Enkele tips en adviezen bij het zingen van de Hanuman Chalisa, veelal in het Engels.
Daily recital of the Chalisa will bring one the blessings of Sri Hanuman-ji, which leads one to Rama bhakti. For quicker results one should recite the Chalisa in front of a picture of Sri Hanuman-ji. Wherever you keep a picture of Sri Hanuman-ji always keep a picture of Sri Sri Sita-Ramachandra Bhagavan near by as this will please Sri Hanuman-ji and help you advance in your sadhana.
Op internet gevonden adviezen uit een leuk forum-gesprek op indiadivine.org over het zingen van de Hanuma Chalisa:
Other things can always help, such as offering incense, flowers, praying, etc. And most importantly you need to chant Rama’s name to please Hanuman.
Recite it aloud, but softly, enough for you to hear it.
The exact time isn’t so important. It is related to the sunrise. One and a half hours before sunrise is good.
Those who read hanuman chalisa will one day ask themselves why every day they are chanting the verse “jo sata bara patha…”. The chalisa itself is saying “one who chants this 100 (108) times” attains mahasukha and siddhi (is released from bondage and gains bliss). Most people will chant it every day without asking what it is referring to. Out of many people one will look at the meaning of the verses and try to figure out what it is speaking about. Even then, one can’t know the meaning precisely. The only way is to find sadhus who can tell us.
You will go through different stages, with vairagya (detachment) increasing every step. The most notable thing will be that you will come in contact with sadhus one after the other. They are all working together to get us on the track. “sadhu santa ke tuma rakhavare”, Lord Hanuman is the protector of sadhus. Sometimes those sadhus carry out his works on his behalf.
You can do your regular activities, but try to remember Lord Rama and Hanuman throughout the day. The sadhana takes your mind out of the world and puts it in the Lord. Some material activities will do the opposite and absorb our minds in the world. It would be better for this period if you avoided television and other things that draw your mind away from God into the mundane.
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Hanumans’ being is so completely and tirelessly infused with the eternal practice of loving service. The fact that Hanuman is a monkey-like being adds to his relevance for us now. He’s proof that we’ve always known what’s most important about existence: love.
Hanuman lives in all of us as a representative of that fundamental knowing, recognition of true love. As William Buck wrote, “Hanuman can spot a tyrant, he looks at deeds, not words . . . Disguises and words of talk cannot confuse a mere wild animal.”
The phrase, “Words of talk” lucidly expresses such an essential aspect of Hanuman. He loves sound, especially singing – when it is related to true love. Without true love, the experience is empty, as shown in the story of when Sita, the wife of Rama, the form of the divine Hanuman eternally serves, gave the monkey one of her own precious pearl necklaces and he started cracking the gems open one by one and tossing them away like empty peanut shells. His explanation was, “If Rama’s name is not in them, what good are they?” Hanuman also has no use for words that do not contain love.
En nog wat mooie woorden over het langer zingen van de Hanuman Challisa:
“As the day of this practice wears on into the afternoon we experience in ourselves that “sheer strength of character” of Hanuman. Fortunately the Hanuman Chalisa, being such a powerful prayer, feeds us energy as we give ourselves to it.”