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Maruti (2)

Manojavam Maruttulyam Vegam

Jitendriyam Buddhimataam Varishtham

Vataatmajam Vaanaryuth Mukhyam

Shree Ram Dootam Sharanam Prapadye…

Writing after a long time… Don’t know why but Maruti ie Hanuman just attracts me such that am compelled to write…

The shloka at the beginning describes the persona that I want to talk about today…

Wanna emphasize on the last Charan “Shree Ram Dutam”… Hanuman is the messenger of Ram…

People many a times mistaken the terminology as one who carried Ram’s message to Seeta in Lanka… He no doubt did carry the message successfully when all others could not, but the question that comes to my mind is that can just carrying a message of a husband to his wife needs to be glorified?… At the same time we very well should understand that in the given circumstances then, it was a big task… But what is its relevance today?… Why should we follow Hanuman or why should we bow down to Him or why should we look towards Him as our ideal?… Why is His birthday to be celebrated?….

The shloka itself resonates the qualities of a messenger…

Manojavam – the one who is pleasing and graceful… A messenger is one whose mere presence is pleasant and invites grace from within… Looks may not be important, but one needs to be able to present himself and his thoughts in the most beautiful and graceful way… That is the first quality… Just by the mere presence of oneself, the aura around everyone should change, making the environment receptive…

Maruttulyam Vegam – the one who moves with the speed of Air… A messenger moves fast and at the same time reaches out to every one, as air reaches and fills in whatever and wherever it can find place… Air leaves no vaccum… Similarly the messenger sees to it that the message reaches every place where it should and it is conveyed with a clarity of without a vaccum of thought being left behind…

Jitendriyam – the one who has won over his senses… A messenger has won over his likes and dislikes and rules his senses… Hanumaan is said to be a celibate, emphasizing that not even the smallest of your desires or wishes should not interfere with the message one carries… A messenger clearly carries the message of his master/s and presents it in whole with full truthfulness… He does not let his thought process or his understanding interfere the messaging process…

Buddhimataam – the one who is an intellectual… A messenger uses his intellect to decipher the message given to him by his master… He is 100 % dedicated to his master but at the same time has his own intellect to decide the right way and the wrong way to carry the message… As he is an intellectual, his master too depends on him for his advice…

The above two qualities are a little confusing but at the same time there is a thin line of difference… At the Master’s place he uses his intellect to advise, but once he reaches his place of delivery, he does just that what has been decided…

Hanumaan has the above qualities and so he is the most trusted messenger of Ram… He wins people over and becomes their leader Vaanaryuth Mukhyam…

On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, let us all understand, remember and try to imbibe these qualities into our lives and spread the message of Ram from hut to hut and heart to heart… Let us all become messengers like Hanumaan… Be dedicated, full of servitude like Hanumaan and experience the oneness with Him….

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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