diplomacy

Indescribably Endeared

“Based on what you have heard [from Tara], you regard this cave as being capable of providing protection, but tearing it apart will be easy work for Lakshmana’s arrows.” (Hanuman speaking to Angada, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 54.13) yām ca… Read More ›

From Weakness to Strength

“Certainly the monkeys are always restless in mind, O best of the monkeys. Being without their sons and wives, they will not abide by your orders.” (Hanuman speaking to Angada, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 54.9) nityam asthira cittā hi kapayo… Read More ›

Divide and Conquer

“O son of Tara, in fighting you are more capable than your uncle, and you are certainly able to control the monkey kingdom as firmly as your father.” (Hanuman speaking to Angada, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 54.8) tvam samartha taraḥ… Read More ›

Delivering With Words

“Simply by the persuasive words of a messenger who is this qualified, all of the objectives of a king, in whose service the messenger is engaged, are achieved.” (Lord Rama speaking to Lakshmana about Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 3.35)… Read More ›

Secretary of State

“Whose heart is not moved by these wonderful words, which emanate from three places [the chest, throat, and head]? Even an enemy, who has his sword uplifted, would be touched by such words.” (Lord Rama speaking to Lakshmana about Hanuman,… Read More ›