GOD ALONE HAS BECOME ALL THINGS

AT one time Rama was overpowered by the spirit of renunciation. Dasaratha, worried at this, went to the sage Vasistha and begged him to persuade Rama not to give up the world. The sage came to Rama and found him in a gloomy mood. The fire of intense renunciation had been raging in the Prince's mind. Vasistha said: "Rama, why should you renounce the world? Is the world outside God? Reason with me." Rama realized that the world had evolved from the supreme Brahman. So he said nothing. (132)