Hanuman’s Devotion

512iYEVxtHL._SY346_I read a graphic novelization of Hanuman’s time in Lanka last night, and I loved it. Sundarkaand: Triumph of Hanuman: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Campfire Graphic Novels) is beautiful, easy to read, and leaves the esoteric knowledge for later readings. This, in my opinion, is the easiest introduction to Hanuman and his relationship with Ram, Sita, Ravana, and Lakshman.

For me, one of the reasons that I love Hanuman is his simple devotion. Yes, Hanuman is almost unimaginably powerful himself. He is the son of the wind, the student of the sun, and an incarnation of Shiva himself; but his devotion and humility is total and sincere.

I also love that Hanuman is like the first super hero. He can fly, he can grow or shrink to any size, and he is immensely powerful. Oh, and he is an anthropomorphized monkey who was cursed to forget his divinity by sages when he playful bothered them.

To connect with Hanuman and his devotional energy chant his mantra:

Om Hum Hanumate Namah

Jai Jai Hanuman.

 

Hanuman Ji

hanuman-ji
Sri Hanuman

How do I express this in words when words fail me?

Sanātana Dharma,The Eternal Law, has become a part of me like not even my Christianity did, and I was raised as a Roman Catholic from the cradle until I was about 34 years old. Since then I have read about Dharma, listened to countless podcasts about Dharma, spoken with those who practice Dharma, and watched many documentaries about Dharma.

At any one time I probably have four or five books about various Dharmic subjects around the house in various stages of completion that I am reading. It kind of drives my wife crazy. Of course, she is alright with my assertion that she is my Goddess as she is the living incarnation of Devi in our relationship.

 

Only recently have my eyes and heart been opened to the amazing deity known as Hanuman. While I won’t go in to great detail about who he is as there are many qualified sources for that information, I will say that he is genuinely spectacular.


Om Hum Hanumate Namah

His simple mantra brings a feeling of warrior strength and compassionate determination to my heart.

His yantra pulls me in as I chant the mantra over and over. It is a hypnotic state like which I have not experienced before.

Hanuman Yantra
Hanuman Yantra

This is a decent example of his mantra that I have used from YouTube.

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