hanuman entering lanka

Passing The Baton

“Even a decision made after judging between what should be done and what shouldn’t doesn’t come out successful (when undertaken by a careless messenger). Messengers who think themselves learned (but act carelessly) kill all chances for success in the mission.”… Read More ›

Respecting the Predecessor

“Even a decision made after carefully considering what should be done and what shouldn’t doesn’t come out successful (when undertaken by a careless messenger). Messengers who think themselves learned (but act carelessly) kill all chances for success in the mission.”… Read More ›

Finish What You Start

“That task which is about to be completed successfully gets harmed by the thoughtless messenger who acts against time and circumstance, just as darkness is dispelled by the glowing sunlight.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.39) bhūtāścārthā vipadyante deśakālavirodhitāḥ |… Read More ›

Antaryami

“How shall I be able to alone see the daughter of Janaka in secret, without anyone seeing me, so that the mission given to me by Shri Rama, who is self-realized, does not get foiled?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand,… Read More ›

The Transcendental Touch

“By what means shall I be able to see Maithili, the daughter of King Janaka, without being recognized by Ravana, the evil king of the Rakshasas?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.37) kenopāyena paśeyaṃ maithilīṃ janakātmajām | adṛṣṭo rākśasendreṇa rāvaṇena… Read More ›

Pondering Victory

“Seeing that city to be as such and difficult to overcome for even demigods and demons, Hanuman, sighing again and again, reflected.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.36) tāṃ purīṃ tādṛśīṃ dṛṣṭvā durādharśāṃ surāsuraiḥ | hanumān cintayāmāsa viniścitya muhurmuhuḥ The sigh… Read More ›

Careful Deliberation

“To accomplish this great task, the proper time for me to enter the city of Lanka is at night in a form which is not visible but still capable of meeting the target.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.35) lakśyālakśyeṇa… Read More ›

The Cloak of Darkness

“All the Rakshasas, who have extraordinary energy, great prowess and also much strength, must be deceived by me while I look for Janaki.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.34) ugraujaso mahāvīryā balavantaśca rākśasāḥ | vañcanīyā mayā sarve jānakīṃ parimārgatā Sometimes… Read More ›

Always the Best Policy

“In my present form I will not be able to enter the city of the Rakshasas, which is protected by cruel and powerful Rakshasas.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.33) anena rūpeṇa mayā na śakyā rakśasāṃ purī | praveṣṭuṃ rākśasairguptā… Read More ›

CEO In a Box

“Then, that elephant-like monkey, standing on that mountain peak, pondered for a moment how Rama’s interests could be met.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.32) tataḥ sa cintayāmāsa muhūrtaṃ kapikuñjaraḥ | giriśṛṅge sthitastasmin rāmasyābhyudaye rataḥ A principle followed in successful enterprises… Read More ›