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Not Going It Alone

“I trust that He is getting friends and also been approached for friendship. I trust that He has auspicious friends and that His friends are giving Him first priority.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.18) kaccin… Read More ›

The Four Kinds Of Diplomacy

“I trust that the chastiser of the enemy [Rama] employs the twofold strategy in behaving friendly with friends and in His desire to conquer the enemy employs the threefold strategy.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.17)… Read More ›

Na Muhyati

“I trust that He is not depressed, agitated, or bewildered about what to do. I trust that the prince is set out towards executing the interests of man.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.16) kaccin na… Read More ›

Creating And Destroying

“If all is well with Kakutstha [Rama], in anger why is He not burning the earth bound by the oceans, like the rising fire of dissolution?” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.13) kuśalī yadi kākutsthaḥ kim… Read More ›

Worrying About Others

“By good fortune all is well with Rama, who is pious-souled and true to His promise, and Lakshmana, the increaser of joy for Sumitra.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.12) diṣṭyā ca kuśalī rāmo dharma ātmā… Read More ›

Knower Of Ability

“The unconquerable Rama would not have sent an untried person to my presence specifically without knowing their powerful capability.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.11) preṣayiṣyati durdharṣo rāmo na hi aparīkṣitam | parākramam avijñāya mat sakāśam… Read More ›

What Are You Selling

“And O best of the monkeys, if you have been sent by Rama, the knower of the self, then certainly I should speak with you.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.10) arhase ca kapi śreṣṭha mayā samabhibhāṣitum | yadi… Read More ›

Worthy Of Conversation

“And O best of the monkeys, if you have been sent by Rama, the knower of the self, then certainly I should speak with you.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.10) arhase ca kapi śreṣṭha mayā samabhibhāṣitum | yadi… Read More ›