animals

With Teeth And Nails

“I trust that Shriman Sugriva, the commander of the Vanaras, will come here for my sake, surrounded by valiant monkeys with teeth and nails for weapons.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.25) vānara adhipatiḥ śrīmān sugrīvaḥ… Read More ›

Lion-like Men

“Hearing of the well-being of those two lion-like men, that divine lady felt a thrill of joy in every limb and she spoke to Hanuman as follows:” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 34.5) sā tayoḥ kuśalam devī niśamya nara simhayoḥ |… Read More ›

Began Its Skin To Shed

“The path to love for Rama can only be found after one turns their back on worldly pleasures, like how the snake can only concentrate after having shed its skin, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 82) rāma prēma patha pekhi’ai di’em̐ biṣaya… Read More ›