Month: January 2015

How Renounced Are You

“While Krishna was going to the fruit vendor very hastily, most of the grains He was holding fell. Nonetheless, the fruit vendor filled Krishna’s hands with fruits, and her fruit basket was immediately filled with jewels and gold.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam,… Read More ›

All The Wants You Waste

“The truly valorous Rama only gives; He does not take. He does not speak even a few unpleasing words, even to save His life.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.25) dadyān na pratigṛhṇīyān na brūyat kiṃcit… Read More ›

Ikshvakunandana

“Then, in the thirteenth year the king along with his teachers prepared for the ceremony of handing over the kingdom to Rama, the delight of the Ikshvaku dynasty.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.18) tataḥ trayodaśe… Read More ›

From Bhoga To Tyaga

“I lived there at the place of residence of Raghava for twelve years, enjoying every enjoyable thing for mankind and having all my desires met in abundance.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.17) samā dvādaśa tatra… Read More ›

Why To Thank God

“I am the daughter of the King Janaka, the great soul, of Videha. My name is Sita and I am the wife of the intelligent one named Rama.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.16) duhitā janakasya… Read More ›

The Worshipable Father

“I am the daughter-in-law of Dasharatha, the topmost amongst the illustrious kings on earth, who is self-realized and who torments the army of the enemy.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.15) pṛthivyāṃ rājasiṃhānāṃ mukhyasya viditātmanaḥ ||… Read More ›

Nothing To Be Changed

“Hearing his words, Sita was delighted by the mention of Rama. She then spoke the following words to Hanuman, who was seated on a tree.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.14) sā tasya vacanam śrutvā rāma kīrtana harṣitā || uvāca vākyam… Read More ›