Wherever praise of Lord Rama is sung, With head bowed and folded palms in veneration, eyes filled with tears of devotion, I salute that Maruti, who is the son of wind, who destroyed the demons.
Sri Rama asked Hanuman ji once… Who are you? he said देहबुद्ध्या तु दासोऽहं जीव बुद्ध्या तवदंशकः आत्मबुद्ध्या त्वमेवाहम् इति मे निश्चितामति: when i consider my self as body .. i am your servant when i consider my self as jeeva.. i am your part when i consider my self as atma .. i am yourself. there is no confusion in this understanding.
such a disciple and a guru are not two, but one !! Jai Sri Ram !!
the swami you see in the picture was traveling through a city (ratlam, madhyapredesh, india) when he noticed a lot of commotion on a city street.
he stopped to see that lots of people were gathered around a black faced monkey. they were driving away and the monkey started chasing them.
swamiji asked the driver to slow down and looked out the window and said, “hanumanji, come to the ram katha today if you want.”
they did not tell him where it was or anything like that.
shortly after, they assembled somewhere for the katha and as they were doing the prayers, swamiji noticed that the same monkey was sitting in the back.
swamiji, again looked at him and said, “hanumanji” if you want to be part of the ceremony, come and sit up here on the stage, and the monkey got up and came up to the stage and sat with swamiji.
the rest of the story is described in the incredible video you see here.
the languor first went and sat near the singers and listened to the kirtan, held the mic of the Swami, got blessed by him, then “blessed” the Swamis and then sat in front of Sri Ramji’s photo and took some of the flowers (note similar position to Shri Hanumanji in the framed picture) and left quietly.
It is said believed that Hanumanji will come wherever Ramakatha is reading.
Bolo Siyavar Ramchandra ki Jai. Pavanasuta Hanuman ki Jai.
( i posted this video in 2011. the program was organised by an ashram devotees uncle)
today is Hanuman Jayanthi. There is place in Hampi called Anjanadri, a mountain upon which Hanuman is believed to have been born.
Hanuman is symbol of shraddha, dedication, efficiency, commitment, devotion, knowledge and action – a perfect example of disciple hood. i feel that the youth should take up celebrating Hanuman jayanthi like we do for Sri Rrishna and Sri Rama.
Sri Rama needed a bridge to go Lanka while Hanuman needed just Gurumantra. May we all have that kind of faith and devotion to our guru.
Siyapati Ramachandra Ki Jai… Pavanasuta Hanuman Ki Jai.