ramayana

Taking On Turbulent Waters

“With a mass of arrows Rama will paralyze the immovable ocean and wipe out the Rakshasas from the city of Lanka.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.35) viṣṭambhayitvā bāṇa oghaiḥ akṣobhyam varuṇa ālayam | kariṣyati purīm… Read More ›

Winning A Handicap Match

“After hearing my words, Raghava certainly will come here very soon, with a great military force consisting of a host of monkeys and bears.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.34) śrutvā eva tu vaco mahyam kṣipram… Read More ›

Another Lesson On Humility

“Hearing the words of Sita, keeping his joined palms to his head, the son of the wind, of tremendous prowess, spoke the following words in response.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.32) sītāyā vacanam śrutvā mārutiḥ bhīma vikramaḥ | śirasi añjalim… Read More ›

Like A Golden Lotus

“I hope that His face, having a fragrance like the lotus-flower and golden-like in color, has not dried up due to the sadness and distress of being without me, like the lotus-flower in the waterless pond affected by the sun.”… Read More ›

When A Snake Gets Killed

“I trust that within a very short time I shall see Ravana along with his allies killed on the battlefield by the terrific weapons of Rama.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.27) raudreṇa kaccit astreṇa rāmeṇa… Read More ›

Four Things Lakshmana Can Do

“And I trust that the heroic Lakshmana, the enhancer of the joy of Sumitra, skilled in shooting, will dissipate the Rakshasas with a network of arrows.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.26) kaccic ca lakṣmaṇaḥ śūraḥ… Read More ›