Lord Hanuman symbolically stands for pure devotion, complete surrender and absence of ego or the lower self. As the son of Vayu, symbolically he also stands for the subtle body consisting of the breath body, the mental body and the intelligence body. Here we explain Hanuman as the mental body in a human being.
The mind is fickle (like a monkey) and jumps from place to place, going after things, engaging itself in innumerable activities that disturb the peace of the place. The mind, like Hanuman can also travel where it wants to. It can fly in the air, cross the continents and the worlds in an instant with the speed of thought and reach any one and anything it wants to mentally.
It can also expand or contracts itself at will (again like Hanuman). So long as it remains under the control of pure animal passions and the activities of the sense, it remains unstable and mischievous, causing a lot of the disturbance in the world of the individual.
But once it surrenders to the inner self and becomes devoted to it completely and unconditionally, it assumes miraculous powers and performs stupendous feats like Hanuman, working for the divine cause helping the lower self (Sita) and the Soul (Rama) to come together and become united.
By killing all the evil thoughts with its determination, it also lays a firm foundation for the kingdom of God (Ramarajya) to become established in the body. Hanuman is thus symbolically the mind principle ever absorbed in the contemplation of God and totally surrendered to Him.
But this is not the only interpretation available for Hanuman. As “Hanuman”, he is the one without any doubt (anuman) as to the existence of Rama (God). As anjaniputra, he is the one who comes accidentally into this world, but by his efforts ascends to the greater heights of spiritual evolution.
As Vayuputra he is the breath body in us and can help the lower self (Sita) that is lost to ignorance to reunite with its true companion, the inner soul (Rama). As Veeranjaneya, he is the source of courage and confidence for many a timid heart.
As Bhajarangbali, he is strong in both devotion and physical strength. He is an ocean of virtues and friend of the pure hearted. He loves the ascetic qualities in man because only those who are detached and mentally free from the luxuries of life and desires of their bodies can truly concentrate on the divine and attain Him.
Hanuman is regarded as the Superman, the perfect man, the knowledge body (gnana guna sagara) in man, the immortal man (chiranjeevi) and also the animal man (va+nara).
|Life is too short to be insignificant – Charlie Chaplin|
I have laughed at inappropriate occasions. I’ve made friends that are now friends for life. I’ve screamed and jumped for joy. I’ve loved and I’ve been loved. But I have also been rejected and I have been loved without loving the person back. I’ve lived for love alone and made vows of eternal love.
I’ve had my heart broken many, many times! I’ve cried while listening to music and looking at old pictures. I’ve called someone just to hear their voice on the other side. I have fallen in love with a smile. At times, I thought I would die because I missed someone so much. At other times, I felt very afraid that I might lose someone very special. But I have lived! And I still continue living everyday.
I’m not just passing through life and you shouldn’t either Live!
The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and
still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.
– Charlie Chaplin
Image ~ Animalia.
amar atma hai,maransheel kaya,
sabhi praniyon ke jo bheetar samaya,
vahi atma, sacchidanand mai hoon,
If your dominantly masculine, you start with meditation. More you meditate, more loving you’ll become.
If your dominantly feminine, you love everyone unconditionally and that will open the door for you to deep meditation!
Legendary is the love that withstands rejection. It will be free of anger and ego.
Legendary is the commitment that withstands humiliation. It will be one-pointed and will reach the goal.
Legendary is the wisdom that withstands turbulence. It will be integrated in life.
Legendary is the faith that withstands a million chances of doubt. It will bring perfection.
Legendary are the events that withstand time. They will become morals for millions.
~ Sri Sri
“If you are not free, you cannot love – freedom is the first thing.
So, when you become free, you are able to love unconditionally.
When you can love unconditionally, you will be skillful in your dealings.”:
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Being in utter love,yet undisturbed;caring yet not worried;persistent yet not perturbed; are the obvious signs of the Self shining.” SriSri
“So, you would like to interview me?” GOD asked.
GOD smiled. “My time is eternity… what questions do you have in mind for me?”
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