The artist says that it is a joy to design the book. For me it is a blessing to have been a part of its creation. Hanumanji is all about total detachment, absolute joy, perfect strength, and total surrender to the Lord’s will.
My favourite lines:
Sakha mrig ke badi manusayi
Sakha tem sakha par jayi
Naghi sindhu hatakpur jaara
Nisichar gan badhi bipin ujaara
So sab tav Pratap Raghurai
Nadh na kacchu mori prabutai…
That a monkey like me can jump from one branch to another is itself a big deal-akin to Purushartha- Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha…That I could jump across the ocean, burn the golden city, kill the Rakshasas and uproot Ashokvatika- all these are, My Lord, a manifestation of Your glory, there is nothing great about my role herein.