The Treasure Within Shri Hanuman's Heart

About Padmini Wijetunge

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Padmini Wijetunge began her study of the Siddha Yoga teachings in April 1990 at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Virginia Water, England.

She served on staff in Shree Muktananda Ashram in
1996, offered seva in Australia and New Zealand for Gurumayi’s teaching visit in 1997, and served in Gurudev Siddha Peeth as department head for the switchboard in 1998.

Padmini has also offered seva on the European Overview team from 1998 to 1999; on the Live Events Team in the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in London from 2000 to 2002; and as secretary to the UK National Steering Committee during 2003.

She currently offers seva as a writer and editor with the SYDA Foundation Content Department from her home in Bath, England, where she lives with her husband and their two children. She is professional copy editor with a BA in English literature from Cambridge University.

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One night before going to sleep, we read this tale as a family. When I first saw Hanuman’s picture, I saw that something was written on his heart. Throughout the story, I was very impressed by Hanuman’s actions. When the story ended, I felt that the tale had a great message, and it made me feel a lot of longing. When I looked the picture again, I saw that what was written on Hanuman’s heart represented Rama—and it was written all over Hanuman’s body. What a beautiful teaching, and what a beautiful image!
Thank you, Gurumayi. I love you.

a 13-year-old Siddha Yogi from Barcelona, Spain

Reading this on Thanksgiving morning, I am filled with gratitude for this beautiful gift. I am grateful for Gurumayi and the entire Siddha Yoga lineage. I pray that the Lord and the Guru will always be seated in my heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

As I read this story, my heart feels wide open. I have heard this story told before and I have appreciated it, but it didn't touch me quite the way it does right now.
This year, as I have studied and practiced Gurumayi’s Message, my heart has been opening and I have been connecting with the inner Guru. I've also become more aware of my true goal and my longing for that goal.
As I read this story of Shri Hanuman and the treasure of his heart, my longing became even stronger. It is my prayer that I may have the courage, devotion, and humility to walk this path all the way to the goal.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the experience of my heart's true treasure, and for your grace that will support me in attaining the goal.

a Siddha Yogi from Oslo, Norway

I have always been drawn to Shri Hanuman and fascinated by his strength. After receiving shaktipat initiation, I had the insight that Shri Hanuman’s strength comes from his devotion to his Guru, Lord Rama, and his repetition of his Guru’s name.
I bow to Gurumayi and pray for such devotion.

a Siddha Yogi from Noida, India

This story of Hanuman brought out such deep feelings of devotion and gratitude that I found myself weeping. Hanuman served the Guru so completely! I find that when I offer seva, selfless service, these feelings of devotion and gratitude also emerge from within my being, and a deep sense of peace and bliss covers me like the most comforting blanket of love.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

Reading this story transported me to the kingdom of Ayodhya and gave me an understanding of what it means to be “permeated” by my Guru's shakti and love.
Since reading about Shri Hanuman on the Siddha Yoga path website, I have been inspired to follow Hanuman's example of offering one-pointed service. This practice is making it much easier to let the inner enemies, like pride and fear, be consumed in the fire of yoga and to let the virtues shine forth and bloom. Previously, it felt like I needed to make a huge effort to stay vigilant about those inner enemies and to cultivate the virtues. But now I can see how much more naturally the process unfolds when I keep my focus on the goal and remember that the Guru's grace is supporting my efforts.

a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA

Reading about Hanuman’s wish for constant devotion, I realized that such is the prayer of my own heart. Thank you for this example of the depth of devotion available to a disciple.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

This story ignites my longing to embody Hanuman’s pure devotion and truly selfless service. I took a few minutes to sit with that longing, savoring the sensation in my heart and realizing that this longing itself is a form of devotion.
Then I asked myself, “What can I do to fulfill that longing and to embody devotion as I offer seva?” This led me to reread the chapter titled “Seva Creates a Pond of Nectar” in Gurumayi’s book Enthusiasm, for inspiration and guidance. I also drew a little picture of Hanuman with a big heart and put it on my computer to remind me to return to the experience throughout the day.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

This is a wonderful and most touching story about devotion to the Guru. My heart was filled with joy and sweetness as I read the words. I was very inspired by this example of faith in the Lord's grandeur and compassion. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story with us.

a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico

This legend reminds me that nothing is greater than Shri Guru, no thoughts are greater than those immersed in love for Shri Guru, no words are greater than those that praise Shri Guru, and no actions are greater than those that fulfill Shri Guru's command.
My objective as a sadhaka, and as a Siddha Yogi, is to strive for discrimination and to serve Shri Guru with every breath and every particle of my being. My goal is to become one with Shri Guru—not only in thoughts, words, and actions, but also at the very core of my being. May it be so.

a Siddha Yogi from Kuwait City, Kuwait

Thank you for this priceless teaching story. It touched my being with immense love and led me to understand on a deeper level the true meaning of the eternal devotion I have for my Guru.

a Siddha Yogi from Mersin, Turkey

I had just finished reciting Shri Guru Gita through which I was offering gratitude for a unique experience of fearlessness. I was savoring this unexpected state of freedom when I opened the website to find the story, "The Treasure within Shri Hanuman's Heart." As I read about Hanuman's full and absolute devotion to Lord Rama, my heart began pounding with yearning for complete absorption in the Guru.

When Hanuman said, "All I wish for is constant devotion to you, my Lord," and Lord Rama gave him that boon, in that moment, fresh, tangible and boundless devotion flooded my heart where fear had once been, filling me with love for the Guru.

a Siddha Yogi from Maryland, USA