hanuman meets sita

Effortless Actions

“If I narrate about Rama, her dear husband whose actions are effortless, she will not be frightened, as her mind will be absorbed in thoughts of her husband.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.41) rāmam akliṣṭa karmāṇam sva bandhum anukīrtayan… Read More ›

Anukirtayan

“If I narrate about Rama, her dear husband whose actions are effortless, she will not be frightened, as her mind will be absorbed in thoughts of her husband.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.41) rāmam akliṣṭa karmāṇam sva bandhum anukīrtayan… Read More ›

Two Saintly People

“’And how will she hear me without being frightened?’ Thinking in this way to himself, the wise Hanuman resolved in his mind as follows:” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.40) katham nu khalu vākyam me śṛṇuyān na udvijeta ca || iti… Read More ›

Rules For A Messenger

“Even a decision on what should be done and should not be done made with intelligence does not bring good results. Indeed, messengers who falsely consider themselves to be learned ruin the task at hand.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand,… Read More ›

If You Want Things Done Right

“Even a plan destined for success will be vanquished if it contradicts with time and place when reaching the hands of a confused messenger, like darkness at sunrise.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.37) bhūtāḥ ca arthā vinaśyanti deśa kāla… Read More ›

Sounds Like A Gamble

“Also, conflicts are uncertain, and uncertainty is not pleasing to me. And which intelligent person would without hesitation engage in an act which has uncertainty?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.35) asatyāni ca yuddhāni saṃśayo me na rocate || kaḥ… Read More ›

Further Deliberation

“Deliberating on it further, if I am killed I do not see any monkey who can leap over the great ocean, which is one hundred yojanas long.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.33) vimṛśan ca na paśyāmi yo hate mayi… Read More ›