Yoga Vasistha in Poem

Chapter One

7. Valmiki Said

All assembled in the royal court
Were greatly inspired by Rama's words
It seems as if Rama spoke their plight
They sat as statues in great delight
Among those who listened to Rama's words
Were sages Vasistha and Vishvamitra
The king and his court of ministers
Citizens, servants, animals and birds too
Even gods and sages from near and far
All acclaiming in one voice 'Bravo, bravo'
Showers of flowers descended on Rama
As none but he could give such expression
Then came about pin drop silence
Skies and heavens stood at attention
Hearing what was about to be revealed
Sages and the wise came to listen and learn
All were received with due honors
And seated respectfully in assembly
All knowing this they could never miss
Rama's wisdom was a priceless gift to all

End of Chapter One


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