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Never Fail

“O king of the Vanaras, he who possesses all these four qualities of courage, vision, intellect and skill as you do never fails in the performance of his actions.” (Celestials praising Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 1.198)

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“After downing her [Simhika] by using his vision, determination and dexterity, that brave monkey quickly again grew in size.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 1.195)

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Resourceful

“I offer my obeisances unto you, O daughter of Daksha. Indeed, I have entered your mouth, and the truth of the boon granted to you has been maintained. I shall now go to where Vaidehi is.” (Hanuman speaking to Surasa, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.169)

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Pop Quiz

“This glorious son of the wind named Hanuman is leaping over the ocean. Using a very ghastly Rakshasa form the size of a mountain, showing a head with fearful tasks and red-brown eyes that reaches the sky, obstruct his path for a while.” (Celestials speaking to a serpent named Surasa, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.146-147)

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“The sun did not burn that topmost Vanara at that time, and the wind helped him, who was working to successfully meet Rama’s interest.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.84)

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"Covered with various flowers, shoots and buds, that monkey, resembling a cloud, became beautiful to behold, like a mountain with fireflies.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.51)

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“In every respect, I will do whatever it takes to go where Sita is. Or if I can’t find her, I will uproot the city of Lanka and bring it back here with Ravana.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.42)

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“If I can't find Sita in the three heavens after exerting so much effort, I will bring Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, here bound up.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.41)

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“Just as the arrows released by Raghava travel at the speed of the wind, so I will travel swiftly to Lanka, the city protected by Ravana. If I do not find the daughter of King Janaka in Lanka, with the same force I shall go to the realm of the demigods.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.39-40)

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“Then, that most powerful and brave monkey, like the smooth water, roamed with ease across the grass that had the hue of a vaidurya stone. That sagacious monkey, like an agitated lion, swept aside many deer and other animals, scared away the birds, and crushed down trees with his chest.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.3-4)

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