Hanuman by the Ganges River in Rishikesh

It is said that someone once offered Hanuman gold, and his reply was to ask; what need of gold do I have when God himself dwells in my heart? Perhaps challenging Hanuman, the one who offered the gold demanded Hanuman to prove his claim and show him God dwelling within. Thereupon Hanuman tore open his chest to reveal Lord Ram and his consort Sita there within his heart. Although I have heard this tale many times previously, standing there in front of this large statue and hearing my husband, Luv, recount the tale again was very moving. How wonderful it would be if everyone could also feel their own fullness, the Divine oneness of themselves with the whole universe, and be free from chasing after worthless desires such as gold.

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