Sumantra tried his best to console Kausalya. But she went on repeating:
"Take me and leave me where Raama is. Young Seeta is there with him facing the
hardships of the forest. I cannot bear this agony. Let me go to Dandaka and be with
Sumantra answered: "Queen, be brave.
Banish this grief. Raama spends his time even more happily in the forest than he did in
Ayodhya. He feels no sorrow. Lakshmana finds joy in the supreme job of dutiful service to
the brother he loves. He is very happy. As for Seeta, there in the forest, as here in the
palace, she lives for Raama with every breath and knows neither fear nor sorrow. She
spends her time as though she was a sylvan goddess and is as happy there as she was here
playing in the groves and gardens of Ayodhya.