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In Austerities Like a Sage

“He had the best of qualities among saintly kings. In austerities he was equal to the great sages. Born in a family of great rulers, he was equal in strength to Indra.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.3) rājarṣīṇāṃ guṇaśreṣṭhastapasā… Read More ›

The Best Among Saintly Kings

“He had the best of qualities among saintly kings. In austerities he was equal to the great sages. Born in a family of great rulers, he was equal in strength to Indra.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.3) rājarṣīṇāṃ guṇaśreṣṭhastapasā… Read More ›

To Whom God Appears

“There was a king named Dasharatha. He owned chariots, elephants and horses, and was of a pure nature, very famous, straightforward, and of great reputation.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.2) rājā daśaratho nāma ratha kunjara vājinām | puṇya śīlo… Read More ›

Within Hearing

“Having thus thought over the matter in many ways, that great monkey addressed these sweet words that were within the hearing of Sita.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.1) evam bahu vidhām cintām cintayitva mahākapiḥ | saṃśrave madhuram vākyam vaidehyā vyājahāra… Read More ›

Effortless Actions

“If I narrate about Rama, her dear husband whose actions are effortless, she will not be frightened, as her mind will be absorbed in thoughts of her husband.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.41) rāmam akliṣṭa karmāṇam sva bandhum anukīrtayan… Read More ›

Anukirtayan

“If I narrate about Rama, her dear husband whose actions are effortless, she will not be frightened, as her mind will be absorbed in thoughts of her husband.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.41) rāmam akliṣṭa karmāṇam sva bandhum anukīrtayan… Read More ›

Two Saintly People

“’And how will she hear me without being frightened?’ Thinking in this way to himself, the wise Hanuman resolved in his mind as follows:” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.40) katham nu khalu vākyam me śṛṇuyān na udvijeta ca || iti… Read More ›

Feeling The Grace of God

“Lord Chaitanya recommended that the greatest achievement of human life is to achieve the grace of the Lord, love of God. He said, prema pumartho mahan: to achieve love of Godhead is the highest perfection of life.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad… Read More ›