HANUMAN THE IMMORTAL
He endows us with the Atma-Shakti or self-power to realize our higher potential and accomplish what is magical.
Hanuman is a great hero of the Ramayana, the wonderful legend’s most fascinating individual.
Though he is described as being in the form of a monkey, he is credited to be the greatest sage, yogi and devotee.
What is the hidden meaning of this divine personality?
Hanuman is the son of Vayu, the God of wind. This endows him with the ability to move at great speeds,
his power to change his size at will, growing or shrinking as he pleases, and his super divine strength. But there are many
other Vedic yoga secrets hidden behind his symbolism.
HANUMAN AND COSMIC ENERGY
Today our planet boasts itself to be in the midst of a new information-technology era, where the rapid speed of data, calculations and
communications of modern science has learned to hack the latent powers of nature to transform our outer lives. We humans are abusing the blessings of nature. As a result we can see the results as an increase in the sins of humanity.
At a cosmic level, there is a deeper energy that runs everything in the universe.
This is called “Vayu”, which is not just a force of the wind or air element, but the Kriya Shakti or power of
action that governs all inanimate and animate forces.
Vayu manifests as electrical energy or various forces. This is not just the lightning that arises from clouds
but the kinetic energy that permeates all space. Vayu is the energy operative from a subatomic level to the very
Big Bang behind the universe as a whole. Tapping into it is what the methodology of Yoga is all about.
Vayu at an individual level becomes prana, which is not just the breath but the life force that holds all our
motivations and sustains our inner strength and will power.
Hanuman represents the cosmic Vayu manifesting through our individual prana. This occurs when we dedicate our lives
to the Divine self or Rama within us, letting go of our attachment to the external world of appearances.
Hanuman endows us with the atma-shakti or self-power through which we can realise our higher potential and accomplish
what is magical. He grants us fearlessness, self-confidence, daring and boldness to attempt the impossible and succeed.
Jai Jai Hanuman!
The cosmic Vayu is inherently a force of intelligence, linking us to the cosmic mind that aligns all minds together in
an interconnected network of thought. That is why Hanuman is the most wise and observant, holding the power of buddhi,
the discriminating inner intelligence that reveals the highest truth.
HANUMAN AND THE POWER OF YOGA
This cosmic Vayu is the true power of Yoga. It gives flexibility of body, boundless vitality, indomitable will power,
and concentration of mind. Our highest prana is to reach out and merge into the immortal Prana, which is to dedicate ourselves as Hanuman to Rama.
Hanuman grants all yoga siddhis extending to the highest self-realisation.
Hanuman is the conduit of the power of Rama as the universal self. Rama represents the self who guides all
nature – through which the wind blows, out of which the Sun and Moon move, which holds the Earth in place through gravity.
The yogi works through that cosmic Vayu and universal Prana, in attunement and harmony with the whole of life.
The true bhakta or devotee surrenders to the Divine will which is the motivating force of Vayu.
Vayu’s vibration is Om, the primal sound behind all creation throughout the universe.
The Upanishads teach us that Vayu is the directly perceivable form of Brahman, the Cosmic Reality.
To become Hanuman we must awaken to our inner nature as a portion of cosmic consciousness. Each one of us has the power of the entire universe within us.
But we can only recognise this when we become aware of our inner self, what the Upanishads call the antaryami or inner controller. Hanuman is the force of Rama working within us, the strength of our innermost self that is the ruler of all.
It is Hanuman alone who can discover Sita Devi. Sita represents the deeper self-knowledge or Atma Vidya, through which Rama or the self can be fully realised.
Sita is also the feminine principle of space and receptivity that the cosmic Vayu depends upon. Without Hanuman, we cannot find Sita, and Rama cannot fulfill his destiny of the highest duty.
Let us not forget our own deeper cosmic energy in our fascination with the latest information technology that is but its shadow. Hanuman reveals to us the way of transcendence.
Jai Sri Ram! Jai Jai Hanuman!