Feeling Sorry For The Divine

“Hearing the words spoken by Lakshmana, the king of monkeys became excessively gloomy, like the sun being overcome by a bad star.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.36) sa śrutvā vānara indraḥ tu lakṣmaṇena īritam vacaḥ | tadā āsīn niṣprabho… Read More ›

Five Names That Rama Is Known By

“O King Parikshit, as the Lord sat on His airplane of flowers, with women offering Him prayers and reciters chanting about His characteristics, He appeared like the moon with the stars and planets.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 9.10.44) puṣpaka-stho nutaḥ strībhiḥ stūyamānaś… Read More ›

Relating To All Living Entities

“With a friendship established, those two, the lord of monkeys and the Lord of men, developed mutual hope by discussing earlier events.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.33) tatastau prītisaṃpannau hari īśvara nara īśvarau | paraspara kṛta āśvāsau kathayā pūrva… Read More ›

A Voice Like A Kettledrum

“His voice is like a kettledrum in sound. He has glowing skin and is very powerful. He is square-built and has symmetrically proportioned limbs. He is endowed with the shyama complexion.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand,… Read More ›