Janaka’s Song of Victory #201
In all of Mother India’s host of teachings, scriptures, stories, and darshanas, there is hardly a more notable personage appearing among them as King Janaka. This is because, as Sri Ramakrishna has stated, “He drank his milk from a brimming cup.” This means that he had both jnanam and bhakti in his possession, to say the least. This wisdom chart reveals the breadth and depth of character that Janaka evinced, and the way he proceeded to overcome the ignorance that occupies the human mind until the full dawning of nondual Awareness made its appearance within him. His song, stunned at first, melancholy in the middle, and blissful at the end, exemplifies the stages of growth which the truth-seeking soul moves through on its way to Self-realization.