Hanuman’s song; or “No Beggar I For Common Fruit”

JUST imagine Hanuman’s state of mind. He didn’t care for money, honour, creature comforts, or anything else. He longed only for God. When he was running away with the heavenly weapon that had been secreted in the crystal pillar, Mandodari began to tempt him with various fruits so that he
might come down and drop the weapon . But he
couldn’t be tricked so easily. persuasions he sang this song:

Am I in need of fruit?
I have the fruit that makes this life Fruitful indeed
Within my heart
The tree of Rama grows,

Bearing salvation for its fruits Under the wish-fulfilling Tree Of Rama do I sit at ease Plucking whatever fruit I will But if you speak of fruit—
No beggar, I, for common, fruit.

Behold, I go
Leaving a bitter fruit for you.

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Mahendranath Gupta

"Once Rama asked Hanuman, 'How do you look on Me?' And Hanuman replied: 'O Rama, as 
long as I have the feeling of "I", I see that Thou art the whole and I am a part -Sri Ramakrishna

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