sugriva praising hanuman

Prudence

“O Hanuman, certainly in you exist strength, intelligence, valor, prudence, and the ability to act properly according to time and place, O Pandita.” (Sugriva speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.7) Prudence is the ability to gauge which course… Read More ›

Synergy

“No living being on this earth can even equal you in strength either. Therefore do you think of how Sita may be found.” (Sugriva speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.6) Why does the life air exist? At the… Read More ›

Lighter Than Air

“In motion, speed, splendor, and lightness, O great monkey, you, O hero, are exactly like your father, the very powerful wind-god.” (Sugriva speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.5) At this most critical of junctures, Sugriva, the king of… Read More ›

The Creatures of the World

“All the worlds – which consist of asuras, Gandharvas, Nagas, human beings, devatas, oceans, earth, and mountains – are known to you.” (Sugriva speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.4) With regards to the visible bodies and other external… Read More ›

How To Serve

“Sugriva, the lord of all the forest inhabitants, being greatly pleased, spoke to Hanuman, the powerful son of the wind, as follows:” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.2) An aspiring transcendentalist, one who is learning the art of practicing spirituality to… Read More ›

Best Man For The Job

“Sugriva in particular broached the subject of finding Sita with Hanuman, for he was convinced that Hanuman, the best among monkeys, was capable of accomplishing the desired purpose.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.1) “I’ve got my best man on it”,… Read More ›