ramayana

Dealing With Bad Guys

“It is not possible for that best of men to be moved by danger. I know well of His energy, like Shachi knows with Indra.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.15) Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

There Should Be No Doubt

“O Vanara, in Raghava there are fortitude, manliness, courage, gratitude, non-maliciousness, prowess and energy.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.13) utsāhaḥ pauruṣam sattvam ānṛśaṃsyam kṛtajñatā | vikramaḥ ca prabhāvaḥ ca santi vānara rāghave || Download this… Read More ›

Qualities That Match

“O best of the monkeys, I hope that my husband will regain me soon, as my heart is pure and the good qualities in Him are numerous.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.12) āśaṃsa iti hari śreṣṭha kṣipram mām… Read More ›

Not Judging A Book By Its Cover

“O monkey, the eldest daughter of Vibhishana, named Anala, told me this herself, having been sent by her mother.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.11) jyeṣṭhā kanyā analā nama vibhīṣaṇa sutā kape | tayā mama etat ākhyātam mātrā prahitayā… Read More ›

Death Is Looking For You

“Indeed, Ravana is not agreeable to the idea of returning me. Ravana has come under the influence of time, who is seeking his death in battle.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.10) mama pratipradānam hi rāvaṇasya… Read More ›

This Is An Intervention

“With great effort the brother Vibhishana tried to convince him about returning me, but he was not inclined.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, 37.9) vibhīṣaṇena ca bhrātrā mama niryātanam prati | anunītaḥ prayatnena na ca tat kurute matim… Read More ›

Add Another To The List

“When will Rama reach the end of this ocean of grief, likened to a man shipwrecked who is swimming at sea?” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.5) śokasya asya kadā pāram rāghavo adhigamiṣyati | plavamānaḥ pariśrānto… Read More ›