What is the greatness of Hanuman and what is the lesson each of us can learn from him? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us in crystal clear terms.
Hanuman’s devotion and faith have helped him greatly to recognise the wish of His Master. Along with devotion and faith, Hanuman had great confidence in his own self. If one has no self-confidence, one will not be able to achieve much although he has faith and devotion. One may have confidence in one’s own self, but if he has no devotion and faith, that too will not help him. Devotion and self-confidence are like the negative and positive. It is the combination of these two that will enable us to fulfil our sacred thought. Here, because Hanuman had the divine notion in his heart and self-confidence, he could have the vision of Rama, the Lord, everywhere he went. When any order was given to Hanuman, he never questioned whether he had the strength or the capacity to fulfil the task. He had the firm faith that the very orders of Rama will give him the necessary strength to fulfil those orders. Hanuman showed the strength and necessity of self-confidence in a clear manner to the world.
– Summer Showers in Brindavan 1977, Ch 10.