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Maruti (3) – Good Friday

Would request my readers to read my old blogs on Hanuman before moving ahead.

https://ameetkothari.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/maruti/

https://ameetkothari.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/maruti-2/

We pick up the thread from my last blog… MARUTI (2) where we were talking abt the qualities of a messenger (DOOT)…

Hanuman is Buddhimatam Varishtham… The topmost (seniormost) amongst the intellectuals… My readers may question me how can I make such a statement and argue that a monkey (Vaanar) is better in intellect than humans!

We should know that when Rama – Laxmana were wandering in the jungles of the Vindhyas looking for Seeta, they reach near Kishkindha. Sugreeva, the outsted King, is staying in one of the mountains with his trusted confidante Hanumaan and his army. Hanumaan gets information about two humans wandering in the forests so approaches them. He is well aware about Rama, as a Prince of Ayodhya. He questions the two humans and finds out that they are no other than Rama – Laxmana. He takes them to Sugreeva. He is the main reason behind Rama and Sugreeva’s friendship. His foresight is the best example of his intellect.

Would go a step further and say that Hanumaan is an honest intellectual. It is His statement given below which proves what I say.

देहबुद्ध्या तु दासोऽहं
जीवबुद्ध्या त्वदंशतः।
आत्मबुद्ध्या त्वमेवाहम्
इति मे निश्चिता मतिः।

Anjani sut says, that when I think about my body, then I know that am your (Rama’s) “Daas” (surrendered slave).

He further goes on to say that when I am thinking about my existence, then I know that am your “Ansh” (part of you).

And lastly He says but my consciousness tells me that “I am you” (Am no different from you).

My readers, just think, what Hanumaan is trying to tell us. He is just explaining the biggest thought propounded in the Vedas.

तत् त्वम् असि । (That thou art).

– Chandogya Upanishad.

The finest of the thoughts are explained in such a small verse and gives us an idea about his intellect. So my Namaskaars to Hanuman today, on his Janmotsav (Birthday).

Just yesterday, someone shared with that a “Jayanti” is celebrated of someone who has died. We believe that Hanumaan is a chiranjeev, that is he has beaten death. So he is still alive, so we celebrate Janmotsav of people who are alive. Also let me clarify that Chiranjeev means “a person whose cause of death is not known”. There are 8 chiranjeev’s according to our scriptures (Will write about the others when God permits).

Today is Good Friday too. The day when the Son of God gave up his life for the betterment of humankind. Just yesterday was the Holy Thursday when Jesus had his last supper with his disciples and spoke about his imminent death. He was treacherously caught that day night itself and produced before the Pilate. Religious leaders insisted on Jesus’s crucification and relenting to this pressure, the Pilate agreed. Jesus was crucified today. His last words “God, Forgive them, for they know not what they do“, are enough to explain his love for humankind. We all know that Death is no good thing, rather it’s a sorrowful parting. But Jesus gave his life for the good of many, so it is called Good Friday.

Jesus will rise again on Sunday which we all celebrate as Easter. But today is a day to sit back, repent our sins and think about the Holy Father in heaven and pray to Him.

A rare occasion when we get an opportunity to bow down before Hanumaan, the disciple of God and Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

I take up this opportunity to wish everyone on the occasion of Hanumaan Jayanti.

Lets remember Jesus Christ throughout the day. Let’s his thoughts and deeds be a guiding force of our lives.

Lastly, wish everyone a Happy Easter in advance.

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

27 thoughts on “Maruti (3) – Good Friday

  1. Just read all the three parts. And to the people who question whether these things really happened or not , my answer is ‘ it doesn’t matter ‘. What matters is what you learnt through the Ramayana. ♥
    I haven’t personally read the Ramayana but I am looking forward to read it in the next week♥♥

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    1. Great Sid… but believe me it’s our history… Archaeologists have found the path travelled by Rama during his vanvaas and many places related to him in Sri Lanka… let the doubters doubt but we Indians should be proud of our history… it’s not Mythology…

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    2. Great Sid… but believe me it’s our history… Archaeologists have found the path travelled by Rama during his vanvaas and many places related to him in Sri Lanka… let the doubters doubt but we Indians should be proud of our history… it’s not Mythology…

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  2. Religious leaders indeed. How many forget that. And I love the verse you quoted of Jesus also. One I say often to myself when I feel offended by someone.
    Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.
    Most often we are hurt because another is ignorant, or they are angry or suffering.
    Thank you for a beautiful post. ❤️🦋🌀🙏

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