Learning Leadership from Hanuman
This is in continuation post in which I am covering leadership lessons from Shree Hanuman the first siddhi of Hanuman ji is Anima — you can read about it here and let us move on to the second Siddhi of Hanuman ji which is Mahima.
You must have seen yantras mentioning eight siddhis on the side and we do recite mantras like Anima siddhi- Garima Siddhe which is basically focusing on mastering these energies while doing any type of Sadhna, When you are deep into any type of Sadhna you realize what we are doing while performing any type of Sadhna is replicating the macro model of universe on a nanoscale as this nano energy is enough for humans to get things done, we don’t wish to control the universe, we usually do Sadhna to control our life matters but as you will progress you will have opportunity to control the complete matter by using the body as Yantra.
When anyone performs sadhna of Hanuman ji- It is about gaining control over the body by knowledge and understanding our capability, most of us don’t even know what we are capable of that is why you will see most humans wasting time in matters which will not matter after a certain time period and wasting valuable time of life, It is exactly when you look at a person and a thought cross your brain “This person can do much better only if he knew his capability.”
All the Siddhis of Shree Hanuman ji are about self-realization and understanding your powers, second siddhi of Hanuman ji is Mahima- which stands for increasing your body size to any extent even when it requires you to pick the mountain when it’s required.
Mahima translates to Greatness and your greatness will depend on the task you are going to pick in your life.
What this siddhi is about is not about the physical body only as there would have been many people who would have existed on earth with big bodies but the siddhi is a message that leaders move mountains alone.
There are tasks in life which everyone did it the same way as it is the norm of society then one day comes the person who decided to move the mountain alone, earlier people will laugh, discourage, sympathize and later on conspire with you so you should not complete tasks which are not done before.
Mahima is about how big you can become even when you are alone and always remember you are as big as the task you pick in your life, If your life goal is to provide service for your family it is fine your Mahima is limited to your family and they are going to admire you for it, nothing great in it as everyone is supposed to contribute something when living under a common roof.
When you are working for the company and you are doing your job assigned perfectly, your greatness will be paid by the end of every month but what is something which separates you from a group of monkeys and becomes Hanuman?
Understand the deeper perspective of Hanuman- He is the one who is taking critical decisions when no one wants to, He is the one who is ready to take the blame for failure at a critical junction in the story when Shri Lakshman is unconscious, their leader Shree Ram is under grief and Goswami Tulsidas is when wrote this chapter, seems like everyone thought that they have lost the battle as the morale of the army is down.
Still, someone is out there who is approaching Sushen Vaid in Lanka, there is someone who is confident enough that I will get this done by Morning, We still got a chance, He didn’t ask anyone to motivate him or give orders to him but he did what needed to be done, This had to be done in the night which means there is no support from anyone and in the night all the dark forces are more prevalent but still even in the worst time periods the one who has the courage will be able to move the mountain.
Great people to earn greatness do things which are impossible, unheard of, and unimaginable for others without anyone telling them to do this, they provide unconditional support like godfather and let everyone enjoy the victory without them becoming the Hero, Most people suffer from syndrome SEP- Someone else problem, If you are working in such environment, this is a dangerous work culture as this will not only cripple your abilities but also in life you are not going to progress as a human as you have accepted that it is SEP.
When you are in the mode of SEP, you will find a way to convince yourself that someone else is going to take care of everything around you but siddhi of Mahima doesn’t work this way, It works on a principle that if I see a problem which I am facing, I am going to create a permanent solution of this problem.
As Siddhi of Mahima requires patience, strategy and continuous hard work- to move a mountain is not going to happen in a day but over a period of time and this has to be done alone, as you are the one who can see the problem as well as solution If you will run to someone else asking for help, you cannot convince anyone in this world for the problem you are facing as everyone else has already accepted the problem and to live with it.
It is you who has spotted the problem and you should try to solve it alone as when the mountain will move everyone will come to celebrate along with you and sometimes you might not even get the credit for moving the mountain but don’t lose this siddhi as what you have achieved is a confidence and skill which no one can take away from you as once you move any mountain you have learned how to move another one as well, while others who might have taken credit for your hard work might enjoy for a bit but in reality, they also know, who’s Mahima is required?
This goes for all the people out there who say, I don’t get credit for my work but always remember when you do any work in this life fame, money and other things are by-products of it, focus on skill everything else will follow.
माना बहुत घना है अंधेरा , रोके रुका है किसी के सवेरा ।
You can be the ordinary monkey, or you can be the Hanuman ji and the only difference is taking ownership of the situation, wherever you are working, whatever you are doing focus on How you can move the mountain which everyone is ignoring.
I hope this article has given you insights into Siddhis of Shree Hanuman, I will continue to write this series- Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.