Happy Hanuman Jayanti!

Thursday March 29, 2018

Lord Hanuman is the embodiment of devotion and loyalty. Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. He is known for His unflinching dedication to Lord Rama. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate and seek His protection and blessings.

Lord Hanuman’s sincerity resonates the power of duty, trust, truth, devotion and loyalty. He was a celibate, and He had no one but the Lord on his mind. Let us ask a question to ourselves, are we completely devoted to our loved one? Can we claim fidelity? What would Lord Hanuman do? The answer is His life was completely filled with intense love for Lord Rama and he did not have the slightest distraction from His devotion and loyalty towards the Lord.

Nowadays it does not even take mere seconds for our minds to wander into forbidden territories. That happens because we have a belief that there is nothing wrong in doing so. We are not aware of and do not understand the grave consequences of doing so. We do not know the suffering that lies ahead because of this small momentary pleasure.

So let us resolve to shift focus onto the person we have already committed our life to, rather than wandering about seeking what is not rightfully ours. We may not be able to follow celibacy like Lord Hanuman, but at least we remain loyal and devoted towards one person. Let us try to show devotion to our loved one.

So on this felicitous occasion, with the blessings of Lord Hanuman, let us make a strong inner intent to be contented with what is rightfully ours and let our mind, speech and body be pure and dedicated to our one and only loved one.

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