Hanumanji: a lifetime of self-less devotion.
self-less | ˈselfləs | adjective
concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own; unselfish
An act of self-less devotion.
devotion | diˈvōSHən | noun
love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause
His courage and devotion to duty never wavered.
Who is Hanumanji you ask? Well Hanumanji is a monkey deity who is an ardent devotee of Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is was a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana.
His selfless devotion, unwavering faith and deep love for Rama was so great and so genuine that he is revered around the world as an exemplary servant of the Lord, who has a heart of gold …and if you take the time to form a relationship with him (or that part inside yourself), you’ll surely be lead to that place of eternal truth.
His lifetime illustrates that when you put others first and give without expecting anything in return…anything is possible…you can move mountains, shape-shift when necessary and fly through the everyday maya (illusions) that is put in front of us…
When we take refuge in Hanumanji (or that part inside of us that gives selflessly, is faithfully devoted, and loves unconditionally) we are opening a door in our hearts for love to flow in and brim out into all aspects of our life.
This week is Hanumanji’s Birthday….a really special day to celebrate and sing the praises of his love, devotion and self-less services. If you get a chance, check out a yoga center near you to see if they are doing anything on this special day…it’ll definitely leave you energized and completely blissful!
For those of you in the Bay Area, Dhyanyoga Centers in Antioch, CA hosts an all day celebration full of singing 108 Hanuman Chalisa’s (40 verses dedicated to Hanumanji’s greatness)… a full day of singing from the heart, partaking in nourishing food and most importantly… feeding our soul!
Happy Birthday Hanumanji!