But o poets with your mercy even this thing can be available to me. Silk stitching looks adorning even on rug.
Clever men respect only that poetry which is easy and in which there is description of clear character and listening which even enemy, after forgetting natural enmity, begins praising.
Such poetry does not happen without clear intellect and strength of my intellect is very less that is why repeatedly I regard that o poets be pleased so that I may describe the glory of Hari.
Poets and pandits , you, who are the beautiful swans of Ramcharit-like Mansarovar , hearing pleadings of child me, and seeing beautiful interest , be pleased upon me.
I worship the lotus feet of sage Valmiki who created Ramayan which though includes Khar is opposite to Khar and soft and beautiful and which though includes Dooshan is devoid of faults.
I worship the four Ved who are like ship to go across the sea-like world and who are not tired, even in dream, describing the clean glory of shri Raghunath ji.
I worship the feet-dust of Brahma ji who made worldsea from where on one side exited saint-like Amrit , Chandrama and Kamdhenu and from other side were born evilmen-like poison and wine.
On very large superior rivers if emperor builds bridges then smallest ants go across without labour.
With similar strength of mind I shall write the adoring story of shri Raghunath ji. Those superior poets like Vyas etc who have with great respect described the glory of shri Hari …
I bow at lotus feet of all those poets , they may fulfil all my hearty desires. I pay regards to those poets of Kaliyug who have described the qualifications of shri Raghunath ji…
Those who are very wise natural poets who have described characters of Hari in language , such poets who were earlier , who are in present and those who will be in future , to them I pay respect without deceit.
All of you be pleased and give this boon that my poetry should receive appreciation among clan of saints because if wise people do not respect the poetry then foolish poets have uselessly laboured to creat it.
Such praise , poetry and property is supreme which like Ganga ji is beneficial to all. The glory of shri Ramchandra ji is very beautiful but my poetry is ugly. I am worried of this paradox.
Though everybody knows greatness of Shri Ramchandra ji as indescribable yet nobody lived without telling it. Ved have said the reason for this as influence of prayer songs.
The God is one who has no desire , who has no form and no name , who is not born , is true bliss and the ultimate home and who is everywhere and universal , the same God had taken body form and did various acts.
These acts are only for welfare of disciples ; because God is extremely kind and love those who come to take shelter. He has much affection and kindness for devotees. He who gave mercy to anyone never became angry at him.
That God Shri Raghunath ji makes one to regain the lost objects , brother of the poor , simple natured , most powerful and God of all beings. Understanding this the wise people describe the significance of Shri Hari and make their voice pious and highly successful.
With that power and bowing at feet of Shri Ramchandra ji I will say the story of qualities of Shri Raghunath ji. With this thought the saints have first sung the praise of Hari. O brother it will be easy for me to walk on that path.
Those who are born in cruel Kaliyug , whose activities are like crow and appearance of swan , who leave the path of Ved and walk on wrong path , who are icons of deceit and pitchers of sins of Kaliyug , who deceive people calling themselves devotees of Shri Ram , who are slaves of money , anger and desires and who are arrogant flag bearers of religion and carriers of deceitful businesses , in those people I am the first person to be counted in this world.
If I start narrating all my bad qualities then the story will extend very long and I shall not be able to go through. That is why I have described very few of my bad qualities. The wise people will understand in gist.
Understanding my various types of pleadings no one will find fault listening to this poetry. Even then those who doubt will be bigger fools than I am and have poverty of wisdom.
I am neither poet nor I am called clever. I sing praise of Shri Ram’s qualities according to my intellect. Where does my worldly attached intellect stand in front of Shri Ram’s unknowable characteristics!
The air that blows away Sumeru like mountains , say , in front of that cotton is what count ! Understanding the unbound greatness of Shri Ram ji I hesitate to create the story.
Saraswati ji , Shesh ji , Shiv ji , Brahma ji , Shaashtra , Ved and Puraan all of them saying ‘Neti-Neti’ (‘not this’ ‘not this’) always praise whose qualities …
The image of diamond , ruby and pearl is so beautiful. The same does not look nice when decorated on head of snake, mountain and elephant. They look good on the crown of king and body of a young woman.
Similarly wise people say that a good poet’s poetry originates at some place and is appreciated at another place. When the poet remembers , because of his devotion Saraswati comes running to him leaving the Brahmlok.
When Saraswati ji comes running her tiredness does not go away by even billions of means without bathing in Ramcharit lake. Thinking this in their heart poets and pandits sing praises of Shri Hari which takes away the sins of Kaliyug.
On singing praises of worldly people , Saraswati ji starts repenting touching her head. Wise people say that heart is like a sea , wisdom is like seashell and Saraswati is like Swati nakshtr.
In it if it rains like best thoughts then a beautiful poetry, like a pearl , is made.
These pearls like poems are then threaded with intellect , in Shri Ram’s character like beautiful strings , which gentlemen place in their clean heart that creates an extremely lovely decor.
Alhough this creation of mine does not have even one ingredient of poetry yet it has the visible grace of Shri Ram. This single faith is in my mind. In good company who hasn’t gained greatness ?
Even smoke in company of essence becomes fragrant and leaves its natural bitterness. My poetry is certainly ugly but in it is described the best matter for welfare of world in form of Ramkatha.
Tulsidas ji says that the story of Shri Raghunath ji does welfare and removes sins of Kaliyug. The flow of my ugly poetry like river is crooked like flow of holy water river Ganga. With company of the beautiful fame of shri Raghunath ji this poetry will become beautiful and will be appreciated by gentlemen. Even the unholy ash of crematorium in contact with body of shri Mahadev ji looks pleasant and with remembrance only creates holiness.
In company of fame of Shri Ram my poetry will be liked very much by all , like with contact of Malay mountain wood becomes sandalwood and respectable , then does any one think of lowliness of wood ?
Shyama cow is black but its milk is white and very beneficial. Thinking this everybody drinks it. Similarly intelligent people with great intent sing and listen the fame of Shri Sita-Ram ji even though it is in uncultured language.
The poetry has different types of letters , meanings and adjectives and multiple stanzas , emotions and tastes , with different qualifications.
Out of these I have knowledge of not even one.
This fact I can write on blank paper in truth.
My creation is devoid of all qualities ; in it there is only one world famous quality. With this thought people with fine intellect , who have clean knowledge , will listen it.
In it there is kind name of Shri Raghunath ji , that is extremely pious , gist of Ved and Puraan , house of welfare and remover of bad omens , that is constantly chanted by Shiv with Parvati.
Even a unique poem which is written by a good poet is not appreciated without the name of Shri Ram in it , just like a well adorned woman with a beautiful moon like face but without clothing does not look good.
Contrary to this , even a poetry written by a bad poet , devoid of all qualities , but knowing that it is engraved with name and fame of Shri Ram , the intelligent people listen and narrate with reverence ; because saints , like bees , assimilate only quality.