perseverance

Everyone Against You

“You crossed over the ocean of one hundred yojanas wide, the reservoir of sharks and alligators, as if it were a small puddle.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.8) śata yojana vistīrṇaḥ sāgaro makara ālayaḥ |… Read More ›

Narasimha Chaturdashi 2016

“The demons [Rakshasas], the servants of Hiranyakashipu, thus began striking the tender parts of Prahlada Maharaja’s body with their tridents. The demons all had fearful faces, sharp teeth and reddish, coppery beards and hair, and they appeared extremely threatening. Making… Read More ›

Why Should I Live

“There are many faults associated with ending my life, and if I remain alive I can find all-auspiciousness. Therefore, I will keep my life-breath, for by living success is assured.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 13.47) vināśe bahavo doṣā jīvan… Read More ›

For The Team

“Or what will Sugriva or the assembled monkeys or the two sons of Dasharatha say to me when I return to Kishkindha? If going there, I say to Kakutstha [Rama] the supremely detestable news that I have not found Sita,… Read More ›

Highest Standing

“Or while advancing higher and higher over the ocean, trying to break free that daughter of Janaka surely fell into the sea. Alas, while trying to protect her chastity, cut off from her relatives, Sita, the very chaste wife, has… Read More ›

If At First You Don’t Succeed

“Indeed, perseverance is what always propels one to pursue all profitable objects. It makes the actions it inspires in living beings successful.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 12.11) anirvedo hi satatam sarva artheṣu pravartakaḥ | karoti saphalam jantoḥ karma yac… Read More ›

Beyond Complacency

“Thus I have with a pure mind searched the entire inside of Ravana’s apartment. Yet I still do not see Sita.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 11.44) tad idam mārgitam tāvat śuddhena manasā mayā || rāvaṇa antaḥ puram sarvam dṛśyate… Read More ›

Mission Statement

“In every respect, I will do whatever is necessary to find Sita. If I am unsuccessful, I will uproot the city of Lanka and bring it back here with Ravana.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.42) sarvathā… Read More ›