bhiya hriya ca bhava-jna
bhartuh sitaharan manah
premna anuvrttya—because of service rendered to the husband with love and faith; silena—by such good character; prasraya-avanata—always very submissive and ready to satisfy the husband; sati—chaste; bhiya—by being afraid; hriya—by shyness; ca—also; bhava-jna—understanding the attitude (of the husband); bhartuh—of her husband, Lord Ramacandra; sita—mother Sita; aharat—simply captivated; manah—the mind.
Mother Sita was very submissive, faithful, shy and chaste, always understanding the attitude of her husband. Thus by her character and her love and service she completely attracted the mind of the Lord.
As Lord Ramacandra is the ideal husband (eka-patni-vrata), mother Sita is the ideal wife. Such a combination makes family life very happy. Yad yad acarati sresthas tat tad evetaro janah: whatever example a great man sets, common people follow. If the kings, the leaders, and the brahmanas, the teachers, would set forth the examples we receive from Vedic literature, the entire world would be heaven; indeed, there would no longer be hellish conditions within this material world.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Ninth Canto, Tenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Ramacandra.”
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