दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥२०॥ durgama kāja jagata ke jete sugama anugraha tumhare tete॥ 20॥ Even the most difficult task in the whole world becomes very easy to achieve for one who has your grace. Hanuman Dass: Understanding this verse is crucial to understanding Hanuman or Maharajji. Although Maharajji said every verse in the Hanuman Chalisa is a mahamantra, I am very drawn to this one in particular. Every difficulty in our lives will be overcome through Hanuman’s grace. This is the way to live with ‘ease’. Krishna Das, who I lovingly call KD bhai, always repeats a particular prayer; ‘May all beings be happy. May all beings be healthy. May all beings be safe. May all beings live with ease of heart.’ It is the last line that I really love. May all beings live with ease of heart. It is a prayer that our path be one of grace and be free from difficulty. It is through grace that we can achieve everything we are supposed to achieve. There is never a need to worry, as the force of the river of God's grace is always with us. There is no doubt about this. With Hanuman’s grace, we are filled with a positive disposition and every difficulty is just another stepping stone towards being with God. Maharajji said ‘love everyone, serve everyone, feed everyone.’ He said this as it enables us to choose goals which relieve the suffering of others, rather than focusing solely on our own personal ambitions. He said ‘the best form to worship God is every form.’ Broadening our centre of devotion helps remove the focus on our own egos and unifies our definition of self and of God. This is the attitude of a devotee of Hanuman, it is not that challenges will not be there, they most certainly will be, it is that regardless of the challenge, our duty is to serve the cause of Dharma in the world with a skillful, confident and compassionate heart. Excerpt from Moving Mountains: A Guide to the Hanuman Chalisa - Hanuman Dass & Dr.Nicholas Sutton

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