Radhanath Swami’s humorous description of Hanuman’s yoga

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“This is Hanuman’s yoga: giving pleasure to Lord Rama.”- Radhanath Swami


My guru Srila Prabhupad used to say that our beloved Lord does not see the things that we offer. He is Sarvalokamaheshwaram. (Krishna tells in the Gita that he is already the proprietor and the source of everything that exists.) However, the Lord accepts our intention, our love, our devotion, our compassion, and our willingness to please him. He is bhaktavatsal, he is willing to beconquered by that love although he is unconquerable.

There is a story of how Hanuman conquered Lord Ram by his love. One day hanuman happened to see Sitadevi putting a red liquid powder called sindhur on her hair part. Hanuman asked Sita, “Why are you putting that red in your hair part?” She smiled and said, “Because it pleases Ram. It’s a sign of showing chastity towards our beloved.”

So the next day Sita and Ram saw Hanuman completely covered with the thick layer of that sindur, from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. All they could see were his eyes; everything else was red.

Ram asked, “Hanuman, what are you doing?”

Hanuman replied, “Sita said that putting this sindhur on her head is pleasing to you. So I wanted to please you so much that I have covered my body with it.”

This is Hanuman’s yoga: giving pleasure to Lord Rama.

Radhanath Swami

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  • Anand Patil

    What pure, innocent and selfless love Hanuman has. We should strive for such love towards the Lord. Amazing pastime. Thank you.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      The pastime is little funny but it teaches the greatest lesson. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Aarohi

    Very sweet pastime of Ramayana……Hanumanji is embodiment of unconditional, selfless servant of Lord Rama. Thank you for sharing this amazing article.

  • Kiran Shetty

    One of the ancient Vedic text that i have read states “saṁsiddhir hari-tosanam” which refers says that the Ultimate fulfillment and Satisfaction is achieved when one makes the Lord happy.

  • Vedic Times

    Liked ittt and shared it

  • cvcv

    I often wondered why Hanuman was always in orange in his temples….

  • Vedic Times

    It’s such an inspiring story. Is it from Valmiki Ramayana?

    • Gopinath Chandra

      Hmmm… interesting….It will be nice if someone answers this question

      • siddeshwar

        Agree

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Amazing purity of love of Hanuman for Lord Rama shared by Radhanath Swami

    • Vedic Times

      Hmmm…..

  • ASH

    Nice enthusiasm of Hanumanji to please Lord Ram.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Through this simple incident of Hanuman, HH Radhanath Swami proves the simplicity of process of bhakti and even simpler heart of Lord to be pleased by simple most intentions of His Devotee to please Him.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. The process of devotional service is easy and sublime. Lord is so easily pleased by little devotional endeavors. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • svdd

    Thanks for sharing wonderful article.

  • biswajit

    Very encouraging episode of Hanumanji

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Through this simple incident of Hanuman, nicely narrated by HH Radhanath Swami, we can understand how simple things with pure consciousness attract Krishna.

  • biswajit

    Nice lecture by HH Radhanath Swami.

  • biswajit

    All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • Tejna Patodi

    Very nice example to show how much dedicated a devotee should be towards pleasing the Supreme.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Like Hanuman, HH Radhanath Swami also carrying the message of God all over the world and delivering so many conditioned souls.

  • biswajit

    Great article. Jai Gurudev !!

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Wonderful story, and a true explanation of YOGA -> giving pleasure to Lord.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Wonderful narration by HH Radhath Swamo of how simple Hanuman’s bhakti is.

  • umesh

    That’s a wonderful pastime pointing out love and devotion of Hanumanji.

  • ASH

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice and sweet story.

  • Ready to please the master at any cost should be the motive of a disciple. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Great statement. Radhanath Swami truly exemplifies this.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami explains this nice incident of Hanuman which proves that pure devotees are ready to perform any job just to please the Lord.

  • svdd

    Very inspiring.

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Great article. Jai Gurudev !!

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Hanuman’s simplicity is nicely brought about by HH Radhanath Swami in this nice story which is very inspiring for all of us.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Hanuman’s simplicity is nicely brought about by HH Radhanath Swami in this nice story.

  • Ravi Garg

    Very encouraging episode of Hanumanji & equally encouraging article….

  • svdd

    Nice example, showing how Hanuman is inqusitive to please Lord Ram.

  • Aishwarya

    Very sweet pastime.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Nice article by HH Radhanath Swami. Lord is pleased with simple devotion.

  • NSP

    Such an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing!

  • biswajit

    Awesome story

  • Rajeev

    Awesome story which is really inspirational, thank you very much for sharing.

  • kuldeep Soni

    Amazing enthusiasm to please the beloved Lord. This incident shows the utmost desire to satisfy the Lord.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Agree. Hanuman was so enthusiastic that he covered the whole body with kumkum. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice story explaining the concept of giving pleasure to Lord.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful example of a pure devotee here. Thanks for sharing this inspiring story of Shri Hanuman.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Very amazing incident shared by HH Radhanath Swami. Because of his child like innocence and complete absorption to please Lord Ram, Hanuman is very much liked by all the children.