One more thing ! ......

Questions Questions .. and more Questions !!

Questions ,Questions and more Questions !!

“By what means can I find Janaka's daughter Maithili without being seen by Ravana's Rakshasas?"

"How can the failure of Rama's mission be avoided?"

"How can I manage to see Janaki in a secluded spot with only two of us being present?."

"How can I avoid making a blunder? "

"How can I ensure that my leaping over the ocean will not prove to have been in vain?"

To follow Hanuman searching for Sita in Lanka, is to hear Questions, questions and more questions. Like any normal human being he is filled with many doubts like whether what should happen would happen. Add to that the anxiety about how to achieve the given task . And so on. While all such questions pile up and his moods swing , he would gather himself and swings back to the primary task !!

“First let me find out if Janaki is alive or not then only I will think of other issues”

This is one aspect of Hanuman we will see consistently. Several times he will be assailed by doubts , but he will shake them off and gets a move on.

It is true. In real life too we will be assailed with many questions while on a particular task. Not all questions can be resolved immediately, not all questions may be immediately relevant too. What Hanuman's story tells us is to focus on the job on hand and move on.

In Sundarakanda on all those occasions through Hanuman, the poet Valmiki comes out with gems of expression complete in their own context , as we see presently .
భూతాశ్చార్ధా విపద్యన్తే
విక్లబం దూరమాసాద్య
తమః సూర్యోదయే యథా||
भूताश्चार्धा विपद्यन्ते
विक्लबं दूरमासाद्य
तमः सूर्योदये यथा॥

"In the hands of timid or thoughtless messengers even the tasks which are all but accomplished will be lost like the darkness which disappears at sunrise".

Or another one.
అర్థానర్థాన్తరే బుద్ధిః
నిశ్చితాపి నశోభతే|
ఘాతయన్తిః కార్యాణి
దూతాః పండిత మానినః||
अर्थानर्थान्तरे बुद्धिः
निश्चितापि नशोभते।
घातयन्तिः कार्याणि
दूताः पंडित मानिनः॥

Even a decision duly arrived at regarding what should be done and what should not be done does not yield good results when implemented by thought less messengers. Messengers fancying themselves to be clever bring to naught all undertakings on such occasions!!

Project managers who have taken their knocks will certainly agree!!!

Om tat sat

om tat sat