YOU MUST KNOW #16
The Spiritual Significance of Hanuman
The goal of all mystical yearning is the union of the individual soul with the universal soul. In the Adhyatma (‘spiritual’) Ramayana, Sita represents the individual (jiva-atma), which has separated from the universal (param-Atma) symbolized by Rama. In a beautiful interpretation, Hanuman here is said to personify bhakti, which annihilates the ‘ahankara’ or ego (Ravana), and re-unites the two.
The Enduring Relevance of Hanuman
Hanuman Ji is no ordinary monkey. While embarking on the search for Sita, the monkeys were confronted by the vast ocean lying between them and Lanka. They wondered how they would make their way across this mighty obstacle.
Someone suggested that Hanuman jump and cross over the sea. But Hanuman was doubtful, “I cannot do that,” he said. At that moment, one of his companions reminded Hanuman of the awesome powers lying dormant within him. Instantly Hanuman regained memory of his divine strength and he successfully leaped across the ocean.
Thus our mind needs to be reminded of its divine potential and of the fact that it can achieve phenomenal heights provided it believes in its ability to perform the task in question. Truly Hanuman is symbolic of the perfect mind and embodies the highest potential it can achieve.
Jai Bajrang Bali Ji🙏🏻🙏🏻