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Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 8 And 9
« on: June 07, 2010, 01:05:21 PM »
Verse 8

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
Tej pratap maha jag vandan

Verse 9

Vidyavan guni ati chatur
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

Verse 8 Meaning:

As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.

Verse 9 Meaning:

You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-plished, always keen to carry out the behest's of Shri Ram.

Commentary :

In Verse 8 Tulasidas describes Lord Hanuman as the descendant of Lord Sankar(Shiva).

In Nan Yaar PARAGRAPH SEVEN Bhagavan Guru Ramana says,

That which actually exists is only atma-svarupa [our own essential self]. The world, soul and God are kalpanaigal [imaginations, mental creations or fabrications] in it [our essential self], like [the imaginary] silver [that we see] in a shell. These three [basic elements of relativity or duality] appear at the same time and disappear at the same time. [Our] svarupa [our 'own form' or essential self] alone is the world; [our] svarupa alone is 'I' [our mind or individual self]; [our] svarupa alone is God; everything is siva-svarupa [our essential self, which is siva, the absolute and only truly existing reality].

'I am' is Siva or our essential self(atma) is Siva.

This is very important as known we see un-necessary conflicts between Vaishnavaits and Sivaits which occur as they lack proper understanding and imagine Lord Shiva Or Vishnu as human beings.

So ramana maharshi suggests one to attain self-reliasation and see for ourselves whether still these conflicts occur or not.

In Sankara Vijayam it is stated that Adi Sankara witnessed bitter infights between Saivites and Vaishanavites and below is his suggestion to them.

Sankara witnessed bitter infights between Saivites and Vaishanavites. He told the King to renovate both the temples and also told the subsects to pray to their Ishta Devata, their pet god but not have fight with other sects and ill-speak about someone's else's faith.Siva will definitely not allow an ill-speaking Saiva into Kailash and Vishnu will definitely not allow an ill-speaking Vaishnavite into Vaikunta.If you do Atma Vichara, then, you will understand that both reside in your Heart, as nameless and formless, as One Principle!

Shri kesari mentioned in Verse 8 is the father of Lord Hanuman.Kesari was a powerful vanara.

In Verse 9 greatness of Lord Hanuman is described by Tulasidas and it also describes how hanuman was a great bhakta of Lord Shri Rama.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana has made it quite clear that people who have had no literary education could also attain the highest knowledge but people of an emotional nature will benefit themselves more by bhakti and people of a reflective mood will have better appeal to jnana.








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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 8 And 9
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 06:52:04 AM »
Following this topic I want to add few lines here. Hanuman shows how to do bhakti towards God or master. He opened his heart and shows there his  Ram and sita dwell. He teaches people to do bhakti or atma vichara from heart not through mind.
Like Hanuman Jesus also opens His heart.
All saints talk about the spiritual heart for salvation.



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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 8 And 9
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 12:40:19 PM »
well said ramanaduli garu.


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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 8 And 9
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 06:36:02 PM »

There is one story in Bhakta Vijayam.  There was one devout Siva
bhakta in Pandaripura living right near Panduranga Temple.  His
devotion was so high that he hated Narayana (Panduranga).  He
was a jeweller and also used to make jewels.  His name in Kanda
mani.  That is, he used to wear two large bells on his neck or
ears and whenever somebody says Ramakrishna Hari i.e Vishnu's
name, he will shake his head so that the bells would ring and he
would not hear Narayana's name!  Once Panduranga wanted to test
him.  There came a rich merchant who wanted to make golden waist belt for Panduranga.  He asked the cost of gold and making charges for the jewelry.  Kandamani reluctantly agreed but refused to come into the temple to measure the waist size of Panduranga image.  The customer then measured in a twain and brought it to Kandamani.  He made the jewelry but the it was too big.  He then asked the customerm and he re-measured it.  This time, it was too tight. Finally it was decided to take in Kandamani. Kandamani said that he would close his eyes [so that he would not see Panduranga] and then measure and so a cloth was tied to his eyes and he went into the temple.

Inside the temple, he just touched Panduranga for finding out the waist.  He suddenly moved his hands to the left of Panduranga and found a breast!  He then became curious and moved his hands further up. He found matted lock and then the moon and the serpents on his head.  In a moment, he found a small, Sivalinga on the crown of Panduranga!  With horripilation, he opened his eyes by removing the bandage.  He found Panduranga as Ardha Nareeswara Siva!  Panduranga then told him:  You can be a Siva bhakta but do not hate me.  If Vishnu bhaktas hate Siva, then, I will not be pleased.  We are one and the same! 

Siva and Vishnu are one and the same.  Vishnu is Sakti principle of Siva, concorporate.  Saint Tirunavukkarasar has sung:

If there is no Hari, then there is no Uma for Siva!  Siva Vishnu
differentiation is rampant only in Southern India.  In Maharashtra
and other parts of India there is no such differences among the devotees.  But of course, ishta devatas are there.  In Bengal, everyone prays only to Mother.     

Arunachala Siva.