Mahasagar seeing Hanuman fly inspired Mainak, who was drowned in the sagar, “O, Mainak, rise up and do the seva of Rama doota, ask him for taking rest on your peaks ”
Mainak parvat rose in the ocean and asked Hanuman, “Oh! Veera kindly take some rest on me and eat fresh sweet fruits.”
Hanumanta embraced the golden peak, and there was pushpa-vrishti (shower of flowers) from devatas as even when there was scope for rest and some enjoyment, Vayudeva rejected it and concentrated on Raam Karya only [we do get sukh intermittently in life but life is about sadhana, if sukha becomes a hindrance to sadhana that that sukha should be rejected].
Devndra Indra applauded Mainak, “I am happy with you Mainak, you have done Raam seva and thus, I give you Abhaya-protection.”
Just because Mainak served Hanuman he got preeti of Indra that too without asking. Vayudeva seva will give preeti of all devats they will bless unasked and give phala. Indra immediately came and said all by himself, when Mainak was actually hiding in ocean by from the fear of Indra. The prelude to this unasked blessing from Indra is the story where Indra had cut wings of all mountains, but, Mainak had escaped that. But by offering seva to Hanuman instantly, a major problem of Mainak got solved.
For many years Mainak was afraid of Indra and never came up due to that fear. Mainak Parvati Devi’s brother, shyala (brother in law) for Rudra, even Shiva could not help. Mainka was in dayniya parishthithi (miserable situation), he was hiding obscure from world. This bad karma of Mainak also got washed away [without thinking about it] and he was given relief.
When one does very high order punya, its effect is seen immediately [one does not have to wait till nexd janmas to get its fruits] and Vayudeva’s seva is Atyutkat Punay- punya of highest order, it immediately gives results, sheeghra phal dayak- gives desired instantly [even if you have not intended for it in seva sankalpa].
The immediate problem at hand gets solved if one does Hanumat seva. even if elders [whom we fear] are not happy and we feel uncomfortable, Hanumat seva solves those issues without having to think about it or struggle to find solution for it.
At times we face very bad days, destiny goes against us, nobody helps us, even our own relatives express inability, and finally, we resign to fate and say to ourselves, “homa japa are not giving any phal, do they give instant result, all karmas give phala in next janma, now I am asking for job, money, these homas etc. What is the use if they give good job in next janma? What use is it if I am born wealthy in some other janma? Will my problem get solved now? Is there a WAY?”
HANUMANT SEVA IS THE WAY- DO HANUMAT SEVA, AND FORGET YOUR WORRIES!
Some thoughts that can occur in one’s mind- Does Vayudev listen to our request? He is a busy soul and I am alpa jeevi, should I be praying directly to .. HANUMAN, even when I know is ever busy with important assignments assigned by the Lord. This doubt can be cleared by the following instance-
Hanuman asked Mainak, “what is your problem? Why are you staying in the ocean like this? Look at the karuna of atyant dayalu Vayudeva he did ignore Mainak by saying, I am busy here, as I have a very important work to do, even though he was on Raama Karya, what could be more important than that- Samudra Langhan was the highest mission of Hanuman’s life, yet he kept an open mind, enquired the kushal mangal of Mainak, observed his vyatah and addressed it. That is an utmost SATTVIK laxan.
A satvik Guru always addresses the difficulties of one who approach them, even if one has NOT ASKED for that.
In today’s world, even ordinarily successful person would forget about problems of others and be busy in show of their so-called success. They, when asked for help, will repeatedly say, “I don’t have time; I have to catch next flight; can we discuss this later? Okay, two minutes, can you sum up your problems? Your two minutes are over, next time gentleman you have just wasted my time- all these are durlaxanas. Giving an ear to needy is must but most SATTVIK does not even
give ear he asks [however busy he may be] never fails to enquire the trouble and difficulties and addresses them.
When a request is made to anyone whom we love, but that person feels people that he is being flocked because he is great what does he do- he rejects the love and the request that is made due to that love.
But Vayudeva is not like that, even in his busiest moment [even in the middle of an important work such as Rama-Karya] he asked Mainak, “why are you in the ocean?” And when Mainak offered service (seva), he EMBRACED him not disappoint him, because a Sattvika soul does not show constraints or contempt, he simply obliges. He finds ways and means to oblige. He is attentive because he intends to oblige, he doesn’t feign a busy schedule.
We all have constraints, but when faced with acute constraints some abhyagat is before us we will say, I want to help, but my hands are tied. Sorry, I cannot do anything at this moment but friend I sympathize. God is great,” such words are empty words. They show denial, they hurt. Sattvika people do not use these words; they assist others in finding solutions, by being with them, and not leaving them half way.
Hanuman embraced Mainak, and saw to it that Indra comes to Mainak and gives him abhaya. For a small gesture a SATTVIK gives back in mountainous amounts. What a Sattvika did even if MAINAK was disturbance in work, he (HANUMAN) did not scold him, and he helped. Hanuman is our person in charge and he is very dayalu, he doesn’t allow us to open our mouths, he himself asks, “yes any problem? Why are you looking dull today?”
Some people, who like to show their power and busyness need a following so that their egos are continuously satiated, but Hanuman did not ask Mainak to follow him, he waited saw his plight, asked him his kushal-mangal and also embraced him [all the while explaining what is the importance of Raam karya, why rest is not needed, as he is not tired] etcetera. So much indulgence our boss shows in those who offer him service.
In our lives we keep false hope on people and run after to appease them for a favor- job, interview, position, etcetera], but that favor from a mere human becomes a far-fetched idea.
But our boss (Hanuman) is not like that, he sees your preparation, your problems, appreciates your intentions, and awards you immediately. One must serve those people where results are immediate, why serve the ONE who doesn’t even know what’s their capacity?
I have written with my alpamati what little I have understood. But each incident in Ramayan one can dwell for years- that’s what Narayna Panditacharya says!
So, without any worry just do Hanumat Seva!