Ram Dass Here And Now

Ep. 224 – The Story of Hanuman and the Ramayana, Part 1

April 24, 2023

Settle in for a treat as Ram Dass shares the first part of the story of the Ramayana, which features the monkey god, Hanuman, as he serves lord Ram on the journey to defeat Ravana.

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In this episode:

  • Ram Dass introduces the story of the Ramayana and sets up the villain, the 10-headed demon, Ravana
  • Ram Dass describes how Brahma took birth as Ram in order to defeat Ravana 
  • He shares how Ram grew up a noble prince, but was ultimately banished from his kingdom and sent to live in the forest with his wife, Sita, and his brother, Laxman
  • Ram Dass talks about Ravana’s obsession with Sita and how he kidnaps her away from Ram
  • He introduces the great monkey god, Hanuman, who is eager to serve Ram
  • Ram Dass reads to us about Hanuman’s quest to find Sita and his leap of faith across an ocean – the greatest leap ever taken

Stay tuned for the conclusion of this epic story, premiering May 8th 2023!

“And he’s very dedicated. Hanuman has come to Earth just to serve Ram. Hanuman is so devoted to Ram that he is like your breath is to your body. He is known as the breath of Ram. He lives so close that he is an example of the way in which, when you’ve totally dedicated yourself to God, you have all the powers to serve, to do everything you need to do, as you will see in a minute.” – Ram Dass



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