Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 09:08 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 09:08


vrm.1.7 Suyajna, Jabali, Kaashyapa, Gautama, Markandeya, Deerghaayu, and then Kaatyayana are the scholarly Brahmans acting as religious ministers, and along with them there are also Brahmarshis who are always the ancestral ritual scholars for Dasharathas family.
vrm.1.12 Then King Dasharatha said to his best minister Sumantra, "Let the Vedic scholars and ritual conductors like Sages Suyajna, Vamadeva, Jabali, and Kaashyapa, along with the family priest Vashishta, as well as other Vedic Brahmans that are there, they all be invited swiftly.
vrm.1.69 Vashishta", Vamadeva, Jabali and Kaashyapa, and the long lived Markandeya, and Sage Kaatyayana.
vrm.2.67 Markandeya, Moudgalya, Vamadeva, Kasyapa,Katyayana, Goutama and the greatly famous Jabali all these Brahmans together with the ministers turned towards the excellent royal priest Vasishta and one by one spoke as follows: King Dasaratha having obtained death due to grief born of separation from his sons Rama and Lakshmana, the night which burdened like a hundred years, has passed over with great difficulty.
vrm.2.108 A brahmana called Jabali spoke the following unrighteous words to Rama, who knew righteousness and who was assuaging Bharata as aforesaid "Enough, O Rama! Let not your wisdom be rendered void like a common man, you who are distinguished for your intelligence and virtue.
vrm.2.109 After hearing Jabali s words, Rama the best among virtuous and upright men spoke with a great devotion and with an undisturbed mind of his own as follows "That which, in your desire to please me, you have counselled, is impossible though it appears to be possible.
vrm.2.109 Hearing that argument of atheism inuntiated by Jabali, Rama the prince with a terrible energy, without tolerating his words, spoke in reproach to him as follows: "The virtuous say that truth, piety, valour, compassion for all beings, polite speech and worship of Brahmanas, Gods and unexpected guests are the paths to heaven.
vrm.2.109 "To the high souled Rama, who never had self pity and speaking indignantly as aforesaid, Jabali that brahmana replied in a fitting manner in words that were beneficial and truthful, which showed his belief in authority of Vedas, the other world and so on.
vrm.2.110 Recognising that Rama has become angry, Vasishta spoke as follows: "Even Jabali is aware of the going and coming of this world.
vrm.2.113 Before him, Vasishta, Vasudeva of firm vows, Jabali and all the ministers distinguished for their counsels, went ahead.

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