How Shri Hanuman Got His Name

About Rashmi Smith

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Rashmi began practicing the Siddha Yoga teachings in 1982. She is a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher and speaker for teaching and learning events. Rashmi and her husband, Dharmadas, have hosted a Siddha Yoga meditation center in their home in Lampeter, Wales, since 1983.

Rashmi currently offers seva as a writer in the SYDA Foundation Content Department. She has previously served as a Trustee on the Siddha Yoga United Kingdom Board of Directors and as a member of the SYD UK National Steering Committee. Rashmi also served on staff at Shree Muktananda Ashram and in Gurudev Siddha Peeth in the 1990s.

Rashmi has a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Wales. For the last forty-three years, she has owned and operated a health food shop in Lampeter, in partnership with her husband and daughter, Stella. Rashmi has three children and two grandchildren.

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This story prompts me to reflect on my sadhana: “What is my intention, and moment by moment, where I am directing my attention? When might I too, like Anjaneya, be mistaking ‘the great light of this world, for a fruit,’ an object of desire?

This story inspires me to rededicate my efforts towards attaining the goal of liberation. Like Hanuman, may I direct my thoughts, words, and actions to fulfilling a great destiny of devotion and service. May I sustain one-pointed study, practice, assimilation, and implementation of the teachings that have so lovingly been provided to me.

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA

I am touched by the sweetness and gentleness that comes through in the telling of this delightful story. These are the qualities I associate with Shri Hanuman, along with his great strength.
I am very grateful for this reminder of the need to practice and further develop these qualities in myself.

a Siddha Yogi from London, United Kingdom

This story filled me with joy and gratitude. Learning that Shri Hanuman is immortal and boundless inspires in me even more devotion and faith.
When I read stories like this, I am learning about Indian scriptures and the gems they contain. I am so grateful for the Siddha Yoga path that Gurumayi is illuminating for us.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving us the great gifts of the website postings, which we are able to receive wherever we are!

a Siddha Yogi from Vadodara, India