.. ❤️

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Rip my thoughts and scratch my desires.

Nothing tastes delicious than

your sultry sweat on my skin.

-SumitOfficial


Rip my clothes and love me.

Nothing feels better than the

Wine taste of your tongue and

The cherry flavour of your skin.

-Shreya

Please read the other parts too if you’ve not read yet. I hope you will like it. ?An Unconditional L❤ve #Part I

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part II

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part III

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part IV

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part V

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part VI

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part VII

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part VIII

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part IX

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part X

An Unconditional L❤ve #PartXI

An Unconditional L❤ve #PartXII

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part XIII

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part XIV

An Unconditional L❤ve #Part XV

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