How To Take Seriously A Story Involving Talking Monkeys And Ten-Headed Kings

Krishna's Mercy

[Ravana in disguise]“Then the ten-necked one, who was hiding nearby, quickly assumed the form of a wandering mendicant and approached Vaidehi.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 46.2)

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तदासाद्य दशग्रीवः क्षिप्रमन्तरमास्थितः।
अभिचक्राम वैदेहीं परिव्राजकरूपधृक्।।

tadāsādya daśagrīvaḥ kṣipramantaramāsthitaḥ।
abhicakrāma vaidehīṃ parivrājakarūpadhṛk।।

Friend1: Based on the many discussions we’ve had, it would be safe to say that we are fans of the Ramayana.

Friend2: Which one?

Friend1: There is only one, in fact. The Hindi poem of Goswami Tulsidas is actually called Ramacharitamanasa.

Friend2: It was so wonderfully received, so much adored by the general public that people began to informally refer to it as the Ramayana.

Friend1: The Tulsi Ramayana, as opposed to the Valmiki Ramayana.

Friend2: The latter is the original written account of the life and pastimes of Shri Rama.

Friend1: Though the term original doesn’t really apply, since the lila of…

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