Rāmāyana |Kiṣkindha Kaṇḍa| Chapter 64

64. Monkeys at Sea Shore

[When they reach the sea, all of them loose their confidence. Angada encourages them and requests them to tell how much distance they can jump.]

Then those lion hearted monkeys, after being informed by the king of vultures, together jumped with love and screamed. 64.1

After hearing the words of Sampathi, the monkeys came to sea shore so that they can go to the house of Rāvaṇa, so that they can have a glimpse of Sītā. 64.2

Those greatly valorous ones after crossing that place, they saw the ocean which had the entire world reflected in it like a mirror. 64.3

After having reached the northern bank of the southern ocean, they collectively made a temporary residence for them there. 64.4

In some places the ocean appeared sleeping and in some other places, it was seen as playing and in some other places it was surrounded by mountain like waves, and at some other places it is teeming with Dānavas who live in Paṭala and seeing the hair raising scene, the mountain like monkeys despaired. 64.5-64.6

"Seeing that great ocean which was like the endless sky, those monkeys were greatly worried and told each other, "How can we do it?" 64.7

When that army which was despairing on seeing the ocean, the lord of the monkeys consoled them who were greatly scared. 64.8

"Do not get mentally upset because, because all work becomes impossible to do by worrying and worry destroys a person like an angry serpent kills a boy." 64.9

"He who controls worry is on the verge of victory and the one who lacks vitality never gets at any individual achievement." 64.10

Then Angada spent that night along with those monkey chiefs and then all the elders again started discussing thinking and discussing. 64.11

When the Monkeys stood round Angada holding a flag, it looked the army of Gods surrounding Indra. 64.12

Who else are capable to consolidate and make obey the army of monkeys other than Angada, the son of Vali or for that matter Hanuman. 64.13

That gentle destroyer of enemies Angada after giving due to respect to the monkey elders told the following auspicious and meaningful sentence. 64.14

"Who is that lustrous one capable cross this ocean by jumping and who can make the enemy destroyer Sugrīva true to his words?" 64.15

"Which monkey warrior can jump over the hundred Yojanas and who among us can get us all rid of the great fear of Sugrīva?" 64.16

"By whose grace would we be able to see our wives, sons and our home after we succeed in our aim and achieve our purpose." 64.17

"By whose grace can we approach Rāma, the very strong Lakṣmaṇa, and the very strong Sugrīva without any worry?" 64.18

"If any one of you among the monkeys is capable to jump over the ocean, let him give us all the very divine protection." 64.19

After they heard the words of Angada none of them spoke any word and the entire monkey army seemed to have been dumbfounded. 64.20

Then again the great monkey Angada asked all those monkeys "You are all the best among the strong ones with stable valorousness, born in great families and ones who are adored again and again." 64.21

"There is no restriction about who should do it or when it should be done and so bull among monkeys please tell one by one as how much distance you can jump over." 64.22

This is the end of Sixty Fourth Sarga of Kiṣkindha Kanda which occurs in Holy Rāmāyaṇa composed by Vālmīki as the First Epic.