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srkudai

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Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« on: July 15, 2010, 06:12:10 PM »
Sundarakanda is a part of Ramayana. This is a "free" reveling in the story.
What I mean by "free Reveling" is, I do not intend to re tell the story. Many people have already done it. What I am doing is essentially meditating on Lord Hanuman. The objective is to "Feel" the supreme State of Bhakti of Hanuman.

If we read Adhyatma Ramayana, we shall discover that Hanuman knew pretty clearly what was going to happen. Infact, even Shabari knew it all. When Rama goes to Shabari, he asks her "can you tell me where Sita is?" , Shabari should have smiled at it.
She said "Lord, you know it all and yet you desire to hear from me. So let me tell you. She is taken away by Ravana. You shall meet Sugriva who shall help you in getting back Sita by going in this direction ..."
She knew it all! Before even it happened.

Its not as if Rama did not know what was going to happen. He is God himself. There was nothing unknown to him. Knowing everything and knowing his own true nature very well, he was just playing his role in the movie called Ramayana ;) -- if i may be allowed to call it a movie.

Again, it was not as if Hanuman did not know it all! Hanuman, being none other than Siva, knew it all. But he was playing his role. Through his role he illustrated to us how a bhakta should live in this world.
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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 06:51:08 PM »
Udai ji,

Thank you giving the inner meaning of Sundara Kandam. It shows our hearts are already occupied by Him.
So it is not necessary to search from outside when He is inside which Bhagavan says You are bliss.Only the illusion, maya or ignorance which is called "Mind" thinks God (bliss) is outside and to search.
Here Hanuman acts like a Guru to point out our ignorance.



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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 09:53:04 AM »

Dear srkudai,

Excellent posts.

Hanuman, estoerically, is the Guru who goes to the disciple
[Sita] to tell her about Atma [Sri Rama].  Hanuman is a great
scholar, well endowed with knowledge of vyakarana and many
languages.  Before starting to talk to Sita, he pondered as to
which language he should use.  If he speaks in Sanskrit, she would
wonder how a monkey could know Sanskrit etc.,  Finally Hanuman
starts the conversation in praise of Rama's story in Mythili,
language, a language spoken in Mithila where Sita was born.

There are such gems in Sundara Kandam.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 01:52:02 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Dasya bhavam - being the servant of God is one of the four
bhavams prescribed by Saiva Siddhantam.  The other three
things, being a son, being a friend, and being a lover.  Muruganar
calls it as "irai pani nitral" [abiding in the service of God and
'tannizhappu' [loss of individuality.]

Muruganar says in one of his comments under Verse 414 of
Guru Vachaka Kovai:

"The destruction of the Jiva's sense of doership is irai-pani-
nitral, abiding in the service of god.  The loss of Jiva bodha
is the loss of individuality, tannizhappu.  The 'Jiva's sense of
doing' means 'kartrutuva' and jiva bodha means ahamkara,
both of which are identical.

We see Hanuman checking whether the pearl necklace given
by Sita at the coronation function, contains the mantra Rama,
Rama, by biting it!   Saint Tirunavukkarasar while cleaning up the portals of Siva temples, with his pick axe, found diamonds,
rubies and sapphires strewn on the portals, along with the weeds.
He also removed these gems and threw them away along with
the axed seeds and other small plants.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 10:16:03 AM »

Bhagavan Ramana used to tell one story.  Rama is an avatara
and a Brahma Jnani too.  He studied under Vasishta Maharshi.

While he was wailing and going in search of Sita, lost in the
forest, Parvati asked Siva:  "What!  He is a Brahma Jnani.  But
he is wailing for loss of Sita?"

Siva said:  "Do you think so?  Then, you go in the guise of Sita
and see what Rama does."

Parvati went as Sita in front of Rama.  Rama then told her:
"O Hemavathi [daughter of Himavan]!  Why are you here?
Why are you in Sita's guise?  Where is Mahadeva?  Please
convey my namaskarams to him."  He continued walking
and wailing for the lost Sita!   

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 04:41:08 PM »
Dear Subramaniyan ji,

I heard in one pravachanam of Ramayana that the rishis who were with Rama they also knew that Rama is Avatar. In this particular incarnation He acted and taught to human beings. He lived and showed the duties of all characters like son, brother, student,friend, husband and king to the public. He touched the feet of the rishis when He was a student. The rishis asked to serve to Lord in future. Their wishes were fulfilled in Krishna avatar. Those rishis were born Gopis to show their love and devotion towards Lord.

Regarding sundarakanda... still today whenever there is a confusion we are asked to read only sundarakanda at home. We are reading. Hanuman shows some way for our problems.


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Re: Sundarakanda - Hanuman's Story
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 10:05:54 AM »

Dear Ramanaduli,


The story is correct.  Rama lived as a perfect human being.  He did
not do any miracles unlike Krishna.  Elders therefore used to say
"You live like Rama but read about Krishanvataram also.

Arunachala Siva.