Rama to Shabari: “Listen, O good lady, to My words. I recognize no other relationship except that of devotion. Despite caste, kinship, lineage, piety, reputation, wealth, physical strength, numerical strength of family, accomplishments and ability, a person lacking in devotion is of no more worth to me than a cloud without water.”
- Ramcharitmanas of Tulasi Das: Aranya-kand: 34, 2-3
Hanumanji on his way to the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM - making a pit stop in Arroyo Seco, NM.
Hanuman Murti destined for the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram & Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM - a rare look at Hanumanji before painting.
“I have practised all religions—Hinduism, Islam, Christianity—and I have also followed the paths of the different Hindu sects. I have found that it is the same God toward whom all are directing their steps, though along different paths.
You must try all beliefs and traverse all the different ways once. Wherever I look, I see men quarrelling in the name of religion—Hindus, Mohammedans, Brahmos, Vaishnavas, and the rest. But they never reflect that He who is called Krishna is also called Siva, and bears the name of the Primal Energy, Jesus, and Allah as well—the same Rama with a thousand names…”