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HANUMAN CHALISA – TRANSLATION & EXPLANATION

।। श्री हनुमते नमः।। 

श्री गुरु चरण सरोज रज निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि। बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि।।

Translation

Goswami Tulasi Das Ji says, taking the dust of the lotus feet of my revered Guru, I clear the dust from the mirror of my mind. I narrate the flawless glory of Shri Ram which bestows the four fruits of life.

Explanation

The mention of the dust from the feet of the Guru refers to his blessings which are necessary to understand and comprehend any spiritual concept. Our mind is a mirror that reflects the input from our senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. If the mirror is unclear due to the overload of sensory perceptions, it will not allow comprehension of what is said in the Chalisa.

Bhagwan Ram is the epitome of flawless conduct in this duality ridden world. The four fruits mentioned here are the Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

Dharma is the righteous duty that one performs in conducting whatever he does. Artha is the money that one earns from this right effort.

The Kama is the desire for the acquisition of the objects in this world that fulfill our desire for comforts.

Moksha is the freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In Vedic philosophy, the sole object of being born as a human is to attain Moksha.

 बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके सुमिरौं पवन कुमार। बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार।।

Translation

I, a not very intelligent human being, meditate on you. Accepting me as such bestow power, strength, intelligence, and true knowledge on me and remove my miseries and failings.

Explanation

No matter how intelligent one might be, his intelligence is mired in the three-dimensional world and resembles a fluttering flame due to winds of likes, dislikes, desires, anger, and fears. The acceptance of unreal as real and hankering for things that will decay and die one day is due to Avidya or incomprehension of the world around us. The boon of power, strength, intelligence, and true knowledge being asked for are required to comprehend the constant decay of all things, materials, processes, and objects around us. Our quest to know the reality behind this drama of life cannot begin without the power of self-control, inner strength, and intelligence to grasp subtle knowledge. Once we have these, true knowledge will automatically come to us. It is inside all of us but due to the disturbances created by our desires, we are not able to focus on it.

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर। राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा अंजनी पुत्र पवनसुत नामा।।

Translation

O Hanuman, you are the ocean of wisdom and virtues. O Lord of the Vanar clan your prominence is known in three Lokas. You are the messenger of Bhagwan Ram, your might and power are immeasurable. You are the son of Anjana and known as the son of the Vayu.

Explanation

There are three Lokas mentioned in Vedic philosophy. A Loka like our earth is called the Bhuloka. This is is where souls come repeatedly to work out their good and bad Karmas in their previous lives. There are seven Swargas and seven Patalas.

The foremost Loka is Satyaloka or the sphere of God. God is the only reality, everything else is just a delusion.

The next Loka is Tapoloka or the sphere of eternal patience which remains undisturbed by any limited idea.

Jnanaloka is the third Loka and the Loka of spirituality. The idea of a separate existence bound by ego exists here.

This is followed by Maharloka where the Maya or delusion begins. This is the connecting link between the material creation –Maya – and the spiritual world.

Swaraloka is next and is characterized by the absence of all creation. The inhabitants of this world are made up of magnetic aura and electricities. This is the Loka of the causal bodies.

The next world is Bhuvarloka and is inhabited by souls with Sooksham Sharira only.

Finally, there is Bhuloka or the sphere of gross material creation which can be sensed by our five senses.

The seven Patalas are the seven Chakras in our body along the spine.

Hanuman is the son of Anjani Mata and  Vayu Dev. He is called Pawansut here meaning the son of Vayu Dev.

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा कानन कुण्डल कुंचित केसा।।

Translation

You are a great warrior and exceptionally valorous. You provide riddance from wrong thinking and a helper of those with true wisdom. You have a golden body and are resplendent with beautiful clothes, earrings, and curly hair.

Explanation

Hanuman is called Bajrangi here which is a corrupted form of Sanskrit word ‘Vajra Ang’ which means one whose body can become harder than Indra’s main weapon Vajra. Vajra is reputed to be a weapon that destroys all other weapons and weapon bearers. Indra is the king of all Devtas in Swarga Lok.

 हाथ बज्र और ध्वजा बिराजै कांधे मूँज जनेऊ साजे। संकर सुवन केसरी नंदन तेज प्रताप महा जग बंदन ।। 

Translation

You carry Vajra and victory pennant and wear a Janeu of Moonj grass. You are the avatar of Bhagwan Shankar who was born of King Kesri’s queen. Your valor and fame are sung all over the universe.

Explanation

Janeu is a thread that is worn traditionally by the Hindus over the shoulder. Hanuman wears a Janeu of Moonj which is the skin of a weed that grows near water.

विद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर राम काज करिबे को आतुर। प्रभु चरित सुनिबे को रसिया राम लखन सीता मन बसिया ।।

Translation

You are the repository of all wisdom, virtuous, very wise, and always eager to carry out the wishes of Bhagwan Ram. You are an avid listener to the stories connected to him and dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman, and Sita.

Explanation

There are several instances when Hanuman used his quick thinking, wisdom, and power to carry out the tasks given to him. Discovery of the place where Sita was imprisoned, Killing Ravan’s son, Akshay Kumar, and setting fire to Lanka are a few of them.

सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा विकट रूप धरी लंक जरावा। भीम रूप धरी असुर संहारे रामचंद्र के काज सँवारे ।।

Translation

You met Sita in a small form. You changed to a formidable form when setting fire to Lanka. You adopted a terrifying form when killing the Rakshas and were instrumental in furthering the cause of Sri Ram.

Explanation

Hanuman was able to perform these seemingly impossible tasks because he was blessed with Asht Siddhis. In the thirty-first line of Hanuman-Chalisa, Tulsidas mentions Asht Siddhis and Nav Nidhis. A list of the Asht Siddh is given below with their meaning. We shall talk about Nav Nidhis later.

1.     Anima: the ability to makes one’s size as small as one wants.

2.     Mahima: The power to make one’s size as big as one wants.

3.     Garima: Garima is the power to make one’s weight as great as possible without changing the present form.

4.     Laghima: Is the power to make oneself as light as one wants. One can transport oneself from one place to another instantly.

5.     Prapti: Refers to the power of attaining whatever one wishes to have.

6.     Prakamya: This siddhi allows one to fathom the thinking of the other person without asking a single question.

7.     Ishita: Ishita refers to absolute control. If desired a person and bring anyone and everyone under his sway and make him do what he wants.

8.     Vashitva: Is the siddhi to make humans and animals do one’s bidding.

These Siddhis can be acquired by any human being whether male or female. All one has to do is to steadily weaken one’s relationship with this everchanging world and realize that something that is everchanging is incapable of giving lasting happiness. That can come only from the limitless, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient being that we know as God.

लाये सजीवन लखन जियाये श्री रघुबीर हरषि उर लाये। रघुपति किन्ही बहुत बड़ाई तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई ।।

Translation

You brought Sanjivani Booti from Himalaya and revived Lakshman as he lay dying. Raghuvir embraced you for this and lauded your extraordinary effort. He declared that you were as dear to him as his brother Bharat.

Explanation

During the battle between Lakshman and Ravan’s son Meghnad, Lakshman was mortally wounded when an arrow shot by Meghnad pierced his chest. The herb that could cure him was available only in the Himalayas. Hanuman brought this medicine and saved Lakshman’s life.

 सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं।सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा नारद सारद सहित अहीसा।।

जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहाँ ते। 

Translation

Shri Raghupati – Bhagwan Ram – embraced you saying that may Sankadi Rishis, Brahma, Narad, Saraswati along with Sheshnag sing your glories. Even Yam, Kuber, and Digpals are unable to do justice in describing your greatness, what to say of mere mortal poets.

Explanation

Sankadi Rishis are the four offsprings (not sons) of Brahma. They are named as Sanak, Sanandan, Sanatan, and Sanatkumar.

Brahma is the progenitor of this universe.

Sarad refers to Sharada or Saraswati who rules over Buddhi or true intelligence.

Ahisa is a synonym of Sheshnag who is called a serpent with a thousand heads. From the description, it appears to be a reference to gravity and time.

Dikpals are the ten deities that have rulership over the ten directions. Their description is given below.

 

Name

Direction Weapon Planet
Kuber North Gada Budh
Yama South Pasam Mangal
Indra East  Vajra Surya
Varun West Pash Shani
Ishan Northeast Trishul Brihaspati
Agni Southeast Dand Shukra
Vayu Northwest Ankush Chandra
Nairritya Southwest Khadga Rahu
Brahma Zenith Lotus Ketu
Vishnu Nadir Chakra

Lagna

The underlying meaning of these lines is that the feats performed by Hanuman were so magnificent that even the best of the best could not do justice in describing these. This is high praise indeed. There is an element of regret when Tulsidas says that mortal poets like him have no chance in comparison.


तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहि कीन्हा राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा। तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषन मन लंकेस्वर भए सब जग जाना।। 

Translation

You did a great service to King Sugriv by introducing him to Bhagwan Ram (which in turn secured for him the kingdom of Kishkindha the capital of Vanar clan.) Your advice was followed by Vibhishan which resulted in making him the king of Lanka.

Explanation

Sugriv was the younger brother of Bali and had been ousted from his kingdom by his elder brother. Sugriv was hiding in a forest as he was scared for his life. Hanuman urged him to make friends with Bhagwan Ram. Ram killed Bali and secured the kingdom for Sugriv. Vibhishan, Ravan’s brother too followed Hanuman’s advice and took refuge under Ram. Eventually, he became the king of Lanka.

 जुग सहस्र  जोजन पर भानू लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू। प्रभु मुद्रिका मिली मुख माहीं जलधि लाँघ गए अचरज नाहीं।। 

Translation

Hanuman swallowed the Sun as a ripe fruit which was at a distance of a thousand Yugas Yojan. The fact that he carried Bhagwan Ram’s ring in his mouth and flew across the ocean should not be a surprise at all.

Explanation

This is an interesting Doha which requires a rather lengthy explanation. A Yuga according to Manu Smriti is 12000 years duration which is further divided into Satya, Treta, Dwapar, and Kali Yugas. The duration of these Yugas is 4800, 3600, 2400, and 1200 years. The total period of a Yuga is thus 12000 years. Tulsidas Ji mentions as many Yojans as a thousand Yugas. Simple math reveals that he is saying 12000000 Yojans. One Yojan is equivalent to 12.2954 Kilometers so the total kilometers between earth and Sun are 147,544,800KM. The modern value of the distance between the Sun and Earth is 151.07 million KM.

It must be remembered that Tulsidas is only quoting from the ancient texts on astronomy like Surya Siddhanta (Principles of the Sun). It is more than likely that the actual distance between earth and Sun was indeed 147,544.800 KM or 147.5448 million KM about 12000 years ago.

Hanuman is said to have swallowed Sun as a fruit. Please visit this link to see a video of the astronomical phenomenon that explains the reason behind this story. https://www.booksfact.com/science/ancient-science/how-hanuman-catch-sun-explained-astronomy.html

 दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते। राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे।। 

Translation

With your grace, all the difficult tasks in the world are rendered simple. You are the sentinel at the entrance of the abode of Bhagwan Ram and no one can enter it without your permission.

Explanation

Ramayan is full of the exploits of Hanuman. The most difficult and seemingly impossible tasks were done by him effortlessly. This was because of his extensive powers. One who is a true Bhakt (devotee) of Hanuman succeeds in accomplishing whatever he sets out to do.

Vedic philosophy mentions Satyaloka which is the sphere of God. This is also called Anama as nothing in our human existence can describe it for want of words and feelings. It is considered almost impossible to enter this domain but with the blessings of Hanuman, even this can be achieved.

 सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना। तुम रच्छक काहू को डरना। आपन तेज सम्हारो आपे तीनो लोक हाँक ते कांपैं।। 

Translation

One taking your refuge enjoys all the comforts of the world. One protected by you never fears anything in the world. Your effulgence is such that only you can contain it. Your battle cry makes the three worlds tremble.

Explanation

Taking refuge in Hindu philosophy means total surrender to the deity one is worshipping. This implies that one gives up all attachments and aversions at the feet of the deity and asks for its help. When Hanuman is worshipped in this way complete happiness descends upon the devotee. Besides, one gets freedom from all fears because fear is a perceived denial of something one holds dear.

The reference to the battle cry refers to the invincibility of Hanuman. After he had set Lanka on fire and was about to return, he roared, and that caused the fetuses in the womb of all pregnant women in Lanka to shrivel and die. That was a warning to Ravan about what awaited him if he did not mend his ways.

 भूत पिसाच निकट नहीं आवै महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै। नासे रोग हरे सब पीरा जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा।।

Translation

Bhoot and Pishaach don’t come near a person who Chants Hanuman’s name. It also brings freedom from illness of every kind and the pain created by it.

Explanation

Bhoot, also known as Pret by definition is an entity that has the soul-Causal body-astral body combination without the flesh and bone body. People who die an untimely death in an accident or an explosion are suddenly separated from their bodies and may move aimlessly on the earth. The desire to have a body is very strong in such entities and they usually search for a person whose body they may forcibly occupy. People with weak personalities can become victims of such an entity.

Even in an ordinary death due to illness or old age, the desire to re-enter the body the soul just left is strong. That is why it is made imperative to burn or bury the body as soon as possible. A Bhoot need not be cruel or malevolent but it may appear to be so as it tends to overpower the intellect of the body it has entered forcibly. This situation can be remedied by performing certain rituals and the soul sent on its way to the Loka it was destined to go.

Pishaach is a different entity altogether. It is always a predator and always malevolent. It feeds on the energies of the Sooksham Sharir or Astral body as also the physical body.

Both these entities can not come even near a person who chants Hanuman’s name and Chalisa.

To those trained in the so-called rational – produce the proof – environment, this will not make any sense and so I will not even try.

 संकट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै मन क्रम वचन ध्यान जो लावै। सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा तीन के काज सकल तुम साजा।। 

 Translation

Anyone who meditates on Hanuman with thought, mind, and deeds gets liberated of all troubles. You manage everything wished by Bhagwan Ram, who is the supreme Lord.

Explanation

Devotion to Hanuman is the easiest way to get over the challenges of this life. If he could do the impossible for Bhagwan Ram, removing the problems of the mortals is nothing for him.

 और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै सोइ अमित जीवन फल पावै। चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा है प्रसिद्ध जगत उजियारा।। 

Translation

And anyone blessed by you gets the fulfillment of his desires beyond measure in this life. Your glory is spread across the Sat, Treta, Dwapar, and Kali Yugas in the cosmos.

Explanation

The four Yugas mentioned in Vedic philosophy are Satya Yug, Treta Yug, Dwapar Yug, and Kali Yug. They run in a cycle which is Satya-Treta-Dwapar-Kali-Kali-Dwapar-Treta-Satya. To read more about the Yugas, please go here http://www.hinduvedicastro.in/blog/how-vedic-philosophy-looks-at-the-creation-part-i/

 साधु संत के तुम रखवारे असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे। अष्ट सिद्धि नव निधि के दाता अस बार दीन जानकी माता।। 

Translation

O, beloved of Ram you protect the righteous and destroy the sinners. You have been blessed by mother Janaki to be able to bestow eight Siddhis and nine treasures of this world on your devotees.

Explanation

We discussed eight Siddhis above. We shall now discuss Nav Nidhis which are given below.

1.     Padma Nidhi refers to a man with ‘Satvik Gunas’and the means he uses to earn his wealth are also ‘Satvik’. This wealth lasts over generations and never ends. Owners of such wealth have a huge amount of gold and gems and they donate these with abundance.

2.     Mahapadma Nidhi is similar but the wealth lasts over seven generations before it is all spent.

3.     Neel Nidhi is the wealth earned by Satvik and Rajasik means. This wealth can come only through business and trading. The wealth lasts for only three generations.

4.     Mukund Nidhi is earned by people of Rajo Gunas. The person uses this wealth for his sensory enjoyment and it lasts for only one generation.

5.     Nand Nidhi is the wealth earned by a mixture of Rajo and Tamo Gunas. It gives one long life and steady progress. Such a man loves to hear his          praise.

6.     Makar Nidhi is a Tamasik Nidhi the possesser of this Nidhi is blessed with a great number of Astras and Shastras. Such a person is always victorious and ever ready for a battle. His death also takes place because of a weapon.

7.     Kachhap Nidhi gives a great deal of wealth but the person neither uses it nor allows anyone else to use it.

8.     Shankh Nidhi refers to a selfish person who is only interested in his welfare. He earns a lot and lives for his own welfare. His extended family doesn’t get to enjoy his wealth.

9.     Kharva or Mishra Nidhi is a mixture of the eight Nidhis mentioned above. Such a person is acquisitive by nature and does not hesitate to acquire another’s wealth. He is unpredictable, has a false pride, and is physically disabled in a limb. 

Kuber is the custodian of all Nidhis but he does not have the power to bestow these on anyone.

A note about the three Gunas.

Gunas are the attributes or qualities inherent in the thinking and actions of a person.

Sattva refers to a state of harmony, balance, bliss, and intelligence. It refers to a state of mind where a person becomes free from likes and dislikes and cuts off the sensory input from the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. The mind remains free from dualities and is focused on the Divine within all of us.

Rajas is a state of physical action, change, and movement. The mind is intensely involved with the five senses and makes every effort to gratify these. Desires rule supreme here. The nature of Rajas is to desire and to act for the fulfillment of these desires. Rajas creates karma and binds us to it. Driven by this Karma one is born again and again. This is the trap that all of us fall in and don’t even recognize.

Tamas is a state of complete ignorance of the laws of creation. It represents darkness and complete apathy to understand the higher principals of life. This is a state where a man lives like an animal.

 राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा सदा रहो रघुबर के दासा। तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै जनम जनम के दुःख बिसरावै ।। 

Translation

You have the essence of complete devotion to Bhagwan Ram and may you for eternity serve him. Through devotion to you, one attains the abode of Ram and gets freedom from all the anguish of past lives.

Explanation

This is an interesting quatrain. Tulsidas Ji is saying that simply by one’s devotion to you one can enter Bhagwan Ram’s abode which is otherwise considered impossible. It is indirectly saying that just as Ram Bhakti made Hanuman become his most trusted servant of Ram, complete devotion to Hanuman can achieve the same result.

 अंत काल रघुबर पुर जाइ जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई। और देवता चित्त न धरई हनुमत सेइ सर्ब सुख करइ।।  

Translation

After death one enters the abode of Bhagwan Ram where he remains the supreme lord’s devotee. All gods and goddesses can be ignored and complete fulfillment attained through the worship of Hanuman alone.

Explanation

Hindu pantheon mentions many gods and goddesses which has confused western thinkers and West-inspired Indian thinkers. Gods and goddesses are a symbol of what is desired to be achieved and help to focus one’s mind on it. They are not separate from the omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient God but only his manifestations in different forms.

Just as a computer language can be used to write different programs to achieve different purposes, so also the supreme being adopts the form of different Devtas. (gods)

Bhagwan Krishna explicitly says this in Bhagwad Gita, Chapter nine – verses 23 and 24.

 येऽप्यन्यदेवता भक्ता यजन्ते श्रद्धयान्विताः।
तेऽपि मामेव कौन्तेय यजन्त्य विधिपूर्वकम ।।२३।।

अहं हि सर्वयज्ञानां भोक्ता च प्रभुरेव च।
न तु मामभिजानन्ति तत्वेनातश्च्यवन्ति ते।।२४।।

O Arjun those who full of devotion inspired by self-gain worship Devtas they too worship me alone but their worship is borne of ignorance. This is because the emanator and consumer of all such rituals are I. These ignorant people do not know this so they fall in the cycle of birth-death, and rebirth.

 संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा। जै जै जै हनुमान गोसाईं कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं ।।  

 Translation

Whoever meditates on you becomes free from all the dangers, aches, and pains of this world. Salutations to you, please bless me like a Guru blesses a disciple.

Explanation

The Guru Shishya – preceptor disciple – relationship is unique in India. It is based on complete trust for each other. A true Guru is hard to find and he will accept a Shishya only if he sees the spark of talent, hard work, and perseverance in him. Once the simple ritual of establishing this bond is over, the Shishya is taught the intricacies of whatever discipline is being taught.

A true Guru is placed on a high pedestal in India. His utterance becomes the law and his word supreme. A Shishya will never interrupt or contradict his Guru no matter what the temptation. It is like a father and son relationship. The Guru’s blessing is unfailing, and only devoted people get it.

Tulasi das Ji is praying like a disciple to Hanuman to get his grace.

 जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई छूटहि बंदि महासुख होइ। जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा।। 

Translation

Anyone who recites this Chalisa a hundred times becomes free from the cycle of birth and rebirth. He remains forever blissful. This is witnessed by Bhagwan Shiva.

Explanation

Getting freedom from the endless cycle of birth and death should be the sole aim of this human form. It is so because only in the human form we get the intellect and discrimination to do so. We all want to be happy but search for happiness in things, events, people, and processes that are perishable. We forget that everything in this world has a beginning and an end. The happiness that we get from this world is therefore transient and will end within our lifetime. This body that we have is also perishable and at the time of our transition will be left here. Everything that we accumulated; treasures, wealth, real estate, and relationships will also end with our death. We shall carry nothing with us to the next world.

Chanting Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times in one sitting gives freedom from the recycling of the soul endlessly. Bliss descends upon the person who performs this task.

The best way to perform it is to write numbers from one to ten in ten columns. Start chanting and cross out the numbers one after the other as you progress. When one set of ten chants is over, move to the next one and so on until the end is reached.

The ideal day to do this is Tuesday. The best time is as early in the morning as possible for you. Take a shower, wear clean clothes, light a Diya filled with Ghee, and burn some incense, dhoop, or Agarbatti. Sit facing the east, preferably in front of a picture of Hanuman Ji. Pray deeply to Lord Shiva and Hanuman Ji and ask for the strength to finish the chants.

It will take a minimum of four hours to do this so do it on an empty stomach and without drinking any beverage. Beverages cause urination and unwanted interruption. If you need to use the toilet wash your hands and feet before resuming the chant. This is admittedly an arduous task but determination will overcome it. Do NOT give up halfway.

At the end of the hundredth chant, offer the chants at the feet of Hanuman Ji and pray for forgiveness for any misdeeds – known and unknown – that you may have done.

Offer 1.25 Kilos of Laddus and finish with the ritual Arati.

You can do it as often as you want.

Another way to make good use of Hanuman Chalisa is to recite it daily for forty days and end the ritual by offering Sindur and Ghee to Hanuman Ji’s idol in a temple. Every Tuesday the idol is coated with a thick paste of Sindur and Ghee by the priest. One can speak to the priest in advance about it and on the appointed Tuesday either do the ‘Seva’ himself or let the priest do it. 

Hanuman Chalisa is a perfect remedy for problems caused by badly placed Saturn, Rahu, Mars, and Ketu in a horoscope. It also removes all issues caused by adverse transits of these four planets. 

Tulsidas Ji emphasizes the effectiveness of doing the chant one hundred times by declaring that it has been witnessed by Lord Shiva. His promise is inviolate.

 

तुलसी दास सदा हरी चेरा। कीजे नाथ ह्रदय महँ डेरा।।

पवन तनय संकट हरन मंगल मूरति रूप।

राम लखन सीता सहित ह्रदय बसहु सुर भूप।।

Translation

Tulsi Das is an eternal servant of Bhagwan Shri Ram so please remain forever in his heart. O son of Pawan Dev, remover of all problems and embodiment of auspiciousness dwell in my heart with Bhagwan Ram, Lakshman and Sita Ji.

Explanation

Tulsidas Ji is saying dwell in my heart. He is not saying dwell in my mind. Why is he saying that? One, because our mind is a butterfly that flits from one thought to another and more importantly because our heart is where the supreme being resides. The Fifteenth Shloka of the fifteenth chapter of Bhagwad Gita clearly states this.

सर्वस्य चाहं हृदि सन्निविष्टो मत्तः स्मृतिर्ज्ञानमपोहनं च।

वेदैश्च सर्वैरहमेव वेद्यो वेदान्तकृद्वेदविदेव चाहम।।१५।।

I dwell as omniscience in the heart of all living beings. From me emanate wisdom, memory, and removal of all doubts and dualities.

This brings us to the end of Hanuman-Chalisa. This marvelous Stotra is truly the easiest way to get over problems of every type. If done without skepticism and with full devotion, it produces tangible results every time. If you are passing through a bad phase, you must go for it.

Rajiv Sethi

Written at Faridabad

Eighteenth May two thousand twenty.

The commentary and the explanations are copyrighted under copyright act 2020. No part can be copy-pasted or used in any form in any media without the written permission of the author Rajiv Sethi.

 

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