hanuman

Taking On Turbulent Waters

“With a mass of arrows Rama will paralyze the immovable ocean and wipe out the Rakshasas from the city of Lanka.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.35) viṣṭambhayitvā bāṇa oghaiḥ akṣobhyam varuṇa ālayam | kariṣyati purīm… 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 ›

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 ›