“O most fortunate one, I am a Vanara, messenger of the intelligent Rama. And behold this ring, O Devi, marked with Rama’s name.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.2)
vānaro aham mahābhāge dūto rāmasya dhīmataḥ |
rāma nāma ankitam ca idam paśya devi angulīyakam ||
You’ve got something important to send. In addition to accounting for speed of delivery, there is attention to safety for the parcel. It can’t get lost. It would be a real shame if someone opens it prior to reaching the intended destination.
One safeguard is to purchase insurance. The person behind the counter informs you that the insurance isn’t that expensive. The key is to put a monetary value on the contents of the package. Over a certain amount, the price of the insurance goes up.
A long time ago a messenger was carrying…
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