“O sinless one, certainly, how can any king accomplish his objectives if he doesn’t have such a messenger working for him?” (Shri Rama speaking to Lakshmana, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 3.34)
एवं विधो यस्य दूतो न भवेत्पार्थिवस्य तु।
सिद्ध्यन्ति हि कथं तस्य कार्याणां गतियोऽनघ
evaṃ vidho yasya dūto na bhavetpārthivasya tu।
siddhyanti hi kathaṃ tasya kāryāṇāṃ gatiyo’nagha
“I am absolutely fascinated by the Hindu culture. Yes, I understand that you use the term ‘sanatana-dharma’ instead, that Hinduism is more a misappropriation from an outsider’s perspective. They don’t know exactly how to label that timeless way of living, so they relegate it to the category of faith, as familiar to so many around the world.
“Within that culture, the deity of Shri Hanuman is most interesting to me. I find that he receives universal adoration. That is to say, whichever sect you belong to…
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