hanuman entering ashoka

A Mountain of Flowers

“Covered with flowers, Hanuman, the son of the wind, became brilliant in the middle of the Ashoka grove, looking like a mountain of flowers.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.11) puṣpa avakīrṇaḥ śuśubhe hanumān māruta ātmajaḥ | aśoka vanikā madhye yathā… Read More ›

A Shower of Flowers

“Being hit by the wings of the flocks of birds flying upwards, the trees released a shower of flowers of many colors and varieties.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.10) utpatadbhir dvija gaṇaiḥ pakṣaiḥ sālāḥ samāhatāḥ | aneka varṇā vividhā mumucuḥ… Read More ›

Time To Wake Up

“While searching for the highly qualified, very beautiful and irreproachable daughter of the king, that monkey awakened the birds that were sleeping peacefully.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.9) mārgamāṇo vara ārohām rāja putrīm aninditām | sukha prasuptān vihagān bodhayām āsa… Read More ›

Flying Like An Arrow

“Then, like a naracha arrow released from a bowstring, he flew quickly towards the garden of trees, which was surrounded by mango trees and had hundreds of creepers intertwined.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.4)

Body Mind Intelligence

“Having reflected for a moment and entered the Ashoka garden mentally, the highly powerful Hanuman jumped off of the ramparts of that palace.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.1) sa muhūrtam iva dhyatvā manasā ca adhigamya tām | avapluto mahā tejāḥ… Read More ›

Working and Thinking

“Having reflected for a moment and entered the Ashoka garden mentally, the highly powerful Hanuman jumped off of the ramparts of that palace.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.1) sa muhūrtam iva dhyatvā manasā ca adhigamya tām | avapluto mahā tejāḥ… Read More ›

Springing Into Action

“Having reflected for a moment and entered the Ashoka garden mentally, the highly powerful Hanuman jumped off of the ramparts of that palace.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 14.1) sa muhūrtam iva dhyatvā manasā ca adhigamya tām | avapluto mahā tejāḥ… Read More ›