Learn Single-Minded Purpose-Fulness from
Śrī Hanumān- jῑ :

When One Door Closes, Look for the Door that has Opened :

While Hanumān- jῑ was flying on, he suddenly found himself paralysed.
Though he strained to the fullest extent of his phenomenal strength,

he couldn’t move onwards.
Looking down, he saw a hideous demoness looking at him & licking her lips.

He understood that she had used her mystic powers to catch his Shadow, thereby arresting his progress.

As he was considering his options, he found himself being pulled down
towards her devouring, gloating mouth.
Her plan was to chew Hanumān- jῑ in her mouth, thereby killing him & feasting on him.

With remarkable presence of mind, Hanumān- jῑ used the momentum generated by the demonesses pulling him down to keep speeding through her mouth
down into her alimentary canal.
Before she could even understand what was happening, He went deep into her stomach & started attacking it from within.
Eventually, ripping apart her stomach from inside, he Emerged, Unhurt & Victorious.
As the demoness fell screaming to her death
into the ocean, setting off huge waves,
Hanumān- jῑ Flew On.

ताहि मारि मारुतसुता बीरा |
बरिधि पारा गयौ मतिधुरः ||

{श्रीरामचरितमानस 5.2.5}
“The valiant son of the Wind God dispatched her, and swept across the ocean, resolute of mind as he was.”

Simhika can be said to
represent envious people who try to pull down the person who is the object of their Envy.
Just as Simhika caught Hanumān- jῑ’s shadow,
the envious catch hold of incidental or inconsequential faults in those who are doing good things, even extraordinary things.
Sometimes, envious people may create problems for us that are almost impossible to overcome, just as Hanumān- jῑ found it impossible to Move On.
Instead of becoming Overwhelmed or Disheartened, We can keep our Wits with Us, as did Hanumān- jῑ.
& some way will Emerge.
Even if we find ourselves powerless Externally, We needn’t let ourselves become hopeless Internally.

Flying On, Hanumān- jῑ eventually reached Lanka.
Perhaps the most important lesson from Hanumān- jῑ’s adventurous leap to Lanka is his Single-minded Purposefulness.
Rather than letting obstacles deter him, He resourcefully found a way through them.

Similarly, when faced with obstacles, if we stay Purpose Conscious instead of becoming Obstacle-Conscious, The Parameshwar will show us ways to Move Ahead.

ॐ नमो हनुमते नम: 🙏
book: wisdom from the ramayana
author: chaitanya charan

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