ramayana

Dussehra 2017

“Ravana was killed by Lord Ramachandra and was destined for hellish life, but by Lord Ramachandra’s advice, Vibhishana, Ravana’s brother, performed all the duties prescribed in relation to the dead. Thus Lord Ramachandra was kind to Ravana even after Ravana’s… Read More ›

Showing How Yoga Works

“His thoughts directed towards you, Rama is not even driving away flies, nor mosquitoes, nor insects, nor reptiles from His body.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.42) na eva daṃśān na maśakān na kīṭān na sarī… Read More ›

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 ›

Winning A Handicap Match

“After hearing my words, Raghava certainly will come here very soon, with a great military force consisting of a host of monkeys and bears.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.34) śrutvā eva tu vaco mahyam kṣipram… Read More ›

Another Lesson On Humility

“Hearing the words of Sita, keeping his joined palms to his head, the son of the wind, of tremendous prowess, spoke the following words in response.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.32) sītāyā vacanam śrutvā mārutiḥ bhīma vikramaḥ | śirasi añjalim… Read More ›