Whatever good fortune a person has, he or she will always have complaints about life and the various situations that surround them. Life appears to be always difficult. Nature, society, and nation provide what is necessary for most people in society to live a good life, but non-gratuitous life, greed, and egoistic attitude make life miserable. Even though technology has made our lives more comfortable than previous generations, we are dissatisfied with our lives, with a significant increase in physical, mental, and social issues. If we look at previous generations, we can see that they were quite happy despite adversity, and the main reason for this is “Gratitude in Attitude.”
We have forgotten that life requires both materialistic and spiritual dimensions. We are more focused on materialistic dimensions, resulting in a dull and stressful life. The spiritual dimension is lacking, which develops life skills for a balanced, gratuitous, and happy life. How can we effect positive change in our lives? The world needs to look into the life of great disciple and Shri Hanumanji to learn and rediscover the enthusiasm, strength, valour, and destroying evil from within and outside with the proper means.
Hanumanji’s life teaches us about discipleship, leadership qualities in difficult times, communication skills, psychological aspects, trust in oneself and the almighty, rational decision making, awareness and alertness, humour when needed, and so on.
Tulasi Das’s Hanuman Chalisa beautifully explains everything about Hanumanji. Few lines from the Hanuman Chalisa.
सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा, बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥
When Hanumanji went in search of Ma Sita, he encountered many obstacles while crossing the ocean, but he overcame them all while keeping his goal in mind. He was even offered a resting place, but he declined, citing the reason that he will not stop until his goal of finding Ma Sita is achieved. When he arrived in Lanka and was searching, he came across beautiful women lying in the palace in a lustful position, but he was unmoved and continued his search. When he arrived at the Garden where Ma Sita was kept, he waited patiently for the appropriate time to meet Ma Sita. So this quality of rushing while crossing the ocean and now waiting patiently demonstrates how different situations must be dealt with. He began singing Ram and Ma Sita’s praises and displayed the ring given by Rama to give Ma Sita confidence that he was sent by Rama. While returning, he had many encounters with Ravan’s army, who set fire to his tail. Seeing this as an opportunity to demoralize the enemy army, he set fire to Lanka and then returned to meet Ram. Despite the fact that the situation was more difficult and the task was impossible, his commitment, razor-focused mindset, situation-based decision making, presence of mind, and respecting women demonstrate the qualities that everyone seeks.
तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषण माना, लंकेस्वर भए सब जग जाना॥
When Shri Hanumanji realized that Vibhishan, Ravana’s brother, possessed righteous qualities, he persuaded Vibhishan to leave his brother Ravana for the greater good of Lanka and humanity. Vibhishan was persuaded, so he came to meet and divinely surrender to Ram. When Shri Ram asked everyone if they wanted Vibhishan on their side, everyone said no. However, when Shri Ram asked Hanumanji, Hanumanji persuaded Shri Ram to accept him wholeheartedly, and we all know how important this decision was in defeating Ravana. Finally, Vibhishan became the rightful king of Lanka. This demonstrates Hanumanji’s great character in identifying the right person and convincing skills. Most importantly, instilling such faith in Guru or Bhagwan’s mind that he makes major decisions based on your advice.
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा, तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा॥
When a disciple has such deep gratitude and trust in his Guru or Bhagwan, and is content with whatever situation he is in, a great Almighty, “Maryada Purushottam,” great king who cannot be defeated, must enlist the assistance of such a disciple to overcome difficulties. This is how gratitude and trust in the divine and life make one adorable and powerful in making the world a better place for all.
साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे, असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥
With his might, valour, and fighting spirit against injustice, exploitation of sages, and common man, Hanumanji destroyed these evil forces to protect each one.
That is why we, the weaker humans, pray to you for the strength and wisdom to fight against these evil forces that seek to destroy the great culture, society, and nation.
पवन तनय संकट हरन, मंगल मूरति रूप। राम लखन सीता सहित, हृदय बसहु सूरभूप॥
Swami Tulasi Das prays to Shri Hanumanji, saying, “You are the embodiment of joy and goodness in life.” I pray that you, Shri Ram, Ma Sita, and Laxman will live on in our hearts forever.
When the Government updates all of the books in relation to National Education Policy 2020, the history book should include chapters on Shri Hanumanji so that children can learn about his great qualities at a young age.