Once we surrender to the Lord, there is nothing further we need to do for liberation.
When Gajendra the elephant called out to the Lord, He came at once, but there was some delay in His coming to the rescue of Draupadi.
That is because Draupadi held on to her sari, even while calling to Him. The moment she let go of it, He came to help her. Thus, we must have complete faith in Him, and we should not think that we can resolve things on our own, even as we appeal to Him for help, Akkarakkani Srinidhi said.
Hanuman goes to Lanka, looking for Sita. There he destroys a grove belonging to Ravana. Frightened by the monkey’s destructive activities, demon women flee in different directions.
They approach Ravana and speak of their fears to him. They tell him that this monkey has dared to speak with Sita, whom Ravana desires. Could he have been sent by Rama to look for Sita? Is that why he has sought Her out and spoken to Her? If he has not come looking for Sita, why has he not destroyed that part of the grove where Sita rests? The demon women want the monkey to be punished severely.
Ravana sends the Kinkaras to destroy Hanuman. Hanuman, referring to himself as a servant of Rama, kills all the Kinkaras. Thereafter, Ravana sends more demons after Hanuman, but as they are all killed one after another, Ravana finally sends his son Indrajit.
Respect for Brahmastra
Indrajit uses the Brahmastra to tie him up. It is not as if Hanuman could not break free, but out of respect for the Brahmastra, he remains tied.
But Indrajit fails to show the Brahmastra the respect due to it. He sends for a rope to tie up the already tied Hanuman. If he has faith in the power of the Brahmastra, will he resort to others methods to tie up Hanuman? There is a lesson in this for those resorting to Saranagati (surrender). Once they surrender, they must not think of other ways of liberating themselves. To do so would be like disbelieving in the efficacy of Saranagati, and such acts on their part are akin to that of Indrajit.
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