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Descent of Divinity – Lord Rama - Part 3

samassamavibhaktāṅgassnigdhavarṇa: pratāpavān .
pīnavakṣā viśālākṣō lakṣmīvān śubhalakṣaṇaḥ .. 1.1.11..

Mighty and powerful, he has a wellproportioned body, neither tall nor short, shining complexion, welldeveloped chest, large eyes, lustrous body and good qualities.

dharmajñassatyasandhaśca prajānāṁ ca hitē rataḥ .
yaśasvī jñānasampannaśśucirvaśyassamādhimān ..1.1.12..

Pious, firm in his vows, he is ever intent on doing good to his subjects. He is, illustrious, wise, and pure at heart. He is obedient to elders (or accessible to those who are dependent on him) and ever meditating (on the means of protecting those who take refuge in him).

prajāpatisamaśśrīmān dhātā ripuniṣūdanaḥ .
rakṣitā jīvalōkasya dharmasya parirakṣitā ..1.1.13..

Auspicious like Brahma, Sri Rama is the sustainer of this world, destroyer of enemies and protector of all living beings and of the moral code.

rakṣitā svasya dharmasya svajanasya ca rakṣitā .
vēdavēdāṅgatattvajñō dhanurvēdē ca niṣṭhitaḥ ..1.1.14..

He has performed the duties of a king and protected his subjects. knowledgeable in the true nature of the Vedas he is accomplished in military science (he is a great archer).

sarvaśāstrārthatattvajñassmr̥timānpratibhānavān .
sarvalōkapriyassādhuradīnātmā vicakṣaṇaḥ ..1.1.15..

Sri Rama knows the true meaning of all scriptures and has a retentive memory. He is talented (possessing brightness of conception). He is beloved and welldisposed towards all people (and courteous even towards those who have done him harm). He has an unperturbed mind (even in times of extreme grief) and is circumspect (in doing right things at the right time).


Unmatchable Qualities of Lord Rama

 

sarvaśāstrārthatattvajñassmr̥timānpratibhānavān .
sarvalōkapriyassādhuradīnātmā vicakṣaṇaḥ ..1.1.15..

Sri Rama knows the true meaning of all scriptures and has a retentive memory. He is talented (possessing brightness of conception). He is beloved and welldisposed towards all people (and courteous even towards those who have done him harm). He has an unperturbed mind (even in times of extreme grief) and is circumspect (in doing right things at the right time).

sarvadābhigatassadbhissamudra iva sindhubhiḥ .
āryassarvasamaścaiva sadaikapriyadarśanaḥ ..1.1.16..

Sri Rama, like sea to rivers, is accessible to men of virtue and has equal disposition towards all. He always has a pleasing appearance.

sa ca sarvaguṇōpēta: kausalyānandavardhana: .
samudra iva gāmbhīryē dhairyēṇa himavāniva ..1.1.17..

Sri Rama, bestowed with all virtues, enhanced the joys of Kausalya, He is like the sea in deportment and like Himavant in fortitude.

viṣṇunā sadr̥śō vīryē sōmavatpriyadarśana: .
kālāgnisadr̥śa: krōdhē kṣamayā pr̥thivīsama: ..1.1.18..
dhanadēna samastyāgē satyē dharma ivāpara: .

Sri Rama is like Visnu in prowess, the Moon in pleasing appearance, the allconsuming fire in anger, the earth in patience, Kubera in chartiy and the Sun in steadfastness.

tamēvaṁ guṇasampannaṁ rāmaṁ satyaparākramam ..1.1.19..
jyēṣṭhaṁ śrēṣṭhaguṇairyuktaṁ priyaṁ daśarathassutam .
prakr̥tīnāṁ hitairyuktaṁ prakr̥tipriyakāmyayā ..1.1.20..
yauvarājyēna saṁyōktumaicchatprītyā mahīpati: .

With a desire to promote the welfare of the people king Dasaratha decided to install Sri Rama, his eldest and affectionate son as heir (apparent) who was bestowed with all excellent qualities and true prowess, beloved of the people he was ever intent in the welfare of the people.