Rama Gita from Uthara kanda of Adhyathma Ramayana
Adyathma Ramaya is authored By Veda Vyasa and is the part of Brahmanda Purana.Unlike Valmiki’s Ramayana which is more of a story of Rama, Adhyathma Ramayana also tries to analyze to spiritual side of Ramayana, It has many prayers addressed to deities as well as philosophic conversations.Among these are two stretches of intimate conversation between Rama and Lakshmana , one in Aaranya Kanda and the other in Uthara kanda . Most of the translators of Adhyathma Ramayana have not translated Uthara kanda and they call the conversation between Rama andLakshmana in the forest as Rama Gita.
But in Uthara kanda , the conversation between them is more philosophical and enlightening. This again is called Rama Gita(More popular) Many greats have written detailed commentary on this .I have translated this from Sanskrit to English of course referring to the commentary of Swami Chinmayananda. This consists of 62 verses. This again throws light on the philosophy of Advaitha .
About its greatness , Rama Geetha Mahathmya gives a great account
Sri Rama Gita Mahathmya
1.Sri Rama Gita Mahathmyam kruthsnam jaanaathi Sankara,
Thadardha Girijaa vethi , Thadardh vedmyaham mune.
Lord Paramashiva knows the greatness of Rama Gita entirely,
And half of it is known by Parvathi and oh Sages , I know half of that.
2,Thathe kinchith pravakshyaami kruthsam vakthum na sakyathe ,
Yajnathwaa thath kshana loka kaschithashudhi mavaapnuyaath.
Since I cannot relate it to you completely , I shall tell you something of it,
Knowing which within a second you would make purity as your own.
3,Sri Ramagita yath paapam na naasayathi narada,
Thanna nasyathi theerthadou loke kwapi kadachana ,
Thanna pasyamyaham loke margamanopi sarvadha.
Oh Narada that sin which is not destroyed by Ramagita,
Cannot be destroyed by any sacred waters all over the world
And I am not able to see people any time anywhere .
4.Rameno upanishaththsindhumun madhyo uthpaaadhinaam mudhaa,
Lakshmanaayarpithaam gita sudham peethwaa amaro bhaveth.
This was produced by Rama by churning out the ocean of Upanishads,
And gave it to Lakshmana who drinking the nectar of Gita became God.
5,Jamadagni sutha poorvam karthveerya vadhecchaayaa,
Dhanur vidhyaam abhyaasithum mahesyaanthike vasan.
Earlier the son of Jamadagni with the desire of killing Karthaveerya,
Learnt the art of war with the bow and lived near the great God.
6.Adheeyamaanaam parvathyaa Rama githam prayathnatha,
Sruthwaa graheethyaasu padan narayana kalam aagaath.
With effort he learnt Rama Gita from Goddess Parvathi,
By hearing it and memorising it and became one of the crescents of Narayana
7.Brahma g hathyaadhi papaanaam nishkruthim yadhi vanchitha,
Rama gitam maasa tthrayam padithwaa muchyathe Nara
If a human being desires to wipe off sins like Brahma Hathya ,
Then by chanting Rama gita for three months , he will destroy such sins.
8.Dush prathi graham -durbhojyaa duraalapaadhi sambhavam,
Paapam yath keerthanena Rama gita vinaasayeth.
The occurrence of taking wrong compensation, wrong food and wrong talk ,
Are sins but by singing Rama Geetha the sins would be destroyed.
9.SAligrama silagre cha, thulasya aswaths sannidhou,
Yatheenaam purathasthdwa rama geetham padethu ya,
Sa thathphalamavopnothi yad vaachopi na gocharam.
Either at the tip of SAligrama I or before THulasi plant or banyan tree,
Or in front of sages, If Rama geetha is read ,
You would get such a great result which cannot be described by words.
10.Rama geethaam padan bhakthyaa ya sradhaa bhojayed swijaan,
THasya they pithara sarve yaanthi vishno paramam padham.
The one who reads Rama Geetha with devotion or feeds a Brahmin with interest,
Would make all the clan of his fathers reach the land of Vishnu.
11.Ekadasyaam niraahaaro niyatho dwadasi dhine ,
Sthithwaa agasthya tharor moole , Rama geetham padeth ya,
SA eva Raghava saakshaath sarva devaschapoojyathe.
If one does not eat any food on Ekadasi day and observe Dwadasi as per rules,
Or sits on the shade of Agasthya tree and reads Rama geetha ,
He would be worshipped by devas like Lord Rama.
12.Vinaa dhanam , vinaa dhyaanam , vinaa theerthavagahanam,
Rama geethaam narodhithya thad anantha phalam labeth.
Without giving charity , without meditating or without bathing in sacred waters,
If a man reads he would live like sun god and also get good results later.
13,Bahudhaa kimihokthena srunu Narada thathwatha,
Yasya vijnana mathrena vanchithartha phalam labeth.
Oh Narada , please hear without the principle that has been told,
And you by your wisdom get your desires fulfilled.
Ithi Sri Brahmanda purane Uthara Khande Adhyatha Ramayana Mahathmye,
Ekasashtithame sarge Sri Rama geetha Mahathmyam samaptham.
Thus ends “The greatbess of Rama Geetha” which is the 16th chapter of the greatness of Adhyathma Ramayana which occurs in Brahmanda Purana.
Rama Gita from Uthara Kanda