hanuman spotting sita

When To Approach God

“Thus seeing Sita at that time, the son of the wind God, in great delight, approached Rama in his mind and offered praise unto the Lord.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.54) evam sītām tadā dṛṣṭvā hṛṣṭaḥ pavana sambhavaḥ | jagāma… Read More ›

The Highest Compliment

“Indeed, the mighty-armed Rama has done a most impossible task in being able to live for even a moment being separated from this intoxicating lady, Sita.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.53) duṣkaram kurute rāmo imām matta kāśinīm | sītām… Read More ›

Living In Separation

“This divine lady’s mind is situated in His and His in hers. It is for this reason alone that she and that righteous-souled man are able to live for even a moment.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.52) asyā devyā… Read More ›

Just Think

“This golden-hued good and virtuous lady must be the dear queen of Rama. Though He is separated from her, she has not departed His heart.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.48) iyam kanaka varṇa angī rāmasya mahiṣī priyā | pranaṣṭā… Read More ›

Still In His Heart

“This golden-hued good and virtuous lady must be the dear queen of Rama. Though He is separated from her, she has not departed His heart.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.48) iyam kanaka varṇa angī rāmasya mahiṣī priyā | pranaṣṭā… Read More ›

The Divine Color

“Although this piece of cloth has been worn out due to extended use, still, it is glorious and certainly of the same color as the other.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.47) idam cira gṛhītatvād vasanam kliṣṭavattaram | tathā hi… Read More ›

The Remainder

“I do not see there any of the ornaments that previously fell, but there is no doubt that these are the ornaments that did not fall.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.44) tatra yāni avahīnāni tāni aham na upalakṣaye |… Read More ›