Four Potential Issues With Hanuman’s Plan To Rescue Sita

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Krishna's Mercy

[Sita-Rama]“If Rama kills the ten-headed one along with his relatives and then departs taking me, that would be suitable for him.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.62)

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यदि रामो दशग्रीवमिह हत्त्वा सबान्धवम्।
मामितो गृह्य गच्छेत तत्तस्य सदृशं भवेत्।।

yadi rāmo daśagrīvamiha hattvā sabāndhavam।
māmito gṛhya gaccheta tattasya sadṛśaṃ bhavet।।

Though he is strength personified, Hanuman is also a wealth of kindness and compassion. He very well understood the mission assigned to him, respecting the command of the higher authorities, but empathy overwhelmed him for a moment. Like a true Vaishnava, he could not tolerate witnessing the suffering of another, especially someone as innocent and blameless as Sita Devi, the wife of Shri Rama.

He came up with an idea. A flash of brilliance, perhaps, but the idea wasn’t well thought out or deliberated upon. He proposed to take the…

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