Too much love brings on grief and grief weakens effort. What need is there for me
to tell you all this? You know it all. Let us not lose hope; let us forget the grief
brought on by love and bend our mind and body to exertion. Be brave. Be hopeful. We shall
succeed. Get rid of your sorrow, brother!"
The younger brother thus advised Raama.
Commentators look upon Lakshmana as Aadisesha. Aadisesha, the serpent, is said to be ever
the protecting spirit of Vishnu. So Lakshmana ever tried to give Raama fresh energy and
The fugitive Vaanara prince Sugreeva and
his faithful adherents with the watchful vigilance of fear saw Raama and Lakshmana roving
in the forests and were troubled with doubts. Having been ejected from his kingdom by
Vaali, Sugreeva chose this mountainous spot because he believed that it was made by the
curse of a rishi inaccessible to Vaali. And now he feared that here, too, Vaali in
disguise was following him in order to kill him.