SUMIRAU: THE ETERNAL REMEMBERANCE OF SHREE HANUMAN
HANUMAN CHAALISA DOHA
“Buddhiheen Tanu Janike Sumirau Pavan Kumar,
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi Harau Kalesh Vikar II”
The word, “sumirau” in the Awadhi language has a very sweet connotation to it. Try speaking it a few times as this introductory Doha of HANUMAN CHALISA and you will feel the sweet nectar of devotion simmer through your veins.
It reminds us of Lord Hanuman’s constant remembrance of Shree Ram and his own ego completely surrendered to his beloved Lord. He embodies perfectly how a saadhak can reach God/self through his unbroken laya of remembrance to the Lord. So when sadhana becomes constant and in dynamic momentum in every breath, in every heartbeat, through good days and rainy days, through sorrow and pleasure, through sickness and pain, then the robe of sadhana falls away like a dried leaf. The ego and individuality consciousness of the saadhak dissolves like the salt doll just fades in the currents of the ocean.
This verse of the UPDESA SARAM by Shree Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi suggests the unbroken stream of the pouring of oil to be how a saadhak’s remembrance ought to be.
” आज्यधारया स्रोतसा समम् ।
सरलचिन्तनं विरलतः परम् ॥ ७॥
ajya-dhāraya srotasā samam
sarala cintanaṃ viralataḥ param”
May all experience this sumirau in every breath…in every moment!
Jai Shree Ram!