Hanuman: The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God
Best known for his role in the Ramayana, Hanuman’s playful nature, amazing physical powers and selfless devotion to Lord Rama have made him one of the most beloved gods. more details in product description
Best known for his role in the Ramayana, Hanuman's playful nature, amazing physical powers and selfless devotion to Lord Rama have made him one of the most beloved gods. As a monkey he symbolizes the ever-restless human mind. He teaches us that, though everyone is born an animal, anyone can attain the heights of spiritual evolution through perseverance and ardent discipline. Having perfected his mind through Bhakti (selfless devotion) to obtain his powers, Hanuman embodies the highest potential we can achieve.
In this book Vanamali recounts 36 legendary Hanuman stories from his birth to his adventures in the Ramayana- and reveals the spiritual lessons, yogic practices, and Vedic astrology aspects they contain. Vanamali shows how Hanuman has the ability to bestow selfless devotion and strength to his devotees and that following his example is the surest path to attracting the blessing of Rama. (from back cover)
Paperback with four Appendixes, Glossary of Sanskrit terms and Index. 376 pages
"In the West, there are many new devotees who desperately need access to the revered ancient Scriptures of India. Sri Vanamali comes as the cool breeze of grace, filling the hearts and minds of the thirsty devotees with the stories of the Lord's joyous play. In this book on Sri Hanumanji, as in all her other books, she gives us access to the inner worlds of our Beloved's lilas." —Krishna Das, kirtan artist
"Vanamali Devi has done a beautiful and inspiring job of making Hanuman a palpable life, worthy of love, devotion, and respect." —Nayaswami Kriyandanda, author and swami
"With spellbinding luminosity, master storyteller Vanamali propels the reader into transcendental realms of inspiring valor and sublime devotion. With illuminating authenticity, Vanamali, again and again, showers us with ambrosia of Sri Hanuman's devotion to Lord Ram." —Arvind Bruce Burger, author