How to use Ramcharitmanas Prashnavali?
The Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali or Shri Ram Prashna Shalaka, was created as an epilogue to the epic poem Shri Ramcharitamanas by the great Indian poet-saint Goswami Tulsidas in the sixteenth century.
Verses of Ramcharitmanas
The poem Ramcharitamanas is considered by many scholars as no less than an upveda or semi veda in importance, as it made the story of the lord, Shri Rama available to the common man in Awadhi, the common tongue of the age, for them to sing, meditate and perform on, especially in the form of Ramlila.
Answers or solutions to problems
The Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali created by Tulsidas is a great gift to all mankind, as it is a device created to give immediate answers or predictions to seekers who are looking for some answers or solutions to their problems or confusions. It is based on the chopais or couplets from the Ramcharitamanas.
Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali answers any questions
The Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali can be used by anyone who wants to resolve a doubt or seek answers to a query, or anyone who wants to overcome confusions or double mindedness. One can find answers to almost any questions about their lives- related to career, wealth, relationships, and general well being almost instantly. Using the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali is easy and uncomplicated.
The ideal way of using the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali
The ideal way of using the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali should be in a sincere and serious manner. It is not a game meant for amusement. One should approach the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali as one would a learned and respected person, or a guru from whom one seeks guidance in troubles. The mind of the seeker should be full of faith and reverence, free of doubt and negativity.
Clarity of mind and thoughts
The question should be asked in a sincere way, not as a means to pass time and not with an attitude to merely check the efficacy of the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali. The seeker should have clarity about the question he or she wants the answer to. The question should be specific and not vague. The same question should not be asked repeatedly in the hope of getting the desired answer. One should accept the answer the Prashnavali has given, and treat it like divine guidance.
When to use Ramcharitmanas Prashnavali?
It is better to use the Ramcharitmanas Prashnavali when the seeker is in a relatively clean mode. For example, if you are using this from home, refresh yourself or clean your hands before using it. If you are using this from office, try to use the Ramcharitmanas Prashnavali as one of the first things in the morning as a kind of guidance tool- something that will tell you how to proceed with your day or lead you towards something you should focus on that day.
Your mind should be free of negative or hindering thoughts. Remember God before you ask your question.
No direct answers, but direction to your answers
Ask questions that are pertinent to you and your life. Do not ask frivolous questions. The Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali may not give you a straight yes or no answer as you might expect- or even the answer you are looking for- But remain assured that it might be strongly hinting at a direction that will bring positive gains for you, especially in the long run.
How the Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali works:
The Prashnavali is a grid of 15×15 squares containing some alphabets of the davanagari script. Each square in the grid has one alphabet (akshar) from the nine chopais of the Shri Ramchaitmanans.
The seeker who wants to know the answer to a question or who seeks a prediction must close his eyes, focus on God and the question he wants to ask, and then he must randomly place a finger anywhere on the grid of the Ramcharitmanas Prashnavali.
Then the seeker should open his or her eyes and make a note of the alphabets in the square where his finger has landed. This is the starting point. Now the seeker should count every ninth square from the starting point and note the alphabets in each ninth square.
When joined together, these alphabets should form a chopai from the Ramcharitamanas. The answer to the question asked is based on the chopai revealed from the grid. One must remember to not ask the same question repeatedly.
The beauty of Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali is that it can be used by anyone, regardless of their caste, creed or gender. Since it is relatively uncomplicated and simple to use and understand, it can be used easily by the lay man at leisure and at his or her discretion.
A boon for the modern times
The Ramcharitamanas Prashnavali is indeed a boon for the modern times that are fraught with tensions and uncertainty at every front, be it home, career, finances or relationships.