Month: April 2016

The Ten Directions

“Having regained his own kingdom, Sugriva called his great and mighty monkeys and sent them in the ten directions to look for you.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.53) sva rājyam prāpya sugrīvaḥ samanīya mahāharīn |… Read More ›

Somebody Caring For Me

“O Devi, thus unity was born between Rama and Sugriva. Know me to be Hanuman, who has arrived here as their messenger.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.52) rāma sugrīvayoḥ aikyam devi evam samajāyata | hanūmantam ca mām viddhi tayoḥ… Read More ›

Kingmaker

“After swiftly killing Vali in battle, Rama made Sugriva the ruler of the entire group of monkeys and bears.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.51) tato nihatya tarasā rāmo vālinam āhave | sarva ṛṣka hari samghānām sugrīvam akarot patim ||… Read More ›

Making Predictions

“O daughter of Janaka, that tiger among men will soon come to you, after killing Ravana and his friends and relatives.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.48) sa tvām manuja śārdūlaḥ kṣipram prāpsyati rāghavaḥ | samitra bāndhavam hatvā rāvaṇam janaka… Read More ›

Establishing Expertise

“As long as I read the Bhagavad-gita, I simply see the Lord’s beautiful features. It is for this reason that I am reading the Bhagavad-gita, and my mind cannot be distracted from this.” (Brahmana speaking to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Chaitanya Charitamrita,… Read More ›

Buddhi-yoga Ecstasy

“When one is above the directions of the Vedic ritualistic injunctions for attaining different allurements and is fully absorbed in transcendental thought, which means thought of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in devotional service, one is in the position called… Read More ›