The stimulated Raman effect of benzene has been observed using an ordinary (nongiant) ruby laser. The build-up of oscillation at the v2, 2v2, 3v2and 4v2Stokes lines and also at the first v1Stokes line have been observed. The threshold exciting power for laser action in the v2Stokes line has been measured to be 9.5 kW. A rate equation for the Raman laser has been given, and the total scattering cross section for the v2Raman line of benzene has been determined as σ = 0.46×10-28cm2. The estimation based on the results of this investigation indicates that it is possible to construct a Raman laser of benzene using an Ar gas laser.