All is God. Make no mistake on this, if there is a concept of oneness, and awareness of being is all, then all is one and the same God. A blade of grass. An angelic being. The sun, the clear blue sky and the clouds drifting by. God, Jesus, and Satan. Hanuman, Ravana, Ram and Sita. All one…. But where do we go from there?
The common thread between Hanuman and Jesus lies in their representation of unconditional love, humility, and complete surrender to divine will. Hanuman’s love for Lord Rama mirrors Christ’s love for God and humanity. Both figures teach us that true devotion is rooted in selflessness and service.
Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender: Parallels of Hanuman and Christ
Various traditions intricately come together, and when you dive into ancient teaching you come to a whole new level of understanding. Among these stories of Hanuman from Hindu teachings, and Jesus Christ from Christianity offer the most profound insights into love, service, devotion, and the ultimate surrender. Rama is said to have 7,100 years ago preceeding Jesus by 5100 years, but keep in mind, God time is “all time is happening at once”.
Hanuman, the devoted servant of Lord Ram in Hindu mythology, epitomizes unwavering devotion, humility and unconditional love. His life is a teaches us that boundless love and dedication Brahman (God in form of Ram) is tha path to enlightenment. Hanuman’s declaration, “When I believe I am the body, then I am your faithful servant. When I know I am the soul, I know myself to be a spark of your eternal Light. And when I have the vision of truth, you and I, my Lord, are one and the same.”” encapsulates the essence of devotion—a selfless and total love paves the way for realizing God.
Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is the epitome of love, devotion and sacrifice in Christianity. His teachings emphasize love, compassion, and serving others. His proclamation, “I and the Father are one, but the Father is greater,” reflects a deep spiritual realization of unity while acknowledging the transcendental nature of divine consciousness.
In both narratives, love is the cornerstone. Love is what fuels Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Ram, and love is the foundation of Jesus Christ’s message. Love is the universal language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and beliefs. It’s the force that unites humanity in its collective journey towards the divine.
Love covers all transgressions.
Hanuman’s life is a saga of unwavering service to his Lord. His acts of courage and sacrifice are driven by an innate desire to serve the divine purpose. Similarly, Jesus Christ’s life was dedicated to serving God, by serving God appearing as humanity, by healing the sick, comforting the broken-hearted, and teaching love and compassion. Service, in both cases, exemplifies the essence of true spirituality, by unwavering focus on God. Serving God in his forms.
Hanuman’s unwavering devotion to Lord Ram symbolizes the path of surrender. His complete submission to the divine will is a demonstration of trust and love. Jesus Christ’s profound devotion to God, his unwavering obedience to the divine plan, even on the cross, mirrors Hanuman’s devotion in the Hindu epic. Devotion, in both narratives, is the powerful force that unites the individual with the divine. The idea of duality then, is a must, before the discovery of oneness, or nonduality. Devotion, while in the illusion of duality, is the path to nonduality. A paradox.
The Ultimate Surrender: Oneness with the Divine
“I am the way, the truth, and the light,” said Jesus Christ. This proclamation emphasizes the idea that aligning oneself with divine consciousness leads to enlightenment, or self realization and ultimate liberation. Hanuman, too, in his complete surrender to Lord Ram, achieves oneness with the divine, transcending the limitations of the self.
Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender. These words are repeated across traditions, to remind us of the universal principle of oneness. Whether in the dedicated service of Hanuman or the compassionate teachings of Christ, the essence remains the same—an unwavering dedication to love and unity, a selfless act of service, a profound devotion, and the ultimate surrender to the divine. By understanding the message we discover that our own enlightenment is not enough. We must also love one another with complete devotion.
Seek FIRST the Divine:
“Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you” is a profound teaching that resonates with the concepts of love, service, devotion, and ultimate surrender. It reminds us not to place any other gods or material possessions above the divine. Instead, it encourages us to recognize that all is God, and God is within everything and everyone. When we understand this unity and align ourselves with it, we manifest the deepest desires of our hearts, for everything we seek is already given to us in the realm of divine love and unity.”
From Solipsism to Oneness
Many times, we identify primarily with the person—the body, mind, and ego we believe ourselves to be. During these moments, we might not fully realize our deeper purpos; to serve that higher Self within us and in all things.
As we evolve, we begin to recognize that we are not as separate from divine intelligence as we once thought. There’s a higher knowing, a divine presence, operating through us. We start to sense our interconnectedness with other beings, understanding that our very existence is an expression of the indescribable presence of God within us.
The most profound shift in our perception occurs when all veils of illusion are lifted, granting us a direct vision of truth. We come to know that we are all that exists. We are the Source; we are One.
Hanuman and Jesus, while coming from different eras, and cultural and spiritual backgrounds, both serve as powerful archetypes and embodiments of spiritual realization and devotion. From Solipsism to Oneness, from Duality to Nonduality.