All glories to the son of Pawan , Hanuman….. We , fortunate souls are getting two days of sustained festivity . Today is the ” chhathi ” (Sixth day of appearance)
celebration of Lord Ram ! And tomorrow is ” Hanuman Jayanti ” (Birthday of Lord Hanuman-Ji) . On one side , there’s appearance of Lord ! On the other side it’s appearance
of supreme devotee and servant . There is a question ! A Sadhak (Devotee) has a query . ” Does God give justice or bestow grace ? ” ” Is God a judge or merciful ? ” What should be considered ? Wherever there is the principle of action , there is justice ! But wherever there is the principle of devotion, there is mercy ! Justice under the principle of duties and the strength
of grace under the principle of devotion ! So what should God be considered now ? Tulsidas-Ji has reconciled very beautifully regarding this and has presented a reconcilable principle . Tulsidas Ji says , ” Two kinds of person
are found in this world . ” ” There are two kinds of person . ” ” One is a culprit , and the other is a sufferer . ” The one who is a culprit , everyone has anger for him ! ” Yes , he has committed a crime . He must be punished . ” But the one who is a sufferer , all have sympathy for him ! This poor is a sufferer , so all have sympathy …. empathy . Now being a sufferer what does he want as sympathy ?
” He is a sufferer , cure him… ” ” Offer him a treatment….” Under this context , you may understand this principle well ! So I am telling you an incident . The incident goes like this ——
When Vibhishan came to Lord Ram , because , …. being humiliated by Ravan
he had been expelled from his council . Ravan had made a bad insult of his brother….
” Get out of here “, he said . And after being insulted , Vibhishan
came to the shelter of Lord Ram . Sugreev saw this ! He ran to Lord Ram and said to Lord….. (verse)…… ” Ravan’s brother has come to meet you . ” ” He wants to come to you . ” Lord Ram said, ” If anyone wants to meet me , bring
him to me . It’s not a matter to ask for . ” ” Bring him “… ” Quickly ” Sugreev is standing and staring at Shree Ram !
” How is he so ? ” Then Lord Ram said , ” What happened , why
are you not calling Vibhishan in ? ” Sugreev said , ” O Lord ! I am having suspicion . ” ” He is still Ravan’s brother . ” ” He is Ravan’s brother ! Our enemy’s brother ! ” ” May be he has come to know our secrets .
Then how can I bring him in and close to you ? ” Thereafter Lord Ram asked Sugreev ,
” Then you only tell me ? ” ” What does your intellect say ? What do you think ?
What should be done ? ” ” You tell me ! ” Do you know what Sugreev said ? ” I am thinking that Vibhishan should be grasped and imprisoned . ” Lord Ram looked towards Hanuman ! And looking towards Hanuman
Lord Ram is laughing heartily . ” Why ? ” ” What happened ? Why are you laughing ? ” Actually it is so…. Ok ! Tell me one thing that if
you call someone to your home for feast , but you don’t tell your family members
that you have called such a person . Now the poor family members don’t know that . Then what would they think?.. ” Why did he come , such
a hungry ? ….. An uninvited guest ! ” But where is the mess ? You didn’t inform your
family members that you have invited him . Then what is the fault of the invited one ?
The fault is yours . You didn’t inform ! Similarly , Lord Ram is laughing here because Hanuman
went himself and invited Vibhishan saying , ” You should surrender to Lord Ram ! ” ” It’s our invitation ! Come to Lord Ram ! ” He himself has
invited Vibhishan and now he’s silent. He doesn’t speak a word. So Lord Ram laughed… ” Yoy are very smart ! You yourself
invited him and now you aren’t saying a word ! ” So Lord Ram looked at Hanuman , laughed and
said , ” Hanuman ! I feel that Vibhishan is well meant ! ” ” He is wise ! ” ” He is determined ! ” ” If you ask me about Vibhishan, I will say that he’s very simple,
very pure hearted, very calm, very patient, very modest. ” Lord overappreciated him ! ” But I want to ask you , Hanuman , since
Sugreev is also presuming , I am also presuming ! ” ” But you have met him personally
in Lanka . You have invited him . ” ” So you know his nature very well ! So tell me
what is the purpose of his arrival ? ” Actually Lord Ram was thinking , if I ask Hanuman
in this way then Hanuman will say , ” Yes ! My Lord ! You are right ! He is very well meant ! Vibhishan is very simple ! ” But Hanuman didn’t say any such word . On the contrary , he held the lotus feet of
Lord Ram and said , ” Please don’t ask me about Vibhishan . ” ” You will be expecting me to say that he is
very simple and well meant . But it isn’t so ! ” So Lord Ram said , ” Tell me Hanuman
what the reasonable matter is ? ” Hanuman said , ” The very question you have raised that ,
how’s Vibishan , seems unreasonable to me ! ” ” It’s useless ! It is of no use ! ” Lord Ram asked , ” What is the uselessness actually there ? ” Then Hanuman-Ji replied , ” Lord ! ” ” It’s not important what kind of person he is ! ” ” Rather the important thing is that however person
he is , but he has come to your shelter . ” ” Now the person to whose shelter he has come to , is that person a judge or a doctor ? ” The first thing ! Is it a law court or a dispensary ? So I ask you ! ( Hanuman-Ji is asking Lord Ram ) ” I am asking you , is your council
a law court or a dispensary ? ” ” If it’s a law court then you already know…Observe Vibhishan’s
deeds and judge whether he is fair or foul ! ” ” Why are you asking me ? You only know that ! ” ” But if your council is a dispensary , if ailments are treated here and..
and there’s a doctor like you… ” Then if a patient comes to a doctor , and the doctor asks him , ” Well ! You have
come to me . Aren’t you all right ? ” Then the patient will look at the doctor
and think , ” Is he a mental ? ” ” If I were healthy , why would I come to you ? ” ” I am sick and I know that !
That’s why I have come to be cured . ” And the doctor is instead asking , ” Aren’t you all right ? ” A doctor doesn’t ask so. Instead he asks , ” What happened ?…Which disease
are you suffering from ? What bad diet did you have ? ” So the patient knows that he has to
admit his disease before a doctor . He has to acknowledge the disease to be treated properly . If he hides from the doctor….then the treatment
will not be proper and he wouldn’t be cured ! So, Hanuman-Ji says, ” Vibhishan
has come to your dispensary . ” ” He knows that he is sick…He knows he is to be cured . ” ” He has come to you for treatment ! ” ” He believes himself to be sick . ” ” And if Sugreev says that Vibhishan is enemy….
he has come to know your plans . ” Then Hanuman-Ji says , ” If Vibhishan is an enemy and has
come to know your plans , even then what can he do to you ? ” ” An enemy can’t know your plans ! ” ” A cunning can’t know your secrets.. And if he
does so , he will no more remain cunning ! ” ” It’s very simple ! ” ” So by both aspects , (Hanuman-Ji says) I suggest you to
give permission to Vibhishan …. to come in ! ” ” It’s not Vibhishan’s problem ! ” ” He has come for his treatment . On the
contrary , he has come to examine , that the doctor to which I’ve come for the treatment of my
illusionary diseases , has the capability to treat it or not ! ” ” This is the mystery he wants to reveal . ” ” Now it depends upon you , if your dispensary of compassion can cure Vibhishan’s illusionary diseases or not ! This decision is yours ! ” Lord Ram , after having heard this
from Hanuman , became pleased and said to Hanuman and Sugreev , ” Go and bring Vibhishan humbly to me . ” ” Hey ! This is Vibhishan who has came to me . ” ” If someday even Ravan comes with the same mindset ,
I myself will run to embrace him . ” ” I will run to welcome and hug him with my knee-length
hands ! But one should come to me first ! ” If someone wants to be cured , then
the doctor is present ! Now if one doesn’t want to be treated , then the poor doctor’s clinic is vacant . ” Thus Hanuman-Ji is the incarnation of Lord Shiva . He didn’t take the human form this time ! He took the form of a monkey so that … he may be independent of the deeds or so . So that the pretention of caste system
may not be applicable to him and being secured , he may serve his Lord with servitude ! And the level of devotion in his service is ” Nirbhara Bhakti ” ! What does ” Nirbhara Bhakti ” mean ? You can understand ” Nirbhara Bhakti ” in a simple language !
Like a newborn baby , who is totally dependent on the mother ! That baby does nothing and the mother does everything ! The baby has surrendered completely to the mother . And the mother takes baby’s whole responsibility !
The baby is dependent on mother ! Just the same way , when a devotee…in the journey of
devotion completely devotes to the master and the Lord surrenders oneself completely (verse)….. Without any desire , believing oneself handicapped…
And them as omnipotent surrenders oneself ! Means you became dependent on your Lord and your master ! They know what is right…. They would do ! This is called ” Nirbhara Bhakti ” ! Hanuman-Ji asked for Nirbhara Bhakti from Lord ! And worshipped Lord Ram with servitude ! There are some tales about his such determined devotion .
You must have heard several times ! But the more frequently we hear them , the newer they seem ! Let’s remind if it has been forgotten….