dohavali

Protective Coverings

“In the same way that a golden jewelry box holds the most precious gem inside, while remembering the nirguna aspect in the heart and keeping the saguna aspect in front of the eyes, place Shri Rama’s supremely auspicious holy name… Read More ›

Keep the Home Fires Burning

“If you wish to light both your inside and outside, place the jewel-decorated lamp of Shri Rama’s holy name at the doorway of your mouth, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 6) rāma nāma manīdīpa dharu jīha deharī dvāra | tulasī bhītara bāharehum̐… Read More ›

Mantra Yoga

“Subsisting on fruits and milk, chant Shri Rama’s holy name for six months. Tulsidas says that by following this formula all auspiciousness and every perfection will arrive in the palm of your hand.” (Dohavali, 5) paya ahāra phala khāi japu… Read More ›

Abhimata Deta

“Prabhu always resides in Chitrakuta alongside Sita and Lakshmana. For those who chant Shri Rama’s holy name, the Lord fulfills all their desires, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 4) citrakūṭa saba dina basata prabhu siya lakhana sameta| rāma nāma japa jāpakahi tulasī… Read More ›

Speed of the Mind

“Underneath a banyan tree in Panchavati alongside Sita and Lakshmana, Prabhu is looking especially beautiful. This vision gives all auspiciousness, says Tulsidas.” (Dohavali, 3) pañcabaṭī baṭa biṭapa tara sītā lakhana sameta| sohata tulasīdāsa prabhu sakala sumaṇgala deta || Tulsidas herein… Read More ›

Showing Flowers

“Tulsidas says that the Lord is looking especially beautiful joined with Sita and Lakshmana. The demigods are happily showering flowers from the sky, and the whole place has a good aura and good qualities.” (Dohavali, 2) sītā lakhana sameta prabhu… Read More ›

Sakala Kalyana

“Meditating on Shri Rama, who has Janaki to His left and Lakshmana to His right, brings all auspiciousness and is your wish-fulfilling tree, O Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 1) rāma bāma disi jānakī lakhana dāhinī ora| dhyāna sakala kalyānamaya surataru tulasī tora… Read More ›