I love the story of Hanuman, devoted servant of the Lord. Hanuman met with many obstacles as he flew to find Sita and reunite her with Rama, but recognizing that his mission was a divine mission, he faced them all with courage and wisdom.
As I work on my projects in seva
and in the world, I often meet with obstacles and take the example of Hanuman in facing them. I can recognize it all as part of my spiritual journey, connecting me to the Lord of all.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
I love Hanuman's one-pointed and boundlessly enthusiastic dedication to serving his beloved Lord Rama. Nothing can stand in his way as he strives to bring the task to perfect completion. It is so inspiring to observe that such devotion calls forth the unexpected blessing and support of the goddess.
a Siddha Yogi from London, United Kingdom
Every night, I read Hanuman's Great Leap to my grandson and he loves it. He looks forward to each new chapter. Last night he said to me: “Grandmaman, read me again the story of Shri Hanuman.”
I know that my Guru’s grace is always, in all ways, with me and my wonderful family,
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Mersin, Turkey
I was amazed by this tale! I felt as though I was there, as though I was soaring and landing with Hanuman and as though I was serving my Guru with the same deep devotion as he was serving Lord Rama.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for inspiring me to pursue my duties as an offering to the Lord with all my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy
What really stood out for me in this chapter of the story is that Hanuman’s problem seemed insurmountable, just as my problems sometimes do. But I understand that sometimes the Lord is manifesting as a problem, and if I use the abilities He has equipped me with, I will find the solution to the problem.
I loved when the demoness said, as she revealed herself as the goddess, "You have used your wits.... May you achieve your goal!" I feel that if I, like Hanuman, use my abilities and have faith, I too can achieve my divine mission.
a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA
The title for this chapter, "Flying on the Wind," really captures for me several themes of this part of the story. The image of Hanuman flying through the skies with one-pointed focus and "firmness of purpose" conveys freedom and reflects for me his unshakeable trust in the blessings of the gods. And the "pure delight" Hanuman experiences in knowing he is serving Lord Rama with all his heart reminds me of the joy that I too experience when I offer seva
or when I am engaged in some other activity that serves humanity.
As I read about how Hanuman lets no obstacle—whether mountain or demoness—slow his journey to his goal, I can see that this part of the story is a wonderful illustration of just how I want to put into practice Gurumayi's Message for 2016!
a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA
When I read, “To have this opportunity to serve his Lord was pure delight,” my heart responded, “Yes, the most wonderful of all opportunities!”
I am so grateful for this jubilant rendering of “Shri Hanuman's Great Leap.”
a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA