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Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 10 And 11
« on: June 08, 2010, 01:33:31 PM »
Verse 10

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

Verse 10 Meaning

You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the narration of Shri Ram's Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

Verse 11

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

Verse 11 Meaning

You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.


Commentary :

In Verse 10 Tulasidas reminds that Lord Hanuman always listens with love and devotion to narrations of Shri Ram's Life Stories.

Similarly Guru Ramana Maharshi was inspired by Periya Puranam which describes the legendary lives of the sixty-three Nayanars, the canonical poets of Tamil Shaivism.

Ramana Maharshi before his self-realisation in Madurai read only Periya Puranam and few parts of Bible.

So it is always adviced to devotees to read and discuss your favourite god's life history and his teachings.

Ramana Maharshi's devotees Mastan Swami and Desur Akhilandamma would make a bundle of provisions, such as rice and pulses, and put them on his head. Loaded in this way, they would start on our journey of forty miles to Arunachala from desur. They would walk slowly and leisurely, telling each other stories of Bhagavan.

So we need to take inspiration from Mastan Swami and Desur Akhilandamma in this regard.

So here total surrender to guru/god is suggested.

In Verse 11 Tulasidas reminds that Lord Hanuman was in a state of humility when spoke to goddess Sita Devi but when required and when his guru/god is in danger then lord hanuman would not hesitate to assume awesome form and destroy the evil and save the guru/god.

Ramana Maharshi Devotee Perumalswami though very strong was very humble in the presence of guru ramana maharshi but when required and if he sees any trouble for his guru he used to fierce back so strongly on the wicked people.

Below is one incident in which Perumalswami protects his guru

In 1916, an attempt was made by some drunken pandarams (sadhus) to take away the Sri Bhagavan from Tiruvannamalai. They came to Virupaksha Cave and solemnly informed the Swami, “We are sadhus from Podigai Hill, the sacred Hill in which the ancient Agastya Rishi is still doing his tapas,as he has done for thousands of years. He has ordered us to take you first to the Siddhas’ conference at Srirangam and thence to Podigai, to give you regular diksha, (initiation) after extracting those salts from your body which prevent the attainment of higher powers.”

The situation was evidently serious. The Swami,with his rule of equanimity maintained silence and awaited developments. Meanwhile, a strong and resourceful disciple of his, Perumalswami, hit upon a remedy. Accosting the newcomers,Perumalswami said, “We have received intimation of your visit and we have been commissioned to place your bodies in crucibles(melting pot) and place the crucibles over the fire. What do you say?” and he also told a fellow disciple Mastan, “Go and dig a deep pit for preparing the fire for those people.” The visitors were dumbfounded and promptly retreated.

But unfortuntely later this same guy Perumalswami for selfish reasons had a tiff with guru ramana for different reasons.

Sources:

1. http://www.hanuman.com/cha.html
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periya_Puranam
3. http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2010/02/ramana-maharshi-devotee-sri-mastan.html
4. http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2010/02/incidents-related-to-final-days-of.html


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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 10 And 11
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 09:17:06 PM »
Yes. As Tulasidas said Lord Hanuman listens with dovotion and love of Sri Ram's story, I have seen when Ramayanam is read or doing pravachanam, near the photo of Ram, one plank will be placed and covered with red silk cloth. They say it is the seat offering to Lord Hanuman to sit and listen the Ramayana.


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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 10 And 11
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 11:17:52 PM »
That is excellent ramanaduli garu . That shows the devotion(bhakti) aspect to the highest level.

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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 10 And 11
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 11:40:25 PM »
It is truely said, Hanuman is  Balavan (most powerful) Bhudhiman. He knows all sastras but He never shows infront of Rama. In tamil He is called sollin chelvan. i.e. He knows how to where to what to say the word.
Once I heard from the pravachanam.  I do not know whether this incident is in Ramayana or not. But it shows how He is devoted to Ram. After the Pattabhishekam, Sita was very much pleased for the service of Hanuman so she presented her pearl mala to Hanuman. He received it but He did not put on His neck instead He started biting each pearl and was seeing. Sita got angry then she asked why He was spoiling her gift. Hanuman told her, He was searching whether there is Ram inside it.
The Pandit told He wanted to see Ram every where, in every particle. Otherwise it does not matter for Him how much it is costly. In this way we must see Ram in every atom. That bhavam we must have.
In Ramayana there are so many people who were drawn to Ram. Dasrat, Kowsalya even Kaikeyi also. Then there comes all rishis, His public, Guhan, Sabari. Vibhishna. But among all these people Hanuman stands first. It is for Bhakti only. He is an symbol for bhakti. We must have that type of bhakti. In Kamba ramayana we can see His bhakti. Let us pray to grant that type of bhakti to attain our Gods or gurus.

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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 10 And 11
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 12:01:08 AM »
Adding to this same  thread, in Vishnu temples we can see Hanuman but in some shiva temples also we can see
Hanuman in pillar. People do pujas to this Hanuman. I was told that Shiva took Hanuman avatar to serve Narayana.There is no difference in Shiva and Narayana.


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