From the point of view of yoga, today we celebrate the birth of Bhagwan Hanuman ji and look at the greatest soul who through the power of his Bhakti became the next Brahma in line in the next cosmic creation. If we look for the greatest master of Bhakti yoga, we will realise that there are more than one interpretations available for Hanuman ji.
As “Hanuman,” he is the one without any doubt (anuman) as to the existence of Ram (God).
As Anjaniputra, he is the one who comes accidentally into this world, but by his efforts ascends to the greater heights of spiritual evolution.
As Vayuputra he is the breath body in us and can help the lower self (Sita) that is lost to ignorance to reunite with its true companion, the inner soul (Ram). As Veeranjaneya, he is the source of courage and confidence for many a timid heart.
As Bajarangbali, he is strong in both devotion and physical strength. He is an ocean of virtues and friend of the pure hearted. He loves the ascetic qualities in man because only those who are detached and mentally free from the luxuries of life and desires of their bodies can truly concentrate on the divine and attain Him.
In the macrocosm Ram represents the Supreme Self and Hanuman as his devotee, the individual Self. Within in the microcosm of the embodied Self (jiva), Ram represents the embodied Self, who is caught in the cycle of births and deaths (Samsara). Sita represents the physical Self or mind and the body complex (Kshetra). Ravana with his ten heads represents the ego with ten senses which have fallen into evil ways. Hanuman ji represents, the breath. When ego and the senses carry away the mind and body and put them to wrong use, with the help of breath the embodied soul restrains the senses, silences the ego, regains the control of the mind and body and stabilises them in the contemplation of God.
Here are 2 important mantras for Bhagwan hanuman ji
- ॐ हनुमते नमः |
- Om Hanumate Namah
- ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥
- Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi।
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat॥
May the power of the maha mantra “Om Namah Shivay” lead you to success in yoga…