ब्राह्मणो ह्येकपार्श्वेन नरान् रोद्धुमिहार्हति । न तु मूर्धाभिषिक्तानां विधिः प्रत्युपवेशने ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे एकादशोत्तरशततमस्सर्गः (१७ श्लोक) Realizing that there are no more ways to persuade ShriRaama to come back to Ayodhya, Bharata helplessly resorted to doing a niraahaaradeeksha (fasting) and obstructing ShriRaama. Then ShriRaama spoke this dharmic verse and stopped Bharata: “In order to fight injustice, a Brahmin can resort to niraahaaradeeksha, by sleeping on one…

न भूम्या कार्य मस्माकं न हि शक्ताः स्म पालने  । रताः स्वाध्यायकरणे वयं नित्यं हि भूमिप ॥

– श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे बालकाण्डे चतुर्दशस्सर्गः (४५) As per the rules of performing yagnas like अश्वमेध or विश्वजित्, the performer should give away their entire property. When dasharatha performed अश्वमेध, as per shastras, he gave away the entire kingdom towards east to the ऋत्विज titled “होतः”. Similarly, he gave the west to “आध्वर्युः”, south to “ब्रह्मः”, and north to…