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.

Washington, United States

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.

London, United Kingdom