English Commentaries

Rama seeks Kausalya’s blessings 2.20.13-34

Rama said that he was worthy of vistara or a seat made of twenty-five blades of darbha grass. The royal seat did not fascinate him. The inhabitants of the forest Dandaka, are threatened by rakshasas. “Now, I must go to the forest to free them of their fright. I pray my departure would not cause sorrow to you, to Vaidehi, and Lakshmana. Abandoning amisa or the objects of royal enjoyment, I will dwell in the forest leading the life of an ascetic, said Rama.
The commentator notes that the word amisa here does not refer to meat. This is used in the sense of an object of enjoyment.