Yoga Vasistha in Poem

Chapter One: Dealing with Dispassion

3. The Story of Rama Begins

Upon completing his education
Rama toured the whole country
The nature of a pilgrim is pilgrimage
To see and discover things as they are
Returning he resumed his duties
But a profound change he underwent
He appeared thin, weak and in ill health
But replied to all that he was fine
Sage Vasistha knew that every change
Surely has a deeper hidden cause
Rama's father, the king, did not wish to know
As truth can be quite inconvenient

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