Today we are at an extremely important juncture wherein Lakshmana’s life is in danger. Time is running out quickly as the doctor says that the “Sanjeevani” medicinal herb should reach Lanka at the earliest. Hanuman takes it upon himself as he commences his journey northwards in search of this Sanjeevani herb. As he crosses through the Himalayas he finds a particular cliff with a bright shine and is unique in nature. Perhaps is this the Sanjeevani herb that the doctor is talking about?
Thus, Hanuman goes near the cliff and examines it. Yes! This is the herb! But how to make sure that this is that particular herb? Moreover, what is the quantity in which this herb is needed? Hanuman thinks for a minute and decides to take the whole cliff to Lanka, so that sufficient amount of the herb is available for Lakshmana’s treatment. Thinking thus, Hanuman uproots the entire cliff as the whole world shakes for a moment! The celestial beings are looking at Hanuman with awe! They couldn’t believe that Hanuman is so powerful that he can even carry a mountain in his hands so easily!
Hanuman thus uproots the cliff, carries it in his hands and makes his way quickly to Lanka. He flies through mountains, plains, rivers, streams, cities, villages, etc. Finally he crosses through the ocean and lands back in Lanka with the huge cliff in his hand!
Upon seeing Hanuman land on the ground with this huge cliff, the other monkeys including Sugriva, Angadha, etc. are surprised! Lord Rama is astonished beyond words! As Hanuman lands, he keeps down the cliff and goes to the doctor to bring him here. As the doctor arrives, he quickly takes a few of the herbs, create a medicine and applies it on Lakshmana’s unconscious body. As the herb is applied, everybody is tensed! Lord Rama couldn’t wait to see his brother alive again!
Now the herb is fully applied on Lakshmana’s body and it slowly starts to take effect. The medicine is working! Now Lakshmana slowly starts giving signs of recovery! The entire Vaanara camp is eagerly looking at Lakshmana, waiting for the good news! Finally, with all the prayers from everybody around, and with Lord Rama’s infinite grace, the medicine cures Lakshmana completely as he wakes up again! As Lakshmana wakes up, there are cheers all around and the whole Vaanara camp is up on their feet! Lord Rama couldn’t believe his eyes! Lakshmana is alive and is getting up in front of him!
Upon seeing Lakshmana back to normal, Rama goes and hugs his brother with tears of joy! This is an emotional moment as Lord Rama is seeing his brother back to normal again!
As Rama is extremely happy, he turns towards Hanuman! After all if Hanuman hadn’t got the cliff with the Sanjeevani herb, Lakshmana would not have been alive! What a great service from the ever-dependable messenger! Lord Rama straightaway goes to Hanuman with all smiles and hugs Hanuman with him! He is clearly running out of words to thank Hanuman for the service he has done! Now again Lord Rama says to Hanuman, “Oh Hanuman! For all what you are doing to myself, Sita and Lakshmana, I really do not know what kind of a compliment I should be giving to you! In fact, I’m totally powerless in front of your sincere, honest and dedicated service for us!”
Upon hearing this from his hero, Hanuman is in tears of joy! What is Hanuman going to expect from Lord Rama? It is only to be with him always! So today, let us all realize the importance of “Seva” or “Selfless service” towards others! Let us keep thinking about this today and introspect. We shall wait till tomorrow for the action to continue further! 🙂