Shri Rama Charita Manas is the immortal work of Goswami Tulasidasa, the sixteenth century saint from Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a text brimming with love for Lord Shri Rama. The essence of this love is encapsulated into 18 beautiful aphorisms by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, the Head of the Chinmaya Mission.
In October 2003, in a camp at Sandeepany-Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India (The Samadhi-sthala of the founder of the Chinmaya Mission, Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda), Pujya Guruji delivered discourses on these sutras. He explains them in his own unique, simple and endearing style taking us back and forth on a tour of the Rama Charita Manas, proving how the sutras give the essence of devotion according to Goswami Tulasidasa.
We take great pleasure in bringing out this creative work which will surely fill all those who read it with devotion and joy. This book also contains a life story of Goswami Tulasidasa and thoughts of Pujya Gurudev on Tulasi Ramayana.
We wish to record out gratitude to Smt. Radhika Krishnakumar for editing the text. Our thanks to Shri Krishnamurthy and Shri Ramesh of Mayapuri Graphics for designing the cover page.
Back of the Book
Love makes the world go round. It is love that unites, sustains and delights us.
Rama Charita Manas of Goswami Tulasidasa exemplifies all that is true love/devotion. Devotion as envisaged in this immortal work has been sensitively and creatively capsulated by Pujya Guruji Swami tejomayananda in Manas Bhakti Sutras Aphorisms on love.
The reader is sure to love these simple and deep aphorisms on devotion and their endearing explanations.
|Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda on Shri Rama Charita Manas of Goswami Tulasidasa||4|
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