Shri Rama had 2 brothers… I mean he had other brothers also… but Bharat and Lakshmana… these were 2 brothers… they show the 2 sides of a human being… one was Lakshmana… he was the fiery type… he couldn’t bear anybody misbehaving towards Rama, even Parashurama… a contemporary Incarnation of Shri Rama. Shesha as they call it, the Serpent which sleeps in the Bhavasagara… on which Shri Vishnu rests… the same Shesha had taken birth as Lakshmana. Now for a western mind… to them snakes are sort of… they can’t understand why people worship snakes. You see snakes are like cobra… cobra and all that are like the kings you see… they are the kings of the underground… and Shesha is the one who supports the whole Universe… so this Shesha is worshipped, as the cobras are worshipped in many villages in India even today. You see they don’t trouble anyone… sometimes they do… but mostly they do not bite a good religious man. Shesha is the one who is sometimes expressed in Sahaja Yogis I have seen as anger when you try to be non-protocolish… or when you try to be funny, or you don’t behave yourself… that’s the Shesha in them… that is also sometimes needed – you have to be a Shesha sometimes because otherwise people will start misbehaving, and by that they will be harmed… not that I will be harmed, but that they will be harmed (1982-0402)

Who lived with Shri Rama and Shri Sita at Nasik, and whilst there got very angry with a Rakshasi, the sister of Ravana who tried to entice him… and cut her nose (1986-1223); Shuparnaka… a very ugly woman, who came to entice Rama. Then Lakshmana, the brother of Shri Rama became very angry with Shuparnaka and cut her nose… and it was in Nasik. Nasika means the nose (1987-1004)

Who had taken a vow to be a Brahmachari, a celibate man for 14 years, (though he was a married man, and whose wife was in Ayodya), because it was the only way to kill a demon called Vegnath, who had run away with his daughter Sulochana (1985-0000.2)

Lakshmana resides on the right side of the stomach, and looks after the right side… and the liver, which gives us the ego part… and which he destroys (1986-1223)

Tape References

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins

1986-1223 Nasik – see 1986-1221 good 15

1985-0000.2 Nasik talk – see 1985-0000.1 good 25

1982-0402 Shri Rama’s birthday – Chelsham Road good 70

– end – 30 Sep 2003