Since devotion only his heart knows,
In proper direction always he goes.
Crossing the ocean difficult task made,
But from chance of failure not afraid.
Simhika and Surasa his path to impede,
But with intelligence forward to succeed.
Full devotion with body, mind and speech,
Heroically the shores of Lanka to reach.
Hard for into poetic glorification to launch,
For to material ways this heart is staunch.
Defiant of laws of God and His will,
Happiness in kama I think there is still.
But time for knowing Brahman is now,
So glorify God with words, but how?
With inspiration from Hanuman to take,
At least attempt at right path to make.
What can Hanuman do?
How will he benefit you?
For Rama’s interest look,
See how inscribed ring he took.
With him safely he kept,
As across massive ocean he leapt.
For you devotion he will bring,
So that daily God’s glories to sing.
As if knowing how my troubles to ease,
Rama’s gesture my heart to please.
Not simply an order He gave,
Nor to return with princess to save.
Rather to Hanuman a beautiful ring,
To beloved spouse hope to bring.
Most sacred object with him he kept,
Then across massive ocean he leapt.
In leaving for journey so far,
Looked like moon surrounded by stars.
Hanuman the luminary so bright,
Monkey army reflecting his light.
This for Rama a good sign,
Fruitful for with Sugriva to align.
With him Rama’s ring to take,
Hanuman surely victory to make.
When seeing judgment bordering on lame,
To Sugriva’s rescue Shri Hanuman came.
In knowledge of moral codes none wiser,
Knew friend failing to repay favors a miser.
For king’s benefit Vali driven away,
But not a word of act would Rama say.
Transgression Hanuman subtly to catch,
Sugriva then massive army to dispatch.
Cleverly into demon’s mouth,
Then just as quickly to come out.
Paying troll’s toll ever so,
Onward in his journey to go.
Respect to Brahma and devas he gave,
Demon’s boon and mission’s hope to save.
To Rama’s servant so clever,
I offer obeisance forever and ever.